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,
ACHE Western Florida
Chapter - Chapter President