Senior Executive of the Year – 2018
Karen Dowling, FACHE
Chief Ambulatory Officer
Children’s of Mississippi
Point Clear, Alabama, June 6, 2018
Karen Dowling, FACHE, Chief Ambulatory, received the American College of Healthcare Executives Senior Healthcare Executive Award at the summer 2018 chapter meeting in Point Clear, Alabama.
The award was bestowed on Dowling by Christopher L. Morgan, FACHE, ACHE’s Regent for District 4 and Chief Executive Officer for Healthcare Strategies, LLC in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Since coming to Mississippi, Karen has done an outstanding job of growing and improving the Children’s of Mississippi outpatient care. Children’s has several clinics throughout the state from the coast to North MS. Karen has worked closely with the local clinics to establish a strong sense of teamwork and operational discipline. She has also partnered with the physicians to develop a high standards of performance and success factors that are measured and share with the physicians.
Members are evaluated on leadership ability; innovative and creative management; executive capability in developing their own organization and promoting its growth and stature in the community; participation in local, state or provincial hospital and health association activities; participation in civic/community activities and projects; participation in ACHE activities; and interest in assisting ACHE in achieving its objectives.
The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE offers its prestigious FACHE® credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management. ACHE’s established network of 80 chapters provides access to networking, education and career development at the local level. In addition, ACHE is known for its magazine, Healthcare Executive, and its career development and public policy programs. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery. The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives was established to further advance healthcare management excellence through education and research. The Foundation of ACHE is known for its educational programs – including the annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,000 participants – and groundbreaking research. Its publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on health services management including textbooks for college and university courses.