Winter 2017
ACHENJ December 2017
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President's Message
Message from the President
Message from Your ACHE Regent
Message from Your ACHE Regent
ACHENJ Mission & Vision
Mission & Vision
Leader to Leader Point Recipients
Leader to Leader Point Recipients
New Chapter Members
New Chapter Members
Chapter News
Chapter News
From the Education Committee
Membership at-a-glance 2017
National News
National News Q4 2017
Career Resources
Career Resources
Ray E. Brown Management Resource Center
Ray E. Brown Management Resource Center
ACHE Diversity Tool
ACHE Diversity Tool
Articles of Interest
Bring Out the Most in Your Employees: 10 Tips for Managers
Ransomware Tops List of Health Technology Safety Hazards
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Strategies for Leadership
Topics on Healthcare Innovation
Topics on Disruptive Healthcare Concepts
Healthcare management at its best
Chapter Officers
Officers and Board of Directors - 2017-2018

 
President
Jeffrey Egnatovich MBA, RN
Hackensack Meridian Health
president@achenj.com   
 


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


President-Elect
Alex Puma
Director of Analytics
Monmouth Medical Center
presidentelect@achenj.com

 

Treasurer
Bruce Keele

Financial & CFS Senior Director

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

treasurer@achenj.com

 

Secretary
Michael Pizzano, MAS
Chief  Executive Officer      
Kindred Hospital of New Jersey
secretary@achenj.com

 

First Member at Large
Paula Gutierrez, MHA, CPTC
Transplant Coordinator
NJ Sharing Network
firstmember@achenj.com


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

secondmember@achenj.com

 

Membership Chair
Maria C. Miranda, FACHE  
Director, Emerging Payment Models
BESLER Consulting
membership@achenj.com


Regent
Michael J. McDonough, DMH, FACHE
Associate Teaching Professor
Health Services Administration
Rutgers University         
regent@achenj.com 

 

2017-2018 Organizational Chart

 

Articles of Interest
Ransomware Tops List of Health Technology Safety Hazards

ECRI Institute named ransomware and other cybersecurity threats as the No. 1 hazard that warrants the greatest attention for the coming year. In the healthcare environment, ransomware and other types of malware attacks are more than just an IT nightmare. They are a potential patient-safety crises that can disrupt healthcare delivery operations, placing patients at risk.

Endoscope reprocessing landed in the No. 2 spot for 2018, as many healthcare facilities still struggle with consistently and effectively cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing these instruments between uses. Reprocessing failures can lead—and have led—to the spread of deadly infections. Other topics on the list include bed and stretcher support surfaces that remain contaminated between patients, missed alarms, equipment malfunctions resulting from the use of incompatible cleaning agents, patient burns from electrosurgical electrodes that are not safely holstered between uses, and unnecessary radiation exposures during digital imaging procedures.

The ECRI Institute Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2018 list identifies potential sources of danger involving medical devices and other health technologies, as well as practical strategies for reducing risks, establishing priorities and enacting safety solutions.

—Adapted from “Ransomware and Other Cybersecurity Threats Top ECRI Institute’s Annual Health Technology Hazards List,” by Laurie Menyo, ECRI Institute, Nov. 6, 2017.

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