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Quarterly Newsletter Summer 2017

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

In just the past month, I've met with 4 different healthcare executives seeking informational interviews, all expressing the same theme of feeling ready for their next professional challenge, knowing that networking is the key to identifying the right growth opportunity, but realizing that their closest contacts are people within their own division, department, organization or area of expertise. With a mixture of honesty about their discomfort with the "sales" aspect of "networking," combined with a twinge of regret for focusing exclusively on the day-to-day demands and priorities of the past few years, each has said they wished they had spent just a little more time cultivating a wider network. When I asked if they are a member of ACHE, each of them responded with, "Yes.....hmmm...I hadn't thought of that as a potential resource."
Event Name
David Kinzer Scholarship Winners
In memory of David Kinzer, each year at our Spring Conference we award two $1,500 scholarships to students who have been nominated by their Program Director.

David Kinzer served as President of the Massachusetts Hospital Association from 1973 to 1985.

Congratulations to our 2017 Winners!
Natascha Zorrilla, Suffolk University
Samuel Boadu , Boston University School of Public Health
Vicky Parker, Andrea Paciello, Samuel Boadu, Natascha Zorrilla, Richard Corder and Rick Gregg

Thank You to Our 2016-17 
Mentors and Mentees

Watch for details of the 2017-2018 Mentorship Program in August!
Dinner with the CEO Series

On June 15th at the Nashawtuc Country Club in Concord, seventeen Early Careerists were given the wonderful opportunity to network and receive wisdom from three great CEOs. Chris Schuster, President & CEO, Emerson Hospital, John Fogarty, President & CEO, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham and John Christoforo, President & CEO, Beth Israel Deaconess Health Care honored us with stories of their career journeys, lessons learned, and tips for success.

This event created an intimate moment for Early Careerists to ask questions and receive instant responses. We learned of each CEOs life lessons, their failures, and what drove them. One thing that was certain they all shared a passion for healthcare. This connection is what made this event a success.

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Early Careerist Network (ECN) 

Hello from the ECN Leadership Team!

Summer seems to be making its appearance and I hope that you've all been able to enjoy the nice weather - and some of the ACHE of MA events we've had already this year! There have been great opportunities to participate as members and we have more in store in the coming months that I'm excited to tell you more about!

linkedin Before I recap what's taken place already in 2017 with the efforts of our ECN Leadership Team, I want to make sure you are aware of our upcoming events so you can be sure to mark your calendars!

Our first Summer Networking at Night event of the year was held on Tuesday, June 27th at Tia's on the Waterfront, and we'd like to extend a Thank You to SEI for their generous sponsorship of this initiative. This was a great opportunity to engage with 85 other healthcare professionals.
Thank You to our ECN Sponsors!


ACHE Honors Two Massachusetts
Healthcare Leaders

At the MHA annual meeting on June 7, 2017 ACHE of Massachusetts presented two leadership awards.

Senior Healthcare Executive of the Year
Patrick Muldoon, FACHE, President of UMass Memorial Medical Center was honored as the 2017 Senior Healthcare Executive of the year.

Early Careerist Healthcare Executive of the Year
Ann-Marie Panebianco, Manager of Physician Services at Lahey Health and the Early Careerist Vice Chair was honored as the 2017 Early Careerist Healthcare Executive of the year.

Regent Opening for Massachusetts Chapter

Are you interested in engaging with leaders from across the country in dialogue about how we continue to advance healthcare leadership? Consider being our next Regent!

ACHE is beginning the election process for new Regents to serve on its Council of Regents, the legislative body that represents ACHE's more than 40,000 members. Serving as an elected official is a unique opportunity that allows you to exercise your leadership ability, share innovative ideas and act on behalf of ACHE members. The three-year term begins March 2018. See who the current healthcare leaders serving as Regents are here.

Fellowship Advancement Study Course

A study course was held on June 2, 2017 in Providence, RI. This was sponsored by the Massachusetts and Rhode lsland chapters of ACHE. Eighteen people participated in this one day course.

A 2nd study course will take place in Boston this Fall. Watch for announcements to sign up.

Way to Go!

Congratulations to our newest Fellows!  

Lori Fopiano, FACHE
Diane Vieira, 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.