Ted Huster & Mickey LeRoy Earn ACHA Certification

Two of GBBN’s healthcare architects are celebrating a career milestone. Mickey LeRoy and Ted Huster recently earned certifications from the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA).

Recognized by the American Society of Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) and the American Hospital Association (AHA), the ACHA certification provides independent assurance that an architect has the demonstrated experience and requisite knowledge to design and implement solutions that meet the complex needs of healthcare clients.

The certification process not only requires applicants to assemble a portfolio to demonstrate their experience in the many facets of healthcare architecture, it also requires them to pass a rigorous exam that covers everything from design and implementation to the economic and regulatory forces shaping the healthcare industry.

Mickey and Ted both agree that the process of earning the ACHA certification has been validating.

“This has been a longtime goal – my most influential healthcare design mentor planted this seed many years ago,” Mickey says, “and I’m proud and excited to earn the recognition.”

“Though the portfolio focuses on the last five years, the process of assembling it felt retrospective, giving me a chance to reflect on 20+ years of healthcare design experience,” Ted says. “I was especially surprised and pleased by the appreciation for my work and working style expressed in my client letters of recommendation.”

Ted and Mickey have worked on many healthcare projects, including TriHealth Harold M. and Eugenia S. Thomas, Comprehensive Care CenterTriHealth Corporate Administrative Offices, UPMC Shadyside (Renovation), and Mercy Health Deerfield Medical Center.