Leadership Development Program (LDP) Site Visits at Fort HealthCare and SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Janesville

The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Wisconsin Chapter Leadership Development Program (LDP) capped off its 9th cohort year with Site Visits at Fort Memorial Hospital in Fort Atkinson and SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Janesville on February 8, 2019.

The day began with a Introduction to Fort HealthCare, by co-host and cohort member Carl Selvick, Senior Director Clinic Operations.  This was followed by an overview of Quality initiatives, with Connie Gilkey, Director-Quality and Integrated Care; and Marie Wiesmann, Vice President-Nursing Services/Chief Nursing Officer.  Chris Barron, Executive Director of Executive Population Health and Clinical Services then shared an overview of approaches to Population Health.

Michael Wallace, FACHE, President and CEO of Fort HealthCare led a discussion on successful Leadership strategies, and joined the group in meaningful conversation over lunch.

The group then traveled to continue the day with leaders from SSM Health at St. Mary’s Hospital in Janesville, co-hosted by cohort member Aaron Budd.

Augustine Duru, SSM Health-WI Regional Director of Mission Integration kicked off the afternoon with a warm Welcome and History of SSM Health.

Damond Boatwright, FACHE, SSM Health-WI Regional President of Operations, engaged the group in inspiring and thoughtful reflection while providing an Overview of SSM Health WI.

A Panel Discussion on Matrixed Organizations followed, with interactive conversations led by Ben Layman, President at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Janesville; David Docherty, Vice President/Chief Growth Officer at SSM Health Dean Health Plan; Kayla Murphy, HR Leader at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Janesville; and Rhonda Kosharek, Clinical Manager at SSM Health Dean Medical Group.

The group then headed to Sidelines, Janesville for a networking social to wrap up the cohort year along with mentees from the Future Healthcare Executives student group at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Thank you to all who participated in making this day an exceptional experience, and supporting our ACHE-WI Leadership Development Program with Cohort IX this past year!

LDP Cohort IX Site Visit at Fort Memorial Hospital, Fort HealthCare, Fort Atkinson

Pictured (front row, from left): BJ Brenna, Rachel Cabelka, Kaosheng April Thao, Claudette Ingold, Anna Johannes, Tracy Keenan; (back row, from left): Kathleen Olewinski, Kaitlyn Steinhilber, Jason Homer, Shelby Edl, Carl Selvick, Luke Belter, Brian Michalski.

LDP Cohort IX Site Visit at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Janesville

Pictured (front row, from left): Tracy Keenan, Rachel Cabelka, Kaosheng April Thao, Anna Johannes, Claudette Ingold, Aaron Budd; (back row, from left): Kathleen Olewinski, Kaitlyn Steinhilber, Jason Homer, Shelby Edl, Carl Selvick, Luke Belter, Brian Michalski; BJ Brenna.

WHA’s Jennifer Frank Honored for Her Leadership and Service by AHA and Hospital Associations

WHA The Valued Voice, February 5, 2019

WHA Vice President of Education and Marketing Jennifer Frank was recently awarded the A2E Health Care Leadership and Service Award. This award recognizes an individual who has devoted their professional time and effort to strengthening the goals and objectives of A2E and its respective members through dedicated service and outstanding leadership.“Health care is a dynamic and changing industry, and it is critical that our educational programming and partnerships remain relevant and impactful in order to deliver value for our members. In leading WHA’s Education Department, Jennifer demonstrates so many of the attributes that are recognized and celebrated by the A2E Health Care Leadership and Service Award,” said Eric Borgerding, WHA President and CEO. “Jennifer is a valued and respected colleague, who works closely with her teammates at WHA, our members, and our partner organizations to deliver impactful and relevant educational programming that results in better care for Wisconsin patients and their families.”

Among the many examples of Frank’s excellent work and commitment is WHA’s annual Advocacy Day, which brings more than 1,000 hospital advocates to Madison for education and citizen lobbying. Frank also provides exemplary support and service to WHA and its members, including many of WHA’s key allied and partner organizations, such as the Partners of WHA and the Wisconsin Organization of Nurse Leaders, among others. Jennifer also serves as the lead staff to the WHA Foundation.

Members Can Share Professional Announcements

Wisconsin Chapter Members are invited to improve their visibility in the healthcare field and build their professional brand by sharing career updates with ACHE. Have you started a new job or been promoted recently? Any chapter members planning to retire? Let ACHE know and possibly be listed in the “On the Move” section of Healthcare Executive magazine. All you have to do is email both your former and new job titles, organizations, locations and a high-resolution headshot to he-editor@ache.org.

Improving Population Health by Reducing Food Insecurity

Children are at increased risk for food insecurity, malnutrition and obesity during the summer, when school is not in session and the National School Breakfast and Lunch programs are suspended. In Wisconsin, 1 in 5 kids struggle with hunger. Only 16% of kids who qualify for free/reduced price school lunch are also getting summer meals. The good news: Non-profit health care institutions pair perfectly with USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), allowing hospitals in eligible areas to offer nutritious meals at no cost to children.

Participation in the SFSP within health care’s existing infrastructure provides an opportunity to improve population health by increasing access to nutritious meals for those most in need. Across the country, hospitals have implemented SFSP via a variety of models, all of which are financially sustainable, not disruptive to daily operations, and meet the needs of a high-risk population.

“At UW Health we’ve been able to partner with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to offer free nutritious meals to over 2,000 children each summer.  The program is easy to implement and the sponsoring organization is reimbursed for the meals. It’s a low to no cost way for hospitals to give back to the community, while also ensuring children don’t go hungry over the summer when school is not in session.”
– Megan Waltz, Director of Culinary and Clinical Nutrition Services at UW Health

Healthcare institutions are uniquely positioned to participate in federal hunger relief programs and engage in the fight against hunger to improve the health and quality of life of the people they serve. For more information about the SFSP visit https://dpi.wi.gov/community-nutrition/sfsp, and if interested, contact Amy Kolano, Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Coordinator at (608) 266-7124 or Amy.Kolano@dpi.wi.gov.

 

Seth R. Teigen, FACHE, Elected to American College of Healthcare Executives Council of Regents

CHICAGO —Seth R. Teigen, FACHE, President of Franklin and St. Francis Hospitals with Ascension Wisconsin has been appointed to the Council of Regents, the legislative body of the American College of Healthcare Executives. The Council of Regents serves as the vital link between ACHE and members by approving governance and membership regulations as well as promoting ACHE programs, services and activities within their respective areas.

Teigen will take office at the Council of Regents meeting March 2, 2019, during ACHE’s 62nd Congress on Healthcare Leadership at the Hilton Chicago. As a Regent, Healthcare will represent ACHE’s membership in Wisconsin.

Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Teigen has served as President of Franklin and St. Francis Hospitals since April of 2017.  Prior to this position, he was recognized in 2016 as one of the 50 Rising Stars in Healthcare under 40 by Becker’s Hospital Review.  Additionally, he was named to the Madison In Business Magazine “40 under 40” list, and prior to that was recognized as the Young Healthcare Executive of the Year in Wisconsin (2012) by the American College of Healthcare Executives.

An active advocate for healthcare issues Teigen serves as the chair for the Public Policy Committee with the Wisconsin Hospital Association.  In addition, he had spent almost a decade on the board of directors for the American College of Healthcare Executives Wisconsin Chapter representing healthcare leaders from across the entire state.

About the American College of Healthcare Executives

The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of 48,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE’s mission is to advance its members and healthcare management excellence. ACHE offers its prestigious FACHE® credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management. ACHE’s established network of 78 chapters provides access to networking, education and career development at the local level. In addition, ACHE is known for its magazine, Healthcare Executive, and its career development and public policy programs. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its vision of being the preeminent professional society for leaders dedicated to improving health. The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives was established to further advance healthcare management excellence through education and research. The Foundation of ACHE is known for its educational programs—including the annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,000 participants—and groundbreaking research. Its publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on health services management, including textbooks for college and university courses. For more information, visit ache.org.

February 12 Newsmaker Event: MCW CEO John Raymond

Medical College of Wisconsin CEO Dr. John Raymond wants to make Milwaukee one of the nation’s healthiest and safest cities. To do that, MCW is partnering with the Greater Milwaukee Foundation on an initiative aimed at addressing social determinants of health including workforce, housing and food insecurity.

It’s also continuing its focus on the state’s looming physician shortage and increasing access to behavioral health.

At a newsmaker event on February 12, Raymond will provide an update on the Flourishing Lives Initiative, discuss what’s next for MCW’s regional campuses and more.  The event will be held at the Wisconsin Club (900 West Wisconsin Avenue); lunch served at 11:45am, with the program to follow from 12:15pm to 1pm.

Register Now (link)

Apply Now for the 2019-2020 Leadership Development Program

As a developing leader in an industry experiencing fast-paced and disruptive changes, the ability to lead effectively has never been more critical nor more marketable. Today’s leading healthcare organizations require the talent and skills of strong leaders to influence others in realizing the vision of the organization. The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) – Wisconsin Chapter Leadership Development Program combines site visits, lectures, group exercises, participatory events, skills assessments, and individual coaching sessions to prepare emerging leaders with the skills to influence others and immediately impact their organizations. The program will enlighten the emerging leader about their leadership abilities, enhance their knowledge of the healthcare industry, and provide them with the opportunity to immediately apply what they have learned for personal and professional growth. In addition to the core curriculum, the program also offers the emerging leader the opportunity to interact with peers from across the state, receive coaching from successful early careerists and executives, increase exposure in the Wisconsin Chapter of ACHE, and the ability to network with Wisconsin’s leading healthcare executives.

As a member of the Leadership Development Program, you will:

  • Get a fresh look at your leadership skills and assess the value to your organization
  • Better understand the elements of leadership in healthcare
  • Cultivate leadership skills in a supportive environment with a peer cohort
  • Further develop your personal leadership profile
  • Develop a professional network of fellow early careerists
  • Build relationships with a variety of healthcare executives throughout Wisconsin
  • Grow leadership skills and prepare emerging leaders with the skills to influence others and immediately impact your organization
  • Attend ACHE Wisconsin Chapter’s Annual Conference and earn up to 12 Face-to-Face Education hours, with Conference registration fee provided by the Chapter

Apply Today!

ACHE Announces Nominating Committee 2019 Slate

The ACHE Nominating Committee has agreed on a slate to be presented to the Council of Regents on March 2 at the Council of Regents meeting in Chicago. All nominees have been notified and have agreed to serve if elected. All terms begin at the close of the Council meeting on March 2. The 2019 slate is as follows:

Nominating Committee Member, District 2 (two-year term ending in 2021)
Donald G. Henderson, FACHE
President/CEO
Central Florida Health
Leesburg, Fla.

Nominating Committee Member, District 3 (two-year term ending in 2021)
David A. Stark, FACHE
President/CEO
UnityPoint Health
Des Moines, Iowa

Nominating Committee Member, District 6 (two-year term ending in 2021)
COL Mark D. Swofford, PhD, FACHE
U.S. Army

Governor (three-year term ending in 2022)
Kurt A. Barwis, FACHE
President/CEO
Bristol (Conn.) Hospital & Health Care Group Inc.

Governor (three-year term ending in 2022)
Brian C. Doheny, FACHE
Associate Vice President
Humana Inc.
Louisville, Ky.

Governor (three-year term ending in 2022)
Michael A. Mayo, FACHE
Hospital President
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville (Fla.)

Governor (three-year term ending in 2022)
Mary C. Starmann-Harrison, RN, FACHE
President/CEO
Hospital Sisters Health System
Springfield, Ill.

Chairman-Elect
Michael J. Fosina, FACHE
President
NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital
Bronxville, N.Y.

Additional nominations for members of the Nominating Committee may be made from the floor at the annual Council of Regents meeting. Additional nominations for the offices of Chairman-Elect and Governor may be made in the following manner: Any Fellow may be nominated by written petition of at least 15 members of the Council of Regents. Petitions must be received in the ACHE headquarters office (American College of Healthcare Executives, 300 S. Riverside Plaza, Ste. 1900, Chicago, IL 60606-6698) at least 60 days prior to the annual meeting of the Council of Regents. Regents shall be notified in writing of nominations at least 30 days prior to the annual meeting of the Council of Regents.

Thanks to the members of the Nominating Committee for their contributions in this important assignment:

Edward H. Lamb, FACHE

Charles D. Stokes, FACHE

Chisun S. Chun, FACHE

Dolores G. Clement, DrPH, FACHE

Carle-Marie P. Memnon, FACHE

Stephen J. Pribyl, LFACHE

Michael O. Ugwueke, DHA, FACHE

Adam C. Walmus, FACHE

Find Open Positions With ACHE’s Job Center

Did you know you can apply for healthcare management positions quickly and easily with ACHE’s Job Center? This member-exclusive resource allows you to search through nearly 1,500 open positions across the nation based on your preferences such as location and desired salary. We’ve recently added an Internship Tab to help students and recent graduates navigate opportunities. To gain more exposure to potential employers, all members have the option of posting a resume for review. To provide additional value, the Job Center is complete with a Career Learning Center to help you enhance your resume and leave a lasting impact during your next interview. To take advantage of these resources and more, visit ache.org/JobCenter.

Share Your Professional Announcements

Improve your visibility in the healthcare field and build your professional brand by sharing career updates with ACHE. Have you started a new job or been promoted recently? Are you planning to retire? Let ACHE know for a chance to be listed in the “On the Move” section of Healthcare Executive magazine. All you have to do is email the job title, organization and location of both your former and your new job, as well as a high-resolution headshot, to he-editor@ache.org.