• 2 Days, 23 Talks


    ACHE Congress

    March 26 - 29, 2018 in Chicago
        Hyatt Regency - Chicago, IL

Featured Speakers

2018 Congress

Mara Liasson

Political Analyst, Fox News / National Political Correspondent, NPR

Parker B. Francis Distinguished Lecturer; Partisan Politics and the Needs of the American People

As Republicans and Democrats continue to clash over healthcare policy, partisan politics is placing the healthcare of millions of Americans at risk and leaving hospitals and health systems struggling to keep pace with regulatory and legislative changes. One of the top national political analysts in America today and an award-winning journalist, Mara Liasson provides expert analysis of the current state of affairs in Washington. Well-known as a political contributor for Fox News for more than 20 years and a recognizable voice on National Public Radio, Liasson will provide her take on today’s political environment and its impact on the health and welfare of the American people.

David Blumenthal, MD

The Commonwealth Fund, President

Arthur C. Bachmeyer Memorial Address and Luncheon; We Can Provide Better Care at a Lower Cost

The U.S. healthcare delivery system is deeply challenged to provide better patient outcomes, but at the same time do it at lower costs. The key to success in delivery system reform is taking better care of the costliest and most complex patients—those who account for 5 percent of the population but 50 percent of all healthcare spending. Typically, these individuals have multiple conditions that are exacerbated by challenging social needs and a limited ability to care for themselves. Learn from the experience and insight of Dr. Blumenthal. He will share his perspective, drawing on the work of the Five Foundation Collaborative and its efforts to crack the code to improve efficiency and effectiveness of care at a lower cost to this population.

Peter J. Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM

Johns Hopkins, Senior Vice President / Director, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality

Malcolm T. MacEachern Memorial Lecture and Luncheon; Patient Safety Is Everyone’s Job

The safety and well-being of the patients we care for are top priorities for every member of the healthcare team—not just those at the bedside. During this session, Dr. Pronovost will share his insights on how to help improve patient safety. The author of the book, Safe Patients, Smart Hospitals: How One Doctor’s Checklist Can Help Us Change Health Care from the Inside Out, and myriad articles about patient safety and the measurement and evaluation of safety efforts, Dr. Pronovost will address barriers that still exist in reducing medical errors and optimizing patient safety and how the healthcare delivery team can ensure high-quality outcomes. This lecture is supported by the Alumni Association of the Graduate Program in Health Industry Management of Northwestern University

Bonnie St. John


Leon I. Gintzig Commemorative Lecture and Luncheon; Striving for Excellence Even When Conditions Are Less Than Ideal

Hailed as “one of the five most inspiring women in America” by NBC Nightly News, St. John will challenge attendees to question their own limitations while providing research-based tools and techniques to re-energize our lives to achieve peak performance. As a medal-winning Olympic skier with a physical disability, noted author, former White House official and successful businesswoman, St. John knows about facing challenges. Her remarkable success despite physical adversity taught her that the key to winning is not just bouncing back from obstacles, but doing it faster and more efficiently than your competitors. St. John’s dynamic messages guide audiences to find their individual paths to higher performance, greater productivity and overall success. She will share key examples from her extensive experience in healthcare, finance, insurance, pharmaceuticals and government that provide pertinent tools for positive action that contribute to personal and organizational success. This lecture is supported by the George Washington University Department of Health Services Management and Leadership Alumni Association.


Congress on Healthcare Leadership

Be inspired.

Benefit from cutting-edge professional development on the most current and relevant topics from the nation's most influential thought leaders.

Be part of the solution.

Gain practical solutions to contemporary challenges in healthcare management and delivery.

Be among the best and brightest.

Network with a global community of the best and brightest healthcare executives from across the continuum of care.


At a Glance

Day-1 March 26
7:00 AM
Speed Networking & First-Time Congress Attendees Orientation
8:00 AM
David A. Olson, FACHE

Chairman’s Remarks

10.00 AM
Mara Liasson

Fellows’ Forum 1

2:00 PM
David Blumenthal, MD

The Benchmarks® Workshop

Day-2 March 27
7:00 AM
AUPHA/ACHE Joint Breakfast
8:45 AM
Numbered Seminars

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10:45 AM
Gov. Michael O. Leavitt

CEO Circle

2:15 PM
Peter J. Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM

Quality and Process Improvement Power/Influence Assessment


Student Scholarship

ACHE of Greater Ohio would like to invite you, as a Masters (MHA or MHSA) student, to participate in our annual Congress Scholarship for 2018. This year the scholarship will include reimbursement up to $1,000.00 for expenses necessary to attend Congress. Reimbursement will occur upon providing receipt of these expenses.

ACHE of Greater Ohio is asking each applicant to answer a few questions regarding ACHE, and our local chapter, ACHE of Greater Ohio. We are also asking for you to make a commitment to reflect your student participation with the chapter. The response to these questions, along with each applicant resume, will be evaluated by the officers of the board of directors. Notification of awards will occur on Friday, March 2, 2017.

Applicants will be selected from Masters (MHA and MHSA) students attending The Ohio State University, Franklin University, Otterbein University, Ohio University, Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati.

  1. Your Resume
  2. Your commitment to attend one ACHE of Greater Ohio event prior to the end of the Spring Semester (chapter events are located on the chapter website, OhioACHE.org)
  3. Your completion of the following questions:
    • Why did you become a student member of ACHE, and what are your expectations of membership during your career?
    • What has been your experience with our local chapter, ACHE of Greater Ohio?
    • How will attendance at the 2018 Congress support your educational goals?
    • What recommendations do you have regarding chapter programming (type of event, topics for discussion, location for events) that would most interest you as a student?
    • Why should you be selected as a recipient of this scholarship?

Please email your application criteria and answers to the questions above to mholroyd@medspeed.com no later than Friday, February 23, 2018


Check out the Venue Information

Address: 151 E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: (312) 424-9400

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