Release Date: 04-22-2008 Click here for a larger view
(Honesdale, PA, April 7, 2008)… G. Richard Garman is now a “Fellow” of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), an achievement that represents the highest standard of professional development in healthcare management. Garman, currently the Executive Director of The Wayne Memorial Health Foundation, served as Wayne Memorial Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer from May 1994 until August 2001.
Acknowledging his achievement, Garman noted it was in keeping with Wayne Memorial’s new “vision” statement to be “recognized as the premier provider of community healthcare” in the region.
“With the adoption by the Board of Trustees in January of 2008 of a new vision statement, Wayne Memorial has charted a course to pursue the gold standard in all its endeavors—facilities, technology, safety, patient care,” Garman said. “Moreover, we all have an obligation to be lifetime learners. Pursuing this additional credential permits me to continue to serve the Hospital and the community while fulfilling my obligations to other members of the hospital team.”
The ACHE fellowship means that Mr. Garman has met a gold standard of excellence promoted by a professional organization in a field that grows more important and more complex each day—healthcare management. According to ACHE, only 7500 healthcare executives nationwide hold the “Fellow” distinction.
G. Richard Garman was born in Danville, graduated from Bloomsburg University and later was awarded a Masters degree in Business Administration from Bucknell University. To become an ACHE Fellow, Garman fulfilled multiple requirements, including passing a comprehensive examination, meeting academic and experiential criteria and earnin