Thank you South Texas Chapter of American College of Healthcare Executives (STC-ACHE) for allowing me the honor of being your 2019 President. Following in the wake of a Roxanne Rosa, Immediate Past-President and President-Elect, whom we owe a tremendous debt of gratitude for her leadership and innovation I know this upcoming year will be inspiring!
Innovation, growth and transformation are keywords for 2019. As this year’s theme Congress on Healthcare Leadership, STC-ACHE is set to bring you, our members, a year filled with these topics and activities. Healthcare Landscapes 2019 that occurred on March 22, had an exceptional agenda that set the tempo. Topics covering Healthcare reform implications, care for the uninsured, ambulatory care, ever pressing financial challenges with its transparency and the mandate to continually improve on the quality of care delivered. Evaluations at this event will be innovative as well, so stay tuned as this will impact our future events.
In keeping with the premise of modernization, ACHE has launched a new face to its website that provides greater ease in accessing the exceptional resources and best Healthcare practice tools for our membership on these and other key issues in this ever-changing climate. With so much to offer, I would also urge you to apply to take the Board of Governor’s Examination to become a fellow. Locally, our chapter offers a 10-week preparation course for taking the Board of Governors Fellow exam with an incentive should you pass. For more information, reach out to our advancement chair by visiting the chapter website stc.ache.org.
Additionally, STC-ACHE is also pacesetting with our winning an innovation grant to provide a workshop series to Early Careerists, more information to follow. We have had events occurring with our LPCs in Coastal Bend – Corpus Christi affiliate that was well received, whose chair is doing networking events, so please check the website for dates and times. Speaking of LPCs our Rio Grande Affiliate will hosting an educational event in Harlingen on August 8th, I hope to see you there. South Texas Chapter ACHE is exploring strategic collaborations with other Health related entities, one being the American Society of Anesthesiologists, to create more diverse and robust program offerings. Other organizations we are or hope to collaborate with are The Health Cell, Geekdom and SA StartUp to name a few. We are also working with local social service agencies to identify multiple opportunities to volunteerism within our communities to help our communities and to give you those needed volunteer hours.
In addition, have you noticed our improved social media presence? If not, please take time to like us via the following sites:
LinkedIn: South Texas Chapter ACHE
Excitingly, STC-ACHE will continue the innovation and has many activities scheduled between now and the end of the year with some changes in venues, as well as other improvements. I hope to see as many of you as possible at each of them and you can find all our events listed on the chapter website stc.ache.org.
I would lie to say thank you to everyone for making us an award winning chapter! We once again have received the Award of Chapter Distinction and Award for Sustained Performance. If you have any suggestions or comments for me, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary Anne Weidner