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Spring Newsletter 2012

A Message From Your 
ACHE of Massachusetts President

 

Dear ACHE of Massachusetts Members, 
 
On May 24 we conducted our 2012 Annual Spring Conference entitled Insights into Successful Orgainzations and Their ACO Strategies: National Case Studies. With Massachusetts continuing to lead our nation in Healthcare Reform and Universal coverage, this topic, the keynote speakers and the Panel Discussion provided, once again, very timely and relevant information to the audience.
This was another very successful educational event by the Program Committee as evidenced by the 250 who attended the conference and also by the wonderful feedback received by the participants.

Two NEW events - Breakout Sessions - were also held immediately following the conference. One session was on Career Advancement - Tips, Trends and Success Stories; the second topic was a FACHE Advancement information session.

We were once again honored to have awarded David M. Kinzer Scholarships to three of our student board representatives. Emily Seidmon, Suffolk University, Anthony Marchi, UMASS Lowell and John Bry, Boston University were this year's recipients. The Scholarship Awards symbolize the enduring legacy of David Kinzer and his leadership in healthcare in Massachusetts.

Submit your Fellow Application now and save $200 on the Board of Governors Exam. Earning the distinction of board certification as a Fellow of ACHE demonstrates your competence, dedication and commitment to lifelong learning as a Healthcare Executive.

ACHE of Massachusetts earned a 2012 Chapter Management Award. The Award of Chapter Management was achieved as a result of our membership growth exceeding our membership growth target of 11.2%. Congratulations to our Membership and Advancement Committee and the Early Careerist Network.

Change is accelerating in the healthcare industry, our profession and in our own organizations. ACHE of Massachusetts will continue to provide its members with the latest educational programs and events so we can all stay ahead of the curve with information to assist you in leading and managing your organizations.

  

William P. Fleming, FACHE

 


Upcoming Events
 

June 25, 5:30 PM Brandies University, Waltham, MA
An Evening With Healthcare Champions Series -
The Obama Health Reform Plan: It Was Built on Reform Efforts of the Past


Featured Speaker

Stuart Altman, Ph.D., Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University

Limited to 100 attendees.

For more info and registration

 


June 26, 5:30 PM Suffolk University, Boston, MA
 

What's the Point? How to Deliver an Effective Presentation - An Early Careerist Event


Featured Speaker
Naomi Deutscher, Presentation & Leadership Coach 

Limited to 35 ACHE of MA Early Careerists & Student Members ONLY


July 31, RED SOX Game, Boston, MA
Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers

All ACHE of MA Members are invited. One ticket per member. We have 100 tickets.


  

ACHE-MA Link
Membership Campaign
 

We have $25 gift cards waiting for YOU!
 
The goal of the campaign is to connect healthcare leaders across Massachusetts through ACHE membership. We are asking you, as a current ACHE of MA member, to recruit NEW Members and re-engage FORMER members (those that let their membership lapse.)

  

Win American Express GIFT CARDS!!!:
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Early Careerist Network
 

ACHE of MA and the Early Careerist Network co-sponsoredlinkedin the Annual ECN Healthcare Seminar, entitled Healthcare Reform: Moving from Theory to Action, on March 1st at the W Hotel Boston with over 100 attendees.

The distinguished panel of speakers included Richard Lopez, MD, Chief Physician Executive, Atrius Health, Andrew Sussman, MD, President & Chief Operating Officer, MinuteClinic, and Kate Walsh, President & Chief Executive Officer, Boston Medical Center. Each panelist presented how their organizations are preparing for healthcare reform.

Attendees walked away with valuable insights to help navigate upcoming changes to prepare their organizations for success.
 

Take a look at the upcoming events list above. Register early as we expect them to sell out!

Watch for more info on these summer events:
 
Habitat for Humanity Community Service Project-Team up with fellow ACHE of MA ECN members to help construct a local Habitat for Humanity house-Saturday, July 21st

Roof Deck Networking-Enjoy a great summer night on the roof deck of Splash Ultra Lounge in Downtown Boston's Leather District while networking with fellow ECN peers-Thursday, August 16th
 
For more information about the Early Careerist Network and opportunities to get involved, please contact me JBLACKWELL2@PARTNERS.ORG or visit the ACHE website at:

www.ache.org/mbership/ECN/EarlyCareerNetwork.cfm.

 

Jeff Blackwell

Chair, ACHE of MA Early Careerist Network