|Amjed S. Baghdadi, MHA/MBA, CPHQ, FACHE|
I am pleased to report that the South Texas Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (STC-ACHE) has had a very active and engaged year to date! We on the Board of Directors for the local chapter have worked diligently to organize several activities. We kicked off the year in January with a well-attended, highly-praised Healthcare Landscape full-day educational and networking event co-hosted with the South Texas Chapter of Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and the Greater San Antonio Healthcare Foundation (GSAHF). As we enter the final quarter and begin to wind down the year's activities, I reflect back on the year and am grateful for five well-attended educational events, two highly enjoyable networking events, a robust advancement cohort and subsequent advancement seminar, and three extremely rewarding community service activities at the Food Banks in San Antonio and Corpus Christi.
This current issue of the STC-ACHE Newsletter is dedicated to the third quarter of 2012. Our goal for this Newsletter is to update you on the Educational Event on July 28, the Advancement Seminar on August 3, the San Antonio Food Bank activity on August 25, and the Networking Event on September 14. Also, we would like to share our Board of Directors Policy and Code of Ethics that we are finalizing; the documents describe the responsibilities of the Board members and help us better serve you in coming years.
In addition we would like to invite you to join us in San Marcos on October 26 in the afternoon for the first collaborative JOINT educational event hosted with the Central Texas Chapter of ACHE (CTC-ACHE). We have been working diligently since last year to coordinate this event and are excited to provide you with an opportunity to network with the ACHE members in Central Texas.
Finally, please take a moment to review the STC-ACHE Calendar 2012
located on our website. The calendar highlights our many activities throughout the year, lists the Board of Directors meetings, which are open to our members, and illustrates how active your local chapter has been this year. As always, I am open to your feedback, suggestions, and participation in our events and on our Board.
Best wishes and I look forward to seeing you soon at one of our events,
Amjed S. Baghdadi, FACHE