Chapter Management and Awards Program

 

The purpose of the ACHE Chapter Management and Awards Program is to ensure the delivery of high-quality services to ACHE members and other healthcare executives at the local level. ACHE designed this program to provide chapter performance incentives and acknowledge outstanding accomplishments based on objectively measured results.

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Award Performance Standards

What Are the Performance Standards?

To receive one of the 2019 Chapter Management Awards, fully chartered chapters must reach levels equal to or exceeding the following 2018 performance standards:

  • Education & Networking Performance
    This performance measure is a simple calculation of the indexed attendee hours which is the number of programming hours multiplied by the number of attendees for each event divided by total chapter membership at the beginning of the current year. *Chapters must provide at least 13.7 hours of chapter event programming per chapter member.
  • Net Membership Growth
    Net membership growth is measured by the percentage difference between the total number of ACHE affiliated chapter members in all membership categories at the beginning of the year and at the end of the year. *Chapters must have a net membership growth of 7.7 percent.
  • Level of Member Satisfaction
    Each chapter must have a top-ranking level of member satisfaction. *Chapters must receive 4.1 or higher on a 5-point scale in chapter member satisfaction.
  • Advancement of Eligible Members
    Advancement of eligible members is measured by the percentage of the eligible pool to advance to Fellow and pass the Board of Governors Exam each year. *Chapters must advance a percentage greater or equal to 70% of the members eligible to take and pass the Board of Governor’s exam at the beginning of the year.

The Education & Networking, Net Membership Growth and the Member Satisfaction performance standards are set annually by taking a three year average of performance (at the 90th percentile level) for each standard.

The 2019 Advancement of Eligible Members performance standard is based on the forecast that 70% of eligible members will advance to Fellow by taking and passing the Board of Governor’s exam in 2018.

There is no limit to how many chapters will be recognized each year.

*Performance standards change each year based on a three-year average of all chapters' performance at the 90th percentile level.

Award Levels

Upon submitting the required reports to ACHE, all fully chartered chapters will be eligible for one of the following awards:

Awards Criteria
Award of Chapter Merit Awarded to all chapters that meet one of the four performance standards.
Award of Chapter Distinction Awarded to all chapters that meet two of the four performance standards.
Award for Chapter Excellence Awarded to all chapters that meet three of the four performance standards.
Board of Governors Award Awarded to all chapters that meet all four of the performance standards.
Award for Sustained Chapter Performance Awarded to all chapters that meet at least one of the four performance standards for a continuous three years.
Award for Sustained Chapter Excellence Awarded to all chapters that continue to meet three out of four performance standards for a continuous four years.

Recognition

There is no limit on the number of chapters that can be recognized at any of the award levels. All fully chartered chapters that meet the criteria for any award level will be recognized.

ACHE recognition

For the Award for Sustained Excellence, Award for Sustained Performance, Award for Chapter Excellence, and the Board of Governors Award, the chapter president will receive an engraved plaque. For the Award of Chapter Distinction and the Award of Chapter Merit, the chapter president will receive a certificate. In addition, ACHE will announce the awards in press releases and publications.

Chapter recognition

Recognition items will be provided to the chapter president for presentation to chapter officers. The chapter also will receive a graphic for use on the chapter's stationery and website.