The last three months have been quite active for our SOHL chapter
as we have produced a consistent stream of quality programs for the community that
support both the educational and professional development goals of our chapter,
while also providing quality networking opportunities for our members.
Demonstrating our ongoing support and involvement with the San
Diego university community, many of our senior leaders volunteered for a “mock
interview” program at SDSU as we helped prepare over 20 graduate students for
the rigors of the real-world interviewing process.
Additionally, SOHL has fully subscribed its mentorship program. Our
mentor program co-chairs, Ada Clark and Sarah Guerard, have done an excellent
job of matching 40 pairs of mentors and mentees from across the county. This
program allows our mentees the benefit of direct and ongoing interaction with
many leaders from across the healthcare spectrum.
Highlight events from the past three months include:
- On April 19, we were hosted by the Family Health Centers of San
Diego with an outstanding program featuring Dr. Ashby Wolf, Chief Medical
Officer for Region 9 of CMS. As part of our emerging outreach to the physician
community, this event featured how MACRA legislation will change how Medicare
pays physicians and other clinicians who participate in the program. Moderated
by Nick Macchione – Director and Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Health
and Human Services Agency County of San Diego, California, additional panelists
for this highly informative event included Jan Sebring, Nurse Practitioner and
Clinical Applications Coordinator, Family Health Centers, and Vanessa
Schatzberg, Operations Manager, UC San Diego Health.
- On May 15, SOHL hosted an event downtown at Carrier Johnson
+ CULTURE entitled, "Enhancing Patient and Employee Experience
Through Long-Range Facilities Planning." Nearly 50 people
attended to network with colleagues and learn from a healthcare architect,
engineer, and facilities planner as they shared their expertise on how a
long-range facilities funding plan can decrease overall costs, increase system
performance and longevity, and improve how patients and employees experience
their physical environment.
- We held our annual Early Careerist Network event on May 22 at
AMN Healthcare. This event was geared toward our members who are fresh out of
their graduate programs or those that are moving into healthcare as a new
career. The panel of four professionals focused on Administrative Fellowships
as well as advice for early careerists looking for employment, with advice from
those that had lived the navigation of the San Diego employment market. We had
a packed house of over 50 members and soon-to-be members!
- Finally, we are just completing SOHL’s nationally regarded
Advancement Study Group (ASG) which provides SOHL members with FACHE study
sessions provided by subject matter experts, SOHL Board members, and other health
leaders who have successfully passed the Board of Governors examination. The
study group lasted 14 weeks and culminated on June 20th. Please be aware of
announcements for our 2019 ASG as this is a program you don’t want to miss.
Additionally, please mark your calendars for future activities:
- The first is our SOHL Executive Program. Limited to 25 attendees,
this series is exclusively designed for preparing the next generation of senior
executives who will guide their organizations and significantly impact the
future of healthcare. The applicant should be at a “manager” or “director” level
position and have several years of work experience—and is an ACHE member. The
deadline to apply is Friday, July 27, 2018. Please check SOHL’s web site for
- On August 28, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., SOHL will partner with
University of Phoenix to host a workshop entitled, "Caring for an Aging
Population," on the University of Phoenix campus to discuss physical,
psychological, and social aging in the healthcare industry. Local healthcare
experts in senior care, skilled nursing home care, and aging will share new trends
and insights into this growing field.
- On October 17, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., SOHL will again
partner with University of Phoenix to host a Women's Health Expo focused
on "mind, body and spirit" in women's health. Vendors and
speakers will be there to demonstrate and discuss such things as physical
fitness, diversity, leadership, dressing for success, personalized medicine,
financial health, mindfulness, and more.
- Please plan to attend SOHL’s 10th Annual Conference scheduled for
October 26 at Scripps La Jolla: Facing the Drug Crisis: Politics, Costs,
Consequences and Solutions. National keynotes and experts from
across the spectrum—healthcare, recovery, law enforcement, and academia—will look
at the role of healthcare, politics, and pharma in the crisis, how the epidemic
and its costs have overshadowed the benefits of new life-saving drugs, and
what’s being done or suggested to confront the problem.
Finally, one of the main reasons we can provide such high-quality
programming is the ongoing support of our supporting partners. We would like to
welcome our newest sponsors to the SOHL community and look forward to ongoing
involvement and shared commitment to enriching the path of professional
Darrell Atkin, CPXP