Stephen Glazier, M.B.A., FACHE, chief operating officer at The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, recently became a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the nation’s leading professional society for health care leaders.
“Because healthcare management ultimately affects the people in our communities, it is critically important to have a standard of excellence promoted by a professional organization,” said Dr. Thomas Dolan, president and chief executive officer of ACHE. “By becoming an ACHE fellow and simultaneously earning board certification from ACHE, health care leaders can show that they are committed to providing high-quality service to their patients and community.”
Glazier joined UTHealth in 2013 and has experience in investor-owned and not-for-profit industries, as well as in acute, long-term acute, and psychiatric facilities. He was formerly the chief executive officer of St. Simons By-The-Sea Hospital in St. Simons Island, Georgia, and served as president of South Seminole Hospital, executive director of Vencor Hospitals and CEO of Charter Hospital, all located in Florida.
“I am honored to become a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives,” Glazier said. “This standard of excellence supports my efforts—and those of UTHealth and Harris County Psychiatric Center—to deliver health care services of the highest quality. Our community deserves a level of care provided by leaders and staff who are committed to upholding the highest standards. I am proud to be recognized by ACHE for achieving this level of professional development.”
Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development and only 7,500 health care executives hold this distinction. To obtain fellow status, candidates must fulfill multiple requirements, including passing a comprehensive examination, meeting academic and experiential criteria, earning continuing education credits and demonstrating professional/community involvement. Fellows are also committed to ongoing professional development and undergo recertification every three years.