Arizona Healthcare Executives

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AHE - The premier network for healthcare professionals in Arizona

An independent chapter of The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), an international professional society of 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations, AHE represents more than 800 professionals throughout the state  Our mission is to advance our members in healthcare leadership excellence by providing a professional community, offering relevant educational programs, networking events and career development opportunities.

In memoriam Danae Farrell, AHA President 2012

Danae's humor, intelligence and interest in others encouraged members to join and serve AHE. 

Let's take a moment to honor Danae as we grieve our loss.

Session 1

February 18, 18, 2019

Session 2

February 20, 21, 2019

Education Program January 17  2019

Fostering Inclusion of Patients and Employees with Disabilities

Banner Desert Medical Center 1400 S. Dobson Rd. Mesa, AZ

Saguaro Conference room located in the Rosati Education Center.

5:45 PM Registration opens  -  6:00 PM –7:30 PM Program

Leading a Successful Multi-generational Organization

The Line Up: Preston Allred, Associate Director at HonorHealth, Honor Health, Sheila Schmidt,   Vice President of Real Estate Development at Meridian, Evan Burks,  President, AB Staffing Solutions, Justin Bayless, CEO Bayless Healthcare

Hosted by Corgan

Early Careerist - GCU

Higher Education Network

The ACHE Higher Education Network ACHE is committed to supporting healthcare management programs, who nurture and teach the future leaders of our profession.

To assist your work as mentors of the next generations of healthcare managers, we have expanded support for student organizations through creation of the ACHE Higher Education Network. To be a participant in the ACHE Higher Education Network, your university/college must be at least regionally accredited, and offer an identifiable degree, major or concentration in healthcare management.


CEO Conference on Diversity and Inclusion

Women Healthcare Leaders of Arizona - Hosted by HonorHealth

Wendy Armendariz, Executive Director at Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health,Dr. Teresa Malcolm, Chief Medical Officer - Banner Estrella Medical Center, Rona Curphy, FACHE, CEO  Emeritus Banner Health Casa Grande

Women comprise nearly 80 percent of the healthcare workforce. Despite the significant presence of women in healthcare, only 18 percent of hospital CEO positions are held by women and only 4 percent serve as CEOs of other health care companies. We know that women bring a critical vantage point to the industry and according to one study, women comprise 25 percent of the leadership among the highest grossing hospitals and medical centers as compared to 18 percent for the industry as a whole. The discussion, moderated by Brigita Bilsens , included gender diversity in the C-suite as a catalyst to achieving strong business results.

AHE awards scholarships

Two students have been selected to receive $1000 scholarships for the coming semester, and AHE will be accepting applications for two additional scholarships to be awarded for the Spring semester 2019.

Oscar Mendez in the neuroscience program at the University of Arizona is studying toxoplasma infections in the mammalian brain. He is involved with outreach and peer mentor programs in which he is able to “give back to students like my younger self”.

Paulina Ramos, a Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience at the University of Arizona has decided to be a physician. She said that coming from the small, border town of Douglas, pursuing a career in medicine or science is not common. Her work includes molecular and cellular biology with and honors thesis  Fibronectin Enhances Carfilzomib Mediated Cell Death.

Congratulations to Oscar and Paulina on their progress in healthcare studies! It is a pleasure be able to support them.

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