Local executive earns top healthcare management credential


Ponte Vedra Beach resident Dr. Shyam Paryani recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders. Paryani is a clinical professor at University of North Florida and CEO of Medical & Dental Consultants.

“The healthcare management field plays a vital role in providing high-quality care to the people in our communities, which makes having a standard of excellence promoted by a professional organization critically important,” said Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE and president/CEO of ACHE. “By becoming an ACHE Fellow and earning the distinction of board certification from ACHE, healthcare leaders demonstrate a commitment to excellence in serving their patients and the community.”

Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. In fact, there are just over 9,150 healthcare executives who hold this distinction. To obtain Fellow status, candidates must fulfill multiple requirements, including meeting academic and experiential criteria, earning continuing education hours, demonstrating professional/community involvement and passing a comprehensive examination. Fellows also are committed to ongoing professional development and undergo recertification every three years.

For more information regarding the FACHE credential, please contact the ACHE Division of Member Services by calling (312) 424-9400, emailing contact@ache.org or visiting ache.org/FACHE. Or contact Paryani at shyam.paryani@meddentconsult.com or (904) 445-0358.