New Podcast Episode Released – Career Path of a Physician Leader: Dr. Joe Behn

Do you see yourself as a leader?  Others might; listen to your trusted colleagues and mentors who may be nudging you to assume more leadership roles. They may see something in you that you don’t see yourself. Today we chat with Dr. Joe Behn about his career path as a clinician leader. He is the Vice Chair of Family Medicine, Clinical Practice, SWWI; Instructor of Family Medicine; and Chair of Virtual Community Care Subcommittee, SWWI at Mayo Clinic Health System. We discuss how all leaders make mistakes but no mistake is unrecoverable; except those you don’t learn from. We hope you enjoy!

LDP Site Visit with Executives from Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin

Our Leadership Development Program (LDP) spent an impactful day of learning with influential healthcare executives at Froedtert Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin in a virtual site visit with virtual tours last week, and gained valuable insights from inspiring leaders including: Froedtert President and CEO Cathy Jacobson, Mark Behl, Matthew Rehmann, Erika Smith, Andrew Dresang and Amanda Wisth from Froedtert Health; and MCW President and CEO Dr. John Raymond, Dr. Jose Franco, Lisa Henk, Christina Ellis, Nate Filzen and Richard Katschke from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Members of LDP cohort XII participating include co-hosts Jenny Nikolai and Alyssa Graffy, plus Sandra Elsen, Maria Mejia Franco, Kyle Landry, Brayden Longnecker, Jason Mattern, Mary Rueth, Melissa Schlimgen and Zach Ziesemer, and LDP co-chair Kathleen Olewinski plus LDP alum Betsy Folbrecht and FHE student mentee Jai Lor.

ACHE Leadership Development Program Highlights Site Visit with Navvis Healthcare and SSM Health

Members of ACHE-WI Leadership Development Program (LDP) cohort XII were joined by leaders from Navvis Healthcare and SSM Health for a site visit co-hosted by Melissa Schlimgen and Brayden Longnecker with their respective organizations on July 22, 2021.

The hybrid visit began with a Navvis overview and review of Navvis markets, impacts and outcomes. This was followed by an interactive Navvis showcase with Nicole Amling, SVP, Head of Human Resources; Dr. Aman Chawla, SVP and Medical Director of Practice Optimization; Chuck Eberl, Chief Strategy Officer; Dr. Miles Snowden, Chief Growth Officer and EVP of Physician Strategy; and Courtney Fortner, Chief Operations Officer. Leaders joined the group for a panel discussion, and then a practice optimization deep dive followed by Q&A.

The afternoon site visit kicked off with an SSM Health Wisconsin overview by Joyce Zweifel, MBA, FACHE. The group then met with an administrator panel from SSM Health Dean Medical Group, for an engaging discussion with Ben Jarvis, MHSA, Administrator, Surgical Operations; Diona Sheehan, MAPC, Administrator, Clinical Services; Steve Wilkes, MS, PT, Administrator, Clinical Operations; and Tanya Kroll, MBA, Administrator, Women’s Health and Digestive Health. The afternoon continued with an overview of Pharmacy and PBM Operations, with Brent Eberle, MBA, RPh, Senior Vice President & Chief Pharmacy Officer, Navitus; and Mo Kharbat, MBA, BPharm, RPh, BCPS, Regional Vice President, Pharmacy Services, SSM WI. The day was capped off with a tour of St. Mary’s Hospital, led by Craig Sommers, MHA, Vice President of Operations.

Members of LDP cohort XII include co-hosts Melissa Schlimgen and Brayden Longnecker, plus Alyssa Graffy, Jenny Nikolai, Maria Mejia Franco, Sandra Elsen, Zach Ziesemer, Mary Rueth, Jason Mattern and Kyle Landry.

ACHE Leadership Development Program – Mayo Clinic Health System Site Visit Spotlight

On June 24, 2021, our latest cohort of the ACHE Leadership development program kicked off one of their first site visits as a team. The effort was led by Sandra Elsen, MBA, Sr. Health Systems Engineer, in the Management Engineering and Consulting Department as part of the SW WI Mayo Clinic Health System.
The team took an exemplary and globally known system, and a highly motivated group of early careerists, and tackled some of the most pressing topics affecting all health systems nationally. Some of the highlights included culture work, a deep dive on Mayo’s clinic leadership model, women in leadership, and a closer look at management, engineering, and consulting as a service.

The impactful work did not end there, with the team tackling a master visioning exercise, and even engaging in some leadership through medical improv. Special thanks to the team for their commitment to excellence and for leading such a world-class site visit!

2021 IHF Awards Open for Entries

The International Hospital Federation is currently accepting submissions for the 2021 IHF Awards, including the American College of Healthcare Executives Excellence Award for Leadership and Management.

As ACHE is a premier association member of IHF, this award is open to all ACHE members (and their hospitals or health service providers) who demonstrate excellence or outstanding achievements in leadership and management. Learn more about award eligibility.

Hospitals and healthcare organizations are invited to submit their entries by July 2 for a chance to be recognized internationally. Encourage your chapter’s members to apply for the award.

The winners of the IHF Awards will be announced during the 44th IHF World Hospital Congress, scheduled for Nov. 8–11, 2021, in Barcelona, Spain.

Session Recordings From the 2021 Congress on Healthcare Leadership

If you were unable to attend Congress this year, check out the session recordings from Keller Rinaudo and Anthony Fauci, MD. Rinaudo was the Parker B. Francis Distinguished Lecture Opening Session speaker, and Dr. Fauci participated in a Fireside Chat with ACHE President/CEO Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE. Please share these recordings with other colleagues so they have a glimpse of what the content at Congress is like. Mark your calendars for ACHE’s 2022 Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which will be held March 28–31.

Call for Nominations for Regent-at-Large for District 3

The ACHE Board of Governors is calling for applications to serve as Regent-at-Large in District 3, beginning in March 2022. All ACHE Fellows in District 3 are eligible. The goal of the Board of Governors in appointing Regents-at-Large is to diversify the Council of Regents. The purpose of the Regent-at-Large is to promote diversity in the governance of ACHE with respect to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability.

For further details, please visit the Call for Nominations page. The deadline for applications is Monday, Sept. 20.

New Fellow Welcome Coupon

To recognize the accomplishment of new Fellows, ACHE is pleased to offer a new program. Launched this month, Members who advance to Fellow status (as of Jan. 1, 2021) are eligible for a one-time discount of up to $200 toward the registration fee for an ACHE Face-to-Face Education credit program of their choice. Restrictions apply. This special offer is awarded to new Fellows upon advancement and is valid for one year from the date of issue. New Fellows should navigate to My Discount Programs, located under Helpful Links on their My ACHE page. They will see the coupon code(s) listed under “Discount Program Coupons” at the bottom of the screen. They can select an ACHE Face-to-Face education program, add it to their shopping cart and apply the coupon code. If you have any questions, please contact your regional director.