The American College of Health Care Administrators has named Rudy Michalek as its interim president and CEO following the retirement of its current leader Bill McGinley. 

Michalek is a 38-year member and fellow of the organization. He will start in the new role May 24.

Rudy Michalek

“I look forward to this opportunity to serve ACHCA and all of its membership. I will endeavor to fulfill the ACHCA’s vision and mission,” he said in a statement. 

Michalek has more than 40 years of operational experience with healthcare facilities and organizations. He earned an MBA from DePaul University and is president of Premier Care Management. He’s also served as a chapter officer, committee chair, member and in various roles on the national Board of Directors for ACHCA. 

“As someone who has worked closely with [Michalek] for many years, I couldn’t be more pleased to welcome him to the ACHCA staff,” said McGinley, who announced his pending retirement in March.

“[His] experience, demonstrated leadership, and passion for his work and the college will provide incredible support to our members and staff as they continue to advocate for excellence in post-acute care and aging services,” he added.