Methodist Mansfield Director Earns Top Healthcare Management Credential

mansfield medicalMethodist Mansfield Medical Center’s Director of Respiratory Therapy Marcus Jackson, FACHE, is now a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders.

Jackson began his career at Methodist Dallas as a neonatal transport therapist 19 years ago and now serves as director of respiratory therapy at Methodist Mansfield. Under his leadership, Methodist Mansfield’s respiratory therapy department was named one of the best in the country by RT Magazine for the second year in a row. Jackson earned a Master of Business Degree in Management and Health System Management from Texas Woman’s University as well as a Master of Arts in New Testament from Johnson Bible College in Knoxville, TN. He is an active promoter of the profession, serving on the Advisory Boards of Tarrant County College and Midwestern State University. He also serves on the board of directors of Methodist Health System’s Employee Credit Union.

“We congratulate Marcus on accomplishing this distinction and for his leadership in winning awards for exceptional employee engagement for two consecutive surveys at Methodist Health System,” says President of Methodist Mansfield John Phillips, FACHE.

Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. Only 9,100 healthcare executives hold this distinction in the United States. 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.

“Because healthcare management ultimately affects the people in our communities, it is critically important to have a standard of excellence promoted by a professional organization,” says Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, CAE, president and chief executive officer of ACHE. “By becoming an ACHE Fellow and simultaneously earning board certification from ACHE, healthcare leaders can show that they are committed to providing high-quality service to their patients and community.”

Jackson, a resident of Desoto, is privileged to use the FACHE credential, which signifies board certification in healthcare management and ACHE Fellow Status.

About Methodist Health System

Guided by the founding principles of life, learning and compassion, Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, and Methodist Family Health Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at Connect with them through Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Angel Biasatti