Noblesville—Antonio D. Stewart, MBA, FACHE, HFA, Lean SSBB and Regional Director of Long Term Care Services at Riverview Hospital, was recently recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).
“We are extremely proud of Tony’s accomplishment,” said Pat Fox, president and CEO of Riverview Hospital. “This prestigious fellowship requires rigorous criteria and indicates Tony has achieved the highest standard of professional development. We’re honored to have someone of this caliber as part of our team.”
Only 7,500 healthcare executives hold the FACHE 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 and community involvement. Fellows are also committed to ongoing professional development and undergo recertification every three years.
In addition to this recent honor, Stewart has also been selected to participate in the “Future Leaders of Long Term Care (LTC) in America” program hosted by the American Health Care Association (AHCA)/National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL). After a competitive review process, Stewart was one of 35 long-term care professionals who were chosen to be part of this program. In order to be nominated and selected, one must exhibit leadership characteristics at the state level and have the qualities to serve in future leadership positions within AHCA/NCAL. This yearlong program, which kicks off with a symposium July 24–26 in Washington, D.C., involves a curriculum based on the latest theories and practical applications in quality management, customer satisfaction and leadership. These notable achievements reflect Stewart’s commitment to excellence in healthcare administration and the clinical care offered at Riverview Hospital.
Riverview Health is comprised of a full-service, 156-bed hospital in Noblesville and a hospital in Westfield with 20 beds. Also included are 23 primary, immediate and specialty-care facilities in Hamilton County. Riverview Health provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services in more than 35 healthcare specialties and has been frequently recognized for its clinical and service excellence. National achievements include Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery award (2019) and Outstanding Patient Experience award (2017-2018). Leapfrog Group awarded Riverview Health an A grade—the highest grade possible—for patient safety in 2017. As one of the largest employers in Hamilton County, Riverview Health recently received the Five-Star AchieveWELL Award through the Wellness Council of Indiana and was honored at the 2017 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit.