The purpose of the ACHE Chapter Management and Awards Program is to ensure the delivery of high-quality services to ACHE members and other healthcare executives at the local level. ACHE designed this program to provide chapter performance incentives and acknowledge outstanding accomplishments based on objectively measured results.
Award Performance Standards
To receive one of the 2024 Chapter Management Awards, fully chartered chapters must reach levels equal to or exceeding the following 2023 performance standards:
- Education & Networking Performance
This performance measure is a simple calculation of the indexed attendee hours which is the number of programming hours multiplied by the number of attendees for each event divided by total chapter membership at the beginning of the current year.
*Chapters must provide at least 8.4 hours of chapter event programming per chapter member.
- Net Membership Growth
Net membership growth is measured by the percentage difference between the total number of ACHE-affiliated chapter members in all membership categories at the beginning of the year and at the end of the year.
*Chapters must have a net membership growth of 6.2 percent.
- Level of Member Satisfaction
Each chapter must have a top-ranking level of member satisfaction.
*Chapters must receive 4.2 or higher on a 5-point scale in chapter member satisfaction.
- Advancement of Eligible Members
Advancement of eligible members is measured by the percentage of the eligible pool to advance to Fellow and pass the Board of Governors Exam each year.
*Chapters must advance a percentage greater or equal to 9.3 percent of the chapter members eligible to advance at the beginning of the year.
*Performance standards change each year based on a three-year average of all chapters' performance at the 90th percentile level.
There is no limit to how many chapters will be recognized each year.
For the Award for Sustained Excellence, Award for Sustained Performance, Award for Chapter Excellence, and the Board of Governors Award, the chapter president will receive an engraved plaque. For the Award of Chapter Distinction and the Award of Chapter Merit, the chapter president will receive a certificate. In addition, ACHE will announce the awards in press releases and publications.
Recognition items will be provided to the chapter president for presentation to chapter officers. The chapter also will receive a graphic for use on the chapter's stationery and website.
Chapter Award Recipients
Upon submitting the required reports to ACHE, all fully chartered chapters will be eligible for one of the following awards:
|Award of Chapter Merit||Awarded to all chapters that meet one of the four performance standards.|
|Award of Chapter Distinction||Awarded to all chapters that meet two of the four performance standards.|
|Award for Chapter Excellence||Awarded to all chapters that meet three of the four performance standards.|
|Board of Governors Award||Awarded to all chapters that meet all four of the performance standards.|
|Award for Sustained Chapter Performance||Awarded to all chapters that meet at least one of the four performance standards for a continuous three years.|
|Award for Sustained Chapter Excellence||Awarded to all chapters that continue to meet three out of four performance standards for a continuous four years.