Second Quarter 2016
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Institute of Medicine Core Competencies for Health Professionals: Foundation for Care Coordination in Practice
Welcome New ACHE Kentucky Chapter Members
Kentucky ACHE Corporate Partnership Opportunities
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Message from Your ACHE Regent
Master These 4 Vital Conversations
Listen With Intent to Strengthen Leadership Skills
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President - Laura Belcher, FACHE
TJ Regional Health
Past President - Melinda Joyce, PharmD, FACHE
Commonwealth Health Corporation 
Regent (ex officio) - Chris Roty, FACHE
Baptist Health La Grange
Treasurer- David Bailey, FACHE
Secretary - Angie Stokes
Harshaw Trane
Message from Your ACHE Regent

At the 2016 Annual Congress, I was installed as the new Regent for Kentucky. Many thanks to Christopher M. Roty, FACHE for his years of service as a Regent and member of the Kentucky Chapter of ACHE.  

While reviewing the census of Kentucky, I see our Kentucky membership has grown by 8 percent since January 2015.  Of our 616 members, 195 are Fellows, 81 are either faculty or students, 5 are retired, and 348 are non-Fellow Members. As you will find on the website, there are significant advantages to becoming board certified in healthcare management and earning the FACHE credential. “Earning the distinction of board certification in healthcare management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) signifies your expertise, experience and commitment to continuing education and professional development. Just as members of the medical staff are board certified, having the FACHE credential by your name indicates a level of achievement in the profession.” One of my focus areas for the next year will be on encouraging members to take the next steps toward certification. There will be multiple opportunities for cost-effective face-to-face education both in Kentucky and southern Ohio. In addition, preparation courses for the Board of Governors Exam will be offered for those ready to take the next step. While the exam may seem daunting, it is well worth the effort. Certification in healthcare management will bring you many personal and professional rewards for years to come. If I can help you in your journey to certification, please feel free to contact me any time.

Carl R. Whittenburg, FACHE
Regent for Kentucky

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Save The Date

Kentucky ACHE Members:


Did you, or someone you know, make it a professional goal to sit for the ACHE Board of Governors (BOG) Exam?  If so, do we have an opportunity for you!


Again, the Kentucky Chapter of ACHE is sponsoring a daylong BOG Prep Course to help you become board certified.  We are fortunate to have many health care leaders and ACHE fellows who have agreed to teach on the material you will be tested on in the ten knowledge areas.  All you need to do is to let us know you plan to attend and then show up ready to learn. 


Feel free to forward this opportunity to a colleague (your future study partner).


When:                          Friday, August 12

Time:                           All day (specifics are forthcoming)

Where:                        Harshaw Trane at 12700 Plantside Drive, Louisville, KY  40299 (502-499-7000)

Cost:                            Free to all members and anyone interested in joining ACHE (great way to test us out)


Please save the date.  The official invitation with registration form will be e-mailed soon.


Becoming a fellow is as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5!

Below is a link to information on Advancing to Fellow:


Good luck.  YOU GOT THIS!

*** “Look for your KHA Conference Invitation, coming soon.  Educational opportunities abound, we look forward to seeing you there.” ***