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Spring Newsletter 2015
A Message From Your   
ACHE of Massachusetts President

Dear Colleagues,


The ACHE of Massachusetts board is pleased to present the 2015-2018 strategic plan to our members. When approaching this cycle of strategic planning the board undertook an exercise to look at past performances by looking at how we excelled as opposed to where we did not reach intended objectives. We also looked to the future and the needs of healthcare leadership by reviewing ACHE national planning and feedback from members.  


This ambitious plan includes 4 goal areas and 20 objectives with measures of success for each of the 3 years of the plan. It was developed and approved by the board using guiding principles of what makes strategy work.


Do More with More

The chapter has grown to over 1,000 members who frequently ask how they can contribute to the chapter and meet criteria for service awards and Fellow credential. With the growing number of events, communication needs and chapter management more people taking on tasks work means that the achievement of objectives can be accelerated. The board will be creating infrastructure to match volunteer opportunities with interested individuals  this fall. 


Work Across the Chapter

Over the past few years committees of the board have developed strength in execution resulting in growth in membership, programs and sponsorships reflective of the committee charter. Yet in order to continue to transform the stage has been set to strengthen connections across functions (See Harvard Business Review "Why Strategy Execution Unravels - and What to Do About It", March 2015). In order to understand where and how things work well and achieve broad goals, such as diverse membership, alignment across organizations is critical. 


Build in Accountability

In order to oversee the strategic plan the Strategic Plan Oversight Committee (SPOC) was created. This allows focused discussion not just on how things are progressing, but also on what may need to be adapted or combined with another objective. No one wants a strategic plan to sit on a shelf or become a check list. Accountability for the strategic plan promotes a dynamic focus of discussion and accomplishment.


Deliver Value for Our Members

Networking and career navigation have been consistently identified by members as reasons why they belong to ACHE. To expand and offer both the board will be establishing a career navigation function by creating a leadership role within the Membership and Advancement Committee. We will be looking for someone to lead that function this fall. We will also be expanding networking and educational events for special interest groups to locations in central and western MA.


If you are interested in getting involved with these or any other of the strategic objectives please contact  Donna Powell, Administrative Executive, or any of the board members and committee chairs. We'll be posting the detailed strategic plan on the website this summer and providing regular updates.

Thank you to our members and volunteers who make this ambitious plan possible. Leadership in healthcare has never been more critical and your involvement demonstrates a commitment to your profession and the staff, patients and families we serve.

Have a safe and enjoyable summer!

Karen O. Moore RN, MS, FACHE

ACHE of MA President


The Value of Lifelong Mentorship
By Andrea Paciello, FACHE

Mentors are crucial to success throughout the entirety of a career.    

Just as a mentor is vital to early careerists' success, a mentor also can support the professional growth of senior-level executives. For those just starting out in their careers, mentors can help guide the path toward personal career advancement, while for senior-level healthcare leaders, mentors can play an instrumental role in helping these leaders achieve their professional and organizational goals. 
*Reprinted from the May/June 2015 Healthcare Executive. 

Upcoming Events  

Summer is here so let's network!
Join us at the ECN Networking at Night
Thursday, June 25, 2015 | 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Join ACHE of MA for its networking event at Central Wharf Co. This event is for professionals from all healthcare industries and career levels who are interested in expanding their professional network in a social and fun atmosphere.
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Panel Series
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | 6:00 - 8:15 PM

Networking at Fenway Park
Monday, August 17, 2015 6:00 PM
Red Sox vs. Cleveland Indians - 50 Tickets

Breakfast with Healthcare Champions 
Friday, August 21, 2015 | 7:00 - 8:30 AM
Details for all these events will be available shortly.  

Chapter Award Winners     

David Kinzer Scholarship Student Award Winners

Sivali Boddu, Boston University School of Public Health and Satwant Saini, Suffolk University each received a $1,500 scholarship at the ACHE of MA Spring Conference on April 15, 2015. Congratulations Sivali and Satwant!



Regent Awards at Congress 2015



Jack Bailey, FACHE, ACHE of MA Past Regent, received the Best Regent Led Collaboration Project for our Western Massachusetts Outreach. The conference in November 2014 offered Face-to-Face credits, and had 125 people in attendance, 62 of whom had never attended a chapter event before, and laid the groundwork for our Western/Central MA Local Program Council.





Jack also received an award for the Best Message from the Regent. His Fall 2015 Regent message was chosen among all the Regent messages throughout the year. This message highlighted the distinction and value of being board-certified as a Fellow of ACHE.

Congratulations Jack!  

Welcome to our New ACHE of MA
Chapter Regent   

Richard Corder, FACHE, Assistant Vice President at CRICO Strategies began his 3-year term as the Massachusetts Chapter Regent in March. Please welcome Richard to this new position. He can be reached at

Become Board Certified  

Maximize your professional potential by earning the premier credential in healthcare management. When you become board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow (FACHE), you'll have the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed.

Now is the perfect time to apply for Fellow status in ACHE. When you submit your completed application by June 30, 2015, along with the $250 application fee, we will waive the $200 Board of Governors Exam fee.

Early Careerist Network (ECN) 

Hello from the ECN Leadership Council,

We've continued to build upon the momentum from last year and despite Snowmageddon, yes it did happen. We had a fabulous turnout at our education and networking events in January and February to kickoff 2015! I believe it's not only a testament to the dedication of those that volunteer in organizing our events, but also to you, our members, in fighting through the elements to join us.

Our education panel series has continued to bring in fantastic speakers for our first two events of the year Population Health Management and Differentiating Between Good and Bad Strategy.
Walk for Hunger Volunteers: Matt Rogovitz, Priscilla Lueras, Lisa Price Stevens, MD, Hunter Stevens and Ivo Ivanov - May 3, 2015

Our civic engagement team has organized two events this year for members to volunteer, both with Project Bread's Annual Walk for Hunger. Earlier in the year, members volunteered in creating signs and preparations for the event.  Pictured above are our volunteers who were also able to volunteer on the day of the event...great job by all involved!

Many members of our ECN Leadership Council have stayed on from our 2014 team and we welcomed 12 new members to this year's keep your eyes open as we have bigger plans and new events on the horizon as we move into the second half of 2015 and early 2016! For those wondering what happened to our Mentorship program, that's one of the efforts we're looking to improve upon for members. We don't want to let any details out just yet, but please keep your eyes open as that will kick off in October this year.

Again, all our achievements are the result of a dedicated group of hard working healthcare professionals, much like yourself, that somehow find time in their busy lives to volunteer just a bit extra in developing these great programs for our chapter. We're always looking for ways to get more people involved and if you'd like to volunteer, please contact me at: We have opportunities to volunteer with varying levels of commitment, so don't be worried if you can only make the occasional commitment...we can always find a way for you to contribute!

We hope you'll be able to join us at one of our upcoming events. Details will be forthcoming on our June 25th Networking and July 28th Education Panel. Thanks again to the amazing team that pulls this all together!

Taylan Bozkurt, Massachusetts General Hospital
Vice-Chair, Early Careerist Network

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.