|President Message - Q4-2018|
Greetings Healthcare Leaders,
As we start a new year, I am thankful for many things. One of those is that I’ve had the honor to serve as your chapter president with a talented and committed board of directors and volunteers. ACHECF has a long-time tradition of sustained performance and this year has been no exception. Here are a few of our accomplishments from 2018:
· Exceeded our goal for total networking/ educational programming hours per chapter member with 28 programs in our region.
· Advanced over 10% of our members to Fellow status, which we will celebrate at our upcoming gala.
· Ranked in the top 15th percentile for membership engagement according to our National ACHE Annual Member Satisfaction Survey.
· Grew as a chapter and have added two local programs councils with our Volusia County and East Florida LPCs to help bring local educational opportunities to healthcare leaders in the perimeter of our region.
Exciting times for the fastest growing metro in the US!
In Q4 2018 our Programs Committee, led by Vic Rosenbaum, FACHE, delivered exceptional educational opportunities locally. Topics included the Opioid Epidemic and Its Effects on Healthcare, Mergers and Acquisitions and our 1st Annual Women in Healthcare Leadership Symposium. The latter even was our highest attended event of all-time with almost 300 healthcare leaders!
On Oct 3rd, we had our Annual FHA / ACHE business meeting and dinner in conjunction with the Florida Hospital Association annual meeting. Our Regent, Don Henderson presented awards to several of our Chapter’s leaders for Recognition of their service to the chapter. Those recognized were: Matt Abbene from Florida Hospital for the Early Careerist award and Vic Rosenbaum, FACHE from Orlando Health for the Senior Careerist award. Congratulations for these deserving leaders!
Gala: In 2019 we start our year off with a bang on Jan 19 at our 4th Annual Gala and Awards Dinner at the extravagant Rosen Shingle Creek Resort at 9939 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819. Our theme this year is “Strength Through Diversity” featuring international foods and captivating Keynote Speaker Kevin O’Conner. Join us for an evening of networking, recognition and inspiration! Tickets are on sale now, and for the first time ever, we have reduced pricing for your significant other. www.Centralfl.ache.org/events
Call for Award Nominations: There are 5 awards presented at the Gala: Distinguished FACHE Service Award, Gift of Life Champion, Diversity and Inclusion, President’s Award and Innovation Award. Three of these awards are handled though a nominations process from our members. Submit your colleague or organization here: https://ucf.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0OkRvLxbMxvaItf
I am excited to announce the Board of Directors, Officers and Committee Chairs for your ACHE of Central Florida Chapter for 2019. They are as follows:
President- Vic Rosenbaum, FACHE, Orlando Health
President-Elect- Dan Honerbrink, FACHE, FHFMA – Orlando Health
Secretary-Scott Sturgess, Orlando Health
Treasurer- Dan Honerbrink, FACHE, FHFMA – Orlando Health
Past President- Donny P. Abraham, RN, FACHE , HCA
Regent-Don Henderson, FACHE, Central Florida Health (Term ends in March 2019)
Programs Chair –Neil Mangus, AdventHealth
Programs Chair-Elect-Chad Ballard, Central Florida Kidney Centers, Inc.
Partnerships Chair- Nate Torres, Johnson & Johnson
Partnership Chair-Elect-Laura Burke, AdventHealth
Membership Chair-Dawn Gates, AdventHealth
Membership Chair-Elect- VACANT
Communications Chair-Joy Sylvester, Orlando Health
Communications Chair-Elect-Nicole Valles, AdventHealth
Diversity & Inclusion Chair-Gloria San Miguel, GuideWell Sanitas
Diversity & Inclusion Chair-Elect-VACANT
Higher Education Chair-Shannon Elswick, FACHE, University of Central Florida
Senior Executive Advisor-Aurora Realin, AdventHealth
Treasurer-Elect-Conrad Francis, DBA, Associate Professor
Local Programs Chair Lake- Clayton Davis, Central Florida Health
Local Programs Chair-Elect Lake-VACANT
Local Programs Chair Volusia-Antoun Matar, Halifax Health
Local Programs Chair-Elect Volusia- Enzo Pistritto, Flagler Hospital
Local Programs Chair E Florida-Nancy Marx, Nancy Marx & Associates
Local Programs Chair-Elect E Florida-Shannon Rogers-Cruz, HCA
Student Representative -Jason Washington, University of Central Florida
Please join me in welcoming these newly elected officials to their roles. The 2019 ACHECF Board's term begins January 1, 2019, but a formal induction of officers will take place at the Gala event on January 19, 2019.
If you are interested in getting involved, join us at our upcoming Annual Business and Planning Meeting on January 31 at Orlando Health, Health Central Hospital.
We have achieved amazing things this year and with the board, I have high expectations of continued success. I will continue to support Vic in my role as Immediate Past President and look forward to networking and building relationships with more members at our 2019 events.
I would also like to thank all the Healthcare Host Sites that allowed us to hold our Board meetings and educational events. These include:
Orlando Health Central Hospital
Orlando VA Medical Center
Florida Hospital Orlando
Brookdale Lake Orienta
University of Central Florida
Holmes Regional Medical Center
Adventist Health Systems
Nemours Children’s Orlando
Leesburg Regional Medical Center
Florida Hospital Celebration
Florida Hospital Waterman
Thank you to everyone who participated in our events this year. We look forward to a prosperous 2019.
Donny P. Abraham, RN, MBA, FACHE
President, ACHE of Central Florida
Vice President, Freestanding ED Service Line
HCA, Orlando Market