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2016 Board Members
Katy Davis, MHA
(336) 832-7396

Michelle Bednarek, MHA, CHC, CPhT
(336) 218-8460

Brad Marino, MPH, FACHE
(336) 580-9198

Lisa Pennington, FACHE, M.Ed., CCC-SLP
(336) 538-7517

Immediate Past President
Garry Kauffman, MPA, FACHE, RRT, FAARC
(336) 971-1108

Education Chair
Barbara Wolfe

Sponsorship Chair
Erik Lilje

Audit Chair
Dave Jenkins, MA, MBA
(336) 832-7840

Membership Chair
Greg Goins

Education Liaison
Carol Vogt, Dr.P.H., MSN
(704) 945-7318

Student Associates
Beth Murray
(336) 951-4527

Keith Jones

(336) 832-8764
National News

ACHE’s On-Location Programs Offer Customized Education On-Site

ACHE’s On-Location Programs are customized ACHE seminars that can be brought directly to your organization. ACHE will help coordinate faculty and produce materials; your team will conveniently earn ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits.

On-Location Programs cover a range of topics, including:

  • Career development
  • Community health and involvement
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Diversity
  • Facility design and construction
  • Financial management
  • General management and administration
  • Health systems and delivery
  • Human resources and workforce issues
  • Law
  • Leadership
  • Marketing and strategic planning
  • Medical staff relationships
  • Public policy
  • Quality and patient safety

Depending on the length of the program, seminars are assigned 3, 6, or 12 ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits toward advancement or recertification in ACHE.

ACHE will work with organizations to build a program that suits their needs. For more information, contact Catie L. Russo, program specialist, Division of Professional Development, at crusso@ache.org or (312) 424-9362.

Gain Strategies for Achieving Health Equity During Fund Program

Addressing disparities in care and improving health equity requires leadership, vision, teamwork and an understanding of the problem and its potential solutions. ACHE’s Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership will host a special program this November that will explore proven tactics for advancing healthcare equity.

“Achieving Care Equity: The Ethical Imperative” will be held Fri., Nov. 11, in Atlanta following ACHE’s Atlanta Cluster. This half-day seminar will provide proven strategies for building a sustainable and meaningful equity-of-care strategy based on data that reflects the community and marketplace. Senior leaders of progressive organizations will share their journey toward eliminating racial and ethnic healthcare disparities and achieving care equity.

During this seminar, participants will:

  • Identify the challenges posed by personal bias and assumptions
  • Examine a community-based approach to health equity that aligns healthcare organizations, payers and community entities
  • Understand leaders' roles in ensuring the provision of culturally sound care and making cultural competency an organizational priority

Learn more and register.

Are You Due to Recertify Your FACHE Credential in 2016?

Demonstrate your continued dedication and commitment to lifelong learning by recertifying your FACHE® credential.

Visit my.ache.org (login required) to learn when you are due to recertify. If you are required to recertify in 2016, you will see a link to your personalized online recertification application. Please submit this application no later than Dec. 31; include your Qualified Education credits and your community/civic and healthcare activities.

For more information, please visit ache.org/Recertify. You may also contact the ACHE Customer Service Center at(312) 424-9400 Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Central time or email contact@ache.org.

Save Time and Money with ACHE Self-Study Program

Need to earn ACHE Qualified Education credits? Earn six hours by completing a course through ACHE’s Self-Study Program. Self-Study courses are portable and ready for you anytime—at home, in the office, and more. Topics include finance, human resources, leadership and management. Take advantage of ACHE’s special offer: purchase one self-study course and receive a second course at 50 percent off. To review a list of available courses and corresponding Health Administration Press books and to place an order, visit the ACHE website.

ACHE to Host Special Program for Physician Executives

ACHE’s Physician Executives Forum will offer a one-day educational program this fall to provide an affordable opportunity for learning and networking.

“Navigating the Perils of Value-Based Care Delivery: The Essential Role of the Physician Leader,” ACHE’s Physician Executives Forum program, will be held Oct. 8, 2016, at the Westin O’Hare, Chicago. Experienced physician executives and those who are new to this role will gain a detailed understanding of changes in the current healthcare environment, examine models from high-performing accountable care organizations and lessons learned from failed ACOs, discover implementation strategies for value-based care delivery and discuss the importance of relationship building. For more information, or to register, visit ache.org/PEProgram.

ACHE also offers curated content for physician leaders from our ElevatingLeadership newsletter and HealthcareExecutive magazine. View select physician leader articles under the “Additional Physician Resources” section of our physician leader website, ache.org/physicianleader.

Tuition Waiver Assistance Program

To increase the availability of ACHE educational programming for Members experiencing economic hardship, ACHE has established the Tuition Waiver Assistance Program.

ACHE makes available a limited number of tuition waivers to Members and Fellows whose organizations lack the resources to fund their tuition for education programs. Those in career transition also are encouraged to apply. Tuition waivers are based on financial need and are available for the following ACHE education programs:

  • Congress on Healthcare Leadership
  • Cluster Seminars
  • Self-Study Programs
  • Online Education Programs
  • Online Tutorial (Board of Governors Exam preparation)
  • ACHE Board of Governors Exam Review Course

All requests are due at least eight weeks before the program date, except for ACHE self-study courses; see quarterly application deadlines on the FAQ page of the tuition waiver application for complete information. Incomplete applications and those received after the deadline will not be considered. Recipients will be notified of the waiver review panel's decision at least six weeks before the program date. For ACHE self-study courses, applicants will be notified three weeks after the quarterly application deadline.

If you have questions about the program, please contact Teri Somrak, associate director, Division of Professional Development, at (312) 424-9354 or tsomrak@ache.org. For more information, visit ache.org/Tuitionwaiver.

Offering a Postgraduate Fellowship? ACHE Can Help

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 complementary Directory of Postgraduate Administrative Fellowships atache.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 Liz Catalano, membership coordinator at (312) 424-9374 or email ecatalano@ache.org


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Welcome To Our Newest Members
We are excited to welcome the newest members of ACHE of the Triad: Bradley Jordan, Kim Nunnally, Laura Oaks, Charlotte Westcob, and Toby Williams. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event!

Congratulations to our Recertified Fellows
Judith Clontz, FACHE; Erwin Stainback, FACHE; William Deskin, FACHE; Worth Saunders, FACHE Congratulations on your achievements and your commitment to your profession.