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CHEF Membership Types:

ACHE Members: The American College of Healthcare Executives, the parent organization of CHEF, has over 38,000 members in all 50 states and internationally. They include not-for-profit and for-profit leaders, military servicemen, students, and more organized by 72 Regions over 7 Districts.

CHEF Members: With nearly 1,600 members, CHEF is the largest of ACHE’s 81 Chapters. Covering an 8-county region, CHEF membership is highly diverse in terms of gender, age, race and ethnicity.

Clinician Members: The business of healthcare is entrusted to leaders of many different backgrounds. Through education and networking, CHEF and ACHE provides clinicians the opportunity to increase their knowledge of business principles and leadership competencies.

Student/Faculty: CHEF is dedicated to the success of the next generation of healthcare leaders. Our student members are exposed to mid- and senior-level professionals that can serve as valued mentors and the building blocks of a solid professional network. The current topics that headline our educational events are outstanding complements to the didactic education offered at colleges in and around Chicago.

Fellows: Maximize your professional potential by earning the premier credential in healthcare management. When you become board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow (FACHE), you’ll have the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed. To learn more about Fellowship, click here (

President/CEO: CHEF is proud to count some of the area’s top healthcare executives among its ranks. These pinnacle leaders regularly volunteer their time and expertise to our membership in terms of mentorship, educational presentations, and counseling on the state of Chicago’s healthcare industry.

Early Careerists: This eager and vibrant cohort is a core constituency of CHEF membership. Educational topics, networking formats, and e-communications are just a few of our hallmarks that are designed with early careerists in mind. CHEF offers volunteer opportunities and instructive events to help develop today’s managers into tomorrow’s executives.

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