Published on May 29, 2018

Local Executive Earns Top Healthcare Management Credential

(May 29, 2018 – Sandusky, Ohio) Denao Ruttino, CHCIO, FACHE, vice president of operations and chief information officer at Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), 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 chief executive officer 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.”

Denao Ruttino

Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. In fact, only 9,100 healthcare executives hold this distinction. 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.

Ruttino received his Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology/Security from Western Governors University, a Master of Health Administration from Ohio University and holds Certified Professional in Healthcare Information Management (CPHIMS) and Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer (CHCIO) certifications. He is a member of the EHOVE Curriculum Advisory Board, Norwalk Public Library Board, CHIME, HIMSS, and ACHE.

Denao is privileged to use the FACHE® credential, which signifies board certification in healthcare management and ACHE Fellow status.

Ruttino has been an employee at Firelands Regional Medical Center for over four years and has also served as the Assistant Vice President of Operations and Director of Information Services and Telecommunications. He resides in Bellevue with his wife and two daughters.

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