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Local Executive Earns Top Healthcare Management Credential

January 21, 2022

GARDNER, MA - Heywood Healthcare Vice President of Finance and Chief Finance Officer Mike Abbatiello, MPPM, CPA, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders.

“The healthcare management field plays a vital role in providing high-quality care to the people in our communities, which makes having a standard of excellence promoted by a professional organization critically important,” says Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE, president and CEO of ACHE. “By becoming an ACHE Fellow and earning the distinction of board certification from ACHE, healthcare leaders demonstrate a commitment to excellence in serving their patients and the community.”

Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. To obtain Fellow status, candidates must fulfill multiple requirements, including meeting academic and experiential criteria, earning continuing education hours, demonstrating professional/community involvement and passing a comprehensive examination. Fellows also are committed to ongoing professional development and undergo recertification every three years.

“I am honored to bear the FACHE credential, and look forward to continuing to serve the greater Gardner community through the good works of Heywood Healthcare,” - Mike Abbatiello, MPPM, CPA, FACHE