Geographic Regent Position Description

Summary:

The Geographic Regent is the ACHE leader within a specified geographic jurisdiction elected by the voting members to represent the interests of members in the governance of ACHE and its chapters. In this role, the Regent (Geographic) promotes the vision, mission and values of ACHE by:

  • serving on the Council of Regents;
  • advising the local ACHE chapter(s);
  • reaching out to the local healthcare community; and
  • facilitating communications between ACHE and the local healthcare community.
The Geographic Regent is expected to be well-informed about the policies, programs and services of ACHE through active participation in these activities and to be visible and active in the local healthcare community.

Duties and Expectations:

  1. ACHE Governance

    • 1.1. Serve on and attend the annual meeting of the Council of Regents, including the Regents Leadership Conference and district meetings, as scheduled.
    • 1.2. Provide advice and counsel to the Board of Governors, as requested.
    • 1.3. Recommend members to serve on ACHE committees and task forces, as requested.
    • 1.4. Encourage and mentor potential candidates for Regent.

  2. Chapter Relations

    • 2.1. Serve as an ex-officio, voting member of the board and nominating committee of the ACHE chapter of which they are a member.
    • 2.2. Advise the leaders of the ACHE chapter(s) regarding the strategic direction, programs and policies of ACHE, as requested.
    • 2.3. Advise the Board of Governors and ACHE staff regarding the needs and requirements of ACHE chapters, as requested.
    • 2.4. Regents with multiple chapters that serve the members in their jurisdiction are expected to use an appropriate mechanism to communicate with the chapter president of each chapter for communication and coordination among the chapters within the Regent�s jurisdiction. This may be in addition to or separate from the Regent�s Advisory Council, if one is appointed by the Regent.

  3. Healthcare Community Outreach
    • 3.1. Reach out to chief executive officers and other senior-level healthcare executives in the jurisdiction to encourage their participation in ACHE through affiliation, advancement and chapter participation.
      • 3.1.1. Conduct an annual campaign to increase ACHE membership among chief executive officers of hospitals and health systems.
    • 3.2. Establish and maintain contact with the program directors of ACHE Higher Education Network participants, and other undergraduate and graduate health administration programs, within their jurisdiction and promote participation in the ACHE Higher Education Network.
      • 3.2.1. Speak, or arrange for a representative to speak, to healthcare administration students of schools enrolled in the ACHE Higher Education Network on the value of ACHE affiliation as a Student Associate and as a Member.
    • 3.3. Establish and maintain contact with the state hospital association executive to plan ACHE events in conjunction with the state hospital association events.
      • 3.3.1. Host, or arrange for a chapter to host, an ACHE event during the annual state or metropolitan/regional hospital association meeting (or hold an alternative event with similar exposure).

  4. Communication and Visibility
    • 4.1. Solicit and encourage input from members and chapter leaders regarding the ACHE strategic plan and policies and programs that affect them.
    • 4.2. Write and supply to ACHE, for editing, a quarterly "Message from the Regent" to be published by ACHE and/or in the local ACHE chapter newsletter(s).
    • 4.3. Sign and mail welcome/congratulatory letters to new Members, Fellows, and recertified Fellows (Letters provided in monthly Report to Regents mailing).
    • 4.4. Promote advancement and serve as a reference and/or interviewer for Members in the process of advancement to Fellow status.
    • 4.5.Present up to the authorized number of Regent�s Awards each year.
    • 4.6. Assist members with accessing the appropriate programs, products and services of ACHE, including career development services.

  5. Attendance and Participation
    • 5.1.Register and attend ACHE�s Congress on Healthcare Leadership.
      • 5.1.1. Governance-related functions include a District Meeting, the Regents Leadership Conference, Council of Regents Meeting, Annual Membership Meeting, Regents Recognition Dinner, and Convocation Ceremony.
      • 5.1.2. Congress functions include attendance at educational sessions, luncheons, and various receptions (tuition is waived).
    • 5.2. Attend the Fall District Meeting, the Chapter Leaders Conference and two District teleconferences each year.
    • 5.3. Attend ACHE events held in conjunction within the state and metropolitan healthcare association meetings, as feasible.
    • 5.4. Attend an ACHE conference or seminar each year (tuition is waived), as feasible.
    • 5.5. Attend local meetings of the chapter(s) within their jurisdiction at least once per year, as feasible.
    • 5.6. Serve as an example to ACHE members by making a meaningful annual tax-deductible contribution to the ACHE Foundation�s Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership.
  • Financial Support:

    Regents of ACHE will be reimbursed for reasonable, actual expenses incurred when traveling to the Fall District Meeting and will be given an allocation at the beginning of the year to cover additional expenses incurred while conducting official ACHE business.

  • Eligibility Criteria:

    Fellow of ACHE in good standing, eligible to vote in the jurisdiction they represent.

  • Recommended Knowledge, Skills and Experience

    • Knowledge of the programs, products and services of ACHE and the local chapter(s);
    • Knowledge of the local healthcare community including senior-level healthcare executives, higher education programs in health administration and state and regional healthcare associations;
    • Negotiation, influencing and policy decision/analysis skills;
    • Personal organizational and planning skills; and
    • Experience with the operations of ACHE and the local chapter(s).

Term:

Three years

No Regent shall be elected to a consecutive term, except a Regent who fills a vacancy for less than two years. He/she shall be eligible for election to an immediately succeeding full term.