Teche Regional Chief Nursing Officer Earns Top Healthcare Management Credential

January 28, 2016

Dianne P. Teal, FACHE, CNO, for Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City recently recertified as 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 chief executive officer 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.”

“Dianne is dedicated to patient safety and responding to the healthcare needs of her community. She is constantly evaluating ways to enhance the services and care provided at Teche,” said Butch Frazier, Chief Executive Officer for Teche Regional Medical Center. “Dianne’s leadership and loyalty to her employees, her hospital and her community is unmatched, and we are so fortunate to have her as a member of our team.”

Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. In fact, only 9,100 healthcare executives hold this distinction. To obtain Fellow status, candidates must fulfill multiple requirements, including passing a comprehensive examination, meeting academic and experiential criteria, earning continuing education credits and demonstrating professional/community involvement. Fellows are also committed to ongoing professional development and undergo recertification every three years.

      Dianne Teal is privileged to use the FACHE credential, which signifies board certification in healthcare management and ACHE Fellow status.

For more information regarding the FACHE credential, please contact the ACHE Division of Membership at (312) 424-9400 or, or visit the Credentialing area of