|THEF members at the August 20 Networking Event at Tobacco Road in Durham|
|Message from THEF's President|
In addition to providing our traditional education and networking events for 2014, we, as a board, set a couple of lofty goals for Triangle Healthcare Executives’ Forum.
One of our goals was to plan a Senior Leadership/CEO Roundtable Breakfast to encourage involvement of senior leaders in our chapter, and I am pleased to report that we hosted this wonderful event on September 23 at MacGregor Downs Country Club in Cary.
This members-only event featured three panelists—Donald Gintzig, President & CEO of WakeMed Health & Hospitals, David Strong, COO of UNC Health Care System Affiliations/President of Rex Healthcare and Carolyn Carpenter, Interim Senior Vice President of Duke University Health System. They shared their insights on the value of implementing operational strategic plans, even during a time of great transformation.
One of our other goals and initiatives was to host a day-long event highlighting innovation we are seeing in our industry. And I am thrilled to announce that the THEF Innovation Summit is scheduled for October 23 at Embassy Suites in Cary. We have three panels and moderators lined up to cover innovation in finance, operations, and information technology.
We are so grateful for the financial support of our sponsors—LabCorp and HealthScape Data, as well as our partners—Triad Chapter of American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), North Carolina Healthcare Financial Management Association, and North Carolina Association of Healthcare Quality. Finally, this event would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of our THEF subcommittee members who worked for months to bring this idea to fruition—Jonathan Thornhill, Rachel Baker, Neil Kinard, and Jessica Landin.
We hope that you will register today for this event, which will allow you to earn 4.0 ACHE Face-to-Face credits. Learn more here.
Fourth quarter is always a busy time for THEF in hosting some great events, but it’s also the time when we begin planning for the next year. Neil Kinard, president-elect will be moving into the leadership role in January, and our chapter will be in GREAT and capable hands. In December, we will be hosting our board’s planning retreat—an opportunity to get to know our new board members, build on successes of previous years, and set goals for the year to come. Between now and early December, I would encourage you to share any ideas you might have on programs that you would like to see or areas for improvement that you think we need to address.
Thank you for your support of Triangle Healthcare Executives’ Forum, and since this will be my last president’s letter before late December, I would like to wish you the happiest of holiday seasons!
-Carol Dorn Sanders