|Greetings from your Chapter President|
Greetings, THEF Colleagues!
Board members have been busy all
winter planning and developing programs and events for 2018. In January, we
gathered for a day-long strategic planning retreat at The Mayton Inn in Cary.
Terra Levin, FACHE, CAE, District 2 Senior Director of Regional Services,
joined us from Chicago and guided us to align our plans and goals with that of
ACHE. Below is a snapshot of ACHE’s plan.
ACHE Strategic Plan Map
Advancing Health Through Leadership:
ACHE’s 2018-2020 Strategic Plan
OUR GOAL: EDUCATE, ENGAGE AND INSPIRE LEADERS TO IMPROVE HEALTH
BE A CATALYST FOR THE FIELD OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT
to advance the importance of safety,
build partnerships, and innovate solutions that transform healthcare
BE A CONNECTOR ACROSS THE CONTINUUM OF THE LEADERSHIP COMMUNITY
to strengthen chapters, advance
diversity and inclusion, and increase leaders’ access to resources
BE A TRUSTED PARTNER FOR OUR MEMBERS
to foster engagement, support career
advancement, and personalize the ACHE experience
to https://www.ache.org/abt_ache/planning.cfm for more information.
Ways in which THEF is supporting these strategic endeavors are
described throughout this newsletter. I am personally interested in creating a Physician Executive
Group. If you are a Physician Executive and interested in exploring and
defining that initiative, please contact me.
The Membership Committee is in the process of matching mentors
with mentees in our new Mentor Program. Several Networking events are planned,
the first of which is in Chicago during Congress. Mark your calendars to join
us at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park on May 5th for food,
networking, and baseball.
The Advancement Committee is developing a Board of Governors’ Exam
Committee is finalizing dates and locations for several events planned to
fulfill our mission of providing low cost, high quality education right here at
home in the Triangle and Eastern North Carolina. Our goal is to provide a
minimum of twelve Face-to-Face (F2F) credit hours in 2018. Mark your calendars
for April 19th for the annual THEF/UNC Healthcare Executive Student
Association (HESA) dinner. The program offers 1.5 F2F credit hours and will be
held at The William and Ida Friday Center in Chapel Hill.
On February 14th, THEF partnered with the Greater Charlotte
Healthcare Executives Group (GCHEG) and the North Carolina Healthcare
Association (NCHA) to present two education sessions (3.0 F2F credits) at
NCHA’s Winter Meeting. This partnership was such a tremendous success, we have
already begun discussions for another joint endeavor at the 2019 NCHA Winter
As a Fellow of ACHE and President of THEF, I receive many inquiries from
colleagues around the country. Some desire to move to North Carolina, and most
are contemplating their next career move. I had the privilege of meeting recently
with an ACHE member who is new to the Triangle, and among other things, we
discussed the value of being an ACHE Member/Fellow. ACHE is an organization of more than
40,000 healthcare leaders spanning the healthcare continuum. There is tremendous value in the connections we have through ACHE
for networking, collaborating, commiserating, trouble-shooting, exploring, and
on and on, not to mention the invaluable education ACHE offers.
I have learned throughout my career and in most aspects of life, the more you invest in something (career, relationships, education), the greater your return. I encourage you to invest time and energy in THEF and ACHE. Get to know people in our Chapter, as well as those in Chapters around the country. Just show up and see what happens when you invest of yourself.
Have you considered
advancing to Fellow of ACHE? Advancing
signifies your commitment to our profession, and it means you are Board
Certified in Healthcare Management. Click here to determine how far along you
are with Eligibility Requirements. https://www.ache.org/mbership/credentialing/steps.cfm
Thank you to our Sponsors for supporting our endeavors at THEF.
Without you, we would be much less successful in the delivery of high quality
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Last, but certainly not least, I want to say a special thank you
to Heather Jacobson for her leadership as THEF President in 2017. She continues
to be an active part of the board as Immediate Past President, and she
willingly shares her wisdom and offers guidance to her fellow board members.
Thank you, Heather, for everything! Well done!
Christa K. Johnston, MBA, FACHE
2018 President, Triangle Healthcare