We had an interesting year with our share of challenges and wins. The Board of Directors has been working hard for our members to continue to deliver great value.
Some recent developments include the new chapter website, an additional BOG Exam study session and new philanthropic opportunities.
As we enter 2016, I would like to encourage all of our members to make a commitment to mindfulness and achieving a work-life balance. One of the lessons that I have learned this year is that in our profession we can become easily consumed in our work and related commitments. Life is truly much more than work and time at the office or accolades. Recently high profile executives in the technology industry have demonstrated a commitment to family and their personal values through encouraging paternity leave, increased leave and alternative benefits to employees to enhance work life balance.
Let’s seek to improve the state of healthcare starting with our own personal health. Set the example, make your explicit message match your implicit messaging.
Have a joyous and safe holiday season!
Dave Tapia, MBA, FACHE, FHIMSS
President, South Texas ChapterAmerican College of Healthcare Executives