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Tim Johnsen, FACHE, the president of INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, has been appointed to the Council of Regents, the legislative body of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

President of INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center Elected to American College of Healthcare Executives Council of Regents

Tim Johnsen, FACHE, the president of INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, has been appointed to the Council of Regents, the legislative body of the American College of Healthcare Executives. The Council of Regents serves as the vital link between ACHE and members by approving governance and membership regulations as well as promoting ACHE programs, services and activities within their respective areas.

Johnsen took office at the Council of Regents meeting March 24, during ACHE’s 61st Congress on Healthcare Leadership at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. As a Regent, Johnsen will represent ACHE’s membership in the state of Oklahoma.

Board certified in health care management as an ACHE Fellow, Johnsen has served as president of INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center since 2013. He has enjoyed an almost 30-year career in health care, starting at the bedside. He was a nurse in a cardiac intensive care unit, then a director of an air medical program. He was later the director of emergency services at an emergency and trauma center.

In 2000, he entered the administrative ranks and was named chief operating officer of a health care system in Missouri. He was recruited by Mercy to serve as president and chief executive officer of another Missouri hospital in 2003. Johnsen was transferred to Mercy Hospital and Clinics Hot Springs in 2006 and named president and CEO in 2007.

Johnsen received his Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield. He earned a Master of Science in health services administration from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo., and completed his Master of Business Administration at Webster University in St. Louis.