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December 2015
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President's Message
Message from Your ACHE Regent
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Student Members Attend KAHCE Annual Meeting, KHA Convention
Communicating Change
Checking In With Employees
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Bob Bregant, FACHE
Steele Healthcare Solutions, LLC
Shawnee, KS

President Elect

Patricia Sanders-Hall, FACHE
The University of Kansas Hospital
Overland Park, KS

Past President

Heather Fuller, FACHE
Sunflower Health Network
Salina, KS


Melissa L. Hungerford, FACHE
Kansas Hospital Association
Topeka, KS

ACHE Regent

Janet Stanek, FACHE
Stormont Vail HealthCare, Inc.
Topeka, KS 

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Message from Your ACHE Regent

Greetings to all.  It is that time of year again for us to reflect and take pause on what we are thankful for.  On a professional note, like many, I continue to be thankful for the opportunity to work in the healthcare field where I can contribute to making a difference in the lives of others.

As the needle continues to move toward well care rather than sick care, we will continue to be challenged as professionals to stay networked and current with healthcare industry happenings and the new skills that will be required to be successful going forward.

I had the privilege of attending the ACHE Chapter Leaders Conference in October and was impressed with the progress on ACHE’s strategic direction.  You should feel reassured that the Board and leadership of ACHE are listening concerning what changes could be considered to improve the value proposition for members and how ACHE could make a bigger impact in the industry.

While mentoring is always good, we all have a personal responsibility to manage our career path. ACHE’s Career Resource Center offers you comprehensive, confidential career services, including:

  • Programs that enhance your career and leadership development
  • Services that help you better market your abilities
  • Tools to strategically plan your career
  • Opportunities that broaden your network and increase your professional contacts: including the Career Management Network, LinkedIn Tips and ACHE's Official LinkedIn Group
I encourage you to explore these tools on the ACHE website.

“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” 
- W.T. Purkiser

Happy Holidays.


Janet Stanek, FACHE
Regent for Kansas
Sr. Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer
Stormont-Vail Healthcare


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