Message from the President
One of the more interesting articles I recently came across was from the New York Times and it discusses that during a crisis, the people who cope the best are those who are helping others. They call this a “helper’s high” as explained in “The Science of Helping Out.” It goes on to say, “At a time when we are all experiencing an extraordinary level of stress, science offers a simple and effective way to bolster our own emotional health. To help yourself, start by helping others.”
As I reminisce about the history of MCACHE, it has been wonderful to see it continually evolve from the professional organization I originally joined named the Southeast Michigan Healthcare Executive Forum (SEMHEF). In 2002, SEMHEF transformed into the Michigan Healthcare Executive Group & Associates (MHEGA) as an official local chapter of ACHE. In 2008, MHEGA welcomed the northwest Ohio Chapter and changed its name from Michigan to Midwest Healthcare Executive Group & Associates to reflect the merger. In 2014, MHEGA changed one more time to our now current MCACHE name.
I hope these resources are of some value to you. I certainly wish you all the best as we manage through this. Stay home. Stay healthy. Stay positive. We are all in this together…even if we’re apart.
Michelle Hornberger, FACHE