Greetings from Your Chapter President
Greetings! I hope your summer is off to a great start. It is difficult to believe 2017 is halfway over! I had the honor, with several GCHEG Board Members, of attending ACHE Congress in Chicago this past March. GCHEG was awarded the Award of Chapter Distinction, in the Chapter Management and Awards Program. Earning this award in 2017 placed our Chapter in the top 10 ACHE chapters in the country! This recognition is a testament to the dedication and leadership of our entire Board and Chapter membership.
Also at Congress this year, we welcomed Al Taylor, FACHE as our new North Carolina Regent. We are delighted to have a distinguished leader (from our local Chapter) representing us for the next three years at Regent.
Education & Networking
Our Education Committee, led by Deana Williams and Jim Fichtelman have been busy planning our events for the duration of 2017. This year, we plan to offer at least 12 ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits as well as multiple ACHE Qualified Education credits. Please join us at these events to obtain your credit for recertification and to network with new colleagues.
Scheduled upcoming events include:
· June 29 – Networking Event – Charlotte Knights Game – SOLD OUT
· August 10 – Disruptive Innovation in Healthcare Delivery
· September 12 – McGuire Woods for the 12th Annual Healthcare Provider Conference
· November 8 and 9 – 17th Annual Rural Hospital Conference of the Carolinas
Become a Mentor/Mentee
Our 2nd GCHEG Mentor/Mentee Cohort is wrapping up this September. The Mentor/Mentee Committee, led by Richard Langholz and William Moore is finalizing the details for the 3rd cohort that will span the 2017-2018 year. I had the privilege of participating in the 2nd cohort and have found tremendous value in the relationship built over this year. If you are interested in participating in cohort 3 as a mentor or mentee (or both), please reach out to the Committee via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advance to Fellow
Our Membership & Advancement Committee is finalizing plans to host a FACHE Board of Governors review course later this Fall. Keep an eye on the GCHEG website for more information. Earlier this year we had nearly 150 members eligible to advance to Fellow. Are you one of them? If so, take the next steps to distinguish yourself as a board-certified healthcare leader. Learn more about the FACHE credential here: www.ache.org/fache
Want to get involved?
Have an interest in presenting at a future event? Interested in serving on the board? Opportunities to get involved with GCHEG are numerous – please reach out to me or our President-Elect, Nehemie Owen (Nehemie.Owen@carolinashealthcare.org) if you would like to discuss opportunities to serve the Chapter.
Times are challenging, and changing everywhere in healthcare; both nationally, and locally in our community. Step up and get involved in your organization. Take an active role as a healthcare advocate in your community and to your neighbors. GCHEG is poised to develop leaders, as well as be a healthcare thought leader in the Greater Charlotte area. We have a wealth of knowledge across our membership that we cannot afford to let go untapped. Stand up and share your experience at an upcoming event. Get plugged in to a committee. The success of our chapter does not rest on membership numbers and member satisfaction. The value you gain as a member of GCHEG is the true measure of success for our chapter. I sincerely thank you for your support and membership.
Jon Myers, MHA, FACHE
2017 GCHEG President
Jon is the Director of Business Operations, over the Emergency Department Service Line at Carolinas HealthCare System’s Metro Group facilities.