Category Archives: Announcements

Call for Nominations to ACHE Canada Board Extended to Dec 15, 2017

All Canadian Chapter of ACHE members who wish to run for election are invited to submit a Letter of Intent to Danielle Swerhone, Regent & Chair Nominations Committee, by 5 pm MST, December 15, 2017.

Elections will be held in the following jurisdictions:
• Ontario – 2 positions
• PEI/NB/NS/NFLD & Labrador – 1 position
• MB/SK/NWT/YK/Nunavut – 1 position
• Quebec – 1 position
• Alberta – 1 position

Key Dates
• November 16, 2017 – Nominations Open
• December 15, 2017, 1700 hours (MST) – Nominations Close
• January 4 – 20, 2018 – Elections
• March 5, 2018 – Term for Elected Directors begins

To download Letter of Intent, click here.

ACHE Canada Annual Business Meeting, March 8, 2018

The annual business meeting of the Canadian Chapter will be held by teleconference on Thursday March 8, 2018, beginning at 0900 Pacific/1000 Mountain/1100 Central/1200 Eastern/1300 Atlantic/1330 Newfoundland time. Call details will be provided closer to the meeting date.

The purpose of the Business Meeting will be to review the annual activities of the Canadian Chapter and present the slate of Officers and Committee Chairs for 2018-2019. The following vacancies will be filled in 2018:
• Ontario – 2 positions
• PEI/NB/NS/NFLD & Labrador – 1 position
• MB/SK/NWT/YK/Nunavut – 1 position
• Quebec – 1 position
• Alberta – 1 position

If you are interested in serving on a Canadian Chapter committee or board, please submit a Letter of Intent to Danielle Swerhone, by 5 pm MST, December 15, 2017.

Please note:
• All incumbents are eligible for re-election
• Interested individuals must be Members, Fellows or Life Fellows in good standing with ACHE to be eligible for nomination.
• Individuals may self-nominate or be nominated by any Affiliate of the Canadian Chapter of ACHE
• Individuals must be working in the jurisdiction in which they are seeking nomination
• Directors will be elected by the Chapter Affiliates working in the respective jurisdictions.
• Affiliates are assigned to a jurisdiction based on their business address. Affiliates who are uncertain about their membership status, jurisdiction or would like additional information about the responsibilities of a Director may contact Danielle Swerhone, Chair, Nominations Committee, Canadian Chapter of ACHE at
• New Directors will each serve a two-year term on the Chapter Board of Directors beginning 5 March 2018

American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Canada Regent’s Breakfast

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Room 705, MTCC, South Building

Keynote presentation by David Olson, Chairman-Elect 2017-2018 American College of Healthcare Executives

ACHE Members – $40.00
Non-Members – $46.00
Student ACHE Members – $30.00

Registration deadline is Friday, October 20, 2017. Please return the registration form below along with confirmation of payment prior to the deadline. To download form click here .

For more information, please contact Danielle Swerhone at or 403-209-2344.


Join the Canadian Chapter on Friday, September 22, 2017, 8 AM to 12 noon EDT, at The Change Foundation, Suite 2501, 200 Front Street West in Toronto for an information-packed education session. Directions

8:00 – 8:30 am Networking and Breakfast

8:30 – 10:00 am Applying Lean, Six Sigma and Blue Ocean Thinking to Your Reform Strategy

Sandra Ketchen, Senior Vice President of Operation, St. Elizabeth Healthcare
Glen Gale, Regional Vice President-Medical Imaging, IBM Company

Developing a culture of continuous improvement in health care setting allows healthcare leaders to reform the functions and systems of their care environment to attain performance improvement (PI) and respond effectively to changes in the healthcare landscape. This session will assist participants in establishing baseline understanding of contemporary methods in PI. The presenters will share their experiences and discuss criteria used to choose performance improvement methods, applications of various methods and results of their use.

10:00 – 10:30 am Coffee Break and Networking

10:30 am – 12:00 pm Driving Accountability and Transformational Change: The Secret Weapon in a Value-Based World

Kate Wilkinson, Vice President- Quality and Clinical Programs, Sinai Health System
Raj Sewda, Vice President- Patient Care, Chief Nursing Executive and Chief Privacy Officer, Runnymede Healthcare Centre

Value based care is an emerging concept adopted by many healthcare organizations to promote clinical efficiency, control rising health care costs, and ensure patients receive the right care at the right time. However, many healthcare leaders are fearful to self-initiate the level of care required to succeed in an era in which innovation and speed of change must become their ultimate competitive advantage. This session assists participants in understanding evolution of healthcare organizations from a volume-based world to a value-based world. It offers participants insight on limits of contemporary methods to successfully attain the required level of transformational change and the characteristics of a top performer.

12 Noon Adjournment

This program has been developed and is presented locally by the Canadian Chapter of ACHE. The American College of Healthcare Executives has awarded 3.0 ACHE Face-to-Face Education Credits to this program.

Registration is $53.60. To register click here.

If you have questions, please contact Frederick Go on behalf of the Programs Committee-ACHE Canadian Chapter.

ACHE’s 2018 Congress on Healthcare Leadership

Mark Your Calendar Now!

Convene at the 2018 Congress on Healthcare Leadership, March 26-29, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, and benefit from endless possibilities and countless opportunities to collaborate and “think outside of the box.”

Convene at Congress to:

  • Access more than 150 cutting-edge professional development sessions
  • Network with more than 4,200 peers and colleagues from around the globe
  • Learn innovative solutions from the nation’s top thought leaders
  • Tap into the latest tools and techniques designed to enhance your career

Here are just a few of the important topics that will be presented at Congress:

  • Keeping patients safer
  • Understanding your options under MACRA
  • Healthcare’s response to violence
  • Developing physician leaders
  • Overcoming the social determinants of poor health
  • Cultivating and delivering innovation
  • And many, many more!

For more information click here.

Letter of Intent