|President Message - Q2-2019|
Greetings to all our Central Florida healthcare leaders!
How is your environment – heating up? We are definitely in the thick of summer (although it officially started June 21), with all its predictable/unpredictable dynamics. Never the less – that is the way we roll in Florida: mild days, scorching days, high humidity and, of course, plenty of “liquid sunshine” loaded with lighting and rolling thunder. Variety is the norm in Florida, right?!
We strive to bring our own “variety” to the Chapter, by delivering great, educational programs and engaging our members. We have accomplished this success by having an engaged leadership Board, outstanding sponsors/partners, and venue hosts that support our 25+ activities throughout the year. In the 2nd quarter, we delivered three educational forums (with an average of 68 people in attendance) and one networking event (at Pisces Rising in Mt. Dora). Check our website for events coming up in the 3rd quarter at www.achecf.org.
ACHE of Central Florida – Leadership Opportunities on the Board
If you are a member, in good standing with ACHE for at least a year, and looking for an opportunity to lead/serve – we have several Board positions open in the Chapter. One position is a “Chair” position – meaning you would lead a committee, and the other four positions are “Chair-Elect” positions, meaning you would work with the Chair of a committee to lead other members in accomplishing Chapter goals. At the end of 2019, “Chair-Elect” positions will move to “Chair” positions for 2020.
Open positions include: Diversity Chair, Treasurer-Elect, Communications Chair-Elect, Partnership/Sponsorship Chair-Elect, and Diversity Chair-Elect. If you are interested, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Membership Reinstatement Campaign
Every year, ACHE sees a dip in membership as a number of folks forget to renew their annual memberships. For most, it is an oversight in our busy/hectic schedules. However, some are asking, “why should I renew, what is the value of belonging to ACHE?”
I believe there are four main reasons for staying with ACHE. First, connection with other healthcare leaders, not just in your organization, to bounce ideas off, hear about best practices, or to understand that others are facing the same tough challenges as you. Second, ACHE gives you the ability to succeed in your chosen profession. ACHE has resources to help you navigate your healthcare journey – from a national Job Bank, to resume posting/review assistance, assessment and career management tools, as well as coaching and mentoring services. Third, ACHE provides continuous learning opportunities through ACHE publications, the annual Congress, special programs, webinars, and of course, over 25 local chapter educational forums. Fourth, gives you the ability to advance, by achieving board certification in healthcare administration/leadership.
The FACHE credential is a recognized symbol of professionalism, ethical decision-making, competence, leadership, and commitment to lifelong learning.
ACHE and the Chapter have already reached out to you by email several times. If you have not renewed, I truly hope you do. I would be happy to connect with you and discuss. Contact me at email@example.com.
Board of Governors (BOG) Exam Prep Course
For those members ready for FACHE certification and eligible to take the BOG exam (81 people in our chapter are eligible), we have collaborated with the North Florida Chapter to sponsor a BOG Exam Prep course. The date is from July 26-27th and will be located at the Jacksonville Veterans Administration. The course offers 12 F2F education credit hours and the most current ACHE materials. The ACHE cost of the course is $595. Since the chapter values your advancement, we are offering the course to the first eight registrants for $395. Please take advantage of this opportunity and sign up at http://centralfl.ache.org/ - 2019 Events.
I hope everyone has a great summer – working hard, but finding time to “chill” with family and friends.
Victor J. Rosenbaum, MHA, FACHE
ACHE of Central Florida