Q2 2017 Summer 2017
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Message from the President - Q2-2017
Membership - Q2-2017
Message from Your ACHE Regent - Q2-2017
Programs - Q2 2017
Sponsorship - Q2-2017
Lake County-Q2-2017
Diversity and Inclusion Q2-2017
ACHE of Central Florida Communication Committee-Q2-2017
National News Q2 2017
ACHE Leader-to-Leader Program- Q2-2017
Earn ACHE Qualified Education Credit/Webinar Registration-Q2-2017
Frequently Asked Questions About ACHE Credentialing
Career Resource Center Q2- 2017
6 Tips for Working With a Poor Team Player
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Cluster Information Q2-2017
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2017 ACHECF Officers

Chapter President

Rick Smith, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer
Health Central Hospital


Chapter Vice-President

Fran DiFede
Program Director of Wound Care Hyperbaric Medicine
Director 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


Regent - Eastern Florida

Donald G. Henderson, FACHE
CEO of Central Florida Health 



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, Admin Director Ambulatory
Central Florida Health


Programs Chairperson Elect

Victor J. Rosenbaum, MHA, FACHE
Director, of Business Development Ambulatory Services
Orlando Health


Communications Chairperson 

Justina Oldehoff
Assistant Director
Florida Hospital


Communications Chairperson Elect

Matthee Abbene
Florida Hospital


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


Diversity and Inclusion Chairperson

Maya Jaskot
Senior Client Director
GE Healthcare


Senior Executive Advisor

Frank Faust
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 - Q2-2017

As we approach the end of our second quarter of this 2017 year, we continue to build on the momentum established by your local ACHE of Central Florida Chapter


Several interesting and informative events have already occurred during the first half of this year. The Programs Committee, led by Donny Abraham, RN, FACHE, is doing a phenomenal job in arranging and providing top notch educational offerings. Thus far we have heard from speakers on topics including: Emergency Preparedness, Ethical Challenges in Healthcare, The State of Healthcare in Florida, Healthcare Brand and Trust, Telemedicine in Healthcare Delivery Systems and MACRA and the Public Reporting System. Future topics will include expert panelist in the fields of Quality, Population Health, Diversity and Inclusion and many others. Your Central Florida Chapter is offering 16 events this year, 8 of which are valuable F2F credits needed for Fellow Certification or recertification.


Our membership continues to grow and we welcomed the members from the Treasure Coast Chapter into our Central Florida Chapter. We look forward to working with these members to provide educational opportunities at a venue convenient for those members. Attendance at our monthly events continues to surpass our stated goal of 50 members / meeting. With nearly 600 members on our roster, we can easily attain, sustain and surpass this goal. New members are encouraged to reach out to any of the Directors on our Board or directly to members of the Executive Committee. Check out our newly revamped website for the contact info at www.centralflache.org.


We had multiple members attend ACHE National Congress recently in Chicago. At that meeting, aside from numerous intriguing sessions, our Chapter received several awards recognizing the great work and services we offer in your Central Florida Chapter. The Award for Chapter Merit along with the Award for Sustained Performance were both granted to our Chapter! Congrats to all for the continued hard work and dedication to our chapter and our profession.


Lastly, I would encourage you to mark your calendars for the FHA / ACHE Annual Business Meeting and Awards Dinner on October 18, 2017. More details will be forthcoming.


See you at a meeting soon,



Rick E. Smith, FACHE

President, Central Florida Chapter ACHE





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