ACHE-SETC Announces New Executive Director of Operations

For Immediate Release: September 17, 2019

American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) SouthEast Texas Chapter announced today that its board of directors has appointed Mark Biscone, PhD, MPH, FACHE as Executive Director of Operations effective October 1st.

Biscone, a Fellow of ACHE, is joining the Chapter from CHI Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center where he has served as the Director of Research. Biscone’s professional history also includes positions at Harris Health System and the Texas Hospital Association and the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center.

“I am excited to take on the Executive Director role of an organization that I have admired, and been an active participant in, over the last 10 years,” said Biscone. “I look forward to working with the Board and the membership, to continue to add value and growth to the chapter.”

Biscone will succeed Don Gibson, FACHE, who will transition his position to focus on his consulting business. Under Don’s 12-year leadership, the Chapter increased membership from 300 local healthcare leaders to 1500+. With the support of a team of healthcare students and early careerists as volunteers, Don also earned the Chapter several national accolades from ACHE for success. Finally, beginning in 2013, Don implemented an annual healthcare leadership conference for the chapter, which continues to draw healthcare professionals from across the nation to earn continuing education credits. He will continue supporting the chapter through the conference and helping Biscone with the transition process.

“We are fortunate to have someone of Mark’s caliber and experience step up to follow Don and to lead the efforts of American College of Healthcare Executives locally” said Jack Buckley, Board President. “We are at a critical moment in the delivery of economical and safe care to our patient in all sectors of the health administration field.”

For over 85 years, ACHE has focused advancing healthcare leaders and the field of healthcare management excellence. With 48,000 members, ACHE’s focus for these leaders is a commitment to integrity, lifelong learning, leadership and diversity and inclusion. With today’s rapidly-changing healthcare environment, ACHE’s network of 78 chapters members focus on networking, education and career development at the local level. Members also can earn the prestigious, gold standard FACHE® credential, signaling board certification in healthcare management.

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Jack Buckley, Chapter President

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