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 

 


 

From the Education Committee

The annual meeting offers members a day to network with colleagues from across the state, celebrate the Association’s past accomplishments and welcome a new board chair. NJHA also honors several individuals and providers for their outstanding achievements and contributions to New Jersey’s healthcare community.

The annual meeting offers members a day to network with colleagues from across the state, celebrate the Association’s past accomplishments and welcome a new board chair. NJHA also honors several individuals and providers for their outstanding achievements and contributions to New Jersey’s healthcare community.

Registration Link:  http://www.njha.com/education/brochure/?id=1849

NJHA President and CEO Cathy Bennett addresses the membership at her first annual meeting and welcomes new Board Chair Amy B. Mansue, president, Southern Region RWJBarnabas Health.

NJHA also honors several individuals and providers for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the healthcare community with its annual awards presentations.

Spend some time networking with colleagues, then join NJHA for lunch and keynote address from Charlie Cook, Jr.

As the editor and publisher of the Cook Political Report and a political analyst for the National Journal Group, Cook’s prodigious writing is a direct line to the heart of politics. He writes weekly for National Journal magazine and National Journal Daily and he also pens a regular column for the Washington Quarterly.

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 membership@achenj.com.

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 membership@achenj.com.


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!

National News

National News Q4 2017

National News | Q4

Save the Date for the 2018 Congress on Healthcare Leadership

The American College of Healthcare Executives’ Congress on Healthcare Leadership brings you the best in professional development, opportunities to network with and learn from peers, and the latest information to enhance your career and address your organization's challenges in innovative ways. The 2018 Congress on Healthcare Leadership, “Be Part of Something Bigger,” will be held March 26–29 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Join us in 2018 and be part of this dynamic, energizing event that draws the top healthcare leaders from across the nation and around the world. The opening date for Congress 2018 registration and to reserve hotel accommodations was Nov. 14. Save your spot today!

National News | Q4

Save the Date for the 2018 Congress on Healthcare Leadership

The American College of Healthcare Executives’ Congress on Healthcare Leadership brings you the best in professional development, opportunities to network with and learn from peers, and the latest information to enhance your career and address your organization's challenges in innovative ways. The 2018 Congress on Healthcare Leadership, “Be Part of Something Bigger,” will be held March 26–29 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Join us in 2018 and be part of this dynamic, energizing event that draws the top healthcare leaders from across the nation and around the world. The opening date for Congress 2018 registration and to reserve hotel accommodations was Nov. 14. Save your spot today!

Call for Innovations—Management Innovations Poster Session at the 2018 Congress on Healthcare Leadership

ACHE is inviting authors to submit narratives of their posters for consideration for the 34th Annual Management Innovations Poster Session to be held at ACHE’s 2018 Congress on Healthcare Leadership. We are interested in innovations addressing issues affecting your organization that might be helpful to others, including improving quality or efficiency, enhancing patient or physician satisfaction, implementing EHRs, using new technology and similar topics. All accepted applicants will be expected to be available to discuss their posters on March 26, between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m., and posters will remain on display from March 26–28 at Congress.  

Please go to ache.org/CongressPosterSession for the full selection criteria and submission instructions. Submissions will be accepted through Jan. 16.

Forum on Advances in Healthcare Management Research at the 2019 Congress on Healthcare Leadership

ACHE is inviting authors to submit proposals to present their research at the 11th Annual Forum on Advances in Healthcare Management Research. This session will take place during ACHE’s 2019 Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which will be held from March 4–7, 2019. The lead presenter of each selected proposal will receive a complimentary registration to the Congress.

Please visit ache.org/Congress/ForumRFP.cfm for the selection criteria and submission instructions. Submit your up-to-400-word abstract by July 2.

Encourage Your Members to Apply for Fellow Status

The importance of earning the distinction of board certification as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives cannot be overstated. Encourage your chapter members to take the next step in advancing their career by achieving Fellow status. Earning this credential benefits chapter members’ professional goals and the healthcare management profession, as it demonstrates a healthcare leader’s competence, leadership skills and commitment to excellence in the field.

Fellow applicants who successfully meet all requirements by Dec. 31, including passing the Board of Governors Examination, will be eligible to participate in the Convocation Ceremony at the 2018 Congress on Healthcare Leadership.

Access Complimentary Resources for the Board of Governors Exam

For Members starting on the journey to attain board certification and the FACHE® credential, ACHE offers complimentary resources to help members succeed so they can be formally recognized for their competency, professionalism, ethical decision making and commitment to lifelong learning. These resources, which include the Board of Governors Examination in Healthcare Management Reference Manual and quarterly Advancement Information webinars, are designed to be supplements to other available Board of Governors Exam study resources, such as the Board of Governors Review Course and Online Tutorial.

  • The Reference Manual, found at ache.org/FACHE, includes a practice 230-question exam and answer key, a list of recommended readings, test-taker comments and study tips.

  • Fellow Advancement Information webinars provide a general overview of the Fellow advancement process, including information about the Board of Governors Exam, and allow participants to ask questions about the advancement process. An upcoming session is scheduled for Dec. 14. Register online at ache.org/FACHE.

List Your Postgraduate Fellowship With ACHE

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, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time.

ACHE Announces Nominating Committee 2018 Slate

The ACHE Nominating Committee has agreed on a slate to be presented to the Council of Regents on March 24, at the Council of Regents meeting in Chicago. All nominees have been notified and have agreed to serve if elected. All terms begin at the close of the Council meeting on March 24. The 2018 slate is as follows:

Nominating Committee Member, District 1 (two-year term ending in 2020)

Carle-Marie P. Memnon, FACHE

Senior Director

Hospital for Special Surgery

New York

 

Nominating Committee Member, District 4 (two-year term ending in 2020)

Michael O. Ugwueke, DHA, FACHE

President/CEO

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Memphis, Tenn.

 

Nominating Committee Member, District 5 (two-year term ending in 2020)

Chisun S. Chun, FACHE

Director, Clinical Operations

Rady Children's Hospital San Diego

San Diego

 

Governor (three-year term ending in 2021)

Delvecchio S. Finley, FACHE

CEO

Alameda Health System

San Leandro, Calif.

 

Governor (three-year term ending in 2021)

Teri G. Fontenot, FACHE

President/CEO

Woman's Hospital

Baton Rouge, La.

 

Governor (three-year term ending in 2021)

Laura Robertson, FACHE

CEO

Banner Desert Medical Center

Mesa, Ariz.

Governor (three-year term ending in 2021)

 

Col Gigi A. Simko, FACHE

U.S. Air Force

Chairman-Elect

Heather J. Rohan, FACHE

President

HCA–TriStar Health Division

Brentwood, Tenn.

Additional nominations for members of the Nominating Committee may be made from the floor at the annual Council of Regents meeting. Additional nominations for the offices of Chairman-Elect and Governor may be made in the following manner: Any Fellow may be nominated by written petition of at least 15 members of the Council of Regents. Petitions must be received in the ACHE headquarters office (American College of Healthcare Executives, 1 N. Franklin St., Ste. 1700, Chicago, IL 60606-3529) at least 60 days prior to the annual meeting of the Council of Regents. Regents shall be notified in writing of nominations at least 30 days prior to the annual meeting of the Council of Regents.

Thanks to the members of the Nominating Committee for their contributions in this important assignment:

Richard D. Cordova, FACHE

Edward H. Lamb, FACHE

Dolores G. Clement, DrPH, FACHE

Ed Hamilton, FACHE

Kim A. King, FACHE

Stephen M. Merz, FACHE

Stephen J. Pribyl, FACHE

Adam C. Walmus, FACHE

ACHE Call for Nominations for the 2019 Slate

ACHE’s 2018–2019 Nominating Committee is calling for applications for service beginning in 2019. 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 2 (two-year term ending in 2021)

  • Nominating Committee Member, District 3 (two-year term ending in 2021)

  • Nominating Committee Member, District 6 (two-year term ending in 2021)

  • Four Governors (three-year terms ending in 2022)

  • Chairman-Elect

Please refer to the following district designations for the open positions:

  • District 2: District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia

  • District 3: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin

  • District 6: Air Force, Army, Navy, Veterans Affairs

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 only submit a letter of self-nomination and a copy of their resume.

Applications to serve and self-nominations must be submitted electronically to jnolan@ache.org and must be received by July 15. All correspondence should be addressed to Edward H. Lamb, 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 2018–2019 Nominating Committee will be held on March 27, during the 2018 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. 25.

To review the Candidate Guidelines, visit ache.org/CandidateGuidelines. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Nolan at (312) 424-9367 or jnolan@ache.org.

 

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

Bring Out the Most in Your Employees: 10 Tips for Managers

One of the biggest responsibilities managers have is to inspire others to be the best versions of themselves. “If done well, everyone on your team will not only be more productive and efficient, but also happier with their jobs,” according to entrepreneur and speaker John Rampton. Here are 10 ways managers can effectively lead others to produce high-quality work:

1. Be authentic. Behaving in a way that aligns with your beliefs and values helps build trust with your employees and encourages them to be genuine as well.

One of the biggest responsibilities managers have is to inspire others to be the best versions of themselves. “If done well, everyone on your team will not only be more productive and efficient, but also happier with their jobs,” according to entrepreneur and speaker John Rampton. Here are 10 ways managers can effectively lead others to produce high-quality work:

1. Be authentic. Behaving in a way that aligns with your beliefs and values helps build trust with your employees and encourages them to be genuine as well.

2. Encourage transparency and feedback. Admitting when you are wrong is crucial to creating an honest and transparent culture where everyone can feel free enough to be their best at work.

3. Create connections with individuals. Get to know each person on your team. This will allow you to understand what motivates your employees, what they enjoy doing and what they are working toward.

4. Give recognition. Be the one to applaud and appreciate good work and can keep motivation levels high.

5. Leverage technology. Spend time finding solutions that can automate or speed up monotonous tasks to help make your team more productive and happier.

6. Support risk taking. Encouraging risk taking not only builds employees’ confidence and autonomy, but it yields more output within a culture of innovation.

7. Keep mission at the forefront. When people are excited about the work they are doing, their output is going to be exponentially higher.

8. Promote autonomy. Don’t make people feel like they have to be doing their work in a particular way, let them take a goal or idea and run with it. Giving people freedom can create momentum in the office.

9. Challenge your employees. Inspire your team to ask questions like "why am I working on this particular thing? Is what I'm doing the best use of my time right now, and is there a way to do this more efficiently?"

10. Hire the best. Great managers bring superstar qualities out of normal people. That said, it’s crucial to know when a person isn't a good fit and when to cut ties with someone who doesn’t fit.

—Adapted from “10 Ways to Make Your Employees 10x More Productive,” by John Rampton, Entrepreneur, Nov. 10, 2017.

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.

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.

American College of Healthcare Executives - New Jersey

December 2017

President's Message

Message from the President

Dear Chapter Members:

Celebrating the holiday season, friends, and professional colleagues, presents all of us with an opportunity to reflect on our healthcare contributions to the communities we serve.

The 2017 Annual Holiday Party at the Huntley Taverne in Summit was a huge success. We were sold out (and then some) in a room filled with members ranging from students to senior leaders. All of our attendees had an opportunity to network during an outstanding luncheon. The membership committee collected new unwrapped toys for The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. The response from our membership was overwhelming. 

Dear Chapter Members:

Celebrating the holiday season, friends, and professional colleagues, presents all of us with an opportunity to reflect on our healthcare contributions to the communities we serve.

The 2017 Annual Holiday Party at the Huntley Taverne in Summit was a huge success. We were sold out (and then some) in a room filled with members ranging from students to senior leaders. All of our attendees had an opportunity to network during an outstanding luncheon. The membership committee collected new unwrapped toys for The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. The response from our membership was overwhelming. 
   
On December 2nd, ACHENJ conducted it’s first ACHE Board of Governor’s (BOG) exam review course. This pilot was held at Rutgers University, New Brunswick campus. The program was prepared and delivered by our Regent, Dr. Michael McDonough. The program used sample questions from the ACHE BOG Exam in a format reflective of the TV gameshow Jeopardy. Questions from each of the ten modules were used during this program to better prepare the candidates for their upcoming exam. Dr. McDonough and members of the board are currently reviewing the program and look forward to presenting it twice in 2018.

Another new chapter initiative will be “Breakfast with a President”. This event is designed for early and mid-level careerists. It will provide an opportunity for these careerists to participate in a Q&A discussion on an assigned topic with a hospital President. The first event is scheduled for January 25th at Trinitas Regional Medical Center with Gary Horan, Hospital President. Any early or mid-level career members wishing to attend this event should contact the membership committee at membership@achenj.com.

Hackensack Meridian Health has agreed to host the 2018 ACHENJ annual meeting at their new medical school. The medical school, in cooperation with Seton Hall University, is slated to start it’s very first cohort of students in July 2018. Bob Garrett, Hackensack Meridian Co-CEO, will be the keynote speaker at this event. The chapter is extremely fortunate to have this event held in this newly remodeled state-of-the-art medical education facility. Additional details will be sent to the chapter after the first of the year.

On behalf of the ACHENJ Board, we wish you and yours a happy and safe holiday season and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

Jeffrey P. Egnatovich, MBA, RN
ACHENJ
President
(855) 922-4365 x700

 

 

 

 

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: 

Kadiri Adaba
Priya Airen, MD
Alden F. Almedilla
Fatima Alves
Thomas E. Amitrano, RN
Saqib Baig, MD
Lawrence Bailey, DDS
Cynthia Benson, PhD
Anthony J. Bertelli
Josephine Bodino
Whitney E. Bracco 
Chrissy C. Buteas
Jose Calderon
Lyndsey Caliendo
Victor A. Carrillo, PhD
Dawn Cascio
Kyung Hee Choi
Mark Cimring
Frank Citara
Natalie Colimon-Fitzgerald
Erin N. Comey
Peter W. Conforti
Tracy Coppola, RN
Chermain Cross
Donald F. Denny, MD
Nilesh Desai
CPT Dionne Dixon, PhD
Inger J. Donohue
Lindsey Duffy
M. Martha M. Eid
Mindy Eng
Dan Foglia
Jacqueline A. Galante, RN
Daniel Gaudette
Frank P. Giarratano
Amy Gillmor
Joseph Goss
Beau Guiod
Michele Hagerman
Aaron Hajart
Darren Hall
Mary Therese Hankinson
Nazia H. Haque
Sabiha Hussain
Marjorie Jackson-Baptiste
Sudha Joseph
Sita Kapoor
Michael J. Kearns
Bill Kesting
Jenna Kinter, RN
Carl Kirton, DNP, RN
Brian Kitz
Shelby Klein
Lori Knutson
Deborah Koppelmann
Josh Kramer
Gregory T. Lande
Eric Lapham
Jordan Leahy
Tricia Ligato
Phil Liguori
Burty Macwan, RN
Pinky Maniri-Pescasio
Steven A. Maser, MD
Patricia Mason
Kari A. Mastro
Anuj V. Mehta, MD
Wendy Michaels
Elizabeth Morris
Kenneth M. Morris, Jr.
Vienna Mouzon
Hawwa Muhammad
Atiya Muid
Michael Passanante, Jr.
Jay B. Patel
Roseann Peluso Nguyen, PharmD
Jeffrey Philip
Neena S. Philip, DHA
Anthony Rosania, MD
Rahat Salamat, MD
Richard  C. Schwabacher
Sanjay Seth, MD
Bradley A. Sinclair, Jr.
Sarabjit Singh, MD
Rashmee  Sinha, JD
Vanessa D. Smith
Tom G. Stanford
Michael Sutch
Sonja M. Tennaro, EdD, FACHE(R)
Suji Thomas
Deepak Tilani
Charles E. Vannoy
Antonio S. Vernacchia
Anita K. Walsh
Sarah Walters
John Westgate
Lucrecia B. Wright
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