Q3 2017 October 2017
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Message from the President - Q3-2017
Membership - Q3-2017
Message from Your ACHE Regent - Q3-2017
Programs - Q3 2017
Sponsorship - Q3-2017
ACHE of Central Florida Communication Committee-Q3-2017
Community Out Reach Q3-2017
National News Q3 2017
ACHE Leader-to-Leader Program- Q3-2017
Earn ACHE Qualified Education Credit/Webinar Registration-Q3-2017
Frequently Asked Questions About ACHE Credentialing
Career Resource Center Q3- 2017
Cluster Information Q3-2017
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2017 ACHECF Officers

Chapter President

Rick Smith, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer
Orlando Health - Health Central


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

Nathaniel Torres
Director, Strategic Accounts
Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc.


Sponsorship Chairperson-Elect

Open Position

LPC Chairperson

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


LPC Chairperson-Elect

Chad Ballard
Bussiness Development Director



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 - Q3-2017

As we approach the end of Summer and head towards back to school days, we continue to build on the momentum established by your local ACHE of Central Florida Chapter

In keeping with the established trend of informative and interesting events, the Programs Committee, led by Donny Abraham, RN, FACHE, continues to deliver the most up to date topics that affect our healthcare industry.  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, MACRA and the Public Reporting System, Quality Management in Healthcare, Population Health, 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. We also took the “show on the road” and traveled to Halifax Health for our event titled Diversity and Inclusion.

Our membership continues to grow and members continue to advance to FELLOW within our Central Florida Chapter.  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 http://centralfl.ache.org

Several members attended ACHE National Chapter Leaders Conference recently in Chicago. At that meeting, aside from numerous intriguing sessions, our Chapter was again recognized for the great work and services we offer in your Central Florida Chapter.

In the last Quarter, we welcomed two new Members to our CF-ACHE Board of Directors. First, Maya Jascot was voted in as Diversity and Inclusion Chair and has already made an amazing impact. Maya is an Account Executive with GE Medical and lives in the Orlando Area. We also added Nate Torres to our Board as Chairman of our Sponsorship Committee. Nate is employed by Johnson and Johnson as Director of Strategic Accounts. Nate is already busy with plans promoting Sponsorship for our 3rd Annual Gala and Awards Dinner which this year will be held at the Renaissance Orlando at Sea World on January 20, 2018. The theme for this year’s event is Healthcare through the Decades, highlighting Healthcare in the Central Florida region from the 1950s to current day. Save the date as it promises to be an exciting event as we honor several fellow healthcare professionals from the area.

Lastly, I would encourage you to mark your calendars for the FHA / ACHE Annual Business Meeting and Awards Dinner on October 18, 2017. Your Central Florida Chapter in collaboration with the North Florida and South Florida Chapters are sponsoring a FACHE Board of Governors Exam review session during the FHA conference. This is an excellent opportunity to get a thorough review before sitting for the exam. Fliers about the review course have been published and for more information, please contact any of the Board members.  


See you at a meeting soon,



Rick E. Smith, FACHE

President, Central Florida Chapter ACHE





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