Response, Recovery, Reimaging: these actions are guiding the strategic direction of ACHE. The Chapter Leaders meeting held virtually in October was filled with excellent presentations and messages from ACHE leadership, demonstrating the above themes:
Programing: there has been a tremendous response to interactive live sessions and other virtual programming offered by ACHE and chapters. The virtual platform is even creating more opportunities for regional partnering among chapters. Providing programs this way is different from traditional f2f programming, and many thanks to ACHE, who is advancing the virtual platform curriculum and assisting chapters. Please check the ache.org website as well as massache.org frequently for opportunities.
Fellow status: We have been engaged with ACHE over the past several months as ACHE elevates the approach to FACHE credentialing. Now members are eligible after one year of membership; however, greater emphasis has been placed on exam preparation and competencies demonstration. As a result, you will see FELLOW bundles designed for different learning approaches. Remember, the pathway to fellowship is not just about passing an exam. The aim is to see higher rates of success in passing the BOG exam on the first attempt and inspire greater numbers of individuals to pursue this important credential. This is important for Massachusetts, where healthcare executive positions are more competitive, and new roles are emerging.
DEI: transitioning forums to communities: ACHE continues to be a leader in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for healthcare executives. Integration of principles and strategies is being demonstrated at the chapter and national level to accelerate inclusion. ACHE now offers specific communities of interest. Please check for the interest groups. Paul Myoung of ACHE of MA is leading the ACHE Asian community group.
Look for the fall series, partnering with MHA for awards in January, and career advancement event coming up in February 2021.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me for any assistance. Best wishes to you and your families during this very different holiday season. Stay safe and thank you for your leadership. It matters.
Karen O. Moore RN, MS, FACHE
Senior Vice President Operations/CNO
Lawrence General Hospital, Lawrence, MA