July 2018
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From the Desk of the KAHCE President
Message from Your ACHE Regent - Spring 2018
Sponsorship Highlight - KaMMCO
Sponsored Students Reflect on ACHE 2018 Congress
Student/Early Careerist Spotlight
Advancing in ACHE - Part 2
4 Steps to Establishing Your Leadership Philosophy
Enhance Your Decision-Making Skills: 3 Tips
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Judy Corzine, FACHE
Stormont Vail Health
Topeka, KS

President Elect

Tony Thompson, FACHE
Allen County Regional Hospital
Iola, KS

Past President
Roger Masse, FACHE
Ellsworth County Medical Center
Ellsworth, KS


George M. Stover, FACHE
Hospital District #1 of Rice County
Lyons, KS


KHA Liaison
Ronald W. Marshall
Kansas Hospital Association
Topeka, KS

ACHE Regent
Patricia Sanders-Hall
High Road Coaching
Overland Park, KS


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KAHCE Kansas Association of Health Care Executives


KAHCE Title Sponsors:


Student/Early Careerist Spotlight
Ariel Shifter and Catherine Barrett
Hello! I’m Ariel Shifter, your Student Chair with KAHCE. I’m a student at the University of Kansas in the Master of Health Services Administration program. I work with Catherine Barrett, the Early Careerist Chair, to help introduce students to ACHE and develop a relationship with the organization that will continue throughout their career. 
Why should I be involved in ACHE as a student? Becoming a Student Associate of ACHE allows you to interact with healthcare leaders in your region and beyond who are excited to share their experiences with students. The local chapter hosts a variety of networking and educational events across the state, often at a reduced cost for students. KAHCE members are welcoming and encouraging, especially to new students as they begin their careers in healthcare administration. ACHE provides resources for members at all stages of their careers, supporting you as you transition from a student to an early careerist, and beyond. If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please feel free to contact me at ashifter@kumc.edu. 
Hello! I'm Catherine Barrett, your Early Careerist Chair with KAHCE. I'm about to transition into a new position with Saint Luke's Health System in the Kansas City area. My focus is on making sure that early careerists have access to valuable and meaningful services from our ACHE chapter. 
What is an early careerist? ACHE defines an early careerist as any non-student working in healthcare who is under the age of 40. 
As an early careerist, why should I be involved in ACHE? ACHE offers great educational and networking events throughout the state. Our chapter leadership puts a great deal of effort into bringing these opportunities to different parts of Kansas to maximize accessibility. Another great thing about the Kansas chapter is how willing our leadership is to hear about what would be meaningful to early careerists. Whether that's specific educational topics, opportunities to mentor or be mentored, or targeted networking events, they want to work with us toward mutually valuable engagement. 
What opportunities are there to be involved? You can always been involved by attending KAHCE events. We offer larger spring and fall educational events, send out this quarterly newsletter, and host a number of smaller lectures and panels throughout the year. 
You can also volunteer your time as a member of a committee to support the chapter's work:    
ADVANCEMENT – Provide support for members advancing to Fellow and re-certifying.  
AWARDS/SCHOLARSHIPS – Recognize member contributions to the goals of ACHE and KAHCE and to the field of healthcare leadership.  
COMMUNICATION – Provide current, relevant and timely ACHE and KAHCE news, announcements and information. EDUCATION – Provide value-added educational programs which offer in-state venues. 
EQUITY & DIVERSITY – Provide data, programming, information and other activities which support and promote the ACHE diversity program. 
EXECUTIVE/GOVERNANCE – Provide executive team oversight for the operations and financial management of the chapter.  
FINANCE/AUDIT – Provide ongoing responsible fiscal oversight and management for chapter income and expenses and to financially support KAHCE programmatic goals.  
BI-STATE KANSAS CITY LOCAL PROGRAM COUNCIL – Provide value-added educational programs and networking opportunities in the Kansas City metro area. 
MEMBERSHIP – Increase membership and engagement. MENTORING – Provide mentoring opportunities for students, new grad and early careerists and to offer leadership coaching opportunities for mid-careerists and new C-suite execs. MILITARY/V.A. – Reinforce and expand membership and engagement of military/V.A. healthcare leaders. 
NOMINATING – Provide slate of officers and directors for the coming year. 
SPONSORSHIP – Increase corporate sponsorships to offset chapter expenses and to partially fund scholarships and gifts. STUDENTS/EARLY CAREERISTS – Support engagement of students and early careerists. 
How do I get involved? Reach out! You can always contact me (catherinembarrett@gmail.com) to connect you with a specific committee or opportunity. If you don't know what you'd like to be involved with, I'm happy to help you find your niche! You can also contact President Judy Corzine (jcorzine@stormontvail.org). Ariel Shifter | MHSA Candidate Graduate Research Assistant - Health Policy and Management University of Kansas Medical Center ashifter@kumc.edu, or Susan Cunningham (scunningham@kha-net.org). 
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