American College of Healthcare Executives
First Quarter 2012
In This Issue

Message from the President
Regent's Award Goes to Our Own Kyle Dorsey
Message from the Regent: Focus on Fellows
Join us at THEF's Spring Networking Event Mar. 15
Meet Pacesetter Rhoda Pappert, FACHE
Fellows, Can You Spare Some Time?
Eastern Board Remains Busy
Heading to Congress in March?
News from National
Three Rules of Career Management for 2012
Upcoming Events
Ensure delivery of Chapter E-newsletter

Chapter Officers

Kyle Dorsey

Immediate Past President
Alan L. Copland

Christa Johnston

Sara Gregory

Board of Directors
Nick Anderson

David Ewing

Richa Gupta

Jim Murphy

Rhoda Pappert

Carol Dorn Sanders

Brian M. Wofford

Eastern North Carolina Local Program Council

Committee Chair
Michael R. Raisig

Committee Members
Scott B. Bankard
Megan S. Booth-Mills
Jay T. Briley, FACHE
Sem Ganthier
F. Matthew Gitzinger
Sandra J. Sackrison, FACHE
Meredith B. Sclater
Kelli P. Smith, FACHE
Lee A. Syphus, FACHE

Message from the President
Kyle Dorsey

Happy New Year!  
Last year was challenging for all of us in healthcare, with rising unemployment, increasing numbers of people becoming uninsured, and decreases in reimbursement from various insurance providers, including local and federal government. This year will not be any different. We will have to continue to prepare for healthcare reform, meaningful use, ICD10, and maintain our regular day-to-day operations. This is why THEF is so important to all of us.

Providing excellent service to our patients is complex. It requires all of us as to juggle multiple priorities while maintaining quality and cost effective healthcare that drives superior outcomes. To meet these challenges, we will have to collaborate with one another to create effective solutions that will make a difference for those we serve. THEF is supporting such collaboration.

On Thursday evening, May 24, THEF will host a Healthcare Leadership Summit. This event will bring together healthcare leaders from around the Triangle to discuss how they are preparing for and dealing with today’s major and unprecedented transformations in healthcare. This discussion will highlight ways leaders from across the spectrum of healthcare are coming together to create innovative ways to provide exceptional care and improve business continuity.  

This event in May will be one of many in 2012. In our annual membership survey this past year, the Board clearly heard the message that our members would like more educational and networking opportunities. So in February, THEF hosted its first educational opportunity of the year. For the remainder of the year, we’ve planned a minimum of one educational event every other month, plus other networking events. For the most up to date information, take a look at the Events Page, on THEF’s website.  

If you have ideas for ways to improve the chapter or you are looking for ways to get involved, please contact me or any board member to express your specific area(s) of interest. All of our contact information is on the Board Members Page of THEF’s website.
We are committed to supporting your professional needs in 2012 with leadership programming and excellent opportunities for networking and professional growth. 

Together, let’s make 2012 great.
Kyle Dorsey

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THEF Spring Networking Event

Thurs., March 15
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  

Maggiano’s, 8030 Renaissance Parkway, Durham 

$5. Join us! Please register here.

[For a complete listing of other ACHE and THEF activities, see "Upcoming Events" in this issue.]

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