Congress on Healthcare Leadership 2015

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Session Handouts Available Now
March 2014

As a convenience for our attendees, we are pleased to offer you the 2014 Congress session handout materials for download. The ACHE 2014 Congress on Healthcare Leadership session handout materials are available to registered attendees only.

Visit the session handouts page here. You will need your username and password. You will have access only to the sessions for which you are registered until after Congress, when all documents open to all attendees.

Not all presenters have made their handouts available for posting on this site. Some handouts currently not available may be added closer to or after Congress. If you are an ACHE 2014 Congress on Healthcare Leadership attendee but cannot see the materials, please contact Abie Betts at (312) 424-9351 or

At Congress, hard copies of all handouts will also be available to registered attendees at the beginning of each session.

Enhance Your Congress Experience With the 2014 Congress App
March 2014

The 2014 Congress App is now available for download on Apple and Android devices. Visit to download either format or to access a mobile website version of the app on any Web browser.

The complimentary 2014 Congress App is loaded with features to enhance your Congress experience. Even if you are not yet registered for Congress, you can access event info, faculty bios, schedule and session details, maps, a Chicago guide and more.

Congress attendees have access to exclusive features, such as an attendee roster, digital versions of the session handouts and “Session Q&A”—the ability to submit a question to the presenters of certain sessions through the app. Just log in using your badge/order number as your username (you can retrieve your badge/order number at Your password is your last name with the first letter capitalized.

Get ready for Congress and download the app to your device today!

Why I Attend Congress
February 2014

There are hundreds of reasons to attend Congress. Watch the video below to see what keeps Mary T. Parra, FACHE, hospital performance improvement manager at the Camden Group, coming back year after year.

Take a Break at Congress and Make a Difference
February 2014

Congress is certainly a time to gain new knowledge, fresh ideas and potential solutions, but it's not a week of all work and no play—take a break from Congress sessions by participating in the annual Congress Fun Run or the volunteer event to make a difference with your colleagues.

The Fun Run is a three-mile run/walk along Chicago's scenic lakeshore at 5:45 a.m. on Wednesday, March 26. There is a $10 fee to participate with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Fisher Houseâ„¢. All participants will receive a souvenir T-shirt. To participate, you must register by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25.

Wednesday also offers you the opportunity to join your colleagues in painting colorful mural panels that will be donated to various hospitals and healthcare facilities. No experience is necessary. Please note that the amount of time you can give is totally up to you—just stop by the Columbus Foyer, Gold Level (East Tower) when you are free between 8:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. Registration is not required for this event.

The Hyatt Regency Chicago Has Sold Out
February 2014

The Hyatt Regency Chicago is now sold out. You should book your room at the ACHE rate at one of the remaining hotels while rooms are still available!

Check out the Congress Hotels Info page for more information.

Build Your Network at ACHE's 2014 Congress on Healthcare Leadership
January 2014

Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE, ACHE's President and CEO, invites you to attend Congress and connect with other healthcare leaders from around the world. For more information and to register, visit

Baldrige Boot Camp Returns
December 2013

The Baldrige Boot Camp, which is part of the Pre-Congress Activities, will demystify the Baldrige journey by introducing the criteria and their key questions for driving improvement in plain English. It will also reveal how organizations that have earned the award answered those questions.

Check out the Baldrige Boot Camp and other Pre-Congress events.

Customize Your Congress Schedule
December 2013

Customize your Congress schedule to your immediate needs! Search all Congress events by topic area or keyword.

Book Your Congress Hotel Early!
December 2013

ACHE offers a special rate at three area hotels, but the room blocks fill up fast. Reserve your room today to make sure you get the reduced rate.

Register for Congress Express
November 2013

Congress Express is an innovative way to experience many of the benefits and features of Congress at a reduced cost—Wednesday and Thursday only. Congress Express participants still enjoy Hot Topic sessions, a luncheon session and a networking reception, while earning up to 12 ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits.

Emerging Topics Announced
November 2013

For the 2014 Congress, ACHE purposely left a handful of numbered sessions open for late-breaking topics. We have now assigned all the Congress sessions.

View the Emerging Topics Seminars now! Topics include reducing costs, quality improvement and health exchanges.

Video on the 2014 Congress on Healthcare Leadership
November 2013

Learn about the 2014 Congress on Healthcare Leadership, March 24–27 in Chicago, in this video from ACHE's official YouTube Channel.

Change to Student Track Schedule
November 2013

Please note the following changes to the Congress student schedule:

  • “Leveraging Social Media, Branding and Marketing for Growth” will now be presented on Tuesday, March 25 at 2:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.
  • “The Courage To Lead: Developing Leaders To Meet Tomorrow's Challenges” will be presented on Tuesday, March 25 at 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

These updates have already been made to the online Congress registration.

Congress 2014 Registration Now Open
November 2013

Registration and lodging for ACHE's 2014 Congress on Healthcare Leadership are now open! At Congress, March 24–27 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, gain the knowledge and insight you need to lead in healthcare’s changing environment. Discover key approaches to providing greater access to care, increasing quality and affordability, integrating technologies, enhancing workforce strategies and more.

At, you can:

  • Register for Congress
  • Research hotel and travel information
  • Learn about Pre-Congress boot camps and seminars
  • Check out the all-star lineup of major speakers
  • Browse events and seminars using the digital brochure

Your full Congress brochure is in the mail. Why wait? Register early so you can have first pick of high-quality seminars and special programs, networking events and career development sessions.

Questions? Contact the ACHE Customer Service Center at, (312) 424-9400 or via Live Help (log-in required) on My ACHE during business hours, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time..

Congress 2014 Theme Announced
October 2013

The theme for the 2014 Congress on Healthcare Leadership is "Where Knowledge, Ideas and Solutions Connect."

Save the Date: Congress Registration and Hotels
October 2013

Mark your calendars! Congress registration and housing opens on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.

For more information, contact the ACHE Customer Service Center at (312) 424-9400 or