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Atrium Health Navicent President and CEO Delvecchio Finley to Serve as Chairman-elect of the American College of Healthcare Executives

Finley’s term will be followed by terms as chairman and immediate past chairman

Atrium Health Navicent President and CEO Delvecchio Finley has been elected to serve as the chairman-elect of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

ACHE is an international professional society of more than 48,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems, and other healthcare organizations. As chairman-elect, Finley begins a three-year term which will be followed by terms as chairman and immediate past chairman.

“I am honored to have this opportunity to help improve the health and wellness of communities across the nation. With the evolving needs in health care accentuated and accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, ACHE’s role continues to be vital as we equip and inspire competent, values-driven health care leaders,” Finley said. “Thank you ACHE for this opportunity. I am also incredibly thankful for the support of Atrium Health President and CEO Gene Woods, the Atrium Health Navicent board and my executive team.”

Finley joined Atrium Health Navicent as President and CEO in February 2021.

“Atrium Health Navicent has benefitted greatly from Delvecchio Finley’s skills and talents as he’s worked to improve the health and wellness for all of central and south Georgia,” said Atrium Health Navient Board Chair Starr Purdue. “As ACHE’s chairman-elect, he will be able to use those skills and talents on a national level to make an immense impact.”

Board certified in health care management as an ACHE Fellow, Finley served as an ACHE Governor from 2018 to 2021, as an ACHE Regent for northern and central California from 2007 to 2010 and on many ACHE committees. In 2014, he received the Robert S. Hudgens Memorial Award for Young Healthcare Executive of the Year.

In addition to his service to ACHE, Finley serves as a board member for the Georgia Hospital Association, the Georgia Association of Community Hospitals, and the Council on Healthcare Spending and Value for Health Affairs. His prior board experience includes the American Hospital Association, California Hospital Association and the California Association of Public Hospitals.

Finley has received numerous awards during his career, including being named to Modern Healthcare’s “Top 25 Diversity Leaders in Healthcare” list in 2021 and the magazine’s “Watch List” and “Top 25 Minorities in Healthcare” list in 2016. In 2015, he received Modern Healthcare’s “Up and Comers Award” and was named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s “Top Healthcare Executives Under 40” list. He also received the Service Award in 2008, the Distinguished Service Award in 2011 and the Exemplary Service Award in 2014 through ACHE’s Recognition Program, and a Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent Award from ACHE in 2007.

About Atrium Health Navicent

Atrium Health Navicent is the leading provider of healthcare in central and south Georgia and is committed to its mission of elevating health and wellbeing through compassionate care. Atrium Health Navicent provides high-quality, personalized care in 53 specialties at more than 50 facilities throughout the region. As part of the largest, integrated, nonprofit health system in the Southeast, it is also able to tap into some of the nation’s leading medical experts and specialists with Atrium Health, allowing it to provide the best care close to home – including advanced innovations in virtual medicine and care. Throughout its 125-year history in the community, Atrium Health Navicent has remained dedicated to enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. It is also one of the leading teaching hospitals in the region, helping to ensure viability for rural health care for the next generation. For more information, please visit

About the American College of Healthcare Executives

The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 48,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE’s mission is to advance our members and healthcare leadership excellence. ACHE offers its prestigious FACHE® credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management. ACHE's established network of 77 chapters provides access to networking, education and career development at the local level. In addition, ACHE is known for its magazine, Healthcare Executive, and its career development and public policy programs. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its vision of being the preeminent professional society for leaders dedicated to improving health. The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives was established to further advance healthcare management excellence through education and research. The Foundation of ACHE is known for its educational programs—including the annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,000 participants—and groundbreaking research. Its publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on health services management including textbooks for college and university courses.