Published on February 28, 2020

Taylor receives ACHE Regent’s Award

Renae Taylor accepting award

Southeastern Health Chief Nursing Officer Renae Taylor recently received the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award. The award was presented Feb. 19 at the North Carolina Healthcare Association’s Winter Meeting in Raleigh.

The award recognizes ACHE members who are experienced in the field and have made significant contributions to the advancement of healthcare management excellence and the achievement of ACHE’s goals.

Members are evaluated on leadership ability, innovative and creative management, executive capability in developing their own organization and promoting its growth in stature in the community, contributions to the development of others in the health care profession, leadership in state, local or provincial hospital and health association activities, participation in civic/community activities and projects, participation in ACHE activities, and interest in assisting ACHE in achieving its objectives.

A native of Bladenboro, Taylor earned an associate degree in nursing from Robeson Community College in 1991 and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from UNC Pembroke in 2008.  She earned a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Independence University in 2012 and is certified as a critical care registered nurse. Before stepping into her current role in 2013, Taylor served as director of critical care services and as unit manager of the intensive care unit. She is a Fellow in the ACHE and also holds a Nurse Executive-Advanced Certification.

About the American College of Healthcare Executives

The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 48,000 health care executives who lead hospitals, health care systems, and other health care organizations. ACHE’s mission is to advance its members and health care management excellence. ACHE offers its prestigious FACHE credential, signifying board certification in health care management. For more information, visit