|A Message from Your THEF President - Heather Jacobson|
Happy New Year, THEF Colleagues!
I am excited for all that 2017 has
in store, and I look forward to serving the chapter as your President.
First, I want to start by thanking
immediate past President Jessica Landin, FACHE, and my fellow THEF Board members
for their leadership and contributions in 2016. Last year the board coordinated
four Face-to-Face credit education events, two networking events and community
service opportunities. Additionally, we secured additional sponsorship support
to help keep these events at a low cost to our members!
The 2017 THEF Board held their
annual treat in November and has been busy planning chapter activities, growing
our committees, developing new programs, partnering with other healthcare
organizations and securing sponsorship support. I look forward to serving with
our Co-chairs and committee members this year in order to achieve our 2017
Our 2017 Goals include:
1) Increase membership engagement
This year, our goal is to offer twelve face-to-face
ACHE Credits and at least one hour of qualified credit.
We will continue to partner with other local professional
organizations to increase event attendance and add diversity to the
perspectives on our panels and other offerings. We already have the upcoming 22nd
Annual UNC HESA THEF Dinner on Cultural and Language Challenges of Diverse
Patient Populations on April 4, 2017, in which members can earn 1.5 ACHE face
to face credits.
Grow membership by 17% from both traditional areas of the
industry and new ones including the areas of healthcare continuum, academia,
pharma, research, consulting, physician services, and more. This includes
increasing our student involvement and growing membership with ENCHEG, our
local program council on the eastern side of the state.
2) Remain financially viable and develop a plan to generate additional
financial resources for the chapter.
Our Sponsorship committee has set a goal to raise $7,000 in
sponsorship money this year. Our sponsorship Co-Chairs, Heather Bogan and
Maryanne Volkringer, are off to a great start and have secured
sponsorship funding from Johnson & Johnson. We are also grateful for our continued sponsorship support from Duke MMCi, and LabCorp.
sustainability of chapter operations through effective leadership practices
by sustaining active board engagement during board operations and chapter
events, completing Chapter Governance self-assessments and developing strong
succession planning to cultivate continued strength in the board leadership for
4) Increase brand awareness and perceived value among members and key
stakeholders in healthcare leadership in order to promote ACHE's Mission,
Vision and Core Values.
In February, several members of the board participated in a
Lunch ‘N Learn panel at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in
order to share the benefits of THEF and provide career advice.
In order to promote and support
Advancement, we are planning on hosting a Board of Governor’s Prep Course for
Our Membership committee is working on a strategy to
increase engagement of senior leaders and executives as well as implement a
mentorship program in order to cultivate knowledge and experience for
We need your help
to achieve our chapter goals. Work, life and family, can make us feel that we
do not have time to take on more. However, one thing I have learned 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 you thinking:
Sign up for a committee: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0844a8ac28a3f94-commitee/45100073
an article on a local healthcare issue or innovation for the next THEF
coffee with an early or mid-careerist to serve as a chapter mentor
a THEF event in your organization’s newsletter
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- email@example.com. Either way, I look forward to
hearing from you and to meeting you at one of these upcoming THEF events:
is NOW OPEN!
April 2-UNC HESA/THEF-Panel on Challenges of Diverse Patient Populations. Registration is now Open!! Register Here
Here’s to a successful year!
Heather N Jacobson, M.S., CCC/SLP,
2017 President, Triangle Healthcare
Executives Forum (THEF)