The Alabama Healthcare Executives Forum (theFORUM) is the official chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) for the state of Alabama. ACHE is an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems or other healthcare organizations. Any ACHE member who resides in the state of Alabama is automatically enrolled as a member of theFORUM, and a portion of their ACHE dues are distributed to theFORUM to enable the organization to provide communication and educational opportunities for members throughout the state.
The primary purpose of theFORUM is to provide continuing education and networking opportunities within the state of Alabama for ACHE members, as well as to promote advancement to the Fellow designation in the ACHE. To that end, theFORUM has established Local Program Councils (LPC) within the state to serve designated geographic regions and communities by providing programs on a local basis. At present, the following LPCs exist in Alabama: Birmingham Metro, south Alabama/Mobile, north Alabama/Huntsville, and central Alabama/Montgomery. Additional LPCS may be added in the future if members express an interest in organizing and leading an LPC in a particular area of the state. Individuals who are not members of ACHE are welcome to attend meetings conducted by theFORUM, but are not considered to be members of the organization.
TheFORUM is a voluntary organization led by a board of directors elected from the membership. A complete list of the current board of directors along with their contact information is available on this website. Please feel free to contact any of the board members with questions, comments and suggestions.