American College of Healthcare Executives
Winter 2011
In This Issue

Message from the IHEF President
IHEF and HFMA Announce Leadership Education Course
National News - Winter 2012
Attending a Conference? Keep These Etiquette Tips in Mind
Your Future Employee in 2030: Are You Ready?
Ensure delivery of Chapter E-newsletter (Disclaimer)

Chapter Officers

Stephen R. Stoddard, FACHE
Executive Director
Southwest Idaho Community Health Network
P.O. Box 607
Boise, Idaho
(208) 381-1571

Dave McFayden, FACHE
Vice-President of Operations
West Valley Medical Center
1717 Arllington Ave.
Caldwell, Idaho 83605
(208) 455-3720

Idaho Regent
Wade Johnson, FACHE
Weiser Memorial Hospital
645 E. Fifth Street
Weiser, Idaho
(208) 549-4450

Tom Murphy
Weiser Memorial Hospital
645 E. Fifth Street
Weiser, Idaho
(208) 549-4450

Jon Smith
Executive Director
The Hospital Cooperative
850 East Young Street
Pocatello, Idaho 83201
(208) 239-2162  

Board Member

Roy U. Tweedle, FACHE
Idaho Sports Medicine Institute
1188 University Drive
Boise, Idaho
(208) 395-8264  

North Idaho Local Program Council Chair 

Southwest Idaho Local Program Council Chair 
Bev Holland
St. Luke's Children's Hospital

Southeast Idaho Local Program Council Chair 
Jon Smith
Executive Director
The Hospital Cooperative

IHEF and HFMA Announce Leadership Education Course

The Idaho Healthcare Executive Forum (IHEF) is pleased to announce that it has joined with the Idaho Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) to host a half-day education program from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Boise on Friday, January 20 at the Oxford Inn & Suites. Ron Price, CEO of Price and Associates will be providing the education entitled “Leadership Capacity-Growing in Yourself and Others.”  The total charge for attendance will be $75 per person. This program will qualify for Category II credits. For additional information and to register please use the following link

Ron Price is an internationally recognized business advisor, speaker, and author. Known for his creative and systematic thinking, business versatility, and practical optimism, Ron has worked in 15 countries and served in almost every level of executive management over the past 35 years. As the former CEO of a multi-million dollar international company, Ron understands the challenges and risks of running a business and building a dynamic team. He works shoulder-to-shoulder with executive leadership teams to bring strategic clarity and transformational results to organizations--especially those dealing with turmoil and transition. In 2004, Ron started Price Associates, a leadership development firm that features the bright minds and innovative solutions of some of the world's top consultants in organizational development, process management, branding/marketing, and more.

Ron is part of the International Faculty of Target Training International, Ltd.™ (TTI) and a Chairman's Club member. Ron and Price Associates were the 2006 recipient of the TTI TriMetrix® User of the Year award and the President’s Award for Superior Performance. In 2008, Ron was honored with the TTI Coach of the Year Award and, in 2009, was presented with awards for Services to the Community and for Superior Performance. In 2011, Ron received the TTI Bill Brooks Impact Award for his commitment and contributions to the industry and the TTI network. Ron is also a Certified Professional Behavioral and Values Analyst and a Consultant in Good Standing with the Hartman Institute at the University of Tennessee. He is certified as a Business and Christian Values Profile Axiologist from The Value Source Group. Ron is also a member of the Odyssey Global Leadership team, a group of 100 consultants worldwide who have been trained in delivering transformational programs for businesses. Ron has been using the Odyssey Transformational strategies with organizations in the U.S. and China since 2006.

A member of the National Speakers Association, Ron has traveled more than one million miles, giving more than 1,000 speeches in 15 countries. His ability to connect with an audience is one of his strongest assets. Ron is the author of Treasure Inside: 23 Unexpected Principles That Activate Greatness and is the author of several published articles. He is also a regular contributor to

With a blend of creative thinking, limitless energy, and business expertise, Ron helps enhance individual and organizational effectiveness, profitability, and growth through a combination of the following:

  • Business Advisor - to have the conversations you can't have with anyone else
  • Facilitator - to create conversations that trigger a mindset change
  • Executive Tool Kit - to provide effective tools for organizational performance
  • Expert Outsourcing - to connect clients with great leaders
  • Speaker - to engage audiences with relevant content and inspiration through keynotes, workshops, and leadership development programs

Some points that Ron will cover include:

1.       Are leaders born or made — resolving the nature versus nurture debate.

2.       What constitutes superior performance for a leader?

3.       Leveraging our talent and managing our weaknesses as leaders

4.       A new model for creating and protecting integrity in leadership

5.       Understanding and prioritizing leadership skills

6.       Managing your leadership career

7.       Growing leadership in others

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