American College of Healthcare Executives - New Jersey

September 21, 2017

President's Message

Message from the President


Dear Chapter Members,

We were pleased to start the autumn season again this year in Atlantic City with the ACHE education track at the EmCare 15th Annual 2017 Advanced Emergency and Acute Care Medicine Conference. This educational track offered 6 face-to-face credits for active ACHE members at no cost. EmCare (formerly EMA) has offered this exceptional education event for the past several years and has always had a great turnout.

Dear Chapter Members,

We were pleased to start the autumn season again this year in Atlantic City with the ACHE education track at the EmCare 15th Annual 2017 Advanced Emergency and Acute Care Medicine Conference. This educational track offered 6 face-to-face credits for active ACHE members at no cost. EmCare (formerly EMA) has offered this exceptional education event for the past several years and has always had a great turnout.

 In October ACHENJ will hold our annual strategic planning retreat at Caldwell University. This session will include all board members and committee chairs. The focus of this retreat is to give consideration to the organization’s overall strategy, explore how to best address membership requirements, and then to review and update the goals and objectives of the ACHENJ multiyear plan. The strategic planning committee facilitates the discussion and provides input data and information for a successful retreat; the committee then will make recommendations to the Board regarding key actions, key metrics and time horizons.  

I am pleased to announce Robert Garrett, FACHE, Co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health, has agreed to be the keynote speaker for our annual meeting in June 2018. Prior to the Hackensack-Meridian merger, Mr. Garrett was the president of the Hackensack University Medical Center and is now Co-CEO of the new health network. Stay tuned for more information on the 2018 annual meeting.

Please visit our website http://ahenj.ache.org for upcoming events and educational opportunities. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please contact me at president@achenj.com or at (855) 922-4365 x700.

Sincerely,

Jeffrey P. Egnatovich, MBA, RN
President
ACHENJ

Message from Your ACHE Regent

Message from Your ACHE Regent

 

Greetings Everyone,


I hope that each of you enjoyed some well-earned time off this summer and that you are now engaged in rewarding activities.


The American College of Healthcare Executives Fall District Meeting took place on Monday and Tuesday, September 18 and 19, 2017 in Rosemont, Illinois. I was pleased to join Jeffrey Egnatovich, ACHE - NJ President, Alex Puma, ACHE - NJ President-Elect and ACHE Board of Governors member Nancy M. DiLiegro, PhD, FACHE at this conference. The Northern New Jersey ACHE Chapter was well-represented. Mr. Puma delivered a presentation on the ACHE - NJ Chapter’s educational activities which highlighted the terrific effort to bring continuing education to the New Jersey membership. Please take a moment to join me in congratulating Alex for his work on this important matter and his presentation.

 

Greetings Everyone,


I hope that each of you enjoyed some well-earned time off this summer and that you are now engaged in rewarding activities.


The American College of Healthcare Executives Fall District Meeting took place on Monday and Tuesday, September 18 and 19, 2017 in Rosemont, Illinois. I was pleased to join Jeffrey Egnatovich, ACHE - NJ President, Alex Puma, ACHE - NJ President-Elect and ACHE Board of Governors member Nancy M. DiLiegro, PhD, FACHE at this conference. The Northern New Jersey ACHE Chapter was well-represented. Mr. Puma delivered a presentation on the ACHE - NJ Chapter’s educational activities which highlighted the terrific effort to bring continuing education to the New Jersey membership. Please take a moment to join me in congratulating Alex for his work on this important matter and his presentation.

New Jersey was also represented in the ACHE 2017 Annual Report and Reference Guide. Our friend and very active ACHE - NJ member, Jose Rojas, Jr., MD, FACHE, was one of the individuals included in this year’s Member Profiles within the Annual Report. Please go to page 8 to read about Jose.

We have sent several emails to our membership requesting nominations for the 2018 Regent’s Awards. There are five categories of awards available to New Jersey ACHE members and business partners:
•    Early Careerist
•    Senior Careerist
•    Innovation
•    Business Partner
•    Lifetime Achievement


Please take the time to think about one or more deserving individuals and send their names to me at the following website: Regent@ACHENJ.com. The submission deadline is October 13, 2017.  The Regent’s Awards will be presented at the 2018 ACHE - NJ Annual Breakfast in January 2018. I am pleased to inform you that the ACHE Chairman-Elect, David A. Olson, FACHE will be joining us at the 2018 Breakfast.

We discussed an important matter at the Fall District Meeting, the reinstatement process for ACHE members whose membership has lapsed. ACHE - NJ’s Board of Directors and I will be making a concerted effort to bring back those members who may have been lost this year. Please help us in this regard by encouraging a colleague whose membership may have lapsed to rejoin ACHE - NJ. 


The 2017-18 academic year has begun this month. I will be scheduling visits to New Jersey colleges and universities who are members of the ACHE Higher Education Network. Healthcare administration is a growing part of the curriculum at many schools and I will be reaching out to both HEN and non-HEN schools this year. If you know of a new academic program in healthcare administration in New Jersey, please make me aware of it.

I would like to remind you about the Fund for Healthcare Leadership sponsored by the Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives. This Fund provides scholarship opportunities for developing leaders in our field. Please consider a donation to the Fund as we enter the final months of 2017.


Please contact me if I can be of any assistance to you. Thank you for your support and participation in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Michael J. McDonough, DMH, FACHE
Regent for New Jersey – Northern

 

ACHENJ Mission & Vision

Mission & Vision

MISSION

 

The mission of ACHENJ is to be the professional membership society for healthcare executives; to meet its member’s professional, educational and leadership needs’ to promote high ethical standards and conduct; to advance healthcare leadership and management excellence; and to promote the mission of ACHE.

 

VISION

ACHENJ will serve as the primary professional resource dedicated to the growth and development of New Jersey’s healthcare leaders.

MISSION

 

The mission of ACHENJ is to be the professional membership society for healthcare executives; to meet its members' professional, educational and leadership needs; to promote high ethical standards and conduct; to advance healthcare leadership and management excellence; and to promote the mission of ACHE.

 

VISION

To be a premier ACHE Chapter dedicated to the growth and development of New Jersey healthcare leaders.

Leader to Leader Point Recipients

Leader to Leader Point Recipients

Leader-to-Leader Point Recipients:


ACHENJ would like to thank the below listed chapter members for their commitment to the Chapter, and to ACHE, in recommending membership to ACHE.

Leader-to-Leader Point Recipients:


ACHENJ would like to thank the below listed chapter members for their commitment to the Chapter, and to ACHE, in recommending membership to ACHE.

Ceu Cirne-Neves, FACHE
Inger J. Donohue
Mark J. Gallagher, FACHE
James R. Gonzalez, FACHE
Margaret Greenaway Chaplin, FACHE
Brad A. Haspel
Catherine Holmgren
Suzanne Ianni
Daniel B. Kline, FACHE
Maria C. Miranda, FACHE
Kevin J. Slavin

New Chapter Members

New Chapter Members

On behalf of the ACHENJ Board and our Chapter, I would like to welcome all of our new members, who are listed below:

On behalf of the ACHENJ Board and Chapter Leadership, we welcome our new members, listed below: 

Aaron Hajart
Amy Gillmor
Anita K. Walsh
Anthony J. Bertelli
Anthony Rosania, MD
Antonio S. Vernacchia
Beau Guiod
Bill Kesting
Bradley A. Sinclair, Jr.
Burty Macwan, RN
Carl Kirton, DNP, RN
Charles E. Vannoy
Chermain Cross
Chrissy C. Buteas
CPT Dionne Dixon, PhD
Cynthia Benson, PhD
Dan Foglia
Daniel Gaudette
Darren Hall
Dawn Cascio
Deepak Tilani
Donald F. Denny, MD
Elizabeth Morris
Eric Lapham
Erin N. Comey
Frank Citara
Frank P. Giarratano
Gregory T. Lande
Inger J. Donohue
Jay B. Patel
Jeffrey Philip
Jenna Kinter, RN
John Westgate
Jordan Leahy
Jose Calderon
Joseph Goss
Josephine Bodino
Josh Kramer
Kari A. Mastro
Kenneth M. Morris, Jr.
Kyung Hee Choi
Lawrence Bailey, DDS
Lindsey Duffy
Lucrecia B. Wright
Lyndsey Caliendo
M. Martha M. Eid
Marjorie Jackson-Baptiste
Michael Passanante, Jr.
Michael Sutch
Michele Hagerman
Nazia H. Haque
Neena S. Philip, DHA
Nilesh Desai
Patricia Mason
Phil Liguori
Pinky Maniri-Pescasio
Priya Airen, MD
Richard  C. Schwabacher
Sabiha Hussain
Saqib Baig, MD
Sarabjit Singh, MD
Sarah Walters
Shelby Klein
Sita Kapoor
Sonja M. Tennaro, EdD, FACHE(R)
Stamatis Xylas
Sudha Joseph
Tracy Coppola, RN
Tricia Ligato
Vanessa D. Smith
Victor A. Carrillo, PhD
Vienna Mouzon
Wendy Michaels
Whitney E. Bracco


Chapter News

Chapter News

  • Consider Volunteering
  • Corporate Sponsorship
  • "Wishes Come True"

Consider Volunteering with ACHENJ:

Please consider yourself asked to volunteer with ACHENJ. We continue to promote volunteering opportunities and encourage members in good standing to reach out to a Chapter Officer or Committee  Chair/co-chair with any questions; be prepared to let us know in what way your time and talent will contribute to bringing our Chapter to the next level:

Corporate Sponsorship:

If you would like to explore obtaining corporate sponsorship opportunities with ACHENJ, please contact: Anne Donoghue, ACHENJ’s corporate sponsorship chair, at ADonoghu@its.jnj.com

Wishes Come True:

We encourage all of our members to contribute to our Wishes Come True Program, which grants wishes (e.g. adaptive technology and software, specialized physical therapy tools) to children with special needs. To make a donation, or to further develop our Wishes Program, please contact First-Member-at Large, Paula A. Gutierrez at pg5386@gmail.com.

ACHE members interested in serving on a Chapter Committee are welcome by expressing their interest and in what way they plan to contribute. Please contact Jeffrey P. Egnatovich, president (jeff@egnatovich.com) or Alex Puma, president-elect (alex.puma@rwjbh.org).

The Chapter’s Committees are:
•    Education and Events Committee 
•    Diversity Committee
•    Member Services Committee
•    Communications Committee
•    Corporate Sponsorship Committee
•    Distinguished Services Award Committee
•    Scholarship Committee
•    Wishes Come True Committee
•    Strategic Planning Committee 

 


 

National News

National News Q3 2017

National News Q3

Perfect Your Interview Skills With ACHE's Interview Prep Tool

Have you explored ACHE’s Interview Prep Tool? When it comes to the interview process, preparation is key. Even the best candidates can be overlooked during the interview process if they fail to make a lasting impact.

This unique video interview preparation tool will help you develop a competitive edge. ACHE’s Interview Prep Tool features:

  • A platform with video recording capability to help you perfect your professional presentation

  • Healthcare management expert-recommended interview questions

  • Best practices for your responses to questions in pursuit of positions at various career levels

  • Customized self-assessments to critique your performance

  • The option to easily share interview recordings with others for feedback

Visit ache.org/InterviewPrep to learn more and get started!

National News Q3

Perfect Your Interview Skills With ACHE's Interview Prep Tool

Have you explored ACHE’s Interview Prep Tool? When it comes to the interview process, preparation is key. Even the best candidates can be overlooked during the interview process if they fail to make a lasting impact.

This unique video interview preparation tool will help you develop a competitive edge. ACHE’s Interview Prep Tool features:

  • A platform with video recording capability to help you perfect your professional presentation

  • Healthcare management expert-recommended interview questions

  • Best practices for your responses to questions in pursuit of positions at various career levels

  • Customized self-assessments to critique your performance

  • The option to easily share interview recordings with others for feedback

Visit ache.org/InterviewPrep to learn more and get started!

 

Are You Due to Recertify Your FACHE® Credential in 2017?

Demonstrate your continued dedication and commitment to lifelong learning by recertifying your FACHE credential. Visit my.ache.org (login required) to learn when you are due to recertify. Please submit this application no later than Dec. 31; include your Qualified Education credits and your community/civic and healthcare activities. For more information, please visit ache.org/Recertify.

You may also contact the ACHE Customer Service Center at (312) 424-9400 Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Central time or email contact@ache.org.

 

Offering a Postgraduate Fellowship? ACHE Can Help

ACHE would like to know if your organization is offering a postgraduate fellowship for the upcoming year. If so, we encourage you to add it to our complimentary Directory of Postgraduate Administrative Fellowships at ache.org/Postgrad.

As a healthcare leader, you know how crucial it is to attract and develop highly qualified professionals in your organization. Gain exposure and start attracting top-notch applicants by posting your organization’s program on ACHE’s Directory. You may add a new listing or update a previous one at any time by completing the Online Listing Form

Questions? Please contact Audrey Meyer, membership coordinator at (312) 424-9308 or email ameyer@ache.org

 

Save Time and Money With ACHE Self-Study Program

Need to earn ACHE Qualified Education credits? Earn six hours by completing a course through ACHE’s Self-Study Program. Self-Study courses are portable and ready for you anytime—at home, in the office and more. Topics include finance, human resources, leadership and management.

Take advantage of ACHE’s special offer: purchase one self-study course and receive a second course at a 50 percent discount. To review a list of available courses and corresponding Health Administration Press books, and to place an order, visit the ACHE website.

 

ACHE Member Communities Can Enhance Member Experience

ACHE offers four community groups that align with our member’s professional backgrounds and diversity inclusion.

ACHE Forums: Asian Healthcare Leaders | LGBT | Healthcare Consultants | Physician Executives

Sign up today: Join or renew one or more of these groups for an annual fee of $100 and receive benefits for the rest of 2017 and all of 2018. All benefits are accessible online and include a quarterly newsletter, an exclusive LinkedIn Group and special designation in ACHE’s online Member Directory.

 



Career Resources

Career Resources

  • CareerEDGE
  • ACHE Career Resource Center
  • ACHE Job Center
  • ACHENJ Job Board

Don’t Forget to Visit ACHE’s CareerEDGE

 

 

In the rapidly changing healthcare field, a career plan is more important than ever. If you’re not proactively managing your career, finding success and reaching your goals may be a challenge.

To help you navigate this evolving marketplace, ACHE is pleased to bring you a unique, interactive and comprehensive tool for planning and managing your career—CareerEDGE, available as a complimentary benefit to ACHE members.

CareerEDGE features:


  • A personalized online Career Dashboard featuring career management tools, job board links, news items and other career resources
  • Access to several free assessments including a 360° Working Style tool, a modified versions of Meyer’s Briggs Type Indicator and  ACHE’s Healthcare Leadership Competencies Assessment Tool
  • An innovative career planning framework to guide your thinking about career success today and in the future and help you build a solid career plan document
  • A process to help you make the connection between clarifying goals, identifying the competencies required for success, identifying valuable resources and assessing the level of progress toward developing critical skill sets.

 

CareerEDGE is an easy-to-navigate, one-stop source for the full array of resources needed for a strategic approach to career management at any career level. Log in today to give yourself an edge in the healthcare job market! Visit ache.org/CareerEdge.

Find out more by visiting CareerEDGE today!  Start Your Career Plan Here

 

ACHE Career Resource Center

ACHE Job Center

ACHENJ Job Board


 

Ray E. Brown Management Resource Center

Ray E. Brown Management Resource Center

The Ray E. Brown Fund was established in 1971 to recognize ACHE's former Chairman, Gold Medal recipient and founder of the Congress on Healthcare Leadership. Originally used to fund a collection of general management books, in 2005 the board approved use of the proceeds to support the Ray E. Brown Management Resource Center. The Ray E. Brown Management Resource Center is divided into four sections.

The Ray E. Brown Fund was established in 1971 to recognize ACHE's former Chairman, Gold Medal recipient and founder of the Congress on Healthcare Leadership. Originally used to fund a collection of general management books, in 2005 the board approved use of the proceeds to support the Ray E. Brown Management Resource Center. The Ray E. Brown Management Resource Center is divided into four sections.

  • Strategies for Excellence
  • Databases, Statistical Resources and Research
  • Non-ACHE Periodicals, Newsletters and Reports
  • Association, Foundation and Agency Links

For more information

ACHE Diversity Tool

ACHE Diversity Tool

Did you know that ACHE has a great Diversity Tool for healthcare leaders?

Did you know that ACHE has a great Diversity Tool for healthcare leaders?

This tool can be located in the ACHE Diversity Resources section of the website. Information on the tool, including a link, is listed below:

The Diversity and Cultural Proficiency Assessment Tool for Leaders PDF) was created by ACHE, the American Hospital Association, the Institute for Diversity in Health Management and the National Center for Healthcare Leadership. It contains assessment worksheets and case studies that healthcare leaders may use to evaluate the diversity and cultural proficiency of their organizations and identify what activities and practices need to be implemented.

Here is a link to a great article from Kelly Services titled “Understanding and Leveraging Generational Diversity for Organizational Success”

 

ACHE Diversity Resources

 

 

Articles of Interest

Unique Behaviors That Earn Your Employees’ Respect

Great entrepreneurs and well-known leaders tend to possess some “rather unusual behaviors not commonly seen in the corporate world,” according to Marcel Schwantes, a speaker, leadership coach, and the principal and founder of Leadership From the Core. In a recent article for Inc., Schwantes said brilliant leaders do the following four things:

Tap front-line employees for new ideas. Success happens when leaders go down to the production floor to “engage with workers, ask questions and actively listen to truly understand current issues.”

Great entrepreneurs and well-known leaders tend to possess some “rather unusual behaviors not commonly seen in the corporate world,” according to Marcel Schwantes, a speaker, leadership coach, and the principal and founder of Leadership From the Core. In a recent article for Inc., Schwantes said brilliant leaders do the following four things:

Tap front-line employees for new ideas. Success happens when leaders go down to the production floor to “engage with workers, ask questions and actively listen to truly understand current issues.”

Stay curious. Saying great leaders are naturally curious may sounds cliché, but the notion is backed by research. For instance, a Harvard Business Review report found people with a higher "curiosity quotient" are more inquisitive and generate more original ideas, which leads to higher levels of knowledge acquisition over time.

Display vulnerability. “There's immense power in being openly vulnerable,” says Schwantes. Vulnerability allows leaders to connect with and engage his or her employees. Being relatable helps build relationships, which is what many businesses are built on.

Have empathy. “The practice of empathy works in a business sense only if the end result is removing barriers and helping your employees succeed,” says Schwantes. “It's the feeling of safety and freedom employees get that releases them to do great work.”

Schwantes believes these four uncommon behaviors command great respect and unprecedented employee loyalty, and lead to clear, competitive advantage.

—Adapted from “4 Rare (and Brilliant) Things Smart Leaders Do to Get Respect,” by Marcel Schwantes, Inc., July 30, 2017.

 

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.

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.