Summer Newsletter
A Message From Your Chapter President
Dear Colleagues,

To say the world has changed entirely since our March newsletter would normally seem an overstatement—except we all know now that it is not. In the COVID era, healthcare has changed, society has changed and certainly the ways in which we organize, manage and lead our organizations has and will continue to change. And they must. As all healthcare leaders navigate their way through the recovery process amidst all the unknowns, innovation, transparency, use of professional networks and lifelong learning—all foundations of our mission at ACHE of MA—will be critical to success. Your continued support through membership is as important now as ever for our organization, but for each of you as well.

As the world changes, ACHE of MA will need to change as well. We must become more virtual, more diverse and more adaptable. Organizations that do not will live (or not) with the consequences. I’m confident that our leadership at both the membership and board level has what it takes to step up to the challenge. Much of what you read about in this edition—our virtual collaboration with our sister chapters in RI and CT, growing virtual opportunities for needed education credits for advancement in an accessible, affordable way for our membership and other initiatives will be just a few of the efforts we will need to pursue.

Unfortunately, we have been reminded in recent months of the ways in which the world has not changed. Inequality and racial injustice, despite many advances, still plague our nation today. At our June meeting, the board approved several recommendations by our Diversity and Inclusion Committee (in addition to making this a full standing committee under our bylaws) as initial efforts so that ACHE of MA can be more of a leading organization in this area. These are small but important steps on a journey we must now move forward on with vigor, persistence and urgency. As is required by our profession and culture, your board remains committed to pursuing the effort in the days, weeks and months ahead.


John Fogarty, FACHE
ACHE of MA Chapter President
ACHE of MA Announces the "Powell Program" - the Donna Powell Program Registration Waiver
Funded by ACHE of MA, the Powell Program was created to recognize recently retired ACHE of MA's Administrator, Donna Powell, for her 15 years of exceptional service to Massachusetts healthcare leaders.

The scholarship program will enable two talented early careerist healthcare executives to attend ACHE of MA’s spring and fall conferences each year, free of charge. ACHE of MA’s conferences are top-notch, and attendance by early careerists can be particularly impactful but often financially challenging.

This new program strikes the Board as a fitting and enduring recognition of Donna's indelible contributions to our chapter and particularly its programs. With each early careerist that attends a conference under the program named in her honor, we hope that her presence will live on and her legacy will be remembered. 
ACHE of MA's Programming has gone VIRTUAL!
A moment during our most recent webinar, "The C-Suite on the Frontlines During the COVID-19 Crisis".
ACHE of MA recognizes the need to continue to provide educational and networking opportunities during these unprecedented times, and has proudly pivoted to virtual programming!

From webinars to virtual After 5's, we are thrilled to be able to keep our members connected and to show value of an ACHE membership for those thinking about joining.

We have many virtual programs on the horizon, including our re-imagined VIRTUAL fall conference!

Check out what's planned and save the dates by visiting
Join us for our next webinar: "Telehealth and the Patient Experience"
Healthcare organizations have all pushed forward digital health rapidly due to COVID-19, but how is it impacting our patients and their families?

"Telehealth and the Patient Experience" will encourage participants to think about telehealth from the perspective of the patient. How has it impacted access? How have organizations worked to be inclusive with their technology and telehealth approaches for underserved and non-English speaking communities? What are payors thinking about all of this, and how are they ensuring their product offerings are inclusive and fitting for the populations they serve? How has this impacted the provider experience?

It's complimentary to attend, and the program will be worth 1.0 hour of ACHE Qualified Education. Click here to learn more and register now.
Nominations for the 2020 Diversity and Inclusion Leader Award: NOW RE-OPENED
We are currently accepting nominations for our 2nd annual Diversity and Inclusion Award and the award will be given out during our Virtual Fall Conference on October 21st. We applaud you for the work your organizations are doing in their commitment to creating a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions as to the nomination process.
ACHE of Massachusetts Chair of Communications, Kathy Sucich, thoughtfully highlights essential learnings during the pandemic from healthcare leaders who attended our first “Virtual After 5” on May 27th.

If not now, then when? If not us, then who?
ACHE of Massachusetts congratulates Pau l  Myoung, Senior Administrative Director at Massachusetts General Hospital and ACHE of MA Diversity and Inclusion Committee Member, on the publication of his article " If not now, then when? If not us, then who?" in the  American College of Healthcare Executives ' Asian Healthcare Leader Forum (AHLF) Newsletter!

Congratulations to our 2020 David Kinzer Scholarship Recipient!
Nadia Tabbal, a student from the Boston University School of Public Health, was awarded this $1,500 scholarship. She is a successful student, a tremendous collaborator and an emerging healthcare leader. As recognition of these attributes and her potential, Boston Children’s Hospital has selected Nadia as their incoming Administrative Fellow in June 2020.

This scholarship is in memory of David Kinzer who was President of the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association from 1973 to 1985. It is presented each year at our Spring Conference, however the 2020 scholarship was given virtually. Congratulations Nadia!
Massachusetts Regent's Message
Dear Colleagues,

What an important time for all of us as healthcare leaders! I encourage taking advantage of the materials being offered through ACHE, as well as the virtual programs being held by ACHE of Massachusetts. Also, if you haven’t had a chance, listen to the outstanding podcast series presented by ACHE of Massachusetts earlier this year at .

The usual annual regent awards were deferred this year due to the state of emergency; however, the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association is moving the traditional June annual gathering, where the awards are presented to the Mid-winter forum typically held in January for next year. Recognition for senior executive and the early careerist award will be presented at that time.

There is so much to say and learn as we go through the pandemic and continue forward in the complex world of living with COVID-19 until a vaccine is available. Here are my top ten lessons as a hospital executive (so far)...

Welcome New ACHE of MA Members
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