WHN Hospital CEO Roundtable

The annual Wisconsin Health News CEO Roundtable is August 14 in Madison. A panel of the state’s leading health system and hospital leaders will discuss the most pressing issues facing their industry.

Panelists include:

  • Sue Turney, CEO, Marshfield Clinic Health System
  • Robert Van Meeteren, CEO, Reedsburg Area Medical Center
  • Alan Kaplan, CEO, UW Health

Register now (link).

ACHE-WI 2018 Annual Conference Keynote Spotlight

Have you ever had a negative day as a Healthcare leader?  How did you feel at the end of it?  Tired, drained…  Now, have you ever had a positive day as a leader?  How did you feel at the end of it? Energized.  Isn’t there an increase in your productivity, effectiveness and bottom line on that positive day? What would that do to your abilities and successes as a leader and bridge builder? You can have that outcome every day!  In this highly interactive program, Amazon bestselling author and top-rated speaker Dr. Jerry V. Teplitz will show you how to make every day that way through actual tools and techniques that will increase your energy level resulting in more effective leadership and bridge building capabilities.


Annual Conference Session Spotlight – Interdependence of Public, Private and Federal Healthcare Delivery

The ACHE-WI 2018 Annual Conference will feature a Face-to-Face session on Interdependence of Public, Private and Federal Healthcare Delivery. This presentation will identify opportunities for improving care delivery across a community utilizing multiple delivery systems, improve healthcare operations for all three delivery systems by sharing best practices and lessons learned and build stronger coalitions for meeting community healthcare challenges that impact large patient populations.

ACHE’s Board of Governors Examination Review Course Coming Soon

Do youneed support to successfully prepare for and pass the BOG Exam? ACHE’s Board of Governors Examination Review Course is scheduled for Oct. 15–17 in Scottsdale, Ariz. The exam is comprehensive, consisting of multiple-choice questions that test 10 core knowledge areas. It’s important to be thoroughly prepared, and this two and a half day, faculty-led program also provides testing strategies, sample questions and a better understanding of the examination’s content, structure and scoring.

Participants also earn 19 ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits.  In addition, members must meet all criteria associated with the FACHE® credential before sitting for the exam. More information on the process for advancing to Fellow status can be found on ache.org/FACHE.

ACHE Leading for Safety

One of ACHE’s key strategic priority areas is to amplify the importance of safety and provide the tools and strategies healthcare leaders need to foster zero-harm workplace cultures and environments. ACHE and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement/National Patient Safety Foundation developed Leading a Culture of Safety: A Blueprint for Success, a guide that can be used to direct efforts and evaluate an organization’s success along the journey to zero harm, by convening more than 50 highly regarded healthcare executives and quality and safety experts.

Visit ache.org/safety and download the Blueprint. Sign the Pledge to Lead for Safety and take the Culture of Safety Organizational Self-Assessment as a step toward implementing impactful, systemic change.

Enhance Your Decision-Making Skills: 3 Tips

Good decision making requires a sense of prediction—how different choices change the likelihood of different outcomes—and a sense of judgment—how desirable each of those outcomes is—according to a Harvard Business Review article by Walter Frick.

Highlighted below are three ways to improve your ability to predict the effects of your choices and assess their desirability.

1. Avoid overconfidence. Consider the fact that you may be more confident about each step of your decision-making process than you ought to be, and that’s OK. If you embrace being less certain, however you may be more likely to revisit the logic of your decision and prepare for dramatically different outcomes than your expected one.

2. Analyze how frequently predicted outcomes occur. Numerous studies demonstrate that the best starting point for predictions is to ask “How often does that typically happen?” Get away from the specifics of your particular decision or individual case, and look at the base rate and outcomes of similar cases first.

3. Learn about probability. Research suggests basic training in probability makes people more effective forecasters and helps them avoid certain cognitive biases. Brushing up on probability theory may help you better express uncertainty and think numerically about the question “How often does this usually happen?”

“Great decision makers don’t follow these rules only when facing a particularly difficult choice; they return to them all the time,” Frick writes. “They recognize that even seemingly easy decisions can be hard—and that they probably know less than they think.”

—Adapted from “3 Ways to Improve Your Decision Making,” by Walter Frick, Harvard Business Review, Jan. 22, 2018.

Run for ACHE Regent

ACHE is beginning the election process for new Regents to serve a three-year term on its Council of Regents, the legislative body that represents ACHE’s more than 48,000 members. The Regent is the ACHE leader within a specified geographic jurisdiction elected by the voting members to represent the interests of members in the governance of ACHE and its chapters.

Recommended knowledge, skills and experience include knowledge of the programs, products and services of ACHE and the local chapter(s); knowledge of the local healthcare community including senior-level healthcare executives, state and regional healthcare associations; negotiation, influencing and policy decision/analysis skills; and personal organizational and planning skills. Go to the Member Center for full position descriptions for geographic Regents and federal sector Regents. The descriptions include a summary, scope of responsibility, meeting requirements and other commitments.

All Fellows who wish to run for election must submit a letter of intent to elections@ache.org by Aug. 24. The letter of intent must include a current business title, business address, email address and telephone number. If you submit your letter of intent and haven’t received confirmation of its receipt by Aug. 31, contact Caitlin E. Stine, communications specialist, Division of Regional Services, ACHE, at (312) 424-9324 or cstine@ache.org.

Elections will be held in Wisconsin.

Green Bay Networking Event

Green Bay Distillery
July 26, 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Join ACHE-Wisconsin Chapter for a night at the Green Bay Distillery, directly across from Ray Nitschke Field and within walking distance of Lambeau. There is no better time to be in Green Bay than July 26, the kickoff of training camp. This is a free networking event in their indoor/outdoor patio area.

Register Here

Coaching for Optimal Behavior – Milwaukee Face-to-Face Event

August 1, 2018
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Milwaukee VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI


5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Registration/Networking
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Panel Discussion

Learning Objectives

  1. Provide examples and impact of disruptive provider behavior, to include financial and recruitment implications
  2. Understand effective strategies for addressing and resolving inappropriate conduct
  3. Review the concepts and application of the 360 Feedback Model
  4. Discuss provider conflicts related to generational diversity


  • Sara J. McCarthy, JD, Attorney, Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C.


  • Gail McNutt, MD, Medical Director for Care Coordination, Milwaukee VA Medical Center
  • Nkem A. Iroegbu, MD, MPH, FACP, Chief Medical Officer, Aurora Sinai Medical Center

Face-to-Face Credits

This program has been developed and is presented locally by the Wisconsin Chapter. The American College of Healthcare Executives has awarded 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face Education Credits to this program.

Register Here