An Independent Chapter of American College of Healthcare Executives The Superior Chapter
September 2009
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Welcome Back from the 2009-2010 Chairman, Charles R. Evans, FACHE

Lifelong learning is a key element of my professional development. Becoming a Student Associate demonstrates your commitment to your own professional development. Whether you are a student returning to a campus for the fall semester or one who takes classes via distance learning, I encourage you to allow your ACHE membership to complement your academic training.

There are numerous ways that ACHE can enhance this period in your life. Here are just a few:

  • Your local ACHE chapter can be an excellent resource for networking and continuing education. All affiliates are automatically a member of their local ACHE chapter. Go to to identify your local chapter.
  • The ACHE Higher Education Network (HEN) is a collaborative effort between ACHE and health administration program directors that is designed to provide a valuable on-campus experience for students. Participation in the HEN entitles health administration faculty to a variety of resources and tools that enhance networking opportunities, and provide access to continuing education and current healthcare management issues. Go to the HEN Directory to see if your program is a member.
  • ACHE's Congress on Healthcare Leadership is one of the largest gatherings of healthcare leaders in the world. Congress, which features a Student Track, provides an unparalleled opportunity for networking and career enhancement.
  • ACHE’s Code of Ethics and Policy Statements are my primary reference points for ethical performance and decision making in my work. I encourage you to study and discuss ethical issues as you refine the values that will guide you throughout your career.
  • I am blessed to have worked with outstanding mentors. ACHE has a compilation of articles from Healthcare Executive’s former column “Leadership in Mentoring.” The articles provide practical steps for both mentors and protégés to help them get the most out of their mentoring experience.

I have learned that a critical competency to being an effective leader is to truly come to terms with who we are, what our values are, what we believe in and what our strengths and weaknesses are. During your time as a student, ACHE is there to help you during this important stage and set the foundation for a successful career as a leader dedicated to improving healthcare delivery.

In This Issue
Welcome Back from the 2009-2010 Chairman, Charles R. Evans, FACHE
Explore the Students Area on
Win Up to $3,000 and a Free Trip to Congress!
Invite Your Local ACHE Regent or Chapter Leaders to Visit Your Campus
Browse Our Online Directory of Fellowships in Health Services Administration
Apply for the ACHE Postgraduate Fellowship and Minority Internship
Career Corner: Perspectives From ACHE's Minority Intern, Kristin S. Love
Save the Date
Apply for the Stuart A. Wesbury Jr. Postgraduate Fellowship and ACHE Minority Internship by December 1, 2009.
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