Cindy Nguyen is currently a Coordinator for Patient Services at Straub Medical Center. In May 2019, she obtained her Masters in Health Administration from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. During her education she worked at a locally established physician-owned OB/GYN medical practice as the Business Manager. Also, she was an active student associate for the Southeast Texas ACHE Chapter and involved in Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).
Why did you join ACHE and how long have you been a member?
I joined ACHE initially to expand my network and enhance my education. While I was obtaining my degree, my mentor, Mr. Jack Buckley, highly recommended that I join ACHE to meet healthcare leaders and learn from their career path. I have been a member of ACHE for 3 years.
How has ACHE impacted your career?ACHE has impacted my career by providing a strong network of healthcare leaders to learn from and seek mentorship from. Also, as a student, ACHE provided me with scholarships and access to opportunities such as attending ACHE Congress and educational sessions that enhanced my education.
What would you say to someone who is interested in joining ACHE?I would highly encourage anyone working in the healthcare industry to join ACHE because the resources available are invaluable. ACHE provides an opportunity for members to learn and collaborate with each other.
What is a motto or quote that influences your leadership style?
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
What would your words of encouragement be to early careerists about pursuing healthcare leadership positions given the ever changing healthcare environment?
As an early careerist myself, I would encourage my peers to never stop learning and growing. Healthcare is constantly changing and the only way we can keep up with it is by continuing to educate ourselves. When I was an administrative resident at Brooke Army Medical Center, my mentor and preceptor, Colonel David Parker, told me to always ask for opportunities because the worst they can say is no. Therefore, I would encourage my peers to always seek out opportunities.