HCAT Quarterly Newsletter
Spring 2017
In This Issue
Message from Your HCAT President
Member Reflections on March 2nd Event, “Organ & Tissue Donation: A Tour & Discussion with LifeNet Health”
2017 Board of Directors
Forum on Advances in Healthcare Management Research at 2018 Congress on Healthcare Leadership
Message from Your ACHE Regent
ACHE Call for Nominations for the 2018 Slate
Six Ways to Boost Alignment and Improve Strategy Execution
New Websites for the Journal of Healthcare Management and Frontiers
Sponsorship Update
Criteria for Understanding Employment Needs
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2017 HCAT Board

Executive Officers:

President: Samantha Kern

President-Elect: Rebecca Schulkowski, FACHE

Treasurer: Mandeline Smith

Secretary: Meredith Strand

Past President: Eric M. Young, FACHE

Members at Large:

Keith Buckley, FACHE

Ruth Holmes

Kelly Brown

Mary Cothran, FACHE

Leigh Starr, FACHE

Maria Kronenburg

Stephen Friedrich, FACHE

Michele Carroll

JD McCoy 

Regent - Dolores G. Clement, FACHE (through March 2017)

Regent - John Harding, FACHE (effective March 2017)


Message from Your ACHE Regent

Winter has hit Central Virginia with some of the coldest temperatures we have experienced in quite some time. I am looking forward to this year, though that will be bittersweet. I am hoping for continued improvement in my health, which I have written about through these messages. There is much to be hopeful for! Yet this will be my last Regent message before handing over the baton in March to John P. Harding, FACHE, who will be your next Regent for Virginia - Central. John and I have begun working together in the transition to plan the first event of his time in office in spring. Though in the midst of winter, it helps to think that spring will be here soon. Here in Virginia we traditionally have an ACHE luncheon at the VHHA/VHREF Spring meeting in Williamsburg. Save the tentative date for Thursday, April 6, 2017 and plan to join us for lunch. At that luncheon, Regent Awards are presented.

Just prior to our Spring Luncheon in Williamsburg is the annual ACHE Congress in Chicago. There is much information shared at the ACHE Congress each year. The excellent sessions that help us stay up-to-date and better lead our organizations are a way to gain encapsulated information. The ACHE Annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, “Discovering Possibilities & Opportunities,” will be held March 27 – 30, 2017 at the Hilton Chicago/Palmer House Hilton. We hope you are able to go.

I want to thank all of you who have helped me over the past four years that I have served as Regent. It has been an honor and although I will remain active, I will miss seeing many of you that I have met in this role through my travels to the Higher Education Network programs as well as all of the educational sessions in various parts of the Commonwealth. It truly has been a pleasure serving on your behalf!

Dolores G. Clement, DrPH, FACHE
Regent for Virginia - Central


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Upcoming Events

Topic: Applying Lean, Six Stigma and Blue Ocean Thinking to your Reform Strategy

  • Saturday, April 29 - 8am - Williamsburg, VA - Williamsburg Lodge 

Topic: Acute Hospital Becoming a Preferred Provider in the Narrow Network (ACOs)

  • Wednesday, May 17 - 5:30pm, location TBD 

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 is 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 



2017 Programming Committee

Michelle Carroll, Programs Committee Chair, Samantha Kern, Chernelle Hill, Tyrone Davis, Mandi Smith, Kelly Lamping, Amanda Colley, Katie Heckard, JD McCoy

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


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