The Triangle Healthcare Executives’ Forum (THEF) is a local chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and is authorized to award continuing education credits for our programs. Our association was formed in 1980 and has been gaining momentum ever since.

Our membership is comprised of over 500 local healthcare executives interested in meeting healthcare professionals and sharing their experience and solutions to use in their day-to-day business environment. Current members work in a variety of settings including hospitals, IPA’s, health plans, consulting firms, pharmaceutical companies, technology development firms, nursing homes, state/county health departments, universities, and other areas of the healthcare industry.

THEF can benefit your personal and professional career development! It provides you the opportunity to build relationships, find a mentor, receive continuing education credits, network, and socialize with peers and leaders in the healthcare industry. There are several networking events, seminars and conferences that are sponsored by THEF each year. See the EVENTS section for detailed information.

We encourage new members from outside traditional hospital employers, such as insurers/managed care organizations, consulting groups, group practice management, current students of health administration programs, etc. THEFs’ primary membership focus is healthcare professionals and students who live or work in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area.

All members are encouraged to attend our monthly Executive Committee meetings.

ACHE automatically assigns affiliates to the closest local chapter. Only ACHE affiliates are eligible to hold membership in chapters. To become an ACHE member please visit the website at

Not A Member?

If you are not a current ACHE affiliate, we encourage you to join by visiting Non-members are welcome to attend chapter events. If you would like to be added to the chapter’s non-member mailing list to be notified of future programs and events, please send an email to



If you are interested in volunteering with THEF or upcoming community service opportunities in the Triangle, we encourage you to send an email to  Please also check out our Eventbrite listings for community service, educational, and networking events.