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Fall Newsletter 2012

A Message From Your 
ACHE of Massachusetts President


Dear ACHE of Massachusetts Members,
On November 13th we held our Fall Conference "After the National Debate: The New Reality of Healthcare Reform." There were over 250 people in the audience, a packed room of healthcare executives, to hear the critically important and timely nature of the topics and speakers.   

Our Annual Meeting was also conducted during the Fall Conference. The Nominating Committee submitted a slate of officers for a vote by the membership at the meeting. Elected by a majority vote of the voting affiliates, the following officers will assume a two (2) year term as of January 1, 2013.

  • President-Elect: Karen Moore, FACHE
  • Treasurer: Andrea Paciello, FACHE

Going off the Board of Directors will be Win Brown, Past President and Jim Higgins, Treasurer. We are all very grateful for their leadership and hard work over the many years of service to ACHE of Massachusetts. Best wishes and continued success to Win and Jim!

As the year ends, now is the time for today's healthcare leaders, like you, to make a commitment to the future by supporting ACHE's Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership. This fund is a philanthropic initiative of the Foundation of the America College of Healthcare Executives and was created to bring innovation to the forefront of healthcare leadership. Donate to the Fund today to ensure the healthcare profession has the visionary leaders and management systems that are needed to improve healthcare delivery.

Postgraduate fellowships are essential to attracting highly qualified healthcare management professionals and developing future leaders. ACHE offers robust online resources on postgraduate fellowships for organizations seeking to develop a postgraduate fellowship or find the best candidate for their fellowship offerings. Information on the ACHE website includes the Directory of Fellowships in Health Services Administration for organizations to post their fellowship opportunities and for students to find opportunities they want to pursue. Resources for organizations looking to start a Fellowship include sample manuals, templates and checklists.


William P. Fleming, FACHE

Upcoming Events

Save The Date - 46th Annual MHA Mid-Winter Leadership Forum
Friday, January 25, 2012, 9:00 AM

Sheraton Framingham Hotel, Framingham, MA

ACHE of Massachusetts is proud to be a co-sponsor of this event.
Details will be available shortly.

2013 Congress on Healthcare Leadership
March 11-14, 2013
Chicago Hilton and Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL
ACHE's Congress on Healthcare Leadership brings you the best in professional development, exceptional opportunities to network with and learn from peers, and the latest information to enhance your career and address your organization's challenges in innovative ways.


Membership Campaign

We have $25 gift cards waiting for YOU!
Campaign ends December 31, 2012

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 fall, as local graduate programs welcomed future healthcare leaders to their campuses, ACHE of Massachusetts partnered with Higher Education Network member schools to promote the value of ACHE to incoming students. Jack Bailey, Regent for ACHE of MA, along with members of the Early Careerist Network, presented at several area campuses, highlighting the role ACHE plays in member's career development.

In addition to these presentations, the Early Careerist Network participated in several other events including:

Community Service
Jimmy Fund Walk-On September 9th, three ACHE of MAJimmy Fund Walk  members, Jenni Bendfeldt, Sue Chambers, and Cristin Costa participated in the Jimmy Fund Walk and raised over $1,000 to help Dana-Farber Cancer Institute conquer cancer.


Longwood Medical Area Breakfast & Panel Discussion-Eighty individuals attended a panel discussion titled, "Getting Ahead by Putting Patients First: Advice from Industry Leaders on Career Advancement by Improving the Patient Experience" on October 19th at Boston Children's Hospital.


2012-2013 ACHE of MA Formal Mentorship Program-Fifty-four early careerists have been matched with professional mentors in this year's ACHE of MA Formal Mentorship Program.

The program officially kicked off at Tufts Medical Center on November 8th with Keynote Major General (Retired) David Rubenstein FACHE, former Commanding General of the US Army Medical Department Center & School, and Chief of the US Army Medical Service Corps. The attendees listened to Major General Rubenstein draw upon his years of military leadership and address the vital role mentorship plays in career development.

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 

Board of Governors Exam
Give Yourself an Edge as You Prepare for the Board of Governors Exam
The Online Tutorial is a convenient way to prepare for the Board of Governors Exam. The tutorial uses an online self-study format to help refine your knowledge and improve your study skills. This program provides a detailed look at the different topics covered on the exam and resources to focus your preparation.

One of the requirements for becoming a Fellow is passing the Board of Governors Examination in Healthcare Management. 
For more information.