Chapter Quarterly Newsletter December 2017
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ACHE of Iowa President Message
Regent Message
Message from Your ACHE Regent
Member News
New Member Spotlight
Save the Date Events
Upcoming ACHE of Iowa Events!
Board of Governors Exam
Take Your Career to the Next Level
Other News
Updated ACHE of Iowa Board Roster
Call For Volunteers
National News
Bring Out the Most in Your Employees: 10 Tips for Managers
Ransomware Tops List of Health Technology Safety Hazards
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Tim Ahlers, FACHE

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Michelle Niermann, FACHE

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ACHE of Iowa President Message
Photo courtesy of Unity Point

Dear ACHE of Iowa Members,

As we near the end of 2017, the ACHE of Iowa Board and I would like to say thank you for your commitment to our chapter and the field of healthcare leadership. Your leadership makes a difference locally and nationally, as we all work collectively to improve our healthcare delivery system.

We hope you’ve had the opportunity to attend one of our education events this past year and network with colleagues from around the state. A big thanks to our Education and Program Planning committee chaired by Tim Chwirka of UnityPoint – St. Luke’s Hospital and co-chaired by Bobbi Bentz of Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. ACHE of Iowa is committed to providing enough face-to-face credits to help members advance to Fellow or recertify. Stay tuned for more exciting events in 2018.


Happy holidays!


Timothy J. Ahlers, FACHE

Chief Financial and Operating Officer

UnityPoint Health – Dubuque

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