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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

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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.

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.

Please submit nominations to






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