Asbury Communities is pleased to announce that J. Manuel (Manny) Ocasio, Chief Human Resources and Compliance Officer, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders.
“The healthcare management field plays a vital role in providing high-quality care to the people in our communities, which makes having a standard of excellence promoted by a professional organization critically important,” says Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE, president and CEO of ACHE. “By becoming an ACHE Fellow and earning the distinction of board certification from ACHE, healthcare leaders demonstrate a commitment to excellence in serving their patients and the community.”
Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. In fact, only 8,866 healthcare executives hold this distinction. To obtain Fellow status, candidates must fulfill multiple requirements, including meeting academic and experiential criteria, earning continuing education hours, demonstrating professional/community involvement and passing a comprehensive examination. Fellows also are committed to ongoing professional development and undergo re-certification every three years.
Ocasio holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law and a Master’s in Business Administration and post Master’s Certificate in Information and Telecommunications Systems from Johns Hopkins University. He is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources, and a member of the American Bar Association, the Health Care Compliance Association, the Maryland State Bar Association, and the Society for Human Resource Management.