Great Lakes Chapter 

of American College of 

HealthcareExecutives




  Providing

educational and networking opportunities 

for healthcare leaders in Western, Northern and Central Michigan.


An Independent Chapter of American Healthcare Executives                "For Leaders Who Care"

The Great Lakes Chapter was historically known as the West Michigan Healthcare Executives Group (WMHEG), which was established in 1988, with approximately 50 members. In March 2004, WMHEG was revitalized as a chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), based in Chicago. Also in 2004, ACHE affiliates in the Central and Northern portions of Michigan agreed to combine efforts as The Great Lakes Chapter.

Current chapter membership includes professionals working in a variety of settings, including hospitals, health plans, medical practices, consulting firms, pharmaceutical companies, nursing homes, universities, and other areas of the healthcare industry.

Leadership for the organization is provided through an advisory board with representatives from the Western, Northern and Central regions of Michigan.

We are pleased to serve the Great Lakes Chapter members. Please do not hesitate to contact us with your comments and suggestions.


Advance Your Career and Become an Board Member

of the Great Lakes Chapter of ACHE

By serving on your local ACHE Chapter Board, you will have an opportunity to advance healthcare leadership in our region through professional and educational programs, and networking activities.  We are currently seeking Chapter members interested in serving on the Chapter Board which meets approximately six times per year. The term is for a two-year period beginning January 1, 2018 and ending December 31, 2019.

Interested members wishing to submit their name for nomination or to nominate a fellow GLACHE Member should forward the attached Nominating Form to Barbara Goodspeed, GLACHE Secretary, by e-mail at Barbara.goodspeed@spectrumhealth.org no later than September 11, 2017.

To be eligible to seek election as a Director on the GLACHE Board, the GLACHE Member must:

  • Be a member of the chapter who has completed at least one year of GLACHE membership.

Please direct any questions or concerns to Barbara Goodspeed at (616) 490-8154 or Barbara.goodspeed@spectrumhealth.org Your input and consideration is appreciated. 

Download Nomination Form


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Contact Information PO Box 68013
Grand Rapids, MI 49516
P: 616.456.8013
F: 888.776.7457

E: GreatLakes@achemail.net
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