In This Issue
President's Message
SOHL Programs: Quarterly Updates
Welcome Our Newest Members of SOHL!
FACHE® Recertification: It's Never Too Late to Begin Planning
Postgraduate Fellowships: Creating Future Leaders
Community Forums Enhance Members’ Experience
Healthcare Consultants Forum Member Directory: Connecting Executives to Consultants
Local Prep Course Offered for the BOG Exam
ACHE Joins a Partnership Focused on Improving Diagnostic Quality and Safety
Planning for the Continuation of Your Career
U.S. Medical Students Choosing Primary Care Specialties in an Eight-Year Decline
Improved Communication Leads to Higher Patient Outcomes, Lower Readmission Rates
Special Thanks to Our Platinum and Gold Sponsors
President's Message

Dear Colleagues,

As I near the end of my presidency, I am reflecting on the activities and events of the past nine months in our local community, on a national level, and abroad. The year has so far been marked by multiple significant earthquakes, gun violence, political turmoil, a devastating hurricane, a disease outbreak, and several major global protests. In a way, it doesn’t seem any different from past years, but each event creates new conversations, awakens dormant minds, and generates fresh ideas. Like many other organizations, SOHL leverages the current climate for educational purposes and develops programming in step with or just ahead of the hot topics. Our annual conference serves as a stellar example of such effort. For 10 consecutive years, SOHL has been bringing locally and nationally acclaimed speakers right to your door as part of the fall conference. This year is no exception. The planning committee has been working diligently on securing experts in the fields of crisis and emergency management to engage you in insightful conversations. I am excited to introduce to you the 11th annual conference, “Emergencies in Healthcare,” which will be held on October 25 at the Scripps Schaetzel Center in La Jolla. The speakers will bring various perspectives from the war zones, border health and safety, local emergencies, traumatic events, and disaster management, to name a few. A morning keynote will feature Robin Davis, MPA, CEM, CHPCP, Director of Disaster Management for Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston, TX. Mr. Davis oversees disaster preparation, response and recovery for the 15-hospital system. He has coordinated responses for H1N1 virus, Ebola, Super Bowl 51, and Hurricane Harvey. Be sure to visit our website for additional information and a complete list of the day’s panelists.

Don’t miss an opportunity to register as seating is limited. SOHL will once again offer 4.5 ACHE face-to-face education credits.

While the end of October is just around the corner, SOHL is working on offering several other exciting and engaging local events that I encourage you to attend. Check out the calendar on for more details and to register.

Remember, as a SOHL member you have access to all ACHE has to offer. Don’t delay and take advantage of the webinars, educational materials, and networking opportunities that are available to you on the national level.

Once again, thank you for your engagement and support!

Dasha Dahdouh, MPH

SOHL Chapter President