J. Russell Dilts, chief administrative officer of the UNM Cancer Research & Treatment Center, has been named a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

 

Dilts was awarded the designation last month at ACHE's annual Congress on Healthcare. Fellowship status represents continued demonstration of high standards of professional development, excellence and leadership as a healthcare executive.

 

"Today's healthcare executive needs to be able to respond to a quickly changing environment and deal with an enormous amount of information and technological innovation," said Dilts, who has been with the UNM Cancer Research & Treatment Center since 1999. "Being a member of the ACHE is a great way for me to network with my colleagues to broaden my perspective and increase my knowledge of issues that I face, day to day in my job."

 

"I am honored to receive this designation," Dilts added.

 

The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of nearly 30,000 healthcare executives who lead the nation's hospitals, healthcare systems, and other healthcare organizations. ACHE is known for its prestigious credentialing and educational programs.  Through its efforts, ACHE works toward the goal of improving the health status of society by advancing healthcare leadership and management excellence.

 

Founded in 1972, the UNM Cancer Research & Treatment Center is the only academic cancer center in New Mexico dedicated to both research and patient care.


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