Join the ACHE-WI Chapter Board

The American College of Healthcare Executives-Wisconsin Chapter strives to assemble a board that encompasses a diverse representation of leaders throughout the state who are committed to the advancement of healthcare leadership and fulfilling the chapter’s mission. The mission of the Chapter is to be the professional membership society for healthcare executives; to meet its members’ professional, educational, and leadership needs; to promote high ethical standards and conduct; to advance healthcare leadership and management excellence; and to promote the mission of ACHE.
To be eligible to serve on the Board, an individual must be a member of the Wisconsin Chapter and have completed one year of membership in ACHE. Download the position description for more information and expectations. Board members should expect to commit 40-60 hours per year for board activities, which include:
  • Attendance at quarterly Board meetings, typically lasting 3-4 hours
  • Chair, co-chair or actively serve on one committee
  • Participation on the Regent Advisory Council (RAC), providing guidance and support in the advancement of the Regent’s goals for our Chapter
If you are interested in becoming a Board director, please complete the following by October 5, 2021 @ noon.
  1. Completed Board Application. Click here to apply.
  2. Attach your resume within the application.
  3. Support of 10 ACHE-WI members (an e-mail link to support you will be sent after your application and resume are received)
A ballot will be prepared and distributed to the full membership in mid-October and election results will be announced in late November. New directors will be asked to attend the virtual board meeting on November 2, 2021.

ACHE-WI Regent Call for Nominations

Dear ACHE-Wisconsin Chapter member,

One of the joys of being Regent is awarding exceptional chapter members for their contributions to ACHE, the healthcare administration profession and the community. As such, I am requesting your nominations for four Regent Awards for 2021.

  • Early Career Healthcare Executive Award
  • Mid-Level Healthcare Executive Award
  • Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Award
  • Diversity Champion Award.

Below are the criteria to be considered for each award. Please submit your nominations via the links below.

ACHE Young Healthcare Executive Award Criteria

  • Member of the American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Less than 10 years of healthcare leadership experience
  • Demonstration of leadership ability
  • Demonstration of innovative and creative management
  • Executive capability in developing his/her organization and promoting its growth and stature in the community
  • Participation in local, state, or provincial hospital and health association activities
  • Participation in civic or community activities and projects
  • Demonstration of participation in College activities, and interest in assisting the College in achieving its objectives

Nominate a Young Healthcare Executive

ACHE Mid-Level Healthcare Executive Award Criteria

  • A Fellow of ACHE or working towards FACHE
  • More than 10 years of healthcare leadership experience
  • Demonstration of leadership ability
  • Demonstration of innovative and creative management
  • Executive capability in developing his/her organization and promoting its growth and stature in the community
  • Contributions to the development of others in the health care profession
  • Demonstration of leadership in local, state, or provincial hospital and health association activities
  • Participation in civic/community activities and projects
  • Demonstration of participation in College activities and interest in assisting ACHE in achieving its objectives

Nominate a Mid-Level Healthcare Executive

ACHE Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Award Criteria

  • A Fellow of ACHE
  • A CEO, COO or other senior-level executive title within the organization
  • Demonstration of leadership ability
  • Demonstration of innovative and creative management
  • Executive capability in developing his/her organization and promoting its growth and stature in the community
  • Contributions to the development of others in the health care profession
  • Demonstration of leadership in local, state, or provincial hospital and health association activities
  • Participation in civic/community activities and projects
  • Demonstration of participation in College activities and interest in assisting ACHE in achieving its objectives

Nominate a Senior-Level Healthcare Executive

ACHE Diversity Champion Award Criteria

  • ACHE Member
  • Senior-level executive, Diversity Executive or HR Leader
  • Encourages racially and ethnically diverse healthcare executives, who are not ACHE members, to join and become active at both the local (via chapters) and national levels.
  • Organizational diversity and inclusion:
    • At or demonstrated progress to the 8% national average for diversity in healthcare leadership
    • Perpetuates and sustains a diversity and inclusion committee
    • The organization’s leaders are required to go through diversity and inclusion training
  • Promotes diversity in leadership:
    • Offers internships, residencies and fellowships to racially/ethnically diverse students and provide mentoring to help prepare them for success in the job market.”
    • Recruits and promotes to increase diversity and inclusion in leadership”
    • Mentors and promotes diverse emerging leaders, and encourages ACHE membership
    • Promotes healthcare careers to diverse populations via school programs and community organizations.
    • Encourages students to shadow healthcare executives and explore careers in healthcare.
    • Advocates for diversity in leadership: Advocates for healthcare systems that serves racially and ethnically diverse communities
    • Advocates for a diverse and inclusive healthcare workplace”
    • Works with organizations representing racially/ethnically diverse individuals within their communities to create sources for scholarships and fellowships
    • Speaks publicly and advocates for diversity and inclusion
    • Extends invitations to host events such as executive breakfasts, chapter networking events and educational programs.

Nominate a Diversity Champion

In closing, I hope you have a nice summer and please don’t hesitate to reach out to me to discuss your thoughts for how ACHE may advance its members and management excellence in Wisconsin.

 

Sincerely,

Thomas N. Shorter, JD, FACHE

Partner

HUSCHBLACKWELL LLP

Direct: 608.234.6015

Tom.Shorter@huschblackwell.com

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. Regents-at-Large serve as advisors to the Regents of their assigned district in fostering greater diversity in chapter and ACHE leadership. They also collaborate with ACHE elected leaders and staff to develop and implement programs to facilitate greater diversity.

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.

Fall Education Plans

After careful consideration, the ACHE-WI leadership and Annual Conference Committee have decided to change to virtual. As the surge of COVID-19 expands throughout the country and healthcare organizations continue working through the ongoing pandemic, ACHE-WI feels that an in-person gathering would not be responsible at this time.
While the opportunity to gather as a healthcare community will be missed, the ACHE-WI Chapter plans to offer an inspiring and informative keynote presentation, F2F educational sessions, presentations from our Premier Sponsors, Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony, and the opportunity to network this fall.
The content for the Annual Conference will be offered through the fall. The kickoff education sessions will be held on September 20, along with a free chapter social. Please watch your email and LinkedIn for notifications about future events. View all upcoming events.

FACHE Spotlight: Laura Bubla, FACHE

 

Where were you at in your career when you joined ACHE?

I was in the middle of my healthcare career and advanced into a more senior level leader position. I was influenced by my one up to become a member of ACHE in 2016, when career planning for what was to be my next 5 to 10 year plan.

Where are you now in your career?

Serving my organization and community in a market leader role. Connecting and collaborating to ensure that healthcare services are available and sustainable. Growing and ensuring that not only do we have the workforce needed to care for our patients, but mentoring our next leaders.

How has ACHE been valuable to your career progression?

The network and connections made during my time with ACHE are irreplaceable! The content experts and amount of knowledge within the members is priceless. There have been many educational components and ability to learn from each other that I have applied to my day to day challenges.

Who has been the most influential person in your career?

This is a tough one… there have been a few individuals that have influenced my career path in different ways. I have had one up leaders that ensured that I exceeded the expectations and inspired me to grow in my career, but I would say my upbringing guided my career. My parents instilled a foundation of integrity, hard work, dedication, compassion, and excellence in who I am (or strive to be).

What advice would you give someone aspiring to be in a role similar to yours?

The old saying of “when one door closes another opens”, it’s true! Opportunities are in the least expected places, you just have to say “yes”. Take on projects that are out of your comfort zone, ask for help, learn and grow in all that you do.

Tell me about your dream vacation.

My dream vacation, memory making with my husband and kids. A beautiful white sandy beach, good book, umbrella drink, the sound of waves crashing, my kids laughing and getting along, no laundry or meal planning, limited internet service, and no email or meeting alerts! There are so many beautiful islands/beaches that I would love to see nationally and internationally. A girl can dream!

New Coffee with the College Podcast: Public Policy Issues Facing Health Care

On this episode of Coffee with the College, our host Janet Schulz discusses some public policy issues facing health care with Marshfield Clinic Health System’s Ryan Natzke, Chief External Affairs Officer and Brad Wolters, Director of Federal Government Relations.  Ryan and Brad give insight into how industry knowledge, building coalitions and a good story go a long way in creating legislative change.  Later, they dive into the current state of policy efforts to increase patient access to care throughout Wisconsin.  We hope you enjoy!

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ACHE Board of Governors Call for Applications

Applications are now being accepted for the ACHE Board of Governors. As you know, these roles are an essential part of ACHE governance and help ensure the ongoing strength of ACHE as an organization. We encourage you to consider your interest in these roles.

ACHE’s 2021–2022 Nominating Committee is calling for applications for service beginning in 2022. ACHE Fellows are eligible for any of the Governor and Chairman-Elect vacancies. Those interested in pursuing applications should review the call for nominations and candidate guidelines.

Applications to serve and self-nominations must be submitted electronically to jnolan@ache.org by July 15. All correspondence should be addressed to Heather J. Rohan, FACHE, chair, Nominating Committee, c/o Julie Nolan, American College of Healthcare Executives, 300 S. Riverside Plaza, Ste. 1900, Chicago, IL 60606-6698. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Nolan at (312) 424-9367 or jnolan@ache.org.

Latest Coffee with the College Podcast Featuring Seth Teigen, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer at Providence Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo

How do you respond when a senior executive in your organization asks you, “what do you want to be when you grow up?”  Do you risk sounding too ambitious and reply with “I want YOUR job”?  Do you sidestep and risk a label of “lacks direction” by saying you’re taking it one step at a time?

Today, we explore how the answer to this question was critical to the career of Seth Teigen, Chief Executive Officer at Providence Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, California.  Seth takes us on his career journey, including a story about one of his worst decisions as a new leader, and how an experienced executive advised him never to make a similar mistake again!  He also talks about work-life balance, taking advantage of stretch assignments, and how ACHE impacted his professional growth.  We hope you enjoy!

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Annual Conference Call for Speakers

ACHE-WI is looking for experts within our membership to participate as a panelist or moderator at our upcoming Annual Conference, September 20-22 at The Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, WI. The deadline is June 25.

Our topics are as follows:
  • Managing for Morale — Effective Management Techniques to Retain Your Staff, Template 3
  • Reinventing Customer Service in Healthcare: Lessons Learned from the Best, Template 15
  • Financial Implications: The Push From Inpatient to Outpatient Care , Template 65
  • Understanding Implicit Bias and its impact on Healthcare Leadership, Template 104
  • Sustainable Strategies to Support Resiliency and Professional Well-being for Healthcare Professionals, Template 109

Vote Today for the Annual Conference Face-to-Face Topics

Thank you for your feedback on the format for the ACHE-WI 2021 Annual Conference!

The ACHE-WI 2021 Annual Conference will take place September 20-22, 2021 at The Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake. Face-to-Face credit will be available to in person attendees. There will also be some Qualified Education available virtually. We need your input for the Face-to-Face topics.