American College of Healthcare Executives
An E-Newsletter for Chapter Members Spring 2011
In This Issue

From the President's Desk
Regent's Corner
HIPAA & HITECH and the Impact on Organizations
Are You an Early Careerist???
Members on the Move/Facilities Update
Local Healthcare News
Several Windows of Opportunity Close, but Options Remain
What Should Be in Your Obligated Group?
Think Beyond the Financial Aspect of a Conflict of Interest
Break Out of a Rut and Move Ahead
Survey Staff to Curb Conflict
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Members on the Move/Facilities Update

Cleveland Clinic has been selected as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. Along these same lines, Cleveland Clinic has just earned its eighth ENERGY STAR award from our building portfolio.

Additionally, John L. D'Angelo, Senior Director for Facilities, Cleveland Clinic, has been selected as the Chairman of US DOE’s Hospital Energy Alliance. Cleveland Clinic represents about 27% of the hospital market share in the country and works with members to expedite the scale adoption of advanced building technologies and best practices needed for continuous energy performance improvement. As part of this role, John is also the Project Team Leader for a joint industry/manufacturer/DOE Lab effort to improve the quality and usability of High Efficiency Lighting for Healthcare. He will be speaking on this at LightFair on May 18.
University Hospitals Transplant Institute Establishes Education and Evaluation Center in Akron. Read full press release here.
Lodi Community Hospital has been recognized for excellence in patient satisfaction in the Emergency Department. The Hospital received it's fifth consecutive Summit Award from Press-Ganey, the largest satisfaction monitoring company in the healthcare industry.

Lodi Community Hospital is only one of three hospital-based EDs in the country to receive this award.  Press-Ganey services about 2,500 of the 5,000+ hospitals in the US.

To celebrate the award, the Hospital spent about $1,100 to produce a music video in honor of the success.  The video can be viewed on the Hospital's website:
Greg Palmer, FACHE
New certifications for Greg Palmer: CHFP (Certified Healthcare Financial Professional, HFMA), CPHQ (Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality), NEA-BC (Nurse Executive Advanced - Board Certified)

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Thursday, April 28, 2011
Developing Higher Performing Teams

April 2011
CEO Roundtable

Thursday, May 19, 2011
Ethical Challenges in Healthcare Leadership

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Thursday, August 18, 2011
Service Line Development

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CEO Roundtable

Thursday, September 15, 2011
Physician Integration

Thursday, October 20, 2011
Patient Safety

Thursday, November 17, 2011
Annual Meeting

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