Q1 2017 03/22/2017
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Message from the President - Q1-2017
Membership - Q1-2017
Message from Your ACHE Regent - Q1-2017
Programs - Q1 2017
Sponsorship - Q1-2017
Community Out Reach Q1-2017
Local Program Council of Lake County-Q1-2017
Diversity and Inclusion Q1-2017
2017 ACHE Central Florida Programs Calendar-Q1-2017
ACHE of Central Florida Communication Committee-Q1-2017
National News Q1 2017
ACHE Leader-to-Leader Program- Q1-2017
Earn ACHE Qualified Education Credit/Webinar Registration-Q1-2017
Frequently Asked Questions About ACHE Credentialing
Career Resource Center Q1- 2017
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2017 ACHECF Officers

Chapter President

Rick Smith, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer
Health Central Hospital
Email: rick.smith@healthcentral.org 

Chapter Vice-President

Fran DiFede
Program Director of Wound Care Hyperbaric Medicine
Firector of Diabetes Education 
Orlando Health-Health Central Hospital

Chapter Treasurer

Kelley Lamb
Florida Hospital

Chapter Secretary

Frank Fiorito
Project Manager, CVI Bundled Payments
Florida Hospital
Email: frank.fiorito@

Regent - Eastern Florida

Donald G. Henderson, FACHE
CEO of Central Florida Health 
Email: donhenderson@cfhalliance.org


Membership Chairperson

Marko Grguric
Manager, Application Services
Orlando Health
Health Central Hospital

Membership Chairperson Elect

Kim Kapes
Florida Hospital

Programs Chairperson

Donny Abraham, RN, FACHE
System Directors, Ambulatory
Central Florida Health

Programs Chairperson Elect

Victor J. Rosenbaum, MHA, FACHE
Associates Knowesis Inc

Communications Chairperson 

Justina Oldehoff
Assistant Director
Florida Hospital

Communications Chairperson Elect


Sponsorship Chairperson


Sponsorship Chairperson Elect

Carla Sampson, FACHE
Doctoral Candidate
Health Management and Informatics, UCF College of Health and Public Affairs


LPC Chairperson

Courtney Holcomb, MSH, LSSGB
Performance Improvement Project Manager
Florida Hospital Waterman


LPC Chairperson Elect

Chad Ballard

Central Florida Health


LPC Chairperson Elect

Diversity and Inclusion Chairperson

James Zolnowski, RN

Orlando Regional Medical Center


Senior Executive Advisor

Frank Faucet

Administrative Director of Marketing
Central Florida Health



Higher Education Chair

P. Shannon Elswick, FACHE

Lecturer and Executive in Residence
Health Management and Informatics, UCF College of Health and Public Affairs


Student Representative

Sara Yepes
Senior Fiscal Assistant & MSHSA Candidate  
University of Central Florida


Chapter Coordinator

Beth Rodriguez





Message from the President - Q1-2017
As we approach the end of our first quarter of this 2017 year, much has been accomplished already by your local ACHE Central Florida Chapter
We started with a new President, Donald Trump, taking office and talk of yet another change to our nation’s Healthcare platform. Where that change actually ends is still to be determined. We also had our 2nd Annual FACHE Gala and Awards Presentation. What an incredibly successful event! The teamwork exhibited by the Gala Committee, led by Vic Rosenbaum, was nothing short of amazing. We surpassed the inaugural year in terms of sponsorship dollars and attendance and we are already  looking forward to the 3rd Annual to be held in 2018. At this event, the new Board of Directors were installed and include the following officers:
Rick Smith, FACHE           President
Fran DiFede                       President Elect
Kelley Lamb                       Treasurer
Frank Fiorito                      Secretary
Our local ACHECF chapter started its year by having the Annual Business and Strategic Planning meeting on January 27 hosted by Health Central Hospital.  A great day with great attendance by our BOD, including the Past President Jake Kirchner and our Regent Don Henderson. We heard a very enlightening update from Michelle Strenth on the most current updates coming out of Tallahassee related to Florida Healthcare issues. Again……change is likely on the way.
We continued our string of successful events with the first ACHECF face to face Educational event titled “Ensuring Your Community’s Emergency Preparedness”. This event drew nearly 60 members and guests to Health Central Hospital to hear first-hand from those affected by Hurricane Matthew back in October 2016. While many of us train to deal with inclement weather and the threat of forced Evacuation, not many of us ( fortunately) have ever had to experience this exercise in a real life scenario. We also heard from others regarding the preparation and more importantly the lessons learned from the tragedy of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. This night’s educational session served as a reminder to us all that constant preparation and repeated training drills should be a part of every Administrator’s calendar.  
And speaking of Educational opportunities, Donny Abraham, Programs Committee Chair has put together a fantastic calendar for the members and guests in our area.  We heard from several members in the past that the programs were the same year to year. To that end, the BOD has changed the selection of programs to include many NEW topics this year. Again, change is not always bad.  The Central Florida Chapter is again offering 16 events this year including 8 F2F offerings to assist in completing those valuable credits used towards Fellow Certification or re-certification.  
Finally, I would be remiss not to say how honored I am to serve as your President this year. Following in the path that has been set by recent Past Presidents, I commit to you that I will constantly strive to grow membership, facilitate the advancement of members to Fellows and enhance the member experience. With your help, all these things are achievable even in the sea of change that we face in this crazy world we call Healthcare.
Remember, the only thing Constant in Healthcare is CHANGE.
See you at a meeting soon,
Rick E.Smith, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer
Health Central Hospital
10000 West Colonial Dr.
Ocoee, FL 34761


ACHE of Central Florida




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