|National News - Spring 2014|
2014 Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership Education Programs
The 2014 innovations program, “Healthcare Innovation: Taking Action, Improving Care and Reducing Costs 2.0,” will focus on key initiatives introduced by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (the Innovation Center). The program will highlight three organizations that are working with the Innovation Center and organization representatives will describe their experiences in implementing projects to develop better healthcare in communities with the highest care needs. This special program will be offered Aug. 11, 2014, in conjunction with the Washington, D.C., Cluster. Full details will be available soon at ache.org/Innovation.
The 2014 ethics program, “Ethical Leadership in Uncertain Times,” will be led by Jack Gilbert, EdD, FACHE, on Oct. 28, 2014, in conjunction with ACHE’s Salt Lake City Cluster. The half-day session will feature Gilbert’s remarks on ethical leadership in the era of reform and a panel of healthcare executives who will explore effective, intentional and practical ways for healthcare leaders to strengthen their organization’s focus on doing the right thing. For those already attending the Salt Lake City cluster, continue your professional growth with this important session. Or, just participate in the morning workshop and leave with a renewed sense of commitment. Full details will be available soon at ache.org/Innovation.
Both programs qualify for ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits.
The Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership, a philanthropic initiative of the Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives, was created to bring innovation to the forefront of healthcare leadership. The Fund works to inspire and develop future leaders, promote diversity and inclusion among healthcare leaders, explore emerging complex ethical issues and encourage innovations in healthcare management.
ACHE Senior Executive Program
The Senior Executive Program prepares senior healthcare leaders for complex environments and new challenges. Past participants have been senior directors, vice presidents, COOs, CNOs and CFOs—many of whom aspire to be a CEO and believe the Senior Executive Program has assisted them in achieving that goal. It consists of three sessions, each two-and-a-half days in length. Locations and dates are as follows: Chicago (June 2–4), San Diego (Aug. 18–20) and Orlando, Fla. (Oct. 13–15).
Participants grow professionally in a supportive learning environment over the three sessions. The Senior Executive Program includes relevant topics such as reducing medical error, improving board relationships, increasing personal influence, financial management in the era of payment reform, confronting disruptive behavior and influencing public policy.
Enrollment is limited to 30 healthcare executives. For those individuals whose organization lacks the resources to fully fund their tuition, a limited number of partial scholarships underwritten by Toshiba American Medical Systems, Inc. are available. For more information, contact Darrin Townsend, program specialist, at (312) 424-9362 or visit ache.org/SeniorExecutive.
ACHE Executive Program
The ACHE Executive Program is designed to help healthcare middle managers refine their knowledge, competencies and leadership skills. Participants will have the opportunity to learn, share and grow professionally together over the three multi-day sessions. The program will cover relevant topics such as improving patient safety and clinical quality, physician integration strategies, appraising personal leadership, managing disruptive behavior, talent development, understanding hospital governance, conflict management and measuring financial success.
The Executive Program, a three-part series of sessions, will be held at the following locations and dates: Chicago (June 2–3), San Diego (Aug. 18–20) and Orlando, Fla. (Oct. 13–15). Participants will attend all three sessions.
Enrollment is limited to 30 healthcare executives. For those individuals whose organization lacks the resources to fully fund their tuition, a limited number of full scholarships underwritten by Toshiba American Medical Systems, Inc. are available. For more information, contact Darrin Townsend, program specialist, at (312) 424-9362 or visit ache.org/Executive.
Physician Executives and Healthcare Consultants Forums
ACHE’s Physician Executives Forum and Healthcare Consultants Forum enhance value to physician executive and healthcare consultant members through a package of benefits tailored to their unique professional development needs.
The Physician Executives Forum offers education, networking and relevant information that address the top issues physician executives face such as leading quality initiatives and enhancing interdisciplinary communication skills. Benefits include a special designation on ACHE’s online Member Directory, e-newsletter and an exclusive LinkedIn Group. Physician executive members with an MD or DO credential are encouraged to visit ache.org/PEForum to learn more about the Forum’s benefits and to join.
The Healthcare Consultants Forum can help healthcare consultants stay ahead of the curve and more effectively meet client needs through targeted resources designed with their needs in mind. Benefits include a special designation on ACHE’s online Member Directory, e-newsletter and an exclusive LinkedIn Group. More information is available on ache.org/HCForum, where interested consultant members can join.
The cost of membership in either the Physician Executives or Healthcare Consultants Forum is $100 annually in addition to ACHE annual dues.
ACHE is pleased to offer once again the Board of Governors Exam fee waiver promotion to ACHE Members who apply for the FACHE® credential between March 1 and June 30, 2014. Eligible Members must submit their completed Fellow application and $250 application fee during the promotion period. Pending application approval, ACHE will waive the $200 Board of Governors Exam fee. All follow-up materials (i.e., references) must be submitted by Aug. 31, 2014, to receive the waiver.
For more information on the promotion, go to ache.org/FACHE.
ACHE Call for Nominations for the 2015 Slate
ACHE's 2014–2015 Nominating Committee is calling for applications for service beginning in 2015. 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 2 (two-year term ending in 2017)
- Nominating Committee Member, District 3 (two-year term ending in 2017)
- Nominating Committee Member, District 6 (two-year term ending in 2017)
- 4 Governors (three-year terms ending in 2018)
Please refer to the following district designations for the open positions:
- District 2: District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia.
- District 3: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin.
- District 6: Uniformed Services/Veterans Affairs.
Candidates for Chairman-Elect and Governor should submit an application to serve, a copy of their resume and up to 10 letters of support.
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 email@example.com and must be received by July 15, 2014. All correspondence should be addressed to Gayle L. Capozzalo, FACHE, chairman, Nominating Committee, c/o Julie Nolan, American College of Healthcare Executives, 1 N. Franklin St., Ste. 1700, Chicago, IL 60606-3529.
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, 2014, and candidates for Chairman-Elect and Governor will be interviewed in person on Oct. 30, 2014.
To review the Candidate Guidelines, visit ache.org/CandidateGuidelines. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Nolan at (312) 424-9367 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuition Waiver Assistance Program
To reduce the barriers to ACHE educational programming for ACHE members experiencing economic hardship, ACHE has established the Tuition Waiver Assistance Program.
ACHE makes available a limited number of tuition waivers to ACHE Members and Fellows whose organizations lack the resources to fund their tuition for education programs. Members and Fellows in career transition are also encouraged to apply. Tuition waivers are based on financial need and are available for the following ACHE education programs:
- Congress on Healthcare Leadership
- Cluster Seminars
- Self-Study Programs
- Online Education Programs
- Online Tutorial (Board of Governors Exam preparation)
- ACHE Board of Governors Exam Review Course
All requests are due no less than eight weeks before the program date, except for ACHE self-study courses; see quarterly application deadlines on the FAQ page of the tuition waiver application. Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Recipients will be notified of the waiver review panel's decision not less than six weeks before the program date. For ACHE self-study courses, applicants will be notified three weeks after the quarterly application deadline.
If you have questions about the program, please contact Teri Somrak, associate director, Division of Professional Development, at (312) 424-9354 or email@example.com. For more information, visit ache.org/Tuitionwaiver.
ACHE’s 2014 Premier Corporate Partners
ACHE would like to recognize our 2014 Premier Corporate Partners, whose year-round support helps ACHE further its mission and adds value to our membership. Our Premier Corporate Partners demonstrate commitment to ACHE and its members. We are proud to recognize the following 2014 ACHE Premier Corporate Partners: