AHRA Executive Leadership & Mentoring (ELM) Program Receives Grant from GE Healthcare

Financial contribution will make the ELM program more affordable for membership participation.


SUDBURY, MA, May 3, 2013 – AHRA: The Association for Medical Imaging Management is proud to announce that, as part of their leadership pledge to AHRA's Education Foundation Expanding Excellence Campaign, GE Healthcare is funding a grant to the ELM program. The grant will be used to reduce tuition from $2,250 to $1,695. Registration for the 2013-14 class is now open and is limited to the first 16 applicants.


“GE Healthcare’s support of ELM is a very big win for our membership and the AHRA’s mission of supporting leadership development,” said Carlos Vasquez, AHRA President. “Any opportunity to enable quality, affordable programming like ELM is something we strive for as the nation’s leading association for medical imaging leadership.”


The objective of the ELM program is to enable participants to grow in management roles and support their professional development as effective leaders. The upcoming program will start at the AHRA Annual Meeting & Exposition being held in Minneapolis, MN from July 28-31. It begins with an introductory session where participants will learn from the outgoing ELM class as they present their achievements from a year of ELM project work. Coursework then focuses on the following modules:


  • Strategic Management
  • Finance, Management Accounting and Corporate Finance
  • Organizational Skills, with Lean Six-Sigma Operations Management
  • Leadership Skills and Staff Development
  • Marketing Management


These sessions will combine learning presentations, discussion topics, and hands on workshops in small break-out groups. Following the launch, participants will engage with program faculty for monthly mentoring sessions throughout the year.


“The goal for ELM is each participant to grow as a leader while delivering tangible results back to their respective employers by tackling a specific challenge through the process,” said David Waldron, ELM Program Facilitator and CEO of Traction Business Development. “It’s very rewarding for me personally to see ELM participants grow throughout the year and take their leadership skills and knowledge base to the next level. At the end of the day, that’s what ELM is all about.”


To learn more and to register, please visit: www.ahraonline.org/elm.



About AHRA - www.ahraonline.org - The Association for Medical Imaging Management is the professional organization representing management at all levels of hospital imaging departments, freestanding imaging centers, and group practices. Founded in 1973, AHRA’s over 4200 members reach across the country and around the world. AHRA offers a complete slate of professional development programs including a comprehensive selection of educational conferences and seminars, networking opportunities, award winning publications, and the Certified Radiology Administrator (CRA) credential.


About GE Healthcare – GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. The organization’s broad expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, performance improvement and performance solutions services help our customers to deliver better care to more people around the world at a lower cost. In addition, we partner with healthcare leaders, striving to leverage the global policy change necessary to implement a successful shift to sustainable healthcare systems.


About David Waldron – David is Chief Executive Officer at Traction Business Development - a boutique healthcare consultancy dedicated to the business of radiology and specializing in improving the financial results achieved by hospital based and free-standing imaging center operators. He brings more than 20 years history in medical technology including executive level experience with Picker International (diagnostic imaging), GE Healthcare (cardiology) and Beckman Coulter (hematology). In addition, David has a wealth of experience gained from leadership roles in healthcare financing with LaSalle Bank, Continental Bank and DVI Financial Services.