The CHFM is a national credential that distinguishes an individual as being among the elite in a critical field of healthcare management.
Shadix, who serves as director of facilities for Gordon Hospital, resides in Gordon County with his wife, Bonnie, to whom he has been married for 30 years. They are the proud parents of two sons, Steven and Chris.
“Receiving this certification is certainly an honor for me,” Shadix said. “This designation is not only beneficial to me, but also to Gordon Hospital and the Adventist Health System.”
To earn the CHFM, an individual must satisfy edibility requirements that incorporate a blend of professional experience and education, agree to adhere to the AHA Professional Standards of Conduct, and pass the CHFM Certification Examination, which assesses knowledge required of a competent healthcare facility manager in the areas of compliance, planning, design and construction, maintenance and operations, life safety, finance and administration.
Since joining the Gordon Hospital Team in 2002, Shadix has served as project manager for more than $50 million worth of construction projects. He has earned two Gordon Hospital Leadership Awards, completed National Incident Management Training, and is a certified instructor in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention. Shadix currently serves on the Georgia Cumberland Academy School Board and is a member of the American Red Cross and Gordon County 911 Advisory Committees.
The CHFM Program supports the community of healthcare facility managers and is designed to provide an objective and rigorous assessment of mastery of a well-defined body of professional knowledge. Additionally, certificants demonstrate their continued professional development and commitment to the profession by maintaining the certification through participation in professional development activities. For more information, please visit the American Hospital Association website at www.aha.org.