Spring 2020
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Message from our President
President's Message
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Spring 2020
ACHE is Here for YOU
A Letter from the President and CEO of ACHE
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Four Patient Safety Trends
Quality Patient Outcomes Begin With Trust
Sponsorship Opportunities Available
ACHE WFC Social Media Presence
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A Letter from the Programs Director
Six Strategies Leaders Deploy During a Crisis Like COVID-19
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Message from our President
President's Message

Western Florida Chapter supports you in your efforts to manage the impact of COVID-19. Thank you for the work you are doing.

As you know, we have postponed or canceled Chapter events. Please know we are closely monitoring the CDC announcements and will continue to communicate new information. We will be transparent about our approach for evaluating whether future events will occur as planned. We acknowledge that our ACHE Chapter is an important source of education, so we are considering all options, including virtual meetings.

While CDC are recommending "social distancing” to help contain the spread of the virus, this doesn’t have to equal social isolation. Part of the value of ACHE membership is the connection with professional friends and colleagues. Please remember to reach out to a trusted friend or colleague to check-in periodically with each other. Consider enjoying a virtual cup of coffee or tea through Google Hangouts, FaceTime, or Zoom video conferencing!

Now for a piece of good news! We were one of four Chapters to be awarded a Chapter Innovation Grant this year. Our proposed “Emerging Leader Mentorship Program” will improve retention of early careerists. We will leverage an important asset of local Florida communities: retired healthcare executives. This nine-month mentorship program will create one-on-one mentor/mentee matches for early careerists within their first two years of joining ACHE with retired Fellows and Life Fellows. We look forward to rolling this program out soon.


Zachary Pruitt, PhD, MHA, CPH

ACHE Western Florida Chapter - Chapter President




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