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Monmouth Medical Center executive earns top healthcare management credential


Anna M. Burian, FACHE, PT, MHA, assistant vice president of operations at Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation's leading professional society for healthcare leaders.

"Because healthcare management ultimately affects the people in our communities, it is critically important to have a standard of excellence promoted by a professional organization," says Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, CAE, president and chief executive officer of ACHE. "By becoming an ACHE Fellow and simultaneously earning board certification from ACHE, healthcare leaders can show that they are committed to providing high-quality service to their patients and community."

Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. In fact, only 7,500 healthcare executives hold this distinction. To obtain Fellow status, candidates must fulfill multiple requirements, including passing a comprehensive examination, meeting academic and experiential criteria, earning continuing education credits and demonstrating professional/community involvement. Fellows are also committed to ongoing professional development and undergo recertification every three years.

As assistant vice president of operations at Monmouth Medical Center, Burian provides executive oversight of the hospital's strategic planning process and for a number of the facility's programs and services, including bariatrics, wound care, vascular imaging, outpatient subspecialty services, rehabilitation services, epilepsy program and sleep disorders. She also serves as Monmouth Medical Center's privacy officer.

Previously Burian served as administrative director, providing oversight for several departments during the course of 18 years, including, rehabilitation services, EEG and sleep disorders, occupational health and diagnostic imaging services. A licensed physical therapist, she also served a staff physical therapist at Monmouth Medical Center and clinical coordinator of physical therapy at Mount Sinai Hospital in Hartford, Conn.

Burian earned a master's degree in health care administration from Seton Hall University in West Orange, N.J. and a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from Florida International University in Miami, Fla. She is a member of the New Jersey Medical Group Management Association and a board member of the Greater Ocean Township Chamber of Commerce.

PHOTO: Anna M. Burian, FACHE, PT, MHA, assistant vice president of operations at Monmouth Medical Center.

About Monmouth Medical Center
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, along with The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest teaching hospitals and has been an affiliate of Philadelphia's Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. The hospital is routinely recognized by HealthGrades, the nation's largest premier independent health care quality company, for excellence in both emergency medicine and maternity care. U.S. News & World Reporthas recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery. For more information on Monmouth Medical Center, visit

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