Message from Your ACHE Regent

Winter 2018

Every new year brings with it change and new opportunities. One of my goals as your Regent is to foster collaboration and involvement of senior leaders throughout the state with early and mid-careerists. It is important for our ALL of our membership to get involved with the local ACHE chapters so that we can enhance our profession and develop future industry leaders. Many of our C-Suite leaders in the hospitals across our state attend the NCHA Winter meeting. Traditionally, we have had an ACHE breakfast for our membership. We would typically bring in a national speaker from ACHE and present the annual Regent Awards. As our professional organization continues to evolve, we have assessed the effectiveness of our annual breakfast at the NCHA winter meeting.

This year we have changed the ACHE annual event to reach out to more of our membership. The Triangle Healthcare Executives’ Forum and Greater Charlotte Healthcare Executives Group have teamed up to provide a Face-to-Face preconference educational session on Wednesday, Feb. 14 prior to the NCHA Winter meeting on the 15th and 16th WinterMeetingBrochure. The session will have two panel discussions followed by a networking reception during which the Regent Awards will be presented. I hope you will consider attending the event.

The first panel is Leading a Successful Multigenerational Organization. Panelists will discuss the specific challenges healthcare leaders encounter with multigenerational organizations, assess how multigenerational conflicts affect organizational culture and patient care and identify the benefits of a multigenerational workforce.

The second session is titled Listening to Employers: How Health Systems Can Support Population Health Management. Panelists will discuss the needs of employers in managing workforce health and wellness, how healthcare organizations can partner with and support employers in population health management and successes and lessons learned from their experiences. For more information contact or go the following link to register: ACHE Winter Meeting Event Registration

I would also like to thank the Greater Charlotte Healthcare Executives Group for collaborating with Carolinas Healthcare System and Novant Health to be a host site for the Summer Enrichment Program (SEP). ACHE continues its strategic alliance with the American Hospital Associations Institute for Diversity and Health Equity to promote SEP. The program places diverse graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in healthcare administration or related field in 10-week, paid internships at healthcare organizations. Host sites benefit from having an energetic, young professional onsite who can focus on substantive projects. SEP also gives organizations access to the healthcare leaders of tomorrow. I hope you will encourage your perspective organizations to participate by becoming a host site this summer. For more information, contact Terra L. Levin, FACHE, CAE, Senior Regional Director at (312) 424-9329.

Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous new year!



Sandhills Healthcare Executives Forum (SHEF)

February 23-24, Board of Governors Exam Prep Course at Campbell University in Fayetteville April 26-27, Spring Summit (6 F2F ACHE credits available), New Hanover Regional Medical Center


Al Taylor, FACHE

Regent for North Carolina