|by Andrea Turner, MHA, FACHE|
ACHE NEWSLETTER President’s Message
ACHE Colleagues – This message may find you days into a New Year’s Resolution you have already given up on or you are feeling reenergized from a much needed break. Either way, I hope you take the time to plan out your personal and professional goals for 2015 and I hope ACHE/ Washington State Healthcare Executives Forum (WSHEF) is part of that plan.
As your local chapter, WSHEF has been hard at work making your experience meaningful and relevant. In 2014, we hosted ‘Meet & Mingle’ Network sessions throughout the state; Advancement Information Sessions, participated in the Healthcare Futures Conference, provided local education through the ACHE Cluster in Seattle; and hosted programs on Women in Leadership and Diversity. In 2015, our goal is to have more ACHE Face-to-Face Credit events available in our local market as well as to continue our ‘Meet & Mingle’ programs throughout the state. We are also hosting a study group for the Board of Governors exam that will meet in Seattle but have telephone/web connectivity for members at other sites.
I hope you make the time to attend one of our events in 2015. If you are interested in Chapter leadership activities as a committee member or other board role, we’d love to have you join us! Other opportunities include serving as a chapter ambassador in your organization; serving as host for a ‘Meet & Mingle’; or serving as a panel speaker or moderator.
As healthcare leaders, we model healthy lifestyles for our team members, families, and communities. Here in Army Medicine we focus on the Performance Triad: Activity, Nutrition, Sleep. I hope in your 2015 “A Better Me” plan you have at least one health-related goal. In my office, we like to do the “Workweek Hustle” challenge on FitBit… a positive outcome is that folks are more likely to go speak to someone in person versus relying on email or the phone. Anything to add a few steps.
Best wishes for a productive and healthy 2015 and I look forward to meeting you at a future event.
Serving to Heal, Honored to Serve.
Andrea Turner, FACHE
WSHEF President 2014-2015