|From the Desk of the KAHCE President|
Spring was the time of my last newsletter article. In it, I indicated that I was getting
prepared to attend ACHE’s Congress in Chicago which was March 26 through 29. Congress was a
great opportunity to get a better understanding of the educational
capabilities of KAHCE and the vision for the future. One of the highlights for me was having lunch
with the 7 students who we sponsored so they could attend the event. You will see reports of their experience at
the KAHCE event elsewhere I our newsletter.
KAHCE also has the ability to put on great educational
events. The Patient Centered Care in
Modern Times event was on April 26.
I really enjoyed how the presenters represented both the large and small
healthcare organizations and provided guidance that could benefit any size
facility. The KCLPC (Kansas City Local
Program) event on May 5 had great attendance and unique
perspectives on the differences in workforce members. I had never thought about the fact that baby
boomers probably want private offices but that GenX would like the fellowship
of cubicles or just open office spaces.
Summer has come early this year and from an administrative
perspective, and work on member retention and recruitment has arrive with it. ACHE is once again offering special programs
to encourage members to renew their membership.
My hope is, however, that you are getting great value from your
membership and don’t need special reminders to renew. If there are changes that KAHCE could implement to make the organization more beneficial to you, please let me know. I hope you all participated in the ACHE
survey that was distributed in May, as that is another way we gain insight for
opportunities for improvement.
Fall will be here before we know it with our annual meeting
on September 5 and another great educational session that
day. We also participate in the KHA Annual Convention and Trade Show. Our booth is number 328. Stop by, say hello and register to win a tablet!
Judy Corzine, MBA, FACHE, FHIMSS, CHCIO
2018 KAHCE President
Administrative Director and CIO
Stormont Vail Health