October 24 2006 - ASHWORTH EARNS CERTIFICATION

For Immediate Release

October 24, 2006

Contact:
John Moore
Media Relations
(903) 531-4542

ASHWORTH EARNS PRESTIGIOUS HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT CREDENTIAL

TYLER, TX - Jerry A. Ashworth, Certified Health Care Executive (CHE) and administrative director, operations, Trinity Mother Frances Health System, recently earned board certification in health care management, advancing to Diplomate status in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

ACHE, an international professional society of 30,000 health care leaders, will recognize Ashworth at ACHE'S Convocation Ceremony in March 2007 in New Orleans.

"Because health care management ultimately affects the people in our communities, it is so important to have a standard of excellence that is promoted by a professional society," says Thomas C. Dolan, Ph.D., FACHE, CAE, president and CEO of ACHE. "By becoming an ACHE Diplomate and simultaneously earning board certification from ACHE, healthcare leaders can show that they are committed to providing high-quality service to their patients and community."

To earn board certification, candidates must successfully complete a comprehensive exam covering subjects related to health care management, demonstrate their continuing education and professional experience, and participate in community activities.

For more information on services available through Trinity Mother Frances Health System, visit www.tmfhs.org.

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