ALEXANDRIA, VA – (January 8, 2013) – Christine M. Candio, RN, FACHE, CEO, Inova Alexandria Hospital, and senior vice president, Inova Health System, has been nominated as the 2013–2014 Chairman-Elect of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives.

Christine Candio

ACHE will conduct its election during its 56th Congress on Healthcare Leadership from March 11-14 in Chicago. Upon election, Candio would serve a three-year term that starts with a year as chairman-elect, another as chairman and the final year as immediate-past chairwoman.

Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Candio has served as an ACHE Governor since 2010. She also served as president of ACHE of Massachusetts, an ACHE Chapter, from 2004 to 2007. In addition, she served as a member of ACHE’s Chapters Committee from 2006 to 2008 and as Chapters Committee Chair from 2008 to 2009. Christine has served as CEO of Inova Alexandria Hospital since February 2008.

Candio’s accomplishments over the years include an array of multi-million dollar new program development projects, program enhancements, system improvements resulting in new revenue generation, as well as improved customer/patient satisfaction.

About the American College of Healthcare Executives
The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE offers its prestigious FACHE® credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management. ACHE’s established network of more than 80 chapters provides access to networking, education and career development at the local level. In addition, ACHE is known for its magazine, Healthcare Executive, and its career development and public policy programs. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery. The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives was established to further advance healthcare management excellence through education and research. The Foundation of ACHE is known for its educational programs—including the annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,500 participants—and groundbreaking research. Its publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on health services management including textbooks for college and university courses.

About Inova
Inova is a not-for-profit health care system located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, serving over two million people with over 1,700 licensed beds based in Northern Virginia.  Inova consists of five hospitals including the area’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care unit.  Inova encompasses many health services including the nationally and internationally recognized Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI), Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI) on genomics, Inova Neuroscience Institute and Inova Children’s Hospital.  Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research.  More information and statistics about Inova is at http://www.inova.org/