American College of Healthcare Executives
Winter 2009
In This Issue

Message from the Regent - Winter 2009
Meet your New Board Members and Executive Officers
Chapter Sponsors Alaska Native Tribal Health Students
Member Profile: LtCol James Cohen, One Veteran Who Keeps on Serving
Mountain PacificQuality Healthcare Annouces Quallity Winners
National News - Fall 2009
Find Out Who's Waiting to Welcome You
Make Listening a Key Component of Your Leadership Strategy
Ensure delivery of Chapter E-newsletter (Disclaimer)

  Chapter Officers

Bruce W. Johnson, DHA, FACHE

James H. Brooks, Jr., FACHE

Lt Col David V. Gill, FACHE

Immediate Past President
Michelle E. Calvin-Casey, FACHE

Board of Directors
Dawn M. Carman. FACHE
Victor J. Rosenbaum, FACHE
Michael Powers, FACHE
Christopher Galloway
Debbi Lehner, FACHE
National News - Fall 2009

ACHE’s Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership presents:
Best Practices for Applying Social Media in Healthcare

LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and blogs. What do these terms mean to healthcare in the new century? On Wednesday, November 4, 2009, in conjunction with the San Antonio Cluster, leading experts will share how these channels of communications allow organizations to interact with customers in a more engaging way, increase patient satisfaction, devise new recruitment models and build new communities.

This breakthrough way of communicating will allow organizations to provide support and education that extends beyond the walls of a healthcare facility. Join ACHE for this one-day program at The Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio and find out how you can use these social media tools to enhance the patient-care experience and broaden the reach of healthcare services. 
Featured speakers include Matthew Holt, author of The Health Care Blog and co-founder of the Health 2.0 Conference, and panelists representing Comcast, Hyatt Corporation and will share their lessons learned.
Also, a panel of healthcare executives will share insights and experiences in using social media to support the mission of healthcare. To register, call the ACHE Customer Service Center at (312) 424-9400 or visit

This program is funded in part by the Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership. Through charitable donations, the Fund is able to support programs focused on inspiring future leaders, advancing healthcare management ethics and promoting healthcare management innovations. For more information about the Fund, visit

FACHE Deadlines for Participation in Convocation
If you are making the commitment to earn the distinction of board certification in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, let us recognize you at the 2010 Convocation Ceremony. Submit your completed Fellow application (including supporting materials) by November 2, 2009. Once your application is approved you must take and pass the Board of Governors Exam, and meet the tenure, continuing education and healthcare management requirements. For more information about the requirements and deadlines, call ACHE’s Customer Service Center at (312) 424-9400, or visit the Credentialing area of 
Leader-to-Leader Program
Each time you encourage a colleague to join ACHE or sponsor a Fellow applicant, you will receive points that can be redeemed for quality rewards such as a Cross pen, technology set, umbrella, gift certificate and more. ACHE’s Leader-to-Leader Program recognizes the influential role affiliates play in recruiting new members and encouraging current Members to advance to Fellow and rewards you for it. One point is awarded for each new Member recruited or current Member who advances to Fellow. To receive credit, they must list you as the sponsor on their applications. Points can be redeemed one at a time on or saved to redeem at a later date for multiple items. By encouraging your colleagues to join ACHE or earn the FACHE credential, you will enhance their professional development, boost your organization’s productivity and performance, and positively impact healthcare delivery. Visit the Leader-to-Leader area of or contact ACHE’s Customer Service Center at (312) 424-9400 or for more information.


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