|Message from Your THEF Chapter President|
Greetings, THEF Colleagues!
2018 has been a year of growth and progression for THEF, and
I would like to thank and congratulate members of the Board for their dedication
and diligence in advancing our mission and programs. I am very pleased with the
progress we made and the solid foundation we’re on heading into 2019. The list
of accomplishments is long, and I think it is important to share it here.
- The Membership Committee hosted five networking events
and successfully launched the inaugural THEF Mentor Program, matching 18
- The Advancement Committee presented
two 12-week ACHE Board of Governors Exam Review Webinar Series.
- A scholarship was established to
send one new FACHE to the 2019 ACHE Congress in Chicago.
- A FACHE Reference Subcommittee was
created to provide a pipeline to candidates needing references for advancement
- The Sponsorship Committee garnered
over $17K in sponsorship, doubling that of 2017. I cannot reiterate enough how
vital sponsorship is to achieving THEF and ACHE objectives.
- The Education Committee planned and delivered several events totaling 16.5 ACHE Face to Face credits.
- Three ACHE approved Face-to-Face credits
were delivered via live stream to Jacksonville, NC to better serve our members in
Eastern North Carolina.
- Educational programs included real-time
audience polling, live streaming of overseas panelists, and a new electronic
post-event survey tool.
- 76 ACHE approved Qualified Credits
were delivered, many of which were in collaboration with our strategic partners.
- Strategic partnerships were developed
with NAHSE, NCHA, GCHEG, UNC-HESA, Health 2.0, DHIT, Triangle Business Journal,
Global Citizen, and Durham VA Healthcare System.
- Heather Wargo, President-Elect, led a Multi-Year
Strategic Planning initiative open to the entire THEF membership using a
virtual meeting space (Zoom) to maximize participation.
- We reengaged our social media platforms, LinkedIn and Twitter.
- THEF received the ACHE Chapter
Merit Award for Fellowship Advancement and was awarded a Chapter Innovation
Grant to enhance engagement of senior leaders.
- Chapter bylaws were revised and were
approved September 25, 2018 at our annual chapter business meeting.
Many hours of hard work and dedication went into making 2018 a successful year for
THEF, and the new Board is committed to continuing this work in 2019. We plan to increase our
onsite education offerings in Eastern North Carolina, both in person and via
live stream. We will strengthen our strategic partnerships to bring even more
education and networking opportunities to the chapter. In addition, we will create a
Diversity and Inclusion program and expand efforts to form a Physician
personal note, it has been my pleasure and privilege to serve as your Chapter
President this year. I sincerely enjoy interacting with each of you, and I look
forward to continued service to THEF and ACHE in 2019.
wish each of you the happiest of holidays and a very prosperous new year!
K. Johnston, FACHE
President, Triangle Healthcare Executives’ Forum of North Carolina