6/15/2014 Fall 2015 Volume 13
In This Issue
President's Message Fall 2015
Message from Your ACHE Regent - Fall 2015
Vice President's Message- Fall 2015
Chapter Happenings
South Texas Chapter – American College of Healthcare Executives 2015 Annual Chapter Awards
STC-ACHE Mentoring Program: “A Call for Mentors”
Leadership and Professional Development
Healthcare Leadership - Thoughts From My Foxhole
Improving Communication for Better Retention
Host a Successful Feedback Session
Join the ACHE Official Group on LinkedIn
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ACHE National News
Administrative Notes
Request for e-Newsletter Articles
Ensure delivery of Chapter E-newsletter (Disclaimer)
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Chapter Officers
David A. Tapia, MBA, FACHE
Vice President
CAPT (Ret) Robert "Bob" Rahal, MPA, FACHE
Immediate Past President
Angelo A. Armondo, MHA, FACHE
Stacy Foremski
MAJ (Ret) Ming Wong, MBA, FACHE
President's Message Fall 2015
Dave Tapia, MBA, FACHE, FHIMSS, President, STC-ACHE


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!



President, South Texas Chapter

American College of Healthcare Executives
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