ACHE of the Triad

Fall 2016

President's Message

Katy Davis
Happy (almost) Fall Everyone!

As the unofficial end of summer has passed and temperatures are hopefully cooling down soon, we are busy preparing a Fall lineup of educational opportunities for you that allow you to earn 4.5 more Face-to-Face credits before year end, bringing our total for the year up to 9.0 Face-to-Face credits - the most we have ever offered as a chapter in a single year!  I am thrilled that each year for the past three years we have been able to grow the number of educational offerings we provide, allowing you to earn more credits locally on more diverse topics than ever before.  I want to take this opportunity to update you on all we have going on for the last 4 months of this year and tell you how you can join us as we plan for 2017!

Happy (almost) Fall Everyone!

As the unofficial end of summer has passed and temperatures are hopefully cooling down soon, we are busy preparing a Fall lineup of educational opportunities for you that allow you to earn 4.5 more Face-to-Face credits before year end, bringing our total for the year up to 9.0 Face-to-Face credits - the most we have ever offered as a chapter in a single year!  I am thrilled that each year for the past three years we have been able to grow the number of educational offerings we provide, allowing you to earn more credits locally on more diverse topics than ever before.  I want to take this opportunity to update you on all we have going on for the last 4 months of this year and tell you how you can join us as we plan for 2017!

We have planned two educational offerings for you this month.  The first is at the end of this week on September 16.  We have partnered with the Health Policy and Management department at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health to offer a Population Health Symposium as part of the department's 80th anniversary celebration.  This is a day long event, held at the Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel and includes a panel discussion, breakout sessions, and features Dr. Victor Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine, as they keynote speaker.  Attendees will earn 1.5 hours of Face-to-Face credit.  For more information about the event, click here.  The registration link is found on this page.  When registering, please select the "Individual-Symposium Only" ticket option.  Your registration fee includes breakfast and lunch, along with admittance to the keynote, panel discussion, and breakout sessions.

Our second educational offering this month will take place on Thursday, September 29, and is a panel discussion titled, "Building the Hospital of Tomorrow: Rehabilitate, Renovate, or Replace."  The program is being held at the Wesley Long Hospital Education Center.  Registration and networking starts at 5:00p.  The panel discussion will begin promptly at 6:00pm and will conclude by 7:30pm.  Attendees will earn 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face education credits.  For more information or to register, click here.  Many thanks to our event partner, Pfeiffer University, for their efforts in planning this event!

If you're looking for even more educational opportunities in September, our sister chapter, Triangle Healthcare Executives Forum (THEF) is hosting their Third Annual Transformative Care Summit in Cary, NC, on Monday, September 26.  This is a day long event featuring 3 panel discussions.  At the end of the day, attendees will have earned 4.5 Face-to-Face credits.  The panel discussions will cover ACOs and CINs in North Carolina, public trust in healthcare, and improving the health status of our communities.  If you are interested in learning more about this event or to register, click here.

So what's next after a very busy September?  We are committed to providing you with at least one networking event this year.  We regretfully had to cancel the event we had scheduled for earlier this month due to the last minute closing of the venue, so we are working to identify a new venue and hope to schedule a networking event in October.  Be on the lookout for more details about this as October approaches.  And finally, we will end our year with our Annual Business Meeting on Wednesday, November 16.  We are busy finalizing the details of this event, which will include a cocktail reception, dinner, and a panel discussion, so mark your calendars and plan to join us on November 16!

As I wrap up this message, I want to thank this year's Board of Directors who has worked tirelessly to plan such a great year.  It has been an honor and a pleasure serving with such a great team.  At the end of this year, I will be passing the reins to this year's President-Elect, Michelle Bednarek, and I know our board and our chapter is in great hands!  If you or someone you know are interested in serving on the Board next year as an officer, committee chair, or committee member, please reach out to me directly (katy.davis@conehealth.com).  Our nomination period is officially open and will close on November 14, 2016.  The 2017 officers will be voted on and installed at our Annual Business Meeting on November 16.

I'm looking forward to a great end of the year and hope to see many of you over the coming months. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me with questions or ideas for future events!

Katy

Call for Nominations

Are you interested in volunteering next year?  Email Katy (katy.davis@conehealth.com) by November 14, 2016 to nominate yourself or a colleague.

It's time to start planning for 2017!  If you are interested in volunteering as a Board officer, Committee Chair, or committee member in 2017, email Katy (katy.davis@conehealth.com) by November 14, 2016.  Officers will be voted on and installed at our annual meeting on November 16, 2016.

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ACHE’s On-Location Programs Offer Customized Education On-Site

ACHE’s On-Location Programs are customized ACHE seminars that can be brought directly to your organization. ACHE will help coordinate faculty and produce materials; your team will conveniently earn ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits.

On-Location Programs cover a range of topics, including:

  • Career development
  • Community health and involvement
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Diversity
  • Facility design and construction
  • Financial management
  • General management and administration
  • Health systems and delivery
  • Human resources and workforce issues
  • Law
  • Leadership
  • Marketing and strategic planning
  • Medical staff relationships
  • Public policy
  • Quality and patient safety

Depending on the length of the program, seminars are assigned 3, 6, or 12 ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits toward advancement or recertification in ACHE.

ACHE will work with organizations to build a program that suits their needs. For more information, contact Catie L. Russo, program specialist, Division of Professional Development, at crusso@ache.org or (312) 424-9362.

Gain Strategies for Achieving Health Equity During Fund Program

Addressing disparities in care and improving health equity requires leadership, vision, teamwork and an understanding of the problem and its potential solutions. ACHE’s Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership will host a special program this November that will explore proven tactics for advancing healthcare equity.

“Achieving Care Equity: The Ethical Imperative” will be held Fri., Nov. 11, in Atlanta following ACHE’s Atlanta Cluster. This half-day seminar will provide proven strategies for building a sustainable and meaningful equity-of-care strategy based on data that reflects the community and marketplace. Senior leaders of progressive organizations will share their journey toward eliminating racial and ethnic healthcare disparities and achieving care equity.

During this seminar, participants will:

  • Identify the challenges posed by personal bias and assumptions
  • Examine a community-based approach to health equity that aligns healthcare organizations, payers and community entities
  • Understand leaders' roles in ensuring the provision of culturally sound care and making cultural competency an organizational priority

Learn more and register.

Are You Due to Recertify Your FACHE Credential in 2016?

Demonstrate your continued dedication and commitment to lifelong learning by recertifying your FACHE® credential.

Visit my.ache.org (login required) to learn when you are due to recertify. If you are required to recertify in 2016, you will see a link to your personalized online recertification application. Please submit this application no later than Dec. 31; include your Qualified Education credits and your community/civic and healthcare activities.

For more information, please visit ache.org/Recertify. You may also contact the ACHE Customer Service Center at(312) 424-9400 Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Central time or email contact@ache.org.


Save Time and Money with ACHE Self-Study Program

Need to earn ACHE Qualified Education credits? Earn six hours by completing a course through ACHE’s Self-Study Program. Self-Study courses are portable and ready for you anytime—at home, in the office, and more. Topics include finance, human resources, leadership and management. Take advantage of ACHE’s special offer: purchase one self-study course and receive a second course at 50 percent off. To review a list of available courses and corresponding Health Administration Press books and to place an order, visit the ACHE website.

ACHE to Host Special Program for Physician Executives

ACHE’s Physician Executives Forum will offer a one-day educational program this fall to provide an affordable opportunity for learning and networking.

“Navigating the Perils of Value-Based Care Delivery: The Essential Role of the Physician Leader,” ACHE’s Physician Executives Forum program, will be held Oct. 8, 2016, at the Westin O’Hare, Chicago. Experienced physician executives and those who are new to this role will gain a detailed understanding of changes in the current healthcare environment, examine models from high-performing accountable care organizations and lessons learned from failed ACOs, discover implementation strategies for value-based care delivery and discuss the importance of relationship building. For more information, or to register, visit ache.org/PEProgram.

ACHE also offers curated content for physician leaders from our ElevatingLeadership newsletter and HealthcareExecutive magazine. View select physician leader articles under the “Additional Physician Resources” section of our physician leader website, ache.org/physicianleader.

Tuition Waiver Assistance Program

To increase the availability of ACHE educational programming for Members experiencing economic hardship, ACHE has established the Tuition Waiver Assistance Program.

ACHE makes available a limited number of tuition waivers to Members and Fellows whose organizations lack the resources to fund their tuition for education programs. Those in career transition also are encouraged to apply. Tuition waivers are based on financial need and are available for the following ACHE education programs:

  • Congress on Healthcare Leadership
  • Cluster Seminars
  • Self-Study Programs
  • Online Education Programs
  • Online Tutorial (Board of Governors Exam preparation)
  • ACHE Board of Governors Exam Review Course

All requests are due at least eight weeks before the program date, except for ACHE self-study courses; see quarterly application deadlines on the FAQ page of the tuition waiver application for complete information. Incomplete applications and those received after the deadline will not be considered. Recipients will be notified of the waiver review panel's decision at least six weeks before the program date. For ACHE self-study courses, applicants will be notified three weeks after the quarterly application deadline.

If you have questions about the program, please contact Teri Somrak, associate director, Division of Professional Development, at (312) 424-9354 or tsomrak@ache.org. For more information, visit ache.org/Tuitionwaiver.

Offering a Postgraduate Fellowship? ACHE Can Help

ACHE would like to know if your organization is offering a postgraduate fellowship for the upcoming year. If so, we encourage you to add it to our complementary Directory of Postgraduate Administrative Fellowships atache.org/Postgrad.

As a healthcare leader, you know how crucial it is to attract and develop highly qualified professionals in your organization.  Gain exposure and start attracting top-notch applicants by posting your organization’s program on ACHE’s Directory.  You may add a new listing or update a previous one at any time by completing the Online Listing Form

Questions? Please contact Liz Catalano, membership coordinator at (312) 424-9374 or email ecatalano@ache.org

 

The Psychology of Success: Leadership Lessons From an Olympic Swimmer

What could Olympic medalist Katie Ledecky, who holds five gold medals in swimming and shattered the world record in the 800-meter freestyle at the 2016 Olympics, teach healthcare leaders about leadership?  Four lessons stand out.

What could Olympic medalist Katie Ledecky, who holds five gold medals in swimming and shattered the world record in the 800-meter freestyle at the 2016 Olympics, teach healthcare leaders about leadership?  Four lessons stand out.

Do the work. Ledecky's day starts at 4:05 a.m. with a breakfast of two slices of toast with peanut butter and a banana or apple before swimming from 5-6:30 a.m. and again from 3:30-6 p.m., not counting one hour of dry-land training three days a week.  She's spent thousands of hours honing her skills -- and she's 19.  More than that: she wants to do the work required to succeed on a global level.

Skip the back-up plan. When your primary goal is the only goal in sight, you'll work harder to achieve it.

Don't follow the crowd. Ledecky trains at near-race pace every day, twice a day, with a stroke rate that is significantly higher than the rate of most swimmers.

Set big goals. Ledecky doesn't just want to win each race.  She wants to set world records -- and she has, multiple times.

Never stop setting goals. After Ledecky first broke the world record in 800-mneter freestyle, she and her coach set a goal to do it again, this time with a winning time under 8 minutes, 5 seconds.  Ledecky's winning time in the 2016 Olympics: 8 minutes, 4.79 seconds.

-- Adapted from "6 Ways Katie Ledecky Thinks Differently: The Psychology of Success," inc.com, Aug. 11, 2016.

5 Things Productive People Do Differently

How do some of the world's greatest talents manage their time? Forbes gleaned these tips from several masters of the art of business.

How do some of the world's greatest talents manage their time? Forbes gleaned these tips from several masters of the art of business.

They don't use to-do lists. Instead, highly productive people schedule tasks on their calendar -- and they stick to that calendar down to the minute.

The carry a notebook. Richard Branson of Virgin fame doesn't go anywhere without a notebook, and neither did Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis.  Carrying a notebook enables you to write down that million-dollar idea whenever the idea presents itself -- and before you have a chance to forget.

They focus on minutes, not hours. As Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller once told Forbes author Kevin Kruse, "To this day, I keep a schedule that is almost minute by minute."  Successful people know the value of their time and hold themselves accountable for time spent.

They concentrate on just one thing at a time. Highly successful people like Tom Ziglar, CEO of Ziglar, Inc., invest the first hour or two of their day working on their No. 1 business priority.

They make it home for dinner. Highly successful people know there will always be reasons to stay longer at work, but they make time for the things they value outside of work, too, from family to friends to exercise to favorite hobbies.

-- Adapted from "15 Surprising Things Productive People Do Differently" by Kevin Druse, Forbes.com, Jan. 20, 2016. 

Career Corner

The key components of a career plan: a strategic career plan should have these core components...

The Key Components of a Career Plan

A strategic career plan should have these core components:

  • Statement of your short- and long-term goals, clearly outlined but flexible based on the iterative process of building a plan to meet your needs, your employer's needs and the market's needs
  • Concise but complete summary of:
    • Your answers to the key questions in the CareerEDGE discovery process, including analysis of gaps between your needs and aspirations and the reality of your current situation and marketplace requirements.
    • Your value proposition today, what you would like it to be (or what it needs to be) in the future and how this positions you to reach your goals
  • Action steps to close gaps and achieve your goals, including:
    • Market Research -- How do I stay informed?
    • Learning Plan -- How do I stay relevant?
    • Personal Marketing -- How do I build relationships?
    • Managing Risk -- How do I anticipate change and eliminate career barriers?
    • Maintaining Energy -- How do I stay motivated and positive?
    • Managing Finances -- Can I afford my plan?
    • Identifying Sources of Support -- Do I need a coach, mentor or advisor?
  • Process to monitor progress, gain feedback and update the plan on an ongoing basis based on changing realities in the marketplace and changes in your thinking.

Source: Brasio, Michael A., CME, and Jay E. Schere, "What's Your Plan?," Healthcare Executive, November/December 2014.

 

To develop a more strategic career plan, check out ACHE's CareerEdge.

Are you looking for your next opportunity?  ACHE's Job Center has lots of listings, both locally and nationally. 

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