2018 Mega Conference – Brochure Available – Now Taking Registrations

AAHAM WI Chapter, HIPAA COW, HFMA WI Chapter and WMGMA (In Collaboration with ACHE WI Chapter) Are Proud to Announce…

The 2018 Mega Healthcare Conference
January 15-17, 2018
Kalahari Resort and Convention Center

The brochure is now available and we are taking registrations!!

Click on the links below for additional information and to register!!

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Please visit the FAQ page on our website.

If you have additional questions, contact our Meeting Planner, Wendy Ellwein, at (651)340-6426 or info@megawisconsin.com.

We hope to see you there!


The 2018 Mega Conference Planning Committee

Special Membership Reinstatement Offer

Former Members and Fellows suspended in 2017 for nonpayment of dues are eligible to reinstate their membership starting in September to receive membership benefits for the remainder of the year, plus all of 2018. That’s 16 months of membership for the price of 12! Take advantage of this special offer which is only available to current-year suspended Members and Fellows. Members can reinstate immediately and conveniently on their My ACHE page.

Apply for Fellow and Complete Requirements by Dec. 31 to Participate in 2018 Convocation

Take the next important step in your healthcare management career by advancing to Fellow status. Increase your value by earning the FACHE® credential.  Fellow applicants who successfully meet all requirements needed to attain their FACHE credential by Dec. 31, 2017, including passing the Board of Governors Examination, will be eligible to participate in the 2018 Convocation Ceremony at the Congress on Healthcare Leadership where they will receive formal recognition by ACHE leadership and their colleagues.

Members can apply for Fellow conveniently online and learn more about the steps and requirements needed to advance at ache.org/FACHE.

LDP Members and Champions Recognized at the Annual Conference

During the ACHE-WI 2017 Annual Business Business at the Annual Conference in Elkhart Lake, WI, the 2017-2018 Leadership Development Program members and their champions were recognized for their dedication to developing emerging leaders in Wisconsin Healthcare.


LDP Member LDP Champion Organization
Adam Corrado David Fergus Aurora Health Care
Shana Kettunen Thomas Bayer, FACHE HSHS St. Vincent Hospital
G. Omar Knighton James McLain, FACHE Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center
Alicia Rizzo Kay Porter University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation
Justin Saldutte Michael Bania Aurora Health Care
Vonda Shaw, FACHE Rebecca Wieczorek, FACHE University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics

ACHE 2017 Annual Conference Recap

Thank you to all who helped make the ACHE- WI Chapter’s 3rd Annual Conference, Driving Engagement Through Innovation, a huge success!

This year’s keynote presenter was Jeff Bahr, MD, FACP, Executive Vice President, Aurora Healthcare, President, Aurora Health Care Medical Group, with a session on Physician Engagement and Alignment in the Face of Change. In the Face-to-Face sessions, we were able to offer a total of 12 credits and heard panelists across Wisconsin Health Systems. There were also presentations by our Premier Sponsors: Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., Eppstein Uhen Architects and AbbVie.

Thank you to our conference planning committee members: Kara Mulligan,Alexandra Urrutia-Comas, Tim Deacy, FACHE, Jordan Dow, FACHE, Tanner Holst, James McLain, FACHE, Kathleen Olewinski, FACHE, Linda Roethle, FACHE, Janet Schulz, FACHE and Kimberly Stapelfeldt.

At the Annual Meeting we also recognized our ACHE Service Award Winners and Regent Award Winners!

Regent Award Winners

Senior Healthcare Executive Award
James McLain, FACHE

Young Healthcare Executive Award
Jerome Garrett Jr., FACHE

Champion of Diversity
Timothy Gaillard, FACHE

Pictured: Rebecca Wieczorek, FACHE (ACHE-WI Chapter President), Timothy Gaillard, FACHE, Jerome Garrett Jr., FACHE, Andrew Hillig (ACHE Wisconsin Regent) and James McLain, FACHE.

ACHE Service Award Winners

Distinguished Service Award
Katherine Bagemihl, FACHE

Service Award
Allen Ericson, FACHE

Save Time and Money With ACHE Self-Study Program

Need to earn ACHE Qualified Education credits? Earn six hours by completing a course through ACHE’s Self-Study Program. Self-Study courses are portable and ready for you anytime—at home, in the office and more. Topics include finance, human resources, leadership and management.

Take advantage of ACHE’s special offer: purchase one self-study course and receive a second course at a 50 percent discount. To review a list of available courses and corresponding Health Administration Press books, and to place an order, visit the ACHE website.


Are You Due to Recertify Your FACHE® Credential in 2017?

Demonstrate your continued dedication and commitment to lifelong learning by recertifying your FACHE credential. Visit my.ache.org (login required) to learn when you are due to recertify. Please submit this application no later than Dec. 31; include your Qualified Education credits and your community/civic and healthcare activities. For more information, please visit ache.org/Recertify.

You may also contact the ACHE Customer Service Center at (312) 424-9400 Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Central time or email contact@ache.org.

Perfect Your Interview Skills With ACHE’s Interview Prep Tool

Have you explored ACHE’s Interview Prep Tool? When it comes to the interview process, preparation is key. Even the best candidates can be overlooked during the interview process if they fail to make a lasting impact.

This unique video interview preparation tool will help you develop a competitive edge. ACHE’s Interview Prep Tool features:

  • A platform with video recording capability to help you perfect your professional presentation
  • Healthcare management expert-recommended interview questions
  • Best practices for your responses to questions in pursuit of positions at various career levels
  • Customized self-assessments to critique your performance
  • The option to easily share interview recordings with others for feedback

Visit ache.org/InterviewPrep to learn more and get started!

2018 Mega Conference – Brochure to be Released Soon!

The eighth bi-annual Wisconsin Healthcare Mega Conference will be held

January 15-17, 2018

at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

This year’s presenting organizations for this spectacular education and networking event are:

  • AAHAM WI Chapter
  • HFMA WI Chapter
  • HIPAA COW and

This event is being held in collaboration with the ACHE WI Chapter.

The planning committee nearly has the brochure completed.  Watch for this to come out at the end of the month!!

Attended by over 525 healthcare professionals in 2016, this event is a great way to network with others in healthcare as well as visit with approximately 85 different vendors who can offer solutions to just about anything.  There is also plenty to learn during the 19 sessions (3 Keynotes, 1 General Session and 15 Breakouts) which will be presented by 25 speakers and panelist who will cover a variety of educational topics.

For full conference details, visit our website:


We hope to see you there!!

2018 Mega Healthcare Conference Planning Committee

Oct. 3 – Insurance CEO Roundtable: Leadership in uncertain times

From the exchange to the state employee health plan, insurance leaders will share their perspective on the biggest issues facing the industry at the annual Wisconsin Health News Insurance CEO Roundtable Oct. 3 in Madison.

Register now for our Oct. 3 Newsmaker Series event.


  • Terry Bolz, CEO, Quartz Health Solutions
  • Frank Lucia, CEO, Dean Health Plan
  • Cathy Mahaffey, CEO, Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative
  • Michael Quist, CEO, WEA Trust