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The American College of Healthcare Trustees is a professional association dedicated to promoting good governance and leadership in the healthcare sector by providing continuing education, resources, and networking to help healthcare leaders and trustees govern more effectively. The ACHT features ongoing events, including monthly Movie Nights, Member Zoom Meetings, an Annual Conference and more. Details can be found on our Event Calendar.

Hospitals, Private Practices, and all Medical Care Facilities are encouraged to join and nominate individuals for special recognition as Healthcare Leaders of the Year - 2021. The goal of this program is to recognize outstanding leaders in the healthcare industry who are focusing on patient care and doing that while caring for staff as well. We want to see #healthcarereform shaped by the leaders who are already on the front lines.

The American College of Healthcare Trustees is offering membership to participants, Physician Outlook Magazine will be featuring all nominees in a special January Edition and each participant will get a 12-month subscription to the Magazine. Ludlow Laser will be engraving the awards and Olderhood Group International will be interviewing a select few participants to feature on several Social Media Platforms. All participating businesses will have access to Verras’ Medical Value Index (MVITM) for 2021. Facilities can learn more online at facht.org or physicianoutlook.com.

Categories for nomination include Healthcare Board Member; Healthcare Executive; Healthcare Physician; Healthcare Residency Program Director; Healthcare Clerkship Director; Healthcare Nurse Leader; and Healthcare Front Line Nurse. Medical Facilities are able to sign up now and we will be accepting Nominations from October 1st through November 31st, 2021. Companies working to recognize Healthcare Leaders as a part of this program are Physician Outlook Magazine; The American College of Healthcare Trustees; Sentinel Consulting and Training LLC; Olderhood Productions International; Ludlow Laser Creations; and Verras.
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Healthcare Leader of the Year Program

Employer - Doctor Reception

Friday, October 29, 2021 in Clarksville, MD

For over a decade the American College of Healthcare Trustees has sought improvement in decision making, ethics, and leadership among professionals in the health market. This goal has led ACHT to support increased price transparency - and the entrepreneurs who manifest that improved market. We are pleased to share some of the footage from this event.


Countless practitioners lament their reliance on both employment in hospitals or reliance on insurance reimbursement to maintain their livelihood. Employers and individuals are stressed about insurance that costs too much and handcuffs choices via networks that exclude the best doctors. Plenty of Thought Leaders - and entrepreneurs - have promoted price competition as a way to restore the doctor-patient relationship, and our guest speakers will provide a path forward for attendees who would like to upgrade health plan quality while saving money and reducing red tape.


Speakers include:

  • Jawad Arshad, emergency physician, and creator of the ASCEND technology award-winning WoW cash appointments app - taking the surprise out of billing and the hassle out of patient interactions
  • Kelly Webb, marketing director for Exclusive Surgeries Solutions, offering workers concierge access to 2,500 vetted surgeons, offering surgeons immediate payment, and assuring employers one, bundled price
  • Cristin Dickerson, MD, whose 1,400 Green Imaging centers offer true, market-based pricing while boosting quality


Attending also will be benefits experts, including Charles Frohman of the Forbes-featured health plan upgrade for employers and individuals; and Carl Schuessler, a leading benefits advisor using direct contracting to give CEOs the unthinkable - annual cost savings with ever happier employees, Jodi Lyons of Senior Sherpa, and Dr. Marlene Wust-Smith of Physician Outlook Magazine.


If you want to know what the future will bring, this is your sneak peek to our future.


We are working on where we will hold our next event and will announce it in January 2022. We look forward to seeing you there.


Very truly yours,

David Levien, MD,MBA,FACS

President and CEO - American College of Healthcare Trustees


We encourage our members to voice their opinions in the medical world! Whether it is submitting an article for publication on Physician Outlook Magazine, joining us on our monthly Movie Nights, Interacting on our Blogs, or taking and building online courses to share, ACHT is here to help you grow.


Our newest project is the "Healthcare Leader of the Year" Awards. With the help of Olderhood Productions International and Physician Outlook Magazine, we are looking to recognize healthcare leaders in various categories who have made a difference in the world of medicine in 2021. If your medical organization is interested in participating, CLICK HERE to learn more. Member Facilities can nominate up to 7 individuals in various categories of leadership. One winner in each category will be announced. Winners and Nominees will be featured in a special edition of Physician Outlook Magazine and receive plaques to display in their home offices. Selected individuals will also be recognized through video with interviews with Olderhood Productions International.

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Physicians Outlook magazine and
the Olderhood Group.

Beta Testing Now Open!


In order to bring about a better education platform for busy medical professionals the ACHT is working with industry experts to design a gamification system that will not only be fun, but will also provide necessary learning modules. We are in our beta testing phase, and invite you to join with us in testing. There is no charge at this time to test with us, we just ask that as you complete courses, you finish the surveys at the end and let us know how you like them.

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