|WSHEF Early Careerist Spotlight|
2019 Early Careerist Program | WSHEF
An ACHE Innovation Grant-Funded Effort
WSHEF obtained an Innovations Grant in 2019 to initiate the
establishment of an Early Careerist program.
We utilized our state-wide Champions Network to identify ACHE members
who are under 40 years of age and completed their degrees five to seven years
ago to engage them in a meaningful way by experiencing the benefits of ACHE
through WSHEF. Early Careerists were nominated
and we had 11 participate in a program that integrated professional networking,
continuing education and personal/professional development.
Each participant was able to attend two Meet and Mingle
events where they were able to network across a diverse group of event
attendees. These were socially oriented
events meant to establish a closer professional network across the state. Attendance was also gained to WSHEF’s Annual
Breakfast, hosted during Washington State Hospital Association’s annual
conference, where the Early Careerists were able to earn 1.5 Face to Face
education credits by listening to area experts discuss service line development
at their respective organizations.
Finally, the Early Careerists were able to measure their emotional
intelligence through Medix’s proprietary MyPrintTM behavioral
assessment tool and navigated session sponsored by Medix.
We have been able to highlight the Early Careerists
throughout the year in our quarterly newsletters, showcasing their backgrounds
and introducing them to WSHEF’s membership.
The entire program was well received by the early careerists as is
evidenced through their feedback that included some of these supportive
· “This was one of the best professional events
· “It [MyPrint assessment] broke down traits and
behaviors I can focus on in my development”
· “Gave me great insights in to my strengths and
The grant-funded program has truly helped to initiate an
Early Careerist program, it is our hope to build upon this great base as we
work with WSHEF’s membership to advance development across the state.