ACHE 2019 Chapter Awards

The THEF Chapter of the ACHE was awarded the 2019 ACHE Award of Chapter Excellence in recognition of our achievement in meeting the following ACHE performance standards during the 2018 calendar year:


Performance Standard

THEF Achievement

Net Membership Growth



Level of Member Satisfaction

4.1 on a 5-point scale


Education & Networking Performance

13.7 hours of chapter programming per member



The award was accepted by THEF President, Heather Wargo, FACHE during the Malcolm T. MacEachern Memorial Lecture and Luncheon at the ACHE 2019 Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago, IL on March 5, 2019.

This is the second year in a row that THEF has earned an ACHE Chapter Award, having earned the Award of Chapter Merit in 2018.

To learn more about the ACHE Chapter Awards Program, click here.


ACHE 2019 Member Awards

Each year, ACHE Regents select Senior-Level Healthcare Executives and Early Career Healthcare Executives to receive the ACHE Regent’s Award. Regent’s Awards recognize ACHE members who have made significant contributions to the advancement of healthcare management excellence and the achievement of ACHE’s goals.

THEF is proud to recognize Jonathan Forte, FACHE, Administrator (COO), Greenville VA Health Care Center and THEF 2019 Co-Director for the Eastern NC Healthcare Executives Group (ENCHEG) Local Program Council as one of the 2019 Early Career Healthcare Executives award recipients for the North Carolina Regent area.

Left - Jon Forte, FACHE, Award Recipient

Right - Brian Canfield, FACHE, NC Regent


ACHE 2018 Chapter Awards

The THEF Chapter of the ACHE was awarded a 2018 ACHE Award of Chapter Merit for ‘Advancement of Eligible Members’. This award was accepted by THEF President, Christa Johnston during the MacEachern Lecture and Luncheon at the ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago, IL on March 27, 2018.

Advancement of eligible members was measured by the percentage of the eligible pool to advance to Fellow and pass the Board of Governors Exam during 2017. To achieve this criteria for a 2018 award, greater than or equal to 9.1% of the Chapter’s members eligible to advance and/or take and pass the Board of Governor's exam at the beginning of the 2017 calendar year must have done so by the end of the year.


ACHE 2018 Member Awards

ACHE acknowledges and celebrates member volunteer commitments through the American College of Healthcare Executives Recognition Program.
The recognition program is based on a point system. Members earn points that build over time and progress through 3 award levels. Activities that award points include authoring, speaking, mentoring, and Board and Committee service to ACHE at the national and chapter levels. For more information on the recognition program, click here

THEF is pleased to announce that this year we have two chapter members who have earned a Recognition Award at the Service Award level.

  • Adrienne Lloyd, FACHE, Chief Administrative Officer for Ophthalmology at Duke University Health System. Adrienne has been an ACHE member since 1999, and is a Fellow of the ACHE. Her volunteer service to ACHE includes serving the THEF Board as the 2017 Education Committee Chair. 

  • Christa Johnston, FACHE, Outpatient Administrator for Cardiology at Duke Private Diagnostic Clinic, PLLC. Christa joined ACHE 20 years ago in 1998 and is a Fellow of the ACHE. Her volunteer service to ACHE includes 2018 Chapter President, preceded by President-Elect, and she has also held the positions of Secretary and Fellowship Advancement Chair.


Left - Adrienne Lloyd, FACHE

Right - Christa Johnston, FACHE