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2016 HCAT Board

Executive Officers:

President: Eric Young, FACHE

President-Elect: Samantha Kern

Treasurer: Vacant

Secretary: Meredith Strand

Past President: Maria Kronenburg

Members at Large:

Kelly W. Brown

Mary K. Cothran, FACHE

John Harding, FACHE

Keith Buckley, FACHE

Leigh Starr, FACHE

Ruth Holmes

Steve Friedrich, FACHE 

Regent - Dolores G. Clement, FACHE  















Message from Your ACHE Regent - Summer 2016

We recently finished with the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, or the 2016 Summer Olympics. It is always interesting to watch the skills exhibited by the well-trained competitors. The talent and skills exhibited are truly amazing and at times, breath-taking. The talents and skills they exhibit can be matched to those who are delivering medical care to those who are experiencing pain and illness. The skill and knowledge that is needed is no less daunting than what is faced by the athletes. It can be mentally, physically and emotionally demanding. Healthcare professionals must keep their knowledge and skills up-to-date and ready to meet every contingency they will face. 

This summer we will continue to see the unfolding of the Presidential election race here in the United States.  Regardless of one’s political inclinations, our communities and many of our healthcare organizations were founded on taking care of the ill and vulnerable among us. Responsibility for the health of the population we serve includes all in our respective communities.  This challenge will impact our organizations as we move forward despite who may or may not be elected. The answers to the challenges posed in coverage for our communities may vary, based on one’s experience. Those of us who have been involved in the delivery of healthcare services for years rely on ACHE to assist in our ability to adapt to our continually changing environments. It is part of the ACHE ethics pledge: to enhance our profession through leadership in a wide range of community and professional activities.

ACHE provides healthcare leaders with knowledge, regardless of where one is in his/her career through educational programs to keep our skills honed and to keep us abreast of public policy. Networking through a local chapter can provide one with plenty of opportunities to share views of strategies to survive the changes. The educational seminars afford a leader with an opportunity to gain a base of knowledge upon which one can identify successful strategies. The local ACHE chapters are in the midst of planning exciting sessions for the remainder of the year. Take advantage of as many as you can. Hopefully I will see you at one soon – rested and rejuvenated from time you have taken to celebrate summer!

Dolores G. Clement, DrPH, FACHE
Regent for Virginia - Central

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Service Line Development: A Focused Look at Behavioral Health in Hampton Roads

Many healthcare organizations are using a service-line approach to organizational development for the purposes of strategic planning, business planning, operations and marketing. Service-line development is not only an organizational tool, but also can increase physician involvement, align resources and provide and integrated continuum of care for the patient. this program will take a closer look at one Service-line in particular - Behavioral Health in the Hampton Roads Region and review common structural, operational and cultural issues,


  • Jennifer Kelly, RN, Chief Executive Officer, Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center
  • Stephanie Osler, LCSW, Director of Behavioral Health, Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters
  • Matt Angelelli, MD, Chief of Psychiatry, Sentara Medical Group
  • Allison Land, MBA, MHA, FACHE, Vice President of Behavioral Health, Sentara Healthcare 

Event Details:

5:30-6:30 PM - Networking

6:30-8:00 PM - Panel presentations and discussion

Dinner will be served  

This program has been developed and is presented locally by Healthcare Administrators of Tidewater. The American College of Healthcare Executives has awarded 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face Education Credits to this program.

WHEN: Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

WHERE: Norfolk Yacht Club - 7001 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23505 

Click here to Purchase Tickets  

Upcoming Events

Joint Event with CVHEG - November 5, 2016 at the Williamsburg Lodge   

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