American College of Healthcare Executives
October 2012
In This Issue

Complete These Important Activities
ACHE’s Email Service for Chapters to End: Easy-to-use Options Available
Changes to Education and Event Tool Names
Apply for a Chapter Innovation Grant by Oct. 26
Nominate Your Regent for a Collaborative Project Award
Stimulate Membership Growth in Your Chapter by Promoting These Special Offers
October Membership Promo
October Professional Development Promo

Regional Services Contacts

Desmond J. Ryan, FACHE, CAE
Associate Director
Phone: (312) 424-9325

Gerard J. Berish, CAE
Serves District 1 and 5
Regional Director
Phone: (312) 424-9323

Jennifer L. Connelly
Serves District 3 and 6
Regional Director
Phone: (312) 424-9328

Terra L. Levin, FACHE, CAE
Serves District 2 and 4
Regional Director
Phone: (312) 424-9329

Thom D. Freyer, FACHE, CAE
Vice President
Phone: (312) 424-9320
Complete These Important Activities

1.      Update Your Chapter’s Event Information

All chapters are expected to submit reports about their events as part of the criteria to maintain chapter status. These reports are important to fully chartered chapters because the information is used to calculate the indexed attendee hours a chapter provides each year—one of four areas in which a chapter can be recognized as part of the Chapter Management and Awards Program. The reported data are used to gauge the value delivered to healthcare executives by your chapter and all chapters. You may view the events reported by your chapter to date. To enter any events that have been held but not reported, access the Event Report Tool located in the Chapter Service Center menu under Chapter Education for Members.

2.      Keep Your Chapter’s File With ACHE Current

In November, chapter presidents will receive via mail a copy of the 2012 Chapter Self-Assessment. This annual self-assessment confirms that chapters have met the current chapter criteria. ACHE also gains an understanding of what chapters provide annually to chapter members and whether any changes have been made to the chapter board, bylaws or multiyear plan.

3.      Provide Valuable Feedback to ACHE

The Chapter Services Assessment will be mailed to chapter presidents in October. The short, three-question assessment provides the opportunity for chapters to evaluate the customer service that ACHE’s Division of Regional Services provides. Mail your completed assessment in the postage-paid return envelope directly to ACHE President and CEO Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, CAE. All responses will be kept confidential.

Next Article

Organize a Strategic Planning Retreat That Takes Your Chapter to the Next Level
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Using Social Media to Develop an Integrative Communication Program
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Chapter Presidents Checklist

ACHE Education Calendar
(Use this information to avoid conflicts with local events.)

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