As we near the end of February, I’m looking forward to ACHE’s 2020 Congress which will be held March 23-26 at the Hyatt Regency, Chicago. As your Regent, Congress makes me ask the question, ” how spot on are we as healthcare leaders “? The educational events at Congress allow us to learn about best practices, participate in lectures on new topics of interest so that we can become more adept in our roles and balance our learnings with time for networking with new and old acquaintances.
I’ll be attending Congress and look forward to the Parker B. Francis Distinguished Lecture at the opening session featuring Mick Ebeling, founder and CEO of Not Impossible Labs. Mick’s premise of nothing is impossible is so fitting to the field of healthcare. I’m looking forward to hearing Mick’s lecture on exploring the impossible to enable innovation in healthcare. I’m hoping his keynote address will inspire us to think differently and shift us to be a bit in our uncomfortable zone.
Congratulations to CTAHE on winning the Chapter Award of Distinction for meeting ACHE’s membership satisfaction and educational networking standards. The chapter will receive the award at Congress at the Malcolm T. MacEachren luncheon. The award is a reflection on the efforts of a great chapter board of directors and it’s committees that provide a wide variety of networking and educational opportunities within our state for our members, prospective member and students.
Another congratulations shout out to Southern Connecticut State University for becoming a recent ACHE higher education network . I am visiting Southern later this month and look forward to speaking with the students.
Speaking of being a spot on health care leader, if you are attending Congress, please join fellow CTAHE members at a member meet up reception on March 23rd at the Flight Club of Chicago where the game of darts has been reinvented for the 21st century. Who from the chapter will be spot on with the game of darts and prevail as the winner? Speaking as a novice dart thrower, come join in the fun and meet fellow chapter members.
Continue to check out the website for registration to the flight club event as well as other networking and educational offerings from CTAHE.
Wishing you also the excitement to see the emergence of signs of spring soon!
Denise J. Fiore
Regent for Connecticut