Message from Your ACHE Regent
Greetings Indiana Leaders,
I trust that each of you enjoyed the holiday season, filled with joy and peace, and meaningful time spent with family and friends. I hope that all us have been fully recharged and ready for a new year, and I find myself looking forward in anticipation of an exciting year in healthcare. It is fair to say that the new national leadership will keep us on our toes in the healthcare industry. The course has already been set to increase the value of every dollar spent, and our role as leaders has just become that much more important.
ACHE is evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of its members, in response to the new challenges in healthcare, as well as the new needs and dynamic factors a new generation of leaders brings to the table. I hope to see many of you at Congress, March 27-30, to learn about all of this new support. And, Congress is such a great networking and comradery opportunity that I truly value and enjoy.
At the state chapter level, IHEN is also growing and becoming more comprehensive, with the goal of providing more meaningful programs and services to you, the members in Indiana. One new offering is the Bring a Friend campaign. The next IHEN event is February 8. If a current member brings a non-member colleague, that non-member will attend for free. And, the member will be entered into a drawing to win a prize. This is being done in an effort to attract healthcare leaders, new to IHEN and ACHE, that might want to get involved, especially in continuing education and networking.
As a summary of 2016 at IHEN, we now have five committees serving our needs. We provided 10 local Face-to-Face credits last year. We gained 51 new members. We saw seven people pass the Board of Governors Exam. And, four people achieved the status of Fellow. Our chapter enjoys a 24% rate of members that are Fellows, which is a five percent higher rate than ACHE as a whole. Your leadership and involvement is greatly appreciated.
Lastly, I want to thank all of you for your steadfast commitment to the industry and to your local communities. Please contact me, or any other leader volunteering his/her time with IHEN, if you have any feedback or suggestions.