American College of Healthcare Executives
Canadian Chapter Quarterly E-newsletter Spring 2012
In This Issue

Message from the Chapter Chair
The Canadian Chapter of ACHE
Meet your 2012 ACHE Canadian Chapter Board & Committee members
Message from the Regent
Upcoming events - - Save the date!
Communication Committee Update
Membership & Advancement Committee Update
Program Committee Update
On the Move?
Photo Gallery
Leaders Making a Difference!
Articles of Interest - Spring 2012
Board of Governors Exam Fee Waiver Promotion 2012
Tips on Connecting with the Canadian Chapter website
Join the ACHE Official Group on LinkedIn
Ensure delivery of Chapter E-newsletter (Disclaimer)


Canadian Chapter Website
ACHE Job Bank

Chapter Officers

David Kay, FACHE, Alberta

Vice Chair
Kareen Hall-Clarke, FACHE, Ontario

Terry Fadelle, Ontario

Marc Balcaen, FACHE

Past Chair
Sandra Hanmer, Ontario

Leaders Making a Difference!

Dr. Atefeh Samadi-niya (member since 2006 and currently the Vice-Chair of the Communications Committee) responded to an invitation from David Kay, President, encouraging members to take advantage of the Chapter’s Linkedin website. Samadi-niya posted an advertisement regarding a study called: Canadian National Study of Interprofessional Relationships between Physicians and Hospital Administrators (CANSIRPH). 

Research literature shows that physician-hospital relations are a crucial part of healthcare leadership that improves quality of patient care and reduces healthcare costs. 

As a Doctor of Medicine-Doctor of Health Administration, Samadi-niya’s research had the cooperation of the Canadian College of Healthcare Leaders (CCHL) and the Canadian Society of Physician Executives (CSPE) to send out the CANSIRPH invitation to managers, leaders, and executives across Canadian hospitals. 

At first, Samadi-niya who pursued her DHA (PhD) in the U.S., decided to work on a research study that benefits Canadian healthcare system. She searched for a mentor from the Canadian Healthcare system and the ACHE mentorship program matched her with one of the Ontario Hospital CEOs, Mr. Kenneth Tremblay, FACHE. This learning opportunity led to the birth of CANSIRPH in Samadi-niya’s mind, who studied both sides of the clinical and administrative hierarchies of the healthcare system. 

Thanks to those leaders who participated in CANSIRPH and provided their opinion, if you have any question about CANSIRPH or you would like to participate in CANSIRPH, please contact Dr. Atefeh Samadi-niya directly at

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