Spring 2017
ACHENJ April 2017
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President's Message
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The Social Side of Emotional Intelligence: Bad Habits to Avoid
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Chapter Officers
Officers and Board of Directors - 2016-2017

Ceu Cirne-Neves, CPHQ, FACHE
Vice President, Physician & Support Services
Saint Barnabas Medical Center
RWJBarnabas Health

Immediate Past-President
Scott Serbin
Director of Marketing, Recruiting and Clinical Education

Jeffrey Egnatovich MBA, RN
Manager, Clinical Practice
Meridian Health


Bruce Keele

Financial & CFS Senior Director

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.



Jodi McCaffrey, FACHE  
Social and Content Marketing Manager


First Member at Large
Paula Gutierrez, MHA, CPTC
Transplant Administrator
NJ Sharing Network

Second Member at Large
Alex Puma
Analyst, Academic Affairs
Monmouth Medical Center


Membership Chair
Maria C. Miranda  
Director, Reimbursement Services
BESLER Consulting

Nancy DiLiegro, PhD, FACHE
Vice President of Clinical Operations and Physician Services
Chief Clinical Officer
Trinitas Regional Medical Center


2016-2017 Organizational Chart



President's Message
Céu Cirne-Neves, FACHE

Dear ACHENJ Member,

I am pleased to report how ACHENJ has prepared for innovation in how to serve our membership well in 2017 and beyond. We continue committed to a profession now more than ever experiencing a transformation as it responds to a demand for high reliability in patient safety and equity of care.

The Chapter held a Strategic Planning Retreat in October 2016, assisted by Gerard J. Berish, CAE, ACHE Regional Director for Districts 1 and 5, and mapped out our approach to how to best  prepare the chapter to serve our members as they face the new imperatives: we are on a “Journey to a Chapter of Excellence” as measured by national standards of Member Satisfaction, Education and Networking, Net Membership Growth, and Advancement of Eligible members.

he Chapter’s Multi-Year Plan is guided by member priorities and performance metrics.  In February, the Membership Committee, under the leadership of Maria Miranda, reviewed the member priorities as identified in the national survey (Fall 2016) and sponsored a Chapter survey to identify member preferences. The response was as follows:

Member priorities as identified in National survey

Member preferences as identified in Chapter survey

1.    Face-to-Face and Qualified education

Educational programs: Strategic Planning, Population Health, Patient/Customer Satisfaction and Engagement, Financial/General, Quality/Patient Safety

2.     Advancement to Fellow

Assistance with education requirements, letters of recommendation

3.    Career Development  

Of those who responded, C-Suite leaders would consider participating on a panel discussion regarding career development and mentorship

4.    Networking

Location of programs: Top 4 counties where members prefer events: Essex, Morris, Bergen and Middlesex

To this end, the Board, Committee Chairs and Committee members have committed to enter into collaboration with other organizations that will contribute to our focus on the key member priorities and preferences.

The Education Committee, under the leadership of Alex Puma, has established a new relationship with New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA), and we now have 116 CEUs booked: 22.5 Face-to-Face education hours (including an On-Location Program that is not yet advertised) and 93.5 qualified credits. Members are invited to access the educational programs by visiting the ACHENJ or NJHA websites.

The Membership and Education Committees are also working on a new podcast which will be added to the ACHENJ website to further increase access to educational programs. Here is a membership call to action:
1) Are you interested in serving as a Podcast speaker?
2) What would you expect from the Podcast? Take the poll! 

Our chapter continues to grow and diversify. Our roster includes 892 members (January 2017) of which 189 (21%) are board certified as Fellows and 178 are eligible to advance. We serve ACHE members from Sussex to Ocean counties; 15% of our members are early careerists, 43% are mid-level, and 42% are senior level. 55% of our members work in hospitals, 16% in the health industry, 13% are consultants, and 16% other.

As my term as President concludes in May, my thanks to so many who have contributed to the success of the Chapter this year; to outgoing leaders Jodi McCaffrey, FACHE, secretary; and Anne Donohue, Sponsorship Chair; Scott Serbin, Immediate Past President; and Nancy DiLiegro, PhD, FACHE, regent; to the leaders assuming new roles on the Board and especially to Jeff Egnatovich, Chapter President as of June 1, and Michael McDonough, new Regent for the District. 

A very special thanks also to Stephen Zieniewicz, FACHE, president & CEO of Saint Barnabas Medical Center, for his support during this past year. I have enjoyed serving in the role of Chapter President and pledge to continue supporting the Chapter on its Journey to Excellence. 

I hope to see you at the annual meeting on June 1, 2017 at J&J World Headquarters, New Brunswick.

Céu Cirne-Neves, CPHQ, FACHE
ACHENJ President 2016-2017



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