King named to ACHE Board of Governors

Mike King, FACHE, president and CEO of Camden Clark Medical Center, 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 40,000 healthcare executives.

“This is a great honor to be elected by my peers to this prestigious Board,” said King. “It not only gives me a chance to serve my colleagues throughout the country, but to also be involved in continuing the mission of the American College of Healthcare Executives, which is to be the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery.”

A total of four healthcare leaders from across the country were named to the Board on March 9, 2013 in Chicago at the Council of Regents meeting preceding the ACHE’s 56th Congress on Healthcare leadership. The new governors will serve a three-year term representing ACHE members on ACHE’s Board of Governors, the authority that oversees ACHE operations and member services. All are board-certified in healthcare as ACHE Fellows.

Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, King served as the ACHE Regent for West Virginia from 2010 to 2013. He served as president of the West Virginia Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives in 2007. He has also served on numerous ACHE committees.

King has served as president/CEO of CCMC since 2011. His current role resulted from the merger of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, where he served as president/CEO from 2007 to 2011. He also served as COO of Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital from 2000 to 2007.

Prior to those roles, King served for 23 years in a variety of positions with the Charleston Area Medical Center, including senior vice president, health services, from 1995 to 2000; vice president of operations, Memorial Hospital, from 1987 to 1995; president, Strategic Ventures Inc., CAMC’s for-profit subsidiary, from 1983 to 1987; and administrator, Braxton County Memorial Hospital, Gassaway, W.Va., from 1980 to 1983.

The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations.

ACHE offers its prestigious FACHE credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management. 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 career development and public policy programs. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery.