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ACHE of Upstate New York’s Cocktails & Conversations – Capital District

June 22, 2023

Black & Blue Steak and Crab - 1470 Western Ave Albany, NY 12203

Join us for a networking event at Black and Blue on Thursday, June 22 from 5-7pm to meet and collaborate with other ACHE members. Click here to RSVP by email!

ACHE of Upstate New York Networking Night – Central Region

April 24, 2023

Upstate Tavern at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino - Verona, NY

Join us at The Tavern at the Turning Stone Casino on Monday, April 24 between 5-7pm for an opportunity to meet and collaborate with other ACHE members. Click here to RSVP by email!

HCMACNY 2022 Annual Chapter Meeting

September 29, 2022

Embassy Suites – Destiny USA 311 Hiawatha Blvd. West Syracuse, NY 13204

Join your fellow healthcare executives at the Health Care Management Association of Central New York (HCMACNY) Annual Fall Conference on September 29th from 9:00 am-5:00 pm!


Rochester LPC Presents: Key State Health Legislative Issues Facing Leaders and Potential Responses

June 15, 2022

Virtual Event

Join us on Wednesday, June 15 at 7:30 AM for a virtual educational event on Key State Health Legislative Issues Facing Leaders and Potential Responses, with panelists Ann Marie Cook (President/CEO of Lifespan of Greater Rochester) and Wade Norwood (CEO of Common Ground Health).


Culture in the Workplace Presentation

June 07, 2022

Virtual Event

Join us on Tuesday, June 7 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM for a Culture in the Workplace presentation led by Dr. Dina Radeljas.


2021 ACHE Awards Recipients Announced

February 01, 2022

Annually, ACHE Regents have the privilege of awarding outstanding healthcare executives within their respective chapters that have the respect of ACHE, their peers, and the community.

For the Early Careerist Healthcare Executive Award, the recipient demonstrates a high level of leadership ability within the ACHE chapter as well as their organization. She has been pivotal in promoting events with the Rochester ACHE Local Program Council by bringing forward creative ideas and topics as well recently moving to the HCMACNY Board of Directors. Please congratulate the 2021 Early Career award recipient, Erin Lemcke-Berno.

The Senior-Level Healthcare Executive award is given to a senior level executive that has shown strong leadership, an openness to develop others in the healthcare profession, and demonstrates participation in ACHE activities with a goal of advancing the organization. This year’s recipient has participated on the HCMACNY Board of Directors, most notably with many years developing and leading the Education Committee, resulting in many of the successful events that HCMACNY has promoted over many years. This year’s recipient is Dr. Bertine McKenna, FACHE. Congratulations!

Mindfulness as a Wellness Modality Presentation

November 16, 2021

Virtual Event

Join us November 16 11:30 AM to 1 PM for a Mindfulness as a Wellness Modality presentation sponsored by UC’s Institute for the Study of Integrative Healthcare.

Mindfulness as a Wellness Modality - 11.16.2021

Compliance and Ethics Requirements for Skilled Nursing Facilities and Nursing Facilities

September 27, 2021 - October 04, 2021

The Health Care Management Association of Central NY (HCMACNY) – a Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives – will be offering an upcoming educational program on Compliance and Ethics Requirements for Skilled Nursing Facilities and Nursing Facilities. The program will consist of two one hour sessions, from 4:30 PM to 5:30, on Monday, September 27 and Monday, October 4. 
The goal of the program will be to inform SNFs and NHs of the federal compliance program requirements that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require in order for SNFs and NHs to participate in the Medicare program. A side-by-side comparison of the statutory requirements in the United States Code and the Federal regulations will be used to conduct a gap analysis of current SNF and NH compliance with these requirements.  The program will highlight the variances between the statute’s compliance program skeleton and the more detailed requirements in the regulations. 

The presenter will be Matthew D. Babcock, JD, FACHE. Matt has lectured extensively on compliance program requirements for healthcare providers and program integrity matters. He previously served as the Assistant Medicaid Inspector General overseeing the Bureau of Compliance at the NYS Office of the Medicaid Inspector General from its creation in 2010 until 2019.  As the Assistant Medicaid Inspector General, Matt developed OMIG’s compliance program assessment forms, guidance documents, and provided some 70 compliance related presentations across New York State. In addition, Matt has served in a number of management and legal roles for hospitals, nursing homes, and health insurers, and has also served as an adjunct professor of law teaching courses in Healthcare Finance Law and Managed Care Law. 

Annual HCMACNY Board Meeting and All-Day Educational Event

October 28, 2021

Virtual – This is an online event.

The Top 5: Not Going Back to Normal – Innovations in Supply Chain, and Operations

August 04, 2021

TOP 5 Innovations in Supply Chain
Melissa Boyles, Regional Supply Chain Director, WellSpan Health
Tammy Quigley, VP Shared Services West, Province of Ontario

TOP 5 Innovations in Operations
Mansoor Shahid, FACHE, EVP, COO, Mohawk Valley Health System

Event: No Cost

2021 Virtual Congress on Healthcare Leadership

March 22, 2021 - March 25, 2021

Registration Scholarship

This year HCMACNY is offering a scholarship to attend this event. If you are an HCMACNY member who is on the track to advance to Fellow and needs the education credits we encourage you to apply. Please submit your nomination by sending your resume and a no more than 500 word essay describing your Fellowship advancement plan and status to: All nominees will be reviewed by the Chapter Board and the selected candidate will receive reimbursement for one Congress registration. Any questions on the submission process may be directed to: Good luck!

Congress on Healthcare Leadership

March 22, 2021 - March 25, 2021

Virtual - This is an online event.

From March 22–25, join renowned thought leaders and other Fellows to:
Join a fireside chat with Anthony S. Fauci, MD, about the lasting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the important role our leaders play as we move forward.
Join Nathan Kaufman for “Surviving in the Post-COVID World: Just the Facts.”
Gain innovative solutions during the new Leadership Insight session.
Early bird registration pricing ends on Feb. 22.

Rochester LPC Presents: An In-Depth Discussion on COVID-19 & Supply Chain

December 16, 2020

This is an online event.

Join the Rochester LPC as we dive into lessons learned during the first wave of COVID-19 in Western New York. Senior executives from Rochester Regional Health, University of Rochester Medical Center, and Vizient will share insights during the virtual event, COVID-19: What We Learned: Supply Chain. To keep with social distancing restrictions, we will be holding this event virtually. We hope you are able to join us.


Health Care Management Association Central New York 2020 Fall Conference

September 10, 2020

This is an online event.

Join your fellow healthcare executives at the Health Care Management Association of Central New York Fall Conference.

Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 7:30am – 3:30pm EDT.

This virtual seminar provides an opportunity for healthcare executives and managers to build upon their healthcare knowledge. This year’s topic focuses on the impact of COVID-19 and our organizations’ and communities’ response.

Credits Pending

Early Bird Registration Until August 14th
  • Cost for ACHE Members: $200 ($175 with Early Bird Discount)
  • Cost for Non-ACHE Members: $250 ($225 with Early Bird Discount)

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Congratulations for 2 Accomplished HCMACNY Leaders

November 18, 2019

Please join us in congratulating two HCMACNY Chapter leaders who were recognized at the 2019 Annual Fall Conference in Geneva, NY.

Senior Career Healthcare Executive Award:
James Connolly, LFACHE

Early Career Healthcare Executive Award:
Matthew VanPelt, MBA

Rochester LPC

November 05, 2019 - November 05, 2019

Rochester Institute of Technology

Join us for an opportunity to learn more about ACHE & network at our first event as Local Program Council (LPC) of Health Care Management Association of Central New York. Our first topic of discussion will be Innovative Disruptors in Health Care: Who, What, Where and Why.

Special guest speaker: Aaron Burton, Senior Director, Engineering Technology Rochester Regional Health.

  • November 5, 2019
  • 5:30p-7:00p
  • Rochester Institute of Technology Joseph M. Lobozzo Alumni House
  • 232 Andrews Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623

This event is free to attend and 1-hour of ACHE Qualified Education Credit is pending. Light refreshments, as well as a cash bar, will also be available.


HCMA CNY 2019 Fall Conference

October 24, 2019

Geneva on the Lake 1001 Lochland Road Geneva, NY 14456

Panel Discussion: Diversity & Inclusion


  • Dr. Rodmon King
  • Margie Hodges Shaw
  • Sarah Berry, PhD
  • Lisa Y. Harris, MD

Program: How to Drive Improvement in Patient Satisfaction Scores

Guest Speakers:

  • Melissa Derleth
  • Marci Alexander

Panel Discussion: Reaching for the stars and beyond; delivering high quality healthcare in today’s fast paced setting


  • Adele Hodlin, RN, MS, CPHQ, PSLF
  • Linda McClarigan, MSHA, BSN, RN, NE-BC

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Call for Nominations

September 10, 2019

Health Care Management Association of Central New York (HCMACNY) is looking for new candidates to join the Board of Directors. Are you or someone you know interested in becoming active in local ACHE activities? We are seeking healthcare leaders from across HCMACNY’s 41 county region to consider taking the next step to serve in a leadership capacity to the Chapter members. If you have been a Chapter member for one year and would like to make a difference in advancing healthcare leaders in the art and science of leadership, I encourage you to consider joining our dynamic group.

Please direct nominations to Kenan Baldridge PhD, Chair Nominations Committee at:

Nancy Daoust, FACHE
Chapter President

Hello Future Healthcare Leaders!

September 10, 2019

Rochester Regional Health is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its 2020 Administrative Fellowship Program. Post graduate students earning degrees in the following programs: MBA, MHA/MHSA, MSN, PharmD, and MPH are encouraged to apply. Please click here to apply.

Board Member Recognition— John P. Galati

September 07, 2018

On behalf of the Chapter Board, I would like to recognize John P. Galati LFACHE as the recipient of the ACHE Distinguished Service Award for his long standing service to the HCMACNY chapter. Well-deserved John, thank you for your service and dedication.

Congratulations for two accomplished HCMACNY members

July 24, 2018

Congratulations for two accomplished HCMACNY members recently recognized at HANYS 50th Annual Membership Conference in Saratoga, NY.

Senior Career Healthcare Executive Award
Cindy Becker RN, MS, MBA, FACHE, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Highland Hospital, of UR Medicine.

Early Career Healthcare Executive Award
Jennifer Speicher MPA, Administrator Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, Upstate Medical University

Thank you for your leadership!