SPRING 2018
Triangle Healthcare Executives' Forum of North Carolina Quarterly Newsletter Spring 2018
In This Issue
President's Message
Greetings from your Chapter President
Membership
Welcome New THEF Members!
Strategic Planning
THEF Convenes a Successful 2018 Strategic Planning Retreat
Chapter Awards
THEF Receives 2018 ACHE Award of Chapter Merit
THEF Awarded 2018 ACHE Grant for Chapter Innovation
Mentor Program
THEF Launches Inaugural Mentorship Program
Chapter Events
Networking Event - May 5, 2018 with the Durham Bulls
Education Event - April 19, 2018 in Chapel Hill
SAVE THE DATE - Education & Networking Event Calendar
Synopsis - February 14, 2018 NCHA / ACHE Co-Hosted Educational Event
Fellowship Advancement
Advancement to FACHE
Upcoming BOG Exam Review Course Webinar Series: April 12 - June 28, 2018
ACHE 2018 Congress for Healthcare Leadership Convocation Ceremony
Congratulations Recertified Fellows - 1Q 2018
North Carolina Regent Message
Message from your ACHE Regent - Winter/Spring 2018
Sponsors
Thank You to our THEF Sponsors
Email Deliverability
Ensure delivery of Chapter E-newsletter (Disclaimer)
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THEF's 2018 Board

Christa Johnston, FACHE,
THEF President
christa.johnston@duke.edu
919-349-2731

Heather Wargo, FACHE
President-Elect
hlwargo@gmail.com
301-639-9430

Heather Jacobson,
Immediate Past President
heather.jacobson@duke.edu
919-660-7243

Emily Greene,
Treasurer
emily.greene@duke.edu
919-668-5609

Perry Ann Reed, FACHE

Secretary
preed@wakemed.org
713-320-3292

Matt Radzom, FACHE
Education Chair
mradzom@gmail.com
763-229-3485

Ron Smith
Membership Chair

ronsmith@ls3p.com
919-829-2790

Kathy Coburn, FACHE
Membership Chair-Elect
kathy.coburn@ey.com
248-202-2009

Aditi Borde,
Membership Student Chair
borde@live.unc.edu
919-745-7550

Jon Forte, FACHE
Fellowship Advancement Chair
fortej2@gmail.com
252-830-2149

Tommy McNeill,
Communications Chair
ttmcneill@icloud.com
336-926-4881

Greg Nelson,
Website Manager
greg@thotwave.com
919-931-4736

Heather Honeycutt, FACHE
Sponsorship Co-Chair

hbogan@novanthealth.org
919-345-5344

Maryanne Volkringer,
Sponsorship Co-Chair

mvolkringer84@gmail.com
919-323-2173

Daryl Sams,
Volunteer Chair
daryl.sams@duke.edu
919-620-4595

Luke Waller,
Director of Eastern North Carolina Chapter Region

wallerl252@gmail.com
252-816-7355

Jordan Berry,
Assistant Director of Eastern North Carolina Chapter Region

jordan.berry@vidanthealth.com
252-847-2866


President's Message
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

Go 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 Prep Webinar.

The Education 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 Meeting.   

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 programming.

GOLD

Aurora Diagnostics

Duke MMCi

Johnson & Johnson

LabCorp

Novo Nordisk 

 

SILVER

Aerotek

Mayton Inn

 

BRONZE

DaVita

 

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!

 

Cheers,

 

Christa K. Johnston, MBA, FACHE 

2018 President, Triangle Healthcare Executives’ Forum

 

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