Idaho Healthcare Executive Forum
Message from the IHEF President
By Brad Turpen
Happy New Year! Here’s hoping your 2016 was excellent and
your 2017 promises to be full of opportunity. We wish you all the best in your adventures! In 2016, we had the opportunities to welcome
many new members, add existing members to standing committees, and congratulate
current members who achieved Fellow designation. Looking back at 2016 also leaves me incredibly
grateful for the exceptional leaders who selflessly give their talents in
service to our professional colleagues in Idaho to ensure IHEF continues to
flourish. We continued to make progress,
further expanding and executing on our strategic plan, including goals for
delivering outstanding education to our members. Your IHEF Board Members are below. If you have a chance, please pass on your
thanks as well.
· Brad Turpen, FACHE – President
· Phil Harrop, FACHE – Regent
· Kate Fowler, FACHE – Treasurer
· Ben Quintana – Education Chair
· Judi Marsh – Membership Chair
· Dave McFadyen, FACHE – Past President
· Sandee Gehrke, FACHE – Past Regent
· Tom Murphy, FACHE – Past Treasurer
Eric Bultez, FACHE, also deserves
recognition for his work behind the scenes to keeping our website current and
maintained. Also, we finally made the
decision to hire administrative support this year, Jenny Ho. She has been a great resource and are
thrilled to have her help. Lastly, we
would be remiss if we didn’t express gratitude to our friends at the Idaho Hospital
Association. Our partnership with IHA
continues to build and we feel fortunate to have them in our corner. You’ll continue to see your Board hard at
work in 2017 to deliver on our strategic priorities.
"Alone we can do so little, together we
can do so much." --Helen Keller
Strategic Priorities 2016-2017
- Expand membership.
- Execute Sun Valley networking
- Execute additional
- Improve member engagement.
- Finalize and approve IHEF
- Finalize IHEF vision and
- Deliver IHEF members a
minimum of 7.5 hours of ACHE face-to-face education credits.
- Execute education portions
of McCall mid-year and Sun Valley annual convention partnership with IHA.
- Maintain an overall
evaluation rating ≥ 4.5 (out of 5) for each face-to-face session.
- Ensure all educational
offerings include diverse participants by leadership position, state
location, serve line/health care specialty, and non-health care industry
- Evaluate remote access to
education for individuals and groups.
- Ensure that funding
support available for regional events.
- Develop a budget for Board
and for each educational event.
- Advance five members to
Fellow this year (currently at four).
- Meet or exceed Chapter
- Get corporate sponsors to support
programs, particularly with conference vendors.
Message from Membership Chair
By Judi Marsh
Idaho ACHE – Why Membership Matters
Why does membership with ACHE in Idaho matter?
It matters because we can do more together. With greater
membership, we can promote continuing education and professional growth for
healthcare executives in our state. We can foster ever increasing excellence in
our profession, recruit qualified resources from other states, retain talented leaders
in our own state and create a community of flourishing trailblazers right here
In October at the Idaho Hospital Association Annual meeting,
IHEF sponsored a networking event for students and professionals. It was a perfect
time to get busy executives, managers and students together to learn about each
other, meet face-to-face and share our ideas about the ever-changing healthcare
environment from our unique perspectives. This is just one way Idaho ACHE membership
can benefit you and your colleagues, but there are many more.
IHEF is committed to growing our membership and in doing so
we hope to cultivate a community of healthcare leadership excellence across our
state. You, our current members, are an instrumental part of our growth
opportunities. Sharing your positive experiences with your colleagues in
healthcare, promoting the education and training we provide and advocating the
benefits of membership from your perspective goes a long way in shaping our
long-range successes. We thank you for that and for your continued allegiance
to ACHE in Idaho.