We are well into the summer of 2019 with many beautiful very warm days. While we all look forward to our vacations, both ACHE & CTAHE do not shut down in the summer but remain on course to provide members with programs and opportunities for networking.
If you attended the CT Chapter’s annual meeting in May, the guest speaker, Karen Hinds, presented a great keynote address on Leveraging Inclusion, Diversity and Equity for Health Care Leaders. I am sure everyone walked away with a different lens of how we lead with these important aspects in mind.
At the annual meeting, I was pleased to present the following Regent awards:
- Matthew Duhaime – Student Award
- Fred Boateng – Early Careerist Award
- Caroline Piselli, PhD, RN, FACHE – Senior Careerist Award
- Howard Forman, MD – Faculty Advisory Award
Congratulations to all honorees.
On July 16, the CT Chapter also provided a 6-hour Face-to-Face Program where Michael E. Frisina, PhD presented “Professional Burnout in Healthcare: Lead Your Organization to Wellness.” Hosting an ACHE Face-to-Face program for credit in our state is very beneficial and convenient for our members. The session was well attended by members and nonmembers.
Congratulations to new members and those who have reached Fellow status. Since my term in office began in March, we have 29 new members, 3 members who have reached Fellow status, and 9 who have recertified as Fellows. Congratulations to all!
In terms of Fellow advancement, CTAHE has also recently launched its call for attendees for a September 2019 Board of Governors Exam Study Group. This year, CTAHE is hosting an eight hour review format broken up between two days: Saturday, September 7, 2019 and Saturday, September 14, 2019. Eight (8) ACHE Face-to-Face credits will be awarded to attendees who sign up and complete the two sessions in partnership with ACHE’s new BOG Exam Prep Program: BOG Exam Prep: Brought to You by ACHE and Your Local Chapter. Class size is limited, so if you are interested, be sure to see the information on the CTAHE website.
Lastly, enjoy your summer but also take time to reflect upon your career and how can ACHE and the local chapter can assist with your career goals. Also consider how you can support an early careerist, or connect with someone in pursuit of a healthcare career while being inclusive, and promoting diversity in your leadership.
As your Regent, please reach out to me with any questions as to ACHE.
Denise J. Fiore, FACHE
Regent for Connecticut