American College of Healthcare Executives
Quarterly Chapter Newsletter Spring 2010
In This Issue

President's Message
From the Regent's Desk
Executive Spotlight: Tim Pehrson
Awards and Advancements
Education Update
ACHE National News
Power Pack Your PowerPoint
Find Out Who's Waiting to Welcome You
Join the ACHE Official Group on LinkedIn


ACHE Home Page
UHE Home Page
UHA Home Page
ACHE Job Bank

Chapter Officers


Tracy Schmidt, FACHE
Intermountain Donor Services


Robert C. Cash, FACHE
Logan Regional Hospital

Past President

Keith Tintle, FACHE
Timpanogos Regional Hospital


Ryan Lambert, FACHE
Intermountain Healthcare


Steven R. Schramm, FACHE
Mountain View Hospital

From the Regent's Desk
David D. Clark, FACHE

Utah Healthcare Executives
Regent’s Column
David D. Clark, FACHE

March 2010

Recognition and Appreciation:
This month, Tracy C. Schmidt, FACHE, will conclude his term as UHE chapter president.  When you get a chance, please join me in thanking Tracy for his extraordinary leadership and commitment to ACHE.  Tracy has been a valuable resource for many members of ACHE and a very effective mentor.  Tracy will begin his service--in a lighter yet significant role--as immediate past president on the UHE leadership team.

Robert C. Cash, FACHE, will become the new president of UHE.  A recent Regent’s Award recipient for excellence in healthcare leadership, Bob is the administrator and CEO of Logan Regional Hospital.  He is committed to ACHE’s mission and I’m confident he’ll step right into his new leadership role and do very well.  Please join me in supporting Bob in his new position.

I appreciate the UHE board members for their willingness to also serve as members of the Regent’s Advisory Council (RAC). We have many goal-oriented and high performing healthcare leaders on the UHE leadership team who give unselfish service to strengthen ACHE’s goals and objectives here in Utah, focusing on professional development, networking, membership advancement, integrity, ethics and mentoring.

During the recent UHE chapter meeting, we had the opportunity to hear an exceptional presentation on patient safety, likening our industry to the airline industry; e.g. safety checklists, strong focus on processes and individual accountability, etc.  Following the chapter meeting, it was my privilege to extend the 2010 Regent’s Awards to two outstanding professionals who also serve on the UHE board: Bob Cash, FACHE and Michael R. Olson, FACHE.  Committee reports were discussed during the UHE board meeting that followed the presentations.

Concluding comments:
Thanks for your commitment to professional development, leadership excellence, networking, and mentoring.  Once again, during the upcoming Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago, the UHE will be recognized as a high-performing chapter or chapter of merit.  During the past three years, it has been a pleasure to serve as Regent for the state of Utah.  I will “hand the baton” over to Joseph M. Krella, FACHE, president and CEO of Utah Hospital Association, who will step in and provide valuable leadership for our state’s healthcare leaders.  I have come to know Joe and respect him as an energetic and visionary leader who is also very committed to our profession and to making Utah the healthiest state in the U.S. I have full confidence in him.

I appreciate your commitment to ACHE’s Code of Ethics and other important initiatives.  Let’s stay engaged in leadership development and look for ways to improve the health of the communities we serve.  Thank you.  And thanks for your support over the past few years!

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