Allyssa Stevens Receives 2021 Regent Award for Early Careerist

The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) is pleased to announce that Allyssa Stevens, MHA has been awarded the 2021 ACHE MN Regent Award for Early Careerist Healthcare Executive.

Sally Buck Receives 2021 Regent Award for Senior-Level Executive

The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) is pleased to announce that Sally Buck, FACHE has been selected to receive the 2021 Minnesota Regent’s Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Award.

September 14, 2021 - Call for 2021 Regent Award Nominations

*Call for nominations of the 2021 Minnesota Regent Awards* This year we have two categories – Early Career Healthcare Executive Award, and Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Award. If you know an ACHE MN member who meets the criteria, please consider nominating them for an award! Criteria and nominating information can be found here:

September 9, 2021 - Message from the Regent

Read the latest message from ACHE MN Regent, Helen MIntyre, FACHE here…

August 5, 2021 - Connect With Your Peers

ACHE National is offering members three free online communities for physician executives, Asian healthcare leaders and LGBTQ healthcare leaders. The communities platform makes it easier than ever for peers to connect in real time, tackle issues together and ask important career-related questions. Members can participate in discussion threads, share resources and best practices, and crowdsource innovative ideas and solutions. Visit for directions on joining.

To join, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to
  2. Click the drop-down under your name, select “My ACHE” then scroll down under the header “Helpful Links” on the right-hand side, and click the last option, “My Communities.”
  3. Click the “Add” button to choose the online communities you wish to join. An MD or DO degree is required to join the Physician Executive Community.
  4. Watch your inbox for your welcome email and instructions to access your new community! The email will arrive within 24 hours.

We hope you will join these communities. If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or [email protected].  

May 25, 2021 - George Floyd Inaugural Remembrance

The Minnesota Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives acknowledges that today marks the one-year anniversary since the murder of George “Perry” Floyd in the city of Minneapolis. Over the last year, the spotlight on racial injustice in Minnesota has heightened healthcare leaders focus on health equity. We believe that healthcare organizations need to be at the forefront of working to actively remove barriers and access to care.  ACHE MN supports leaders and organizations in achieving greater equity and in so doing we encourage members and friends of ACHE MN to participate in events that will celebrate the life of George. See event links and details in the “Read More” section.

May 7, 2021 - Amanda Tufano, FACHE Appointed ACHE LGBTQ-C Chair

We would like to extend our congratulations to ACHE MN board member Amanda Tufano, FACHE, on her recent appointment to the national ACHE LGBTQ-C Chair position. Amanda is the first female to Chair the committee and we are thrilled that she is serving and representing ACHE’s ongoing commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in healthcare leadership.

May 4, 2021 - Kaia Yngve, FACHE Contributing Author Published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings

ACHE MN President-Elect, Kaia Yngve, FACHE was a contributing author in a recently published article in Mayo Clinic Proceedings

April 23, 2021 - Richard Priore, FACHE Published in Frontiers of Health Services Management

ACHE MN Board member, Rich Priore, FACHE was recently published in the Frontiers of Health Services Management journal…

April 15, 2021 - Kathy Zavaleta, FACHE Published in Journal of Healthcare Management

We are pleased to share with you ACHE MN president Kathy Zavaleta’s recently published article in the Journal of Healthcare Management…

March 10, 2021 - Chelsey Doepner Receives 2020 Regent Award for Early Careerist

The American College of Healthcare Executive (ACHE) Regents is pleased to announce that Chelsey Doepner, MBA, has been awarded the 2020 ACHE MN Regent Award for Early Career Healthcare Executive.

March 8, 2021 - Message from the ACHE MN President

The Congress of Healthcare Leaders is one of those ‘circle the date’ events. My favorite part of Congress has always been the Convocation of Fellows. Imagine, for a moment, the grand ballroom filled with excitement as the Convocation of the American College of Healthcare Executives gets underway.

March 10, 2021 - Richard Priore Receives 2020 Regent Award for Senior-Level Executive

The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) is pleased to announce that Richard Priore, ScD, MHA, FACHE has been selected to receive the 2020 Minnesota Regent’s Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Award.

February 15, 2021 - Our Deepest Condolences

On behalf of the ACHE MN Board of Directors we express our deepest condolences to the families and staff affected by the recent tragedy at the Allina Health Clinic in Buffalo, Minnesota. 

On, Tuesday, February 9, word of mass causalities at the clinic in Buffalo, Minnesota, came quickly.  Even before the reports in the media, ACHE members texted, called, or emailed each other.  Many of us have personal connections to colleagues and to the Buffalo community.