New Websites for the Journal of Healthcare Management and Frontiers
ACHE’s publishing division, Health Administration Press, has recently partnered with Wolters Kluwer, a global leader in professional information services and the publisher of more than 300 health-related journals. The partnership will expand digital distribution of ACHE’s journals to academic libraries and healthcare institutions, as well as implement best-in-class journal practices that will enhance search capabilities and online discoverability through Wolters Kluwer’s Ovid database platform.
New websites for the Journal of Healthcare Management and Frontiers of Health Services Management were launched in January and include a more robust catalog of archived content. The full run of back issues for Frontiers is currently available, and the complete archive for JHM will be developed throughout 2017. Previously, the digital editions for both journals were only available from 2006 to present day.
Digital conversion of the full run of both journals will not only extend the content available to ACHE members, it will also preserve important historical resources and perspectives for the field of healthcare administration as a whole.
As an added benefit of the partnership, ACHE members now will have digital access to both JHM and Frontiers. Previously, digital access had been limited to one journal of the member’s choice. Members who currently receive a print copy of a journal will continue to do so under the new partnership.
Members may visit the new journal websites at ache.org/Journals. You will be prompted to log in with your ACHE credentials. Choose the journal you want to view, and you will be redirected to the new sites. The new sites feature a responsive design and are easily viewed on mobile devices.
Healthcare Executive magazine will continue to be available in the current digital format at ache.org/Publications and in the digital publications app. For more information about the partnership with Wolters Kluwer, your online access, or your print subscription, please contact HAP at email@example.com.
ACHE, IFD Alliance to Expand Healthcare Internships for Diverse Individuals
ACHE and the American Hospital Association’s Institute for Diversity in Health Management have entered into a strategic collaboration to co-promote the Summer Enrichment Program, which is designed to grow and strengthen the pipeline of healthcare leaders from underrepresented groups. The program places diverse graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in healthcare administration or a related field in 10-week, paid internships at healthcare organizations. As of Oct. 31, 2016, hospitals, health systems and other healthcare organizations interested in hosting an intern from the program in 2017 can register at diversityconnection.org/SEP. IFD staff will work with organizations to match program students with host sites beginning in February. Internships generally will take place from June through August. The program will be administered by IFD and co-promoted by ACHE, primarily through ACHE chapters across the country.
For more information about the program or on becoming a host site, visit diversityconnection.org/SEP or contact Jasmin Clark, membership and educational specialist, IFD, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 422-2658; Terra L. Levin FACHE, CAE, regional director, Division of Regional Services, ACHE, at email@example.com or (312) 424-9329; or Cie Armstead, director, Diversity and Inclusion, ACHE, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 424-9306.
ACHE Senior Executive Program
The ACHE Senior Executive Program prepares senior healthcare leaders for complex environments and new challenges. Past participants have included senior or executive directors, vice presidents, COOs, CNOs and CFOs—many of whom aspire to become a CEO.
The program’s locations and dates are as follows:
- Chicago (June 5–7)
- San Diego (Aug. 14–16)
- Orlando, Fla. (Oct. 30–Nov. 1)
Participants must attend all three sessions in each city. Participants grow professionally in a supportive learning environment over the course of three multiday sessions. The Senior Executive Program is tailored for senior leaders, providing them with an opportunity to gain skills in decision making, problem solving and team building. The program features three primary focus areas: “Charting Your Leadership Course,” “Leading the Value-Ready Healthcare Enterprise” and “Guiding Enterprisewide Change.”
Enrollment is limited to 30 healthcare executives. A limited number of scholarships are available for individuals whose organizations lack the resources to fully fund their tuition. For more information, contact Catie L. Russo, program specialist, Division of Professional Development, ACHE, at (312) 424-9362, or visit ache.org/SeniorExecutive.
ACHE Executive Program
The Executive Program is designed to help mid-level managers in healthcare refine their knowledge, competencies and leadership skills. Participants will have the opportunity to learn, share and grow professionally together over three multiday sessions.
The Executive Program will be held at the following locations and dates:
- Chicago (June 5–6)
- San Diego (Aug. 14–16)
- Orlando, Fla. (Oct. 30–Nov. 1)
Participants must attend all three sessions in each city. The Executive Program is tailored for mid-level managers, providing them with an opportunity to assess their skillsets in order to develop stronger leadership capabilities and prepare them for change within their organizations. The program features three primary focus areas: “Charting Your Leadership Course,” “Preparing for Accountable Care” and “Managing for an Uncertain Future.”
Enrollment is limited to 30 healthcare executives. A limited number of scholarships are available for individuals whose organizations lack the resources to fully fund their tuition. For more information, contact Catie L. Russo, program specialist, Division of Professional Development, ACHE, at (312) 424-9362, or visit ache.org/Executive.
Board of Governors Exam Fee Waiver Campaign: March 1–June 30
The Board of Governors Exam fee waiver promotion allows eligible ACHE Members to save $200 when they submit their Fellow application between March 1 and June 30, 2017.
*Eligible Members must submit their completed Fellow application, $250 application fee and meet all requirements—including the three years of ACHE membership tenure and five years of healthcare management experience—by June 30 to receive approval to take the Board of Governors Exam. Pending application approval, ACHE will waive the $200 Board of Governors Exam fee.
For more information on recent changes to the application process requirements, go to ache.org/FACHE.
ACHE’s Leader-to-Leader Program
When you share the value of ACHE membership with your colleagues by encouraging them to join or advance to Fellow status, you can earn points to obtain rewards such as gift certificates toward ACHE education programs, clothing, a travel mug and a fitness tracker. If you sponsor three or more Members who successfully achieve Fellow status, you can even be entered into a raffle for a free registration to ACHE’s Congress on Healthcare Leadership.
Each time a person joins ACHE or advances to Fellow status and lists your name as a sponsor on the application, you earn a point. The more points you earn, the more rewards you can receive. Points expire on Dec. 31 of the year after they were earned (e.g., a point earned on Jan. 1, 2017, will expire on Dec. 31, 2018). You can check your point balance in the My ACHE area of ache.org. To ensure colleagues mention your name, referral cards are available for you to pass out so you receive the credit you deserve.
When you help grow ACHE, you make a strong statement about your professionalism and leadership in the healthcare field and also strengthen the organization.
ACHE Member Communities Enhance Membership Experience
ACHE’s Asian Healthcare Leaders Forum, Healthcare Consultants Forum, LGBT Forum and Physician Executives Forum, enhance value for ACHE members through a package of benefits tailored to their unique professional development needs.
AHLF helps increase the representation—through leadership and professional development—of Asian-Americans in healthcare executive management, policy and administration. Visit ache.org/AHLForum to learn more.
The Healthcare Consultants Forum can help healthcare consultants stay ahead of the curve and more effectively meet client needs through targeted resources. More information is available on ache.org/HCForum, where interested consultant members can join.
The LGBT Forum enhances representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender healthcare executives and promotes high-quality care for LGBT individuals and their families. The Forum provides opportunities for personal and professional growth to members in various healthcare settings and at all career stages. To learn more or to join, visit ache.org/LGBTForum.
The Physician Executives Forum offers education, networking and relevant information that address the top issues physician executives face, such as leading quality initiatives and enhancing interdisciplinary communication skills. Visit ache.org/PEForum to find out more about the Forum’s benefits and to join.
Benefits of membership in any of the forums include a special designation on ACHE’s online Member Directory, an e-newsletter and the opportunity to participate in an exclusive ACHE LinkedIn Group dedicated to the respective member community.
The cost of membership for each forum is $100 per year, in addition to ACHE annual dues.
ACHE Call for Nominations for Regent-at-Large
The ACHE Board of Governors is calling for applications to serve as Regent-at-Large in Districts 2, 3, 4 and 5 beginning March 2018. ACHE Fellows are eligible for Regent-at-Large vacancies within their district.
- District 2 consists of the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.
- District 3 consists of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Nebraska, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
- District 4 consists of Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.
- District 5 consists of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
The primary purpose of the Regents-at-Large positions is to promote in ACHE governance a more diverse representation relative to race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation. The responsibilities of the Regent-at-Large, including suggested knowledge, skills and experience, are included in the position description posted at ache.org/RegentAtLarge. Appointments will be made by the Board of Governors in November 2017. Candidates should not directly contact members of the Board of Governors to request letters of support.
Fellows from Districts 2, 3, 4 and 5 may apply to serve by sending a letter (see specifications below) via U.S. mail postmarked between Jan. 1 and July 15 to Caitlin E. Stine, American College of Healthcare Executives, 1 N. Franklin St., Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60606-3529.
Materials can also be sent via email to email@example.com or faxed to (312) 424-2836. All candidates will be listed in the Member Center of ache.org under the heading “Regent-at-Large Declared Candidates.” Any candidate not listed by July 31 should contact Caitlin E. Stine immediately. If prospective candidates have any questions about the application process, they should also contact Caitlin E. Stine.
Application specifications: To be considered, applications must include:
- A statement, in the form of a letter, by the candidate that addresses his or her qualifications for the position, including the demographic characteristics, knowledge, skills and experience.
- A professional resume of education and work experience.
Candidates may include up to two letters of support for their candidacy. Letters of support may not be solicited from current members of the ACHE Board of Governors.
ACHE Call for Nominations for the 2018 Slate
ACHE’s 2017–2018 Nominating Committee is calling for applications for service beginning in 2018. All members are encouraged to participate in the nominating process. ACHE Fellows are eligible for any of the Governor and Chairman-Elect vacancies and are eligible for the Nominating Committee vacancies within their district. Open positions on the slate include:
- Nominating Committee Member, District 1 (two-year term ending in 2020)
- Nominating Committee Member, District 4 (two-year term ending in 2020)
- Nominating Committee Member, District 5 (two-year term ending in 2020)
- Four Governors (three-year terms ending in 2021)
Please refer to the following district designations for the open positions:
- District 1: Canada, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
- District 4: Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas
- District 5: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
Candidates for Chairman-Elect and Governor should submit an application to serve that includes a copy of their resume and up to 10 letters of support. For details, please review the Candidate Guidelines, including guidance from the Board of Governors to the Nominating Committee regarding the personal competencies of Chairman-Elect and Governor candidates and the composition of the Board of Governors.
Candidates for the Nominating Committee should submit only a letter of self-nomination and a copy of their resume.
Applications to serve and self-nominations must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org and must be received by July 15. All correspondence should be addressed to Richard D. Cordova, FACHE, chairman, Nominating Committee, c/o Julie Nolan, American College of Healthcare Executives, 1 N. Franklin St., Ste. 1700, Chicago, IL 60606-3529.
The first meeting of ACHE’s 2017–2018 Nominating Committee will be held March 28, during the Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago. The committee will be in open session at 2:45 p.m. During the meeting, an orientation session will be conducted for potential candidates, giving them the opportunity to ask questions regarding the nominating process. Immediately following the orientation, an open forum will be provided for ACHE members to present and discuss their views of ACHE leadership needs.
Following the July 15 submission deadline, the committee will meet to determine which candidates for Chairman-Elect and Governor will be interviewed. All candidates will be notified in writing of the committee’s decision by Sept. 30, and candidates for Chairman-Elect and Governor will be interviewed in person on Oct. 26.
To review the Candidate Guidelines, visit ache.org/CandidateGuidelines. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Nolan at (312) 424-9367 or email@example.com.
2017 Premier Corporate Partners
The American College of Healthcare Executives is proud to recognize and thank our 2017 Premier Corporate Partners. ACHE’s Premier Corporate Partners play an important role in providing funding that helps ACHE develop new programming initiatives, career resources, enhanced networking opportunities, and additional educational lectures at our Clusters, to name just a few. By partnering with ACHE, these companies are clearly demonstrating their commitment to your career development and the importance of continuing education in an era of transformative change.
Fund for Healthcare Leadership Thanks Supporters
On behalf of the Fund for Healthcare Leadership, we thank all our generous supporters for their commitment to ACHE’s mission to advance our members and healthcare management excellence. Over 680 outstanding individuals helped the Fund for Healthcare Leadership provide another year of scholarships for ACHE’s Senior Executive and Executive programs, as well as another cohort of the Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program. ACHE looks forward to more opportunities for outreach for the Fund in 2017, and hopes that our distinguished donors will again consider us in their charitable giving plans this year.