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Special Events


Modern Healthcare Health Care Hall of Fame

Reception and Dinner
Reception: Sunday, March 22, 6:00—7:00 p.m.
Award Presentation and Dinner: Sunday, March 22, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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In 1988, Modern Healthcare created the Health Care Hall of Fame to honor individuals who have made significant, lifelong contributions to the healthcare field. On March 3, 2019, Modern Healthcare, in conjunction with the American College of Healthcare Executives, will honor the 2019 inductees at a dinner at the Hilton Chicago. The presentation of awards will immediately precede dinner. Plaques honoring the inductees will be placed in the permanent Hall of Fame display at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia.

All Congress participants are invited to attend the Hall of Fame dinner. Tickets are $195 per person; tables of 10 can be purchased for $1,950 per table. A portion of the proceeds will support the scholarship fund of the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity. Business attire is required.

Contact ACHE at (312) 424-9368 or shernandez@ache.org for more information.


Volunteer and Make a Difference During Congress

Take a break from educational sessions and join your colleagues for some rewarding, hands-on volunteer service. Stop by any time


Nominating Committee Meeting Open Session

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2:45 p.m.

At this open session, ACHE’s Nominating Committee will conduct an orientation for potential candidates regarding the nominating process. Immediately following the orientation, an open forum will be provided for ACHE members to present and discuss their views of the ACHE leadership needs.


Annual Fun Run/Walk

Wednesday, March 25
Run/Walk: 6:00 – 7:30 a.m.

Participate in this annual three-mile Fun Run/Walk, which snakes along Chicago’s scenic lakeshore. This event is open to all, and souvenir T-shirts and continental breakfast await participants upon their return. There is a $10 fee to participate and 100 percent of that fee will go to the Fisher House, a “home away from home” for families of patients receiving care at military and VA medical centers. The 76 Fisher Houses enable family members to be close to loved ones during a most stressful time.

The FunRun/Walk kicks off promptly at 6:00 AM, so please come several minutes prior to complete a waiver and pick up a runners’ bib.


Richard J. Stull Student Essay Competition in Healthcare Management: Finalists’ Presentations

  • Wednesday, March 25, 8:45 – 10:15 a.m.

Each year, ACHE Student Associates have the opportunity to participate in the Richard J. Stull Student Essay Competition in Healthcare Management. At this special event, all Congress attendees are invited to hear the graduate and undergraduate finalists present their winning essays. Awards for the competition will be distributed at the Wednesday Leon I. Gintzig Commemorative Lecture and Luncheon.