|Message from your SHEF President|
Yet another great event and turnout for our Spring Education Summit on April
13-14 in Wilmington. Thank you New Hanover Regional Health
Medical Center Orthopedic Hospital for allowing us to use the facility. We also want to say thank you to our group of subject matter experts who
willingly volunteered their time and expertise to serve as panelists and
moderators. We continue to raise the bar with our education events. We appreciate your attendance and welcome your comments on how we can continue
to improve these events. Our Fall Education Forum is planned for mid-late
September at Methodist University in Fayetteville. We have discussed
making the Fall Forum similar to the Spring Summit, spread over 2 days
beginning with an afternoon session and an evening networking reception on Day
1 followed by 3 sessions on Day 2. We will send out a “Save the Date”
notice very soon.
strongly encourage all of you to attend our Chapter events and bring a rising
healthcare leader with you. Your mentorship is a valuable resource to our
next generation of leaders. Please consider enrolling in the ACHE
mentorship program. Visit the ACHE website for additional information.
Chapter continues to follow our Strategic Plan. It is time for us to
conduct a refresh of our plan and reassess the priorities for the next 3
years. We invite you to participate in this process. We plan to
hold a Strategic Planning session sometime this summer, date/time/location to
be determined. More information will follow.
your help with promoting advancement to Fellow in ACHE. We need to offer
our encouragement and assistance to our Chapter members to successfully pass
the Board of Governors (BOG) exam. As you all know, there are a variety
of ways to prepare for this exam ranging from self-study to attending the ACHE
Cluster study session. Several Chapters in the Carolinas, Virginia, and
Georgia offer BOG exam review sessions. We would like to offer a BOG Exam
preparation course in the Sandhills area sometime later this year. We
will be contacting all of our Chapter members directly to assess the level of
interest in participating. Would it be best to run it like an ACHE
Cluster face-to-face all the way through on a weekend or would you prefer it
broken up in 1-2 hour sessions over several weeks? What about online versus in
person? Please let us know your preferences.
have many volunteer opportunities for you to become more involved with our
Chapter. We encourage you to join us on one of the SHEF Chapter
committees: 1) Event Planning Committee and 2) Communications Committee. We
also need your expertise as a panelist or moderator in an upcoming education
again to each of you for all that you do in your respective organizations to
help improve and advance the health of the communities we serve.
Brian Canfield, FACHE