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Winter Newsletter 2013

A Message From Your 
ACHE of Massachusetts President


Dear ACHE of Massachusetts Colleagues,

As we begin the new year, I would like to introduce you to our new board and committee leaders for 2013-2014. I am honored to serve as your new chapter president and have the distinct pleasure of serving with an exceptional group of dedicated leaders. I have attached our new org chart. Click here to view contact information for your board.


Together we have accomplished a great deal under the leadership of Bill Fleming, our immediate past president and we strive to continue to grow our membership, advance members to fellowship, educate our young professionals just starting their careers, and provide valuable life-long learning for all executives in the healthcare field.


Welcome to all our new members and congratulations to those of you that have earned the FACHE designation.


One of our goals at the outset of 2013 is to create a new strategic plan for our chapter. We intend to address key opportunities for growth and diversity of membership, outreach programs and collaboration across New England and contemporary and multi-faceted educational programming. We also hope to hear from our membership as to what opportunities there are to enhance member engagement. The strategic planning process design begins next month and I sincerely hope you will add your thoughts and ideas through our member survey, being launched in March 2013.


Lastly, I want to thank our committees for their tireless efforts and great success in building new membership, spreading the word about the value that ACHE of Massachusetts brings in educational programming supported by our many partners and sponsors and the development of the ever growing Early Careerist Network. ACHE of Massachusetts is on the move!

Warmest regards,


Trish Hannon, RN, MBA, FACHE

Chapter President

Upcoming Events

ACHE of MA Events
Career Directions in Healthcare
Co-Sponsored with Massachusetts Hospital Association
Thursday, March 21, 2013, 8:30 AM - Noon
MHA Conference Center, Burlington, MA

This event is exclusively for healthcare management and public health students!

Healthcare related careers can take many different paths, and the potential career options are quite diverse. Come listen to some of the experts in the field discuss how their careers have progressed and share tips on what's hot in their corner of the industry.

For more information.


Breakfast with Healthcare Champions Series 
Looking into the Crystal Ball: Our Hospitals and What it Will Take to Lead Them

Thursday, April 25, 2013 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
MHA Conference Center, Burlington, MA

Lynn Nicholas, FACHE
, President & CEO, Massachusetts Hospital Association
Kim Smith, FACHE, Senior Vice President, Managing Co-Director, Eastern Region, Witt/Kieffer
Details will be available shortly.

Save The Date - ACHE of MA Spring Conference
Thursday, May 16, 2013, 7:00 AM - 12:15 PM
DoubleTree Hilton, Westborough, MA
Details will be available shortly.

Other Events

2013 ACHE 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.
ACHE Rhode Island
Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 5:00 PM
Chapel Grille, Cranston, RI
ACHE-RI is proud to co-host "Quantifying the Change in Healthcare," with the Hospital Association of Rhode Island. This signature event will review the trends in our industry - from finance and utilization to community health and quality - and get the perspective of those leading the way to our future. 
Panelists will include Patricia Recupero, MD; Lou Giancola and Arthur Sampson. The discussion will be moderated by WPRO-AM and WJAR-TV anchor Gene Valicenti. HARI Senior Vice President Mike Souza will deliver the keynote presentation.
For more information.

Thomas C. Dolan Diversity in Executive
Leadership Program
To honor ACHE President and CEO Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, CAE, for his long-standing service to the profession of healthcare leadership and to further his pioneering commitment to achieving greater diversity among senior healthcare leaders, the Foundation of ACHE is establishing the Thomas C. Dolan Diversity in Executive Leadership Program.


ACHE of MA Membership Reaches

All-Time High 

Our 15-month membership drive exceeded expectations, with membership reaching an all-time high of 1,004 at the conclusion of the campaign on December 31, 2012.
This total represents 189 new members and 80 percent returning members. Fifty-five percent of the growth is in the early careerist network, while 45 percent is the result of targeted efforts toward senior executive and non-acute care health care executives.

Congratulations to the 10 existing ACHE of MA members who each earned a $25 American Express gift card for recruiting a new member! The winners and their respective recruits are:

* Andrea Shellman & Lisa Rubino
* Whitney Carlson Roberts & Ernest Byers
* Lois Siegelman & Tom Levi
* Patricia Stevens & Caryn Wilson
* Rachel Rosenblum & Susan Fahmy
* Chiragi Shah & Stacey-Ann Christian
* Jack Bailey & Donna Nguyen, Maria DiBartolomeo
* Peter Faiteau & Kebert Eloi
* Jessica Correia & Carmel Shields

The overall membership campaign success mirrors the organization's recent strategic planning efforts, which have resulted in increases in chapter events, programming activity and attendance.

We encourage our new and existing members alike to continue to engage and connect our fellow healthcare leaders across Massachusetts through ACHE membership. Remember that by joining at the national level, a new member automatically becomes a member of our chapter.

For more information, visit Information about membership benefits and obtaining the FACHE credential are available at

Early Careerist Network

On February 21st, the ACHE of MA Early Careerist Network and the Boston University School of Public Health's (BUSPH) Department of Health Policy & Management co-sponsored a resume workshop on BUSPH campus. 85 Early Careerists heard from 3 experts in the field on key tactics to use for a successful resume.

Panelists included:
* Jack Bailey, FACHE, Senior Director, Strategy & Network
   Affairs, Brigham and Women's Hospital
* Myranne Janoff, President, Zurick Davis, Healthcare
   Executive Search Firm
* Andrea Paciello, FACHE, Executive Director, Radiation
   Oncology, Massachusetts General
Congratulations to the new 2013 ACHE of MA ECN

Professional Development - Taylan Bozkurt, Department of Surgery Operations/Financial Specialist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Mentorship - Isaiah Silva, Director, Environmental Health and Safety, New England Baptist Hospital

A special thank you to our outgoing Vice-Chairs, Seth Cohen, Chiragi Shah, and David Villaroel for your dedication and excellent work this past year. We are grateful for your accomplishments and we look forward to a successful 2013!

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


Job Bank

We have a number of positions listed in our Job Bank. If you are searching for something new take a look.

If your organization is looking to fill a position, send along a word document with the information and we will post it on our site for free.