We have had a very active quarter of activity since our last
Special thanks to new Board members – Christina Farias,
Operations Director and Terri Palazzo, Programming Director who have done a
great job scheduling and organizing multiple events in the last 90 days.
Also please note that we will have a new Treasurer as Nick
Haider will take over for Greg Finnegan effective this July 1st. Greg has done a great job in his usual quiet
manner as the Treasurer for the last three years.
One of the most important projects that we do as an ACHE
chapter is to conduct the Board of Governors Exam prep course which was offered
on May 5th. Twenty-four ACHE members spent
the day at Medstar Harbor Hospital reviewing topics and exam questions with
existing Fellows of MAHCE serving as presenters and facilitators of this
information. We even had a participant
fly to Baltimore from Georgia to take this course which is very reasonably
priced yet comprehensive. Special thanks
to Jody Goldsmith for arranging the course presenters, the schedule and the
venue and Christina for the catering set up with the Hospital. And of course thank you to Dennis Pullin, our
immediate past Regent and his team at the hospital for hosting the event. If the participants in the prep course take
and pass the exam, they’ll get their $75 fee back – what a deal!
We offered an educational program in collaboration with the
Delaware ACHE (known as Health Leadership Network of the Delaware Valley –
HLNDV) in Salisbury, Maryland on April 21st. The Delaware panel brought representatives
from three hospital systems and one health department to discuss “Improving
the Health Status of Your Community”. The Maryland panel discussed the Opioid Crisis in Maryland and how it is
being addressed at various levels of government and society. We are looking to collaborate with Delaware
again and we are also considering an outreach to Western Maryland and
On May 18, we had our chapter meeting with the
legislative update of the Maryland legislative session. This was one of the most interactive sessions
I have seen with a short presentation and then about half of the time for
questions and discussion.
We need volunteers to join the Programming Committee
especially for development of the All Day Educational Session in October. If you are able to assist please contact me
or Terri Palazzo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope to see you on July 20 at our next
chapter meeting at the Columbia Sheraton, where the topic will be Emergency Preparedness.
Scott D. Burleson, MBA, FACHE