|President's Message Winter 2017|
|CAPT Lynn Downs, PhD, FACHE, President, STC-ACHE|
Welcome to 2017 and I am privileged to help lead our chapter as
we continue to excel and grow in 2017. We have a busy year ahead of us
with lots of exciting educational, volunteer and social activities planned for
our members. Many of these ideas were
developed at the board of director’s strategic off-site held in December
2016. This gave us the opportunity to
reflect on what we did in 2016 and see where we want to strategically move
forward for 2017.
I hope you were able to attend and enjoy the South Texas Joint
Health Care Annual Healthcare Landscape 2017, sponsored by local affiliates of
the American College of Healthcare Executives, Healthcare Financial Management
Association and Greater San Antonio Hospital Council. This event was attended
by almost 300 health care executives from our area. We had an outstanding key note address by VADM Raquel C.
Bono, Director Defense Health Agency where she discussed many aspects of Military
Medicine in 2017 with opportunities for greater civilian – military integration. The STC ACHE
continues to grow our healthcare community relationships for program
At this year's Congress on Healthcare Leadership, I will have
the distinct pleasure of formally accepting the 2016 ACHE Award of Chapter
Distinction for Chapter
Merit & Sustained Chapter Performance Awards.
have many great events planned for the upcoming year. Please go to our web site at stc.ache.org to
find all the specifics on the many upcoming events. If you would like to get
involved in the chapter through service on one of the committees, please email
me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to working with everyone on this dynamic and
changing landscape in South Texas healthcare.
Downs, PhD, FACHE