HCAT Quarterly Newsletter
Winter 2016
In This Issue
Message from Your HCAT President
Management Innovations Poster Session at the 2017 Congress on Healthcare Leadership
Forum on Advances in Healthcare Management Research at 2018 Congress on Healthcare Leadership
IFD, ACHE Alliance to Expand Healthcare Internships for Diverse Individuals
ACHE Call for Nominations for the 2018 Slate
Your Career is a Marathon
Announcements from the HCAT Membership and Advancement Committee
Thank you! 2016 Sponsors
Change Management: Supporting Transitioning Teams
New Degree Programs at Eastern Virginia Medical School
HCAT Tidewater Communications Committee
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2016 HCAT Board

Executive Officers:

President: Eric Young, FACHE

President-Elect: Samantha Kern

Treasurer: Vacant

Secretary: Meredith Strand

Past President: Maria Kronenburg

Members at Large:

Kelly W. Brown

Mary K. Cothran, FACHE

John Harding, FACHE

Keith Buckley, FACHE

Leigh Starr, FACHE

Ruth Holmes

Steve Friedrich, FACHE 

Regent - Dolores G. Clement, FACHE  


Your Career is a Marathon

Making smart choices during each career phase will allow you to go the distance.

Setting the Pace
• Take the time to establish a career road map, whether in written form or set out in your mind.

• Put in the extra effort to be the one who excels. Start stringing successes together, even if they’re small and
don’t seem to have much to do with each other.

• Find time to evaluate and then elevate your role and aspirations from an industry perspective; monitor events in the news that may impact the healthcare field and try to anticipate change.

• Keep an eye on opportunities to move up both within and outside your organization.

• Seek a mentor who can serve as a model and a sounding board.

Hitting Your Stride
• In order to advance, it’s best to push yourself into the “discomfort zone” and take prudent risks.

• Revisit your career road map once a year to assess both personal performance and the map itself.

• When you are thinking of making a career change, consider not only whether you like your job but also what potential your current organization holds for you.

• If upward mobility within your organization is limited, you may want to evaluate other opportunities after periods
of particular success in order to capitalize on these achievements and to avoid getting overly comfortable.

• Networking will help you broaden your expertise and your visibility in the industry.

Nearing the Finish Line
• Think about what drives you at this phase of your life, and determine whether there may be ways to better align your work life with your evolving interests and values.

• This is a time to avoid coasting to the finish line. Don’t risk tarnishing an otherwise stellar career or becoming  the person others feel has overstayed his or her welcome by allowing your effort and enthusiasm to lag.

• Measure your personal success and the success of the organization, and make sure the relationship is mutually beneficial.

• Continue networking through industry and community organizations.

Success means different things to different people, but true success is not guided by luck or circumstance. It is the result of conscious choices at each phase of a career and a pacing that allows one to go the distance. 

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Save the Date for the 2017 Congress on Healthcare Leadership

The American College of Healthcare Executives’ Congress on Healthcare Leadership brings you the best in professional development, opportunities to network with and learn from peers, and the latest information to enhance your career and address your organization's challenges in innovative ways. The 2017 Congress on Healthcare Leadership, “Discovering Possibilities & Opportunities,” will be held March 27–30 at the Hilton Chicago/Palmer House Hilton.

Join us in 2017 and be part of this dynamic, energizing event that draws the top healthcare leaders from across the nation and around the world.

This premier healthcare leadership event provides:

  • Access to more than 150 cutting-edge professional development sessions
  • Networking opportunities with more than 4,200 professionals from around the globe
  • Innovative solutions from the nation's top thought leaders
  • The latest tools and techniques designed to enhance your career

The opening date for Congress 2017 registration and to reserve hotel accommodations was Nov. 16.


2017 Programming Committee

Samantha Kern, Programs Committee Chair, Michele Carroll, Chernelle Hill, Kelly Brown, Tyrone Davis, Mandi Smith

The 2017 HCAT Events Calendar is in production. Please send any suggestions for topics, networking, or community events to Michele Carroll, 2017 Program Committee Chair (mgcarro1@sentara.com)  



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