Emory CEO becomes ACHE fellow

SNELLVILLE - Dustin A. Greene, chief operating officer for Emory Eastside Medical Center, has become a fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives, a national professional society for health care leaders.

The honor represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development, as candidates must pass an exam, meet academic and experiential requirements, earn continuing education credits and demonstrate community involvement.

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

ACHE fellows are up for recertification every three years. More information about ACHE and the FACHE credential can be found at ache.org.

Hope House to host lung cancer group

SNELLVILLE - The Hope House Wellness Center will begin hosting a weekly lung cancer survivors support group meeting from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at the Cannon United Methodist Church, located at 2424 Webb Gin House Rd in Snellville.

Those newly diagnosed, in treatment or finished with treatment are welcome to attend the meetings, which will be moderated by Patti Fehlig, a licensed clinical social worker. Participants can bring a lunch; drinks will be provided. There is no charge.

Due to space limitations, attendees are asked to call 770-736-9765 or e-mail hopehousewc@comcast.net to reserve a spot.