Attachment 1: Governanance Implementation Task Force Proposed Meeting and Implementation Schedule

July 2001 First meeting of Governance Implementation Task Force; task force established criteria for chapter status
August 2001

Letters/forms soliciting opinions on potential chapter criteria and benefits and applications for demonstration groups mailed to all affiliated groups

Report of Governance Implementation Task Force mailed to members of Board of Governors and Council of Regents

September 2001 Bylaws changes for 2002 Council of Regents Meeting drafted by Bylaws Committee
September/October 2001 Report of Governance Implementation Task Force and proposed chapter criteria and benefits discussed at Fall District Meetings
November 2001

Second meeting of Governance Implementation Task Force; task force selects demonstration groups and discusses future role of Regents

Meeting of the Board of Governors

January 2002 Demonstration groups and their Regents meet to discuss transition process and develop plan for meeting chapter criteria
March 2002 Council of Regents considers proposed 2002 Bylaws changes
April 2002 Begin implementation of approved Bylaws changes
June 2002 Letters/forms soliciting second set of demonstration groups mailed to affiliated groups if needed
Late July/Early August 2002 Third meeting of Governance Implementation Task Force
September 2002 Bylaws changes to address remaining 2000-2001 Governance Task Force recommendations to be drafted by Bylaws Committee for approval at the 2003 Council of Regents Meeting
November 2002 Meeting of Board of Governors
March 2003 Council of Regents considers proposed 2003 Bylaws changes; chapter model officially launched

Attachment 2: Chapter Prototypes

  • 1. Urban: Low Services, Small (less than 100 members)
  • 2. Urban: Low Services, Large (100 or more members)
  • 3. Urban: High Services, Small (less than 100 members)
  • 4. Urban: High Services, Large (100 or more members)
  • 5. Statewide Rural
  • 6. Partial State Rural
  • 7. Regent's Advisory Council w/Regent as first chapter president
  • 8. Merged HEG/WHEN
  • 9. Multi-HEG (area with more than one HEG)
  • 10. WHEN (willing to open up membership to all affiliates)
  • 11. Canadian
  • 12. Military (service wide)

Attachment 3: Proposed Criteria for Chapter Status

  • 1. 51 percent ACHE affiliate penetration*
  • 2. Two years' tenure as an organization
  • 3. 100 percent of officers are ACHE affiliates*
  • 4. Minimum number of active members, excluding students*-50 or number equal to 50 percent of ACHE affiliate census figure for geographic area, whichever is less
  • 5. Designated chapter individual, who is an ACHE affiliate, to serve as an ACHE liaison
  • 6. Mission statement consistent with ACHE (chapter established to provide healthcare executives with local opportunities for professional growth)
  • 7. Bylaws*
  • 8. Regulations*^ (criteria for chapter membership cannot be in conflict with that of ACHE)
  • 9. Indemnification provision (mutual indemnification between chapters and ACHE)
  • 10. Chapter members must agree to abide by ACHE's Code of Ethics
  • 11. Cover defined geographic area*
  • 12. Incorporated as a not-for-profit organization*
  • 13. 501 (c) status*
  • 14. Minimum services and programming
    • 2 meetings/networking events and 2 educational programs (can be combined) per year
    • ACHE recruitment program (growth based on current number of ACHE affiliates)
    • ACHE advancement program (growth based on eligible affiliates in chapter)
  • 15. Elected leader(s) to attend annual ACHE-sponsored Chapter Leadership Conference
  • 16. Work with ACHE to develop and contribute to ACHE-published chapter newsletter
  • 17. Work with ACHE to develop and contribute to ACHE-published chapter directory (provide chapter roster annually)
  • 18. Work with ACHE to develop and contribute to ACHE-managed chapter Web site
  • 19. Complete required ACHE reports

*Chapters will have three years from the date of their transition to provisional chapter status to meet these criteria
^ACHE is considering broadening membership to be more inclusive

Attachment 4: Proposed Benefits of Chapter Status

Proposed Benefits for Chapters

  • 1. Dues rebate based on ACHE dues (5 percent for up to 50 percent ACHE affiliate penetration; 6 percent for 51 to 69 percent ACHE affiliate penetration; 7 percent for 70 to 79 percent ACHE affiliate penetration; 8 percent for 80 to 89 percent ACHE affiliate penetration; 9 percent for 90 to 99 percent ACHE affiliate penetration; 10 percent for 100 percent affiliate penetration)
  • 2. Chapter Web site management in conjunction with chapter
  • 3. Chapter Job Bank management in conjunction with chapter
  • 4. Chapter database/roster management in conjunction with chapter
  • 5. Chapter leadership training/development
  • 6. Educational program development assistance (faculty and promotion)
  • 7. Educational "Program in a Box" w/Category I credit (self-directed program that could be offered to groups at the local level)
  • 8. Template Bylaws and Regulations
  • 9. Assistance with legal filings/incorporations/990s
  • 10. Chapter recruitment assistance
  • 11. ACHE recruitment/advancement assistance
  • 12. Chapter awards program support
  • 13. Chapter newsletter support
  • 14. Chapter news (to replace "Affiliated Group Forum" in Healthcare Executive)
  • 15. Chapter operations manual
  • 16. Dedicated support from ACHE staff
  • 17. Encouragement of senior-level affiliate participation in chapter functions
  • 18. Speaker's Bureau
  • 19. Establishment of "Best Practices" Clearinghouse

Proposed Benefits for Chapter Members Who Are Also ACHE Affiliates

  • 1. Access to distinguished credentials (CHE and FACHE) that are based on a comprehensive and credible exam
  • 2. Complimentary copies of ACHE's Healthcare Executive magazine and Journal of Healthcare Management
  • 3. Discounted registration on leading continuing education programs, including the annual Congress on Healthcare Management
  • 4. "Affiliates Only" Web services, including, career resources, message board, online education, news, data, and industry trends
  • 5. Online affiliate directory of more than 20,000 healthcare executives
  • 6. Online national job bank and resume posting service
  • 7. Career planning advice from dedicated career counselors
  • 8. Facilitated networking on the national level through the Career Management and Leadership Mentoring networks
  • 9. Access to cutting-edge national research
  • 10. Opportunity to serve on national ACHE committees as well as in national elected leadership roles
  • 11. Opportunities for national recognition through awards program
  • 12. ACHE-news and other electronic newsletters
  • 13. Local chapter Web site information, including local news with ACHE assistance
  • 14. Local chapter job bank/resume bank with ACHE assistance
  • 15. Online chapter directory with ACHE assistance
  • 16. Local chapter educational and networking opportunities with ACHE assistance
  • 17. Access to enhanced local educational programming (Category I) with ACHE assistance
  • 18. Opportunities for local recognition through chapter awards program with ACHE assistance
  • 19. Expanded chapter newsletter with ACHE assistance
  • 20. Exposure to senior-level executives with ACHE assistance

Proposed Benefits for Chapter Members Who Are Not ACHE Affiliates

  • 1. Local chapter Web site information, including local news with ACHE assistance
  • 2. Local chapter job bank/resume bank with ACHE assistance
  • 3. Online chapter directory with ACHE assistance
  • 4. Local chapter educational and networking opportunities with ACHE assistance
  • 5. Access to enhanced local educational programming (Category I) with ACHE assistance
  • 6. Expanded chapter newsletter with ACHE assistance
  • 7. Exposure to senior-level executives with ACHE assistance

Attachment 5: Demonstration Groups

  • 1. Birmingham Regional Health Executive Forum
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • 2. San Diego Organization of Health Care Leaders
    San Diego, California
  • 3. Pikes Peak Healthcare Executives Forum
    Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 4. National Capital Healthcare Executives
    District of Columbia
  • 5. Georgia Association of Healthcare Executives
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • 6. Southeastern Michigan Health Executives Forum
    Detroit, Michigan
  • 7. New Hampshire Health Executives Forum
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • 8. New York City Area Officially Designated Healthcare Executive Groups
  • 9. Sandhills Healthcare Executives Forum
    Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • 10. North Dakota Regents Advisory Council
    Bismarck, North Dakota
  • 11. ACHE - Greater Houston Chapter
    Houston, Texas
  • 12. Mid-Tex Healthcare Executives Forum
    Temple, Texas
  • 13. Puget Sound Healthcare Executives Forum
    Seattle, Washington

Attachment 6: ACHE Chapter Model as of 11/15/01; Responsibilities of the Board of Governors, Council of Regents, and Local Chapters-Overview

Following is an overview of the responsibilities of the Board of Governors, Council of Regents, and local chapters, once the recommendations of the 2000-2001 Governance Task Force are implemented and chapters are fully functional. As currently planned, this will not fully occur until 2003 or later.

Board of Governors/Governors

Mission/Role: Representative body responsible for the overall governance of the College.

  • Control the affairs and funds of ACHE
  • Amend Articles of Incorporation, Code of Ethics, Bylaws, and Regulations
  • Establish regulations for the activities of the Board of Governors, Council of Regents, committees, and task forces
  • Determine ACHE's mission, and establish strategic plans, goals, and objectives to achieve the mission
  • Select and evaluate chief executive officer
  • Monitor quality of ACHE programs, products, and services
  • Set dues and assessments for all affiliates
  • Monitor and influence policies concerning the field of healthcare management
  • Designate districts
  • Provide direction, advice, and counsel to Regents
  • Establish committees and task forces
  • Grant national awards
  • Represent ACHE and the field of healthcare management to the public and to others associated with healthcare
  • Serve as national representatives of ACHE at state hospital association and other, national, meetings and events
  • Represent the views and opinions of ACHE to Regents, chapters, affiliates, and staff
  • Promote admission, advancement, and recertification in ACHE
  • Attend and encourage attendance at ACHE-sponsored programs
  • Identify diverse candidates for ACHE membership and work with ACHE staff to identify and develop programs and benefits for a diverse membership

Council of Regents/Regents

Mission/Role: Provide senior-level feedback and liaison activities.

  • Elect ACHE Chairman Officers, members of the Board of Governors, and members of the Nominating Committee
  • Approve new and revised Ethical, Professional, and Public Policy Statements
  • Advise Board of Governors on trends and issues affecting the healthcare management field
  • Identify emerging organizational issues for Board of Governors attention
  • Establish regulations for the conduct of Council of Regents meetings
  • Assist in local ethics investigations
  • Act as state hospital association liaison
  • Identify individuals for future national leadership
  • Recommend individuals for national committee and task force assignments
  • Serve as a resource to chapters and local affiliates
  • Convene and lead Council of Presidents of local chapters
  • Encourage presence and participation of senior healthcare leaders at chapter events and meetings
  • Establish contact with student chapter presidents and program directors and act as student chapter liaisons to ACHE
  • Promote admission, advancement, and recertification in ACHE
  • Attend and encourage attendance at ACHE-sponsored events (at least two events per year, including the Congress on Healthcare Management)
  • Identify diverse candidates for ACHE membership

Chapters

Mission/Role: Provide programs and services at the local level.

  • Designate ACHE liaison
  • Hold local education/networking programs (at least two per year) and recognize ACHE affiliates at local meetings (by distributing ACHE ribbons as appropriate)
  • Establish annual recruitment, advancement, and recertification goals and sponsor programs to support goals
  • Provide chapter newsletter with ACHE support
  • Develop and maintain chapter Web site with ACHE support
  • Develop and maintain chapter database/directory with ACHE support
  • Develop and administer chapter award program
  • Participate in ACHE-sponsored annual Chapter Leadership Conference
  • Support ACHE Code of Ethics
  • Promote ACHE programs, products, and services, including educational programs and Health Administration Press publications