American College of Healthcare Executives
Fall 2011 Fall Issue, 2011
In This Issue

Message from the President - Fall 2011
Message from the Regent - Fall 2011
National News - Fall 2011
Speakers Highlight Challenges Ahead at September 21 Program
ACHECF - October is New Member Month!
ACHE of Central Florida Chapter Student Membership Scholarships
Choose a Diverse Panel of Teachers
Drive Retention With These 4 Simple Steps
Earn 1.5 ACHE Category I education credits
Join the ACHE Official Group on LinkedIn
Ensure delivery of Chapter E-newsletter (Disclaimer)


ACHE Home Page
ACHE Career Resources
HFMA Florida Chapter (Healthcare Financial Management Association)
FHA (Florida Hospital Association)
HIMSS (Health Information Management Systems Society)
Central Florida Message Board

Chapter Officers

Keith Lundquist, FACHE

Immediate Past President (also serving as Programs Chair)
Ken Peach, FACHE

Vice President
Lonnie Cahoon

Karl Hodges, FACHE

Board Members
Robert (Bobby) McCullough
Timothy P. Menton, FACHE
Sandra L. Randolph, FACHE (also serving Membership Chair) 
Dewane Pace

Jan Moysey, Communications Chair

Eric Boehm, Student Representative

Message from the President - Fall 2011
Keith Lundquist, FACHE

Is Now the Time for You to (finally) Become an ACHE Fellow?

Maybe you’re one of the almost 100 of our Central Florida chapter members who are eligible to become board certified in healthcare management as a Fellow of ACHE. If so, now is the time to make a tangible commitment to yourself and your future professional development to take the easy steps to become board certified and attain Fellow status.

Eligibility Requirements to apply to take the ACHE Board of Governors Exam are:

  • Be a member of the ACHE.

  • Master’s or other post-baccalaureate degree.

  • Current healthcare management position and at least two years of healthcare management experience.

If you’re qualified and you’re ready for the big “C” word (Commitment), here’s what you do:

1. If you haven’t already done so, Download an FACHE application (PDF) to initiate the process of becoming a Fellow;  or, Apply online now.

2.  Sign up to take the upcoming ACHE Fellows Advancement Preparation Course sponsored by our chapter to be held Friday, October 7 in the Orlando area.  For more information or to register by clicking: The deadline to register is Monday, October 3. So don’t delay. There is a nominal fee that includes lunch. What a deal!

Join your fellow colleagues to learn from Central Florida faculty members about the exam and brush up on content areas. You won’t be taking the exam that day, rather you will be learning more about the exam itself and hearing from others how to prepare and successfully take the exam in the future. Of course, you’ll probably want to make it the near future.

I hope to see you at the upcoming annual prep course on October 7.

One a related membership note, October is our annual Central Florida chapter “New Member Month.” New members or re-instated members who join during October receive credit for one free upcoming educational program hosted by our chapter within the next 12 months. So, if you know of someone who might be interested in joining our chapter, send them a quick note and suggest they check us out. Simply click on this link and fill in an on-line form to “Tell a Colleague about ACHE.” It’s that simple.

Keith Lundquist, FACHE
ACHE of Central Florida

Next Article

Register Now:

Topic: ACHE Fellows Advancement Preparation Course

Date: October 7, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Florida Hospital Orlando Creation Conference Center
601 East Rollins Street
Orlando, FL 32803

To register:

Questions? Contact Kim Wolff at

Save the Date:

Topic: The Healthcare Executive's Role in Technology Decisions: Surgical Advancement Simulation to Reduce Training Time, Increase Case Access, Increase Expertise, and Reduce Errors

Date: December 6, 2011

Location: Nicholson Center in Celebration



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