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Message From Your Regent – Summer, 2017

Message From Your Regent
Rupert M. Evans Sr., DHA, FACHE
Regent Illinois Metropolitan Chicago

Greetings CHEF members,

I am wrapping up the first four months as your new Regent. I has been a been an exciting and interesting experience and I am continuously meeting new people had hearing more and more about those issues which are keeping many of you awake at night thinking about how we will shape the direction of our health care system.  I have established a new Regents Advisory council, which includes many influential, and establish leaders in our profession. I have included their names, contact information, and feel free to contact them with any issues related to the College and will address them as a part of our RAC deliberations.

RAC Members:

Lisa A. Laurent, MD MBA CPE
Crystal Vasquez, DNP,MS,RN
Vladislav Torskiy, MHA; ACHE
Rani L. Morrison, MS, MSW, LCSW
Duane J. Fitch CPA, MBA, FACHE
Steven J. Brockman-Weber
Laura Lynn Dorenfest, MBA, PMP
Anthony J. Burke
Dawn V. Gay, MBA-HCM
Barbra Johnson, FACHE
Richard L. Buchler, FACHE
Stephanie Wright Griggs, MHA , FACHE
Teawana Cole-Chambers, MHA, FACHE
Diane Howard, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Teresa Fraker, FACHE, RN
Amy Gasbarro
Lawrence Underwood
Dobrich, Blake
Lincy J. John
Dina M. Pilipczuk, MBA, FACHE

REGENT ELECTIONS The 2017–2018 Regent election process is under way in 18 Regent jurisdictions with elections to be held in October. The notice and the position descriptions appear in the Member Center of All Fellows who wish to run for election must submit a letter of intent via email to the attention of Caitlin E. Stine, Division of Regional Services, at by Aug. 25, 2017. If you have a question about the elections process, please contact Caitlin at  I encourage qualified candidates to apply.

During the period of April 1, 2017 – June 30, 2017 Regents or their representatives visited 3 percent of the Higher Education Network participants. This compares to 4 percent during the same time last year. ACHE expects Regents to visit the ACHE Higher Education Network participants in their area at least once per year. If a Regent is unable to make a visit, he or she may designate a RAC member or local ACHE chapter member to complete the visit. Full credit will be given for visits completed by these representatives. I plan visits to healthcare management programs between now and the fall.   The following are the programs, which are in our HEN:

Governors State University (U/G)
Loyola University Chicago (G)
Loyola University Chicago-Niehoff School of Nursing
Northwestern University (G)
Rush University (G)
University of Illinois at Chicago (G)
University of Chicago
American Intercontinental University (U/G)

ACHE has a full slate of online educational programs scheduled for the Fall. Boost your professional development while earning Qualified Education credit toward Fellow advancement and recertification with these convenient offerings.
Online Seminars
Sept. 6–Oct. 18
Exceptional Leadership

Do you know what it takes to be an exceptional leader? This seminar will reconnect busy healthcare executives with fundamental and essential leadership skills. You will learn what research suggests are the 16 critical competencies that truly set the great leaders apart from the good leaders.

Sept. 20–Nov. 1
A Review of Health Law

Healthcare executives must be continually cognizant of legal and regulatory repercussions in areas as diverse as billing, patient rights, mandatory reporting and patient care. This up-to-date online seminar will provide an overview of health law, with a global approach that facilitates learning by explaining legal issues within a broader context.

Sept. 27–Nov. 8
Introduction to Population Health: The Road to Transformation

Gain both a conceptual and operational understanding of population health and its potential to transform healthcare. Over the course of six weeks, you will be able to develop a roadmap for population health in your organization.

Oct. 4–Nov. 15
Strategic Planning That Works: Integrating Strategy With Performance

This online seminar will provide a practical system for strategic planning that is aligned with annual tactical planning as well as operating and capital budgets. You will learn how the latest concepts on strategy, strategic positioning and market realities are linked to the everyday management of the organization.

Oct. 11–Nov. 22
Superior Productivity in Healthcare Organizations

Using case studies and specific examples from your organization, you will learn analytical methods and techniques you can implement to achieve superior productivity. Develop a customized action plan to foster budget discipline and accountability and ensure sustained success for your organization.

Oct. 25–Dec. 6
Physician Alignment and Engagement: Dos and Taboos

This online seminar will provide a practical presentation on understanding physician dynamics and tools for leaders to achieve successful and beneficial physician alignment and engagement within their organization or department.

I would encourage you all to support the Leader-to-Leader Program and MAKE A DIFFERENCE by:

  • Supporting your colleagues’ career development
  • Advancing excellence in healthcare delivery
  • Strengthening ACHE membership
  • Improving your leadership skills

PLUS earn ACHE points redeemable for quality reward items!

Even one point can be redeemed!

All ACHE Members, Fellows and Faculty Associates can earn rewards as part of the Leader-to-Leader Program. It is simple—just have your colleague reference you in the designated area on their application. In addition, for easier recognition, fill out and distribute these Leader-to-Leader referral cards to ensure that you receive the credit you deserve for sharing the value of ACHE.

You can redeem your points anytime, even with just 1 point! Or, you can save your points and redeem them later for more rewards. Points will expire at the end of the Calendar year following when the points were earned.

The 2017–2018 NATIONAL AWARDS PROCESS ACHE is accepting nominations for the Gold Medal Award and would like to encourage you to consider nominating outstanding executives. In the past, many Regents have used their Regents Advisory Councils to assist in the identification and submission of a nomination. • The Gold Medal Award is the highest honor bestowed by ACHE. It recognizes an ACHE Fellow who has made significant contributions to the healthcare profession. The nomination deadline for the Gold Medal Award is Aug. 18, 2017. Award winner(s) will be recognized in March 2018 during the Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago.

As it has been in the past, the Regent and CHEF will partner to select individuals for Chapter and Regents Awards which will be presented during the CHEF Annual Meeting and Awards Gala.  Please let me know of any individuals you believe are worth of this type of recognition.  The categories are listed below:

Regent’s Healthcare Leadership Award
CHEF Community Leadership Award
CHEF Young Healthcare Executive Award
Regent’s Health Studies Student Leadership Award
CHEF Service Excellence Award
CHEF Innovation Award
Regent’s Career Achievement Award 

Awardees must be ACHE members or Fellows for all these awards expect the Chef Community Leadership Award.

I look forward to seeing many of you at both the CHEF Annual Meeting and ata the ACHE Congress in the spring.

Best Regards,

Rupert M. Evans
Dr. Rupert M. Evans Sr., DHA, FACHE
Regent Illinois-Metropolitan Chicago
Chairman and Program Director
Department of Health Administration
Phone: (708)235-2131
Cell (708)362-1850

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