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The Missouri Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives

The Missouri Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (MO-ACHE) provides members with educational programs focused on cutting-edge topics relevant to healthcare professionals. In addition, MO-ACHE is devoted to the concepts of networking and collegiality among its members and provides executives with a unique opportunity for professional development. We are proud to be an independent chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

Our Mission

To advance healthcare management excellence by engaging, educating, and empowering our members

 

Our Vision

To be recognized as the premier healthcare professional leadership organization in the State of Missouri

 

Strategic Goals

Engage: engage our members in-person and virtually through recruitment and retention information and activities
Empower: empower our members by providing the support and tools needed for personal and professional advancement
Educate: educate our members in-person and virtually by offering meaningful education classes locally, within the state, and nationally

 

History

A group of St. Louis area health care executives incorporated as the Metro Health Care Executives of St. Louis in 1993. In October 1995 this organization was officially recognized by ACHE as a Health Executives Group (HEG). HEGs were local groups in major markets that were informally affiliated with ACHE for educational programs and networking events. In 2001 the ACHE Governance Task Force recommended chapter formation to increase member engagement and offer low-cost local continuing education programs. At that time there were 84 HEGs.

 

Chartering started in 2004 and St. Louis was an early adopter, submitting bylaws to ACHE in March of that year. By 2005 the original 80 HEGs franchised independent chapters. The corporation had been known by the acronyms MetroHEG, MHEG, MOHEG and is now, MO-ACHE. The 2016 Chapter Strategic Plan had a goal to rename the corporation to be more aligned with the positive image of ACHE and to reflect the statewide inclusive nature of the chapter. At the November 2016 Board of Directors meeting, the action was taken to rename the corporation effective February 1, 2017. The current corporate name, Missouri Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (MO-ACHE), is specified in Article I of the current bylaws.

 

Geography

The Missouri Chapter is subdivided by geographic area as shown and is managed by its own Local Programming Council (LPC). The LPC Chair, Vice-Chair, and members’ responsibilities are detailed in Chapter By-Laws. Regardless of where a member is located, they are welcome to attend any of the MO-ACHE meetings held throughout the state. There are five LPCs including St. Louis (STL LPC), Kansas City (KC LPC), Southeast Missouri (SEMO LPC), Central Missouri (Central MO LPC), and the Southwest Missouri (SWMO LPC).

 

The Bi-State Kansas City Local Program Council (BSKC LPC) was created to serve members in the states of Missouri and Kansas who live and/or work in the Kansas City metro area. The BSKC LPC was adopted by the Kansas Chapter on April 6, 2016 and the Missouri Chapter on March 28, 2016. It became effective on April 12, 2016. The Missouri Chapter KC LPC shall be a part of the BSKC LPC representing the State of Missouri. Additional history, roles and responsibilities are articulated in the BSKC LPC Charter.

STL LPC – Area identified in red – Area 1

KC LPC – area identified in dark blue – Area 2

Central MO LPC – area identified in light blue – Area 3

SEMO LPC – area identified in orange – Area 4

SWMO LPC – area identified in green – area 5

BSKC LPC – includes the following counties: Missouri – Buchanan, Platte, Clinton, Clay, Jackson, Cass, Bates, Ray, Lafayette, Johnson, Henry, Livingston, Carroll, Grundy, Mercer, Caldwell, Daviess, Harrison, DeKalb, Gentry, Worth, Andrew, and Nodaway
Kansas (not shown) – Douglas, Johnson, Leavenworth, Wyandotte, Atchison, Jefferson, Franklin, and Miami