ACHE Newsletter

Sandhills Chapter
Quarterly News May 2017
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Message from your SHEF President
Message from your SHEF VP
SHEF Member News
SHEF Receives Chapter Merit Award
How Satisfied are you with SHEF?
Upcoming Education Opportunities
SHEF's Spring Summit Sold Out!
Fellow Advancement Webinars
Board of Governors Exam Fee Waiver Campaign: March 1–June 30
Call for Nominations for the 2018 Slate
Articles of Interest
6 Ways to Boost Alignment and Improve Strategy Execution
The Social Side of Emotional Intelligence: Bad Habits to Avoid
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SHEF Board of Directors

President: Brian Canfield, MHA, FACHE


Vice President: Jeanenne Watters, FACHE

Treasurer: Yvette Leger, MBA, FACHE


Education Chair: Warren McDonald, PhD 

Communications Chair: Lindsay Maher, MPA

ACHE Regent for NC: Joann Anderson, MSN, FACHE


Message from your SHEF President
Brian Canfield, FACHE

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. 

We 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.

Our 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.

We need 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.

We still 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 session. 

Thanks 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

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