In This Issue
Paul A. Jeffrey
Wesley Long Community Hospital – Moses Cone Health System
Pamela M. Sinclair, FACHE
Advanced Home Care
Samuel B. Seifert
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Robert E. Byrd, FACHE
Alamance Regional Medical Center
Christine L. Sternjacob
Novant Health – Triad Region
Wendy P. Hicks
Novant Health – Forsythe Medical Center
Message from the President|
by Paul A. Jeffrey
Welcome to another new year with THEF and ACHE. As I begin my year as the Chapter President, I would like to tell you about the exciting year we have planned. We have four quarterly education sessions planned this year, and our goal is to have two that are ACHE Category I sessions. We hope to grow our membership significantly this year, and have several of you advance to Fellow status!
Our first quarterly meeting was held March 17 at Advanced Home Care in High Point, NC. We offered a Category II session called "Your Career GPS - Tips for Getting from Here to There." Our speaker and subject expert was Beverly Bradstock, who is a partner in the consulting firm of "Associates for Professional Development". It was a fun and interactive session about how to make changes in your career path, or how to take the right steps to prepare to advance in your career. She also talked about work-life balance, which we all found helpful.
Our next quarterly meeting will be held in May at Wesley Long Hospital. It is a Category I session titled "Leading a Successful Multi-Generational Organization." This is a timely and relevant subject, and we have lined up a great panel of speakers who are senior executives from several Triad hospitals. Stay tuned for the e-mail notification with details.
This year our Board has made a decision that we will need to charge a nominal fee for attendance at these quarterly meetings. We have always had a fee for non-ACHE affiliates, and a fee for the end of the year meeting where we have had dinner at Grandover Resort, but this year we will add a small fee for affiliates to attend these session each quarter. We are striving to have more Category I credit events, and need to line up panelists and speakers for these events. While they donate their time, and the Triad Healthcare organizations donate much of the space and food for these events, we do still have incidental expenses related to these events and other expenses such as our scholarship program. We need to be sure that we can cover all of our expenses and balance our budget. Please review the invitation to the next event for details about attendance fees.
We are also trying to increase our membership this year, and would like all our members to try and recruit two more members to ACHE. Remember that by joining ACHE they will automatically be a THEF member as well. Please bring a friend to the next quarterly meeting and help interest them in this network. It is up to the members to spread the word and leverage the resources of the chapter to realize the many benefits that such a society can bring. I'm speaking of benefits such as professional advancement, knowledge and continuing education, networking and relationship building, the furthering of professional ethics and standards, and the furthering of leadership and management excellence.
|Category 1 THEF Educational Session on May 12th:
"Leading a Successful Multi-Generational Organization" with senior executive panelists from Triad Hospitals