|Message from Your ACHE Regent - Fall 2016|
Message from Your ACHE Regent
The state of North Carolina has been in the national news lately…and I am not talking about the presidential campaigns! Unfortunately, the eastern coast of NC was attacked by Hurricane Matthew on Oct 7-8, 2016. My home county, Robeson, was hit particularly hard. The impact on the healthcare system was dramatic during and after the storm. I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you that called, sent emails or text messages of encouragement and concern. Even more, is the thanks I give to each of you that offered support in various ways. The healthcare community has been phenomenal in responding to needs. During the storm and immediately afterwards, Southeastern Health was cut off from the world through email and internet and roads locally were impassable from downed trees, floods or destruction. Thank you to all the suppliers who somehow made sure we had medical supplies, linens, food and water. Thank you to those who came to our aide and provided needed cleaning supplies and people to assist with the cleanup. Thank you to those who have made donations to help healthcare workers who lost everything. It is refreshing and comforting to know the broader healthcare community comes to aide in times like this. I am proud to be a part of a community that steps up to help each other.
Thank you to all who voted in the Regent election. Results should be in soon.
All four North Carolina ACHE chapters have been very busy this fall. Sandhills provided 4.5 hours of face-to-face education credits on Sept. 30. Attendance was great. The panels were excellent. Thanks to all who worked to put together the event.
ACHE of the Triad will host an event on Nov. 16 for 1.5 hours of face-to-face credit. The topic will be Care for the Uninsured and Underinsured.
Greater Charlotte Healthcare Executives chapter will host an event on Nov. 9 in collaboration with Pfeiffer University. The topic will be Leadership Development for Developing Leaders.
Triangle Healthcare Executives’ Forum will host a networking event on Nov. 17 in collaboration with UNC HESA.
Keep in mind that you do not have to be a member of the individual chapter to attend any of these educational offerings. Details can be found on the individual chapter websites. They provide wonderful, affordable opportunities to get face-to-face credit and network with peers across the state.
Joann Anderson, FACHE
Regent for North Carolina