GREENEVILLE – Carlyle Walton, president and chief executive officer of Takoma Regional Hospital, recently achieved fellow status with the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders.
The fellow credential represents the highest standard of professional development recognized by ACHE. More than 30,000 healthcare executives are members of ACHE, but only 7,500 have earned the fellow distinction.
Walton achieved fellow accreditation after fulfilling multiple requirements designated by ACHE. He passed a comprehensive examination, achieved specific academic and professional experience criteria, earned continuing education credits and demonstrated professional and community involvement. ACHE fellows must commit to ongoing professional development and undergo recertification every three years.
Walton, the president and CEO at Takoma Regional since 1998, is a graduate of Columbia Union College in Maryland and the University of Mary Hardin Baylor in Texas, where he received a master’s degree in health services management.