|Juliana Briscoe, MHA, MPH|
The winter holidays are here and along with many, I like to take time to reflect as well as look ahead at what the next adventures may be.
Over the past 3 months, we have made great progress in building the UHE Board as we welcomed Dan Stoddard, Chair of Membership and JD Drasbek, Chair of Sponsorship. We also spent time developing the 2023-2025 UHE Strategic Plan. A few of our 2023 focus areas are providing more robust networking, mentoring and education events, growing our membership throughout Utah, and supporting our members through fellow advancement. I am also very excited to announce 3 of our board members received ACHE Recognition Awards in the Fall of 2022. Lisa Vitkus (Chair of Networking), Rebecca Hunter (Past-President), and Kurt Forsyth (Chair of Advancement) have been honored for their contribution to healthcare management excellence through volunteer service to UHE, ACHE and to the profession. I am honored to work alongside Lisa, Rebecca and Kurt. Congratulations again, and a personal thank you for being an inspiration to me and many of our members.
I want to thank each of you for your continued participation in UHE. As we head into 2023, I hope you take advantage of what UHE has to offer like attending our in-person and virtual events, volunteering on a committee, building a mentor/mentee relationship, becoming an ACHE fellow, and/or utilizing the vast array of resources ACHE has to offer. And always, please reach out if you have any questions.
I wish all of you and your loved ones a safe, happy, and mindful holiday season.
With much gratitude,