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Executive Diversity Program
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Innovation and Ethics Programs
Scholarships Available for Executive Program

Executive Diversity Program

The Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program
The Foundation of ACHE has established the Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program to honor Tom's long-standing service to the profession of healthcare leadership and to further his pioneering commitment to achieving greater diversity among senior healthcare leaders.

The Executive Diversity Program is a once-in-a-career opportunity for talented individuals from underrepresented groups to acquire the essential knowledge and skills for senior healthcare leader roles. The year-long program will support a cohort of mid- and senior-level careerists who aspire to higher leadership roles and will provide specialized curriculum opportunities addressing barriers in career attainment and developing executive presence.

The Executive Diversity Program scholars will benefit from ongoing, one-on-one interaction with a specially selected mentor and participation in formal leadership education and career assessments. Scholars will receive full tuition to attend our premier educational offerings, including ACHE's Congress on Healthcare Leadership and Executive Programs. Self-awareness, critical leadership skills and confidence will prepare our scholars for their future roles.

Leadership Reports

The Leadership Report is a newsletter that provides updates on current and past educational opportunities made possible in part by the support of donations to the Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership.

Innovation and Ethics Programs

Fund Education Programs

"The Journey to Value-Based Care for Population Health: Sharing, Scaling and Replicating to Accelerate Results" was held Aug. 11, 2014, during a half-day session in conjunction with the Washington, D.C., Cluster. Keynote speaker Stephanie S. McCutcheon, FACHE, discussed the importance of innovative reform models that deliver exceptional results for organizations switching from integrated delivery to population health. McCutcheon shared the successful, value-based care journey and innovation/transformation models that accelerated change in four healthcare organizations focused on engaging their employees and communities in a culture of health. A panel of healthcare leaders also revealed best practices, challenges and critical success factors for population health management.

The next Innovations Program will be held Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, in Chicago. Healthcare management innovation is identified by the Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership as a key area of focus. By providing innovative learning opportunities on important trends and issues, the Fund strengthens the field of healthcare leadership.

"Ethical Leadership in Uncertain Times," took place Oct. 28, 2014, in conjunction with the Salt Lake City Cluster. The half-day session, led by Jack Gilbert, EdD, FACHE, focused on the challenges organizations face in upholding ethics and values every day, especially during this time of fundamental change and uncertainty. Gilbert shared practical ways healthcare leaders can address the ethical dilemmas they encounter on a daily basis. A group of healthcare leaders shared their experiences and participated as discussion leaders on a variety of topics related to ethics.

The next Ethics Program will be held Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, in New York. Healthcare management ethics is identified as a key area of focus of the Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership. In this regard, the Fund supports ACHE's long-standing commitment to promoting the highest standards of ethical conduct in the field.

Scholarships Available for Executive Programs
The Fund provides scholarships for ACHE's Senior Executive and Executive Programs. In multi-day sessions in June, August and October, the Senior Executive and Executive Programs equip the next generation of executives with essential management and operational skills to move into more senior leadership positions. Scholarships are designed for those whose organizations may lack the resources to fully fund their tuition. To date, the Fund for Innovation has provided 128 Executive and Senior Executive Program scholarships. Scholarships are underwritten in part by Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

Your Contributions Matter
Since its inception, the Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership has received donations from more than 2,000 contributors. You can learn more about the healthcare leaders who supported the Fund on our Contributors page.

The Fund is supported by voluntary contributions to the Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives. It is only through your support that we can develop programs and provide scholarships for our future leaders.

There are several ways to donate to the Foundation of ACHE’s Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership. Whichever way you choose, your donation can make all the difference, no matter the amount.

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Please contact Timothy R. Tlusty, vice president, Development, at (312) 424-9305 or, for more information.