HCAT Quarterly Newsletter
Summer 2017
In This Issue
Message from Your HCAT President
Member Reflections
Message from Your ACHE Regent
Forum on Advances in Healthcare Management Research at 2018 Congress on Healthcare Leadership
ACHE Call for Nominations for the 2018 Slate
Tapping Community Physicians for Innovation Ideas
The Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program - Now Accepting Applicants
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2017 HCAT Board

Executive Officers:

President: Samantha Kern

President-Elect: Meredith Strand

Treasurer: Mandeline Smith

Secretary: JD McCoy

Past President: Eric M. Young, FACHE

Members at Large:

Keith Buckley, FACHE

Ruth Holmes

Mary Cothran, FACHE

Leigh Starr, FACHE

Maria Kronenburg

Stephen Friedrich, FACHE

Michele Carroll

Regent - John Harding, FACHE 


ACHE Call for Nominations for the 2018 Slate

ACHE’s 2017–2018 Nominating Committee is calling for applications for service beginning in 2018. 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 1 (two-year term ending in 2020)

  • Nominating Committee Member,District 4 (two-year term ending in 2020)

  • Nominating Committee Member,District 5 (two-year term ending in 2020)

  • Four Governors (three-year terms ending in 2021)

  • 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, Vermont

  • District 4:  Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico,Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas

  • District 5:  Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon,Utah, Washington, Wyoming

    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 Richard D. Cordova, FACHE, chairman, Nominating Committee, c/o Julie Nolan, American College of Healthcare Executives, 1 N. Franklin St., Ste. 1700, Chicago, IL 60606-3529.

    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.26.

    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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Upcoming Events

Topic: From Volume to Value: How Health Systems, Practitioner and Post-Acute Care Providers Navigate Value Based Care

  • Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 5:30- 8:00pm  
  • 5:30-6:30 pm - Networking
  • 6:30-8:00pm - Panel presentations and discussion
  •  Location:Norfolk Yacht Club, 7001 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23505
  •  Details: Many healthcare organizations are partnering with practitioners and post-acute care providers to navigate the shift from volume to value. In this program, participants will learn how health systems are coordinating care with those providers through care pathways and technology. Participants will hear from thought-leaders who have led movements in their organizations to improve transitions of care. Specific focus will be given to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s (CMS) Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) program and the JenCare model. This program will also take a closer a look at how health systems partner with organizations like Remedy Partners to improve patient outcomes.
  •   Speakers:
  • Grace Hines, Corporate Vice President, System Integration, Sentara Healthcare
  • Travis Ingrodi, Network Director, JenCare Senior Medical Centers
  • Kelly Best, Post-Acute Network Representative, Remedy Partner
  • Event Moderator:
  •   Patrick Whitaker, Vice President, Strategic Accounts, Remedy Partners

o   If readers are interested in attending, they can purchase tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-volume-to-value-how-health-systems-practitioners-and-post-acute-care-providers-navigate-value-tickets-34893218556

Topic: The Powerful Nurse Impact on our Healthcare World: Discussion with Chief Nursing Officers on Effective Management Techniques to Retain Your Staff

  • Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 5:30 - 8:30pm
  • 5:30-6:30 pm - Networking
  • 6:30-8:00pm - Panel presentations and discussion
  • Location: Crowne Plaza Hampton - Marina, 700 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton. VA 23669

  • Details:   Staff retention continues to be a top priority for most health care executives. Health care organizations rely on the support of engaged and loyal clinical workforce to support their mission. Over the last several years health care organizations across the country have faced the significant impact of nurse shortages. High nurse retirement rates, changing demographics, insufficient staffing and the impact on stress levels of nursing are a few of the many trends impacting nurse shortages. Retention efforts are critical to reduce the burden of nurse shortages on health care organizations.  This program will take a closer look at how local health systems are recruiting and retaining staff to position their organizations for continued success.
  • Speakers:
  • Elaine Griffiths, Chief Nursing Officer, Chesapeake Regional Healthcare
  • Genemarie McGee, Corporate Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Sentara Healthcare
  • Patricia Mook, Chief Nursing Information Office, Inova Health System
  • Event Moderators:

  • TBD 



2017 Programming Committee

Michelle Carroll, Programs Committee Chair, Samantha Kern, Chernelle Hill, Tyrone Davis, Mandi Smith, Kelly Lamping, Amanda Colley, Katie Heckard, JD McCoy

Please send any suggestions for topics, networking, or community events to Michelle Carroll, 2017 Programs Committee Chair (mgcarro1@sentara.com)


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