ACHE of Western PA - 2019 Quarter 1 Newsletter
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From the Chapter
President's Message
Message from Your ACHE Regent - Winter 2019
Updated Bylaws 2019
Pittsburgh Education Events
Erie Education Events
Past Event Recap
Early Careerist Network
Early Careerist Events and Info
Advancement Update
Membership Updates
Diversity Committee Update
Thank You to Our Annual Sponsors
ACHE National News and Resources
Leading for Safety: Mastering Vision and Board Engagement
Follow ACHE of Western PA on Social Media
Share Your Professional Announcements
Find Open Positions With ACHE's Job Center
ACHE Call for Nominations for the 2020 Slate
National News Q1
Three Steps for Engaging Healthcare Providers in Organizational Change
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Diamond Sponsor - UPMC

Platinum Sponsor - Select Specialy Hospital

Platinum Sponsor - Highmark & Allegheny Health Network

Gold Sponsor - Perkins Eastman

Gold Sponsor - Clarion Psychiatric Center
From the Chapter
President's Message
Caitlin Guadi - Chapter President

Dear Colleagues,  

The first quarter is coming to an end and Spring is right around the corner!  The ACHE of Western PA chapter has been hard at work to fulfill our goal to help members network, learn, and advance.

In December we had a successful annual member event where over 50 members gathered at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh for an evening of networking and an inspiring talk by Dr. Karen Feinstein, President and CEO of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation.  This served not only as a wrap-up for 2018 but also provided a jump start to the many great opportunities that 2019 will bring for the members of our chapter.

The positive momentum continued in January as we welcomed 5 new board members!  Please join me in welcoming Stephanie Dorwart (Altius Healthcare), Evan Finkelstein (UPMC), Kelsey Hooker (student, University of Pittsburgh), Dr. Denise Johnson (Meadville Medical Center) and Michael Post (Clarion Psychiatric Center).  On January 28th we held our first board & committee member celebration and recruitment event at Bakersfield. We had approximately 25 interested members join us for a networking and informational event to thank our current and past volunteers, and to also let others know about the many opportunities for involvement that we have available.

In February, our chapter offered a 1.5 Face to Face Credit education event at Robert Morris University on the topic of “Stimulation in Healthcare: Improving Patient Outcomes”. The panel provided a very engaging discussion on how Medical Simulation Centers are fundamentally altering the education of healthcare professionals, while holding great promise to improve patient care and safety, clinical outcomes, operational efficiencies and mitigate risk without touching a single patient.

In March, several of our board and chapter members had the opportunity to attend the annual ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago. I am excited to announce that our chapter received an Award of Chapter Distinction for the 2nd year in a row for meeting our Member Satisfaction goal! The award was presented to us at the Malcolm T. MacEachern Memorial Lecture and Luncheon on Tuesday, March 5 at the Hilton Chicago. In addition, the Western PA chapter joined other chapters from the state of Pennsylvania and New Jersey at our 3rd annual networking reception at the Mercat a la Planxa.  It provided a wonderful opportunity to collaborate and engage with colleagues from neighboring chapters.

Positive momentum will continue beyond the first few months of the year as we have many education and networking events planned throughout the remainder of the year. April is a big month for ACHE of Western PA so make sure to mark your calendars for these exciting upcoming events:

  • April 11th – Healthcare Executive Career Management in a Web 2.0 Era @ Mercyhurst University
  • April 16th – Next Generation in Leadership Seminar will focus on tips for first time managers and how to nail your first big job @ The Yard Gastropub
  • April 30th – Women in Healthcare Leadership Conference with HFMA @ Threadbare Cider House

As always, the challenging landscape of healthcare continues to be upon us, and we rely on timely and relevant education as well as each other to support our success. We hope that the Western PA chapter of ACHE is a go-to resource for you to Network, Learn and Advance your careers. Please consider joining us at an upcoming event in the Pittsburgh area or Northern region. We appreciate your membership here at ACHE of Western PA and are eager to meet you at an event.  We welcome your participation and any feedback that you may have.



Caitlin Gaudi


ACHE of Western PA

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