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Healthcare executive gains recertification in professional society

By Staff | Feb 20, 2015

Christina DeRosa, PhD, RN, president and chief operating officer at University Healthcare Jefferson Medical Center, has been recertified as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), an international professional society representing close to 30,000 healthcare executives.

DeRosa joined Jefferson Medical Center in 2006 as the manager/process engineer of the emergency department, bringing more than 26 years of healthcare experience in a variety of clinical settings. She has held the position of president and COO since May 2008.

Fellow status is the highest level of professional achievement in ACHE. Currently, close to 3,000 healthcare executives in the nation hold this distinction.

“Recertification represents an individual’s continued achievement in meeting high standards of professional development and excellence as a healthcare executive,” stated Cynthia A. Hahn, ACHE’s senior vice president of member services.

DeRosa, who is nationally certified as an emergency nurse (CEN), holds a Master’s degree in Executive Leadership/Nursing (MSN), a Master’s degree in Management (MSM) with a focus on human resources and organizational development, and a PhD in Nursing.

As an ACHE Fellow, DeRosa is privileged to use the letters “FACHE” after her name in all professional communications, indicating that she is board certified in health management.