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ACHE 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.


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