Darlene Stromstad, ACHE, Elected to American College of Healthcare Executives Board of Governors
CHICAGO, March 20, 2010 — Darlene Stromstad, FACHE, president/CEO, Goodall Hospital, Sanford, Maine, has been elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), an international professional society of more than 30,000 healthcare executives.
Stromstad took office today at the Council of Regents Meeting during ACHE’s 53rd Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago. She will serve a three-year term representing ACHE affiliates on ACHE’s Board of Governors, the authority that oversees ACHE operations and member services.
Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Stromstad was the ACHE Regent for Maine from 2007 to 2010. She also served on the board of the Northern New England Association of Healthcare Executives, an ACHE chapter.
In addition to her work with ACHE, Stromstad serves on the board of directors of the Maine Hospital Association and has also served on its Quality Council. She has held several other board appointments, including the New Hampshire Hospital Association Government Relations Committee; United Way of York County (Maine); the Greater Nashua (N.H.) Chamber of Commerce, where she was also chairman; the Greater Nashua (N.H.) YMCA; the Adult Learning Center, Nashua, N.H.; and the Sanford/Springvale (Maine) Chamber of Commerce. She also presently serves on the first board of the Sanford Growth Council.
Stromstad has been president/CEO of Goodall Hospital since 2005. Prior to that, she was senior vice president/chief strategy officer of Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, N.H., from 1999 to 2004 and senior vice president, managed care/network development, of Olympus Healthcare Group Inc., Waltham, Mass., from 1997 to 1999.
In addition, she served as vice president, marketing and planning, of St. Joseph Healthcare, Nashua, N.H., from 1988 to 1996 and director, community relations/business development, for Medcenter One, Bismarck, N.D., from 1981 to 1987.
Stromstad received a master of business administration degree from Rivier College in Nashua, N.H., and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of North Dakota.
American College of Healthcare Executives
The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 30,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE is known for its prestigious FACHE® credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management, and its educational programs including the annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,000 participants each year. ACHE’s established network of more than 80 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 journals, the Journal of Healthcare Management and Frontiers of Health Services Management, as well as groundbreaking research, career development and public policy programs. ACHE’s publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on all aspects of health services management including textbooks for use in college and university courses. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery.