It has been a busy winter, if not a wintery one! I have several important updates.
Higher Education Network: The next Regent Webex with HEN Program Directors is scheduled for Wednesday, April 12 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am. This is an important way to receive updates, follow-up to your ideas, and engagement so that you meet your obligations as a HEN participate!
I’d like to like to thank the HEN outreach committee and planning group that for the highly successful Career Navigation Event for Students held on February 12th at Suffolk University. Chris Louis, Andrea Paciello, FACHE, Kathy Sucich, Carmen Kenrich, Donna Powell, and Rick Gregg helped to plan the event.
Sixty-five students representing diversity and the future of healthcare leadership attended from many of the local healthcare graduate programs. Eleven healthcare organizations and consulting firms were present, free professional headshots were provided, resume critiquing and mock interviews were also available. Faculty and students feedback noted a benefit to the students for building confidence for the experience of preparing for a job search. Rachel Wilson, COO of Atrius Health, gave an extremely thoughtful presentation on “Navigating Your Career in Healthcare Management”. It’s planned to be an annual event.
MHA Midwinter Forum held on February 1st at the Boston Marriott Newton was co-sponsored by ACHE of Massachusetts. This year I had the opportunity to provide an overview of the ACHE strategic vision and plan. The 300 attendees were also updated on the work of the Massachusetts chapter. I encouraged both members and non-members to think differently about ACHE as an organization and the major role we play across the country in partnering with influential allies to address critical leadership challenges.
Diversity & Inclusion: The 2nd annual Diversity & Inclusion Award will be given at our spring conference on May 1. Request for nominations which are due by March 20, 2020. The award will recognize an organization’s commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion initiatives and programs. Recipients of the award are evaluated based on the American Hospital Association and Institute for Diversity in Health Management #123Pledge principles. For an application please visit https://www.massache.org/diversity-inclusion/
The Diversity & Inclusion Committee has completed a chapter assessment of D & I efforts based on the ACHE tool provided to chapters to update our strategic plan.
Interested in becoming a Regent?
The 2020 ACHE Congress in Chicago, March 23 – 26 marks the end of the second year of my 3-year Regent term. Regents cannot run for successive terms, and it is time if you want to give this opportunity consideration. A Candidate must be a Fellow and is called upon to serve on the Council of Regents, advise the local ACHE chapter, outreach to the local HEN network and facilitate communication between ACHE and the local healthcare community. Being a Regent has opened a whole new ACHE world to me and grown my network of colleagues. I am happy to talk with anyone who would like to learn more about this opportunity.
I hope to see some of you at ACHE Congress in Chicago in March!
Karen O. Moore RN, MS, FACHE
Senior Vice President Operations/CNO
Lawrence General Hospital, Lawrence, MA