It has been a busy Summer as we move forward and through these times of the COVID-19 pandemic. ACHE is taking very seriously the opportunities presented by the pandemic with virtual programming. Please be sure to routinely check the ache.org website for COVID-19 and other important resources.
Since I last wrote, the issues of racial justice, diversity, and inclusion have taken center stage highlighted by tragedy, disparity, and attention to the meaning of language. It has not been easy as we move forward and through these challenges. I know for sure we cannot stop. I’ve included the ACHE statement on diversity here in case you were not familiar with it or hadn’t reviewed it in a while. Though dated, it demonstrates the commitment of the college to diversity and inclusion, which has been incorporated as both a core value and strategic initiative.
ACHE’s Statement on Diversity. Please visit the ache.org for more resources and materials and consider a donation to the Thomas Dolan leadership diversity fund https://www.ache.org/about-ache/the-fund/donate-to-the-fund to support c-suite diversity.
Summer also means time for renewal. I have been contacted by more colleagues than in previous years over the past few months at all stages in their careers seeking advice. I admire those that reach out to me and other ACHE leaders as it shows the value for the connection that will always be an important foundation of career opportunity. Also, don’t forget the career edge resources as you reflect on the next steps of your career. These tools offer the most value when approached mindfully.
A shout out for the ACHE of Massachusetts mentorship program accepting applications in October 2020. This successful program frequently has more applicants than we have mentors, so consider being a mentor. Mentorship Program Handbook
Karen O. Moore RN, MS, FACHE
Senior Vice President Operations/CNO
Lawrence General Hospital, Lawrence, MA