American College of Healthcare Executives
December 2011
In This Issue

President's Message
Message from the Regent
National News - Fall 2011
2012 to 2014 Credentialing Changes
Tips on Effective Mediation of a Dispute
Tailor Your Crisis-Management Approach
Ensure delivery of Chapter E-newsletter (Disclaimer)

Chapter Officers


Samuel B. Seifert
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center  


Wendy P. Hicks
Forsythe Medical Center, Novant Health 

Secretary- Treasurer

Preston Hammock
Alamance Regional Medical Center


Vivian Langley
Alamance Regional Medical Center

Sherry Nance
High Point Regional Health System

Anthony Potter
Novant Health  

Immediate Past President

Pamela M. Sinclair, FACHE
Advanced Home Care

National News - Fall 2011

Introducing ACHE’s New Online Postgraduate Fellowship Area

Give back to the field by offering a postgraduate fellowship in your organization. The new Postgraduate Fellowship Area on gives healthcare leaders the resources and tools they need to design and post a postgraduate fellowship, attract qualified candidates and develop future leaders. The site includes information related to formatting a fellowship, compensation and benefits, recruiting, onboarding and assessing the fellow. Organizations may also post their postgraduate fellowship on ACHE’s online Directory of Postgraduate Administrative Fellowships.

Visitors are now directed to choose from three categories: Students looking for postgraduate fellowship listings, organizations seeking information on how to create a postgraduate fellowship, and organizations that wish to post a postgraduate fellowship.

For more information see

ACHE’s Governance Improvement Plan

In June 2011, the ACHE Board of Governors adopted the revised report and recommendations of the 2010 Governance Task Force. The original recommendations, issued in January 2011, were modified based on feedback and comments from ACHE Regents, chapter leaders and other stakeholders. The resulting plan for improvements to ACHE’s governance system is now available to all stakeholders and affiliates.

The plan presents the actions ACHE will take to increase value for affiliates, which include refining the relationship with ACHE chapters, fine tuning the roles and responsibilities of Regents and providing a clear pathway for potential leaders of the association.

ACHE Chairman Rulon F. Stacey, PhD, FACHE, who is also chairman of the Task Force, hosted a Web conference on Aug. 17, 2011. The Web conference was recorded and is available for those who were unable to attend the live conference. Both the plan and the recording are available here:

Save the Date for the 2012 Congress on Healthcare Leadership: March 19–22 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago

ACHE’s 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.

More than 4,500 healthcare leaders attended the 2011 Congress on Healthcare Leadership. Join us in 2012 and experience the energy of an event that draws the top healthcare leaders from across the nation and around the world.

This premier healthcare leadership event brings:
* Education on current and emerging issues
* More than 140 sessions of practical learning from healthcare’s top leaders
* Opportunities to connect with your peers
* Career-enhancement workshops

Registration and lodging open Nov. 10, 2011.

Job Listings Wanted for ACHE’s Free Job Bank

ACHE’s Job Bank contains more than 1,000 healthcare management listings at any given time with new jobs posted daily. ACHE is seeking to expand the Job Bank to include more positions for early careerists, who are actively seeking new opportunities.

Advertise your open healthcare management positions in ACHE’s Job Bank to target the most qualified candidates—from early careerists to senior-level executives. ACHE looks to you to post open positions to help ensure the Job Bank continues to be a vibrant resource for ACHE affiliates.

Jobs are posted free of charge and are only accessible to ACHE affiliates. To post positions, visit For more information, contact Maxine Ellison at (312) 424-9446.



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