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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Officers

Leadership

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)

 

Six Ways to Boost Alignment and Improve Strategy Execution

Developing an efficient and innovative new strategy can be challenging, but not nearly as challenging as aligning people in an organization to successfully execute that strategy, according to a recent Harvard Business Review article. Summarized below are six steps to help your leadership team boost alignment and create focus around the “highest-impact actions that will drive the organization’s most important outcomes.”


1. Define the one most important outcome. Identifying the most important thing your team hopes to accomplish in the next 12 months will help clarify your next steps.
2. Distinguish the most essential people. Your strategy may require a team effort, but it’s also crucial to recognize whose job is most essential to achieving the organization’s goal. Doing so will help focus leaders’ efforts and resources.
3. Have key players pinpoint their primary contribution. Similar to how your team should identify one outcome, your key people should identify their one pivotal strength related to the strategy and their one key contribution. Simplicity is a must when it comes to maintaining momentum.
4. Conduct coaching sessions. Leaders should have “laser-focused, 30-minute one-on-one coaching sessions” to ensure headway is being made and progress is on track.
5. Gather and report data. Coaching sessions give leaders the chance to collect data on trends and organizational obstacles team members are facing. Sharing data with the previously identified key people can help drive priorities forward.
6. Enhance performance. Have the key contributors fill out surveys on how the organization’s key strategy is progressing and whether they feel the 30-minute coaching sessions are valuable or effective. This information can help leaders improve their strategy execution.

—Adapted from “Execution Is a People Problem, Not a Strategy Problem,” by Peter Bregman, Harvard Business Review, Jan. 4, 2017.

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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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