American College of Healthcare Executives
Your Chapter's Quarterly Newsletter Winter 2009
In This Issue

Winter THEF Program/Meeting Set
Message from the Regent - Winter 2009
THEF Scholarship Award Winners Announced
THEF To Receive the Award of Chapter Merit
THEF Has New Officers for 2009
Erwin Stainback, FACHE, Leaves Triad
THEF Board Adopts Goals for 2009
Results of ACHE Chapter Member Survey Are In
Fall Quarter ePoll Results
Brad Daniel, FACHE, Named Chair of "Healthcare Executive" Editorial Board
Fall THEF Program /Annual Meeting Well Received
Register Today for ACHE's 2009 Congress on Healthcare Leadership
Call in the Authorities
Dynamic Frames, Compelling Words
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Did you know that all Triad area ACHE affiliates are automatically members of THEF at no additional cost?



National News

Chapter Officers


Robert E. Byrd, FACHE
Alamance Regional Medical Center


Christine L. Sternjacob
Novant Health Triad Region


Paul A. Jeffrey
Wesley Long Community Hospital Moses Cone Health System


Pamela M. Sinclair, FACHE
High Point Regional Health System

Samuel B. Seifert
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

Dynamic Frames, Compelling Words
Adapted from Communication Briefings, April 2008

When it comes to writing, starting is often the hardest part. Here are suggestions you can use, “formulas” to provide the framework for an interesting piece that draws readers in.

  • How to. Showcase your expertise—or someone else’s—and lead readers step by step toward an objective. Example: How to Write a Great Article.” If you can, offer resources that readers can use to find more information.
  • The list. Use this formula, and your piece will practically write itself. Example: “13 Things You Need to Know About Writing.” Write a short introduction and then launch into a list, using just a few sentences for each item on the list. Tip: Number your list, and include the total number in the headline.
  • Straw man proposal. Use your title and the introduction to state a premise—and then knock that premise down as you reveal, point by point, why it is flawed or incorrect. Example: “Are Writing Skills Becoming Obsolete?”
  • Case study. Raise a provocative question and then draw upon a few real-life examples to answer it. Example: “Does Punctuation Really Matter?”

Adapted from Communication Briefings, April 2008, (800) 791-8699;

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