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ACHENJ Annual Meeting 2017

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.


J&J Corporate Center
1 Johnson and Johnson Plaza
New Brunswick, NJ 08901


5:30 Registration

5:30-6:30 p.m.  Cocktail Reception

6:30-8:30 p.m.  Dinner & Program


Keynote Speaker

Barry H. Ostrowsky
President and Chief Executive Officer
RWJBarnabas Health

President and Chief Executive Officer of New Jersey’s largest not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system, Barry H. Ostrowsky leads the system’s initiatives ensuring the highest quality healthcare for patients, and is spearheading a system-wide endeavor to promote healthier living for employees and the diverse communities it serves.

Mr. Ostrowsky joined Saint Barnabas Medical Center in 1991 as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. He served in the same role at Barnabas Health, when the System was created in 1996. He assumed the title of President and Chief Operating Officer in 2010, and became President and Chief Executive Officer in January, 2012. Mr. Ostrowsky was recently named President and Chief Executive Officer of the newly formed RWJBarnabas Health.

Prior, Mr. Ostrowsky was a Senior Partner in the law firm of Brach Eichler. Throughout his career, Mr. Ostrowsky has been actively involved in many community organizations. He received a BA from Rutgers University and a JD from the University of Tennessee School of Law.

This Year’s Distinguished Award Winner is James Gonzalez

Mr. Gonzalez is President and Chief Executive Officer of Broadway House for Continuing Care in Newark, NJ, the State’s only specialized long term care facility for people living with HIV/AIDS. He also serves as Special Advisor to University Hospital located in Newark as well.

Housed in a magnificently restored historic landmark, the 78 bed residence is dedicated to serving the complex, post-acute needs of its chosen population. Since 1995, skilled, compassionate staff has provided a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to care incorporating a full continuum of medical, psychological and social support.

Over the past 30 years, Jim has held executive positions in academic health centers, community hospitals and long-term care facilities in New York and New Jersey. From 2008-2011, he was the Director of Clinical Academic Affiliations for the UMDNJ/New Jersey Medical School. In 2011, he was asked to serve as the interim President/CEO of University Hospital in addition to his management of Broadway House. In 2013, He was appointed the new CEO of University Hospital and led the transition from a university owned facility to as a stand-alone, safety net teaching hospital. He became Special Advisor to University Hospital in 2016 and continues to manage Broadway House.

Jim has a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University, Boston Massachusetts and a Masters Degree in Public Health from the Yale School of Public Health. A Fellow and Certified Healthcare Executive with the American College of Healthcare Executives, Jim also serves on the following boards:
· Christ The King Prep High School
· St. James FQHC
· John V. Kelly Memorial Foundation
· Healthcare Association of NJ
· The Governor’s Council on HIV/AIDS and Related Blood Borne Pathogens

More details to come soon…

Please note that Annual Meeting attendees have been granted special access to the Johnson and Johnson Company Store. Normally exclusive to only J&J employees, the Company Store will be open for shopping from 5 – 6:30 p.m.

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.

Save the Date: ACHENJ Annual Meeting

Save the Date: ACHENJ Annual Meeting

June 1, 2017
J&J Headquarter
New Brunswick, NJ

Registration Information will be available at a later date.

Save the Date: Complimentary 6 Face-to-Face Credit ACHE Track at the 2017 Advanced EM Conference

Save the Date: Complimentary 6 Face-to-Face Credit ACHE Track at the 2017 Advanced EM Conference

September 13, 2017
Atlantic City, NJ

Registration Information will be available at a later date.

Call for Nominations: ACHENJ Open Board Positions

ACHENJ 2017 Call for Nominations:

All nominations need to be submitted by 2/27/17

Open Positions:

  1. President-elect (starting on 6/1/17)
  2. Secretary

Board of Directors’ Expectations

Each member of the Board is expected to maintain active participation in the activities of ACHENJ. Active participation is defined in the By-laws and may be determined at a Board meeting.

Chapter Board of Directors should attend 75% of the scheduled board meetings and are required to attend at least 50% of chapter educational programs and events.

Regular meetings of the Chapter Board of Directors shall be at least (2) times during a year at such time, place and mode of meetings as the President may determine. The President or any (3) other Board members may also call special meetings of the Board.

Descriptions of the open positions

President-elect. The President-elect shall perform the duties of the President in the absence of the President or in the event of the President’s inability or refusal to act. The President-elect shall act as liaison to the Education & Event Planning Committee and shall forward all Program Planning committee recommendations. Both the Distinguished Services Chair/Committee and the Mentorship Chair/Committee will report to The President-Elect. The President-elect shall also forward all recommendations to the Board of Directors for approval and perform other duties as may be assigned by the President.

Secretary. The Secretary shall keep the minutes and records of ACHENJ in appropriate books, see that all notices are given in accordance with these Bylaws or as provided by law, keep the seal of ACHENJ and affix same to corporate documents, handle all official correspondence and, in general, perform all duties incidental to the office of Secretary and such other duties as may be assigned by the President or in consultation with the Chapter Board of Directors.

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Call for Distinguished Service Award

Dear ACHENJ Members,

Each year, ACHENJ recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution or has an impact on healthcare in New Jersey and the field of healthcare in general, with the presentation of ACHENJ’s Distinguished Service Award.

  • Eligibility: Individuals Eligible for the Award are educators, healthcare administrators, researchers, clinicians (including physicians, nurses, etc.), business leaders, community volunteers or legislators. Individuals may receive the award posthumously. The recipient does not need to be a member of ACHENJ.
  • Personal Qualities of Eligible Individuals: Innovator, altruistic, change agent, creative, visionary, insightful
  • Performance Criteria: Enhance or improve health care services, healthcare delivery, healthcare quality, healthcare education, healthcare professionalism or the quality of community life.

ACHENJ will present the award winner at our annual meeting on June 1, 2017 in the evening at Johnson & Johnson Corporate Center, New Brunswick, NJ.

To nominate a candidate for the award, please submit all nominations by March 31, 2017 to Jeffrey Egnatovich, ACHENJ President-Elect, via email:; Nominations must provide a detailed description citing specific examples, as to why the individual is being submitted for consideration of this award. A committee of previous recipients will make the final selection.

Former Distinguished Service Award honorees have included:

Ø  2016 Anne M. Hewitt, PhD, MHA Program Director, Seton Hall University
Ø  2015  Michael A. Maron, President and CEO, Holy Name Medical Center
Ø  2014  William A. McDonald, Past President and CEO, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System
Ø  2013  Leslie D. Hirsch, FACHE President, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System
Ø  2012  Elizabeth A. Ryan, Esq., President and CEO, New Jersey Hospital  Association
Ø  2011  Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and CEO, RWJBarnabas Health
Ø  2010  John K. Lloyd, FACHE, President and CEO, Meridian Health
Ø  2009  Gary Horan, FACHE, President and CEO, Trinitas Regional Medical Center

Scholarships for Students in Healthcare Management Graduate Programs

The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE is known for its prestigious credentialing and educational programs, and its magazine and journals. ACHE takes pride in providing exceptional value to its members and has made these scholarships available to help future healthcare leaders.

Click here for the promotional flyer.

Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship

The Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship is designated for minority students enrolled in their final year of a healthcare management graduate program to help offset tuition costs, student loans and expenses.

Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student Scholarship

The Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student Scholarship is designated for students enrolled in their final year of a healthcare management graduate program to help offset tuition costs, student loans and expenses.

Between the McGaw and Dent scholarships, ACHE awards up to 15 scholarships each year.

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To promote member advancement to Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and earn the distinction of board certification in healthcare management, ACHENJ will award 10 scholarships of $200 each to members who successfully complete the Fellow advancement process in 2017.

We will award these scholarships on a first come, first served basis. To receive the scholarship, the member will need to provide documentation showing that he or she has passed the Board of Governors exam, including a receipt for the $200 exam registration fee, to:

Maria C. Miranda, FACHE
Member Services Co-chair

ACHENJ is committed to supporting its members advancement goals, and we wish you luck in your pursuit!