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Rachel Sossoman named Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives

Oct 23, 2023 07:57AM ● By WNC Business
ASHEVILLE — Mercy Urgent Care's CEO Rachel Sossoman, FACHE was named 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 recertification every three years.

"Congrats to Rachel Sossoman for achieving Fellow status with the American College of Health Care Executives," said Timothy C. Johnston, former Mercy Urgent Care CEO. "The FACHE credential positions Rachel and Mercy Urgent Care among an elite group of leaders in health care.” 

About Mercy Urgent Care:
Mercy Urgent Care is Western North Carolina’s only local, independent, nonprofit urgent care network, operating three locations in Asheville and one each in Brevard, Burnsville, Columbus, Waynesville and Weaverville. Mercy’s commitment to compassionate care for all is made possible through generous donations to the Catherine McAuley Mercy Foundation, which enables the nonprofit to offer tiered self-pay pricing to those without insurance and charity care to those who qualify. To further reduce the cost of medical care for patients, Mercy now offers comprehensive healthcare packages for families and individuals through its monthly MercyMe memberships. More information about the organization, its MercyMe memberships and a list of locations can be found at
Source: Mercy Urgent Care