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

Message from the President - Summer 2011
Message from the Regent
ACHE of Central Florida Chapter Student Membership Scholarships
National News - Summer 2011
Take Small Steps to Improve Time Management
Build on Excitement
Early Careerist Advancement Information Session Recording and Slides Available on ache.org/ECN
AIA-AAH Health Care Gala 7/14/2011-SAVE THE DATE
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. Randolph, FACHE (also serving Membership Chair) 
Dewane Pace

Jan Moysey, Communications Chair

Nicole Jones, Student Representative

Message from the President - Summer 2011
Keith Lundquist, FACHE

Mentorship Program Launches

Our Central Florida chapter recently launched a formal mentorship program as a means to advance the professional horizons and careers of students and early careerists. Typically, such a mentorship relationship will last a minimum of six months for students and nine months for early careerists. Seasoned ACHE Members or Fellows in our chapter are paired with a student or early careerist also within our chapter and agree to invest time and effort into the mentorship relationship including making at least one contact biweekly.  

My recent call for mentors and protégés applications yielded a high level of interest. At least five mentorships will develop as a result of this initial process. There were a few more protégé applicants than there were mentor applicants, so I would encourage those chapter Members and Fellows who meet the following requirements to consider serving as a mentor:

  • Must be an ACHE Member, preferably a Fellow
  • Must have five years of healthcare experience
  • Must sign a partnership agreement
  • Must commit to investing time and effort to the mentorship relationship 
  • Must make at least one contact with protégé biweekly (by phone, e-mail, in person)

If you are interested, please click here, review the job description, and if interested, complete the brief application and send it in.

I have mentored several protégés over my career and have always found it to be a rewarding experience for both parties. I have gained more through such relationships than the protégé by providing articles of interest, career guidance, recommendations on how to deal with project challenges, stretch assignments and a sounding board.

Consider giving back to your colleagues by becoming a mentor, a hallmark of our professional organization.

Keith Lundquist, FACHE
President
ACHE of Central Florida


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Topic: Best Practices in Adapting to Local Regulations, Markets and Trends

Date:  September 20, 2011

Time: 6:00 P.M. Networking and Registration
         6:30 P.M. Dinner
         7:00 P.M. Program

Location: Florida Hospital Association-Orlando        
      
 



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