ACHE of Iowa President Update

Welcome to Summer!

It’s difficult to believe that we’re nearly to the halfway mark of another year. ACHE of Iowa has been off to a strong start, offering a well-received panel session on patient experience in Des Moines in April and a networking event and pre-conference workshop in conjunction with the IHA Summer Leadership Forum. Our pre-conference workshop – planned at the request of our members – afforded attendees with 3 face-to-face credit hours and a fantastic presentation on breakthrough thinking.

We will have a busy fall as well with 1.5 hour panel session on implementing change successfully at the University of Iowa’s Healthcare Executive Symposium on September 29. We also hope to see you at IHA’s Annual Meeting in Des Moines for our annual breakfast, advancement to fellow session, and an afternoon education session that will provide 3 face-to-face credit hours – all on October 19. We’ll also pair up with the Nebraska chapter for an event and hope to offer a panel session in the Waterloo area this fall as well – watch for details.

Was advancing to fellow status on your personal goals list for 2016? It’s a great way to demonstrate your capabilities in and commitment to our field. Waverly Health Center CEO Jim Atty, FACHE, chairs our Membership Committee and is ready to answer your questions about advancement. Come see him at IHA’s Annual Meeting on October 19, or feel free to contact him any time at jatty@waverlyhealthcenter.org.

We look forward to seeing you at our events this fall.

Michelle Niermann, FACHE
President, ACHE of Iowa
Executive Vice President / COO, UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids


Read the ACHE Regent for Iowa, Dave Hickman’s, message to our members:


Read the previous ACHE of Iowa President Update here:
Spring 2016 President Update