|A Message from Your THEF President|
Dear THEF Colleagues:
It’s hard to believe it’s already October! This means that THEF
Board elections are upon us and I encourage anyone who is still considering
contributing to the Board next year to reach out to president-elect Heather
Jacobson or me this week. There is no contribution too small, so don’t miss
your opportunity to participate on the Board in 2017!
I am encouraged by our chapter’s progress towards our 2016
Our September 26th 3rd annual Transformative Care Summit was a
success with over 110 people in attendance. Attendees earned 4.5 Face to Face
credits, bringing us to 10.5 Face to Face credits so far this year. Our October
20th Senior Executive Networking Breakfast, featuring senior executives from
Duke, Rex and WakeMed will bring us to 12 Face to Face credits for the year,
which is the max allowed to each chapter by ACHE and also enough to fulfill the
Face to Face credit requirement towards advancing to Fellow (FACHE).
Speaking of advancement to Fellow, three chapter members have
advanced to FAHCE in 2016. These include myself, Carol Dorn Sanders from
Project Data Sphere, LLC., and Dawn Peele, from Carolina East Health System.
Congratulations on your accomplishment! A ton of work goes into this, and after
years of working towards the requirements to advance, I know I felt a sense of
relief walking out of the testing center after completing my last requirement.
I’m sure Carol and Dawn did as well! Another 15 members are eligible for
advancement but have not yet completed the exam, and still another 140 are
eligible to start the application process. Please let us know how we can
support you in this process!
Our generous sponsors have helped us make exceptional progress
towards our sponsorship goals. Thank you LabCorp, Duke MMCi, Medstaff National
Medical Staffing, Visantis Healthcare Services, and WakeMed Health and
Hospitals. Your contributions are very much appreciated and help us be able to
provide high quality educational programming to our members.
Networking and Community Service:
Look for a save the date for an early November networking and
charity event soon! These will round out our year and our goals of hosting two
of each opportunity this year, in addition to the Face to Face education.
Finally, I highly encourage you to grab a ticket to our last
education event of the year- our Senior Executive Networking breakfast. This
event is members-only, 1.5 Face to Face credit, and is capped at 40 attendees
to facilitate maximum participation and networking. Katie Galbraith, President
of Duke Regional, Steve Burriss, President of Rex UNC Healthcare, and Tom
Gough, SVP and Administrator of WakeMed Cary will talk to the group about
building high performing teams over breakfast at the MacGregor Downs Country
Club in Cary. A few tickets remain: Register here!
Thank you for your membership. I look forward to seeing you on
October 20th or at our November networking and charity event.
Jessica Landin, MHA, FACHE