|Message from Your Maine ACHE Regent - Winter/Spring 2018|
Message from Your ACHE Regent
Hello Maine ACHE members and Fellows! Today is February 1! I hope that means we only have 6 weeks of winter left! Probably more like 8 in Maine! Hope you are all faring well!
I have a lot to update you on! On Friday, January 12, our chapter, the Northern New England Association of Healthcare Executives (NNEAHE), held its annual business meeting at the Wentworth by the Sea in Newcastle, NH. This meeting is where we discuss our Board membership, review our bylaws, look at our budget, develop our three year operations plan, and plan our education sessions for the coming year. It is a busy day!
One new initiative that we hope to get up and running in 2018, is a formal mentorship program for the Chapter. Mark Bonica, PhD from UNH and Chapter Board Member shared the results of a survey he had done on mentorships and the desire of our members to have those opportunities. It appears there is interest and we agreed to put a framework around a formal program and hopefully unveil that at the next annual meeting.
The Board nominated a new Maine member who will become an official Board member in November. Glenda Dwyer, RN, FACHE, VP of Operations at TAMC will be joining the NNEAHE Board! Congratulations and Welcome Glenda!
We did select themes for our education sessions in 2018. Tate Curti, FACHE and Christopher J. O’Donnell, FACHE will be securing speakers and we will hopefully have information on the content of the programs very soon! In the meantime, save the following dates for the coming year!
* February 16, 2018, Panel presentation on Health Insurance Exchanges- MHA Small and Rural Conference. 1.5 Face-to-Face Credits.
* March 25-29, ACHE Congress, Chicago.
* March 26, NNEAHE Chapter Networking in Chicago, Pops for Champagne, 7:30 p.m.!
* April 20, 2018, Spring education, Grappone Center, Concord, NH, 6 Face-to-Face credits.
* June 21, 2018, ACHE Breakfast at the MHA Summer Forum. ACHE leadership speaker TBA.
* November 1-2, 2018, Annual meeting and education, Wentworth by the Sea, New Castle, NH.
I hope that I will see you all at some point during the coming year! Thanks!
Marie Vienneau, FACHE
Regent for Maine