Northern New England Association of Healthcare Executives

April 2018

Winter/Spring Update 2018

Message from the Chapter President

Message from the President

The calendar says it is Spring, but as I look out my window, it’s snowing in April.  Spring represents rejuvenation and growth, and despite today’s snow, I believe that new opportunities and sunnier days are ahead.   As it relates to the Northern New England Association of Healthcare Executives (NNEAHE), our Spring-time growth is represented by our movement further into the digital age.

Specifically, the NNEAHE, through the work of various volunteers, has increased our social media presence in the last month.  We now have three new social media outlets to engage our members.   They are:

Facebook:       https://www.facebook.com/NNEAHE/

LinkedIn:         https://www.linkedin.com/company/nneahe/

Twitter:           https://twitter.com/nneahe

We are working hard to use these tools to provide education, publicize events and highlight the good works of our Chapter Members.   I encourage you to visit and subscribe to the sites above and share your own stories, happenings and thoughts, including those about your own organizations.   While our chapter is spread out geographically over three States, greater reliance on technology brings us together and enables us to grow in many ways, no matter what the weather!

Respectfully,

Kevin W. Donovan, FACHE

President, NNEAHE Chapter

Message from Your New Hampshire ACHE Regent - Winter/Spring 2018

Message from Your ACHE Regent
Winter 2018

Greetings New Hampshire! Thank you for choosing me to represent New Hampshire as your Regent!  I have a passion for healthcare, leadership, and giving back.  This position allows me to meet all 3 of those passions! I look forward to meeting many of you and working with the Northern New England Association of Healthcare Executives in bringing quality face-to-face and qualified education, mentorship opportunities, and networking. 

We all lead very busy lives, both professionally and personally.  I have learned that some of the biggest miss-steps in our world is the failure to execute.  I have learned some pearls of wisdom I would like to share:

  •  Get to know your people and business
  •  Be realistic!
  •  Set clear goals and priorities
  •  Follow through
  •  Reward the ‘doers’
  •  Expand people’s capabilities
  •  Know yourself

These pearls may be simple, but all too often forgotten.

ACHE’s annual Congress is fast approaching and I encourage you all to attend.  The educational and networking events are priceless.  The 2018 Congress on Healthcare Leadership, "Be Part of Something Bigger," will be held March 26–29 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Our local chapter, NNEAHE, has set the dates and times for our education days for 2018.  Each date will have 6 face-to-face credits at a very low cost.

So mark your calendars!

  • April 27, 2018: Grappone Center, Concord, NH.
  • Annual Meeting. November 1 & 2, 2018 at the Wentworth by the Sea, NH.

Hope to see you all soon!

Karen Clements, RN, FACHE
Regent, New Hampshire

Message from Your Maine ACHE Regent - Winter/Spring 2018

Message from Your ACHE Regent
Winter 2018

Hello Maine ACHE members and Fellows! Today is February 1!  I hope that means we only have 6 weeks of winter left!  Probably more like 8 in Maine! Hope you are all faring well!

I have a lot to update you on! On Friday, January 12, our chapter, the Northern New England Association of Healthcare Executives (NNEAHE), held its annual business meeting at the Wentworth by the Sea in Newcastle, NH.   This meeting is where we discuss our Board membership, review our bylaws, look at our budget, develop our three year operations plan, and plan our education sessions for the coming year. It is a busy day!

One new initiative that we hope to get up and running in 2018, is a formal mentorship program for the Chapter. Mark Bonica, PhD from UNH and Chapter Board Member shared the results of a survey he had done on mentorships and the desire of our members to have those opportunities.  It appears there is interest and we agreed to put a framework around a formal program and hopefully unveil that at the next annual meeting.

The Board nominated a new Maine member who will become an official Board member in November. Glenda Dwyer, RN, FACHE, VP of Operations at TAMC will be joining the NNEAHE Board!  Congratulations and Welcome Glenda!

We did select themes for our education sessions in 2018.  Tate Curti, FACHE and Christopher J. O’Donnell, FACHE will be securing speakers and we will hopefully have information on the content of the programs very soon!  In the meantime, save the following dates for the coming year!

* February 16, 2018, Panel presentation on Health Insurance Exchanges- MHA Small and Rural Conference.  1.5 Face-to-Face Credits.
* March 25-29, ACHE Congress, Chicago.
* March 26, NNEAHE Chapter Networking in Chicago, Pops for Champagne, 7:30 p.m.!
* April 20, 2018, Spring education, Grappone Center, Concord, NH, 6 Face-to-Face credits.
* June 21, 2018, ACHE Breakfast at the MHA Summer Forum. ACHE leadership speaker TBA.
* November 1-2, 2018, Annual meeting and education, Wentworth by the Sea, New Castle, NH.

I hope that I will see you all at some point during the coming year!  Thanks!

Marie Vienneau, FACHE
Regent for Maine

Message from Your Vermont ACHE Regent - Winter/ Spring 2018

Message from Your ACHE Regent
Winter 2018

With winter slowly loosening its grasp, it’s time to start thinking about upcoming ACHE events!  First and foremost, ACHE’s Congress on Healthcare Leadership will be held in Chicago from March 26-29 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Closer to home, our local Chapter, NNEAHE, will be hosting the 2018 Spring Education Event on April 20 at the Grappone Center in Concord, N.H., with the Annual Meeting scheduled for November 1-2 at Wentworth-by-the-Sea. Please check the NNEAHE website for program details (http://nneahe.ache.org). These sessions are not only great opportunities to learn but also connect with our peers in healthcare administration.
Over the past year In Vermont, we have seen several of our “senior” healthcare executives announce their retirement. I want to express my appreciation to these individuals for their commitment to serving the healthcare needs of our communities! It is now incumbent on the rest of us to carry on their tradition of community and political engagement. Whether you are part of a hospital, MCO or Human Services agency, we play a critical role in shaping the future of our state’s healthcare system.

I also want to recognize new members, Fellows and recertified Fellows from 2017 and 2018.

Fellows

Charles W. Jones, FACHE
Burlington
September 2017

Joel P. Benware, FACHE
St Albans
August 2017

Martin T. Manion, FACHE
Middlebury
April 2017

Wade M. Carson, FACHE
Burlington
November 2017

New Members

Alexandra Sears
November 2017

Barbara Quealy
Randolph
January 2017

Bruce Bonyun

March 2017

Eilidh Pederson
Brattleboro
March 2017

Eleanor M. Thomas
Vernon
October 2017

Jason Bean
October 2017

Joseph Perras, MD
Windsor
February 2017

Kathleen McGraw, MD
Brattleboro
September 2017

Kristyn Wood
Brattleboro
October 2017

Leesa Taft
Windsor
August 2017

Mitchell Baroody, JD
Bennington
October 2017

Todd B. Fahey
October 2017

Philip A. Brown, DO
Tunbridge
January 2018

Mark R. McGee, MD
January 2018

Recertified Fellows

Arthur R. Mathisen, FACHE
Morrisville
December 2017

Dawn A. LeBaron, FACHE
Burlington
April 2017

Lynn I. Boggs, FACHE
Middlebury
December 2017

Stephen Li, FACHE
Burlington
January 2017

Steven R. Gordon, FACHE
Brattleboro
January 2017

Timothy R. Ford, FACHE
Springfield
January 2018

Michael D. Zemany, FACHE
Burlington
February 2018

Enjoy the coming spring and I look forward to seeing folks at upcoming ACHE meetings! Steve

Steven R. Gordon, FACHE
Regent for Vermont