quarter is coming to an end and Spring is right around the corner! The ACHE of Western PA chapter has been hard
at work to fulfill our goal to help members network, learn, and advance.
In December we had a successful
annual member event where over 50 members gathered at Phipps Conservatory and
Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh for an evening of networking and an inspiring
talk by Dr. Karen Feinstein, President and CEO of the Jewish Healthcare
Foundation. This served not only as a wrap-up for 2018 but also provided
a jump start to the many great opportunities that 2019 will bring for the
members of our chapter.
The positive momentum continued
in January as we welcomed 5 new board members! Please join me in welcoming Stephanie Dorwart
(Altius Healthcare), Evan Finkelstein (UPMC), Kelsey Hooker (student,
University of Pittsburgh), Dr. Denise Johnson (Meadville Medical Center) and Michael
Post (Clarion Psychiatric Center). On January 28th we held our
first board & committee member celebration and recruitment event at Bakersfield.
We had approximately 25 interested members join us for a networking and informational
event to thank our current and past volunteers, and to also let others know
about the many opportunities for involvement that we have available.
In February, our chapter offered
a 1.5 Face to Face Credit education event at Robert Morris University on the
topic of “Stimulation in Healthcare: Improving Patient Outcomes”. The panel
provided a very engaging discussion on how Medical Simulation Centers are
fundamentally altering the education of healthcare professionals, while holding
great promise to improve patient care and safety, clinical outcomes,
operational efficiencies and mitigate risk without touching a single patient.
several of our board and chapter members had the opportunity to attend the
annual ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago. I am excited to
announce that our chapter received an Award of Chapter Distinction for the 2nd
year in a row for meeting our Member Satisfaction goal! The award was presented
to us at the Malcolm T. MacEachern Memorial Lecture and Luncheon on Tuesday,
March 5 at the Hilton Chicago. In addition, the Western PA chapter joined other chapters from the
state of Pennsylvania and New Jersey at our 3rd annual networking reception
at the Mercat a la Planxa. It provided a wonderful opportunity to
collaborate and engage with colleagues from neighboring chapters.
momentum will continue beyond the first few months of the year as we have many
education and networking events planned throughout the remainder of the
year. April is a big month for ACHE of Western PA so make sure to mark
your calendars for these exciting upcoming events:
- April 11th – Healthcare Executive Career Management in a Web 2.0 Era @ Mercyhurst University
- April 16th – Next Generation in Leadership Seminar will
focus on tips for first time managers and how to nail your first big job @ The
- April 30th – Women in Healthcare Leadership Conference
with HFMA @ Threadbare Cider House
As always, the challenging
landscape of healthcare continues to be upon us, and we rely on timely and
relevant education as well as each other to support our success. We hope
that the Western PA chapter of ACHE is a go-to resource for you to Network,
Learn and Advance your careers. Please consider joining us at an upcoming
event in the Pittsburgh area or Northern region. We appreciate your
membership here at ACHE of Western PA and are eager to meet you at an event.
We welcome your participation and any feedback that you may have.
ACHE of Western PA