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Message From Your ACHE Regent, Georgia Casciato, FACHE

Dear ACHE Colleagues,

It is my privilege to serve as your elected Regent for Illinois – Metropolitan Chicago for American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).  Thank you for this opportunity and honor.


A few updates to share: 

CONGRATULATIONS to Chicago Health Executives Forum (CHEF) for the success of their 46th Annual Meeting. As ACHE’s Chicago Chapter, this virtual program transitioned board leadership and hallmarked another year of stellar educational programs, networking events, Fellow advancement, award recognition, career development and student development opportunities. Ten industry awards were presented in areas of Career Achievement, Healthcare Leadership Innovation, Service Excellence, Community Leadership, Innovation, Young Leadership and Healthcare Student/Administrative Fellowships.

A Virtual Program Panel Discussion presented national, state and local perspectives on Healthcare 2022: Building Connections in a New Normal – A Prerequisite for Effective Leadership.  Esteemed Panelists included:

  • John Auerbach, Director of Intergovernmental and Strategic Affairs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Theresa Eagleson, Director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services,
  • Ngozi Ezike, Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health,
  • Marvin O’Quinn, President and Chief Operating Officer of CommonSpirit Health
  • Jay Bhatt, Moderator, Public Health Executive/Physician Leader/Managing Director at Deloitte

CHEF remains one of ACHE’s largest chapters, serving as a local resource and association home for 1,600 ACHE Chicagoland members.

More Annual Meeting event recap to be found at

Join us for ACHE Congress (In-person) And Virtual Leadership Symposium

Registration is open for the 2022 Congress on Healthcare Leadership, March 28–31. Congress features an unparalleled selection of specialized education sessions and so much more:

Visit to view the full agenda and plan your schedule.

You will also gain even more value by registering for the Virtual Leadership Symposium, April 11–12. Congress on Healthcare Leadership registrants receive a discounted registration for the symposium, with combined learning units from both events totaling 18+ ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits. Learn more.


My responsibilities as Regent include working with Program Directors and healthcare graduate students from the Higher Education Network of Academic Institutions in Metropolitan Chicago. I am often asked about professional development strategies for maximizing healthcare opportunities. This response applies to healthcare professionals, regardless of where they are on the career continuum: student, early-mid careerist, executive or C-Level Executive.

“Think about where and how you’d like to contribute. Expand your network for where and how you choose to learn; whether it be through professional associations; what you read; programs & webinars you attend; and the people you talk to. Think about cross industry collaborations, as well as best practices, inside and outside of healthcare. Fill your future with possibilities – based on who and what you include from the aforementioned.”

As we all work together to advance the field and path for healthcare leaders, ACHE is here to help you navigate your professional journey.

All My Best-

Georgia Casciato, FACHE
Regent for Illinois – Metropolitan Chicago
Past President- Chicago Health Executives Forum
Crain’s Notable Woman in Healthcare
Georgia Casciato Healthcare Consulting, Inc.


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