Dr. Patrick Chapman, chief executive officer of Tippah County Hospital in Ripley, became the latest member of the Mississippi Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) to achieve the status of Fellow in November. To achieve Fellow status, candidates must be members of ACHE for one year in good standing and meet certain conditions. They must have at least a master’s degree in healthcare management and then 36 hours of continuing education in healthcare leadership, 12 hours of which must be face-to-face education. Candidates must have an oral interview with a current Fellow and answer questions on leadership, ethics, professionalism, and diversity. Candidates must also document and report efforts in community service and leadership. Finally, to earn Fellow status, candidates must pass the national American College of Healthcare Executives’ exam, which is a six-hour written exam. Dr. Chapman will be recognized as a new Fellow during ACHE’s Congress on Healthcare Leadership, set for March 28-31 in Chicago.