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OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

As infection rates have fallen and vaccination rates have increased, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration released its belated COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard after several states issued their own ETS. 
learn all about the OSHA COVID-19 ETS
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Ethical Leadership in Changing Times

The rapid onset, scale and disparate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has tested healthcare leaders in new ways. We have had to leverage all that we know, while also being agile enough to make decisions at record-breaking speeds—not to mention being mindful of the major impacts on the lives and futures of our patients, loved ones and the workforce, to name a few.
Read more from president/ceo Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE
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Boosting Workplace Health and Wellness

The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the way we live, work, learn and play. Our new reality as healthcare leaders poses a unique set of challenges as we focus on improving staff wellness while running high reliability organizations. 
Learn the behaviors to practice for better health
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Managing Yourself to Better Lead Others

Management may not be as “exciting” as leadership, but without good management, chaos reigns. We need both to be successful at our change efforts.
Learn leadership tips from Jo Anne Preston
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Podcast

Driving Culture from the Top

ACHE Chair Carrie Owen Plietz, FACHE, joins our host to discuss how executive leaders drive organizational culture. Listen as she highlights Kaiser Permanente’s work on patient-centered care, diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, and her vision for the successful future of ACHE.
*Note: Also available on iTunes.

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National Safety Month

Safety 101 Syllabus: Lead and Reward a Just Culture

The COVID-19 pandemic created countless challenges for healthcare providers, but some silver-linings-minded leaders believe the health crisis also accelerated innovation in quality and safety.
Recommit to your journey to zero harm
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Affirm: An Effort Toward Equitable and Quality Healthcare

Health equity requires removing obstacles to health such as poverty, discrimination, and their consequences, including powerlessness and lack of access to good jobs with fair pay, quality education and housing, safe environments and healthcare.
read more from Ravi Iyengar, MD, and Christopher M. Nolan
National Safety Month

Building Trustworthiness in the Healthcare System Now and in the Future

A vast trove of news articles and academic publications describe the earned distrust of historically marginalized populations in our healthcare system.
discover ways that you can build trust in healthcare
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Juneteenth Reflections on the Long Road to Equity

As we commemorate Juneteenth, there are several steps those of us in the field can take to improve health equity for our most vulnerable populations.
read more from Johnathan W. Leonard
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Navigating and Initiating New Norms in the Workplace

As vaccine numbers continue to climb and organizations tentatively, optimistically schedule in-person gatherings, we’ve been reflecting on what it means to “go back to normal.” 
learn the six steps leaders can take to build back better
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Cultivating Resilience

Actively addressing resilience has never been more important, and for good reason. The rate of burnout among physicians was over 40% prior to COVID-19, according to a Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine article: “Burnout of healthcare providers during COVID-19.” And, workplace stress is estimated to cost the U.S. economy more than $500 billion each year, according to the American Psychological Association. 
Read more from president/ceo Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE
National Hospital Week

Celebrating Innovation and Collaboration During National Hospital Week

In recognition of National Hospital Week, the healthcare community has an opportunity to pause and highlight its hospitals, health systems and healthcare workers, and the innovative ways they have supported the needs of their community members, especially during this pandemic.
recognize and celebrate innovation and collaboration in healthcare
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian Americans: Do Health Disparities Affect Them Too? Yes, They Do.

Bonnie J. Panlasigui, FACHE, shares powerful personal and professional insights on the challenges the AAPI community faces in healthcare and highlights what steps need to be taken to address and overcome them.
read more from Bonnie J. Panlasigui, FACHE
National Nurses Week

Physicians and Nurses: Uniting on the Front Lines

Despite the turbulence we’ve seen in 2020, healthcare professionals have met the challenges presented by the pandemic with perseverance, innovation, empathy and collaboration.  
learn how to foster an environment that breeds collaboration
Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health is Human Health

During the time in which Mental Health Awareness Month was established in 1949, many individuals who sought out mental healthcare were shunned and, all too often, treatment was synonymous with institutionalization. While we have since moved to more compassionate community-based care, the stigma to seek help and the challenge to access it remain.
learn to move from awareness to action for patients with mental health and addiction care needs
National Minority Health Month

Healthcare Leadership is a Calling: Perspectives on National Minority Health Month

“Healthcare leadership is more than a profession, it’s a calling.” It’s a simple but profound statement that kicked off the 2021 ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership.
read more from Stephan Davis, DNP, FACHE
National Minority Health Month

Asian American Leader Condemns Hate and Violence

In recognition of National Minority Health Month, Baljeet S. Sangha, FACHE, shares his insights on the current state and future of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in the U.S. 
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National Volunteer Week

Volunteering Changes Lives—Including Yours!

ACHE is proud to recognize National Volunteer Week. We are grateful for the service and support of ACHE’s volunteers, including our chapter leaders, elected leaders and Career Resource Center mentors and coaches.
Learn how these ACHE members volunteer their time
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Reconnect With HAP Authors From ACHE Congress

More than 9,000 professionals attended the 2021 Congress on Healthcare Leadership in March. In addition to taking part in education sessions and networking with peers, attendees had the opportunity to connect with thought leaders and industry experts during the event, many of whom have authored publications available through ACHE’s Health Administration Press.
gain new insights on leadership, operations, partnerships and more
National Doctors’ Day

A Physician Executive’s Perspective on National Doctors’ Day

This National Doctors’ Day, Dr. Henson, FACHE, notes the pride she has in being a physician as she has watched her physician colleagues lead the fight against COVID-19 by fearlessly taking care of patients despite the risk to themselves and loved ones.
Read more reflections from Lily J. Henson, MD, FACHE
Patient Safety Awareness Week 2021

Vaccines Alone Won’t Solve the Problem of Healthcare Worker Safety

Vaccinations may mitigate the risk and severity of contracting COVID-19, but they will not address the underlying cultural and leadership challenges that remain.
prioritize safety for the healthcare workforce
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Practical Tips for Succession Planning Today

Whether due to the pandemic crisis, the resulting financial recession or previous, planned departures, the past 12 months have been some of the most volatile for corporate executive leadership.
learn the steps toward effective leadership succession
International Women's Day 2021

Ending Health Inequities Begins With Healthcare Leadership

This March brings a number of somber remembrances. We reflect on 500,000 lives lost in the worst pandemic in American history, with Black, Latino and Indigenous Americans suffering at least double the death rate compared to whites.
are you ready to lead the change?
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Engaging Patients in Improving Diagnostic Quality

Inaccurate or delayed diagnoses are the most common, most catastrophic and most costly of serious medical errors. The National Academy of Medicine believes “improving the diagnostic process is not only possible, but also represents a moral, professional and public health imperative.”
combat common and uncommon reasons for inaccurate or delayed diagnosis
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How to Help People in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana

A brutal winter storm has battered large parts of the Central and Southern United States, forcing millions of people to search for the basics for survival—food, water and shelter from record cold.
here's how you can help
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Perspectives on Black History Month and Leadership

Black History is American History. For many Americans, Black History Month has become a time to celebrate and reflect on the magnitude of contributions of African Americans in the face of their many obstacles to success.
reflections from Peggy Davis Harris, MHA, FACHE, SPHR
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Planning for 2021: Is It Too Soon?

The beginning of a new administration always brings apprehension and anticipation. How dramatically will the President change the trajectory of the country, if at all? Who will take leadership roles in the Executive Branch, and will Congress enhance or defeat the new President’s priorities?
discover what to look for when charting your course as a healthcare executive
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Celebrate ACHE by Supporting Our Future Healthcare Leaders

ACHE has been dedicated to advancing members and leadership excellence ever since being chartered on Feb. 13, 1933. To celebrate more than 85 years of supporting healthcare leaders through resources, education and networking, the association is excited to establish the ACHE Day of Giving.
Join the ACHE Day of Giving celebration today
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Volunteer Team Evaluates COVID-19 Research

With every new international health crisis comes an infodemic. Toward the beginning of the pandemic, we all saw how an overabundance of information (and misinformation) about COVID-19 led to confusion, conspiracies and chaos.
save lives with the right information
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Explore Leadership Insights at the 2021 Congress, Part 1

There are many lessons healthcare professionals can take away from 2020, one being that leader-to-leader communication and collaboration can help individuals and organizations thrive, even in the most challenging of circumstances.
come together and reimagine healthcare
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Welcome to 2021. What Can You Expect in Healthcare?

The inauguration of President Biden in the middle of a pandemic raises many questions about how the new administration will alter the direction of healthcare in 2021 and what those changes will mean for healthcare executives.
discover what progress in healthcare will require
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Safer Together: A National Effort

As leaders, we represent more than the roles we play. We belong to a profession centered on an important calling: to care for those who put their trust in us and to model the values for which we stand.
Read more from president/ceo Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE
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MLK Jr. Wisdom Provides Leaders With Strength During Hardship

Martin Luther King Jr. stated in his book Strength to Love, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
how will you measure up against the challenges ahead?
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Gauging Hospital Financial Health

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered an abrupt suspension of elective surgeries in 2020, and ultimately contributed to a significant decline in patient volumes and hospital revenue.
unveil the root causes for financial difficulties
Healthcare Executive Magazine

Regaining Strength

The virus that causes COVID-19 can have drastically different effects on individual patients, and the same could be said for the pandemic’s variable impact on organizations’ finances.
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Top Five Most Popular ACHE Webinars in 2020

With many in-person activities cancelled or shifted to a virtual space in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ACHE adapted to the changing times and began providing virtual learning opportunities to healthcare professionals
watch our top five most popular webinars
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Tips From Our Executive Coaches: The New Networking Model

The only certainty in life is change. If 2020 has taught us anything, let it be the notion that there is power in the ability to anticipate and navigate change effectively. But what does this mean within the context of our own career paths and development?
discover why networking is an investment that pays off over time
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Physicians, New Year’s Resolutions and 2021

Strategic issues at the core of your health system’s long-term success, including building an employed physician network that can produce value and manage risk, has been pushed aside by current realities.
what priorities will you resolve to make?
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National Action Plan to Advance Patient Safety: 4 Focus Areas

Improving safety has been a top priority at healthcare organizations across the country for the last two decades, but preventable harm is still an issue.
learn the recommended actions to advance patient safety

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