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Message from Your ACHE Regent - Fall 2013
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Board of Directors

Gerald Vicenzi, FACHE

Past - President

Peter J. Wright, FACHE; NH Regent

President - Elect

Tina Legere, FACHE


Patsy Aprile, FACHE; Regent - Maine


Jill Berry Bowen, FACHE; Regent - Vermont

Karen Clements, FACHE

Kevin Donovan, FACHE

Dawn LeBaron, FACHE

Dennis Tobin, FACHE



Message from Your ACHE Regent - Fall 2013
Peter Wright, FACHE

Message from Your ACHE Regent
Fall 2013

West Receives Regent’s Award
Warren K. West, FACHE, President and CEO of Littleton Regional Healthcare was awarded the ACHE New Hampshire Regent’s Award. The award is given to a senior-level healthcare executive who demonstrates leadership, innovation and creative management. Mr. West has served in a variety of advocacy and leadership roles across New Hampshire in addition to his post at LRH, including but not limited to the serving on the recent MET commission and as a member of the NHHA board. In addition, Mr. West has led the healthcare community in northern Grafton County through collaboration and with the goal of providing a sustainable healthcare system in the North County. He continues to mentor young executives and is very involved in the local community. It was a great privilege to bestow this prestigious award to a healthcare leader that has modeled the values of ACHE for so many years. Please join me in congratulating Warren on this well-deserved honor.

NNEAHE Annual Meeting a Big Success
The Northern New England chapter of ACHE held its annual meeting on November 14-15, 2013 at the Woodstock Inn in Woodstock, Vermont. The event was once again a huge success offering six (6) Face-to-Face credits on Thursday and the first ever daylong Board of Governors study group course. In addition, more than 100 healthcare executives from across Northern New England attended Friday’s education and networking sessions including 20 UNH Health Management and Policy students. Friday’s educational offerings included six different engaging and relevant subjects including a riveting keynote speaker that had everyone laughing and on the edge of their seat.

This year’s annual meeting concluded the two year commitment to hosting the annual meeting in Vermont. Stay tuned for next year’s event in Portland, Maine. The Chapter Board plans to rotate the meeting each year in a different state moving forward.

ACHE Job Bank Open to Entry Level and Middle Level Positions
Most members often think the ACHE job bank is just for positions you wish to attract a national reach and that is indeed a great use of the resource. That being said, the job bank is also an excellent way to promote and screen local and regional positions as well. With more and more younger members, early careerists and mid-level executives joining ACHE, the job bank is the perfect resource for today’s tech-savvy executive. It will also reinforce to members that ACHE is committed to helping its members through career transitions and growth!

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Take Your Favorite ACHE Publications With You

All three of ACHE’s publications—Frontiers of Health Services Management, Healthcare Executive magazine and the Journal of Healthcare Management—are available through the ACHE Publications App. An added benefit for members and subscribers only, the app does not replace the print editions. It provides an enhanced experience for readers by delivering interactive digital versions of each ACHE publication. The app can be downloaded at no charge from the App Store and also accessed as a mobile Web app through any browser. For more information, visit

Apply for a Tuition Waiver
To reduce the barriers to ACHE educational programming for ACHE members experiencing economic hardship, ACHE has established the Tuition Waiver Assistance Program.

ACHE makes available a limited number of tuition waivers to ACHE Members and Fellows whose organizations lack the resources to fund their tuition for education programs. Members and Fellows in career transition are also encouraged to apply. Tuition waivers are based on financial need and are available for the following ACHE education programs:

  • Congress on Healthcare Leadership
  • Cluster Seminars
  • Self-Study Programs
  • Online Education Programs
  • Online Tutorial (Board of Governors Exam preparation)
  • ACHE Board of Governors Exam Review Course

All requests are due no less than eight weeks before the program date, except for ACHE self-study courses; see quarterly application deadlines on the FAQ page of the tuition waiver application. Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Recipients will be notified of the waiver review panel's decision not less than six weeks before the program date. For ACHE self-study courses, applicants will be notified three weeks after the quarterly application deadline.

If you have questions about the program, please contact Teri Somrak, associate director, Division of Professional Development, at (312) 424-9354 or For more information, visit

Save the Date for the 2014 Congress on Healthcare Leadership
ACHE’s Congress on Healthcare Leadership brings you the best in professional development, exceptional 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 2014 Congress on Healthcare Leadership, “Where Knowledge, Ideas and Solutions Connect,” will be held March 24–27 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Nearly 4,000 healthcare leaders attended the 2013 Congress on Healthcare Leadership. Join us in 2014 and be part of the dynamic, energizing event that draws the top healthcare leaders from across the nation and around the world.

This premier healthcare leadership event provides:

  • Education on current and emerging issues
  • More than 140 sessions of practical learning from healthcare’s top leaders
  • Opportunities to connect with your peers
  • Career-enhancement workshops

The opening date for Congress 2014 registration and to reserve hotel accommodations is November 13, 2013. 

Peter J. Wright, FACHE
Regent for New Hampshire


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