HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVES GROUP AND ASSOCIATES WINS ACHE'S AFFILIATED
February 2, 2004—Michigan
Healthcare Executives Group and Associates, Detroit, will
receive the American College of Healthcare Executives 2004
Affiliated Group Award.
group will receive the award and a $1,000 cash prize on Tuesday,
March 2, 2004, at the Malcolm T. MacEachern Memorial Lecture
and Luncheon during ACHE's 47th Congress on Healthcare Management
at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.
established the award in 1993 to recognize outstanding contributions
to ACHE and the healthcare field by ACHE's officially designated
healthcare executive groups and women's healthcare executive
networks. Affiliated groups are evaluated on their innovative
approaches to serving members, the quality of programs offered
to members, and their promotion of ACHE membership and advancement.
founded in 1984 as the Southeast Michigan Healthcare Executive
Forum, Michigan Healthcare Executives Group and Associates
was reorganized in 2002 and now serves more than 250 members
in Detroit and the surrounding area. The group sponsors various
educational programs, including keynote addresses on such
topics as recruiting and retaining healthcare leaders and
managing professional development. MHEGA also holds career
management roundtables that offer advice for members contemplating
a job change. Committed to helping students in local healthcare
management programs, MHEGA has awarded thousands of dollars
in academic scholarships and sponsors an annual golf outing
to raise scholarship funds. The group is currently developing
a job shadow program to expose students to the healthcare
management field. Other MHEGA membership benefits include
access to online job postings, an e-mail newsletter, and an
annual membership directory.
than 50 percent of MHEGA's members are ACHE affiliates, and
the group actively promotes the benefits of ACHE membership.
Once a year, MHEGA holds a workshop to present information
on advancement in ACHE and provide recommendations on how
group members can take advantage of ACHE's programs and services.
In addition, MHEGA served as a demonstration group to test
a chapter structure for ACHE. Group members reviewed chapter
resources created by ACHE and suggested improvements.
Healthcare Executives Group and Associates was selected by
ACHE's Awards and Testimonials Committee from affiliated groups
nominated by ACHE's Regents-at-Large. The other nominated
groups include ACHE - Greater Houston Chapter, Inc.; Connecticut
Women in Health Care Management, Inc., Enfield; Greater Charlotte
(NC) Healthcare Executives Group; Healthcare Executives of
the Kanto Plain, Yokosuka, Japan; National Capital Healthcare
Executives, Washington, DC; South Florida Healthcare Executive
Forum, Inc., Hollywood; and Women Health Care Executives of
Northern California, San Francisco.
Deborah A. Labb, (312) 424-9426