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President's Message
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Membership is Growing!
KAHCE Mentoring Program Coming Fall 2011
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KAHCE Welcomes Title Sponsor
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KAHCE Mentoring Program Coming Fall 2011
Meda Bower, Consultant

A KAHCE benefit is related to mentoring. Mentoring is also one of ACHE’s top priorities. In fact ACHE believes that healthcare executives have a professional obligation to mentor so as to better prepare healthcare leaders for the healthcare systems of tomorrow.  Mentoring is defined as a program in which the mentor serves as a role model, trusted counselor, or teacher who provides opportunities for development, growth and support to less experienced individuals; or the process whereby an experienced, highly regarded, empathetic person (the mentor), guides another individual (the mentee) in the development and re-examination of their own ideas, learning, personal and professional development

There are numerous benefits of mentoring for the mentee as well as the mentor.  The benefits for the mentee include:

  • Promotes a professional relationship that provides trust, guidance, and support
  • Increases self-confidence
  • Provides a forum for professional dialogue
  • Provides role model
  • Creates quicker learning curve
  • Increases commitment
  • Support socialization
  • Strengthens knowledge base and improves communication
  • Creates new support networks
  • Supports certification
  • Models advocacy role in health care reform
The benefits for the mentor include:
  • Provides intrinsic satisfation
  • Demonstrates professionalism and commitment
  • Enhances leadership skills
  • Promotes professional recognition
  • Provides time to examine one's own goals
  • Shares wisdom and knowledge
  • Enhances self-esteem and status in the organization
  • Supports career growth

The KAHCE mentoring program will not be dependent on face-to-face meetings.  Mentors will be matched with mentees.  This fall, KAHCE will offer mentoring training.  This training will consist of a one hour LIVE meeting and will focus on the foundations of mentoring, including available resources and mentor expectations.  If you are interested in being a mentor or have any questions about the mentoring program, email

The KAHCE mentoring program is intended for those professionals that are relatively new to their leadership position.  If you are interested in being mentored, email