Utah Healthcare Executives

Spring 2013

Messages from our Chapter Leaders

President's Message

Kevin Johnson, FACHE
What a wonderful time of year this is. As the weather warms, the snow melts, the trees and flowers begin to bloom, and the world around us is filled with new colors and singing birds, I am once again reminded of why I love working in an industry where we are focused on improving human life.

Dear Healthcare Colleagues:

What a wonderful time of year this is. As the weather warms, the snow melts, the trees and flowers begin to bloom, and the world around us is filled with new colors and singing birds, I am once again reminded of why I love working in an industry where we are focused on improving human life. We are fortunate to be working in healthcare. I hope each of us will continue to commit to better ourselves so that we can continue to add value to the health and wellness of our communities.

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground.” One of the ways that we can attain “higher ground” is to continue to pursue opportunities for learning. That is one of the focuses of our local ACHE chapter, to provide many opportunities for learning and improving our knowledge base and skill sets. To this end, we have an active Education Committee that has planned some great education offerings coming up soon.

First, I wanted to remind you all of the upcoming Spring Meeting that UHE is sponsoring jointly with UHA on Thursday and Friday, April 25-26 in St. George. There will be a networking dinner Thursday night and then meetings on Friday morning and early afternoon. We have a breakfast meeting that will qualify for 1.5 hours of ACHE Face-to-Face (formerly Category I) credit and the rest of the education that day will qualify for ACHE Qualified Education credit toward advancement. In addition, on Wednesday, May 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., we will have a panel discussion on the topic, “Care for the Uninsured/Underinsured” at the VA Hospital in Salt Lake City. This event will include a free lunch and 1.5 hours of ACHE Face-to-Face credits. We hope you can join us for one or both of these upcoming events to get some in-state, low-cost, continuing education credits.

I want to personally thank those members of our chapter who chair or serve on committees or subcommittees. We appreciate your time and efforts. We continue to create these kinds of opportunities for chapter members, but that could not happen without you who give your time and talents so willingly to plan and carry out the various chapter activities. I hope each of us will find time to get involved in some way to promote our chapter agenda. Enjoy this beautiful change in the weather and let’s keep pursuing the higher ground!

Kevin Johnson
UHE President
CEO, Mountain View Hospital

From the Regent's Desk

Bob Cash, FACHE

As leaders it is not infrequent that we discuss the importance of employee engagement in our workplace. In a recent leadership training meeting, I discussed this topic with several other leaders.

As leaders it is not infrequent that we discuss the importance of employee engagement in our workplace. In a recent leadership training meeting, I discussed this topic with several other leaders. Let me share a few of the thoughts we explored:

First, engagement has a couple of relevant definitions:
  • The act of engaging or the state of being engaged, and
  • The condition of being in gear.

I kind of like the second one: “the condition of being in gear.” Thinking of my own engagement, I asked myself what is it that really puts me “in gear” in my work. Here were my thoughts:

  • Knowing that my role and purpose in the organization is meaningful;
  • Sharing a vision for a desired outcome or outcomes;
  • Being needed and feeling appreciated;
  • Fulfilling my responsibilities is doable, but challenging, and
  • Having fun is part of the job!

What is it that gets you “in gear?" It is likely that many, if not all of the things that motivate you will also motivate those who work with and for you. In my case, I can see opportunity for me to be more clear in ensuring the work of my colleagues is meaningful; creating and communicating a vision that is clear and widely shared; noting the value of each member of our team and sharing appreciation for those valuable contributions of each member; providing challenging work opportunities with reasonable, obtainable expectations; and, finally, ensuring that we don’t take each other too seriously, even if our work is serious, and have some fun together while making a difference.

Timothy R. Clark stated, in his book The Engagement Mindset: “…highly engaged employees must take primary responsibility [for their own engagement]. They must take the lead.  

“As an individual, [the manager/leader is] responsible for enabling behavior. If both elements come together, [individual accountability and manager’s enabling] the result is a highly engaged individual. It’s important to understand both factors and how they reinforce each other.”

So let’s all take the challenge to get “in gear” by taking primary responsibility for our own engagement and encouraging others to find their “gear” through enabling their engaged behavior. And, in the process, let’s have some fun making a difference.

Bob Cash, FACHE
Utah Regent
COO, Intermountain Healthcare UCR

 

Executive Spotlight

Cory Moss, MBA, HFA, DHA

Each issue, UHE spotlights a member of the Utah healthcare executive community. In this issue, we learn more about Cory Moss, enrollment director and adjunct faculty for the MHA program at Weber State University.

 

Cory Moss, MBA, HFA, DHA, is enrollment director and adjunct faculty for the Master of Health Administration (MHA) program at Weber State University in Ogden. In his role, he works with students and early healthcare careerists to help them find their niche and passion for quality healthcare delivery.

Cory began his healthcare career as a long-term care intern in California. After completing a 1000 training course regulated and supervised by the California State Department of Health, Cory sat for the NAB exam for long term care administrators. In June of 1997, Cory was officially licensed as a nursing home administrator. To date, Cory maintains active licenses in both Utah and California in nursing home administration. In 1998 Cory was part of a collaborative effort at Independent Quality Care, Inc. in winning the first ever step 1 award for the AHCA Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for Long Term Care. This was the first year that skilled nursing facilities were eligible, and Independent Quality Care had three facility locations qualify for consideration.

Prior to accepting a full-time position at Weber State as the Enrollment Director for the Master of Health Administration program, Cory was a homecare and hospice administrator. He has extensive experience in healthcare sales and marketing, personnel management, quality assurance, utilization management and review, and public/county health systems. As a homecare administrator, Cory was elected as a board member of the Utah Association for Homecare for two consecutive terms. He continues to maintain Associate member status with that organization. Additionally, Cory is a board member for Utah Healthcare Executives and chairs the student section efforts of UHE. Since 2002 Cory has been an Adjunct Faculty member in the undergrad HAS department at Weber State, teaching several different courses. 

Cory is married and has five children. He loves the outdoors and is an avid snowboarder as well as enjoys mountain biking, canoeing and hiking with family.

"Involvement and participation in UHE consistently helps me to be updated and informed on local healthcare issues as they relate to education and career development," says Cory. "As a liaison between industry practitioners and students entering the field, involvement with UHE helps to bring back to the classroom current trends, needs and expectations as we develop our students in an academic setting. This has a huge impact on their learning and overall competencies, which allows for more qualified students entering the industry at a higher performance level, making immediate contributions. Additionally, UHE helps develop the contacts, networking possibilities and relationships to best guide, advise and inform our students."  

 

Awards and Advancements

UHE Receives Chapter Merit, Sustained Performance Recognition

Utah Healthcare Executives was recently recognized by the American College of Healthcare Executives as a recipient of the Award of Chapter of Distinction for 2013.

 

 

Utah Healthcare Executives was recently recognized by the American College of Healthcare Executives as a recipient of a Chapter Merit Award for 2013. Additionally, UHE was recognized with the 2013 Award for Sustained Performance. Both recognitions were honored at the ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago in March. Congratulations to all members of our chapter for a job well done!

Advancements in 2013 Recognized

Congratulations to the following individuals who have advanced within ACHE. 

Congratulations to the following individuals who have advanced within ACHE or recertified since January, 2013.

Fellows
Mark F. Dalley, FACHE, Gunnison
Kelly L. Duffin, FACHE, Murray
Lenny R. Lyons, FACHE, Heber City
Kevin C. Martin, FACHE, Bountiful
Paul T. VanWagenen, FACHE, Ogden

Recertified Fellows
Robert C. Cash, FACHE, Lehi
Ryan J. Lambert, FACHE, Ogden
Tad A. Morley, FACHE, Draper
Steven R. Smoot, FACHE, Provo
Joshua E. Spaulding, FACHE, Stansbury Park
 

 

Welcome New Members!

UHE welcomes the following new members to our chapter who have joined since January.

UHE welcomes the following new members to our chapter who have joined since January.

Michael P. Amos, Syracuse

Deere Grey Bacala, Salt Lake City

Suzanne Carasso, Salt Lake City

Nathan L. Gladwell, Holladay

David Graff, Highland

Jeremy B. Holmes, Ogden

LTC Robert Hughes, Roy

Casey P. Leavitt, Salt Lake City

Monique Simone, Salt Lake City

 

 

 

 

Education and Events

Golf Outing, Panel Discussions Highlight Spring Events

There are a variety of UHE activities taking place this spring that you will want to be sure and mark your calendars to attend.

There are a variety of UHE activities taking place this spring that you will want to be sure and mark your calendars to attend. 

UHE Breakfast Panel in St. George: In conjunction with the Utah Hospital Association's Spring Meeting, a breakfast panel discussion on healthcare policy advocacy will take place Friday, April 26, 7-8:30 a.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott in St. George. The program will be moderated by UHA lobbyist Dave Gessel and feature remarks from Greg Poulsen, Senior Vice President for Strategy, Intermountain Healthcare, and Natalie Gochnour, COO of the Salt Lake Chamber. Everyone is welcome to attend this event but registration is required. Please contact Cherie at UHE, uhe.ache@gmail.com, if you plan to attend.

Golf Tournament: UHE is joining with Weber State University Health Administrative Services to host a golf tournament to support networking among healthcare executives and students of health administration at Weber State University. Proceeds from the event will benefit health administration students through scholarships or funding of professional development activities. The tournament will take place Friday, May 3 at Glen Eagle Golf Course in Syracuse. Registration and breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30. Lunch is also included in the foursome price of $275. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information or to register, contact Shari Love at Weber State, slove@weber.edu.

May Panel Discussion: UHE is hosting a luncheon panel discussion on Wednesday, May 22, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the VA Medical Center in Salt Lake City. The topic, Care for the Uninsured and Underinsured, will discuss the challenges of providing care to the 46 million Americans without health insurance. Moderating the topic is Alan Pruhs, Executive Director for the Association for Utah Community Health. He will be joined by panelists Allan Ainsworth, MD, University of Utah, and Marc Babitz, MD, Utah Department of Health. RSVP by Thursday, May 15 to Cheri Davis at uhe.ache@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

UHE Board News

UHE Board, Officers Elected for 2013

Utah Healthcare Executives (UHE) recently elected new board members and officers for 2013.

Utah Healthcare Executives (UHE) recently elected new board members and officers for 2013. Continuing to serve as president is Kevin Johnson, CEO of Mountain View Hospital in Payson. Mike Olson, CEO of American Fork Hospital, was elected to serve as president-elect and will take over as president following the conclusion of Kevin's term next spring. Other officers include Jeremy Fotheringham as treasurer and Mark Moody as secretary. Bob Cash continues serving as Regent and past president.

New members elected to the UHE board include Shari Welch and Alberto Gomez. 

UHE Board members continuing their service include the following: Barbara Ohm, Janelle Robinson, Dennis Mehr, Blair Kent, Derek Vance, Josh Spaulding, Scott Davis, Marie Prothero, Nancy Imhoff, Cory Moss, Jill Vicory, Jason Wilson and Rand Kerr.

UHE would like to thank Scott Horne and Pimmie Lopez who concluded their service to the board this spring.

ACHE National News

Exam Fee Waived; New ACHE App Launched

Here's an update on things that are happening with ACHE on a national level.

Here's an update on things that are happening with ACHE on a national level.

Board of Governors Exam Fee Waiver Promotion 2013

ACHE is pleased to offer once again the Board of Governors Exam fee waiver promotion to ACHE Members who apply for the FACHE® credential between March 1 and June 30. Members must submit their completed Fellow application and $250 application fee during the promotion period. Pending application approval, ACHE will waive the $200 Board of Governors Exam fee. All follow-up materials (i.e., references) must be submitted by Aug. 31 to receive the waiver. For more information on the promotion, go to ache.org/FACHE.   

ACHE Publications App

The ACHE Publications App debuted in January with the first 2013 editions of Frontiers of Health Services Management, Healthcare Executive magazine and the Journal of Healthcare Management. The app is an added benefit for members and does not replace the print editions. It will provide an enhanced experience for readers by delivering interactive digital versions of each ACHE publication. The app can be downloaded at no charge from the App Store and also accessed as a mobile Web app through any browser. Only members and subscribers can access the digital publications. For more information, visit ache.org/DigitalPublications.

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