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Message from the President
Resolution to Change Chapter Name
Call for Nominations
2015 THEF Sponsorship Opportunities
Message from Your ACHE Regent - Summer 2014
National News Q3 2014
Understanding Your Leadership Style
7 Common Credibility Blind Spots
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2014 Board Members
Vivian Langley, MHA
Cone Health
(336) 538-7087

Garry Kauffman, MPA, FACHE, RRT, FAARC
Wake Forest Baptist Health
(336) 713-2906

Katy Davis, MHA
Cone Health
(336) 832-7396

Mark Watson, MPT, OCS, MBA
Watson Healthcare Solutions
(412) 302-1668

Deana Knight
Select Specialty Hospital-Greensboro
(336) 202-0758

Immediate Past President
Sherry Nance, MHA, RT-R,N, CNMT
Cone Health
(336) 832-7331

Education Liaison
Carol Vogt, Dr.P.H., MSN
Pfeiffer University
(704) 945-7318

Student Associate
Michelle Bednarek, MHA, CPhT
Cone Health
(336) 297-2253
National News Q3 2014

National News
Q3 2014

Join the Rainbow Healthcare Leaders Association

The Rainbow Healthcare Leaders Association is a national organization with a mission to enhance the representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender healthcare executives and to promote high-quality care for LGBT individuals and their families. RHLA is committed to focusing on disparities in care and preparing the next generation of LGBT healthcare executives. RHLA and ACHE have a shared interest in fostering the development of diverse healthcare leadership.

Join RHLA now and you will have access to the RHLA Mentorship Program and RHLA Forums, both of which will enable you to connect with other members in a meaningful and confidential environment. Members can share and receive feedback on business and personal issues that are important in their lives as they navigate their careers in healthcare.

For more information about RHLA membership or any of its programs, visit

2014 Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership Education Programs

The 2014 ethics program, “Ethical Leadership in Uncertain Times,” will be led by Jack Gilbert, EdD, FACHE, clinical associate professor and director of executive and professional development in the College of Health Solutions and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University. Offered in conjunction with ACHE’s Salt Lake City Cluster on Oct. 28, this half-day session will explore effective, intentional and practical ways for healthcare leaders to strengthen their organization’s focus on doing the right thing by encouraging their leadership to create practical solutions to ethical dilemmas. A select panel of healthcare leaders will react to Gilbert’s remarks and share their experiences with ethical challenges and discuss the link between ethical decision making and organizational performance. Register now at

If you missed the innovations program, “The Journey to Value-Based Care for Population Health: Sharing, Scaling and Replicating to Accelerated Results,” held in Washington, D.C., in early August, look for an article about the program in the January/February 2015 issue of Healthcare Executive magazine.

For more information on the Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership and to donate, visit

Exam Online Community Offers a Complimentary Interactive Learning Platform

Members preparing for the Board of Governors Examination can access the Exam Online Community as a complimentary and supplementary resource that can boost their confidence and help them succeed. The Online Community is an interactive platform to learn and glean study tips from other Members taking the Exam. Plus, there is the opportunity to discuss Exam topics with experts for better understanding and the option to participate in study groups. Interested Members can join the Exam Online Community at

Final Reminder: Physician Executives Forum Program

The Physician Executives Forum launched last year to provide added value to physician executive members via tailored resources to meet the group’s unique professional development needs. A one-day education program is a cornerstone benefit of the Forum that offers an affordable learning and networking opportunity. Dates and location for the program are as follows:

Physician Executives Forum Education Program
Oct. 11, 2014
Hyatt Regency O’Hare
More details available at

ACHE’s 2014 Premier Corporate Partners

ACHE would like to recognize our 2014 Premier Corporate Partners, whose year-round support helps ACHE further its mission and adds value to our membership. Our Premier Corporate Partners demonstrate commitment to ACHE and its members in various ways, including providing financial resources, hosting networking events and offering educational opportunities. We are proud to recognize the following 2014 ACHE Premier Corporate Partners:

  •  Aramark
  •  Cardinal Health
  •  CareFusion
  •  Conifer Health Solutions
  •  Philips Healthcare
  •  Trane Healthcare Practice

Postgraduate Fellowship Area of Provides a Vital Resource to Healthcare Organizations and Entrants

Postgraduate fellowships are essential to attract and develop highly qualified healthcare management professionals. ACHE offers robust online resources on postgraduate fellowships at for organizations seeking to develop a postgraduate fellowship, organizations that want to find the best candidate and new healthcare management entrants looking for a fellowship opportunity. The site includes the Directory of Fellowships in Health Services Administration for organizations to post their fellowship opportunities and for students to find opportunities they want to pursue. Additionally, resources for organizations looking to start a fellowship include sample manuals, templates and checklists.


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Improving the Health Status of Your Community
Thursday, September 25, 2014, 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Wesley Long Hospital Education Center, Classroom 1, 501 N Elam Avenue, Greensboro
For more details or to register, click here.

Welcome To Our Newest Members
We are excited to welcome the newest members of ACHE/THEF: Jeff Beaman, Meka Douthit, Jocelyn Carswell, John Frazier, Kim Gordon, Marcus Jenkins, TeNisha Mitchell, Robin Shuping, Becky Quate, Jennifer Young, Aaron Gibson, Cassandra Klebig, Justin Meier, Anna Post, and Mario Singleton.  We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event!

Save the Date: Annual Meeting
Join us for our Annual Meeting on Wednesday, November 12 at 5:00pm at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center.  Laura Vail and Constance Speight of Cone Health will be leading us in a discussion about diversity in the workplace.  More details to follow.