American College of Healthcare Executives
Your Chapter's Quarterly Newsletter Spring 2010
In This Issue

Message from the President
Message from the Regent
Leader-to-Leader Program
Join the ACHE Official Group on LinkedIn
National News - Spring 2010
Speechwriting Tips for Successful Presentations
Ensure delivery of Chapter E-newsletter (Disclaimer)


Would you be interested in attending a Board of Governer's Exam preparation course this summer?



THEF Website
ACHE Job Bank
ACHE Home Page

Chapter Officers

Paul A. Jeffrey
Wesley Long Community Hospital – Moses Cone Health System

Pamela M. Sinclair, FACHE
Advanced Home Care

Secretary- Treasurer
Samuel B. Seifert
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center


Robert E. Byrd, FACHE
Alamance Regional Medical Center

Christine L. Sternjacob
Novant Health – Triad Region

Wendy P. Hicks
Novant Health – Forsythe Medical Center


National News - Spring 2010

National News
Spring 2010

ACHE Call for Nominations for the 2011 Slate

ACHE’s 2010–2011 Nominating Committee is calling for applications for service beginning in 2011. All affiliates 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 and Regent-at-Large vacancies within their district. Open positions on the slate include:

- Nominating Committee Member, District 2 (two-year term ending in 2013)
- Nominating Committee Member, District 3 (two-year term ending in 2013)
- Nominating Committee Member, District 6 (two-year term ending in 2013)
- Regent-at-Large, District 1 (three-year term ending in 2014)
- Regent-at-Large, District 6 (three-year term ending in 2014)
- Governor (three-year term ending in 2014)
- Governor (three-year term ending in 2014)
- Governor (three-year term ending in 2014)
- Governor (three-year term ending in 2014)
- Chairman-Elect

Please refer to the following district designations for the open positions:

  • District 1: Canada, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.
  • District 2: District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.
  • District 3: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
  • District 6: Uniformed Services/Veterans Affairs.

Candidates for Chairman-Elect and Governor should submit an application to serve, a copy of their resume and up to 10 letters of support.

Candidates for Regent-at-Large and the Nominating Committee should only submit a letter of self-nomination and copy of their resume.

Applications to serve and self-nominations can be submitted by U.S. mail and postmarked between Jan. 1 and July 15. Mail applications to serve to: MG David A. Rubenstein, FACHE, chairman, Nominating Committee, c/o Julie Nolan, American College of Healthcare Executives, 1 N. Franklin St., Ste. 1700, Chicago, IL 60606-3529. Materials also can be sent via e-mail to or faxed to (312) 424-2828 by July 15.

The first meeting of ACHE’s 2010–2011 Nominating Committee will be held on Tuesday, March 23, 2010, during the 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 affiliates 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 in person on Oct. 28, 2010. All candidates will be notified in writing of the committee’s decision by Sept. 30, 2010.
To review the Candidate Guidelines, visit the Affiliates Only area of and select the “Candidate Guidelines” link on the left-hand side of the page. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Nolan at (312) 424-9367 or

ACHE Executive Program Scholarships

ACHE is pleased to announce the opportunity for members to apply for full scholarships to attend the Executive Program. The Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. Executive Program scholarships provide assistance to ACHE affiliates whose organizations lack the resources to fully fund their tuition. 

The ACHE Executive Program is designed to help healthcare middle managers refine their knowledge, competencies and leadership skills. Participants will have the opportunity to learn, share and grow professionally together over the three multi-day sessions. The program will cover such relevant topics as appraisal of personal leadership, managing disruptive behavior, talent development, understanding hospital governance, conflict management, measuring financial success, physician integration and improving patient safety and clinical quality.

The Executive Program, a three-part series of sessions, will be held at the following locations and dates: Chicago (June 21–22), San Diego (August 9–11) and Orlando (October 18–19). Participants will attend all three sessions.

To apply for a scholarship, please submit the following documents by April 9, 2010:

  • A statement explaining how you, your organization and your community will benefit from your participation in the Executive Program
  • Current job description and resume
  • A brief description of your organization, which includes size, scope of services, and whether it is a for-profit or nonprofit organization
  • A letter of support from your organization’s CEO or other senior executive endorsing your candidacy to receive scholarship funds

 Please submit these documents with your registration form via mail, fax or e-mail to:
 Rebecca Stacy, Program Coordinator, Division of Education
 American College of Healthcare Executives
 1 N. Franklin St., Ste. 1700
 Chicago, IL 60606
 Telephone: (312) 424-9362
 Fax: (312) 424-0023

For more information on the Executive Program or the Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. scholarships, please go to

ACHE Senior Executive Program

The Senior Executive Program prepares senior healthcare leaders for complex environments and new challenges. Past participants have been senior directors, vice presidents, COOs, CNOs and CFOs—many of whom aspire to be a chief executive officer and believe the Senior Executive Program assists them in that goal. It consists of three sessions, each two-and-a-half days in length. Locations and dates are as follows: Chicago (June 21–23), San Diego (August 9–11) and Orlando (October 18–20).

Participants grow professionally in a supportive learning environment over the three sessions. The Senior Executive Program includes such relevant topics as improving board relationships, increasing personal influence, financial management in the era of payment reform, confronting disruptive behavior, influencing public policy and reducing medical error.

Enrollment is limited to 25 healthcare executives. For those individuals whose organization lacks the resources to fully fund their tuition, a limited number of scholarships are available. For more information, contact Rebecca Stacy, program coordinator, Division of Education, at (312) 424-9362 or go to

Senior Executive/Executive Program Informational Teleconference

Join an informational teleconference on Wednesday, March 31, to learn more about the faculty, content and expected outcomes of the programs. The Senior Executive Program session begins at 2:00 p.m. CST; the Executive Program session begins at 3:00 p.m. CST. Call (877) 676-6548, follow the prompts and use code 443507077.



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