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Pennsylvania and NJ ACHE Chapters Congress Reception

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)
Chicago, IL

After last year’s incredibly successful event, we’re doing it again! The Pennsylvania and New Jersey Chapters of ACHE invite you to join us for a cocktail reception at Mid-America Club (located in the Aon Center just a few minutes’ walk from the Hyatt).

We especially encourage our Higher Education Network members to attend and network with Board and Committee members from the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Chapters. There is no cost to this event, simply bring yourself and share your ACHE experiences with peers and colleagues. We are excited to host you for this event and hope that you take the time to come by for drinks, appetizers and fantastic company.

Register Now!

**Please note you must check in with security at the Aon Center meaning that you must preregister for this event with the name that is on your photo ID.

NJHA Annual Meeting

You’re invited… join NJHA for its 99th Annual Meeting for a day of celebration and recognition. The day begins with the ACHE Regent Breakfast & Award for Northern New Jersey.

Friday, January 19, 2018
8am – 2pm
Hyatt Regency Princeton

1.5 hours of ACHE Qualified Education credit available for Annual Meeting attendance toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

To view the agenda and register for the meeting, click here.


ACHENJ 2018 Regent Award Winners

We are proud to announce the 2018 ACHENJ Regent Award Winners


ACHE 2018 Early Careerist Award

Michael A. Pizzano, MAS
Chief Executive Officer, Kindred Hospital of New Jersey – Morris County

ACHE 2018 Senior Careerist

Frank J. Vozos, MD
Chief Executive Officer, Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus

Special Regent’s Awards


Innovation Award

Mr. Kwaku Gyekye
Administrative Director, Population Health, Jersey City Medical Center

Business Partner Award

Ms. Mary A. Ditri, DHA
Director, Professional Practice, New Jersey Hospital Association

Lifetime Achievement Award

John K. Lloyd, FACHE
Co-Chief Executive Officer, Hackensack Meridian Health

ACHENJ Annual Holiday Luncheon

2017 Annual Chapter Networking & Holiday Party

Friday, December 1, 2017

@ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Click here to register now!

Oh, the weather outside is frightful,
But a holiday party is so delightful!

ACHENJ cordially invites you to the

Annual Chapter Networking and Holiday Party

Friday December 1, 2017

The Huntley Taverne
3 Morris Ave
Summit, NJ 07901

Cost: $35

***ACHENJ Cares needs your help***

We will be collecting new unwrapped toys for the Angel Tree program. Please help us make this a special holiday for less fortunate children in our communities. There will be a drop off area as you enter the venue

ACHE Chapters provide members with learning opportunities

This article from the latest edition of Healthcare Executive discusses the range of learning opportunities that ACHE chapters offer.

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Upcoming Education: Effective Leadership for High-Reliability Healthcare

Effective Leadership for High-Reliability Healthcare (click for brochure)

October 10 & 11
NJHA Conference and Event Center, Princeton, NJ


Despite efforts within healthcare to address challenges in patient safety and quality of care, there continues to be a struggle to reduce errors. Today, organizations are challenged to simultaneously improve quality, patient safety and patient satisfaction as compensation is increasingly tied to performance in all three areas. This highly interactive two-day seminar looks beyond traditional healthcare models by exploring the approaches used at high reliability organizations (HROs). Discover what makes these approaches successful and how you can apply them in your organization.

Participants in this two-day program will receive 12.0 hours of ACHE Face-to-Face Education credit toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Call for 2018 Regent’s Awards Nominations

It is our pleasure to hereby call for nominations for the 2018 Regent Awards to be presented at the ACHENJ Annual Breakfast in January of 2018.  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. Innovation
  4. Business Partner
  5. Lifetime Achievement Award

The time line for the submission process is:

  1. Submission deadline is October 13, 2017
  2. Awardee announcement will be made on November 17, 2017

Submissions should be sent:

Via email to

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
Northern New Jersey Regent


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

New York Cluster

Register Now for the New York Cluster!

Physician Essentials: Mastering Management and Leadership Skills

NJHA, ACHENJ Partner to Provide Qualified CE Credits

NJHA, ACHENJ Partner to Provide Qualified Credits

Working with the American College of Healthcare Executives of New Jersey (ACHENJ), NJHA has been approved to offer qualified continuing education credits for upcoming educational events.

In the latest round of approvals, the following [in-person] and web-based programs will offer ACHE-qualified credits:

o    Use the Force to Defeat Coding Challenges
o    A Myriad of Issues: Medicare’s Maze of Rules and Regulations
o    Hot Topics for HIM Professionals
o    2017 Coding Clinic Updates: Everything You Really Need to Know
o    NJ Nurse Leaders: Igniting a Healthy Work Environment
o    Healthcare Ethics Committee Symposium

According to Alex Puma, ACHENJ’s second member at large and director of analytics at Monmouth Medical Center, “partnerships like this are a benefit to all healthcare leaders across the state, and we are looking forward to working with NJHA to offer ACHE credits for future programs.”

Save the Date: 2018 Regent’s Breakfast

Save the Date: 2018 Regent’s Breakfast

January 19, 2018

Registration Information will be available at a later date.