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Message From Your Regent – Spring, 2018

Dear CHEF members,

Spring has arrived and our new year is well on its way.   This year promises to be one of the best ever.  Our new leadership is in place and our chapter committees are moving full steam ahead in planning for new programs. A series of networking events are planned and we have a laser focus on growing, regaining and retaining our membership.  Since January, I have welcomed 33 new members, 4 new Fellows and 19 Re-certified Fellows.

We are still pursuing sponsoring organizations for the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity’s Summer Enrichment program. The Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) connects health care host sites with qualified advanced-degree candidates for an immersive, onsite experience with a health care organization. Mentor the next generation of emerging leaders in health care. For more information about the Summer Enrichment Program, please contact Jasmin Clark, membership and education specialist at or (312) 422-2658.

Some of the noteworthy activities of our Chapter are as follows:

  • Our CHEF Chapter has launched a campaign call “2018 in 2018”. This campaign is designed to grow our CHEF membership to 2018 in the 2018 year.
  • ACHE CHEF Fellowship Program Thursday, September 20, 2018 Prentice Women’s Hospital Conference Center Chicago, IL Watch for more information.
  • CHEF Face-to-Face Education Program at IHA Leadership Summit
  • September 25 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am, The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center,
  • 70 Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL 60148
  • CHEF Face-to-Face Education Program at IHA Leadership Summit Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Westin Lombard Lombard, IL.

ACHE National News:

Q1 2018

ACHE’s Career Resource Center is pleased to bring you an enhanced version of the Executive Coaching Directory. Executive coaches offer personalized support to individuals pursuing professional growth. While ACHE is not endorsing the firms or individuals listed, we hope that our directory accelerates your research process as you assess the qualifications, practice methods and fees of an array of executive coaches. Not only does this upgrade provide a better experience for members seeking executive coaches, the coaches promoting their services benefit as well.

The new platform features include:

Enhanced search capabilities for members seeking an executive coach. You can now search coach profiles based on location, area of expertise and more!

Improved profiles, including the listed coaches’ website, social media outlets and a professional headshot.

Advanced technology that provides members and coaches with a more user-friendly experience.

Check out the Executive Coaches Directory today! If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us at

ACHE Senior Executive Program

ACHE’s Senior Executive Program is designed for senior-level C-suite healthcare executives who strive to become visionary leaders. Past participants have included vice presidents, health system leaders, COOs, CMOs, CNOs and CFOs who aspire to become CEOs. The program’s locations and dates are as follows:

  • Chicago (June 11–13)
  • San Diego (Aug. 20–22)
  • Orlando, Fla. (Oct. 29–Oct. 31)

The Senior Executive Program is tailored for senior leaders, providing them with an opportunity to gain skills in decision-making, problem solving and team building. Participants explore crucial topics influencing the healthcare environment, how to lead an organization to success and ways to achieve lifelong learning goals. Enrollment is limited to 30 healthcare executives, and participants must attend all three sessions. A limited number of scholarships are available for qualified individuals. For more information, contact Catie L. Russo, program specialist, in ACHE’s Division of Professional Development, at (312) 424-9362, or visit

Board of Governors Exam Fee Waiver Campaign: March 1–June 30

The Board of Governors Exam fee waiver promotion for ACHE Members to save $200 when they submit their Fellow application will take place between March 1 and June 30, 2018.

Eligible members must submit their completed Fellow application, $250 application fee and meet all requirements—including the three years of ACHE membership tenure and five years of executive-level healthcare management experience—by June 30 in order to receive approval to take the Board of Governors Exam. Pending application approval, ACHE will waive the $200 Board of Governors Exam fee.

ACHE’s Leader-to-Leader Program

When you share the value of ACHE membership with your colleagues through encouraging them to join or advance to Fellow status, you can earn points to obtain rewards such as a gift certificate toward an ACHE education program, a polo shirt, a backpack tote, a water bottle and an umbrella. If you sponsor three or more Members who successfully achieve Fellow status, you can even be entered into a raffle for a free registration to ACHE’s Congress on Healthcare Leadership.

Each time a person joins ACHE or advances to Fellow status and lists your name as a sponsor on the application, you earn a point. The more points you earn, the more rewards you can receive. Points expire on Dec. 31 of the year following when they were earned (e.g., a point earned on Jan. 1, 2018, will expire on Dec. 31, 2019). You can check your available points and discount program coupon codes in the My ACHE area of To ensure colleagues reference you, referral cards are available that you can pass out so you receive the credit you deserve.

When you help grow ACHE, you make a strong statement about your professionalism and leadership in the healthcare field and strengthen the organization.

For more information on the program, go to

Respectfully Submitted,

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

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