North Oaks Health System Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
Michele Kidd Sutton, FACHE, of Hammond, La. has been elected to serve
on the Council of Regents for the
American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) effective March 15, 2015. As a Regent, Sutton will represent ACHE’s
membership in the Southeast Region of the U.S.
The Council of Regents serves as the vital link between ACHE and members
by approving governance and membership regulations, as well as promoting
the professional society’s programs, services and activities within
their respective areas.
With a career spanning 27 years in health care administration with North
Oaks Health System, Sutton also is Chief Executive Officer/Administrator of
North Oaks Medical Center. Sutton has belonged to ACHE since 2004 and was elected President of its
Southeast Louisiana Chapter for 2013 and 2014.
Sutton earned her bachelor’s degree in Marketing and master’s
degree in Business Administration from
Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond. She earned board certification in healthcare management as an
ACHE Fellow in 2009.
In 2014, Sutton was honored as one of the “Top 20 Most Influential
Women in Tangipahoa Parish” by
The Daily Star. In 2007, she was recognized as one of 50 “Women of the Year”
New Orleans CityBusiness, and in 2004, the
Louisiana Society of Hospital Public Relations and Marketing (LSHPRM)distinguished her as “Marketer of the Year.”
Sutton also belongs to
The Healthcare Roundtable for Chief Operating Officers, and the
Louisiana Hospital Association, where she is member of the Legislative, Regulatory and Policy Committee
and through which she was appointed to the
Department of Health and Hospitals’ Perinatal Clinical Guidelines Committee.