An Independent Chapter of American College of Healthcare Executives The Superior Chapter
September 2010
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Welcome Back from the 2010-2011 Chairman, Christopher D. Van Gorder, FACHE

Lifelong learning is a key element of my professional development. As a Student Associate you are demonstrating a 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.

I joined ACHE when I was a graduate student and became active in the student association. After graduation, I joined the local ACHE-affiliated group and continued to use both the group and ACHE programs as my source of continuing education.

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 the My ACHE page on ache.org 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 whether 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.
  • I encourage you to use ACHE’s Code of Ethics and Ethical Policy Statements as primary reference points for ethical performance and decision making. Study and discuss ethical issues as you refine the values that will guide you throughout your career.
  • I am fortunate 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.

During your time as a student, ACHE is there to help you lay the foundation for a successful career in which you can learn, network and grow as a leader dedicated to improving healthcare delivery.

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In This Issue
Welcome Back from the 2010-2011 Chairman, Christopher D. Van Gorder, FACHE
Explore the Students Area on ache.org
Win Up to $3,000 and a Free Trip to Congress!
Invite Your Local ACHE Regent or Chapter Leaders to Visit Your Campus
Apply for the ACHE Postgraduate Fellowship and Minority Internship
Browse Our Online Directory of Fellowships
Career Corner: Perspectives From ACHE's Minority Intern, Eric Alvarez
Save the Date
Apply for the Stuart A. Wesbury Jr. Postgraduate Fellowship and ACHE Minority Internship by December 1, 2010.
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