• Faydra Allen, MHA, Physician Practice Administrator Receives ACHE Regent’s Award

    Faydra N. Allen, MHA, Physician Practice Administrator, Opelousas General Health System, Opelousas, LA received the American College of Healthcare Executives Early Career Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award recently at a special reception held in the OGHS auditorium.
     
    Dianne Yeates, ACHE’s Regent for Louisiana & Chief Operating Officer at Terrebonne General Medical Center and Ken Cochran, ACHE’s Regent Elect and President & CEO of Opelousas General Health System, bestowed the award on Allen. The Early Career Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award recognizes ACHE members who have made significant contributions to the advancement of healthcare management excellence and the achievement of ACHE’s goals.
     
    Members are evaluated on leadership ability; innovative and creative management; executive capability in developing their own organization and promoting its growth and stature in the community; participation in local, state or provincial hospital and health association activities; participation in civic/community activities and projects; participation in ACHE activities; and interest in assisting ACHE in achieving its objectives.
     
    Allen has served as Physician Practice Administrator since January 2020.  Prior to this, she served as Physician Practice Management II for a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation office, Neurology Center, Bariatric Center and Orthopaedic Center at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, LA.
     
    Allen is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, demonstrating a commitment to professional excellence. She is also a member of the Health Administration Advisory Board where she serves as President and a member of the Louisiana State Region 3 Representative and Diversity & Inclusion Committee Member. In addition, she is a member of the Franciscan Missionary Healthcare Administration Advisory Board.
     
    Allen received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, LA, and her Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University in Baton Rouge, LA.
     
    About the American College of Healthcare Executives
    The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 48,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE’s mission is to advance our members and healthcare management excellence. ACHE offers its prestigious FACHE® credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management. ACHE's established network of 77 chapters provides access to networking, education and career development at the local level. In addition, ACHE is known for its magazine, Healthcare Executive, and its career development and public policy programs. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its vision of being the preeminent professional society for leaders dedicated to improving health. 
     
    About Opelousas General Health System
    Since 1957, Opelousas General Health System has been dedicated to the provision of quality health care through its strong commitment and high standards.  Central to the success of OGHS's commitment for excellence is the presence of an outstanding and highly qualified staff of physicians, nurses, technologists and other personnel who provide professional treatment in a caring environment.  Serving as the region's referral medical center, OGHS is a 197-bed, full-service medical center, and the area's most comprehensive community health care facility offering a wide range of medical specialties and state-of-the-art technology. Visit us at www.opelousasgeneral.com

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