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Quarterly Newsletter Fall 2016

A Message From Your   
ACHE of Massachusetts President
Dear Colleagues,

The Fall season has gotten off to a strong start reflecting months of work. We look forward to an ambitious Fall conference on November 3rd that ACHE has awarded 3.0 Face-to-Face Education Credits, with a new format in response to survey feedback. In this creative forum executives will bring providers, payers, consultants, and vendors together to explore how innovation is promoting better care for patients at lower costs. With pressure increasing to improve outcomes and engage patients while lowering costs it is important forums like this are available within our locale and well worth a morning for you and your teams to attend.

The ACHE of Massachusetts Board has done significant work since the Spring advancing the aims of the strategic plan.
  • Growth in membership and advancement to Fellow
  • Convene thought leaders to promote innovation
  • Prepare future leaders today and today's leaders for the future
  • Strengthen chapter governance and management
The engagement of member volunteers has resulted in accomplishments in each area. We are very pleased to report on a overhaul of the bylaws which will be presented for a vote at the Fall conference during a newly featured business meeting of the chapter. These bylaw changes reflect more effective chapter management and contemporary governance practices. In addition, members considering board involvement will soon be able to access a board manual on our website that details the structure and responsibilities of the chapter governance.

One of the board's most important achievements has also been realized; the establishment of a committee on Diversity and Inclusion. We are proud to appoint Araceli (Celi) Esquivel, Director, Health Equity, Inclusion and Quality Improvement for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care as chair of this committee. Celi relocated from Chicago last year where she was very involved with ACHE national efforts and creation of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion lead by Thomas Dolan, past president of ACHE. You will hear more about the committee in future newsletters. If you have interest in participation or would like to nominate a committee member, please contact Celi directly at

Thank you for your involvement with the College; in today's health care leadership matters. ACHE of Massachusetts is here to serve your needs.

Best regards,


Karen O. Moore RN, MS, FACHE

Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Nursing Officer
Lawrence General Hospital

Advance to Fellow Study
Assistance Program

The ACHE of Massachusetts is hosting six conference call sessions to assist board eligible members who are currently preparing or who are interested in preparing to take the exam. Each call will be lead by a current fellow and will:
  • Review 1-2 of the 10 Knowledge Areas
  • Provide Study Advice/Tips
  • Review Sample Questions
  • Have a Question & Answer session
The call sessions will be hosted on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-6:30 pm and will begin October 4, 2016.

10/4: Finance
10/11: Human Resources and Professional Ethics
10/18: Health Care Management and Quality Management/Performance Improvement
10/25: Health Information Management/Information Technology and Healthcare Business
11/1: Laws/Regulations and Governance /Organizational Structure
11/15: Management Leadership/Wrap up

The sessions are provided at no cost, and you can participate in one or all of the sessions based on your individual preparation needs. To sign up to please send an email to and provide:

  • Your name
  • Your contact information (email and phone number)
  • Any questions you have about the exam or content information that you have.

Once you have signed up, you will be sent the participation conference call information. To ensure that you can participate in the first session, please sign up by Monday, October 3, 2016.

Community Outreach: Volunteers Needed for The Greater Boston Food Bank
Saturday, October 15, 2016
70 South Bay Avenue, Boston, MA

ACHE of MA Panel Series: Role of the Media in Shaping the Public's Perception of Healthcare
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA

A Forum on Healthcare Innovation
3.0 Face-to-Face Credits
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Sheraton Needham, 100 Cabot Street, Needham, MA
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Early Careerist Network (ECN) 
 Hello from the ECN Leadership Team!

Although the summer seemed to pass quickly, I hope everyone linkedin found it a fun and enjoyable one. I look forward to welcoming fall and all of the exciting events ACHE of MA and the ECN have on the agenda!

In August, our chapter and its volunteers participated in another successful partnership with The Greater Boston Food Bank. Together with the ECN's Civic Engagement team, a total of 4,176 pounds of food were sorted - making 3,480 meals possible! If you are interested in joining these efforts, we have two more opportunities scheduled this year, so please consider signing up for Saturday, October 15th from 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM now or Saturday, December 3rd soon.

Thank you to our volunteers who helped at the Greater Boston Food Bank in August!
Alesa, Madeleine Biodolillo, Samuel Boadu, Shawn Brown, Maggie Carey, Ulysses Cox, Prashant Dilwali,
Priscilla Lueras, Nancy Miller, Jason Pinnell, Robin R., Imani Wague, and Xiaowen Wang

This fall the ECN is kicking off the chapter's annual Mentorship Program that will run from October 2016 to April 2017. We had over 80 members apply to serve as mentors and/or mentees and want to thank them for expressing interest in donating their time to this valuable initiative! Matches will be made and announced in the coming weeks, and the Mentorship Program Committee looks forward to kicking things off on October 18th at the Kick-off Event to be held at Central Wharf Co.

Also on tap is the next Panel Series: Role of the Media in Shaping the Public's Perception of Healthcare to be held Tuesday, October 25th from 6:00 - 8:15 PM at Shiners Hospital in Boston, MA. The panelists include President & CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, John Fogarty, FACHE; Executive Editor of STAT News, Rick Berke; and Professor & Interim Chair of the New England College of Business Master of Healthcare Management Program, Dr. Samuel Rindell, MBA, DBA. ACHE has awarded 1.5 Face-to-Face Education Credits for this program, and we hope you will be able to join the Professional Development Team and this panel of experts for networking and interactive discussion!

Our energetic and engaged team of ECN leaders continues to impress with their innovative ideas and determined dedication, and I want to thank them for their endless contributions to the ECN Leadership Team and ACHE of MA chapter. I would also like to take the opportunity to thank our ECN sponsors, and to welcome an exciting new partnership with Systems Evolution, Inc. (SEI)! The efforts of our team continue to be made possible by the encouragement of the ACHE of MA Board and these gracious supporters!

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event!

Ann-Marie M. Panebianco, Lahey Health
Vice-Chair, Early Careerist Network

New Sponsor   

Welcome to our newest annual sponsor!

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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 job description to, and we will post it on our website for free.