Focus on Innovation: News and Initiatives
The Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program
The Foundation of ACHE has established the Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program to honor Tom's long-standing service to the profession of healthcare leadership and to further his pioneering commitment to achieving greater diversity among senior healthcare leaders.
The Executive Diversity Program is a once-in-a-career opportunity for talented individuals from underrepresented groups to acquire the essential knowledge and skills for senior healthcare leader roles. The year-long program will support a cohort of mid- and senior-level careerists who aspire to higher leadership roles and will provide specialized curriculum opportunities addressing barriers in career attainment and developing executive presence.
The Executive Diversity Program scholars will benefit from ongoing, one-on-one interaction with a specially selected mentor and participation in formal leadership education and career assessments. Scholars will receive full tuition to attend our premier educational offerings, including ACHEâ€™s 2014 Congress on Healthcare Leadership and 2014 Executive Programs. Self-awareness, critical leadership skills and confidence will prepare our scholars for their future roles.
The Leadership Report is a newsletter that provides updates on current and past educational opportunities made possible in part by the support of donations to the Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership.
- Volume 5: Issue 2 (October 2013)
- Volume 5: Issue 1 (March 2013)
- Volume 4: Issue 2 (October 2012)
- Volume 4: Issue 1 (March 2012)
- Volume 3: Issue 2 (October 2011)
- Volume 3: Issue 1 (March 2011)
- Volume 2: Issue 2 (October 2010)
- Volume 2: Issue 1 (March 2010)
2013 Fund Education Programs
On Wednesday, Aug. 7, the Fund will offer the 2013 ethics program in conjunction with ACHEâ€™s New York Cluster. “The Ethics of Access to Care and Care Disparities,” will be led by Joseph R. Betancourt, MD, director, The Disparities Solutions Center, along with an expert panel. The half-day session will focus on issues of equity of care and disparities in access, treatment and outcomes. In addition, “The Innovation Center: Taking Action to Improve Care and Reduce Costs” will be held in conjunction with the San Diego Cluster on Tuesday, Sept. 24. In this half-day session, Valinda R. Rutledge and a panel of healthcare leaders will discuss the role of the CMS Innovation Center and the extraordinary impact the funded projects will have on future payment and service delivery models.
Scholarships Available for Executive Programs
The Fund provides scholarships for ACHE's Senior Executive and Executive programs. In multi-day sessions in June, August and October, the Senior Executive and Executive programs equip the next generation of executives with essential management and operational skills to move into more senior leadership positions. Scholarships are designed for those whose organizations may lack the resources to fully fund their tuition. To date, the Fund for Innovation has provided 75 Executive and Senior Executive Program scholarships. Scholarships are underwritten in part by Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.
Your Contributions Matter
Since its inception, the Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership has received donations from more than 1,700 contributors. You can learn more about the healthcare leaders who supported the Fund on our Contributors page (PDF).
The Fund is supported by voluntary contributions to the Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives. It is only through your support that we can develop programs and provide scholarships for our future leaders.
There are several ways to donate to the Foundation of ACHE’s Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership. Whichever way you choose, your donation can make all the difference, no matter the amount.
Please contact Laura J. Wilkinson, CAE, vice president, Development, at (312) 424-9305, for more information.