Kimberly A. Lumia, MSN, MBA, RN, FACHE, Chapter President
Fellow CTAHE Members, Sponsors and Colleagues,
Happy Spring! “Spring: Is the time of plans and projects!”
The New Year brought CTAHE’s first webinar, “When Does Data Evolve to AI?”, which was held on Thursday, January 23 and presented by Dr. Mary Reich Cooper, MD, VP & Chief Quality Officer for the Connecticut Hospital Association. Many thanks to webinar platform host Berkeley Research Group (BRG), and Moderator, BRG Associate Director, Austin Potter!
ACHE’s 63rd Congress on Healthcare will be held March 23rd – 26th, 2020 in Chicago. ACHE is kicking off the opening session with the topic of “Fallacy of the Impossible” to enable true innovation, presented by Mick Ebeling, CEO/Founder Not Impossible Labs. ACHE is going to offer daily education sessions centered around Leadership, being Connected, Empowered, and Inspired. Our own CTAHE embodies those themes and has been awarded the 2020 Chapter Award of Distinction and the 2020 Award for Sustained Excellence for our chapter performance over the past year and continuing to win ACHE Chapter Management awards annually. The chapter will be recognized at ACHE’s Congress during the Malcolm T. MacEachen Luncheon on Tuesday March 24 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. My congratulations to the chapter and thanks to all our committee co-chairs and members for their hard work, dedication and engagement.
If you are attending Congress, make sure to join us at CTAHE’s Member Meet- Up on Monday March 23rd at the Flight Club Chicago. Join fellow CTAHE Members as you start your Congress experience for a private reception at the United States’ first social darts club! Flight Club has reinvented darts for the twenty first century, developing a range of fast and exciting multi-player games, built to bring people together and designed to keep you unexpectedly hooked, insatiably entertained and full of joy. Whether you’re an expert darts sniper or a total beginner, everyone has a chance to win when they step up to one of their multiple throw lines. The chapter also has a great group of students from our Education Network Student Groups attending Congress this year.
The CTAHE Women’s Forum awarded it’s 2020 Women’s Forum Scholarship to Nicole Jain. Nicole is a senior, an Honors and a STEM Scholar student at the University of Connecticut pursuing a dual degree with a Bachelor of Science in Business, Healthcare Management, and Psychology.
In event news, our 3rd Annual CTAHE Career Fair will be held on February 28th at the Connecticut Hospital Association and I am honored to serve as this year’s Keynote speaker. This is an excellent venue for students and employers to engage and network for future opportunities in healthcare. Prosperity in Partnership: Managing the Management Networking Educational event will be offered in March at Waterbury Hospital’s new Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine Center, in partnership with Chapter Sponsor, RestorixHealth. Through partnership with management companies that provide expertise in their specific service line, hospital executives are responsible to educate themselves. Understanding the business from a hospital standpoint in order to facilitate growth while optimizing the bottom line is crucial. A true partnership prospers when both partners integrate productively.
Coming up in April, CTAHE is one of the proud sponsors of the annual Yale Healthcare Conference on April 16th and April 17th. This year’s theme focuses on “The Healthcare Revolution: Is Affordability Achievable?”. We are excited to have the Co-Chairs of the Programs Committee and our Student Leader Liaisons attend this dynamic conference and then report out on their experience at our following board meeting. On May 26th we will hold our annual CTAHE Golf Outing at Tunxis Country Club. Sponsorship options and registration is now open – get your foursomes ready! CTAHE’s Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 18th at the Aqua Turf prior to the Connecticut Hospital Association’s Annual Meeting.
I am most excited to announce in November that CTAHE will be partnering with ACHE RI and CT HFMA on a joint conference for healthcare professionals and students. “Healthcare 2020: An Emerging Paradigm Shift” will be held Sunday November 8-Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at the Mohegan Sun Casino. Stay tuned for registration information, track programs and keynote announcements!
In closing, I again offer up what I am reading currently, or as I like to call it, “Book Club Corner”. “The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business”. Author Patrick Lencioni discusses the four disciplines which are building a cohesive leadership team, create clarity, over communicate clarity and reinforce clarity. I believe that the CTAHE Board of Directors & Officers really have “the advantage” in the best interest of our members.