Message from your ACHE Regent
Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year as we welcome 2023. I am excited to congratulate and welcome our Connecticut Association of Healthcare Executives, Student Liaison Board members from the Higher Education Network: Garcia Curtis, University of New Haven & Mark Hocevar, Yale University whom will both join the CTAHE January board meeting. The Higher Education Network had several other applicants interested in leadership opportunities, and CTAHE committees will engage with these students in the upcoming months. I look forward to working with our emerging healthcare leaders in a variety of ways, from informal mentorship, internships, and projects, to helping our upcoming spring 2023 graduates’ transition to new healthcare professions.
ACHE has shared the 2023 – 2025 Strategic Plan which guides the organization in its work to anticipate the challenges our healthcare leaders face. The goal is to support leaders in advancing their personal and professional growth while driving safe, equitable, and efficient care for all. ACHE plans to do that in three key ways: as a catalyst, ACHE will commit to leading for equity and safety; as connectors, ACHE will commit to growing our professional community across the healthcare continuum by leveraging partnerships with chapters and other organizations; and as a trusted partner, ACHE will commit to deepening engagement with members and the healthcare community through education, networking, and career services to inspire and cultivate leaders to advance health.
I look forward to attending the 2023 ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago March 20 – 23, 2023 titled “Bolder/Brighter.” If you haven’t registered yet please take advantage of early bird registration which ends on February 27, 2023. The iCIMS Workforce Insights report is titling 2023 the year of the “Great Reset,” and attending ACHE Congress has always afforded me the opportunity to reset, and find comradery and support from fellow healthcare leaders. More than ever, resiliency and strength are needed in healthcare. For our students, there are great opportunities to attend ACHE as a program assistant and through the CTAHE Higher Education Network whereby we have sponsored students to attend every year.
The winter months can cause additional stress on healthcare operations related to an influx of patients, decreased capacity, and overcrowding due to ongoing workforce challenges. I want to take this opportunity to share my appreciation and recognize the healthcare teams on the frontlines and the leadership teams who ensure healthcare services are available in the communities served. I would like to recognize CTAHE 2022 Fellows:
- Alexandria Ofer, FACHE
- Andrew Lovig, FACHE
- Ashwin R. Pamudurthy, FACHE
- Austin B. Potter, FACHE
- Connie M. Hilbert, FACHE
- Darius Erami, FACHE
- Diana J. Tannous, FACHE
- Elaine G. Whitney, FACHE
- Karen L. Butterworth-Erban, RN, FACHE
- Kevin M. Ferrarotti, FACHE
- Lewis L. Goodrum, FACHE
- Linda B. Versea, FACHE
- Ritu G. Jain, FACHE
- Vivian S. Argento, MD, FACHE
In 2022 CTAHE welcomed 84 new members and had 34 fellows recertify.
On January 31, CTAHE is offering a virtual program titled, “Reducing Bias to Provide Person-Centered Care.” CTAHE Women’s Forum, led by Julie Virgil and Sue Prior, will continue with the Lunch & Learn virtual series on February 8 titled “Am I using Linked In to its Fullest Potential”. The 2023 CTAHE event calendar will be updated on the website. Please feel free to visit the CTAHE website for all upcoming events as we welcome our new Chapter Administrator Kirsten Singleton firstname.lastname@example.org.
“And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.”
—Rainer Maria Rilke, poet.”