Message from your ACHE Regent
Happy New Year Everyone,
Happy New Year Everyone,
I hope that each of you enjoyed a great holiday season and that you are engaged in rewarding activities for 2018.
It was my pleasure to preside over the American College of Healthcare Executives Regent’s Breakfast and Awards Ceremony for Northern New Jersey at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Princeton, New Jersey on Friday, January 19, 2018. Each year, ACHENJ healthcare executives are evaluated by their peers on leadership ability, innovation and creative management, executive capability in developing their own organization and promoting its growth and stature in the community, participation in local and state health initiatives and civic and community projects, and engagement in ACHENJ activities.
The 2018 ACHENJ Regent’s Awards winners are listed below. Please take a moment to congratulate each of them.
Early Careerist Award
Michael A. Pizzano, MAS
Vice President, CareOne Management, Hospital Division
Frank J. Vozos, MD
Chief Executive Officer, Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus
Administrative Director, Population Health, Jersey City Medical Center
Business Partner Award
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
We were very pleased to welcome ACHE Chairman-Elect David A. Olson, FACHE to the Regent’s Breakfast and Awards Ceremony this year. Mr. Olson addressed a group of over 150 New Jersey healthcare executives. He described the newly revised ACHE Strategic Plan that went into effect on January 1, 2018. The Plan reaffirms that ACHE’s value is most pronounced through its role as the leading educator of management capabilities for healthcare executives – a role that is more important than ever given the dynamic healthcare environment. Mr. Olson traveled to New Jersey from Wisconsin, where he lives and works. He noted to me that the temperature in New Jersey was as cold as his native state.
ACHE Board of Governors member Nancy M. DiLiegro, PhD, FACHE and ACHE District 1 Regent-at-Large Joanne Carrocino, FACHE were also in attendance at the Breakfast.
The ACHE Summer Enrichment Program places diverse students pursuing graduate degrees in healthcare administration into ten-week paid internships in healthcare organizations. Registration is now open for the 2018 Program. The host sites are listed below. I encourage you to alert a deserving graduate student about the Program and to consider how we might obtain additional sites for New Jersey in 2019.
|American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)||Chicago, Illinois|
|Amery Hospital & Clinic, Westfields Hospital & Clinic||Amery, Wisconsin|
|Aurora Health Care||Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|Bristol Hospital and Health Care Group, Inc.||Bristol, Connecticut|
|Carolinas Healthcare System and Novant Health||Charlotte, North Carolina|
|Cleveland Clinic||Cleveland, Ohio|
|The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania||Harrisburg, Pennsylvania|
|Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital||Dixon, Illinois|
|Memorial Hermann Health System||Houston, Texas|
|Mount Carmel Health System||Columbus, Ohio|
|Navicent Health||Macon, Georgia|
|OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital||Columbus, Ohio|
|Penn Medicine Princeton Health||Plainsboro, New Jersey|
|Sentara Healthcare||Norfolk, Virginia|
|Stormont Vail Health||Topeka, Kansas|
|Witt/Kieffer||Oak Brook, Illinois|
I am continuing to schedule visits to New Jersey colleges and universities who are members of the ACHE Higher Education Network. Healthcare administration is a growing part of the curriculum at many schools and I will be reaching out to both HEN and non-HEN schools this year. If you know of a new academic program in healthcare administration in New Jersey, please make me aware of it.
I would like to remind you about the Fund for Healthcare Leadership sponsored by the Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives. This Fund provides scholarship opportunities for developing leaders in our field. Please consider a donation to the Fund in 2018.
The 2018 Congress on Healthcare Leadership will take place on March 26-29 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. I hope to see you there.
Thank you for your support and participation in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Michael J. McDonough, DMH, FACHE
Regent for New Jersey – Northern