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.

2020 Upcoming Events

Save the Dates

Face to Face Credits; also Executive Luncheons

     Month Focus Subject Partnership Location
     Feb Diversity Equity of Care, Understanding Implicit Bias NAHSE Grand Rapids
     April Finance Future of Healthcare Financing.  Sustaining a Financially Vibrant Organization HFMA Flint or Saginaw
     May Community Health Improving the Health Status of our Community.  Public Health Forum  East Lansing
     Sept 12-Credit TBD MCACHE TBD
     Oct Well-being Sustainable Strategies to Support Resilience  TBD
     Nov Web 2.0 Health Care Executives and Web 2.0.  GLACHE Annual Meeting  TBD

    Please email Rashelle Ludolph if interested in helping.

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    Be sure to designate Great Lakes Chapter as your Local Chapter

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

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