JHM Introduces Podcast: “A Leader Who Cares”

ACHE’s Journal of Healthcare Management has launched a new podcast series on the JHM website and on iTunes. “A Leader Who Cares” is an audio version of the interview included in each issue of JHM and offers a convenient digital format for busy leaders.

In the first installment of the podcast series, Richard D. Cordova, FACHE, president emeritus of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and current member of several boards, shares his thoughts on how serving on boards has shaped his perspective on healthcare leadership. JHM Editor Eric W. Ford, PhD, leads the interview in the September/October issue of JHM, accessible in print, online via ache.org/Journals, and on iTunes. Listen to this series for inspiration from ACHE’s leaders.

Student Members Apply for an ACHE Graduate Student Scholarship

Applications for the 2019 Dent and McGaw scholarships are opening soon! Offered annually, the Albert W. Dent and Foster G. McGaw graduate student scholarships are awarded to outstanding students enrolled in graduate programs in health services administration to help finance their education. Each scholarship is worth $5,000. Every year, ACHE awards up to a total of 15 scholarships.

Visit the Albert W. Dent and Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student Scholarship web pages for more information. Applications open starting Jan. 1, 2019.

Apply for Fellow and Complete Requirements by Dec. 31

The importance of earning the distinction of board certification as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives cannot be overstated. Earning the FACHE® credential demonstrates a healthcare leader’s competence, leadership skills and commitment to excellence in the field. Take the next step in advancing your career. When you achieve Fellow status, this accomplishment benefits their professional goals and the healthcare management profession.

Applicants who successfully meet all requirements by Dec. 31, including passing the Board of Governors Examination, will be eligible to participate in the Convocation Ceremony at the 2019 Congress on Healthcare Leadership.

WHA offering free webinar series: Building Resilience for Health Care Professionals

Beginning in January, the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) and the Wisconsin Medical Society are partnering to offer a free monthly webinar series, focused on building workplace resilience for busy and stressed health care professionals. The issue of burnout among health care professionals is real, common but treatable. The 2019 monthly sessions included in this series will address the issue with engaging and evidence-based content, delivered in bite-sized doses, and include practical tools, strategies and resources for building and maintaining a resilient workforce that will be immediately applicable for all members of the health care team, regardless of your role.

As a member of the Wisconsin Chapter of ACHE, WHA would like to personally invite you to register today to participate in this important series.

The series was developed and will be led by well-known health care workforce resilience expert Dr. Bryan Sexton, Director of the Duke Patient Safety Center at Duke University Health System. Each session is scalable for an audience of any size, and will also be recorded for participants to access on-demand. We recommend you consider gathering staff for the live session each month or using the recorded session as part of a regularly scheduled staff meeting throughout 2019. Each monthly session will feature a unique topic and is approved for both AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and Nurse CE credit., for those who participate in the live event or view the recording within 30 days.

The first session, Prevalence and Severity of Burnout: Workforce Resilience as Care Quality, is scheduled for January 8, so I encourage you to register today. Pre-registration is required, so register now.

If you have specific questions about the series or registration, contact Jennifer Frank or 608-274-1820.

Wisconsin Health News Reporters Roundtable

November’s election results are set to shake up healthcare in Wisconsin. But how far will Democrat Gov.-elect Tony Evers be able to go with a Republican Legislature? What are the chances of campaign promises like expanding Medicaid? And where are there areas for compromise?

On Dec. 11, we’re assembling some of the state’s best political and healthcare reporters to recap the year’s biggest stories, dissect the potential healthcare impact of the elections and preview the most important stories for 2019.


  • Scott Bauer, Associated Press
  • Guy Boulton, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Jessie Opoien, Capital Times
  • David Wahlberg, Wisconsin State Journal


Chapter Board and LDP Volunteer at Second Harvest

Most of us know what it feels like to be hungry. Your stomach growls a little bit and you head to the refrigerator to get a little something to hold you over until your next meal.

For about 1 in 9 of us in southwestern Wisconsin that next meal isn’t always there. That means 8 in 9 of us probably don’t know what it’s like to have to water down our food just to make it stretch another day. Or to have to put a crumpled up piece of paper in our son’s brown paper lunch bag so it looks like he has something to eat and he’s not so embarrassed at school. That’s real hunger!

Since 1986 Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin has put more than 100 million meals on the tables of the 1 in 8 who are facing hunger in southwestern Wisconsin. They work together with hundreds of local hunger-relief charities to provide the peace-of-mind people get when they know they have enough food. They are also a member of Feeding America, a nationwide network of member food banks and the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization.

Despite the millions of meals they’ve been able to provide as a result of our generous donors over the years, there is still a gap between the number of meals we provide and the number of meals needed.

That’s where the ACHE-Wisconsin Chapter Board and LDP co-hort made a difference by giving their time! On November 1, the group spent the afternoon at Second Harvest, sorting and packaging sweet potatoes and apples. They left Second Harvest knowing that together, we can end hunger!

Apply for Fellow and Complete Requirements by Dec. 31

Chapter members, now is the time to take the next important step in your healthcare management career by advancing to Fellow status. Fellow applicants who successfully meet all requirements needed to attain their FACHE credential by Dec. 31, 2018, including passing the Board of Governors Examination, will be eligible to participate in the 2019 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.

ACHE Invites You to Take Part in the Giving Movement

ACHE invites you to join the #GivingTuesday movement Nov. 27 by giving back and making a real difference for the future of healthcare.

On this special day, please consider making a donation to the Foundation of ACHE’s Fund for Healthcare Leadership. Your contribution, no matter the size, supports ACHE’s mission to develop the next generation of executives and leaders through scholarships and other vital resources, including the Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program and the Senior Executive and Executive Programs.

Entering its seventh year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the United States), #GivingTuesday unites countries around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another. Together, we can promote real change in our community of healthcare leaders.

Mark your calendar for #GivingTuesday, and please make a donation to the Fund Nov. 27 to help strengthen the future of healthcare.

Leadership Development Program (LDP) Site Visit in Green Bay at Aurora BayCare Medical Center and Humana

ACHE Leadership Development Program (LDP) cohort IX spent the day in Green Bay on October 12th for a site visit at Aurora BayCare Medical Center and Humana.

The day started with a tour of the Aurora Baycare Neuroscience Center to view the patient self-rooming/patient-tracking system at the Vince Lombardi Cancer Center before breakfast.

Jeff Bard, Executive Vice President, North Region and Regional Patient Service Area President, led an engaging session on transformation of care and reimagining health while providing an overview of organizational structure highlighting the Advocate Aurora Health merger. Market CMO Tim Lineberry, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Aurora Health Care Medical Group then shared insights on the physician model and spectrum of physician leadership with a market approach. Sandy Ewald, Patient Service Area President, Greater Green Bay and Marinette, met with the group next to share expertise navigating through complex leadership environments with an emphasis on joint venture partnerships.  A leadership panel discussion followed with Sandy Ewald joined by Dean Maniscalco, Senior Director Administrator, Greater Green Bay; Todd Noggle, Director of Clinical Operations; Melanie Tiedt, Senior Director Administrator, Marinette; and Amy Jerdee, Vice President of Operations, Aurora BayCare Medical Center.  Melanie Tiedt continued with the group over lunch, to discuss rural healthcare and complexities related to recruitment.

The cohort then traveled to Humana to spend the afternoon with leaders focused on insurance and related industry trends. Mark Matzke, Senior Vice President, Employer Group and Specialty provided an overview of Humana and Kristina Johnson, Product Design/Development Lead shared trends and how they design products. Mark Wernicke, Vice President, Provider Development discussed healthcare partnerships and introduced care decision insights with tools and resources for physicians and members through meaningful analytics. Cheri Greenfield, Vice President, Clinical Care Services introduced home care operations focused on Medicare, and Mike Hartjes, Vice President, Actuarial and Analytic Services  shared changes in the insurance environment focused on the employer group.  The day wrapped up with an open discussion related to consumer satisfaction and transparency and the role of analytics in our organizations.

The day was hosted by LDP cohort member Rachel Cabelka, Manager, Clinic Operations, Aurora Health Care.  Mentee Kaosheng April Thao from Future Healthcare Executives at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee joined the group for the full day professional development experience.

Strengthen Your Value Proposition Webinar to Feature Wisconsin Chapter Member, Christina Orr

ACHE invites you to participate in the next Career Advancement Group for CareerEDGE Users webinar. This complimentary service is uniquely designed to help you navigate the evolving healthcare marketplace. The Career Advancement Group series will directly support you in getting the most out of your use of CareerEDGE by identifying commonly overlooked resources, featuring career experts, conducting open floor discussions, and more!

Strengthen Your Value Proposition Webinar 

In the competitive healthcare marketplace, it is important to be able to articulate the value you bring. CareerEDGE can help you outline the value you deliver,  as well as identify the competencies that are in high demand in our ever evolving profession. We invite you and your mentee to join us as we highlight often underutilized features of the CareerEdge platform. During this presentation, we will talk with Christina Orr, Assistant Medical Center Director at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center about how she and the Wisconsin Chapter use CareerEDGE to prepare their emerging healthcare leaders for next level leadership.

Date: Wednesday, November 7th
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. CST

 Location: Webinar (Dial-in Number will be sent following your RSVP) 

*This event is free, but registration is required. RSVP via CareerEDGE@ache.org *