American College of Healthcare Executives
Fall 2011 Volume 4 (3)
In This Issue

Message From The STC ACHE President
Message from the Regent - Texas Central & South
Healthcare Leadership: Thoughts From My Foxhole
Member and Community Leadership
Mission Trail Baptist Hospital – Built on 108 Years of Trust
ACHE: For Leaders Who Care…..But Do They?
Home Health Referral Physician Marketing
Report Examines Lower Body Blast Injuries
Mall Sets Sights on South Texas Healthcare Clinics
ACHE Continuing Education At Your Convience
Request for Hot Topic eNewletter Articles
Ensure delivery of Chapter E-newsletter (Disclaimer)


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Humana Military Healthcare Service Tricare South
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Integrative Center for Homeland Security
South Texas Regional Advisory Council for Trauma
National Cancer Institute
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Chapter Officers

Immediate Past President
Jeanette R. Skinner, RN, MBA, FACHE
Greater St Louis Area

Karla Krueger-Strawn, MHA
San Antonio, TX

Vice President
Walt Dannenberg, MHA/MBA
San Antonio, TX

Charles Scott Hughes, MHA/MBA, FACHE
San Antonio, TX

Gennell Kidder, MHA
San Antonio, TX
Healthcare Leadership: Thoughts From My Foxhole
David A. Rubenstein, FACHE, Past Chairman, ACHE

This past weekend I wrote notes to a number of colleagues who recently had professional articles published. In my note I thanked them for their “efforts that expand the body of knowledge in their profession.”

That got me to thinking about the personal effort that goes into writing, balanced against the reasons someone should undertake that effort.

Yep, I’m going to challenge you to consider writing an article that expands the body of knowledge in our chosen profession: healthcare leadership, management, and administration.

There are, admittedly, a variety of personal efforts that go into writing: First, most of us have a plate full of duties and responsibilities that keep us busy at work and at home. To tackle another project sometimes seems a daunting chore. Second, most professional writing requires research and many people don’t feel they have ready access to the sources needed. Third, putting our thoughts on paper for all to see puts us out there for all to see, and to be commented about.  And, fourth,  balancing the personal efforts that are the returns that come from writing.

We all have a story to tell.  We all have lessons to share.  We all have the ability to make a  significant impact on our chosen profession.  And we all have the ability to help colleagues who may have something to learn from us. 

Finally, there is the feel good sense of having made a difference.

You should also know that ACHE will recognize your effort through our commitment to service incentive program.

So here’s the challenge.......consider what you have to share with your colleagues and our profession.  Then sit down and put it on paper.         

Best wishes for your writing and for every success!

Major General, US Army, David A. Rubenstein, FACHE, is Commanding General Army Medical Department Center & School and Chief, Medical Service Corp, Ft. Sam Houston, Texas and serves on the STC ACHE Publications Committee. 

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October 28, 2011

STC-ACHE Fall Educational Program

Video Conference Satellite Series 

  • Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital, San Antonio, TX

  • Corpus Christi VA Outpatient Clinic, Corpus Christi, TX

  • South Texas VA Health Care Center at Harlingen, Harlingen, TX

  • McAllen Va Outpatient Clinic, McAllen, TX

  • Universidat de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico

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