Heather J. Rohan, FACHE, Division President, HCA TriStar Division has been elected the 2018-2019 Chairman-Elect of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Rohan took office at the Council of Regents Meeting during ACHE's 61st Congress on Healthcare Leadership on March 24.
The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE's mission is to advance its members and healthcare management excellence.
As Chairman-Elect, Rohan will serve the first part of a three-year term in ACHE's consecutive chairmanship offices: Chairman-Elect, Chairman and Immediate Past Chairman.
Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Rohan has served on the ACHE Board of Governors since 2015. She also served as the ACHE Regent for Florida--Eastern from 2011 to 2012.
Rohan has more than 30 years of extensive healthcare experience, serving in a variety of leadership roles in both administration and clinical care positions with Hospital Corporation of America (HCA).
As president of the HCA TriStar Division, which includes HCA facilities in Tennessee, Southern Kentucky and Northwest Georgia. Rohan oversees a total of 19 hospitals and related care settings that are supported by approximately 2,800 physicians and over 15,000 employees - including over 5,800 nurses.
"To be elected as Chairman-Elect of ACHE is a great honor for me both professionally and personally," said Rohan. "I began my career in healthcare as a bedside nurse and recognized the opportunity to make a difference and forge a personal connection with the patients I cared for. Throughout my career and service in various healthcare leadership roles, I've carried that same passion for a patient-first culture and will commit to furthering that mission in my new role."
In addition to her service to the HCA TriStar Division and ACHE, Rohan serves as a board member for the United Way of Middle Tennessee, American Heart Association of Greater Nashville and the HCA Foundation. She also serves on the board of trustees for Barry University, her alma mater.