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Julie Aman, CMPE, Director of Physician Practice at Horizon Healthcare, has earned the professional designation of Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) from the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE). ACMPE is the standard-setting and certification division of MGMA (Medical Group Management Association).

The designation of CMPE demonstrates that Mrs. Aman has achieved certification in medical practice management. ACMPE certifies an individual’s professional competence when he/she passes rigorous essay and objective examinations that assess knowledge of the broad scope of medical practice management skill sets as outlined in the Body of Knowledge for Medical Practice Management. These include business operations, financial management, human resource management, information management, organizational governance, patient care systems, quality management and risk management. The individual must also earn a minimum of 50 continuing education credit hours.

MGMA-ACMPE is the premier association for professional administrators and leaders of medical group practices. Since 1926, the Association has delivered networking, professional education and resources, political advocacy and certification for medical practice professionals.  Today, 6,600 MGMA-ACMPE members are participating in ACMPE board certification and Fellowship; 600 have achieved the Fellow credential, 2,200 have achieved the CMPE credential and 3,800 are pursuing board certification.

“Achieving this certification, through a respected organization such as MGMA, has been a professional goal of mine. Through the certification process, I feel I have gained additional knowledge which will apply to the regulatory and reform changes affecting our industry.  I’m grateful to be part of an organization such as Fairfield Memorial Hospital, as they support staff in achieving proficiency and certification in their area of knowledge.  Our leadership recognizes our Hospital is our people and providing highly trained and qualified people in all aspects of care is how we fulfill our mission,” stated Mrs. Aman.

Mrs. Aman received her Bachelor of Science degree in business from Eastern Illinois University, majoring in finance. Her career in healthcare business management and leadership began in August 1991 and has led to working with a variety of physician specialties and non-physician providers over the last twenty years.  She joined Fairfield Memorial Hospital in March 2008 when FMH desired formation of its own medical group, Horizon Healthcare, and subsequent Medical Arts Complex building project as home to the new group. Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s Medical Arts Complex was Aman’s third and largest medical professional building project.  The Horizon Healthcare medical group currently consists of four physicians (Christopher Ballard, M.D., Kyle Kakac, M.D., Marla Lafikes, M.D., and Wesley Thompson, M.D.) and three physician assistants (Kayla Bell, PA-C, Phil Blaich, PA-C, and Lois Dishman-Cooper, PA-C).  Nicole Fyie, M.D. will join the group next summer.  A team of dedicated support staff she leads includes eleven nurses and eleven office staff.

“Julie is a major asset to Fairfield Memorial Hospital and a key contributor to the continued success of building a strong team of medical professionals and support staff at Horizon Healthcare.  Her attention to detail during the building project was impeccable, while, at the same time, she kept Horizon Healthcare running smoothly for the patients and staff,” stated Katherine Bunting, Ph.D., FMH CEO.

Julie resides in Fairfield with her husband, Doug, and their two children, Alexander and Audrey.  She is a member of Fairfield’s First Christian Church.  In July, she joined F.A.M.E., a medical evangelism mission trip consisting of eighteen support personnel and three physicians in medical camp clinics in rural Dominican Republic.


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