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Spring Newsletter 2013

A Message From Your 
ACHE of Massachusetts President


Dear ACHE of Massachusetts Colleagues,

As I write this Spring newsletter, the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombing are completing their initial rehabilitation and heading home for further recovery. The greater Boston area is filled with the spirit of resilience and gratitude for our first responders and health care professionals who saved lives and prevented further harm on that fateful day. Our health care system, while complex and under cost pressure, worked well because our professionals were well trained, team focused and fully prepared. We salute them, and offer our deepest thanks. We also offer our condolences to those families who lost loved ones, and wish for continued healing and full recovery for those who were injured on April 15, 2013.


As the warmth of late Spring finally emerges, our new strategic plan will be unveiled. The ACHE of Massachusetts board will finalize the 2013-2015 plan at our June meeting. Key goal areas include:


  • Developing broader membership diversity and advancing Fellows in the College
  • Developing collaborative approaches with other organizations and ACHE chapters
  • Continuing to invest in the Early Careerist and Mentoring Programs
  • Engaging executives across multiple sectors of the health care field in valuable educational opportunities, leveraging the knowledge of the networks of our sponsors and members.

Our committees are hard at work. Membership continues to grow and we are reaching out to our C-Suite colleagues across Massachusetts to encourage advancement in the College for every member and their respective executive teams.

On May 16th, the program committee held our Spring Conference, Disruptive Innovation. Over 150 people attended the event, with a highly diverse and engaged audience. The conference was video-taped and will be available for viewing in the next couple of weeks. The committee is now planning a great program for fall!


ACHE of Massachusetts proudly welcomes the College for their Cape Cod Cluster, June 24-27 at the Ocean Edge Resort in Brewster, MA. A terrific program is on the docket and we encourage you to participate for your Face-to-Face credits for recertification or advancement to Fellow.


Warmest regards,


Trish Hannon, RN, MBA, FACHE

Chapter President

Upcoming Events

ACHE of MA Events
Breakfast with Healthcare Champions Series 
We are working on a breakfast to be held this summer. Kate Walsh, President & CEO of Boston Medical Center will be our speaker. Details will be available shortly.
Other Events
ACHE Cape Cod Cluster
June 24-27, 2013
Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club, Brewster, MA
12 Face-to-Face Education credits can be earned.
For more information.  

David M. Kinzer Scholarship Recipients
ACHE of Massachusetts presented $1,000 David M. Kinzer scholarships to three student board representatives at its spring conference on May 16.  

The scholarship winners are Marie Voltaire, Melanie Donnelly and Lili Emad. The awards, which are available to students pursuing a Master of Health Administration or Master of Business Administration at Boston University, Suffolk University or the University of Massachusetts Lowell, symbolize the enduring leadership and legacy of David M. Kinzer, who served as president of the Massachusetts Hospital Association from 1973 to 1985.
Early Careerist Network
Did you know that the ACHE National Chapter offers valuable tools and resources to help you succeed as an early careerist? Click here for more information.

As an early careerist, you are automatically eligible for:
Special Discounts
  • Receive one discount coupon per year for one of the eligible ACHE Program Services, including $300 toward one seminar or $250 toward an online Board of Governors Exam Tutorial. 

  • Newsletter
  • Bi-monthly email newsletter focused on early careerists topics, including mentoring, networking, and career development.   

  • ACHE Job and Resume Banks
  • Search a wide-range of healthcare related job openings across the country and easily submit your electronic resume using the job and resume toolkit.

  • Plus, search for the latest publications (online and in print) for the tools you need to succeed in our rapidly changing healthcare environment. 

    Don't let these great resources pass you by, check out today!

    Jeff Blackwell
    Chair, ACHE of MA Early Careerist Network
    Congratulations to YOU! 
    The following members have achieved Fellowship status within the last year:

    Maureen Banks, FACHE, Spaulding Rehab Network
    Adam Cook, FACHE, Boston Children's Hospital
    Drexel DeFord, FACHE, Steward Health Care
    Jody Fleit, FACHE, New England Eye
    Mark Johnson, FACHE, Steward Norwood Hospital 
    Susan MacKenzie, FACHE, VA Boston Healthcare System
    Karen Murphy, FACHE, Signature Healthcare Corporation
    William Runkle, FACHE, Brigham & Women's Hospital
    Lester Schindel, FACHE, Holy Family Hospital 
    Thomas Siepka, FACHE, Lahey Medical Center North Shore
    Gregory Silva, FACHE, ECG Management Consultants, Inc.

    For more information about obtaining the FACHE credential go to
    Submit your completed Fellow Application with the $250 application fee by June 30 and ACHE will waive the $200 fee to take the Board of Governors Exam once your application has been approved (the waiver is valid for six months).

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