ACHE Leadership Development Program – Mayo Clinic Health System Site Visit Spotlight

On June 24, 2021, our latest cohort of the ACHE Leadership development program kicked off one of their first site visits as a team. The effort was led by Sandra Elsen, MBA, Sr. Health Systems Engineer, in the Management Engineering and Consulting Department as part of the SW WI Mayo Clinic Health System.
The team took an exemplary and globally known system, and a highly motivated group of early careerists, and tackled some of the most pressing topics affecting all health systems nationally. Some of the highlights included culture work, a deep dive on Mayo’s clinic leadership model, women in leadership, and a closer look at management, engineering, and consulting as a service.

The impactful work did not end there, with the team tackling a master visioning exercise, and even engaging in some leadership through medical improv. Special thanks to the team for their commitment to excellence and for leading such a world-class site visit!

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 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

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

2021 IHF Awards Open for Entries

The International Hospital Federation is currently accepting submissions for the 2021 IHF Awards, including the American College of Healthcare Executives Excellence Award for Leadership and Management.

As ACHE is a premier association member of IHF, this award is open to all ACHE members (and their hospitals or health service providers) who demonstrate excellence or outstanding achievements in leadership and management. Learn more about award eligibility.

Hospitals and healthcare organizations are invited to submit their entries by July 2 for a chance to be recognized internationally. Encourage your chapter’s members to apply for the award.

The winners of the IHF Awards will be announced during the 44th IHF World Hospital Congress, scheduled for Nov. 8–11, 2021, in Barcelona, Spain.

Session Recordings From the 2021 Congress on Healthcare Leadership

If you were unable to attend Congress this year, check out the session recordings from Keller Rinaudo and Anthony Fauci, MD. Rinaudo was the Parker B. Francis Distinguished Lecture Opening Session speaker, and Dr. Fauci participated in a Fireside Chat with ACHE President/CEO Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE. Please share these recordings with other colleagues so they have a glimpse of what the content at Congress is like. Mark your calendars for ACHE’s 2022 Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which will be held March 28–31.

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. 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.

New Fellow Welcome Coupon

To recognize the accomplishment of new Fellows, ACHE is pleased to offer a new program. Launched this month, Members who advance to Fellow status (as of Jan. 1, 2021) are eligible for a one-time discount of up to $200 toward the registration fee for an ACHE Face-to-Face Education credit program of their choice. Restrictions apply. This special offer is awarded to new Fellows upon advancement and is valid for one year from the date of issue. New Fellows should navigate to My Discount Programs, located under Helpful Links on their My ACHE page. They will see the coupon code(s) listed under “Discount Program Coupons” at the bottom of the screen. They can select an ACHE Face-to-Face education program, add it to their shopping cart and apply the coupon code. If you have any questions, please contact your regional director.