American College of Healthcare Executives
|Motto||To be the premier professional society for healthcare leaders by providing exceptional value to our members.|
|Headquarters||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|President and Chief Executive Officer||Deborah J. Bowen|
The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) is an international professional association of healthcare executives (high-level hospital administrators, CEOs, COOs, health system officers, etc.) Its central offices are located at 1 N. Franklin Street in Chicago, Illinois, USA. ACHE was described by Modern Healthcare as one of the healthcare industry's top professional associations.
Currently in the United States, the practice of healthcare management does not require licensure. ACHE's credential, the FACHE, is a voluntary credential which healthcare managers can pursue to demonstrate their knowledge and experience. The credential was restructured in 2007 to streamline the process, which made it easier to achieve 
ACHE itself is made up of a number of divisions, including membership, education, research and publications.
Ongoing education for ACHE's members (designated as "Member" or "Fellow") is an element of ACHE's program. In 2005, these offerings included a two-day conference for Chief Operating Officers, a Canadian seminar offered in partnership with the Canadian College of Health Service Executives, and the annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,000 participants each year.
Health Administration Press (HAP), founded at the University of Michigan in 1972, is ACHE's publisher and subsidiary. In 2005 HAP sold 54,000 publications, published 18 books, and published 10 issues of their two journals; the Journal of Healthcare Management and Frontiers of Health Services Management.
ACHE conducts research in a number of healthcare management areas. Factors affecting the career attainments of healthcare executives as well as trends and recommended practices affecting the profession are studied. Reports on the extent of hospital CEO turnover are routine produced as well.