Schnabel Earns Top Health Care Management Credential


Published on March 15 2013 2:36 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Annette Schnabel, FACHE, Executive Director of Strategy and Administration at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for health care leaders.

“Because health care management ultimately affects the people in our communities, it is critically important to have a standard of excellence promoted by a professional organization,” says Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, CAE, president and chief executive officer of ACHE. “By becoming an ACHE Fellow and simultaneously earning board certification from ACHE, health care leaders can show that they are committed to providing high-quality service to their patients and community.”

As the Executive Director of Strategy and Administration, Schnabel identifies opportunities to improve service delivery to patients throughout the region by improving current services, expanding service growth, and developing new services. She also leads the hospital's local Clinical Integration efforts. She has operational directorship over Outreach Diagnostic Services, Laboratory, Community Relations and Marketing and interim directorship over Radiology and Rehabilitation Services.

Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. In fact, only 7,500 healthcare executives hold this distinction. To obtain Fellow status, candidates must fulfill multiple requirements, including passing a comprehensive examination, meeting academic and experiential criteria, earning continuing education credits and demonstrating professional/community involvement. Fellows are also committed to ongoing professional development and undergo recertification every three years.