|by Kimbra Wells Metz, MHA, FACHE|
It is hard to believe we are rounding out the year and kicking off 2014. The Washington State Healthcare Executive Forum Board of Directors would like to wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
This last quarter has been busy and we continue to plan events for the coming year. In November we held panel discussion on implementation of the ACA in Washington, which was well attended and followed with time for networking. Although adoption of the ACA is no easy undertaking, it is clear that Washington is one of the leading States nationally in adopting the ACA. We would like to thank the panelists for their support of this event and the University of Washington, MHA program for leading the planning effort.
Our next “meet and mingle” networking event will be held in Seattle on January 14th. Keep an eye out for our invitation and please register, as there is limited space available. This is a great opportunity to connect and network with other healthcare leaders. Please check our website for updates on events you may be interested in participating in.
Calling all Fellows- In Q1 2014 we will have a Fellows only event and will send the details shortly. We hope you will join us for that event and others we have planned in the coming year.
Our newsletter this quarter focuses on – the importance of "Leading by Example" and QM "Partnership for Patients".
We hope you will find it informative, and please have a safe and happy holiday season.
Kimbra Wells Metz, MHA, FACHE