Carrie is a Senior Director in the Strategic Planning Department at UPMC with primary focus on the northern markets. Additional responsibilities include board governance, oncology service line, telemedicine, and community benefit reporting at UPMC Hamot. Carrie is active in the community serving on the Boards of American College of Healthcare Executives of Western Pennsylvania, UPMC Kane, UPMC Cole, Safe Harbor Behavioral Health, and Fairview School Foundation. Carrie is also a founding member of a collaborative that conducts tri-ennial Community Health Needs Assessments for Erie County, Pennsylvania and serves as board chair of Partnership for a Healthy Community. Ms. Ennis also represents UPMC on the Blue Zones Governance Committee for Corry, Pennsylvania. Earlier in her career, Ms. Ennis was a CPA with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Cleveland, Ohio and also worked in research accounting at the Cleveland Clinic. Carrie is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, holds a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from John Carroll University and a master’s degree in business administration with specialization in healthcare administration from Cleveland State University.
Welcome colleagues to ACHE of Western PA. We are very excited to enter a new month, a new year and a new decade. I am honored to serve as the 2020 Chapter President and looking forward to working with our dedicated board of directors as we strive to look at new strategies and bold innovations in our changing healthcare arena.
For over 85 years, the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) has focused on one mission—advancing leaders and the field of healthcare management excellence. Nationally, we are the professional home to more than 48,000 healthcare executives who are committed to integrity, lifelong learning, leadership and diversity and inclusion. Our Western PA Chapter houses over 400 ACHE members and is growing every year.
With today’s rapidly-changing healthcare environment, ACHE remains more committed than ever to being the preeminent professional society leaders can count on to help them gain valuable knowledge to improve health for their patients and their communities.
We provide you with networking, educational programs, and volunteer leadership opportunities to help you develop crucial leadership skills and stand out in this dynamic healthcare environment. We also provide opportunities for established leaders to give back to the profession along with access to local education programs that qualify for ACHE face-to-face education credits.
We have a strong commitment to educate, engage and inspire our members as they lead and serve hospitals, healthcare organizations and systems.
President, ACHE of Western PA