Great Lakes Chapter 

of American College of 



educational and networking opportunities 

for healthcare leaders in Western, Northern and Central Michigan.

Independent Chapter of the American College of 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.

Upcoming events


Be sure to designate Great Lakes Chapter as your Local Chapter

2019 Upcoming Events

Save the Dates

12  Face to Face Credits; also Executive Luncheons

  • April 25th (New Date) : “Future of Healthcare Financing” and “Population Health Management: Justice, Access & Financial Implications” at SVSU with HFMA
  • May or June: “Mindful Leadership: Leading with Heart and Mind” and “Managing for Morale” in EL
  • Sept: 12 credit education with MCACHE, topic and location TBD 
  • October: Topic related to behavioral health or opioid crisis, and networking event, in Kalamazoo
  • November: “Providing Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services” with Diversity Cmte at GLACHE Annual Meeting

Partner with HFMA, MCACHE and MSMS; ideally also with HIMSS and MHA

Please email if interested in helping

2019 Michigan and Northwest Ohio ACHE Chapter Reception

March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

2019 Michigan and Northwest Ohio ACHE Chapter Reception Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Bulldog Ale House

901 S. State St.

Chicago, IL 60605

P: 312-583-0333

Join us for an informal get together by stopping by or on your way to or from someplace else or stick around for the entire time!

Reception is for all members and guests of MCACHE, GLACHE and its associated HEN schools.

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

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