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

From the President
Message from the Regent - Spring 2009
BOG Exam - Advancement Seminar Offered
THEF Scholarship Applications Due Soon
Winter Quarter ePoll Results
THEF Goals for 2009
Management by delegation
Lead change by creating a sense of urgency
Ensure delivery of Chapter E-newsletter (Disclaimer)


ePoll

How is the economic downturn affecting your organization?

Reduced capital expenditures
Reduced ancillary staff
Reduced nursing staff
Modified compensation structure
Has had no impact
Other methods (Email answers to: clsternjacob@novanthealth.org



Links

THEF Website
ACHE Job Bank


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

THEF Goals for 2009
by Bob Byrd, FACHE

At its January 6, 2009 meeting, the THEF Board of Directors adopted the goals below for 2009.  Any feedback from members on these goals or any suggestions regarding chapter functions would be most welcomed.  Please feel free to contact any THEF board member or myself at bbyrd@armc.com.  Your support or assistance on achieving any of these goals would be appreciated.  Remember, this is your chapter of our professional society.  Thank you.

TRIAD HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVE FORUM

GOALS FOR 2009

  1. Provide four combined social and educational programs for THEF members and other health care management professionals.
    a. Obtain ACHE Category I approval for at least two educational programs.
  2. Provide an ACHE Board of Governors Examination preparation course.
  3. Conduct a successful Scholarship Program.
  4. Produce four high quality, interesting Quarterly Chapter Newsletters.
  5. Improve the THEF website for content and currency.
  6. Obtain 24 new members (based on 2008 goal).
  7. Have 2 members pass the Board of Governors Examination (based on 2008 goal).
  8. Have 8 members advance to Fellow (based on 2008 goal).
  9. Increase participation of membership in THEF activities.
    a. Improve awareness of automatic THEF membership of area ACHE affiliates through targeted  communications and activities.
    b. Provide frequent and timely announcements of THEF programs.
    c. Promote THEF as our professional society and the benefits of being involved.
    d. Achieve an average attendance at THEF programs of 40.
  10. Increase the participation of senior executives in THEF activities.
    a. Involve CEOs as presenters at THEF programs.
    b. Invite one or more CEOs to serve as an advisor to THEF activities.
  11. Achieve a Member Satisfaction Score of 8.0.
  12. Have representation at the ACHE Congress.
  13. Have representation at the ACHE Chapter Leaders Conference.


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