Welcome to the ACHE of Northern Ohio (ACHENO), formerly the Healthcare Executives Association of Northern Ohio (HEANO).

ACHENO serves a 20 county area in Northeast Ohio with the mission to advance healthcare management excellence. We support healthcare professionals with relevant educational programs, professional networking opportunities and leadership development.

Upcoming Events

Talent Management for Bench Strength
Thursday, February 18, 2016
5:30-8:00 PM
(Click here to register)

University Hospitals Case Medical Center|
Wolstein Research Building
2103 Cornell Road
Cleveland, OH  44106

Talent management and succession planning are important to the successful operation of every organization. Together, they constitute a systematic process for preparing people to meet an organization’s needs for talent over time. They are designed to ensure the continued effective performance of an organization by developing employees at all levels, while paying particular attention to the identification and training of high-potential candidates for managerial or leadership positions.

Talent management and succession planning enable an organization to meet its needs for leadership by assessing the competencies required for key positions, nurturing and developing the talents needed to fill those positions, and implementing procedures and protocols for managerial and leadership replacement when it becomes necessary.


Dan Lewis
Chief Operating Officer
MetroHealth System

Tom Dewey
Vice President of Human Resources
Medical Mutual of Ohio

Elizabeth Klar
Director of Onboarding
Cleveland Clinic

ACHE Category I Credits


Past Events

ACHE of Northern Ohio invites you to
Dinner with Rebecca Starck, MD
Associate Medical Director of Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals
and Family Health Centers:

Thursday, January 21, 2016
6:00-8:00 PM
(click here to register)

Burntwood Tavern
12 Main Street
Westlake, OH  44145

Dr. Rebecca Starck, a board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist began her practice in the Cleveland area in 1999 practicing at St. John West Shore and Fairview hospitals. She became a member of the Cleveland Clinic staff in 2005, practicing at Avon Women’s Health. Dr. Starck was elected as the Chair of the Regional Department of OB/GYN for the Cleveland Clinic in 2010. In that role, she oversees operations, strategic planning, quality and management of approximately 85 OB/GYN physicians practicing throughout Northeast Ohio. She is the Associate Medical Director of Regional Hospitals and Family Health Centers as of 2014 and has recently been appointed President of the new Avon Hospital scheduled for opening in September, 2016. Dr. Starck is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a member of the Cleveland OB Society and she serves on the Board of Trustees for the Community Physician Partnership. Dr. Starck is a member on the Fairview OB department medical executive committee and is actively involved in quality improvements and opportunities to provide affordable health care for women throughout Northeast Ohio.

Dr. Starck completed her undergraduate work at the University of Michigan and earned her medical degree at the University of Michigan Medical School. She did her internship and residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan.

Managing Ethical Challenges in Healthcare Leadership

March 21, 2013, 5:30-8:00 pm, Parma Community Hospital

Ethical challenges arise in all aspects of healthcare and service, from the bedside to the boardroom. Hospital leaders and boards set the ethical compass of the organization by making decisions about priorities, policies and resource allocation as they determine the best ways to meet the needs of their communities, while respecting their staff and the populations they serve. Understanding the expanding paradigm of planning, creating and maintaining an ethical healthcare organization is crucial to help identify strategies for implementing initiatives within your own organization. These initiatives go well beyond the bioethics programs in place at most hospitals.  Establishing and maintaining compliance, integrity, utilization, transparency, conflict of interest programs are priorities in today’s healthcare environment. Please join ACHE of Northern Ohio for a robust discussion of ethical challenges in healthcare leadership and real world strategies for developing and maintaining these programs.

Donald Sinko, CPA
Chief Integrity Officer
Cleveland Clinic

Mark P. Aulisio, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Bioethics
Case Western Reserve University
Director of the Center of Biomedical Ethics of the
MetroHealth System

Anthony Warmuth, MPA, FACHE, CPHQ, CPPS
Administrator, Office of Quality
Cleveland Clinic

Building the Hospital of Tomorrow: Rehabilitate, Renovate or Replace

February 21, 2013, 5:30 to 8 p.m, Hillcrest Hospital

This program will focus on strategic decision making for space use, renovation, repurposing and expansion as well as technical considerations for these kinds of projects.

Flexible and effective use of inpatient and ambulatory spaces in an evolving healthcare market is a challenge for healthcare leaders. In today’s competitive marketplace, significant capital expenditure decisions can make or break a healthcare organization and the career of the executive tasked with making such decisions or executing on them.

After years of relative dormancy, the healthcare construction boom continues throughout the U.S. for a variety of reasons, many of which impact both small community hospitals and large urban health systems alike. Additionally, competition and patient demand move organizations to incorporate the latest advances in care delivery, medical technology, new building codes, patient safety and healing design elements to enhance the patient experience through the surrounding environment.

The program will be hosted at Hillcrest Hospital and will feature a panel of healthcare leaders and content experts sharing their experience and expertise in this field including:

Terri Barber
Vice President Support Services/ CIO at Southwest
Southwest General Hospital

Larry Fischer
Perspectus Architecture

Joseph Strauss
Director of Planning and Design
Cleveland Clinic

Grace Wakulchik
Chief Operating Officer
Akron Children’s Hospital

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