Mission, Vision, Values & Goals

South Texas Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (STC-ACHE)

Strategic Plan 2013-2015: Updated 01-15-2013
The South Texas Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (STC-ACHE) strives to

  • Be the professional membership society for healthcare executives.
  • Meet its members’ professional, educational, and leadership needs.
  • Promote high ethical standards and conduct.
  • Advance healthcare leadership and management excellence.
  • Promote the mission of American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).


The STC-ACHE strives to be the premier professional society for healthcare leaders by providing exceptional value to our members.
As healthcare leaders in our respective communities and as members of STC-ACHE and of the ACHE, we are committed to promoting the following values:

  • Integrity – We advocate and emulate high ethical conduct in all we do.
  • Lifelong Learning – We recognize lifelong learning is essential to our ability to innovate and continually improve ourselves, our organizations, and our profession.
  • Leadership – We lead through example and mentoring, and recognize caring must be a cornerstone of our professional interactions.
  • Diversity – We advocate inclusion and embrace the differences of those with whom we work and the communities we serve.


To provide excellent leadership through the governance structure, compliance with the ACHE Code of Ethics, and adherence to Chapter bylaws.


  • Review the Chapter bylaws on an annual basis and revise as needed.
  • Expand committee membership to provide a larger pool from which to elect future officers and directors to the Chapter Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.
  • Participate and represent the Chapter on the Regent’s Advisory Council.

To demonstrate value of ACHE membership through credentialing, programs, and member satisfaction with the Chapter and national organization.


  • Meet the national target for member satisfaction on the Chapter Member Survey annually.
  • Increase the involvement of uniformed service members in Chapter activities.
  • Develop a recruitment campaign to bring former members back to the STC-ACHE and ACHE.
  • Meet the national target for net membership growth annually.

To develop and deliver career enhancing programs that advance affiliates in ACHE, professional excellence, and future leaders.


  • Meet the national target for advancement of eligible members annually.
  • Initiate a mentoring program to provide career development planning and to strengthen relationships between junior and senior level executives.
  • Establish a Board of Governors cohort to prepare for the exam.

To provide members with the resources and information needed through high-quality and relevant education programs for career advancement, continuing education, preparation for healthcare changes, best practices, and growth in the profession.


  • Meet the national target for indexed education and networking hours annually.
  • Provide four (4) educational events in the San Antonio area and one (1) each in the Coastal Bend and Rio Grande Valley Local Program Council service areas.

Chapter Publications:
To communicate pertinent and timely information to Chapter members.

  • Produce quarterly e-newsletters to highlight Chapter members and local hospitals and healthcare organizations.

To provide members with information and resources in a timely manner.


  • Increase awareness of career-related resources offered by ACHE.
  • Reach out to rural affiliates using multiple communication strategies.
  • Maintain an informational and updated Chapter website.

Goal Area 7: Outreach
To provide outreach services to engage members across the Chapter’s service area.


  • Increase membership and active participation in outlying areas.
  • Increase involvement of C-suite members.
  • Continue to champion diversity and cultural competency.
  • Partner with the international Chapter in Mexico.

Student Affairs:
To support students and early careerists in advancing their professional growth through Chapter-sponsored programs.


  • Provide scholarships to student members to support participation in ACHE and financial assistance with healthcare administration programs on an annual basis.
  • Increase committee involvement to develop future Chapter leaders.
  • Hold student-centered events sponsored by the Chapter.

Philanthropy and Community Relations:
To provide members with opportunities for philanthropic activities and community involvement.


  • Participate in philanthropic community activities to help raise awareness of the Chapter and its mission and vision.
  • Continue meaningful collaboration/partnership with other organizations on behalf of the profession of healthcare management.

To increase awareness and financial support of the Chapter.


  • Solicit corporate sponsorships for educational programs to allow for underwriting of nationally recognized presenters.