Awards

ACHE 2020 Chapter Awards

The THEF Chapter of the ACHE was awarded the 2020 ACHE Award for Chapter Excellence in recognition of our achievement in meeting the following ACHE performance standards during the 2019 calendar year:

 

Performance Standard

THEF Achievement

Advancement of Eligible Members

7%

7%

Level of Member Satisfaction

4.1 on a 5-point scale

4.6 (highest rating nationally)

Education & Networking Performance

16.1 hours of chapter programming per member

35.8

 

The award will be accepted by THEF President, Swati Bhardwaj, FACHE during the Malcolm T. MacEachern Memorial Lecture and Luncheon at the ACHE 2020 Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago, IL on March 24, 2020.

This is the third year in a row that THEF has earned an ACHE Chapter Award, having earned the Award for Chapter Excellence in 2019 and Award of Chapter Merit in 2018.

To learn more about the ACHE Chapter Awards Program, click here.


 

ACHE 2020 Member Awards

Each year, ACHE Regents nationwide recognize ACHE members in their Regent jurisdiction who have made significant contributions to the advancement of healthcare management excellence, and the achievement of ACHE’s goals. THEF is proud to recognize the following THEF chapter leaders as recipients of 2020 ACHE NC Regent awards.

Left - Paul Crews, FACHE, Senior Healthcare Executive Award Recipient; Right - Brian Canfield, FACHE, NC Regent

Paul Crews, FACHE currently serves as Health System Director / CEO for the Durham VA Health Care System. He has been an ACHE member since September of 1998. Paul has been assigned to the THEF chapter service region since December 2018, and our most active senior leader chapter member of 2019. His level of engagement far exceeds the engagement we’ve seen from senior leaders in the THEF chapter service region in the past several years, and is an example for other senior leaders to follow.

Paul’s contributions to ACHE chapter service in 2019 include:

  • Discussion Leader: ‘Breakfast with the C-Suite’ Roundtable Discussion, February 2019

  • Mentor, THEF 2019 Mentorship Program, April-October 2019

  • Mock Interviewer, THEF’s 2019 Interviewing, Resume & Networking Workshop for Students, September 2019

  • Contributing writer to the THEF THRIVE Q3 2019 Quarterly Newsletter, co-authoring a piece on High Reliability Organizations, Fall 2019

Paul is also a frequent supporter and participant of THEF’s networking and educational programs.

Left - Heather Jacobson, Early Career Healthcare Executive Award Recipient; Right - Brian Canfield, FACHE, NC Regent

Heather Jacobson currently serves as a Senior Planning and Strategic Services Analyst for the Duke Population Health Management Office/Duke Connected Care. She began her affiliation with ACHE as a Student Associate, and has been an active full ACHE member since March 2012. Heather has been assigned to the THEF chapter service region since March of 2013.

Heather’s contributions to ACHE chapter service include:

  • 2016 Education Co-Chair, Triangle Healthcare Executives’ Forum of NC

  • 2017 President, Triangle Healthcare Executives’ Forum of NC

  • Moderator: MACRA Panel Discussion, 4th Annual Transformative Care Summit (2017), Triangle Healthcare Executives’ Forum

  • 2018 Immediate Past President, Triangle Healthcare Executives’ Forum of NC

  • 2019 Member at Large Triangle Healthcare Executives’ Forum of NC

  • Recurring Chair for the ad hoc Evaluation Committee overseeing the annual THEF Student Scholarship Program

Left - Heather Wargo, FACHE, Regent Award for Exceptional Leadership; Right - Brian Canfield, FACHE, NC Regent

Heather Wargo currently serves as a Senior Client Program Manager at Lumeris, Inc. She joined ACHE in 2013, earned the FACHE credential in 2016, and has been an active member of 3 ACHE chapters. Heather has been assigned to, and a Board Member of, the THEF chapter since 2017. Her contributions to ACHE include:

Chapter Level Service in NC:

  • 2020 Immediate Past President, Triangle Healthcare Executives’ Forum of NC

  • 2019 President, Triangle Healthcare Executives’ Forum of NC

  • 2018 President-Elect, Triangle Healthcare Executives’ Forum of NC

  • 2017 Advancement Committee Chair, Triangle Healthcare Executives’ Forum of NC

  • 2017-2018 Education Committee Member, Triangle Healthcare Executives’ Forum of NC

National Service:

  • 2018 & 2019 Chapter Leaders Conference Speaker

  • 2018 Stull Essay Competition Evaluator

Since joining the THEF chapter in 2017, Heather has also worked diligently to foster cross-chapter collaboration in NC, including leading roles in establishing partnerships with the Greater Charlotte Healthcare Executives Group (GCHEG) to deliver both face-to-face and web-based Board of Governors Exam Review Courses, and chairing the 2019 and 2020 ad hoc planning committees (inclusive of all 4 NC ACHE chapters) to deliver the annual ACHE Pre-Conference to the North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA) Winter Meeting. She has driven the THEF chapter to earn ACHE Chapter Performance Awards for 3 consecutive years - 2018, 2019 and 2020.


 

ACHE 2019 Chapter Awards

The THEF Chapter of the ACHE was awarded the 2019 ACHE Award of Chapter Excellence in recognition of our achievement in meeting the following ACHE performance standards during the 2018 calendar year:

 

Performance Standard

THEF Achievement

Net Membership Growth

7.7%

9.4%

Level of Member Satisfaction

4.1 on a 5-point scale

4.1

Education & Networking Performance

13.7 hours of chapter programming per member

14.1

 

The award was accepted by THEF President, Heather Wargo, FACHE during the Malcolm T. MacEachern Memorial Lecture and Luncheon at the ACHE 2019 Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago, IL on March 5, 2019.

This is the second year in a row that THEF has earned an ACHE Chapter Award, having earned the Award of Chapter Merit in 2018.

To learn more about the ACHE Chapter Awards Program, click here.


 

ACHE 2019 Member Awards

Each year, ACHE Regents select Senior-Level Healthcare Executives and Early Career Healthcare Executives to receive the ACHE Regent’s Award. Regent’s Awards recognize ACHE members who have made significant contributions to the advancement of healthcare management excellence and the achievement of ACHE’s goals.

THEF is proud to recognize Jonathan Forte, FACHE, Administrator (COO), Greenville VA Health Care Center and THEF 2019 Co-Director for the Eastern NC Healthcare Executives Group (ENCHEG) Local Program Council as one of the 2019 Early Career Healthcare Executives award recipients for the North Carolina Regent area.

Left - Jon Forte, FACHE, Award Recipient

Right - Brian Canfield, FACHE, NC Regent


 

ACHE 2018 Chapter Awards

The THEF Chapter of the ACHE was awarded a 2018 ACHE Award of Chapter Merit for ‘Advancement of Eligible Members’. This award was accepted by THEF President, Christa Johnston during the MacEachern Lecture and Luncheon at the ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago, IL on March 27, 2018.

Advancement of eligible members was measured by the percentage of the eligible pool to advance to Fellow and pass the Board of Governors Exam during 2017. To achieve this criteria for a 2018 award, greater than or equal to 9.1% of the Chapter’s members eligible to advance and/or take and pass the Board of Governor's exam at the beginning of the 2017 calendar year must have done so by the end of the year.

To learn more about the ACHE Chapter Awards Program, click here.


 

ACHE 2018 Member Awards

ACHE acknowledges and celebrates member volunteer commitments through the American College of Healthcare Executives Recognition Program.
 
The recognition program is based on a point system. Members earn points that build over time and progress through 3 award levels. Activities that award points include authoring, speaking, mentoring, and Board and Committee service to ACHE at the national and chapter levels. For more information on the recognition program, click here
 

THEF is pleased to announce that this year we have two chapter members who have earned a Recognition Award at the Service Award level.

  • Adrienne Lloyd, FACHE, Chief Administrative Officer for Ophthalmology at Duke University Health System. Adrienne has been an ACHE member since 1999, and is a Fellow of the ACHE. Her volunteer service to ACHE includes serving the THEF Board as the 2017 Education Committee Chair. 

  • Christa Johnston, FACHE, Outpatient Administrator for Cardiology at Duke Private Diagnostic Clinic, PLLC. Christa joined ACHE 20 years ago in 1998 and is a Fellow of the ACHE. Her volunteer service to ACHE includes 2018 Chapter President, preceded by President-Elect, and she has also held the positions of Secretary and Fellowship Advancement Chair.

 

Left - Adrienne Lloyd, FACHE

Right - Christa Johnston, FACHE