Missouri Chapter

American College of Healthcare Executives

First Quarter Newsletter

March 16, 2023

President's Message

I hope all have had a very productive start to 2023. Our board members and volunteers have been working on exciting events for the year. We have also partnered with ACHE on our updated website - which just launched. We are so excited to get this upgrade completed! 

Please bookmark our new site https://mo-ache.ache.org/ to keep up to date with the chapter.  We think you will find it much more helpful and easy to navigate. And this gives us a much better venue for our sponsors. (We are always looking for future sponsors – reach out to our sponsorship committee for any leads!)

As we shift into Spring, be sure to take the time to refresh and connect with family and friends. And if you’re going to ACHE Congress in Chicago, send us a note. We’d love to see everyone at the Monday reception.




MO-ACHE's New Website is LIVE!

The Missouri Chapter of ACHE is thrilled to announce the launch of its new website, https://mo-ache.ache.org/. This site provides a refreshed design, improved navigation, mobile-friendly functionality, and much more. This website offers members a new way to engage with chapter activities along with our LinkedIn group. We encourage you to connect with us!

We would especially like to thank Randal Birkley and Steven Harris for all their help getting the new site launched! Thank you!


MO-ACHE Platinum Sponsors

Armanino is one of the top 25 largest independent accounting and business consulting firms in the United States. We are a nationwide leader serving companies and private individuals. Our goal is to be the most innovative and entrepreneurial firm that makes a positive impact on the lives of our clients and our people. Armanino has built our firm to support every stage of a company's growth. Healthcare is a strategic industry at Armanino and we are constantly looking at adding new solutions, technology innovations and specialized expertise that will help us advance our clients' business goals. We measure our success by how well our clients are doing. 


WashU Medicine is a global leader in academic medicine, including biomedical research, patient care and educational programs with 2,800 faculty. Its National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding portfolio is the third largest among U.S. medical schools, has grown 52% in the last six years, and, together with institutional investment, WashU Medicine commits well over $1 billion annually to basic and clinical research innovation and training. Its faculty practice is consistently within the top five in the country, with more than 1,800 faculty physicians practicing at 65 locations and who are also the medical staffs of Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals of BJC HealthCare. WashU Medicine has a storied history in MD/PhD training, recently dedicated $100 million to scholarships and curriculum renewal for its medical students, and is home to top-notch training programs in every medical subspecialty as well as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and audiology and communications sciences.

Click here to learn more about partnering with MO-ACHE.

Message from Your ACHE Regent

I hope everyone’s New Year is off to a great start! I wanted to take a moment and personally thank you for your dedication and perseverance over the past year, and as we start 2023. Despite the influences and challenges facing healthcare globally, YOU remain committed to our profession.


I am grateful to our Missouri Higher Education Network, and having completed all seven visits this past Fall. I am highly impressed with the graduate students that will be advancing in our profession in the near future.


ACHE is pleased to offer the annual Albert C. Dent and Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student Scholarships, which are awarded to outstanding students enrolled in health services administration graduate programs to help finance their education. Each scholarship is worth $5,000. Between the Dent and McGaw scholarships, ACHE awards up to 15 scholarships each year. If students are eligible for both, they may apply for both. Only students who are racially and/or ethnically diverse and/or identify as LGBTQ+ are eligible for the Dent Scholarship. The application period is January 3 – March 31. For more information, and to share with eligible students in your Regent area, you may visit ache.org/scholarships.


The ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership remains the premier event dedicated to advancing healthcare leadership excellence. ACHE is a member-driven organization, so your success as a leader committed to improving the health of your community is our bottom line. That is why Congress is designed around YOU, with an emphasis on transformational leadership. Register today: https://congress.ache.org/.

As I wrap up my term as your Regent, I want to thank you for your support and leadership during the most challenging time in our profession. It has been an honor, and I have thoroughly enjoyed serving with you as your Regent.


Ashley R. McClellan, FACHE

Regent for Missouri


Missouri Hospital Association Updates

CMS Correcting Errors in its CY 2023 Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Changes to Part B Payment and Coverage Policies


President FY 2024 Budget Released

https://www.mhanet.com/mhaimages/Issue Briefs/10 March 2023 President_s Budget.pdf


2023 Issue Briefs are available here: https://web.mhanet.com/media-library/2023-issue-briefs/


Matt Clausen, FACHE


Regional Vice President, Market Operations

Strive Health

Richard ("Ricky") Ogden, Jr., PharmD, MBA, BCPS, FACHE


Director of Ambulatory Care Children's Mercy Kansas City

Roma Bordewick, MBA, MHA


Director, Patient Support Services Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Loraine Uebele, MBA, FACHE


Director, Strategic Growth & Partner Operations Salesforce

W. Bryant McNally, J.D., MPH, FACHE

Vice President of Membership Services and Rural Initiatives Missouri Hospital Association

Shirley Gamble

Membership Chair

Shirley Gamble, MBA, FACHE Division Director of their Skilled Nursing Practice Bayada

Jim Brophy

Sponsorship Chair 


C-Suite Healthcare Innovations

Sobia Shahab

Communications Chair

Mgr. Business Operations

Dept. of Pathology & Immunology

Washington University School of Medicine

Mohammad Agha

Physicians Engagement

Medical Dir., Care Coordination

SSM Health

Andrew Lovewell

Programming Chair


Columbia Orthopaedic Group

Angela Lappin

St. Louis LPC Chair

Executive Director

Population Health Navigation 

Mercy Virtual

Dillon Falk

Central LPC Chair 

Department Administrator &

Manager of Clinical Operations Psychiatry

University of Missouri-Columbia   

Alexander Gill

Kansas City LPC Chair

Alexander Gill

Senior Director, Strategic Services

Children's Mercy Kansas City

Matthew Turner

Southwest LPC Chair

VP of Community Hospital Group


Alex Ogburn

Southeast LPC Chair

Vice President

Saint Francis Medical Partners & Health Plans

Saint Francis Healthcare System