American College of Healthcare Executives
Quarterly Chapter Newsletter Spring 2012
In This Issue

President's Message
From the Regent's Desk
Networking and Community Service at Utah Food Bank
Education Update
Awards and Advancements
ACHE National News - Spring 2012
Turn Your Career Challenges Into Resume Achievements
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Chapter Officers

Kevin Johnson, FACHE
Mountain View Hospital


Open position

Past President
Bob Cash, FACHE
Intermountain Healthcare

Mark Moody
Intermountain Healthcare


Jeremy Fotheringham
University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics

ACHE National News - Spring 2012

ACHE’s 2012 Premier Corporate Partners
ACHE would like to recognize our 2012 Premier Corporate Partners, whose year-round support helps ACHE further its mission and adds value to our membership. Our Premier Corporate Partners demonstrate commitment to ACHE and its affiliates in various ways, including providing financial resources, hosting networking events and offering educational opportunities. We are proud to recognize the following 2012 ACHE Premier Corporate Partners:
3M Health Information Systems
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
ARAMARK Healthcare
Cardinal Health
Conifer Health Solutions
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Objective Health
Philips Healthcare
Siemens Healthcare

2012 Board of Governors Exam Fee Waiver Promotion
ACHE is pleased to offer once again the Board of Governors Exam fee waiver promotion to ACHE Members who apply for the FACHE® credential between March 1 and June 30. Members must submit their completed Fellow application and $250 application fee during the promotion period. Pending application approval, ACHE will waive the $200 Board of Governors Exam fee. All follow-up materials (i.e., references) must be submitted by Aug. 31, 2012, to receive the waiver.

For more information on the promotion, go to  

Foreign Hospital Partnership Directory Launched

Created as the result of a 2011 joint study by ACHE and the American Hospital Association, the Directory of U.S. Hospital Partnerships With Foreign Hospitals is composed of U.S. hospitals nationwide with a foreign hospital partnership. The purpose is to provide a key resource for U.S. hospitals seeking to initiate partnerships with foreign hospitals; hospitals listed in the directory have agreed to be contacted by those seeking more information about their partnership. Hospitals that have a foreign partnership and are not currently listed in the directory are encouraged to submit their partnership information on the page to be considered for inclusion.

The directory can be viewed under ACHE Resources on the homepage of

2012 Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership Education Programs

The Fund’s 2012 ethics program, “The Ethics of Mission and Margin,” will be led by Richard A. Culbertson, PhD, professor of global health systems and development and of family medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, and offered on May 23 in conjunction with ACHE’s San Antonio Cluster. The half-day session will address the universal ethical and political challenges of balancing mission and margin, focusing on the interests of patients benefiting from services potentially detrimental to the organization’s fiscal performance; impact on the organization delivering primary and preventive care versus more lucrative specialty services; financial concerns of employers; and welfare of the community. In development is the 2012 innovation program to be offered on Oct. 12 at ACHE’s Atlanta Cluster. Full details will be available soon at
Both programs qualify for ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits.

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 CEO 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 11–13), San Diego (Aug. 13–15) and Orlando, Fla. (Oct. 17–19).

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 30 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 Darrin Townsend, program coordinator, at (312) 424-9362 or visit

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