American College of Healthcare Executives - Wisconsin Chapter
I am thrilled to have met so many of you at our third Annual
Conference, which was held Sept. 18-20 at the beautiful Osthoff Resort in
Elkhart Lake. Attendees of the conference were able to earn 12 Face to Face
credits and heard from a variety of expert panelists and speakers who shared
their insights and best practices related to topics ranging from disruptive
technology to building a talented work force. We also heard from our colleagues
at the Wisconsin Hospital Association and honored three very deserving awardees
of Regent awards. Be sure to check out the photos from the event on our
website! I was also proud to share the many
successes of our Chapter over the past year, and to thank the countless
volunteers who gave of their time and talents in support of Chapter
Some highlights from 2017:
· Held 3rd Annual Conference, with an
increase in attendance by 15% over 2016
· Offered 23 Face-to-Face and Qualified credit
· Hosting three local networking events (2 in
Madison, 1 in Milwaukee, and 1 in La Crosse)
· Presenting two webinars (Register online!)
· Conducting the 8th year of the ACHE-WI
Leadership Development Program
· Enhanced communication to members, marketing of
events, strategic planning support, and improved membership service through our
partnership with Badger Bay Management Company
· ACHE-WI programming recognized by ACHE with best
practices shared with ACHE Chapter leaders nationwide
Please mark your calendars for next year’s meeting:
September 17-19, 2018, once again at The Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake.
I’d also like to recognize new members and congratulate
members who advanced to Fellow status from our Chapter.
Welcome and congratulations! Please feel
free to reach out to fellow members or the Board to get involved – contacts are
listed within our web pages.
- Jennifer R. Anderson
- Mohamed Atasi
- Christine A. Baker, PhD, RN, FACHE
- Hannah Barrow
- Margaret A. Benson, RN
- Todd C. Burch
- Karen Cooley, DPT
- Gram M. Cotton
- Thomas Damon
- Emily N. Dilley
- Marie Dominguez, MD
- Adam Friemark
- Danielle L. Gearhart, FACHE
- Kayla Hine
- Franklin G. Johnson
- Kiefer Jundt
- Mark A. Kadlec
- Brian J. Kief
- Chris Kleine
- Charmaine N. Knell
- Niki Kurth
- Pamela Maas
- Jonathon E. Matuszewski
- Gillian Peters
- Megan J. Pfarr
- Elizabeth Rodman
- Mike Ryczkowski
- Bethany Seeboth, JD
- Karoline Wang
- Jaymie Wertz
- Brian Whittington, DPT
- Christopher Brabant, FACHE
- Michael W. DeGere, DPM, FACHE
- Lisa Harton, FACHE
- Susan J. Knight, FACHE
- Lori B. Knitt, RN, FACHE
- Scott McConnaha, FACHE
- Katie McMillen, PharmD, FACHE
- John L. Monks, FACHE
- Ronald A. Purkapile, FACHE
- Vonda R. Shaw, FACHE
- Erika Smith, PharmD, FACHE
- Megan Waltz, FACHE
In closing, thank you for the hard work you are doing in
your organizations. Being a health care leader during times of accelerated
change and uncertainty is often difficult and unsettling. Here in Wisconsin, we
have a lot to be proud of in the quality of care we deliver and in the
partnerships and collaborations we are building to better serve our patients
Get Connected! Stay Informed! Position for Success!
Rebecca Wieczorek, FACHE
Message from Your ACHE Regent - Fall 2017
At the Conference, I awarded the annual Regent Awards. This year, there were 3 awardees – the Early Careerist (Jerome Garrett Jr., FACHE), the Senior-Level (James McLain, FACHE), and the Diversity Champion (Timothy Gaillard, FACHE). I was very excited to be awarding the Diversity Champion, for the first time. As diversity and inclusion becomes more woven into the fabric of our organizations, I think it is vitally important to ACHE, ACHE-Wisconsin Chapter, and the Wisconsin Healthcare Administration community to recognize those who are going above and beyond to promote diversity and inclusion in their workplace and in their community.
Along those lines, I encourage everyone to be an advocate for diversity and inclusion in our Wisconsin healthcare organizations and among ACHE. One way to do this is to encourage ACHE membership to healthcare executives who are not ACHE members, and become active at both the local (via chapters) and national levels. In this regard, I’d like to challenge each of you to encourage one colleague, with special attention to diversity and inclusion, to become an ACHE member before 2017 ends!
In closing, I hope you had a great summer and please don’t hesitate to reach out to me to discuss your thoughts for how ACHE may advance its members and management excellence in Wisconsin.
Andrew M. Hillig, FACHE
Regent for Wisconsin
ACHE 2017 Annual Conference Recap
Thank you to all who helped make the ACHE- WI Chapter’s 3rd Annual Conference, Driving Engagement Through Innovation, a huge success!
This year’s keynote presenter was Jeff Bahr, MD, FACP, Executive Vice
President, Aurora Healthcare, President, Aurora Health Care Medical
Group, with a session on Physician Engagement and Alignment in the Face
of Change. In the Face-to-Face sessions, we were able to offer a total
of 12 credits and heard panelists across Wisconsin Health Systems. There
were also presentations by our Premier Sponsors: Godfrey & Kahn,
S.C., Eppstein Uhen Architects and AbbVie.
Thank you to our conference planning committee members: Kara
Mulligan, Alexandra Urrutia-Comas, Tim Deacy, FACHE, Jordan Dow, FACHE,
Tanner Holst, James McLain, FACHE, Kathleen Olewinski, FACHE, Linda
Roethle, FACHE, Janet Schulz, FACHE and Kimberly Stapelfeldt.
At the Annual Meeting we also recognized our ACHE Service Award Winners and Regent Award Winners!
Regent Award Winners
Senior Healthcare Executive Award
James McLain, FACHE
Young Healthcare Executive Award
Jerome Garrett Jr., FACHE
Champion of Diversity
Timothy Gaillard, FACHE
Pictured: Rebecca Wieczorek, FACHE (ACHE-WI Chapter President),
Timothy Gaillard, FACHE, Jerome Garrett Jr., FACHE, Andrew Hillig (ACHE
Wisconsin Regent) and James McLain, FACHE.
ACHE Service Award Winners
Distinguished Service Award
Katherine Bagemihl, FACHE
Allen Ericson, FACHE
LDP Members and Champions Recognized at the Annual Conference
During the ACHE-WI 2017 Annual Business Meeting at the Annual
Conference in Elkhart Lake, WI, the 2017-2018 Leadership Development
Program members and their champions were recognized for their dedication
to developing emerging leaders in Wisconsin Healthcare.
||Aurora Health Care|
||Thomas Bayer, FACHE
||HSHS St. Vincent Hospital|
|G. Omar Knighton
||James McLain, FACHE
||Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center|
||University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation|
||Aurora Health Care|
|Vonda Shaw, FACHE
||Rebecca Wieczorek, FACHE
||University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics|
Upcoming Educational Events
Webinar: The Hospital Administrator's Role In Medical Staff Proceedings
Medical staff corrective action can
be one of the most divisive, difficult events to occur in a hospital
setting. The presenters will suggest an approach to manage the fallout
from these events and perhaps even use these events to improve medical
staff - hospital relations and involvement going forward.
Sarah E. Coyne, Partner and Jon Kammerzelt, Associate
Hosted by ACHE-WI Preferred Sponsor Quarles & Brady LLP
October 18, 12:00 p.m.
Lead #LikeAGirl 4.0
Presenters and Topics
- Carol A. Friesen, VP Health System Services, Bryan Health
"Pursuing Your Passion"
- Jane Mcleod, Co-Founder, Capstone Leadership Solutions
"Engaged, Empowered Employees"
- Danine Casper, Founder, Aponi Coaching and Consulting
"Lead On Purpose: Embrace and Grow Your Personal Brand"
- Cyndi Maxi, Author and Certified Speaking Professional
"Speak Up and Stand Out"
- Katherine Switzer, Founder, 261 Fearless, Inc.
"Become A Hero In Your Own Life"
November 10, 2017
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel
Webinar: Preventive Medicine: Legal Strategies to Ensure Your Physician Enterprise Stands the Test of Time
This presentation will focus on
legal strategies and emerging best practices (consolidation into fewer
entities, creation of a system-wide contracting and compensation
process, etc.) that organizations can adopt to stand the test of time.
Joseph Wolfe, Esq., Attorney and Wesley R. Sylla, Attorney
Hosted by ACHE-WI Preferred Sponsor Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, PC
November 29, 12:00 p.m.
Upcoming Networking Events
La Crosse Oktoberfest Networking Event
Enjoy a couple festive beers as the group celebrates Oktoberfest!
October 5, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
The Charmant Hotel, La Crosse, WI
Madison Drinks and Links Networking Event
Enjoy complimentary beverages and
hor d'oeuvres while you reconnect with colleagues and meet the 2018
ACHE-WI Board of Directors.
November 9, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
The Madison Club, Madison, WI
Save Time and Money With ACHE Self-Study Program
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Take advantage of ACHE’s special offer: purchase one self-study
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Have you explored ACHE’s Interview Prep Tool?
When it comes to the interview process, preparation is key. Even the
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- A platform with video recording capability to help you perfect your professional presentation
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ACHE-Wisconsin Chapter would like to thank the following Sponsors for their ongoing support:
2017 PREMIER SPONSORS
2017 PREFERRED SPONSORS
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