In This Issue
Jeremy Armstrong, FACHE
Janet Stanek, FACHE
Melissa L. Hungerford, FACHE
Jay Jolly, FACHE
Message from the Regent - Winter 2011
Jay P. Jolly, Regent
Happy New Year! Enjoy it – it’s already 10% gone!
By the time another 10% of the year is gone, ACHE Congress will only be a few days away. Congress is in Chicago from March 21-24, 2011. If you have not attended before, it’s a tremendous learning and networking opportunity. There are over 100 highly informative sessions on every current topic of interest in healthcare leadership and management, while approximately 4000 healthcare leaders from every U.S. state and several other countries provide unparalleled networking access. I have two tuition waivers available for Fellows, Members, or Faculty Associates needing financial assistance to attend. If you are interested in a waiver contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at (785) 890-6002. You will not be able to register with the waiver until I provide the notification to ACHE, so contact me prior to registering. Congress registration is now open on the ACHE website at www.ache.org.
The March convocation held in Chicago just prior to the start of Congress is when members who have advanced to Fellow status in ACHE are recognized. The Kansas Chapter has eight new Fellows who advanced during 2010, and I hope all will be able to participate in Convocation and be recognized for their achievement. As Regent I represent our Chapter in the ceremony and I look forward to meeting Kansas Fellows at that time. In addition to the eight members who advanced to Fellow last year, the Kansas Chapter also welcomed 49 new members to our ranks. Finally, congratulations are also due to the 54 Fellows who recertified during 2010.
The 2011 Convocation will also be my last representing Kansas as Regent. Elections for the Kansas Regent will occur this fall, and the individual elected will take office next March at the Annual Meeting of the Council of Regents, as well as take part in the 2012 Convocation. I encourage anyone interested in serving as Regent to contact me with questions about the process and to learn more about the role. Regent responsibilities include serving on the KAHCE Board, attending ACHE District meetings twice a year, providing a message for each quarterly chapter newsletter, maintaining contact with the Higher Education Network member institutions in Kansas, and serving as a liaison between the chapter membership and ACHE. It is a great opportunity to serve the industry, your colleagues, and your profession.
As healthcare reform unfolds and we face the ongoing challenge of providing higher quality and better outcomes in the face of declining reimbursement and increasing regulation, we must never forget the patients whose interests we represent. It will be healthcare providers working alongside our physician partners, employees, and patients who will find the answers to improving quality while reducing cost. Patients and their needs must remain the focus. It’s why we’re here.
Thanks for all you do. It’s an honor to serve you.
Jay P. Jolly, FACHE – Regent for Kansas
Chief Executive Officer
Goodland Regional Medical Center
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June 21, 2011
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