Message from Your ACHE Regent
The season is upon us where we make plans for family gatherings, entertaining, perhaps we think of a few more charitable donations or community needs, and we focus on our faith-based beliefs as well. As we do all of this and the calendar draws to the close of 2019, I want to reflect on what a great chapter CTAHE is.
The October networking event held at Kingsmen Brewery was well attended drawing in new faces, prospective members, and members all in social conversation with members of the CTAHE board. On November 6, the chapter held another well attended event at CHA where Karen Buckley and Kim Iacobellis of CHA presented an overview of the issues at the forefront for the State of Connecticut. Aside from hearing the economic impact that our collective hospitals bring to Connecticut of $28 Billion, we heard about healthcare issues that are in the forefront as well as other state issues – the $15 per hour minimum wage, public health issues of vaping, vaccines, gun violence and work force issues to name a few. This fall CTAHE’s Board and membership committee remained committed to contacting lapsed members for reinstatement. I would like to recognize Alessandra Cornelio, FACHE and Holly Eldridge for starting another leadership program. A total of 32 participants comprised of mentors and mentees participated in this important component of chapter offerings. And, the fall wouldn’t be complete without noting the time spent connecting with HEN schools and students. As I make my visits to schools, we have many students excited about pursuing an administrative healthcare profession. And we have some schools interested in forming HEN chapters.
Please review the CTAHE website for programs planned in 2020. The chapter’s first webinar will be held on January 23, 2020 at 9 a.m. on the topic of “When Does Data Evolve to Artificial Intelligence?”
ACHE was proud to participate in the #GivingTuesday movement on December 3 by giving back and making a real difference for the future of healthcare. Perhaps you would like to add to your December giving consideration of making a donation to the Foundation of ACHE’s Fund for Healthcare Leadership. A contribution of any size supports ACHE’s mission to develop the next generation of executives and leaders through scholarships and other resources including the Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program and the Executive Education Academy.
I wish you a holiday season of peace, tranquility and time with family, and friends.
Denise J. Fiore, FACHE
Regent for Connecticut