|A Message from Your THEF President|
Happy New Year, THEF Colleagues!
I am excited for all that 2016 has in store, and I look
forward to serving the chapter as your President.
First, I want to start by thanking immediate past President Neil
Kinard, FACHE, and my fellow THEF Board members for their leadership in 2015.
Last year the board coordinated four Face-to-Face credit education events, two
networking events, and several opportunities to volunteer alongside fellow chapter
members. Their contributions laid a strong foundation and set us up to succeed
The 2016 THEF Board is in full swing! After a full day
retreat in December, the new Board has been busy setting goals and planning
chapter activities for the year. We have
a dedicated team, from a variety of local healthcare organizations, working
hard to serve you and to add value to your experience as a THEF member.
Our 2016 Goals
1) Continue to
provide value to chapter members by offering timely, high quality, continuing
education opportunities. This year, our goal is to offer at least nine
face-to-face ACHE Credits. We have four face-to-face opportunities already
planned for this year; as well as several networking events (see dates below).
We continue to partner with other local professional organizations to add
diversity to the perspectives on our panels and other offerings.
2) Grow, Diversify, and
Strengthen. With over 600 members
from all corners of the healthcare industry, THEF already has a strong presence
in the Triangle Healthcare community. Yet, this year we hope to:
membership by nearly 10% from both traditional areas of the industry and
new ones. Our recent member survey indicated that our members work in
hospitals, academia, pharma, research, consulting, physician services, and
more. Potential new members may come from new hires to your organization,
professionals looking to stay current in their career, or even emerging areas
of the industry.
involvement from senior leaders and executives. In order to cultivate knowledge
and experience to further our profession, we need senior level participation!
3) Promote and
Support Advancement. For those of us
eligible for, or thinking about, advancement, the chapter has tools and mentors
available to help – please reach out!
4) Give back by
participating in at least two community service activities. As many of us know, it is difficult to
transform healthcare outcomes without addressing the social determinants of
health. Join us for one of the volunteer opportunities to support local
organizations working to alleviate social or health issues in our community – staring
with the NC Food Bank on March 4.
5) Continue to
partner with local healthcare organizations. We have a lofty sponsorship goal this year – $8,000
to support local THEF programming. We are
on our way to achieving this goal thanks to LabCorp and WakeMed!
We need your help to achieve our chapter goals. Work, life
and family, can make us feel that we have time to take on more. However, one
thing I have learned in my six years as an ACHE member is that the
more you put in, the more you get out. I encourage you to find at least one thing you can contribute to help
strengthen the chapter and enhance your experience.
A few ideas to get
Volunteer at an event
Join us for a morning of community service
Write an article on a local healthcare issue or innovation for the next THEF
Have coffee with an early or mid-careerist to serve as a chapter mentor
Advertise a THEF event in your organization’s newsletter
Sponsor the chapter or a specific event
Invite a friend or colleague to join you at an upcoming event and/or encourage
them to join THEF
Whether you have one hour or 50 hours to give, we want to hear from you. Feel
free to contact me directly or to email the THEF inbox- firstname.lastname@example.org. Either way, I look forward to hearing from you
and to meeting you at one of these upcoming THEF events:
4, 9am-12pm- North Carolina Food Bank- 5 spots open- RSVP to email@example.com
- March 10- Best Practices in Adapting to Local
Regulations, Markets, and Trends- Registration NOW OPEN
- April 7-
UNC HESA/THEF- Panel on Telemedicine- Save the Date!
Here’s to a successful year!
Jessica Landin, MHA
President, Triangle Healthcare Executives Forum (THEF)