|Message from Your ACHE Regent - Winter/Spring 2018|
Every new year brings with it change and new opportunities. One of my goals as your Regent is to foster collaboration and involvement of senior leaders throughout the state with early and mid-careerists. It is important for our ALL of our membership to get involved with the local ACHE chapters so that we can enhance our profession and develop future industry leaders. Many of our C-Suite leaders in the hospitals across our state attend the NCHA Winter meeting. Traditionally, we have had an ACHE breakfast for our membership. We would typically bring in a national speaker from ACHE and present the annual Regent Awards. As our professional organization continues to evolve, we have assessed the effectiveness of our annual breakfast at the NCHA winter meeting.
This year we changed the ACHE annual event to reach out to more of our membership. The Triangle Healthcare Executives’ Forum and Greater Charlotte Healthcare Executives Group provided a Face-to-Face preconference educational session on Wednesday, Feb. 14 prior to the NCHA Winter meeting on the 15th and 16th. The session had two panel discussions followed by a networking reception during which the Regent Awards were presented.
I would also like to thank the Greater Charlotte Healthcare Executives Group for collaborating with Carolinas Healthcare System and Novant Health to be a host site for the Summer Enrichment Program (SEP). ACHE continues its strategic alliance with the American Hospital Associations Institute for Diversity and Health Equity to promote SEP. The program places diverse graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in healthcare administration or related field in 10-week, paid internships at healthcare organizations. Host sites benefit from having an energetic, young professional onsite who can focus on substantive projects. SEP also gives organizations access to the healthcare leaders of tomorrow. I hope you will encourage your perspective organizations to participate by becoming a host site this summer. For more information, contact Terra L. Levin, FACHE, CAE, Senior Regional Director at firstname.lastname@example.org (312) 424-9329.
Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous new year!
UPCOMING CHAPTER EVENT
April 26-27, Spring Summit (6 F2F ACHE credits available), New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Al Taylor, FACHE
Regent for North Carolina