As my Tenure as President comes to a close, I am proud to share with you the accomplishments of the Chapter this year. Of course, none of these things would be possible without the hard work of our committees and Board, and the support of our membership.
The following is a list of accomplishments that was also shared at the annual meeting of the membership on December 7th at PNC Park:
Strengthened Northern Region LPC membership and attendance by offering 6 Face-to-Face credits and various networking opportunities
Received Chapter Innovation Grant for 3 part "Next Generation of Leadership" series targeting Early Careerist members. Presented grant at ACHE Chapter Leaders Conference
Received the ACHE District 1 Award for Achievements in Diversity at the Chapter Leaders Conference
- Hosted 2nd annual Dinner with CEO in Pittsburgh and Breakfast with the CEO in the Northern Region
Continued to form great partnerships with HFMA, HIMSS, Healthcare Council and more
Hosted and planned the 4th annual Western PA Healthcare Summit (PAHS) with HFMA and HIMSS local chapters which offered 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face Credits
Overall, offered 15 ACHE Face-to-Face Credits, and 5 dedicated Networking Events for a total of 3072.5 networking & education hours (including the offered combination with other professional organizations
Supported and celebrated 19 new and re-certified Fellows in 2017
Approved a 2017-2020 Multi-Year Strategic Plan developed by the Board
We were incredibly fortunate to have had Edward Lamb President and CEO Mount Carmel Health System, Columbus, Ohio as our featured speaker at this year's event. Mr. Lamb provided us with an update from ACHE strategic priorities for the coming year. He also gave an interactive presentation on his time spent as the CEO of a hospital in Alaska and the lessons learned from providing healthcare in that area. His discussion provided great insight into the challenges the Alaskan people face related to healthcare and the unique solutions they have put into place to combat those challenges.
I would be remiss if I did not thank our extremely dedicated board of directors and committee chairs for their work in 2017. Please join me to warmly welcome Natalie Bulger, Director of Compliance, Risk and Regulatory at the Children's Institute. Natalie has been dedicated to the work of the chapter for multiple years most recently serving in the capacity of Vice President and Chair, Marketing & Membership committee. I'm confident that she and the executive team will continue to move the chapter forward. I look forward to serving as part of her team.
And finally, I wish all of you professional and personal success in 2018. I look forward to continuing to meet and connect with each and every one of you at events in the New Year.
Laura Griffin, MHA
Director, Network Nursing Operations
Allegheny Health Network