of Iowa Members!
|Message from Your ACHE Regent|
Regent for Iowa, I have the privilege of visiting with graduate students in
healthcare administration each year from the two schools in Iowa that
participate in ACHE’s education network: Des Moines University and the
University of Iowa. In these visits I
talk with them about the value of being a student member of ACHE and, after
graduation, transitioning to full membership. We talk about the importance of being board certified in healthcare
management, particularly when we ask our physician colleagues to be
board certified in their fields. This
year, we also discussed how the delivery of healthcare has changed over the
years and the challenges leaders face in keeping up with issues and keeping their
leadership skills sharp over the span of their careers. Our professional organization, ACHE, provides
us with educational programs to stay current on priority topics and keep our
leadership skills sharp.
to the following members who have advanced
to Fellow and are now board certified in healthcare management!
Kay Takes, FACHE, President, Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque
to those members who have recently recertified
these new members!
I would like
to give a special shout-out to Tim Chwirka and his Education Committee at ACHE
of Iowa. Once again this year, the
Education Committee arranged for face-to-face programs that allowed us to obtain
the credits we need to certify and re-certify as Members and Fellows. They also arranged for several great networking
events that gave us opportunities to get to know each other better.
If you would
like to serve on a committee for ACHE of Iowa, click on the following link for
the ACHE of Iowa website http://iowa.ache.org/index.php/leadership/
and contact the chairperson of the committee you are interested in serving on.
encourage you to save the ACHE of Iowa website on your desktop for easy
reference to educational and networking events sponsored by ACHE of Iowa. Just click on http://iowa.ache.org
and save it to your desktop.
access to ACHE publications, search for ACHE Publications in the App Store
and download it to your phone. The app
works great and allows you to search for past issues and articles from ACHE’s
three excellent publications:
leadership is necessary for quality healthcare. Gain the knowledge and networking you need
through ACHE of Iowa. Stay strong in
your healthcare leadership.