Happy New Year! It is hard to
believe that my tenure as your THEF President is over, and I
have passed the torch on to our 2018 President, Christa Johnston. As I look back at what we accomplished
last year, I want to thank the THEF Board and Committee members for their
support, engagement and contributions. I would like to take this time
to update you on the progress towards our 2017 Chapter Goals:
1) Increase membership engagement
Our goal was to offer twelve
face-to-face ACHE Credits and at least one hour of qualified credit. The
ability to offer high-quality events with distinguished panelists locally allows our members the opportunity to receive credits needed to meet
I am happy to report that for 2017,
We have continued to partner with
other local professional organizations. On November 30th, we held our
"THEF Gives Thanks" Networking and Food Drive with UNC HESA. Additionally, on December 13th, we offered another 0.5 Qualified credits at
our Healthcare Holiday Mixer. We have been collaborating with the Greater Charlotte Healthcare
Executives Group (GCHEG) and the other NC ACHE chapters to offer a 3.0 F2F credits education event on February 14, 2018 in
conjunction with North Carolina Hospital Association's Winter Meeting. I especially want
to thank our Regent, Al Taylor, for his assistance with coordinating this
This past year, our goal was to grow
membership by 17% from both traditional areas of the industry and new ones
including the areas of healthcare continuum. We have recently completed our
“Reinstatement Roundup” targeting lapsed members and fellows to reinstate
their membership, reinstating 24% of our lapsed members!
2) Remain financially viable and develop a plan to generate
additional financial resources for the chapter.
Sponsorship co-chairs, Heather Honeycutt
and Maryanne Volkringer, exceeded our Sponsorship goals for 2017. We would especially like to
acknowledge our sponsors that helped subsidize the cost of our events:
Gold Level: Johnson & Johnson, LabCorp and Aurora Diagnostics
Additionally, we would like to thank
UNC Healthcare for their Silver Level Sponsorship for 2018!
If you or your organization is
interested in sponsorship,
please reach out to Heather Honeycutt or Maryanne Volkringer.
sustainability of chapter operations through effective leadership practices.
the year, we worked to sustain active board engagement during board
operations and chapter events and develop a strong succession plan to
cultivate continued strength in board leadership for future years. We have submitted an application for ACHE’s Grant
Program for Chapter Innovation to improve engagement in senior-level executives
in THEF Operations and Services. Additionally, to help support the mission of
THEF and support members' professional, educational and leadership needs, we provided two scholarship opportunities this past year:
Scholarship Winner: Jonathan Forte,
Associate Administrator at the Greenville VA Health Care Center
Annual Student Scholarship: Aditi Borde,
UNC MHA Candidate, May 2019
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.
above, in order to promote and support Advancement, we co-hosted a Board of
Governor’s Prep Course for eligible members with
the Greater Charlotte Healthcare Executives Group. We also sponsored two community service activities to assist our members meet this requirement of advancement, one in collaboration with the Interfaith Food Shuttle and the other with the Garden and Healthy Lifestyles Program at Alliance Medical Ministry. Our Advancement committee
continues to conduct outreach for those members eligible to advance as well as
develop additional tactics to support Advancement. I am proud to say that with
the assistance of their efforts, we have had eight members advance to
fellow this year. Congratulations to our new fellows:
Debra R. Johnson, FACHE from Nags
Shelton K. Nelson, FACHE from
Leslie E. Burnside, FACHE from
Heather Bogan, FACHE from
Jim Murphy, FACHE from
Jonathan Forte, FACHE from Greenville
John Hudson, FACHE from Durham
Perry Ann Reed, FACHE from Raleigh
a special congratulations for Marlon
Julius of Greenville who recently passed the BOG Exam!
of these accomplishments could not have been possible without the hard work of
our dedicated Board members and committee members. Their leadership throughout
the year has set the chapter up for a successful future!
Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and our
chapter! I wish you much success in 2018.
Heather N Jacobson, M.S., CCC/SLP, MHA
2017 President, Triangle Healthcare
Executives’ Forum of NC (THEF)