Local executive earns top health care management credential

Rebecca Miller, executive director of the Missouri Center for Patient Safety (MOCPS), recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for health care leaders.

To obtain Fellow status, candidates must pass a comprehensive examination, meet academic and experiential criteria, earn continuing education credits and demonstrate professional and community involvement. Fellows also must commit to ongoing professional development and undergo recertification every three years.

Miller runs the Missouri Center for Patient Safety, which recently relocated to Jefferson City. As a private, not-for-profit corporation, MOCPS is dedicated to fostering change throughout Missouri’s health care systems. The mission of MOCPS is to improve health care quality and patient safety in collaboration with health care providers, physicians, purchasers, consumers and government. Online at www.mocps.org.

The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 30,000 healthcare executives. Only 5,400 are granted Fellow status. Online at www.ache.org.