Local healthcare executive admitted to International Professional Society

Kimberly M. Gummo, director of Human Resources/Risk Management Coordinator of Tyrone Hospital, will be admitted to Member status in the American College of Healthcare Executives on March 16, 2003.
Founded in 1933, ACHE is an international professional society representing nearly 30,000 healthcare executives. With comprehensive programs in credentialing, education, career development, publications, research, and public policy, ACHE works towards its goal of improving the health status of society by advancing the healthcare management excellence.
Gummo is originally from Eighty Four, 25 miles south of Pittsburgh. She currently resides in Warriors Mark with her husband Jamie Gummo, formerly of Bellwood.
She graduated in 1998 from California University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management, then went back in 2002 to C.U.P. to attain her Masters of Arts in Teaching.
Prior to Gummo’s employment at Tyrone Hospital in September 2001, she worked in the Washington County Human Resource Department as a Human Resources Generalist. Currently at Tyrone, she is a member of the Senior Management Team, along with being the Director of Human Resources/Risk Management Coordinator.
In March 2003, Gummo will begin a program to get certified in Risk Management.
“I feel very proud and honored that I was able to get into the professional society,” said Gummo. “I feel it’s going to be a strong contribution to Tyrone Hospital.”
Member status is the first level of professional achievement in ACHE. Members must demonstrate their educational preparation and commitment to the healthcare field through an extensive application process. Member status provides a path for advancing to Diplomate status.
Diplomate status is achieved after meeting application requirements and passing an extensive written examination. Fellow status, the highest level of professional achievement, may be attained after a specified number of years of service as a Diplomate, continuing professional development, demonstration of leadership and community service, and completion of an original, detailed project by the candidate.
“Over time what you have to do is complete certain credentials, and of course, it’s a time factor where you have to put in so many years at a certain level,” said Gummo. “Eventually, I would like to move up through the professional society.”
The American College of Healthcare Executives requires extensive credentials for individuals to be accepted. ACHE is a professional society dedicated to the highest standards of executive performance, the promulgation of continuing education for improved administration, and the betterment of patient care through the efficient management of hospitals and related health facilities and services.