Louisiana Chapter of Healthcare Executives

October 2017

Letter from LACHE President Fall 2017

Coletta Barrett

I hope your Summer has  been filled with family and the opportunity to renew your spirit.   I’ve used the quote by Henry Ford:   Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success. Your Louisiana Chapter is making progress and has had a successful first half of 2017.   We had record attendance at the LHA Summer Conference ACHE program.  Dr. Jonathan Borroughs lecture on Medical Staff Alignment provided the opportunity for many of our member CEO’s to bring their Medical Staff Leadership.  Alignment, Accountability and Evidence Based interventions were key themes of his lecture.  Growth of membership is a major focus of ACHE and your Louisiana Chapter.  Dr. Bourroughs session provided an opportunity for us to highlight the professional education and development we have to offer our Medical Staff partners.  We are half way through the LaCHE fiscal year.  Many of our Regional Board Directors have stepped forward to lead and facilitate regional membership recruitment sessions.  Kudos to Region 3 Director Dr. Tiffany Love and Region 4 Director Davis Guy, FACHE for hosting successful local recruitment meetings.   We welcome Fernando Rivera, FACHE Director/CEO, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System to the LaCHE Board of Directors as the Region 1 Board Director.  We are looking to host membership recruitment sessions in Regions 1 – Greater New Orleans and Region 2 – Greater Baton Rouge/North Shore before the end of 2017.  If you are interested in assisting with this effort, please do not hesitate to contact me or one of the LaCHE Board of Director members. 


At the ACHE National Leadership Conference in Chicago earlier this month, the Louisiana Chapter received the Region 4 Diversity & Inclusion Award.  Our focus on Regional recruitment sessions were but one of the highlights in the nomination submitted by Louisiana Regent Michele Sutton, FACHE.  Our Fall Education Session will be on November 10th in Baton Rouge at the LHA Conference Center.  Our Annual meeting will be in Baton Rouge on November 30th at the Louisiana Culinary Institute https://lci.edu/.  Tim Mohon, Chair of the Community Impact committee has done a phenomenal job of planning this year’s social event for the La Chapter ACHE Annual Meeting.  Diane Yeates, FACHE and the Education Committee are working to identify top talent to present at the ACHE session for the LHA Winter Conference, January 30-31,2017. 


As you can see, we are well on our way to a successful 2017.  It will take ALL of us working together to achieve the goals set forth in the Multi Year Strategic Plan.  I look forward to working with each of you to insure a successful year.    





Coletta C. Barrett RN, FACHE

President- LaCHE

Message from Your ACHE Regent - Fall 2017

I trust everyone had a great summer.


The Louisiana Hospital Association held its annual meeting in July.  The Louisiana Chapter of Healthcare Executives hosted a breakfast program titled Redesign and Operationalize Your Medical Staff for Health Reform.  We used this program as the venue to present the Regent’s Awards. One of the responsibilities of a Regent is to recognize leaders for their service and commitment to the advancement of healthcare leadership.


Our first award was presented for Early Careerist.   An Early Careerist is someone that is less than 40 years of age and has already made significant strides in his or her career and vast contributions to our Louisiana Chapter of Healthcare Executives.


This year’s recipient is a true reflection of the future of healthcare leadership.  He has earned both his MBA and MHA from Southeastern Louisiana University and University of Houston at Clearlake respectively, and just this year he has advanced to Fellow earning his board certification from the American College of Healthcare Executives.


He began his healthcare career as an Administrative Fellow with Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge in 2012.  He quickly rose to Business Manager to Director of Operations for Pediatrics to Administrator of Pediatrics to Administrator Children’s Hospital and Orthopedics, a position which he has held for 14 months.


He joined the American College of Healthcare Executives in 2010 and served as Chair of Membership from 2013-2016 and in 2017 was elected to serve as Member at Large for the Board. He also built our first website and maintained its content in 2013-2016.


Please join with me as recognizing our 2017 Early Careerist, Chad M. Cathey, FACHE for his significant contributions toward the achievement of goals of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the advancement of healthcare management excellence.


Our Senior-Level Careerist is a graduate from Texas Tech University with a degree in psychology and is licensed as a Social Worker, Counselor, and Home Health Administrator.  He has been a member of ACHE for 21 years.


He has worked in various administrative positions in hospitals, treatment centers, and agencies over the past 25 years. After 8 years with Memorial Hermann Health Care Systems in Houston, He joined the Evangeline Home Health Organization in 2003 where he holds the position of Regional Director/Strategic Initiatives.


Today, he serves the Chapter as the Region 3 Board Member and is a member of the Membership Committee.


Two years ago we merged the two chapters in Louisiana into one.  He was an instrumental part of the seamless merger.  He freely gave of his time to participate in the joint strategic planning session between the two chapters and participated in the social to introduce his former chapter members to the SELA chapter.  He has always found the time to support our chapter, ACHE and our industry.


Please join with me in recognizing Guy Davis as our 2017 Senior-Level Careerist for his contributions for the advancement of healthcare management excellence.


Our last award … The Rick Henault Mentor and Spirit of Servitude Regent’s Award which was established this year to honor and commemorate the legacy of Mr. Richard (Rick) Henault for his vast contributions to ACHE and our industry.


In December of 2016 Louisiana lost a great healthcare pioneer in Richard A. Henault.  He has the distinction of being the only Louisiana member of ACHE to rise through the ranks to Chairman Officer of ACHE.


Rick was an active member of ACHE for 36 years.  He was elected to the Council of Regents from 1996-1999, and then to Board of Governors from 1999 to 2006.  He served as Chairman Officer 2004-2005.  He also served on the nominating committee, Board Policy Committee, Executive Committee and Finance Committee. He was the recipient of the Regent’s Award in 2002, Service award in 2008 and the Distinguished Service Award in 2009.


A lifelong student and teacher, Rick frequently spoke about how proud he was to be of service to ACHE, an organization which exists to advance healthcare excellence.  Rick loved serving on the board because it enabled him to help other healthcare executives better serve their communities and continue to hone their craft.


Rick also served the community through helping to shape the minds of future leaders.  He was an executive in residence at his alma mater Tulane University.  Rick loved people and he was outgoing and made people feel special.  He always made the time to mentor and be of service to anyone in the college.  My life as Regent was truly enriched by knowing him.


The recipient of the inaugural Rick Henault Mentor and Spirit of Servitude Regent’s Award is a true reflection of the passion and dedication to our industry, service and future leaders.  One of this individual’s mentees, shares, “She embodies the true meaning of a servant leader.  She is someone that has a true passion in mentoring people to achieve greatness in their career, even when they do not see it in themselves.”


“Coletta is a blessing to our ministry.  Her passion and dedication working to improve the health our state and region is incredible.  She is deserving of this recognition, affirmed Terrie Sterling, FACHE.


Possessing more than 40 years of hospital clinical, health plan medical management and executive leadership. Our recipient is the Vice President of Mission for Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. Operationally, she is responsible for Community Advocacy, Pastoral Care, Parish Nursing, Mission Services, Community Benefit, Government Relations, Mental and Behavioral Health, Health Centers in Schools and the Palliative Medicine Program. Prior to her position at Our Lady of the Lake, she was Vice President of Research and Policy at the Louisiana Hospital Association (LHA).  As Administrative Officer for the LHA Research & Education Foundation, she served as the senior leader responsible for special project management in Emergency Preparedness, Managed Care, Trauma and Quality/Patient Safety.  Prior to joining LHA in January 2002, Coletta was Vice President of Administration for Baton Rouge General Medical Center where she enjoyed a 24-year career.

Coletta Barrett is a diploma graduate from the Charity Hospital School of Nursing, possesses a bachelor of science in Nursing from Southeastern Louisiana University and achieved a Master of Health Administration from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Coletta was elected Tulane University’s Outstanding Executive EMH student by the faculty of the Department of Health Systems Management in 1994. In April of 2004, the Southeastern Louisiana University, College of Nursing and Health Sciences named Coletta their 2004 Distinguished Alumnus.   In October of 2004, Coletta was named the Southeastern Louisiana University Alumnus of the Year, in part for her volunteer work with the American Heart Association. In 2010 she was awarded the Lifetime Community Service Award by the Greater Baton Rouge Area Leadership Program of the Chamber of Commerce.  Coletta was recognized by the Louisiana State Nurses Association Foundation in 2010 as the Community Volunteer Nurse of the Year and the LSNA Community Volunteer of the Year in 2014.  In 2015 Coletta was inducted into the Louisiana State Nurses Association Hall of Fame for her lifetime commitment to population health. In addition, she was recognized by the Louisiana Chapter of Healthcare Executives in 2016 as the Senior Level Careerist for her efforts in the advancement of healthcare within our state.

Coletta C. Barrett, RN, MHA, FAHA, FACHE served as the National Chairman of the Board for the American Heart Association in 2003-2004.  Coletta is the first Registered Nurse to ever hold the office of Chief Volunteer Officer for the AHA.  The American Heart Association launched the Go Red for Women movement under Coletta’s leadership. 

She has an appointment from the Governor of Louisiana to serve on the Louisiana Emergency Response Network (LERN) Board of Directors.  Charged with creating a statewide Trauma System, Coletta served as the Chairman of the LERN Board for 6 years.  Coletta is a member of the executive committee for the Human Resources Services Administration’s grants to Louisiana for Hospital Bioterrorism Preparedness and represents Louisiana hospitals on a number of other forums nationally and throughout the state.  Coletta has published two Emergency Management articles in Health Progress, “Disaster Planning after Katrina” in November-December 2007 and “Connections Matter when Disaster Hits” in November-December 2013.  She served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge and the Greater Baton Rouge Community Clinic.  Coletta is the past President of the Greater Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce Alumni Leadership Board.  She currently serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Mayor’s Healthy City Initiative in Baton Rouge.  In 2002, Coletta was honored as the YWCA Woman of Achievement in a Specialized Category for her volunteer work in the Baton Rouge Community and in 2008 she was chosen by the Baton Rouge Business Report as an Influential Woman in Business.   In 2014 Coletta was awarded the Franciscan Impact Award from Our Lady of the Lake College and in 2016 the Baton Rouge Area Chamber honored her with a Community Champion Award for her impact work in the community.

Coletta served on the Advisory Council for the National Heart Blood and Lung Institute for 4 years, on the Strategic Planning Board for the University of Alabama’s Culverhouse School of Commerce and Business for Healthcare Management in Tuscaloosa, Alabama for 8 years and is an adjunct faculty member of the University of Alabama in Birmingham. 

Truly, I can’t imagine a more deserving recipient of the first Rick Henault Mentor and Spirit of Servitude Regent Award …. Coletta’s life’s work is a reflection of her passion and commitment to service and others.

Please join with me in congratulating our 2017 Louisiana Chapter of Healthcare Executives President, Coletta C. Barrett, RN, FACHE. Her humility, selflessness and service to others are truly admirable. I’m honored to call her my friend.

Great leaders need a solid foundation. I would respectfully ask that you join with me and make a donation to the Fund for Healthcare Leadership.  The monies are used to provide scholarships and innovation.  Any size donation is appreciated by ACHE.  Please make sure checks payable to:

The Fund for Healthcare Leadership,

Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives

3376 Eagle Way

Chicago, IL 60678-1033



Michele K. Sutton, FACHE
Regent for Louisiana

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Congratulations Dr. Tiffany Love

At the ACHE National Leadership Conference in Chicago earlier this month, the Louisiana Chapter received the Region 4 Diversity & Inclusion Award. Below is Kiley Cedotal, FACHE and LACHE Secretary, Dr. Tiffany Love, Committee Chair of Diversity and Inclusion receiving the award on behalf of LACHE and Michele Sutton, FACHE, and LACHE Regent. 

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Are You Due to Recertify Your FACHE® Credential in 2017?

Demonstrate your continued dedication and commitment to lifelong learning by recertifying your FACHE credential. Visit my.ache.org (login required) to learn when you are due to recertify. Please submit this application no later than Dec. 31; include your Qualified Education credits and your community/civic and healthcare activities. For more information, please visit ache.org/Recertify.

You may also contact the ACHE Customer Service Center at (312) 424-9400 Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Central time or email contact@ache.org.


Offering a Postgraduate Fellowship? ACHE Can Help

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 complimentary 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 Audrey Meyer, membership coordinator at (312) 424-9308 or email ameyer@ache.org


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Take advantage of ACHE’s special offer: purchase one self-study course and receive a second course at a 50 percent discount. To review a list of available courses and corresponding Health Administration Press books, and to place an order, visit the ACHE website.


ACHE Member Communities Can Enhance Member Experience

ACHE offers four community groups that align with our member’s professional backgrounds and diversity inclusion.

ACHE Forums: Asian Healthcare Leaders | LGBT | Healthcare Consultants | Physician Executives

Sign up today: Join or renew one or more of these groups for an annual fee of $100 and receive benefits for the rest of 2017 and all of 2018. All benefits are accessible online and include a quarterly newsletter, an exclusive LinkedIn Group and special designation in ACHE’s online Member Directory.


Healthcare Leadership: Supporting Women Executives


Healthcare Leadership: Supporting Women Executives

Women’s Equality Day was celebrated August 26, 2017. This day began to commemorate the adoption of the 19th Amendment of the United States constitution which prohibited government from denying citizens the right to vote based on sex. It has since developed into a day to unite to celebrate and assure the rights and privileges of all citizens.

Pay equity and discrimination remains at a 20% discrepancy with women making 80 cents for every dollar a man makes (Institute for Women’s Policy Research, 2017). It is predicted Hispanic women will not receive equal pay until the year 2248, more than 20 years after African American women in 2124.

Within healthcare specifically, it is reported that women account for 78% of the healthcare and social assistance workforce (Warner, 2014). Women are making it to middle management with female managers at 73% (Chase, 2012). And that’s where most of them will end their career. The executive suite has sustained at approximately 70% Caucasian male for decades and the gains in diversifying this group has been minimal. The goal is not to hinder men who have earned a promotion, but to ensure women are receiving a fair chance at the same earned promotional opportunity.

Women often are not recognized for their roles as subject matter experts or their career accomplishments. A recent research study by the British Medical Journal by Filardo, da Graca, Sass, Pollock, Smith & Martinez observed only 37% of prestigious research journal articles are written by women. Dr. Julie Silver’s research on women physicians receiving awards from medical societies has demonstrated 40 years of women not receiving awards from medical societies out of the 48 years reviewed (Silver, 2017). That is what is referred to as the “inexorable zero”! This term is used to describe situations in which there is an absence of women or minorities in the area under analysis. We should never tolerate having women represented at a rate of zero.

Yes, women continue to represent roughly 50.8% of the U.S. population (U.S. Census Bureau, 2016). What will make the difference? Men supporting women. #HeForShe is one example of a campaign in which men are showing their support for gender equality.

How can men make the difference in an exceptional woman’s career? Don’t just be a mentor, be a sponsor. Ensure she makes it to the diversity pipeline by recommending her for career development programs and career opportunities. Have awareness of gender bias and promote change. Let the change start with you.



Chase, Dave. (July, 2012). Women in Healthcare Report: 4% of CEOs, 73% of Managers. Retrieved from http://www.forbes.com/sites/davechase/2012/07/26/women-in-healthcare-report-4-of-ceos-73-of-managers/#5fe2dea27ff8

Filardo, G., da Graca, B., Sass, D.M., Pollock, B. D., Smith, E. B., Martinez, M. A. The British Journal of Medicine Retrieved August 7, 2017 from: http://www.bmj.com/content/352/bmj.i847

Institute for Women’s Policy Research. Retrieved August 7, 2017 from: https://iwpr.org/issue/employment-education-economic-change/pay-equity-discrimination/#sthash.

Silver, J. K. STAT. Why are Women Excluded from Medical Society Awards? Retrieved July 19, 2017 from: https://www.statnews.com/2017/07/19/women-excluded-medical-society-awards/

Stephens, S. Healthcare eCareers. Healthcare Gender Pay Gap Still Significant. Retrieved from: https://www.healthecareers.com/article/salary/gender-pay-gap-healthcare


United States Census Bureau. Retrieved from https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/table/PST045216/00

Warner, Judith (March, 2014). The Women’s Leadership Gap: Women’s leadership by the numbers. Retrieved from file:///C:/Users/Dr%20Love/Downloads/WomenLeadership.pdf

Unique Behaviors That Earn Your Employees’ Respect

Great entrepreneurs and well-known leaders tend to possess some “rather unusual behaviors not commonly seen in the corporate world,” according to Marcel Schwantes, a speaker, leadership coach, and the principal and founder of Leadership From the Core. In a recent article for Inc., Schwantes said brilliant leaders do the following four things:

Tap front-line employees for new ideas. Success happens when leaders go down to the production floor to “engage with workers, ask questions and actively listen to truly understand current issues.”

Stay curious. Saying great leaders are naturally curious may sounds cliché, but the notion is backed by research. For instance, a Harvard Business Review report found people with a higher "curiosity quotient" are more inquisitive and generate more original ideas, which leads to higher levels of knowledge acquisition over time.

Display vulnerability. “There's immense power in being openly vulnerable,” says Schwantes. Vulnerability allows leaders to connect with and engage his or her employees. Being relatable helps build relationships, which is what many businesses are built on.

Have empathy. “The practice of empathy works in a business sense only if the end result is removing barriers and helping your employees succeed,” says Schwantes. “It's the feeling of safety and freedom employees get that releases them to do great work.”

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3 Keys to a Great Pep Talk

The ability to speak in a manner that is both energizing and persuasive is important for any leader, yet most executives receive little to no formal training in motivational speaking, according to a recent Harvard Business Review study. Authors of the research found most skillful speakers use language that is:

1. Clear. Great speakers use “uncertainty-reducing language.” For instance, rather than being vague, these speakers provide precise information on how to accomplish a task, including simple instructions, straightforward definitions of tasks and clear-cut details on how performance will be evaluated.

2. Empathetic. “Empathetic language” demonstrates that the speaker is considerate of the audience members as actual human beings. Praise, encouragement, gratitude and acknowledgment of a task’s difficulty all fall into this category.

3. Inspirational. People who give great pep talks often use “meaning-making language,” meaning they explain why a task is important. Typically, they do so by telling inspirational stories about times when people who worked hard succeeded or when their efforts positively affected customers or the community.

—Adapted from “The Science of Pep Talks,” by Daniel McGinn, Harvard Business Review, July–August 2017.

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Join the ACHE Official Group on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a social networking tool to help members exchange information, build contacts and share ideas. Join the ACHE Official Group on LinkedIn today to make new business contacts with other ACHE members and enhance your current relationships with a growing online network of leaders in the healthcare field.

To join the ACHE Official Group on LinkedIn, you must have a profile. To create a profile, visit LinkedIn.com. Once you have completed your profile, you are ready to join your colleagues around the country.

Click here to see a tutorial.  

Whether you are job hunting, gathering leads, or networking in your industry, having a professional, eye-catching profile is an excellent idea to make sure that you can be found by the right people at the right time.

First, it is not about you.  Write your summary in the first person (I accomplished ...).  With each statement that you write, consider who you are hoping will read it  and what they are taking away from it.  A recruiter, hiring manager, or potential customer wants to be able to imagine how you can help them.

Filling out a profile is not difficult, but here are some important best practices you should follow to make sure your profile is as powerful as possible.

  1. Start with a professional photo.  If you do not have a professional headshot, add that to your to-do-list, and go with the cleanest, most professional looking snapshot you have - and upgrade as soon as possible.  And smile - remember that photo is your first impression with a professional employer.
  2. Make your headline stand out.  By default, LinkedIn populates your headline with your job title and current company, but you don't have to leave it that way.  Consider listing your specialty and speaking directly to your audience.  Try to keep your headline to about ten words.
  3. Fill out the summary field with five - six of your biggest achievements.  Use bullets to make this easy to read.  You can also add media files, including videos.  If you are a speaker or presenter, an introduction video could be a great idea. 
  4. Add images or documents to your experience.  You can add media files to your experience section.  It is a great way to create a visual portfolio along with your standard resume information.
  5. Fill out as much of the profile as possible.  That includes skills, volunteer associations, education, etc.  This is the place to add the interesting stuff that does not fit on your resume, but paints you as a well rounded individual.  If your volunteer experiences directly pertain to your job search, put it in as work history.
  6. Keep your work history relevant.  You do not need to list every job you ever had.  Instead, list the jobs that are relevant to your current career goals. 
  7. Add links to relevant sites.  If you have a work-related blog or online portfolio , make use of the three URLs you are allowed on your profile and link to it. 
  8. Ask for recommendations.  Endorsements are great, but recommendations are the currency of the realm on LinkedIn.  Reach out to past colleagues, managers, and associates and ask that they write you a recommendation.
  9. Use status updates to share industry-relevant content.  This can help show recruiters that you are focused and in-the-know in your industry.

Follow these tips and you can ensure that you have a killer LinkedIn profile that will stand out to recruiters, hiring managers, and potential customers.

Adapted from:  Bernard Marr - How to Create a Killer LinkedIn Profile

Officers Contact Information

2017 LACHE Officers- Contact Information

Contact 2017 LACHE Officers












District 1

Fernando Rivera, FACHE

Director/CEO, Southeast La. Veterans HCS















 Timothy Mohon

 Director & FPO

 Tulane Medical Center 


























Tell a Colleague About ACHE

When colleagues join as a result of your encouragement, you will earn rewards.

As a member, you will join 40,000 leaders from across the country and around the world who are dedicated to improving health.  Dues are prorated based on the month you join.  For your security, credit card payments are only accepted with online applications.  If you wish to pay by check, you must complete a hard copy application.  Choose the membership status that best suits you:

Member - If you have a minimum of a bachelor's degree and a commitment to the profession of healthcare management, then you are invited to join ACHE as a member.  There is no better resource to have at your fingertips than the premier organization for healthcare executives.  Annual dues are $150 per year for the first two years, $250 in years three through five, and $325 after year five.

If you prefer, you may be eligible for the following membership levels.  Keep in mind that Faculty Associates, International Associates, and Student Associates are ineligible for Fellow status.

Faculty Associate - If you maintain a full-time position with an appointment in a graduate or undergraduate program in health services administration, you may be eligible for a discount on your dues.  You will have access to cutting-edge knowledge - knowledge that you can share with your students and colleagues - via ACHE's highly respected publications, ground-breaking research, and online resources.  Annual dues are $115.

International Associate - If you live outside the U.S. and are not a member of the U.S. military, you may be eligible for a discount on your dues.  Keep abreast of the latest trends in the healthcare field and acquire the tools you need to succeed.  Annual dues are $150.

Student Associate - If you are enrolled in a health services administration or related administrative program, you may be eligible for a discount on your dues.  Find answers to your most pressing career questions - and gain a competitive edge - through ACHE's countless resources.  Annual dues are $75.

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