This will be my last letter as President of CTAHE. I have attempted to write this letter several times over the past few weeks as I wasn’t sure how I could ever express how humbled and honored to serve as your chapter President for the last three years.
I would like to recap some of spring events the chapter held starting with our virtual events for the purpose of networking 3/3/21 “Coffee & Chat”. The Chapter was able to hold its 4th Annual Career Fair offered for the first time virtually on 3/5/21. On 3/18/21 we held a Virtual After 5 event titled “Connect from a Distance”. I am happy to share that CTAHE held its very first webinar in conjunction with ACHE Chapters of CA & MA on 4/29/21 titled “Best Practices in Alleviating Healthcare Worker’s Burnout & Fatigue Amidst COVID-19”.
I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate our many students who graduated this spring!
The 6th Annual CTAHE Golf Outing was held on May 25th at Tunxis Country Club which was a tremendous success with 116 of golfers. I would like to extend my appreciation and thanks to our sponsors.
The Golf Outing was followed by an in-person dinner whereby we celebrated the following award winners:
CTAHE Chapter Awards
Physician Leader of the Year: Arpit Chhabra, MD
Educational Advocate of the Year: Janeille Ervin
Diversity & Inclusion: Gregory Murphy, FACHE
Leadership Advocate of the Year: Robert Weiss, MHA
President’s Award: Austin Potter, MBA
Student: Marissa Yulo
Early Careerist: Stephen Leibowitz
Senior Careerist Leader: Kim Lumia
I would also like to welcome and congratulate our approved slate of Officers & Board of Directors, who you will meet throughout the month of July.
Lastly, I want to encourage each one of you to get involved in any way that you can. This is a great organization because of its members, leaders, sponsors & volunteers. CTAHE will continue to be an award winning, highly celebrated and recognized chapter. These past three years have been some of the best memories and times in my professional association career. While one full year was consumed by a 100-year storm, the COVID-19 pandemic I was able to see how engaged and committed our chapter is to our profession and most of all to each other. I would like to express my gratitude to Annamarie Grise, CTAHE Chapter Director for her endless support; she certainly didn’t miss a beat. I want to wish CTAHE President Mike Novak and the board the very best over the next few years.
“Goodbye always makes my throat hurt.” – Charlie Brown
See you later,
Kimberly A. Lumia, MSN, MBA, RN, FACHE
Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Prospect Medical Holdings East Coast