Healthcare Administrators of Tidewater - Spring 2017  (Plain Text Version)

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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
•  Write an Article for the HCAT Newsletter


Message from Your HCAT President

Samantha Kern, President

A message from your HCAT President discussing the upcoming event, board of director changes, and other information.

‘Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It does.’ –William James

As we roll straight into spring (what happened to Q1???), I’d like to take a moment to thank you for being a member of HCAT and ACHE. It is our mission to promote the healthcare management profession through service, education and networking. Each one of us supports that mission by sharing our diverse backgrounds and knowledge. Thank you to Dolores Clement, DrPH, FACHE who has served as our Regent for the past three years, ensuring the success of our chapter and guiding the Board. Thank you to Eric Young, FACHE for serving as president during 2016. Thank you to the Board of Directors and all of our volunteers who have supported and stewarded our chapter. 

So here’s my call to action- make a difference. If you don’t attend meetings, attend one and tell us what you would like to see in the future. Bring a colleague or friend to an event. Mentor a young leader or seek out a member to learn from. Get involved by volunteering for an event or joining a committee. I’d like for each of our members to find value in HCAT. Please reach out to us at for volunteer opportunities or suggestions- I’d love to hear from you!


Samantha Kern
HCAT President

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