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Quarterly Newsletter 2015
A Message From Your   
ACHE of Massachusetts President
Dear Colleagues,

It continues to be a very active time for the Massachusetts chapter of ACHE. The summer began with our annual awards ceremony at the June Massachusetts Hospital Association Annual Meeting at the Chatham Bars Inn.
  • John Christoforo, FACHE, President and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare was honored as 2015 Senior Healthcare Executive of the year.
  • Dee Dee Chen, FACHE, Professional Staff Benefits Manager of Massachusetts General Hospital was honored for the Early Careerist Healthcare Executive award.
Details of the award ceremony can be found in our Regent's notes below. Thanks to Richard Corder our Regent for organizing and presenting at this yearly ceremony.

One of the chapter's themes this year is "Doing more with more." We have a very ambitious 3 year strategic plan. We will keep you posted on progress of the plan, which will be monitored through the dashboard. The ability to get all this work done is a result of committed volunteers, and this just got stronger. Many members have defined value in ACHE membership as, "Being able to contribute through volunteering." Thanks to the efforts of Donna Powell, Tay Bozkurt and Jack Bailey a new "Get Involved" section is available on our website. Volunteer Coordinator Kern Kumar, in a newly created role, makes connecting members with opportunities easier.

Don't forget to participate in the Mentorship Program; whether you're seeking a mentor or the experience of being a mentor it's time to register! Get inspired by watching the video promoting the benefits of mentorship.

Finally, the board is seeking senior level leaders to join the board for the coming term beginning in January 2016. Please contact me if you have any interest in joining this engaging group!

Enjoy the beautiful Autumn, and we hope to see you at our October 29th Fall Conference!

Best regards,
Karen O. Moore RN, MS, FACHE
ACHE of MA President

Get Involved

Get more involved in your local ACHE of MA chapter. We are continually seeking the ideas and energy of members who are interested in making a contribution to our chapter. Participating on a committee is a rewarding way to share your skills and knowledge in support of ACHE of MA. You can choose to volunteer on a committee or for an ad hoc volunteer effort.

Upcoming Events  

Fall Conference  
What's Keeping CEOs up at Night in the Era of Healthcare Reform? 
Thursday, October 29, 2015 | 7:00 AM - 12:30 PM
The upcoming "What's Keeping CEOs up at Night in the Era of Healthcare Reform?" conference will address key challenges identified by healthcare executives that will directly impact your organization's future success. With a different market to operate in an unprecedented changes to face, this conference gives you the opportunity to hear how top healthcare executives are approaching the transition to value based care in an environment with narrowing margins, the decision making process for constantly changing technology options and the new era of consumerism in healthcare.
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Turning Referral Leakage into
Patient "Keepage"      
Patient Outmigration or what is commonly referred to as patient leakage is on the minds of most health system executives. They wonder why their patients seek care elsewhere, especially after they have spent millions of dollars attracting them through ad campaigns, the purchase of high-profile equipment and investing in employed medical groups that lose money in operational isolation. Perhaps we should reconsider our use of the term "referral leakage."  "Referral leakage" implies that patients are somehow confined.
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This article was submitted by James Agnew FACHE, Vice President, Finance and Transaction Advisory Services, The Camden Group a ACHE of MA Sponsor.

Annual Healthcare Executive Awards 
On June 10th at the Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Hospital Association, I had the privilege of presenting awards to two outstanding healthcare executives on behalf of the College and my fellow board members of the Massachusetts Chapter. Herewith a recap of the words shared that evening.
Richard Corder, FACHE
ACHE of MA Regent

Spotlight on the ACHE of MA Board 
Your chapter Board of Directors:

Jack Bailey, FACHE, Baystate Health
Rick Berkman, FACHE, HealthCARE Management Consulting
Rich Bias, FACHE    
John Christoforo, FACHE, Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare
Richard Corder, FACHE, CRICO Strategies
Alan Goldberg, FACHE, Applied Management Systems
Trish Hannon, FACHE, New England Baptist Hospital
Karen Moore, FACHE, KMoore & Associates
Andrea Paciello, FACHE, Massachusetts General Hospital
Monique Porter, Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Lois Siegelman, FACHE, Levi + Wong Design Associates
Michael Turilli, Hallmark Health System
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Fellow Advancement  

Congratulations to our newest Fellows and those that recertified in 2015.

New in 2015
Chiragi Shah, FACHE
Shaun Ginter, FACHE
Michelle Corrado, PharmD, FACHE
Michelle Wilkinson, FACHE

Recertified in 2015
John Collins, FACHE
Gerard Foley, FACHE
Nancy Formella, RN, FACHE
Kim Hollon, FACHE
Daniel Hines, FACHE
Karen Moore, FACHE
Robert Aurilio, FACHE
Spiros Hatiras, FACHE
James Higgins, FACHE
Wayne Dodwell, FACHE
William Wyman, IV, FACHE
Mel Allen, Jr., FACHE
Brian Lane, FACHE
Susan Mangini, RN, FACHE
Victoria Ostler, FACHE
John Fogarty, FACHE
James Pfeffer, FACHE
Sandra M. Wunschel, FACHE

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. 
Early Careerist Network (ECN) 
Hello from the ECN Leadership Council,

It's hard to believe summer is coming to an end, but the ECN has kept its efforts up all summer long! Thanks to those who were able to join us at our networking events at Central Wharf Co in June and the Red Sox game in August.

ECN Night at Fenway
Our civic engagement efforts continue to be popular as our last two events with the Greater Boston Food Bank have filled to capacity! 

ACHE of MA Volunteers June 2015

ACHE of MA Volunteers September 2015

Additionally, the education panel series continues to feature current topics with leaders from around the Baystate. Our July discussion focused on Transitioning Aggregated Physician Practices to High-Performing Clinical Enterprise, an occurrence that seems somewhat ubiquitous in today's changing healthcare landscape. We were fortunate enough to have outstanding panelists.
Some of the most exciting news upon us as we approach the fall is the kickoff of this year's Mentorship Program! We have revamped our application process and developed a video of past mentors and mentees discussing the value they received from our Mentorship Program. We hope this provides a deeper, personal view of how meaningful mentorship is to both early careerists and senior leaders.  Please visit our mentorship home page to learn more about the program and enroll. Applications are due by 5pm on Friday, September 18th. Don't get left out and sign up now!

All our programs are planned and organized by a dedicated group of young healthcare professionals looking to advance the state of healthcare today. If you're looking for new ways to be engaged, we're always searching for new people to join our ECN Leadership Council. Please visit our new Volunteer Opportunities page for more information, or if you're ready to jump in immediately, you can complete our Volunteer Form

We hope you'll be able to join us at one of our upcoming events. Details will be forthcoming on our fall Education Panel and Networking events. 

Thanks again to the awesome team that makes this all happen!

Taylan Bozkurt, Massachusetts General Hospital
Vice-Chair, Early Careerist Network
Diversity is one of the core values that the ACHE of Massachusetts is committed to. Increasing and sustaining diversity of healthcare management is integrated with our new strategic plan and we encourage all members to be familiar with the ACHE Statement on Diversity. Participation among diverse leaders and staff can serve as a catalyst for improved decision making, increase productivity and create a competitive advantage, improving the quality of an organization's workforce. It also aligns with our moral compass in healthcare. To understand where we're at as in industry, please take a look at the Institute on Diversity in Healthcare Management's State of Healthcare Diversity and Disparities Benchmarking Study. Your voice matters and we would love to hear from our members about diversity efforts we can highlight in future newsletters here.


Job Banks - ACHE of MA & ACHE   

If you are searching for something new, take a look at ACHE of MA Job Bank and the ACHE national job listings

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.