American College of Healthcare Executives
Spring 2011 Spring Issue, 2011
In This Issue

Message from the President - Spring 2011
Message from the Regent
ACHE of Central Florida Event Recap: "How Service Line Organizations Can Help Hospitals and Other Healthcare Organizations Prepare for Health Reform."
ACHE of Central Florida Chapter Student Membership Scholarships
National News - Spring 2011
Break Out of a Rut and Move Ahead
Survey Staff to Curb Conflict
Meet Your New Regent for Florida-Eastern
Earn 1.5 ACHE Category I education credits
Join the ACHE Official Group on LinkedIn
Ensure delivery of Chapter E-newsletter (Disclaimer)


Links

ACHE Home Page
ACHE Career Resources
HFMA Florida Chapter (Healthcare Financial Management Association)
FHA (Florida Hospital Association)
HIMSS (Health Information Management Systems Society)
Central Florida Message Board


Chapter Officers

President
Keith Lundquist, FACHE

Immediate Past President (also serving as Programs Chair)
Ken Peach, FACHE

Vice President
Lonnie Cahoon

Secretary/Treasurer
Karl Hodges, FACHE

Board Members
Brian Hudson
Robert (Bobby) McCullough
Timothy P. Menton, FACHE
Sandra L. Randolp, FACHE (also serving Membership Chair) 
Dewane Pace

Jan Moysey, Communications Chair

Nicole Jones, Student Representative

Message from the President - Spring 2011
Keith Lundquist, FACHE

A Look Back and a Look Forward

At an annual planning session held in January, your Chapter Board looked both in the rearview mirror to assess progress made and through the windshield to look to the future upcoming year ahead. Some of the noted accomplishments for our Chapter in 2010 include:

  • Updating the chapter event to American College of Healthcare Executives of Central Florida
  • Increasing net membership (December 31, 2010 vs. January 1, 2010)
  • Hosting several well-attended educational programs and improving online registration to include credit card payments
  • Adding a student member to our Board
  • Enhancing the website for our members

Looking ahead in 2011, we have several educational programs already in the planning stages. The next one will be held March 29 in Brevard County at the newest hospital to open in Central Florida, Viera Hospital, part of the Health First system. Elsewhere in this newsletter you can find information and the link to register for the event that will include unique behind-the-scenes tours before the hospital opens to the public in early April.

Other planned programs over the next 12 months include topics such as legislative update, the latest in medical technology & education, and health information exchange. Stay tuned for more information. 

Your Board also wants to focus on engaging students and early careerists in 2011 and beyond through programming opportunities such as mentorships and networking events. To this end, we are also offering a limited number of scholarships to help pay for membership fees for students who want to join ACHE. 

Overall, our chapter goals for year-end 2011 include:

  • A 3% increase in the number of fellows and members by year-end
  • A 5% increase in members who successfully pass the Board of Governors Exam

Help us achieve that goal by contacting potential members and encouraging them to attend an upcoming educational event or join ACHE. If you qualify to take the Board of Governors Exam, consider preparing and doing so during this year.

Keith Lundquist, FACHE
President
ACHE of Central Florida


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 SAVE THE DATE

 

Topic:  Building the Hospital of Tomorrow: Rehabilitate, Renovate or Replace

Date:   March 29, 2011

Time:   5:00 P.M. Optional behind-the-scenes tours of the new Viera Hospital

           6:00 P.M. Dinner Networking
           6:45 P.M. Program & Panel
           8:00 P.M. Q&A-Meet the Panelists

Location:  Viera Hospital - just off I-95 in Brevard County                     
             

Panelists:

Greg Braithwaite, AIA, Associate and Project Manager of HuntonBrady, architectural firm for the Viera Hospital project

James Shaffer, M.D., Medical Director, Health First electronic intensive care unit-Vital Watch

William Hercules, AIA, Associate Principal Perkins+Will, member ACHE

Cost:  $10 for students, $30 for members, $35 for nonmembers

 

Click HERE for more information and to register to attend 

 

 



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