South Texas Chapter of ACHE Newsletter

September 2021
In This Issue
President's Message Summer 2021
Vice President's Message Summer 2021
Message from Your ACHE Regent - Summer 2021
Leadership and Professional Development
Healthcare Leadership - Thoughts From My Foxhole
Chapter Happenings
Diversity Committee Director Update
STC-ACHE Local Program Councils
2021 STC-ACHE Student Symposium
Programs Committee Update
Programs Committee Update
Member Spotlight
Member Spotlight - Pressanna Parackal
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Chapter Officers

President

Mary Anne Weidner, MHA

maweidner1@yahoo.com

 

Immediate Past President

Roxanne Rosa, MHA, FACHE

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Vice President

Kimberly A. Tansey, DPT, FACHE

kimbot@gmail.com


Secretary

Roxanne Rosa, MHA, FACHE

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Vice President's Message Summer 2021
Kimberly A. Tansey, FACHE

Since moving to South Texas, I am always surprised when September rolls around and people start talking about autumn.  The changing of the seasons is much more subtle here than back east, with less 100-degree days (in a row, at least) and more school buses getting back on the road.  With fall upon us, we will be spending more time indoors and around groups of people.  In the healthcare sector, that means a potential increase in transmission rates and a continued increase in our admitted patient population.  Now is not the time to stop the preventive measures, nor is it the time to send confusing messages to our community.  We must be united about our support to follow the science and promote access to vaccines and personal protective gear for everyone, including those most at risk.

For those who attended ACHE Congress this year, you may have seen panelists speak about getting out into the community to deliver education, medications, supplies, and vaccines.  It takes out-of-the-box thinking to deliver healthcare to all, and South Texas is poised to be a leader in this forward thinking.  A group of over 40 volunteers heard the call to improve the living conditions for a vulnerable population in our own backyard and spent an August day with SAMMinistries cleaning, painting, organizing, and building toys.  Their mission to reduce homelessness in San Antonio is aligned well with our mission to improve the health of our community, and our partnership with this charitable organization is one we will continue to strengthen over the coming years.  Thank you to all who dedicated their time to make this event a success!

We continue to host many events virtually and gradually to introduce some in person elements.  Our upcoming Student and Early Careerist Symposium will be hosted virtually for the first time ever, while our fall education event will be our traditional face-to-face style.  The Rio Grande Valley local programs council is hosting a virtual event, and we will be starting our second Board of Governors’ exam review series virtually soon.  Check our website or Facebook site for updated information.

Your Board is working to make the South Texas Chapter a pillar of excellence in this community. Please let us know if you have any suggestions or wish to become further involved.  Be well, and I hope to see you soon!

~Kim

Kimberly A. Tansey, DPT, FACHE
Vice President / President-Elect, South Texas Chapter of ACHE
kimbot@gmail.com

 

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