Fall 2017
ACHENJ September 21, 2017
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National News Q3 2017
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Unique Behaviors That Earn Your Employees’ Respect
3 Keys to a Great Pep Talk
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Officers and Board of Directors - 2017-2018

Jeffrey Egnatovich MBA, RN
Hackensack Meridian Health

Immediate Past-President
Ceu Cirne-Neves, MPA, CPHQ, FACHE
Vice President, Physician & Patient Services
Saint Barnabas Medical Center
RWJBarnabas Health

Alex Puma
Director of Analytics
Monmouth Medical Center


Bruce Keele

Financial & CFS Senior Director

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.



Michael Pizzano, MAS
Chief  Executive Officer      
Kindred Hospital of New Jersey


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

Second Member at Large
Joe Wilkins, FACHE         
Senior Vice President            
Chief Transformation Officer
Atlantic Health System



Membership Chair
Maria C. Miranda, FACHE  
Director, Emerging Payment Models
BESLER Consulting

Michael J. McDonough, DMH, FACHE
Associate Teaching Professor
Health Services Administration
Rutgers University         


2017-2018 Organizational Chart


Articles of Interest
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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