ACHE of the Triad - Fall 2015  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  Message from the President
•  Call for Nominations: 2016 Board of Directors
•  Message from Your ACHE Regent - Fall 2015
•  Checking In With Employees
•  Communicating Change

 

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.

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.

One of the goals of our board this year is to provide you with opportunities to earn more face-to-face credits. Our Education Committee, chaired by Bridgett Sellars, has been literally working overtime to achieve this goal. With our healthcare organization's budgets seemingly tighter each year, these local educational programs provide a means of obtaining valuable information that we can utilize in our organizations and doing so in a cost-effective manner.  Invitations will be forthcoming for our annual meeting, but please hold the date: November 5th. Based on the tremendous feedback we had from the annual meeting last year, we are again holding the annual meeting at the Grandover Resort. Also based on recommendations from our members, we are offering 1.5 hours Face-to-Face credit this year.

In addition to increasing our educational programs and networking events this year, our board decided to try something different this year to support our student scholarship fund.  We planned a golf outing, the proceeds of which were directed to support our scholarship fund.  The story is longer than this column permits, but the short story is that we can chalk this initiative up to good intentions.  For the golfers in the readership, it was a swing and a shank. While the committee, co-chaired by Jeannie Wilson and Dave Jenkins, spent an incredible amount of time and effort to promote the event, we simply didn't get the number of golfers to make a go of it.  We ran into competing tournaments, TJC surveys, etc. and we felt it prudent to cancel the event and try again next year.  We actually had a number of sponsors, all of whom said they were committed to supporting us this year.  I want to thank Jeannie, Dave, and our entire board for their extra efforts to launch this inaugural event.

In closing, I welcome the opportunity to speak with any of you regarding the activities of our chapter, educational programming you would like us to provide, community service opportunities to increase our visibility, and other opportunities that will increase our value to you, the members of ACHE of the Triad.

Garry Kauffman, MPA, FACHE
2015 ACHE of the Triad President