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
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Bring Out the Most in Your Employees: 10 Tips for Managers
Ransomware Tops List of Health Technology Safety Hazards
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Chapter Officers
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


Chapter News
Membership at-a-glance 2017

Membership at-a-glance 2017

Networking events:
This year we embarked on several new initiatives. One worth mentioning was the New Member Meet & Greet. In May, we brought together new chapter members, the membership committee and several ACHENJ Board members for an evening of networking. The event was graciously sponsored by Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston and was very well received by the new members in attendance. We are planning 3 to 4 similar events for 2018 starting in March. If your facility would like to sponsor a future event, please contact

Community engagement:
This year we launched the new ACHENJ Cares initiative. ACHENJ Cares gives our members an opportunity to get involved and give back to the community. In May, we coordinated a team and participated in the 2017 Aids Walk. The team raised $750 for this cause. In December, we collected new unwrapped toys for the Angel Tree program. Children who are recipients of Angel Tree gifts are from families who have applied for Christmas assistance through the Social Services program of The Salvation Army.

Advancement: ACHENJ working collaboratively with our Regent, Michael McDonough tested a new program to assist our members with advancement in a manner that was not only fun-filled and engaging but also jam-packed with information. The event was called Advancement Jeopardy and was held earlier this month on the Rutgers campus. The Membership committee assisted in the coordination of this event. We gathered members that qualify for advancement but have not yet completed an application to volunteer as contestants. We plan to build on what we learned from this event to bring you more opportunities like this in 2018 so be on the lookout for more on this.

Member retention: 2017 proved to be a challenging year for member retention. While we continue to add and engage new members, every year, we experience a wave of non-renewals. This year was no different and no chapter is exempt. Lapsed members are those that forget or choose not to renew by the February deadline. This year, we joined the national campaign to reach as many lapsed members as possible throughout email and voice calls. Our Chapter saw a reversal rate of 23.7%, just above the national average of 21.5%.

Membership growth:
We are announcing a fun-filled challenge to help grow our membership in 2018. Starting in January 2018, the Chapter will track the number of new members that were brought on by another chapter member. At the end of November 2018, the member that has brought on the highest number of new members will be recognized at the Annual Breakfast and receive free admission to the breakfast and the Annual Meeting in June. We will post a Leader Board every month in our newsletter so you can see who is leading the challenge!

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