Winter 2016
Greater Charlotte Healthcare Executives Group (GCHEG) Quarterly Newsletter Winter 2016
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National News Q4 2016

 

Save the Date for the 2017 Congress on Healthcare Leadership 
The American College of Healthcare Executives’ Congress on Healthcare Leadership brings you the best in professional development, opportunities to network with and learn from peers, and the latest information to enhance your career and address your organization's challenges in innovative ways. The 2017 Congress on Healthcare Leadership, “Discovering Possibilities & Opportunities,” will be held March 27–30 at the Hilton Chicago/Palmer House Hilton.

Join us in 2017 and be part of this dynamic, energizing event that draws the top healthcare leaders from across the nation and around the world.

This premier healthcare leadership event provides:

  • Access to more than 150 cutting-edge professional development sessions
  • Networking opportunities with more than 4,200 professionals from around the globe
  • Innovative solutions from the nation's top thought leaders
  • The latest tools and techniques designed to enhance your career

The opening date for Congress 2017 registration and to reserve hotel accommodations was Nov. 16.


Call for Innovations
Management Innovations Poster Session at the 2017 Congress on Healthcare Leadership
ACHE would like to invite authors to submit narratives of their posters for consideration for the 33rd Annual Management Innovations Poster Session to be held at ACHE’s 2017 Congress on Healthcare Leadership. We are interested in innovations on issues affecting your organization that might be helpful to others, including improving quality or efficiency, enhancing patient or physician satisfaction, implementing electronic medical records, using new technology and similar topics. All accepted applicants will be expected to be available to discuss their posters Monday, March 27, between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. and posters will remain on display March 27–29 at Congress. 
Please go to ache.org/CongressPosterSession for the full selection criteria and submission instructions. Submissions will be accepted through Jan. 17.


Forum on Advances in Healthcare Management Research at 2018 Congress on Healthcare Leadership 
ACHE would like to invite authors to submit proposals to present their research at the 10th annual Forum on Advances in Healthcare Management Research. This session will take place during ACHE’s 2018 Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which will be held March 26–29, 2018. The senior author of each selected proposal will receive a complimentary registration to Congress.

Please visit ache.org/Congress/ForumRFP.cfm for the selection criteria and submission instructions. Submit your up-to-400-word abstract by July 10.


IFD, ACHE Alliance to Expand Healthcare Internships for Diverse Individuals 
The American Hospital Association’s Institute for Diversity in Health Management and ACHE have entered into a strategic collaboration to co-promote the Summer Enrichment Program, which is designed to grow and strengthen the pipeline of healthcare leaders from underrepresented groups. The SEP places diverse graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in healthcare administration or a related field in 10-week, paid internships at healthcare organizations. As of Oct. 31, 2016, hospitals, health systems and other healthcare organizations interested in hosting an SEP intern in 2017 can register at diversityconnection.org/SEP. IFD staff will work with organizations to match SEP students with host sites beginning in February. Internships generally will take place from June through August. The SEP will be administered by IFD and co-promoted by ACHE, primarily through ACHE chapters across the country. 
 
For more information about the SEP or on becoming a host site, visit diversityconnection.org/SEP or contact Jasmin Clark, membership and educational specialist, IFD, at 
ifd-sep@aha.org or (312) 422-2658; Terra L. Levin FACHE, CAE, regional director, Division of Regional Services, ACHE, at tlevin@ache.org or (312) 424-9329; or Cie Armstead, director, Diversity and Inclusion, ACHE, at carmstead@ache.org or (312) 424-9306.


Encourage Your Members to Apply for Fellow Status 
The importance of earning the distinction of board certification as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives cannot be overstated. Encouraging your chapter members to take the next step in advancing their careers by achieving Fellow status benefits their professional goals and the healthcare management profession as it demonstrates a healthcare leader’s competence, leadership skills and commitment to excellence in the field.

Fellow applicants who successfully meet all requirements by Dec. 31, including passing the Board of Governors Examination, will be eligible to participate in the 2017 Convocation Ceremony at the 2017 Congress on Healthcare Leadership.


Access Complimentary Resources for the Board of Governors Exam
For Members starting on the journey to attain board certification and the FACHE® credential, ACHE offers complimentary resources to help them succeed so they can be formally recognized for their competency, professionalism, ethical decision making and commitment to lifelong learning. These resources, which include the Board of Governors Examination in Healthcare Management Reference Manual and quarterly Advancement Information webinars, are designed to be supplements to other available Board of Governors Exam study resources, such as the Board of Governors Review Course and Online Tutorial.

  • The Reference Manual, found at ache.org/FACHE, includes a practice 230-question exam and answer key, a list of recommended readings, test-taker comments and study tips.
  • Fellow Advancement Information webinars provide a general overview of the Fellow advancement process, including information about the Board of Governors Exam, and allow participants to ask questions about the advancement process. An upcoming session is scheduled for Dec. 8. Register online at ache.org/FACHE.


List Your Postgraduate Fellowship With ACHE
ACHE would like to know if your organization is offering a postgraduate fellowship for the upcoming year. If so, we encourage you to add it to our complementary Directory of Postgraduate Administrative Fellowships at ache.org/Postgrad.

As a healthcare leader, you know how crucial it is to attract and develop highly qualified professionals in your organization. Gain exposure and start attracting top-notch applicants by posting your organization’s program on ACHE’s Directory. You may add a new listing or update a previous one at any time by completing the Online Listing Form. 

Questions? Please contact Liz Catalano, membership coordinator at (312) 424-9374 or emailecatalano@ache.org, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time.


ACHE Announces Nominating Committee 2017 Slate
The ACHE Nominating Committee has agreed on a slate to be presented to the Council of Regents on March 25, at the Council of Regents meeting in Chicago. All nominees have been notified and have agreed to serve if elected. All terms begin at the close of the Council meeting on March 25. The 2017 slate is as follows:

Nominating Committee Member, District 2 (two-year term ending in 2019)
Dolores G. Clement, DrPH, FACHE
Sentara Professor and Director, Dual Degree Programs, Department of Health Administration 
VA Commonwealth University
Richmond, Va.

Nominating Committee Member, District 3 (two-year term ending in 2019)
Stephen J. Pribyl, FACHE
President
District One Hospital/Allina Health System
Faribault, Minn.

Nominating Committee Member, District 6 (two-year term ending in 2019)
Adam C. Walmus, FACHE
Austin, Texas

Governor (three-year term ending in 2020)
Anthony A. Armada, FACHE
Executive Vice President and Chief Executive, Western Washington
Providence Health and Services
Seattle

Governor (three-year term ending in 2020)
Nancy M. DiLiegro, PhD, FACHE
Vice President, Clinical Operations/Physician Services and Chief Clinical Officer
Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Elizabeth, N.J.

Governor (three-year term ending in 2020)
Sara M. Johnson, FACHE
Director, Executive Education
Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Indianapolis

Governor (three-year term ending in 2020)
Edmund L. Lafer, MD, FACHE
Medical Director
Health Partners Plans
Philadelphia

Chairman-Elect
David A. Olson, FACHE
Chief Strategy Officer
Froedtert Health
Milwaukee

Additional nominations for members of the Nominating Committee may be made from the floor at the annual Council of Regents meeting. Additional nominations for the offices of Chairman-Elect and Governor may be made in the following manner: Any Fellow may be nominated by written petition of at least 15 members of the Council of Regents. Petitions must be received in the ACHE headquarters office (American College of Healthcare Executives, 1 N. Franklin St., Ste. 1700, Chicago, IL 60606-3529) at least 60 days prior to the annual meeting of the Council of Regents. Regents shall be notified in writing of nominations at least 30 days prior to the annual meeting of the Council of Regents.

Thanks to the members of the Nominating Committee for their contributions in this important assignment:

Christine M. Candio, RN, FACHE
Richard D. Cordova, FACHE
Brian C. Doheny, FACHE
Ed Hamilton, FACHE
John M. Haupert, FACHE
Kim A. King, FACHE
Stephen M. Merz, FACHE
RADM Anne M. Swap, FACHE


ACHE Call for Nominations for the 2018 Slate
ACHE’s 2017–2018 Nominating Committee is calling for applications for service beginning in 2018. All members are encouraged to participate in the nominating process. ACHE Fellows are eligible for any of the Governor and Chairman-Elect vacancies and are eligible for the Nominating Committee vacancies within their district. Open positions on the slate include:

  • Nominating Committee Member, District 1 (two-year term ending in 2020)
  • Nominating Committee Member, District 4 (two-year term ending in 2020)
  • Nominating Committee Member, District 5 (two-year term ending in 2020)
  • Four Governors (three-year terms ending in 2021)
  • Chairman-Elect

Please refer to the following district designations for the open positions:

  • District 1: Canada, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
  • District 4: Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas
  • District 5: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Candidates for Chairman-Elect and Governor should submit an application to serve that includes a copy of their resume and up to 10 letters of support. For details, please review the Candidate Guidelines, including guidance from the Board of Governors to the Nominating Committee regarding the personal competencies of Chairman-Elect and Governor candidates and the composition of the Board of Governors.

Candidates for the Nominating Committee should only submit a letter of self-nomination and a copy of their resume.

Applications to serve and self-nominations must be submitted electronically to jnolan@ache.org and must be received by July 15. All correspondence should be addressed to Richard D. Cordova, FACHE, chairman, Nominating Committee, c/o Julie Nolan, American College of Healthcare Executives, 1 N. Franklin St., Ste. 1700, Chicago, IL 60606-3529.

The first meeting of ACHE’s 2017–2018 Nominating Committee will be held March 28, during the Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago. The committee will be in open session at 2:45 p.m. During the meeting, an orientation session will be conducted for potential candidates, giving them the opportunity to ask questions regarding the nominating process. Immediately following the orientation, an open forum will be provided for ACHE members to present and discuss their views of ACHE leadership needs.

Following the July 15 submission deadline, the committee will meet to determine which candidates for Chairman-Elect and Governor will be interviewed. All candidates will be notified in writing of the committee’s decision by Sept. 30, and candidates for Chairman-Elect and Governor will be interviewed in person on Oct. 26.

To review the Candidate Guidelines, visit ache.org/CandidateGuidelines. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Nolan at (312) 424-9367 or jnolan@ache.org.

 

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