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Quarterly Newsletter Spring 2016

A Message From Your   
ACHE of Massachusetts President
Dear ACHE of MA Members,

As I assume the two-year term of President, I wanted to extend a special thank you to our Immediate Past President, Karen Moore, FACHE, for her exemplary leadership of our chapter the past two years, her efforts to ensure a seamless transition of knowledge and information, and her continued engagement as a key member of our chapter board. In this particular period - when it appears nationally that the transition of "power" is so politicized and polarizing - it is refreshing to benefit from the full support of my predecessor. Thank you, Karen, for modeling leadership transition at its best.

2017 promises to be the "Year of the Member" as your very dedicated chapter board works to create opportunities to deepen our engagement with you, and for you to deepen your engagement with ACHE. In this and future chapter newsletters, you will hear about a new membership recruitment video, discounts and support to encourage you to advance to Fellow and earn the FACHE credential, new career-related services offered not just in Chicago but here in Massachusetts, the chapter's support of early careerists and students in attending ACHE's National Congress on Healthcare Leadership, and special events coming later this year to engage our C-Suite members in new ways. As part of the focus on membership, the board is continuing efforts it piloted last year, including providing opportunity for members to attend a board meeting, a more robust annual meeting in the fall with greater insight into the business and priorities of the chapter, and a process for members to volunteer for ACHE of MA committees and projects as a way of networking with other healthcare leaders outside of their own organizations. All of this is alongside our usual robust educational programming, offering you the opportunity both to learn and network and also to earn continuing education credits close to home.

Long story short, if you haven't taken advantage of any of the above, you're missing out! We are now over 1,000 members strong: optimize the value you gain from your ACHE membership by tapping into this incredible resource. Whether you're new to the MA healthcare scene or have been here for decades, let this be the year that you learn a little more about your professional association and all that it can do for you!

Andrea Pacellio, FACHE 
Executive Director, Massachusetts General Hospital

Congress Scholarship Winners

Early Careerist Scholarship Winners
As part of our chapter's mission to support opportunities for professional growth and personal development through educational programs and professional collegiality, and to promote continued growth of the healthcare management profession through development of scholarship and similar opportunities, ACHE of MA is excited to offer our Early Careerists two  scholarships, totaling $1,000.00 each, for use towards attendance at this year's ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership.

2017 Winners
Captain George Rios, Medical Logistics & Readiness Filght Commander, U.S. Air Force Hanscom AFB

Elizabeth Stanley, Deland Fellow, Brigham and Women's Hospital 


Volunteers Needed

Our Board Committee Chairs are in the process of confirming committee appointments for 2017-2018 and seek volunteers interested in deepening their involvement with the chapter. If you're interested in getting involved, please email Donna Powell at In particular, we are seeking those interested in partnering with the respective Chair to serve as:
  • Vice Chair of SponsorshipVice Chair of Programming
  • Vice Chair of Membership
  • Vice Chair of Career Services
  • Member of new Finance & Investment Committee*
  • Member of Communications Committee
  • Member of Diversity & Inclusion Committee (D&I)**
*Volunteers needed to participate in the Finance & Investment Committee. The committee oversees financial performance  and helps guide the financial direction of our professional society. If you have an interest in finance and investments and getting more involved with ACHE of MA, please send a letter of interest to Rick Berkman at

**The mission of the D&I Committee is to provide impactful opportunities to advance inclusive leadership, equity and cultural competency for our members, communities and workplaces that deliver a welcoming environment in a world with continually shifting demographics. Please consider sharing your talents and willingness to build upon diverse perspectives on any of the following efforts:
  • Foster a broader view of the health workforce through new programs
  • Connect with and speakers focused on integrated models of healthcare
  • Deliver innovative D&I recognition activities and awards
  • Partner with inclusive organizations
If interested, please contact the Chair, Celi Esquivel, FACHE, via email at

Upcoming Events
SPRING CONFERENCE - The Revolution Continues
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Framingham Sheraton, Framingham, MA

Federal and state governments are restructuring their health care commitments and obligations. Federal efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act are being played out in Congress. Massachusetts plans to move Mass Health to a value-based platform. And other private and public initiatives seek to slow the seemingly inexorable rise in health care expenditures while improving quality and safety.

Will all of this make American health care great again and how will this affect patients, providers and other stakeholders?

Registration opens next week!

Mentor Closing Event 
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Central Wharf Company, Boston, MA
Details were emailed to all 2016-17 Mentors and Mentees.

Breakfast with Healthcare Champions
Thursday, May 4, 2017
MHA Conference Center, Burlington, MA

ECN Panel Series
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Shriners Hospital, Boston, MA

ACHE On-Location Program - SOLD OUT
Hospitals and Healthcare Systems of the Future
Strategies for Becoming Sustainable and High Performing
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
JFK Library, Boston, MA

Other Event of Interest
Compassion in Action Healthcare Conference
June 25-27, 2017

We are excited to share news about an innovative new conference that is being hosted by the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare in partnership with some of the leading healthcare systems and organizations from around the country. 

The inaugural Compassion in Action Healthcare Conference will be held June 25-27, 2017 in Boston and will feature an experiential approach to organizational culture and will bring together clinicians, patients, and health system leaders committed to making compassion a priority in their organizations and communities.

The conference is being designed to stimulate "action" and to be a "how-to" event, so that participants can leave and implement initiatives and strategies that advance culture change, improve communication, interprofessional teamwork and interpersonal skills. Attendees also will be able to earn CME, CEU and ACHE credits.

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Early Careerist Network (ECN) 

Happy New Year from the ECN Leadership Team!

Although the month of March has quickly arrived, it's our linkedin first newsletter of 2017, so I trust your New Year is off to a productive start! For the ECN Leadership Team, things are gearing up for another busy year full of events, with all committees actively in the planning process for upcoming opportunities for ACHE of MA members to get involved.

Our first Civic Engagement event with the Greater Boston Food Bank will be held on Saturday, March 25th. We had a great response from our members to volunteer. 

The Higher Education Network (HEN) Committee is hosting a Spring Event for all of our HEN schools. If you are a Program Director, Student Representative, or student at one of our HEN schools looking to get more involved with ACHE of MA, please join us Tuesday, April 4th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, 2014 Washington St. in Newton, MA. The meeting will offer networking and feedback opportunities, as engagement and upcoming events are discussed to kick off the year! For more information, please reach out to

For those who participated in ACHE of MA's 2016-2017 Mentorship Program, the Mentorship Closing Event is rapidly approaching. Don't forget to check your emails for information about the Tuesday, April 11th event and RSVP to We also extend a Thank You to Lahey Health, the Premier ECN Sponsor supporting this great initiative. We look forward to networking and sharing in the experiences our matches have had over the past six months!

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Panel Series: Leadership Development for Developing Leaders - Women in Leadership Edition to be held Tuesday, May 9th from 6:00 - 8:15 PM at Shriners Auditorium, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA. The opportunity to register will be made available next week, so check for up-to-date information!

If you're looking to get involved, please reach out to to learn about potential opportunities to participate with the ECN Leadership Team. We're currently looking for volunteers to join our Civic Engagement and Sponsorship Committees, so don't hesitate to inquire about the exciting options available to become more active with your ACHE of MA chapter and leaders.

As always, I want to thank the ECN Leadership Team for bringing these events and initiatives to life, and our ECN Annual and Premier Sponsors for their support of these efforts. I look forward to reconnecting with or meeting you at an upcoming chapter event - see you soon!

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


Whether you are a healthcare leader working in a hospital, health system, clinic, university, or other organization, membership gives you the opportunity to:
  • Be among leaders in healthcare management
  • Grow professionally and excel in your job
  • Enjoy greater satisfaction and career potential
  • Contribute to and give back to your profession
  • See our video to hear directly from our members on what it means to be part of the ACHE of MA to them!
Share this video with your colleagues so they can learn more about ACHE of Massachusetts. 

Way to Go!

Congratulations to our newest Fellows. 

Jacqualyn Anderson, RN, FACHE
Danika Medina, RN, FACHE
David Reisman, FACHE
Bradley Silverman, FACHE

Now is the perfect time to apply for Fellow status in ACHE. When you submit your completed application by June 30, 2017, along with the $250 application fee, we will waive the $200 Board of Governors Exam fee pending application approval. The waiver will be valid for six months after your application has been approved.

Report Your Volunteer Service   
A hallmark of the healthcare management profession is volunteer service to the profession and to ACHE. ACHE's Recognition Program acknowledges your service to the healthcare management community.

Points are awarded according to various types of volunteer activities or services performed. In most cases, the points are awarded to each ACHE member automatically if the activity or service is conducted through ACHE.

In some instances, the activity or service is performed individually or locally in an ACHE chapter. These activities must be self-reported by April 6, 2017, to receive credit this year. Activities can include:

  • Writing articles for a chapter newsletter
  • Speaking at local education programs
  • Being a mentor to another professional
  • Serving as an informal advisor for Fellow candidates
  • Participating in chapter career assistance programs
Awards for the Recognition Program are presented annually at an ACHE local chapter event. Learn more about the Recognition Program.

To self-report your chapter involvements, visit and click on "My Volunteer Service" in the left-hand column. You will also be able to view the points you have accrued and the activities and services you have performed.


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.