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
Ensure delivery of Chapter E-newsletter (Disclaimer)


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Chapter Officers

President

Robert E. Byrd, FACHE
Alamance Regional Medical Center

President-Elect

Christine L. Sternjacob
Novant Health Triad Region

Secretary-Treasurer

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

Directors

Pamela M. Sinclair, FACHE
High Point Regional Health System

Samuel B. Seifert
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

Results of ACHE Chapter Member Survey Are In
by Bob Byrd, FACHE

The results from the ACHE 2008 Chapter Member Needs Survey are in.  During late 2008, surveys were emailed to 140 THEF members.  Fifty-six (56) surveys were completed, for a response rate of 40%.  Surveys were also sent to members of all ACHE chapters.  There were 10 questions.  Here are what the respondents said:

1.  Overall Chapter Satisfaction - On a scale of 1 to 10, THEF members gave a mean satisfaction score of 7.03, compared to a mean score of 7.06 for all ACHE chapters.  The median score for THEF was 8.0, somewhat higher than the score of 7.69 for all chaapters.

2.  Chapter Educational Program Attendance - 53.6% of THEF respondents said that they attended a THEF educational program in 2008, higher than the 35.% mean score for all chapters.

3.  Satisfaction with Chapter Educational Programs - On a scale of 1 to 5, THEF earned a score of 4.03 on overall member satisfaction with educational programs.  This compared to a score of 4.02 for all chapters.

4.  Reasons for Not Attending - The top four reasons cited for not attending a THEF eduational program were (percent of respondents citing) 1) too busy (34.5%); 2) time of day (23.1%); 3) don't recall receiving a notice (15.4%); and 4) received notice too late (11.5%).  For all chapters, the top four reasons were 1) too busy (41.2%); 2) location (26.9%); 3) don't recall receiving a notice (17.3%); and 4) time of day (15.6%).

5.  Chapter Networking/Social Events Attendance - 42.9% of THEF respondents said that they attended a chapter networking/social event, compared to a mean score of 26.3% for all chapters.

6.  Chapter Networking/Social Events Satisfaction - Overall, THEF respondents were more satisfied with chapter networking/social events than members of all chapters.  On a scale of 1 to 5, THEF members gave a mean score of 4.21 for event value, higher than the mean score of 4.05 for all chapters.

7.  Reasons for Not Attending - The top four reasons cited for not attending a THEF networking/social event were 1) too busy (59.4%); 2) time of day (34.4%); 3) don't recall receiving a notice (25.0%); and 4) received notice too late (9.4%).  For all chapters, the top four reasons cited were 1) too busy (39.1%); 2) location (26.2%); 3) don't recall receiving a notice (23.6%); and 4) time of day (13.5%).

8.  Reading of Chapter Newsletter - 80.4% of THEF respondents said that they read the chapter newsletter, compared to a mean score of 66.4% for all chapters.

9.  Satisfaction of Chapter Newsletter - On a scale of 1 to 5, the overall satisfaction of the THEF chapter newsletter was 4.04, compared to a mean score of 3.88 for all chapters.

10.  Reasons for Not Reading Newsletter - The four top reasons cited for not reading the THEF newsletter were 1) didn't receive newsletter (50%); 2) too busy (30%); 3) not enough local news (10%); and 4) not useful (10%).  For all chapters, the top four reasons cited were 1) didn't receive newsletter (63.9%); 2) too busy (17.3%); 3) not useful (3.9%); and 4) not enough local news (2.3%).

If you would like a PDF file of the full survey results, please email Bob Byrd at bbyrd@armc.com.

 

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