American College of Healthcare Executives - Wisconsin Chapter
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Wisconsin Career Development Academy
ACHE-WI chapter has a virtual Wisconsin Career Development Academy.
The chapter is providing quarterly skills webinars by subject matter
experts for emerging leaders on career development. Subject matter
experts will be available to answer/respond to members’ questions and
requests for information after the webinar. Articles and resources will
be shared bi-weekly to all academy members. ACHE-WI members that
complete all four webinars will graduate from the Academy and receive a
certificate of completion at the Annual Conference. NOTE: These webinars are available to members only. We encourage you to join if you would like to participate.
September 23, 12:00 p.m.
Aaron Budd, Aaron M.
Budd, MBA, Director – Radiology, SSM Health St. Mary’s
Hospital-Janesville, SSM Health Dean Medical Group-Southern Region and Jerome Garrett, Jr., FACHE, Director of Access, Ascension Medical Group
How to position yourself to grow, the first 90 days
December 3, 12:00 p.m.
Presenters: Andy Hillig, MBA, FACHE, Healthcare Consultant, Andy Hillig Solutions, LLC and Seth R. Teigen, FACHE, President, Ascension | Franklin, Ascension | St. Francis
Pathway to leadership – career opportunities and skill sets required
Presenters: Brett W. Norell, FACHE, President & CEO, Holy Family Memorial and Paul Horvath, MD, FACEP, Interim Chair of Urgent Care, Mayo Clinic Health System
Resume building – what to do, what not to do and LinkedIn
Presenter: Sandie Hill-Ferrigno, Human Resources Leader, St. Mary’s Hospital – Madison
Register Today for the ACHE-WI 5th Annual Conference
The ACHE-WI 5th Annual Conference is September 16-18, 2019 at The Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, WI. The conference theme is Shape Your 2020 Vision. Registration is now open!
ACHE Face-to-Face Credit
This program has been developed and is presented locally by the
ACHE-Wisconsin Chapter. The American College of Healthcare Executives
has awarded 12 ACHE Face-to-Face Education Credits to this program.
New This Year: Pub-Style Trivia
We will be offering Pub-Style Trivia on Sunday night starting at 6:00
p.m. Test your knowledge and feed your mind! Will your team be crowned
the winner after 10 rounds of intriguing questions?
Rooms are available at The Osthoff Resort at a special group rate of
$175 per night. To make a reservation, please contact The Osthoff Resort
at 855-876-3399 and request the American College of Health Care
Executives – Wisconsin Chapter room block. Reservation Deadline: August 26, 2019
Wisconsin Chapter Events Calendar
July 25, 2019, 5:00 – 7:00
City Grill at Jefferson
Street Inn, Wausau
an Ethical Culture
July 30, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
August 14, 2019, 5:00 – 7:00
Beefeaters British Grille
& Ale House, Appleton
2019 Annual Conference
Shape Your 2020 Vision
September 16-18, 2019
The Osthoff, Elkhart
Career Development Academy – Interviewing Webinar
September 23, 2019,
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Eau Claire Social
October 17, 5:00 – 7:00
The Oxbow Hotel, Eau
in Healthcare Leadership Conference
November 8, 2019
The Ingleside Hotel,
Madison Fall Social
November 12, 2019, 5:00
– 7:00 p.m.
The Madison Club, Madison
Career Development Academy – How to position yourself to grow, the first 90
December 3, 2019, 12:00 –
Employment and Telemedicine Arrangements Between Hospitals and Practitioners:
Compliance, Contractual, Reimbursement and Medical Staff Considerations
December 12, 12:00 – 1:00
Your Resource for Consultant Expertise
Consultants Forum Member Directory is an excellent resource to help
identify a consultant who meets your needs and has a specific area of
expertise. The consultants listed in the directory are members of
ACHE and its Healthcare Consultants Forum and have agreed to be contacted by
those seeking more information about their services.
contact Audrey Meyer, membership coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-424-9308
for more information.
Your Success Benefits Everyone
you share the value of your ACHE membership with colleagues, you not only help
advance the profession but can earn rewards as well.
time you encourage someone to join ACHE or help them earn their FACHE® you
receive a reward point through the Leader-to-Leader Rewards Program. The more reward points
you collect, the more rewards you can receive. When you help grow ACHE, you not
only make a strong statement about your professionalism and leadership in the
healthcare field, but you strengthen the organization. For more information visit ache.org/L2L.
Research Solutions Sought for 2020 Congress
can submit proposals to present their research at the annual Forum on Advances
in Healthcare Management Research during next year’s Congress on Healthcare
Leadership. The lead presenter of each selected proposal will receive a
complimentary registration to Congress. Please visit ache.org/Congress/ForumRFP.cfm
for the selection criteria and submission instructions. Submit your abstract,
of up to 400 words, by July 10.
Hospitals Must Focus on Scale to Combat New Competitors
hospitals are struggling to hold onto their outpatient business in the face of
new competitors that have the scope and technological capability never before
seen in healthcare.
and CVS Health/Aetna are aiming to unbolt outpatient business from legacy
hospitals. Amazon, Apple and Google are investing heavily in healthcare from
numerous angles, looking for the most effective entry points to care and
services. Hospital organizations are doing what any company would do when
confronted with a highly disruptive environment like this: They are trying to
gain the financial and intellectual resources to compete in a new world.
are making this transition in the face of a difficult financial reality.
Moody’s Outlook for 2019 projected that revenue growth for hospitals would continue
to decline under pressure from weak inpatient volume and low reimbursement
payments. At the same time, expenses would continue to grow faster than
revenue. In this situation, the normal response of any company in any industry
would be to seek scale in an effort to meet this new level of competition and
adjust to a emerging business model. That is exactly what is happening among
hospital stakeholders. “Bulking up” is a logical response.
need to grow along with everyone else. Scale will help ensure that America’s
hospitals can keep pace—that they can continue to build on their deep community
connections, expertise treating the full range of health conditions and history
of serving our most vulnerable populations.
will be critical, but it is not an end in itself. Scale is a means to gain
intelligence—to get the best intellectual capital, to tap information about a
vast group of people, to test new ideas and then to scale those ideas.
Nevertheless, scale is the platform that will allow hospitals to acquire the
resources—such as more working and intellectual capital, and significant
digital capabilities—to compete in this brand new healthcare marketplace.
—Adapted from "Why
Hospitals Must Seek Scale," by Kenneth Kaufman, KaufmanHall.com, Dec. 20, 2018.
Becoming a Visionary Leader at Any Organizational Level
a unifying vision for their organizations is a fundamental skill for leaders. However,
building that vision has become more associated with top-level leadership than with
directors, managers and others throughout the organization. Consider these
critical vision-creation opportunities, each of which can propel your
Helping the CEO Shape the
senior leaders know they are missing critical information as they are typically
removed from many customer experiences and operational realities. Being a
conduit of the insights and experiences of others who will be touched by the
work can help senior executives improve that sense of connection. Further, raising
your hand to volunteer your own perspective in collective problem-solving
opportunities helps you develop your own vision-creation abilities.
Translating the Company
Vision to Make it Relevant for Your Team
if you do not have the chance to help shape early drafts of your company’s
vision, if you are a leader at any level, you will likely be directed to work
with your team to translate that vision. Though on a smaller scale, this in
itself is "vision crafting" and it will benefit from the same kind of
broader perspective senior leaders themselves will want to seek. Even if you
are simply “translating” vision from the upper part of the organization, take
some time to solicit ideas from other parts of the company that also have a
stake in your unit’s performance aspirations, being sure to crosscheck your
translation with those senior leaders guiding the overall vision.
Catalyzing Your Own
a new company vision does not begin in the C-suite, but instead bubbles up from
lower-level leaders already using it to drive innovation and change in their
own units. Your organization may not be ready for—or even sympathetic
to—bottom-up vision development. However, the need for continual innovation in
today’s operating climate may give you the opportunity to promote new ideas
from your own local experiences that can demonstrate potential for broader
growth and even reinvention in your company.
Getting Yourself Into the
are a few tips to position yourself for vision-building moments:
a clear idea on what a vision is and why it matters. Do not confuse vision (an
aspirational picture of future success) with mission (why an organization
exists), values (the principles and moral beliefs by which the organization
chooses to operate) or strategy (the decisions about where and how to compete
that bring a vision to life).
for opportunities to contribute. Contribute to the vision-work underway by
other leaders. Translate an agreed upon enterprise vision down to the unit you
are leading, or focus the work of your team on a local or regional vision.
Catalyze innovative change for the organization based on some front-line
innovation in which you are involved.
you find a vision-building opportunity, do not do all the deciding alone. Just
as a senior leader might benefit from seeking your contributions to a major
corporate vision, share the process with others working with you in any of your
own vision-building. It will sharpen your collaboration skills as well.
by watching or studying how others go about the vision-building process. Talk
to other leaders about visions they have developed to understand how and why
those visions turned out the way they did. Study visions of companies
documented in the business press or learn from partners or clients about the
visions they have for their organizations. You will better understand what
makes for successful vision-building, which you can then bring to the next
opportunity in your own organization.
developing a vision for an organization sets the stage for strategy and higher
performance, it will always be seen as an essential capability for top leaders.
However, this does not mean that vision is always above your paygrade. Visioning
requires practice, and there is no better way to get that practice than by
building your craft through smaller or sudden opportunities to make a
contribution that comes your way.
Don't Have to Be CEO to Be a Visionary Leader," by Ron Ashkenas
and Brook Manville, Harvard Business
Review, April 4, 2019.
ACHE-Wisconsin Chapter would like to thank the following Sponsors for their ongoing support: