Ron D. Thetford, director of facility services at Mercy Hospital Ada, recently earned the American Hospital Association’s certified healthcare constructor (CHC) designation.
CHC is a national credential that distinguishes an individual as being among an elite group of health care construction professionals who are committed to continuous education and advancement of their facilities.
“We are very proud of Ron and his CHC achievement,” said Lori Wightman, president of Mercy Hospital Ada. “Ron is continuously finding ways to further his education to benefit our hospital and community. His commitment to staying current in his field and to excellence gives me full confidence in the work he and his team produce.”
Thetford has been a co-worker at Mercy Hospital Ada (formerly Valley View Regional Hospital) for 20 years and has served as director of facility services for the last six years. For the last 10 years, he has been a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) ; he holds a senior status with ASHE along with Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM).
He is licensed in Oklahoma as an electrical contractor, locksmith, access control, closed circuit television and nurse call systems. He is a 2012 graduate of the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Ada and is a volunteer firefighter in Holdenville, Oklahoma.