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Resolution to Change Chapter Name
Call for Nominations
2015 THEF Sponsorship Opportunities
Message from Your ACHE Regent - Summer 2014
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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
Message from the President
Vivian Langley

Greetings fellow Triad Healthcare Executive Forum (THEF) members! Hard to believe that we are over halfway through our year and school has started back.  Where does the time go?  Your THEF Board was busy this summer planning events for the remaining few months of the year and thinking forward into 2015. 

Our chapter is growing!!! Since January, 19 new healthcare leaders and students have joined ACHE/THEF (see the list of the newest members below).  We are thrilled to welcome you to our chapter and invite you to get involved in the exciting things we are doing in the Triad.  Please call on our Board of Directors or me if we can be of assistance in providing information about THEF.

I am excited to share that THEF hosted our first networking event on July 29, at Undercurrent Restaurant.  We had a great turnout!  Those of us in attendance enjoyed a game of sharing our favorite vacation spot and getting to know each other.  Thank you to all who attended.  Based on the great response, I can share that we are already planning another networking event for early 2015.  If you have any ideas or suggestions for locations, I would love to hear from you!!

Our next event is coming up on September 25.  In collaboration with the MHA/MBA students at Pfeiffer University, we are hosting a 1.5 credit hour face-to-face education opportunity entitled, Improving the Health Status of Your Community.  Our panelists for the evening include Merle Green, Director, Guilford County Department of Public Health; Rhonda Rumple, Care Management Director, Triad Healthcare Network; Janice Gasaway, Director, Quality and Safety, Physician Services, Cone Health Medical Group and Triad Healthcare Network.  Our moderator will be Kim Johnson, Long-term Care Ombudsman for the Piedmont Triad Regional Council Area Agency on Aging.  Lisa Pennington, FACHE, will be available to talk with anyone interested in advancement to Fellow with ACHE.  We wish to thank the Pfeiffer students for their assistance in planning and coordinating this event.

Mark your calendars for the annual year-end THEF dinner on November 12, at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center in Greensboro.  In addition to a delicious dinner, Laura Vail and Constance Speight of Cone Health will be our guest speakers for the evening.  Our topic will be Diversity in the Workplace. More details to come.  Look for the invitation in your email in the coming days.

Call for Nominations!  Lastly, as we move to the last quarter of the year, we will be recruiting for new board members.  If you are interested in serving on the THEF Board as a Director, or if you have interest in serving on a committee, please let me know.  Being involved is a great way to get to know other healthcare leaders in our area and to make a difference in how your chapter functions.

I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.


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Register Now for Our Fall Event
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.