In This Issue
Samuel B. Seifert
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Wendy P. Hicks
Forsythe Medical Center, Novant Health
Alamance Regional Medical Center
Alamance Regional Medical Center
High Point Regional Health System
Immediate Past President
Pamela M. Sinclair, FACHE
Advanced Home Care
Message from the Regent|
Year-end…time for reflection and planning
If you are like me (and I am certainly not making any assumptions that you are), the time from Thanksgiving Day to New Year’s Day has always been a time for reflection and planning for me. Because of the literal process of thanksgiving, I take a lot of time to accept and give thanks for my blessings, such as my great family, health, comfortable lifestyle, etc. But that reflection reminds me that others are without family, have difficult health issues and whose quality of life might not be so good. (Because of our chosen professions in healthcare, we have a unique opportunity to interact with many people who are hurting, and need help and encouragement. We can and do make a difference in many ways.) Then as the days leading up to the Christmas season approach, another time of reflection comes upon me. Most of that reflection still falls into the arena of thanksgiving; reminding me of the really important things in my life. And then comes the New Year. Time for reflection is overcome by the time for planning for what will come. I have never been one to make a lot of resolutions for the New Year, but I always do have a big sense of anticipation of what might be in store in the days ahead. I am excited about my thanksgiving and very much looking forward to what lies ahead.
I wish all North Carolina ACHE affiliates a great holiday season and a happy and healthy 2012.
Now some ACHE business…
Affiliates should have received the registration information for the 2012 Congress on Healthcare Leadership, March 19-22, 2012 in Chicago. I strongly urge you to attend this year’s Congress. It will be the largest gathering of healthcare executives, perhaps 4,500 (extreme networking!) and cutting-edge education opportunities. (If you know of a NC affiliate that is between jobs and might need financial assistance with the registration fees for Congress, I might be able to help. Send me an email with the details, but hurry; I need this information before the end of the year.)
NCHA Winter Meeting
As a part of the NCHA meeting, NC ACHE affiliates will have an annual breakfast meeting on February 17. More information will be available from NCHA soon. As your Regent, I will have the opportunity to make awards to a senior level healthcare executive and an early careerist. I would welcome any suggestions for individuals. An award criterion is below. Please email me your thoughts.
Each Regent is encouraged to provide an award for outstanding healthcare executives in his or her jurisdiction. ACHE will support two Regent’s Awards each Convocation year with a certificate and an etched crystal sculpture award. The recipients must be active College affiliates or individuals who have contributed to healthcare management but are not eligible for membership. This would include individuals such as those considered for Honorary Fellowship (i.e., trustees, political figures, etc.).
Regents may construct their awards program in any way they would like. However, some Regents have requested sample criteria they can use for their award. ACHE has developed the criteria listed below for an Early Career and a Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Award.
Early Career Healthcare Executive AwardDemonstration of leadership ability
Demonstration of innovative and creative management
Executive capability in developing his/her organization and promoting its growth and stature in the community
Participation in local, state, or provincial hospital and health association activities
Participation in civic/community activities and projects
Demonstration of participation in College activities and interest in assisting ACHE in achieving its objectives
An affiliate of the American College of Healthcare Executives
Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Award
- A Fellow of ACHE
- A CEO, COO, or other senior-level executive title within the organization
- Demonstration of leadership ability
- Demonstration of innovative and creative management
- Executive capability in developing his/her organization and promoting its growth and stature in the community
- Contributions to the development of others in the healthcare profession
- Demonstration of leadership in local, state, or provincial hospital and health association activities
- Participation in civic/community activities and projects
- Demonstration of participation in College activities and interest in assisting ACHE in achieving its objectives
One last thought…
If any of you or your team members ever has reason to doubt the value of what we do as healthcare providers, whether you are a direct caregiver or support those who are, you will be renewed by reading the article at this link. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lee-woodruff/when-rehab-is-cut-you-hur_b_1121049.html
I work with an amazing group of professionals who work in physical rehabilitation. Perhaps you watched the powerful ABC special on the rehabilitation of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords or followed the recovery of Bob Woodruff. Read the article, share it with others and be proud of what we do as healthcare professionals.
Cheers to all…
John Roberts, FACHE
ACHE Regent for North Carolina
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Stay Tuned for an Exciting 2012!!