Kansas Association of Health Care Executives - 06/30/2017  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  From the Desk of the KAHCE President
•  Message from Your ACHE Regent - Spring 2017
•  Join Us in Wichita!
•  KAHCE Transition
•  Seven Sponsored Students Reflect on ACHE Congress
•  Membership Report
•  Advancing in ACHE - Part 2
•  Tapping Community Physicians for Innovation Ideas
•  6 Tips for Working With a Poor Team Player


From the Desk of the KAHCE President

Roger A. Masse, FACHE

I hope everyone is having or planning a bit of time for family/friends/play this summer. The national agenda and our respective state agendas going forward will challenge us all no matter the direction it takes.

In light of these ever-changing challenges in healthcare, I was reviewing the drafts of the articles to be included in this newsletter.

  • Janet Stanek's comments as our Regent to the College are most apropos. The commitments of the ACHE and your state chapter, KACHE, to prioritizing objectives that are intended to help all of us in our daily efforts to improve our system is the core of what we do. The networking opportunities are every changing and now includes not only the website but also LinkedIn and Twitter. While nothing substitutes for face to face discussions, these tools are intended to foster more communication.
  • Welcome to Ron Marshall as the KHA Liaison to KAHCE. THANK YOU Melissa Hungerford for all of your efforts over the years. Your contribution of time and commitment are part of the story of KAHCE and its ongoing success.
  • And what amazing and thoughtful reflections from the students that attended the Congress this past March. The commitments made after sharing their perspectives should make those of us more “senior” members of ACHE feel secure to the long term sustainability of our organization and to its drive to improve the patient experience.
  • To the new and renewing members: thank you for looking to us as a valuable asset as you progress in your careers. Help us to grow more members, more advancing Fellows, and even higher rates of renewed memberships. Share your ideas and get active in committees and eventually the Board.
  • Tony Thompson: thanks for printing this series on Advancement. For those of you moving toward advancement and for those thinking about it, please know that many current Fellows would be available with any help we can provide. Use the tools that are there to help. Please persevere. It is worth the "trip."
  • Read more on how we can individually tap into the knowledge and ideas from our community physicians. A strong communication base and joint efforts can only enhance the services we provide our patients/families in this every changing environment.
  • Remember to assist a co-worker to become a better team player, as the brief list of strategies outlines.

Lastly, remember that we have another education program scheduled for September 6, 2017 in Wichita. The topics will be announced shortly. Face to face credits will be identified in the announcements.