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Fall Newsletter 2014
A Message From Your   
ACHE of Massachusetts President


Holiday Greetings! 


I am looking forward to my 2-year term as President of ACHE of Massachusetts having served on the board since 2009. During this period there has been significant transformation of our chapter thanks to dynamic leadership, engaged board members and dedicated committee members. Some of the highlights from this period have been the adoption of a new name and operational committee structure, diverse membership growth, highly successful programs, expanded offerings and new sponsors. 


None of this happened randomly. The board began its third cycle of strategic planning and kicked this off at a board retreat on October 20th. We discussed topics such as the role of leadership in the future, addressing diversity and inclusion, facilitating member engagement, and ways to improve chapter governance. A critical self-assessment was facilitated by Mal O'Connor, Principal of CFAR, Inc., a management consulting firm specializing in strategy. The board will complete a detailed action plan this winter and would love your input. Please contact myself or any of the board members with your ideas no matter how small. Contact information is on our website at


Leadership in healthcare has never been more important or more challenging. While we are constantly navigating new paths, connecting face-to-face with colleagues remains one of the most important things a leader can do to keep informed. I don't know about you, but my reading list is piling up. However, I recently referred back to a book from graduate school days; Everett Rogers "Diffusion of Innovations." This book cites the connection of adopted innovation with those who get out of the office to seek new learning and connect with colleagues. With this important point in mind, we are expanding our expert panels and Q & A sessions which qualify for ACHE Face-to-Face credits. I hope you take advantage of these opportunities in addition to the many others ACHE has to offer.   


In closing, I'd like to thank the many volunteers who make the chapter so successful by volunteering to speak, providing support at programs or offering specific expertise. With your help, we look forward to another year of growth.

Warm Regards,



Karen O. Moore RN, MS, FACHE

KMoore & Associates


Upcoming Events  

ACHE of MA Events
Sunday, December 14, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM  
Davis Square, 280 Elm Street, Somerville, MA

The Community Engagement Team of ACHE would like to invite you to join us for a 5K run/walk in Davis Square followed by a networking party at a local restaurant.

We will team up at the entrance of H&R Block for some exercise, networking, and fun!!

If you would like additional information about the event or would like to participate, please contact Priscilla Lueras or Ivo Ivanov.

Panel Series - Becoming Accountable: Achieving Success in Population Health Management
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | 6:00 - 8:15 PM
Have you ever wondered: What's the role of the hospital or health system in the world of Population Health Management? How do I risk stratify new programs and services aimed at the highest healthcare users? How is my organization implementing changes to transform the patient experience?  What are the challenges of driving patient care to the lowest cost setting as well as reducing readmission? These topics as well as others will be discussed by a dynamic panel of healthcare leaders.

Breakfast With Healthcare Champions Series  
Thursday, January 29, 2015 | 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM 
Dick Blinn, Executive Vice President/President, Northeast Division, Genesis HealthCare
Massachusetts Hospital Association Conference Center, Burlington, MA    

Spring Conference
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Needham Sheraton, Needham, MA

Other Events  
Massachusetts Hospital Association 48th Annual Mid-Winter Leadership Forum 
Aligning Mission and Margin: Integrating Behavioral Health Into the Equation
Friday, January 30, 2015
Sheraton Framingham Hotel, Framingham, MA

*ACHE of Massachusetts Members receive the MHA Member Rate.
For more information.  

Membership Campaign   

If you're already a member, now is a great time to encourage your colleagues and friends to join ACHE, and if you're not yet a member, it's a great time to consider joining.

  • Terrific programs
  • Networking that reminds you what a small community this really is
  • A new member will be "paid up" until the end of December 2015 for $150.
  • This is terrific value - 14 months for the price of 12!
  • You have several opportunities to win back the cost of membership...

TWO $150 Gift Card Drawings!
For more information.

Welcome New Board Members  

Please join us in welcoming our new board members!  
Board Members
Treasurer: Richard Bias, FACHE,
COO - Clinic, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center 
Communications Chair: Monique Porter, Director of Ambulatory Services, Newton-Wellesley Hospital

Student Board Members 
Katherine Deschene, UMass Lowell
Michael Meghpara, Brandeis University (Assisted by John Chilingerian)
Carolyn Wineland, BU School of Public Health

Higher Education Network Representative 
Rick Gregg, Director of Programs in Healthcare Administration, Suffolk University
Thank you to our departing board members Bill Fleming, FACHE, ACHE of MA Past President and Richard Corder, FACHE, Membership & Advancement Chair and Jaclene Coit, Communications Chair for their years of service.
New Fellows

Congratulations to our newest Fellows! 

Romeo Adams, FACHE 

Jennifer Tomasik, FACHE




Early Careerist Network (ECN) 

Hello from the ECN Advisory Council,

We set out with lofty goals for 2014...primarily to engage linkedin members and provide added value through new programs organized by the ECN. We successfully launched a quarterly series of educational panel discussions that afforded members Face-to-Face credits, held networking events at some great venues across Boston and participated in civic engagement where we could give back to our local community. We were also able to build upon our existing mentorship program and Red Sox night out. With help from sponsors, we added a closing event to our mentorship program and moved our Red Sox pre-game networking into the hallowed confines of Fenway Park's Left Field. Our ECN Advisory Council had a great time organizing these events and we look forward to expanding upon these offerings and developing new programs for early careerists and student members as we swing into 2015!

All of this was made possible by a dedicated team of people that comprise our ECN Advisory Council. It's because of their effort, time and leadership that all of this came to fruition...a big thank you to each person who spearhead these events!


Civic Engagement
Ivo Ivanov, Institute for Healthcare Optimization
Priscilla Lueras, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Allison Manfreda, ZurickDavis
Rebecca McNeil, HealthcareSource

Educational Panel Series
Shawn Bonk, Massachusetts General Hospital
Jason Silver, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Tess Misiaszek, New England College of Business

Ann-Marie Panebianco, Lahey Health

Michael Auricchio, Meditech


If you'd like to be part of the ECN Advisory Council and help lead one of these events or other events, please contact me at: For those interested, please note you'll be expected to commit for the full calendar year and will need to be able to make a monthly call/meeting. If you cannot make that commitment, but would still like to contribute, we do have other volunteer opportunities available.

Best Regards,
Taylan Bozkurt, Massachusetts General Hospital  

Vice-Chair, Early Careerist Network 


Did You Know?    

The ACHE Recognition Program celebrates members' commitment to the healthcare management profession.

Recognition is bestowed at three levels, based on a range of specific volunteer activities that demonstrate leadership and contributions to furthering professional excellence. All active ACHE members are eligible to be recognized.

The program is based on points accrued through volunteer activities performed in a convocation year (April-March). A member does not need to achieve a set number of points in a single year, but rather will build over time. In that manner, members have the opportunity to progress through the three award levels.

Awardees are acknowledged at our ACHE of MA Fall Conference.

For more information.

Job Banks - ACHE of MA & ACHE   

If you are searching for something new, take a look at ACHE of MA Job Bank.

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.

ACHE's Job Center 
The Job Center is a complimentary online resource designed to bring together the right candidate and the right job. It is a member only resource for job seekers, but is open to both member and non-member employers interested in listing positions. The Job Center features more than 2,300 position listings with nearly 4,000 active job seekers.
For more information.