Happy Summer! CT Association of Healthcare Executives welcomes & celebrates 41 new members whom have joined our chapter since January. Congratulations to new ACHE fellow John Sponauer, FACHE. I was honored to be able to attend and participate as a judge for the University of New Haven Society of Healthcare Administration MHA program mock event “Healthcare Administration Case Competition via the 17th Annual UAB Health System.” The case presented by each of the teams focused upon Palliative Care on Friday, April 28. On Monday, May 1 I participated as a judge for a second group of MHA students at the University of New Haven virtually, on a mock case. I would like to recognize and thank Prateek Mansingh, and Dr. Pavani Rangachari, PhD, Professor & Director of the MHA Program at UNH for inviting me.
CTAHE held their 8th Annual Golf Outing & Celebratory Dinner on May 23. This year’s golf outing was a great success with over 140 golfers (it was sold out!) and a celebratory dinner with chapter sponsors in attendance. Robert M. Weiss did a wonderful job planning and organizing this year’s event and I am thankful to all the volunteers, attendees, and sponsors.
The CTAHE Annual Meeting in June featured a Face-to-Face education event titled “Burnout in a time of crisis: How should leaders respond?” Thank you to moderator Carmen C. Kenrich, DVP, Strategic Partnerships, Client Experience Executive at AMN Leadership Solutions, Merritt Hawkins – and panelists: Anne Diamond, JD, President, Bridgeport Hospital, Therese Fitzpatrick, PhD, RN, Senior Vice President, Kaufman Hall, Tiffany A. Love, PhD, FACHE Associate Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Associate Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, The University of Vermont Health Network – Porter Medical Center, and Brian Patel, MD, Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs, Medical Director & Chief Quality Officer, Sturdy Hospital.
I would like to welcome the following new CTAHE board members, officers, co-chairs, and student liaisons:
- Ysmael Albert Peguero, FACHE, Board Member and Treasurer
- Stephen H. Liebowitz, DHA, Board Member
- Ethan K. Kurtzman, Finance Committee
- Janaya Hernandez, DEI Committee
- Cynthia A. James, MBA, CPC, DEI Committee
CTAHE Higher Education Network Board Student Liaisons for 2023 -2024 are Larissa Chia, Yale University & Kashyap Ramadyani, University of New Haven.
Congratulations & recognition to the following Regent awards recipients whom received their awards on June 15 at the CTAHE Annual Meeting:
- Leadership award: Robert M. Weiss
- Student award: Prateek Mansingh
- Senior Leader award: Angela Mattie, JD
I would like to congratulate and recognize the CTAHE Annual Award winners:
- Physician Leader: John F. Rodis, MD, FACHE
- Education Advocate: Stephen H. Liebowitz, DHA
- DEI Advocate: Quian Callender
- Leadership Advocate: Kevin M. Ferrarotti, FACHE
- President’s Award: Mark H. Holtz, FACHE
The Regents Advisory Council (RAC) is intended to support the Regent’s role in being visible and active in the local healthcare community. ACHE has provided an updated 2023 Regent’s Manual which was shared with the members of the RAC. Congratulations to the following CTAHE members who have been chosen to serve on the RAC for 2023-2024. I am appreciative of the collaboration of the RAC especially their commitment and dedication to CTAHE:
- Christine S. Cooper, FACHE
- Kevin M. Ferrarotti, FACHE
- Stephen H. Liebowitz, DHA
- Michael A. Novak, FACHE
- Ysmael Albert Peguero, FACHE
- Austin B. Potter, FACHE
- Susan Prior
- Oladayo Sule
- Julie L. Vigil, FACHE
- Robert M. Weiss
- Leslie A. Zucker, FACHE
CTAHE offered some excellent educational opportunities in June, such as the virtual program “EMS Mobile Integrated Health”. Upcoming events include NAHSE CT 5th Annual Healthcare Leaders Scholarship & Fundraising Dinner July 21 at Casa Mia on the Hill in Newington, CT. Two virtual events in August are planned regarding cybersecurity: on August 15, “The Hidden Threats” and August 29, “Employees are your biggest threats”. The ACHE Chapter Leaders Conference, titled “Bold & Brighter Together” will take place in Chicago at the Blackstone Hotel on September 10 and 11. This is a great opportunity for chapter board leaders and Regents to spend time learning with our ACHE national leadership team.
In closing, I am looking forward to the District 1 Regent Meeting on July 26 with our ACHE Governors Michael K. Givens, FACHE and Karen F. Clements, RN, FACHE. I always enjoy speaking with my fellow Regents and learning about great ways to support the present and future healthcare leaders in some of the most challenging but rewarding times in our profession.
“Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.” Jenny Han