President’s Message – August, 2018
certainly hope you are enjoying your summer.
July has come to an end quickly which means summer vacations are
wrapping up and school is about to start.
On the subject of education, Sooner Healthcare Executives held a
fantastic, highly successful, annual leadership education Summit on July,
31. SHE hosted some of the most
well-known, most influential, leaders in Oklahoma to moderate panel discussions
and participate as panel members. The
discussion topics were timely, and the discussion content was rich with wisdom
and experience. I want to express my, and the Board’s, sincere appreciation for
their time and commitment to this wonderful education event.
would be remiss if I didn’t thank Yvon Fils-Aime, SHE’s Board member and
Education and Networking Committee Chairman for his wonderful leadership, and
his all volunteer committee for their hard work. Thank you so much! I cannot say enough about the wonderful job
this team performed.
Looking to the
near future, SHE will co-host a mult-chapter education conference with the
Northern and Eastern Texas ACHE chapters in September. This education event will be held in the
Dallas-Fort Worth area. The date is
scheduled for September 27th.
This education session will also be a panel event. The topics discussed will be:
Integrating the Principles
of Patient-Centered Care
Integration in the 21st Century
Improving the Health
Status of Your Community
Quality and Improving Costs
Details will be forthcoming. So please stay tuned in to your email and
SHE’s website for announcements with event details.
SHE is currently working on 2019’s
Summit. We anticipate changing the event
format to a speaker presentation. We
have done several panel discussions over the past two years and there has been
interest in returning to a speaker format.
Over the next few weeks, we anticipate finalizing our speaker. I believe the speaker and topic will be very
relevant to any healthcare organization.
It should be a popular event.
Stay tuned for those details as well.
One of SHE’s goals over the next
two years is to develop more ACHE graduate student chapters. We hope by the end of the summer we will be
announcing a new student ACHE chapter.
If you are a student member, or are affiliated with a graduate program
in healthcare administration, whether MBA, MPH, MSHA, etc., and would like to
establish an ACHE student chapter, please contact me to inquire how to go about
doing so. You may reach me at
918-859-5334 or via email at email@example.com
Lastly, SHE also set forth a goal
to start a physician leader education forum.
This was an idea set forth by Sam McAdams, Past President of SHE. We would be interested in knowing about
seasoned physician leaders (ie. CMO, VP of Medical Affairs) who would be
interested in facilitating a periodic group discussion. This group would be limited to physician
leaders only so that they can discuss pertinent topics among their colleagues
related to physician leadership. The
goal is to foster physician leadership development, and to help physicians
share knowledge about dealing with physician leadership challenges.
We would also like to know about
physician leaders (Medical Directors, CMOs, Chiefs of Staff, VP of Medical
Affairs, etc.) who would be interested in joining a group as a
participant. Those interested in leading
the group, and those interested in participating in the group, are encouraged
to contact me. 918-859-5334 or via email
I certainly hope
each of you enjoy the rest of the summer season. If you have any questions about the chapter, or
would like to become involved in the chapter, or have questions about the
chapter, please do not hesitate to contact me.
SHE exists to serve OK ACHE members and their education needs. As such, I look forward to hearing from you.