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Fall 2015
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Message from the President
Call for Nominations: 2016 Board of Directors
Message from Your ACHE Regent - Fall 2015
Checking In With Employees
Communicating Change
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2015 Board Members
Garry Kauffman, MPA, FACHE, RRT, FAARC
(336) 971-1108

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

Deana Knight, MSN, HSAD, CEO
Select Specialty Hospital-Greensboro
(336) 832-8571

Michelle Bednarek, MHA, CHC, CPhT
Cone Health
(336) 218-8460

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

Kwadwo Frimpong-Badu
(405) 219-0130

Immediate Past President
Vivian Langley, MHA
Cone Health
(336) 538-7087

Education Chair
Bridgett Sellars, PhD, RN, FACHE
AMN Healthcare
(336) 209-4933

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

Audit Chair
Brad Marino, MPH, FACHE
Fellowship Hall
(336) 580-9198

Recruitment Chair
Michael Duke
(336) 416-0568

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

Student Associate
Eleanor Rivers
Cone Health
(336) 254-6720
Message from the President
Garry Kauffman

Greetings fellow ACHE of the Triad Members!

When I looked at the calendar and noticed that it was time to write this third quarter report, I could hardly believe it. The first 9 months of this year have absolutely flown by. Thanks to Vivian Langley, 2014 President, who built a fabulous board for us to enter this year, we have had the most educational programming and networking in the history of our chapter. All of our events have been well attended and have resulted in several new members. Our educational events have been well received, as noted by attendance and evaluations. Our networking events have provided us with another means of connecting with non-members and communicating the value of ACHE membership. These events also provide a much needed opportunity to de-stress from the rigors of our professional careers in in a relaxed environment and provide the attendees with another opportunity to learn from each other. Thanks to those of you who have attended our networking events this year and we looking forward to seeing you at future events. If you haven't been able to make it yet, we hope you are able to join us in the future.
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Save the Date!
Using Lean, Six Sigma, and Blue Ocean Thinking to Transform Organizations
Thursday, November 5, 5:00 PM
Grandover Resort and Conference Center, Greensboro, NC
Join us for an evening of networking, fine dining, and a panel discussion featuring four local professionals providing an overview of the various methodologies and share their experience regarding the use of these approaches in their respective organizations.  Registration includes dinner and two drink tickets (beer, wine, or soda).
Registration information will be emailed in the coming weeks.

Welcome To Our Newest Members
We are excited to welcome the newest members of ACHE of the Triad: Samar Ellison, Myra D. Kelly (Cone Health), Michael Lalor (Hospice and Palliative Care Center), Eleanor Parker (Randolph Hospital), and Priya Patel.  We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event!

Congratulations to our New and Recertified Fellows
Recertified: Cindy Jarrett-Pulliam, Danica Patterson (Novant Health), and Judy Schanel (Cone Health).

Call for Nominations: 2016 Board of Directors

It's time to start planning for 2016!  We are now accepting nominations for the 2016 Board of Directors and volunteers for the committees of the Board (Education, Sponsorship, Audit, and Recruitment).  Please email Garry Kauffman ( by 5:00pm on November 30, if interested. Read more

Message from Your ACHE Regent - Fall 2015
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Checking In With Employees

Communicating and checking in on employees on a regular basis is important for a successful workflow. One-on-one meetings are a great way to consistently discuss duties, deadlines and questions and to keep in touch. The below will ensure the meetings are productive and necessary communication is shared in an effective manner.  Read more

Communicating Change

Change is frequent within an organization. Whenever something is looming on the horizon, employees will look to you for information and answers. Whether this is layoffs, leadership change or simply rumors, you need to be prepared to foster an honest dialogue and share as much information as possible with employees.   Read more