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Spring 2015
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President's Report
National News Q1 2015
Eliminate These Poor Listening Habits
Five Methods to Engage a New Employee
Find Out Who's Waiting to Welcome You
Special Thanks to Our Sponsors
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2015 Board Members
President
Garry Kauffman, MPA, FACHE, RRT, FAARC
Wake Forest Baptist Health
gkauffma@wakehealth.edu
(336) 713-2906

President-Elect
Katy Davis, MHA
Cone Health
Katy.Davis@conehealth.com
(336) 832-7396

Secretary
Deana Knight, MSN, HSAD, CEO
Select Specialty Hospital-Greensboro
DeKnight@selectmedical.com
(336) 832-8571

Treasurer
Michelle Bednarek, MHA, CHC, CPhT
Cone Health
Michelle.Bednarek@conehealth.com
(336) 218-8460

Director
Lisa Pennington, FACHE, M.Ed., CCC-SLP
Cone Health
Lisa.Pennington@conehealth.com
(336) 538-7517

Director
Kwadwo Frimpong-Badu
BB&T
kwadwofbadu@gmail.com
(405) 219-0130

Immediate Past President
Vivian Langley, MHA
Cone Health
Vivian.Langley@conehealth.com
(336) 538-7087

Education Chair
Bridgett Sellars, PhD, RN, FACHE
AMN Healthcare
Bridgettsellars@gmail.com
(336) 209-4933

Sponsorship Chair
Mark Watson, MPT, OCS, MBA
Watson Healthcare Solutions
mark@watsonhealth.com
(412) 302-1668

Audit Chair
Brad Marino, MPH, FACHE
Fellowship Hall
bradm@fellowshiphall.com
(336) 580-9198

Recruitment Chair
Michael Duke
KPMG
michaelduke@kpmg.com
(336) 416-0568

Education Liaison
Elisa Melvin, Ph.D
Pfeiffer University
Lisa.Melvin@pfeiffer.edu
(704) 945-7307

Education Consultant
Carol Vogt, Dr.P.H., MSN
Pfeiffer University
carol.vogt@pfeiffer.edu
(704) 945-7318

Student Associate
Eleanor Rivers
Cone Health
Eleanor.Rivers@conehealth.com
(336) 254-6720
President's Report
Garry Kauffman
My first order of business as the 2015 President is to thank Vivian Langley, 2014 President, and the 2014 THEF board members. While we've had a successful chapter over the years, Vivian and her team took us to the 'next level' in terms of educational meetings, our first networking event, and joint educational programming with other organizations. In addition, Vivian doubled our board membership from a few dedicated professionals to a full complement of folks who are working on your behalf to provide the education, networking, communication, and overall value of your ACHE membership. In this newsletter, I would like to highlight the plans for this year's full calendar of activities and invite all of our members to join us both as participants as well as enlisting your help if anyone is interested in supporting our educational and networking initiatives. Read more
Register Now:
Spring Networking Event

Thursday, May 7, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wolfgang Puck Pizza Bar, 607 Green Valley Road, Greensboro
For more information and to register, click here.

Spring Summit - Delivering Healthcare with the Patient in Mind
Thursday, May 21, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro's Lusk Center, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro
Earn 3.0 ACHE face-to-face hours with two panel discussions focusing on serving our patients: Palliative Care, Advancing Quality & Improving Costs and Patient-Centered Care.  Registration fee includes lunch.
For more information and to register, click here.

Welcome To Our Newest Members
We are excited to welcome the newest members of ACHE: Marion Alexander (Novant Health), Divya Bhagat (Cone Health), DeAnne Brooks (Cone Health), Michael Buckingham (Wake Forest Baptist Health), Katie Danner (Cone Health), Debbie Green (Cone Health), Kelsey Heiter (Wake Forest Baptist Health), Alisa Plymale (Kindred Hospital), and Kathy Smith (Kindred Healthcare).  We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event!

Congratulations to our New and Recertified Fellows
New: Erik Lilje (Cardinal Health).  Recertified: Rita Bunch (High Point Regional), Sharon James, Murray Marsh Jr. (Randolph Hospital), Vicki Moran (Cone Health), and Lisa Pennington (Cone Health).

National News Q1 2015
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Eliminate These Poor Listening Habits

To be successful in the workplace, it is imperative to be a strong listener. Listening enables leaders to not only take in information objectively before analyzing the information and using it to make decisions, but also to show respect to the person speaking. If the below habits sound familiar, work to eliminate them.  Read more

Five Methods to Engage a New Employee

According to PwC Saratoga’s Human Capital Effectives Report 2013/14, 22 percent of new employees leave within their first year. Successfully engaging a new hire increases retention rates and can go a long way to increasing employee engagement. Below are five ways to successfully welcome a new hire.   Read more

Find Out Who's Waiting to Welcome You
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Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Thank you to our 2015 Sponors:



Wake Forest PA School

If you are interested in becoming a 2015 sponsor, contact Mark Watson, Sponsorship Chair. Read more