Texas Health Plano Financial Officer Named to Fellow Status in American College of Health Care Executives

PLANO, Texas — Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano Financial Officer Brian Craft has been named to Fellow status in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), a professional society of more than 35,000 health care executives.

Brian Craft, FACHE
Brian Craft, FACHE

“We are proud of Brian for achieving this milestone in his career,” said Ron Long, chief financial officer and executive vice president for Texas Health Resources, Texas Health Plano’s parent organization. “Earning Fellow status shows his commitment to the profession and the community.”

According to the organization, to obtain Fellow status, candidates must fulfill multiple requirements, including passing an examination, completing at least 40 hours of continuing education, serving at least five years in health care management, and being active in the local civic and health care communities. Fellows must be recertified every three years.

Craft serves as group financial officer, overseeing Texas Health Plano and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. He joined Texas Health as vice president of finance in June 2011.

He holds a master's degree in health care administration from Trinity University in San Antonio and a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of North Texas in Denton. Craft also served as treasurer of the Texas Chapter of the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management from 2004-07. He is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and is also a certified project management professional.

He lives in Midlothian with his wife and two sons.

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is a 368-bed acute care hospital and recognized clinical program leader, providing technologically advanced care to Plano and surrounding areas since 1991. The hospital’s services include orthopedics, cardiovascular services, oncology, pediatrics and women’s services. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Plano has more than 1,600 employees and 1,200 physicians on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL or visit TexasHealth.org/Plano.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 24 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, a large physician group, outpatient facilities, and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.