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Message From Your Regent – Fall 2017

Greeting Members,

This is my fall 2017 Regent’s Update.  This has been a very busy quarter and we continue to try to identify opportunities to engage and add value to our membership.  ACHE has a very robust year planned and I am including some of the key initiatives in this update.

Local News:

Our 2017 CHEF/ACHE Awards Committee is formed and the process is now on its way.  The co-Chairs of the Awards Committee are Theresa Burkhart, FACHE and Anthony “Tony” Burke. Tony and Theresa are working with the committee to recognize healthcare leadership in Chicago!  Our final review and selection of awards will be in early January.


Each year, Regents lead and initiate a wide variety of innovative collaborative projects with their local chapter(s) that provide high value to ACHE members. ACHE wants to recognize these exceptional efforts by identifying the best of these programs and projects at the Regents Leadership Conference on Saturday, March 24, 2018. This is a great opportunity to acknowledge the contributions made by you, the leadership of your chapter(s) and others in advancing the field of healthcare management. In addition, the information you provide will encourage others to emulate your example. Consider programs that advanced ACHE’s interests and values with higher education programs/students; state, regional, and/or local healthcare associations/groups; reached out to under-represented healthcare executives for greater diversity; or filled gaps in service and value not previously addressed. Consider the exceptional programs and projects that you have implemented in your area in 2017 and nominate them for recognition. Here are the rules:

  • You may submit as many projects as you wish for recognition. However, Regents will be recognized for only one project.
  • All submitted projects must have been completed during Jan. 1–Dec. 31, 2017, but may have been started during a prior year.
  • All submitted projects must be a clear collaboration between the Regent/RAC and the chapter(s) where the Regent provided substantial leadership. Projects must show substantial efforts and contributions by both the chapter leadership and the Regent/RAC to be considered.
  • You must use the award nomination form. Download the Word document in the Elected Leaders Area of org or obtain a form from your regional director.
  • Your nominations must be received by January 8, 2018 to be considered.
  • The award recipients will not be notified until the award is presented on March 24, 2018. 


As a Regent of ACHE, we hope you can bring this notice to the attention of those who you think might be interested.

Management Innovations Poster Session

Call for Innovations 2018 Congress on Healthcare Leadership

ACHE is inviting authors to submit narratives of their posters for consideration for the 34th Annual Management Innovations Poster Session to be held at ACHE’s 2018 Congress on Healthcare Leadership. We are interested in innovations addressing issues affecting your organization that might be helpful to others, including improving quality or efficiency, improving patient or physician satisfaction, implementation of electronic medical records, uses of new technology, and similar topics. All accepted applicants will be expected to be available to discuss their posters on Monday, March 26, between 7 and 8 a.m. and posters will remain on display from March 26–28 at Congress. Please go to for the full selection criteria and submission instructions. Submissions will be accepted through Jan. 16, 2018.

The Fund for Healthcare Leadership acts on ACHE’s mission to advance our members and healthcare management excellence by providing scholarships to access unique educational opportunities for developing leaders in our field. This philanthropic platform supports important initiatives such as scholarships for the Senior Executive and Executive Programs and the Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program. We aim to create a culture of philanthropy at ACHE, and your role as leaders sends a strong message of support.

We would like to recognize and thank those who have donated as of October this year, with a special thank you to District 6 for achieving 100% participation:

Percent of Regents Donating by District as of October 10, 2017*:

District 1 = 77% District 2 = 64% District 3 = 54%

District 4 = 23% District 5 = 57% District 6 = 100%

As of October 10 this year, 58 percent of Regents have donated to the Fund compared to 43 percent this time last year. Our goal is to have 100 percent participation from our Council of Regents. Contributions are tax deductible as provided by law. Find out more about the Fund for Healthcare Leadership and view a full list of all of our distinguished donors this year by visiting If you have not already done so, please make your contribution online or by mail: Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives, 3376 Eagle Way, Chicago, IL 60678-1033.

Again, thank you for your generosity.

Institute for Diversity

For the second consecutive year, ACHE continues its strategic alliance with the American Hospital Association’s Institute for Diversity in Health Management (IFD) to co-promote the Summer Enrichment Program (SEP), which is designed to grow and strengthen the pipeline of healthcare leaders from underrepresented groups.

The SEP places diverse graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in healthcare administration or a related field in 10-week, paid internships at healthcare organizations across the country. Since 1994, some of the nation’s leading hospitals and health systems have served as host sites for more than 1,200 SEP interns. The primary goal of our strategic alliance is to increase the number of students who participate in SEP each year and, accordingly, increase the number of host sites.

This year we are inviting ACHE Regents to take the lead in working with their Chapter(s) to secure at least two host sites from each Chapter. 

ACHE Board of Governors member David L. Schreiner, FACHE, hosted a 2017 intern at his hospital, Katherine Shaw Bethea, in Dixon IL. “It’s truly an ‘enrichment program.’

It’s a great way to see your organization through someone else’s eyes. The interns benefit from the program, but so does everyone that spends time with them,” Schreiner said.

Beginning Oct. 2, 2017, hospitals and other healthcare organizations can register as an SEP host site at The host site administration fee of $1,200 per intern covers all expenses related to intern screening and customized matching of interns with host sites. Host sites also provide the intern with a weekly stipend. Host site-intern matching begins in February, and internships occur June through August.

As part of the 2018 SEP Campaign, ACHE staff have posted SEP promotional materials on the Regent Resources and Chapter Service Center websites. Staff will also be available to assist the Regents and Chapters throughout the Campaign.

The benefits of SEP extend beyond the students. SEP offers host sites early access to high- caliber diverse talent. SEP offers Chapters an opportunity to follow-through on their diversity statements. ACHE remains committed to SEP as part of one of our strategic plan’s key initiatives: to advance executive diversity.

For more information, visit or contact Cie Armstead at or 312.424.9306.

Best Regards,

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

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