Welcome Colleagues to ACHE of Massachusetts,
ACHE of Massachusetts is one of the country’s largest local ACHE chapters representing executives from some of the nation’s top hospitals, health systems, continuum of care facilities, as well as students from healthcare administration graduate programs. As a result of Massachusetts’ early entry into healthcare reform those leaders are motivated to take advantage of the high profile speakers, networking opportunities and leadership education that ACHE of MA has to offer. We are now 1082 members strong with a retention rate of 76%. Over the past two years the chapter has seen the addition of 386 new members. In addition, we are seeing increasing numbers of executives seeking their Fellow credential and many more inquiries regarding interest in doing so. The conversations we as the ACHE of MA board have been having with members reflect the changing needs of healthcare executives. The board is actively incorporating your feedback into our strategic plan for 2015-2017. Members will see efforts to support career navigation, volunteer opportunities within the chapter and a commitment to broaden diversity and increase inclusion in our ranks.
This year we are welcoming new board members with expertise to improve communications and integrate tools and innovations reflective of the national ACHE strategic plan. We have also been very fortunate to have as our chapter administrative support Donna Powell. Donna has worked for the organization for 10 years. This period of growth has been supported by Donna’s steady presence and responsiveness. With our growth Donna’s role as an association executive is also evolving to assume greater accountability for outcomes related to our strategic plan.
During this time of transformation we are seeing greater intention to give back for example; busy CEO’s sharing their stories through our Breakfast with Healthcare Champions series and the Early Careerist Network offering opportunities to participate in community service. Belonging to ACHE signifies your commitment to the highest standards of ethical behavior, integrity and expertise. Please encourage your colleagues who are not members to consider joining by sharing the reasons for your own commitment. ACHE of MA seeks to be a convener of healthcare executives committed to growth individually and align as a collective committed to bringing value in unprecedented ways to our mission of healthcare.
Karen O. Moore RN, MS, FACHE
ACHE of Massachusetts President