Northern New England Association of Healthcare Executives

September 2016

Message from the President, NNEAHE

End of Summer News

Message from the President

Summer message

Where did summer go! It was a beautiful New England summer and I hope that all of you were able to enjoy at least a piece of it!

As summer comes to a close, your Board members and I have been working very hard at finalizing the agenda for our upcoming fall meeting and education day.  The theme this year is an important one: Patient Engagement/Experience.  We have a spectacular education event slated for Thursday November 3rd worth 6 face to face credits.  Registration is open now so please sign up as these 45 slots go quickly!

There will be a Board of Governor’s review course running concurrently with the education day that has proven to help many of our members to successful completion of their BOG exam. 

We will round out day one with a networking event right on site with hot appetizers and refreshments. J

Day 2, November 4th, is our annual meeting day.  It is full of a spectacular key note speaker, Tiffany Christenson, who is an inspiring advocate for Patient Experience, Legislative updates from all 3 states, a visit from Chuck Stokes from ACHE, and we will end the day with a free 1.5 face to face panel event surrounding Patient Engagement.

Please join us for some fun and great education in the beautiful Stowe, VT!

We have another event co-hosted with UNH:  Shaping the Future: Leadership and Public Policy in Health Care  

 It will be held on the UNH Campus and offers 3 face to face credits at the very low cost of $25 !!  So join us for this great event.

Please do not hesitate to reach out at any time.

See you soon!


Karen F. Clements, RN, FACHE

President, NNEAHE Chapter

Message from Your Maine ACHE Regent - Summer 2016

Message from Your ACHE Regent
Summer 2016

I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful Maine summer!  I often hear people say on a warm summer day, “this is why I live in Maine.”  It certainly does make all of those long winter months worth the wait!

Thanks to all of you who attended the ACHE breakfast at the MHA summer forum in June.  The turnout was excellent to hear about “Trends and Challenges in Hospital Revenue Cycle.”  The speaker was an ACHE colleague and Fellow, Jason Adams, FACHE of NI2 Health.  The talk generated great questions and discussion and was well received by all.   Thanks to my former Regent colleague Patsy Aprile, FACHE for guiding me through my first official event!

I’ve had the opportunity this summer to have an intern from Husson University.  We do not have an MHA program nearby, so when approached I agreed to take an intern from the Bachelor’s in Healthcare Studies Program.  We have developed a 100 hour program for her to expose her to multiple areas of healthcare management.   Our goal was to give her a flavor of multiple career choices that she may pursue after she graduates, as well as graduate level degrees to pursue.   Of course, orienting them to ACHE and all of the benefits to students is on the agenda.  If the feedback is good, I hope to make this an annual education event for the student, and myself!  I encourage you all to seek out mentoring opportunities like this one.  It is really a great experience and the students truly enjoy learning in the field!

I’m looking forward to our Fall District Conference and our Chapter’s Annual meeting this fall. Both should be great events! I will update you on those in my next newsletter! 

Marie Vienneau, FACHE
Regent for Maine

Message from Your New Hampshire ACHE Regent - Summer 2016

Message from Your ACHE Regent
Summer 2016

What a hot dry summer in the state of New Hampshire!

This newsletter will be dedicated to Leadership.

To be a leader takes hard work, knowledge, and the ability to “live” the leadership way; in other words to be able to apply and live by certain values, traits and principles; including integrity, honesty and truthfulness. To transform from a manager to a leader requires dedication to the profession of leadership, to strive for excellence in all that we do and to follow a certain set of rules that define who we are and the way we lead.

Leaders should invest in building bridges, not walls; intellectualism and wisdom, not ignorance; stability, not fear; fairness, not hypocrisy; substance, not superficiality; character, not immaturity; transparency, not secrecy and truth, not lies.

It is our task as members and Fellows of the American College of Healthcare Executives to uphold the highest standards of leadership in our everyday dealings; to ensure that we hold ourselves and each other accountable for the high standards we have set for ourselves through our participation with ACHE.

Chapter News
This year’s fall event will be held on November 3 and 4 at the Stoweflake Inn and Resort in Stowe, Vermont. This year’s event will center on patient engagement and experience. The invites have been sent, so make sure you register and reserve your hotel room.

2017 Congress
2017 ACHE Congress will be held in Chicago from March 27-30 at the Hilton Chicago. ACHE's Congress on Healthcare Leadership brings us professional development, opportunities to network with and learn from peers, and the latest information to enhance our career and address our organization's challenges in innovative ways. It’s never too early to start planning for your trip to next year’s event. If you have never been this is one event as a healthcare leader you need to attend.

Robert W. Mach, FACHE
Regent for New Hampshire


Message from Your Vermont ACHE Regent - Summer 2016

Message from Your ACHE Regent
Summer 2016

Good day fellow ACHE colleagues,

      Greetings from New Hampshire!  Yes, that’s right, your neighbor to the East.  While I changed positions and became the President and CEO of LRGHealthcare in Laconia, NH recently, I am still the ACHE Regent for Vermont until Congress in March, 2017.   Fortunately, I didn’t go too far so I can still stay in touch.  That being said, I must admit that I read VT Digger on a less frequent basis and haven’t kept up completely on the latest iterations of the All Payer Model (APM). 

      While I remain your Regent today, I need your help in identifying and encouraging candidates in Vermont to run in the 2016-2017 Council of Regents Elections. The deadline to submit the letter of intent to run for Regent is fast approaching and we want to ensure a robust election. To qualify for Regent, a candidate must be an ACHE Fellow in good standing, work or live in Vermont and submit a letter of intent by August 26, 2016.

      Please reference the Official Notice for the 2016-2017 Regent Elections page on the ACHE website for details about the election and instructions for submitting a candidacy. If you, or potential candidates you know, have any questions about the elections or the role of the Regent please feel free to contact me directly.  The last three years as your Regent have been very worthwhile and rewarding for me personally and professionally and I highly recommend the role to anyone interested.

Kevin W. Donovan, FACHE
President and CEO