The Student Chapter of ACHE

Mission, Vision, & Values


Scranton's ACHE Student Chapter is an independent organization serving the graduate student's within The University of Scranton's Health Administration Master's program.  Our mission is to meet the student's needs for professional development, leadership growth, and educational advancement; to promote involvement with ACHE, and to sustain and improve the continued excellence of the graduate program.  


To be the premier source for outstanding health administrators and committed to professional development, continuing education, and improving the healthcare industry.  


As members of ACHE and The University of Scranton's Master of Health Administration program, we are committed to the values of ACHE and The University of Scranton's Master of Health Administration Program:

ACHE Values:

Integrity - We advocate and emulate high ethical conduct in all we do.

Lifelong Learning - We recognize lifelong learning is essential to our ability to innovate and continually improve ourselves, our organizations and our profession.

Leadership - We lead through example and mentoring, and recognize caring must be a cornerstone of our professional interactions. 

Diversity - We advocate inclusion and embrace the differences of those with whom we work and the communities we serve.  

The University of Scranton's Master of Health Administration Program Values: 

Respect for the dignity of each individual.

Student-centered education.

Continual personal and professional growth and development.

Diversity in the educational community.

Theory and practice.

Openness to change and innovation.

Continuous quality improvement.

Effective relationships with all stakeholders.

Collegiality and team work. 

The Executive Board



Twitter - @ScrantonACHE

Instagram - @Scranton_ACHE

2016-2017 ACHE Student Chapter Business Plan

The 23rd Annual Healthcare Symposium

The University of Scranton Master of Health Administration program, a participant in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Higher Education Network, hosted it's 23rd Annual Healthcare Symposium on Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 5:00-8:00pm. The purpose of the 23rd Annual Healthcare Symposium wss to promote closer relationships with the regional community of healthcare professionals, students, and consumers while providing continuing education for professional development. This year's symposium wass titled, "Population Health Management: Justice, Access, and Financial Implications."

This program has been developed and is presented locally by University of Scranton ACHE Student Chapter. The American College of Healthcare Executives has awarded 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face Education Credits to this program.



John P. Wiercinski, MHA, FACHE - Faculty Specialist, The University of Scranton


Cornelius Catena - Chief Executive Officer, Wilkes Barre General and Commonwealth Health

Christina Lewis, RN, BSN, MPH, CCP, FACHE - Executive Director, St. Luke's Care, LLC

Robert J. Motley, MD, MHCDS - Chair, Department of Community Health, Lehigh Valley Health Network

Student Activities

Welcome Back Mixer

Typcially the first event of the year, current first and second year students meet at a local restaurant to socialize, make new friends, and meet everyone in their program. In 2018, the ACHE Student Chapter introduced a scavenger hunt leading up to the mixer to create a team building exercise and better meet new students.

Annual Bowling Tournament

This event brings current first and second year MHA students together for a competitive game of bowling. This event is also great for socializing and meeting other students. 

Residency Panel

Every year, the ACHE Student Chapter asks 4-5 MHA alumni to return to discuss their experiences during their residency and fellowships. This is a great way for students to network and reconnect with MHA alumni. 

International Dinner 

The International Dinner is a potluck event held each year where students and faculty are invited to prepare and present dishes that reflect their heritage and nationalities.

Holiday Networking Social

Each year, the Holiday Networking Social brings together current MHA students and MHA alumni to network and discuss the latest topics in healthcare. 

Annual Spring Barbecue 

Dr. Spinelli hosts the Annual Spring Barbecue at his home outside of Scranton each year, giving MHA students and faculty the chance to interact outside of the program.

MHA Alumni Society Golf Tournament 

For students that are interested, the MHA Alumni Society golf tournament is held in the spring. At this event, students and faculty join teams and enjoy a competitive round of golf.   

Mentor Program

Students are encouraged to take part in the Mentor-Mentee Program, which pairs first year students with second year students to facilitate networking and to allow first year students to obtain valuable advice from second year students regarding the program, coursework, and career planning.