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Arkansas Health Executives Forum (AHEF)


Arkansas Health Executives Forum (AHEF), the local chapter of the American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE), was founded as a forum for professional development for the State healthcare executives. Since then, the association has expanded its membership to all those involved in health care related professions including consultants, informaticists, accountants and  students in health care administration programs.

Mission Statement

The mission of AHEF, in the territory designated by ACHE, is to be the professional membership society for healthcare executives; to meet its members’ professional, educational, and leadership needs; to promote high ethical standards and conduct; to advance healthcare leadership and management excellence; and to promote the mission of ACHE.

Arkansas Chapter Distinction

American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) instituted ‘Chapter Management and Awards Program’ to ensure the delivery of high-quality services to ACHE members and other healthcare executives at the local level. ACHE designed this program to provide chapter performance incentives and acknowledge outstanding accomplishments based on objectively measured results.

AHEF Awards:

Award of Chapter Distinction – 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022

Award of Chapter Merit – 2009

Award of Sustained Performance – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2020, 2022