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ACHE-NJ 2021 Regent Awards

Nominations are now open!

Dear ACHE-NJ Member:

It is our pleasure to hereby call for nominations for the 2021 Regent Awards, which will be presented at the ACHE-NJ Virtual Mini-Congress in December 2020. Please review the criteria document attachednbelow as a guideline of the requirements for the awards. You may submit more than one person in a given category.

Please note that this year we are looking to recognize two individuals that made significant contributions to work and/or community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The awards are:

1. Early Careerist
2. Senior Careerist

The submission process is:

1. Submission deadline is November 20, 2020
2. Please submit a detailed letter as to how the nominee meets the criteria for the award
3. If possible please submit a CV or work history (you can provide the information from LinkedIn or other source if you do not want the nominee to know you are submitting their name)
4. Preference will be given to those that have shown consistent and dedicated service to ACHE and/or ACHENJ
5. Awardee announcement will be made on November 30, 2020

Submissions should be sent:

Via email to Regent@ACHENJ.com

We encourage all ACHE members to submit a colleague[s] for an award.

Very truly yours,

Michael S. Friedberg, FACHE
Awards Committee Chair 

Ruth K. Bash, FACHE
Regent, Northern New Jersey


Regents Award Guideline Document

Distinguished Service Award

Now Accepting Nominations

Dear Colleagues:

Each year, the American College of Healthcare Executives of New Jersey (ACHENJ) bestows its Distinguished Service Award on an outstanding leader who has made significant contributions to health care within and/or without the state of New Jersey.

The Award will be presented at ACHENJ’s Annual Meeting in December.

Criteria

Eligible candidates include business leaders, clinicians, community volunteers, educators, health care administrators, legislators, and researchers. Membership in the ACHE is not required. The Award may be given posthumously.

Candidates must have demonstrated achievement in one or more of the following areas: leadership and executive performance, health services/patient care delivery, professional development, management and organizational development, health services activities.

Nominations

To nominate a candidate for the Award, a nomination letter (not to exceed three pages) should be sent via email to Harshal Shah, ACHENJ President Elect, at presidentelect@achenj.com. Successful letters will provide detailed descriptions citing specific examples that highlight the characteristics listed under “Criteria”. Award winners will be selected by a committee of previous recipients.

Deadline for nomination letter: November 20, 2020


Past Award Winners:

2019
Catherine Ainora, MBA, FACHE, Executive Vice President, Chief Integration & Transformation Officer, Hackensack Meridian Health
2018
Joseph F. Scott, FACHE, President and CEO, Jersey City Medical Center, RWJBarnabas Health
2017
James R. Gonzalez, MPH, FACHE, LNHA
2016
Anne M. Hewitt, PhD, MHA Program Director, Seton Hall University
2015
Michael A. Maron, President and CEO, Holy Name Medical Center
2014
William A. McDonald, Past President and CEO, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System
2013
Leslie D. Hirsch, FACHE President, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System
2012
Elizabeth A. Ryan, Esq., President and CEO, New Jersey Hospital Association
2011
Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and CEO, RWJBarnabas Health
2010
John K. Lloyd, FACHE, President and CEO, Meridian Health
2009
Gary Horan, FACHE, President and CEO, Trinitas Regional Medical Center

2020 ACHENJ Scholarship Winner Announced

On behalf of the Board of Directors of ACHENJ, it is with great pleasure that we congratulate Rakel Barrientos on being selected as the 2020 ACHENJ Scholarship Recipient. Rakel is currently an MHA Graduate Student at Rutgers University. At this time, Rakel is employed by New York Presbyterian (NYP) Hospital as an administrative resident in the quality management department.

In her first year of graduate school, she competed in the Healthcare Planning & Marketing Society of New Jersey Case Study Competition, where she and her teammates developed interventions addressing a hospital’s community health needs assessment (CHNA) and social determinants of health (SDOH). As representatives of Rutgers, they received first place. At the Bloustein School, Rakel received her Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification and currently serves as the Vice President of Rutgers Graduate Society of Healthcare Leaders.

Rakel graduated from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in 2018 where she received a B.S. in Health & Society and a B.A. in Psychology while competing as a Division I NCAA Student Athlete in Cross Country and Track. In 2019, she completed a certificate in Dispute Resolution and Conflict Resolution to enhance her career path in healthcare.

2020 Regent Awards – Call for nominations

It is our pleasure to hereby call for nominations for the 2020 Regent Awards to be presented at the ACHE-NJ Annual Breakfast in January of 2020.

 

Please review the attached criteria as a guideline of the requirements for the awards. You may submit more than one person in a given category.

The five awards are:
1. Early Careerist
2. Senior Careerist
3. Business Partner
4. Innovation
5. Lifetime Achievement Award

The submission process is:
1. Submission deadline is October 11, 2019
2. Please submit a detailed letter as to how the nominee meets the criteria for the award
3. If possible please submit a CV or work history (you can provide the information from LinkedIn or other source if you do not want the nominee to know you are submitting their name)
4. Preference will be given to those that have shown consistent and dedicated service to ACHE and/or ACHENJ
5. Awardee announcement will be made on November 15, 2019

Submissions should be sent:
Via email to Regent@ACHENJ.com

We encourage all ACHE members to submit a colleague[s] for an award.

Very truly yours,

Michael S. Friedberg, FACHE
Awards Committee Chair

Michael J. McDonough DMH, FACHE 
Regent, Northern New Jersey

ACHE New Jersey Regents Awards Guidelines

Early careerist

1. Minimum 5 years but a maximum of 10 years working in a healthcare organization
2. Member of the ACHE (Fellow preferred)
3. Demonstrates service to ACHE or ACHENJ
4. Participates in community service
5. Provides a significant leadership contribution to their organization
6. Dedicated to the principals and ethics of the college

Senior careerist

1. Minimum 20 years working in a healthcare organization
2. Held a senior leadership role (VP or above)
3. Fellow of ACHE
4. Demonstrated service to ACHE or ACHENJ
5. Member of ACHE
6. Participates in community service
7. Provides a significant leadership contribution to their organization and the healthcare community
8. Dedicated to the principals and ethics of the college

Innovation—e.g. program, technology

1. Innovation provide demonstrated clinical or financial impact
2. Innovation can be in leadership as well as a specific program or service
3. May be awarded to an individual or a team
4. Does not have to be accomplished at a provider organization
5. Member of ACHE

Business Partner

1. Minimum of 15 years working in healthcare in a non-clinical setting (i.e. Physician Practice management or leadership, business partner to healthcare industry, consultant)
2. Held a leadership role
3. Fellow of ACHE preferred
4. Member of ACHE
5. Demonstrates service to ACHE or ACHENJ
6. Dedicated to the principals and ethics of the college
7. Contributes to the community at large

Lifetime Service to ACHE or ACHENJ

1. Held a leadership role in their organization
2. Fellow of ACHE preferred
3. Member of ACHE
4. Demonstrated consistent service over a professional career to ACHE or ACHENJ
5. Commitment to the ideals and standards of the ACHE
6. Participates in community service
7. Provided a unique service to the college or the chapter
8. Dedicated to the principals and ethics of the college

Regent-at-Large Diversity Award

ACHE-NJ Wins National Diversity Award

As proud recipient of the 2018 ACHE District 1 Regent-at-Large Award for Chapter Accomplishments in Diversity, the ACHE-NJ has become one of six chapters in the United States, Canada, and Mexico to be recognized for their commitment to and successful execution of significant diversity and inclusion efforts within their chapter, community, and the healthcare management field.