In This Issue
Kevin Johnson, FACHE
Mountain View Hospital
Bob Cash, FACHE
University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics
From the Regent's Desk|
Bob Cash, FACHE
Welcome to 2013!
I don’t know about you, but 2012 for me was a very busy, challenging, AND rewarding year. As a matter of fact, so was 2011, 2010, 2009… Isn’t that what makes our involvement in healthcare administration so exciting and stimulating? It is for me. I thought I would take a minute and reflect on why such a busy and challenging occupation is also so rewarding. Here is my “top ten” list:
10. We work in a stable profession with a constant demand for our services.
9. Our profession is one that is valued at a level that allows us to have a reasonable standard of living
8. We work with highly skilled professionals who are bright, caring, and passionate about the service they render.
7. Our industry is progressive and both needs to and is seeking innovation.
6. While we are competitive within the industry, we are also collaborative in our communities.
5. Our product is “people” – every day we work with caregivers and those who support caregivers in delivering needed services to our friends and neighbors.
4. The problems we are attempting to solve truly matter to each of us and those we serve.
3. We live, serve, and work in a state that values excellence in healthcare delivery.
2. There are so many opportunities for learning, including those offered by UHE and ACHE (not to mention daily learning in the “school of hard knocks”).
1. I get to work with amazing people like you (and I mean it – this, indeed, is rewarding!).
Thank you so much for your tremendous contribution to healthcare, to the Utah Healthcare Executives and ACHE, and to our communities. It is a pleasure to associate with you. I look forward to continued rewards through our association in 2013.
Happy New Year!
Robert C. Cash, FACHE
Regent for Utah
UHE Panel Discussion
Developing High Performance Teams
February 19, 2013
Lakeview Hospital, Bountiful