PatAhern_R.jpgHealthcare Executive Forum of Western New York (HEF) is hosting an event: A Conversation with an Executive: Patricia Ahern on Thursday, September 24, 2015, 5:30 PM -7:30 PM at the Buffalo General Medical Center, BG Solarium, 100 High Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

Patricia Ahern, RN, MBA, FACHE, is the Chief Executive Officer of Hospice Buffalo/The Center of Hospice & Palliative Care (CHPC). Ms. Ahern will share personal insights from her 30-year career in healthcare which includes end-of-life care, as well as acute care in hospital settings. CHPC provides medical care, emotional and spiritual support  to individuals with serious illness and their families. More than 400 patients a day receive care in their homes, in hospitals, at the inpatient unit on the Mitchell Campus in Cheektowaga, NY, and in more than 40 area nursing facilities. Hospice Buffalo is one of the nation’s largest hospice and palliative care organizations and the only Medicare-certified Hospice program in Erie County.

American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) awards will be announced and presented to local members. The event is free and open to the public.

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Healthcare Executive Forum of Western New York (HEF) is the local chapter of ACHE. As an independent chartered Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Sooner Healthcare Executives is authorized to award 1.0 hours of ACHE Qualified Education credit toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have it considered for ACHE Qualified Education credit should list their attendance when they apply to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.