|Josh Spaulding, MHA, FACHE|
May, 6, 2019 -- The days are getting warmer and longer! I love the transition from winter to spring to summer! This is a time of
growth and new opportunities. Many of our student members are graduating
from their respective universities and are embarking on the beginning of their
professional careers. For others, there are increased responsibilities in
current positions and maybe even transitions to new positions. Whatever the
circumstances may be, now is a great time to take an assessment of where you
are in your career, and determine what next steps you want to take to achieve
I had a great opportunity recently to participate in a
golf tournament that the Utah Healthcare Executives were able to be one of the
sponsors of. I was paired with a student
and two additional leaders. Not only did we have a nice day on the course, we had an opportunity to take the time get to
know each other by asking questions about backgrounds, discussing the paths
our professional careers have taken, and sharing advice that we feel would be
beneficial to develop ourselves professionally.
This was a great chance for me to reflect upon my own
professional journey and the opportunities I have had in my career to this
point. One item that I’d like to mention is that of giving back. I have been
blessed over the years with great mentors and many opportunities to serve. For me, this is the value of the Utah
Healthcare Executives. I am able to rub shoulders with great leaders and those
in the earlier stages of their careers that are interested in making
connections and developing themselves professionally. I would encourage you, whether you are an
executive mentoring a new student, a colleague willing to take a phone call
from a peer wanting to learn about your organization, or just participating in
events and networking, that you take the time to give back in whatever form
that may be.
I hope that if you have a desire to become more involved
in the Utah Healthcare Executives that you will take advantage of our
educational opportunities and other events. For those who would like to give
back, we are always looking for individuals to participate on our various
committees that enable us to put on great events for our members.
As you enjoy the warmer weather and longer days, in
addition to working on your golf game, consider putting time into your
professional development or those of others.
I'll leave you with this thought from Mahatma Gandhi; “The best way to
find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
I hope to see each of you at our upcoming panel
discussions and events!
Josh Spaulding, FACHE