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Message from the Regent - Spring 2009
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Lt Col David V. Gill, FACHE

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Michelle E. Calvin-Casey, FACHE

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Dawn M. Carman. FACHE
Edward H. Lamb, FACHE
Victor J. Rosenbaum, FACHE
Michael Powers, FACHE
Christopher Galloway
Debbi Lehner, FACHE
Message from the Regent - Spring 2009

Colleagues and friends,

Well, spring has finally sprung and the snow has disappeared off of the lawn – at least in my neck of the woods. I never thought we would get here. Our boat made its maiden voyage for 2009 just a few days ago and it was spectacular. I imagine that this season will require more than a few rod hours before we catch the elusive King Salmon here in Southeast. This is just one of the wonderful things about living in our great state, lots to do and beautiful scenery too!

The new convocation year brings new and exciting adventures for all of us. While we are facing challenging times there are many things to be thankful for. The Alaska Healthcare Executive Network (AHEN) received another award this year as a Chapter of Distinction. Our goal for 2009 is to achieve the next level of recognition and increase our membership. It was interesting to hear other chapter leaders talk about their challenges with membership and meetings. Many of them became quiet as I explained how we have addressed the challenges that we face in regard to our geographic diversity and how we have been able to overcome some of the challenges with creative thinking and alternate avenues for meeting our member’s needs. There is always room for improvement and we encourage you to share your ideas and get involved. We have a lot to be proud of with great leadership, volunteer participation and a strong relationship with the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association.

This is my tenth year of affiliation with the ACHE and it has been the best investment that I have made personally and for my career. Some of my closest friends are people that I have met through my affiliation with ACHE and attending the Congress on Healthcare Leadership each year is a commitment that I have made to myself. I enjoy seeing people that I have met over the years and developing and maintaining relationships with colleagues across the United States and Canada. Starting as a student associate at the encouragement of a Regent in the area where I lived, I have appreciated those who served as role models along the way and encouraged my growth and participation in ACHE. I would challenge you to do the same. Find someone who can benefit from your encouragement and interest and ask them to join us. 

Upcoming Events

1) ACHE Alaska Program in Anchorage, August 10 – 13, 2009. Session 1: Understanding and Influencing Physician Behavior: The Strategic Imperative, presenter: Joseph S. Bujak, MD, FACP. (You may remember Dr. Bujak from the ASHNHA Annual Meeting in Sitka a couple of years ago). Session 2: Comprehensive Leadership for Senior-Level Executives, presenter: Thomas A. Atchison, EdD.  If you are unable to join us in Soldotna for this year’s ASHNHA meeting and education sessions and need assistance with tuition for the Alaska Program in Anchorage please contact me.
 
2) ASHNHA Annual Meeting and Education Sessions – September 8 – 9, 2009 in Soldotna. Education programs in conjunction with the ASHNHA meeting have traditionally been at low or no cost to ACHE/AHEN members. The education programming is currently being determined and members will be notified when the agenda is set. Guaranteed to be the high quality education programming that you have come to expect and we hope to see you there.

3) Annual AHEN Chapter Meeting , Advancement Information Session and Annual Regent Awards, Soldotna, AK  -  September – in conjunction with the ASHNHA meeting.

Seeking Nominations for the Regent’s Awards to be presented in September, 2009.

Each Regent is encouraged to provide an award for outstanding healthcare executives in his or her jurisdiction. ACHE will support two Regent’s Awards each Convocation year with a certificate and an etched crystal sculpture award. The recipients must be active ACHE affiliates or individuals who have contributed to healthcare management but are not eligible for membership. This would include individuals such as those considered for Honorary Fellowship (i.e., trustees, political figures, etc.).

Previous recipients of the Regent’s award include:

 Awarded Affiliate  

 Award  

 Regent

 Award Year: 2005

 

 

 Joseph C. Fong

 Early Career

 Edward H. Lamb, FACHE

 Jan C. Harris, FACHE

 Senior Level

 Edward H. Lamb, FACHE

 Award Year: 2006

 

 

 Erik J. Flexman

 Early Career

 Michael K. Powers, FACHE

 Edward H. Lamb, FACHE

 Senior Level

 Michael K. Powers, FACHE

 Award Year: 2007

 

 

 Michelle E. Calvin-Casey, FACHE

 Early Career

 Michael K. Powers, FACHE

 Rod Betit

 Senior Level

 Michael K. Powers, FACHE


 

Seeking Nominations for:

Early Career Healthcare Executive Award
Criteria:
* An affiliate of the American College of Healthcare Executives
* Demonstration of leadership ability
* Demonstration of innovative and creative management
* Executive capability in developing his/her organization and promoting its growth and stature in the community
* Participation in local, state, or provincial hospital and health association activities
* Participation in civic/community activities and projects
* Demonstration of participation in ACHE activities and interest in assisting ACHE in achieving its objectives

Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Award
Criteria:
* A Fellow of ACHE
* A CEO, COO, or other senior-level executive title within the organization
* Demonstration of leadership ability
* Demonstration of innovative and creative management
* Executive capability in developing his/her organization and promoting its growth and stature in the community
* Contributions to the development of others in the healthcare profession
* Demonstration of leadership in local, state, or provincial hospital and health association activities
* Participation in civic/community activities and projects
* Demonstration of participation in ACHE activities and interest in assisting ACHE in achieving its objectives

Please send nominations to Michelle Calvin-Casey, FACHE no later than July 10, 2009. Include the applicants contact information and a brief statement as to how they meet the criteria. Thank you in advance for your assistance in this matter.

Become Board Certified

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New Fellows

Congratulations to Kathy Hillburn, RN, FACHE from Anchorage who was recognized at the Convocation Ceremony in Chicago in March 2009.

Regents Advisory Council

I am seeking a “few good” people to assist me with keeping informed of issues and needs in Alaska. As part of the Regents Advisory Council (RAC) you will be called upon for input in regard to education programming, issues and membership needs for our affiliates in Alaska. If you are interested in serving on the RAC please contact me no later than May 15, 2009.

I am privileged to serve you as the Regent for Alaska and take this role very seriously. I would like to hear from you and encourage you to contact me in regard to what ACHE can be doing for you here in Alaska. 

Sincerely,

Michelle E. Calvin-Casey, FACHE, SPHR
Alaska Regent – American College of Healthcare Executives
4449 Julep Street
Juneau, AK 99801
907-723-0222
email@michellecalvincasey.com


 

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Journal and Networking Club - Late August - Dr. Terry Raymer, MD - Diabetes Outreach in Alaska

AHEN and ASHNHA Fall Conference in Soldotna September 8-11, 2009



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