In December 2022, Matthew Morgan, MBA, FHFMA, of Carmel passed the Board of Governors exam to earn his FACHE, bringing another board-certified leader into the CAHL community.
How do you see the FACHE credential helping you as a healthcare leader in the future?
As a Chief Financial Officer, I felt that a FACHE credential would help illustrate my broader knowledge of the industry (outside of only financial or strategic matters). It also indicates my commitment to the industry and my organization.
What advice do you have for members who are on the fence about pursuing the FACHE credential?
I can’t think of any reason to wait. It will demonstrate to all your broad comprehension of healthcare matters. You can display your commitment to lifelong learning to employers, both current and future.
Could you share a helpful insight or learning that you got from the BOG prep sessions that you wouldn’t have had without them?
It really helped me focus on areas that were less familiar. I didn’t waste time poring through voluminous materials unnecessarily.
What surprised you along the way as you were preparing for the BOG?
I knew more than I thought!
Share with us your most helpful study tip:
Get the flashcards – go through them & separate known from unknown. Then go through the unknown numerous times! Oh, and sign up for a group education session!
How did CAHL and the BOG sessions help in your preparation?
Really helped me focus, and got me prepared for the detailed components of the exam. Covered the minutiae, how many questions, how to read them, strategies, et cetera.
What other resources do you recommend to people on this path?
Don’t go it alone!