Chapter Quarterly Newsletter Spring 2016
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ACHE of Iowa President Message
Spring Update
Board of Governors Exam
Take Your Career to the Next Level
Other News
National News Q1 2016
Building Rapport
Inspire Positivity Through Constructive Criticism
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ACHE Regent

David H. Hickman, FACHE

(515) 358-8024


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Kevin Kincaid, FACHE

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Michelle Niermann, FACHE

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Tom Mulrooney, FACHE

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ACHE Representative

Tammy G. Dillard-Steels, CAE 

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Board of Governors Exam
Take Your Career to the Next Level

Maximize your professional potential by earning the premier credential in healthcare management. When you become board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow (FACHE®), you'll have the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed. Don't just take our word for it—see what these Fellows have to say about advancement:

“It's incumbent upon leaders to promote to those we mentor a personal commitment to lifelong learning and ongoing professional development. Achieving and maintaining Fellow status keeps us current with the challenges ahead and sets an example for our healthcare leaders of tomorrow.”

—Polly Davenport, RN, FACHE
CEO, Ochsner Health System–North Shore Region, Slidell, La.

“Board certification in healthcare management helped me to integrate my graduate studies with my work experience in order to become a more focused and disciplined leader. The FACHE designation is a highly regarded credential that speaks volumes about an executive's competence, commitment and personal values.”

—Jeffrey A. Flaks, FACHE
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Hartford (Conn.) HealthCare

Earn continuing education credits toward advancement by attending any upcoming ACHE of Iowa event.

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Upcoming Events




Type of Event

April 26

(Registration and Networking at 5:00, Panel 5:30 to 7:00)

ACHE Panel - Reinventing Customer Service

Iowa Methodist Conference Center, Des Moines

Education (Face-to-Face Credit 1.5)

June 7

(5:00 – 7:00)

Networking Event



June 8

(Morning Pre-Forum)

IHA Summer Forum – ACHE Speaker


Education (Face-to-Face Credit 3.0)


Nebraska/Iowa ACHE Panel

Western Iowa


Education (Face-to-Face Credit 1.5)


Networking Event

Des Moines


September 29

Iowa Healthcare Executive Symposium – ACHE Panel

Iowa City

Education (Face-to-Face Credit 1.5)

October 19

(7:00 – 8:30)

IHA Annual Meeting - Breakfast

Des Moines

Meeting & Awards

October 19

(12:30 to 1:15)

IHA Annual Meeting – Advancement to Fellow Program - Richard Cordova (Chair, National ACHE)

Des Moines


October 19


IHA Annual Meeting – ACHE Speaker

Des Moines

Education (Face-to-Face Credit 3.0)


ACHE Panel



*Proposed Event