August 2018
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Regent's Message
Message from your ACHE Regent
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Oklahoma Annual Healthcare Executives Summit
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Are You Leading for Safety?
Increase in Healthcare M&A Activity Continues in 2018
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Regent's Message
Tim Johnsen, Regent
Message from your ACHE Regent

Message from your ACHE Regent

Summer 2018

Dear colleagues – as we find ourselves in the middle of another hot Oklahoma summer, I’m reminded of the great work that each of you day every day to care for the communities you serve. Your commitment to your career and your professional affiliation with ACHE demonstrates that you expect the very best of care for the citizens of our great state. I’ve yet to reach out for help in any of our health care arenas and been turned down; Oklahoma health care leaders are generous with their knowledge and resources. Even though we compete in some ways and in some markets, I’ve witnessed time and again how none of that ever gets in the way of doing what’s best for the health of our communities. I’m very proud to be here and please know that I want to represent each one of you in this role as Regent.

It was great fun watching the Sooner Healthcare Executives as they planned for our highly successful Summit. It was the Sooner Healthcare Executive’s Annual Healthcare Leadership Summit held on Tuesday, July 31 in Oklahoma City. We featured keynote speaker, Sarah Fontenot, BSN, JD, CSP, who spoke on “Leading with Excellence in Uncertain Times” which I think we all benefitted from. This day-long summit provided us with six face-to-face hours and one qualified education hour through ACHE. There was a reception the evening before. I’m very pleased to announce that the education committee secured corporate support and sponsorships for this program to keep the cost to our members as low as possible – incredible work! I hope you were able to take advantage of this exceptional educational offering and networking event. We had 119 people in attendance; great job to the team!

One person who has really stood out in the development of this program has been one of our board members, Yvon Fils-Aime, who is the Behavioral Health and Wellness Program Manager at the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (does that all fit on his name badge?). Yvon is passionate about continuing education and health improvement and it is evident in the work he has put into this summit (along with many others of course). Yvon tells me that he actively participates in our chapter because “…it aligns with my passion for health improvement. Part of my career has been to educate health care providers and manage diverse and complex healthcare systems and I realized that the chapter offers education and networking to address similar situations.” He adds “being part of ACHE brings more credibility to the commitment that I have to improve the quality of the health of Oklahomans and it also allows me to learn from the healthcare leaders that offer solutions”. It’s obvious that Yvon takes his role on the board seriously and has invested a lot of time planning this summit – thank you Yvon!

As your Regent, please know that I am here to assist in any way. Don’t every hesitate to reach out. I am committed to increasing our membership, increasing our number of Fellows across the state, increasing diversity amongst our membership and having our chapter stand out and be recognized for the exceptional work that is occurring. I certainly hope to see many of you at the Summit. In the meantime, if I can be of any assistance, I’m just a phone call or email away.

Tim Johnsen, FACHE

Regent for Oklahoma

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