About ACHE

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.

View 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF), 2008 (PDF), 2007 (PDF) and 2006 (PDF) chapter award recipients.


Award Performance Standards

Education and 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.

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.

Level of Member Satisfaction

Membership satisfaction is measured on a 10-point scale based on the survey question: “Overall, how satisfied are you with your local chapter?”

Advancement of Eligible Members

Advancement of eligible members is measured by the percentage of the eligible pool who advance to Fellow or pass the Board of Governors Exam each year.

These performance standards are set annually by taking a three-year average of performance (at the 90th percentile level) for each standard.

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.