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WWGH Administrator Earns Top Health Care Management Credential

Awards & Recognition

Karen Kellar, vice president of patient care and chief nursing officer at Walla Walla General Hospital, has been named a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a top professional society for health care leaders in the United States. Kellar earned the distinction of board certification in health care management.

“We are very proud of Karen for her continued work to go above and beyond for our patients and staff,” says Monty Knittel, WWGH president and CEO. “Earning the FACHE distinction is just another way that she demonstrates her commitment to providing quality care for our patients and community.”

Receiving the Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. 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.