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Summer Newsletter 2012

A Message From Your 
ACHE of Massachusetts President


Dear ACHE of Massachusetts Members,
On November 13, 2012 we will host our Annual Fall Conference and Annual Meeting at the Sheraton Needham. The November elections will have just concluded and we look forward to discussions from national experts on the impact on the healthcare delivery system as well as lessons and strategies for success from systems operating under alternative payment mechanisms.
Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, CAE, president and chief executive officer of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), has announced his intention to retire, effective May 10, 2013, at which time he will become president emeritus. ACHE of Massachusetts congratulates Tom on his upcoming retirement and wishes him every success in the future.

To reduce the barriers to ACHE educational programming for ACHE members experiencing economic hardship, ACHE has established the Tuition Waiver Assistance Program. ACHE makes available a limited number of tuition waivers to ACHE Members and Fellows whose organizations lack the resources to fund their tuition for education programs. Members and Fellows in career transition are also encouraged to apply. Tuition waivers are based on financial need and are available for the following ACHE education programs:

  • Congress on Healthcare Leadership
  • Cluster Seminars
  • Self-Study Programs
  • Online Education Programs
  • Online Tutorial (Board of Governors Exam preparation)
  • ACHE Board of Governors Exam Review Course
For more information about the program, please contact Teri Somrak, associate director, Division of Professional Development, at (312) 424-9354 or

William P. Fleming, FACHE

Upcoming Events

2nd Annual Early Careerist Network
Jimmy Fund Walk

Sunday, September 9, Boston, MA
The ACHE of MA Early Careerist Network has organized a team for the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk! Donations and walkers are needed.
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Save The Date - Fall Conference
Tuesday, November 13, 7:30 AM Sheraton Hotel, Needham, MA

Details will be available shortly.


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!!!:



Early Careerist Network

This summer the Early Careerist Network (ECN) of ACHE of Massachusetts hosted several events focused around professional development, community service, and networking. I am pleased to provide the following updates on our recent activities:

Professional Development
Summer Quarterly Professional Development Series-21 Early Careerists gathered at Suffolk University on June 26th for ECN's Quarterly Professional Development Series. Naomi Deutscher, results-oriented executive coach, shared her insights on presentation skills, leadership presence and effective concise communication.



2nd Annual Night at the Red Sox-100 ACHE of MAred sox 2012 members and guests enjoyed a rainy night of baseball as the Red Sox took on the Detroit Tigers on July 31st. Despite the rain, participants enjoyed the views from Fenway Park's Budweiser Right Field Roof Deck while networking with fellow peers.

Summer Splash Event-ACHE of MA ECN and members of the Boston Young Healthcare Professionals group teamed up on August 16th for a night of networking and to learn more about membership opportunities within the two organizations. Roughly 140 young healthcare professionals from varying healthcare-related industries met on the roof deck of Splash Ultra Lounge in downtown Boston.

The ECN Leadership Team is busy planning Fall and Winter 2012 events. Make sure to check out the ACHE of MA website for updates on these upcoming events.

For more information about the ECN and opportunities to get involved, please contact me or visit the ACHE website at:


Jeff Blackwell

Chair, ACHE of MA Early Careerist Network 

Mentorship Program
The 2012-2013 ACHE of MA Formal Mentorship Program will start active registration at the beginning of September. Matches will be made in late October, with a formal kick-off event to be scheduled in early November. In the next few weeks, look for email announcements and communication on ACHE of MA's website with additional information.
ACHE of Massachusetts members have the opportunity to apply for this formal Mentorship Program that matches early careerists with mid and senior-level healthcare executives in Massachusetts.

The goal of the program is to provide early careerists including students, recent graduates, and experienced early careerist with the opportunity to partner with a local healthcare professional. This partnership shall foster professional development, enhance knowledge of industry issues, and promote the value of and participation the American College of Healthcare Executives, both on the national and local chapter levels.
If you would like additional information about the program, please contact Seth Cohen, ACHE of MA ECN Mentorship Vice-Chair at

Giving Back - Habitat for Humanity Build

10 ACHE of MA Early Careerists help construct a local Habitat for Humanity house in Roslindale, MA on Saturday, July 21.

Thank you to our volunteers for giving back to your community!

  • Stephanie Baker, Boston Children's Hospital
  • Linda Chepkorir, MetroWest Medical Center
  • Shana Bellus, Tufts Medical Center
  • Annie Huppert, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Suneel Modani, Maxim Healthcare Services
  • Amber Frye, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Kelsey McCarty, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Andrea Shellman, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Mallory Murphy, Boston Children's Hospital
  • Lisa Rubino, Brigham and Women's Hospital