Message from the President

Gwendolyn H. Parker, MD, MBA, FACHE

Happy New Year! I’m excited about 2018 and I look forward to what lies ahead. I consider it a great honor and privilege to serve as your President for 2018.


2017 was a great year for MCACHE. This is attributed to the great leadership of our Past-President, Nancy Susick and the dedication of our Board, Committee Volunteers, and Sponsors.


We had a very productive Strategic Planning meeting in December. Our chapter ended the year with 1,006 members and a 78.4% retention rate. This year we will continue to focus on growth and retention. Please encourage your colleagues to join.


We exceeded our 2017 goal for members passing the BOG exam. 23 members passed the exam (target=15). I encourage you to make the commitment to obtain the FACHE credential (distinction of Board Certification in Healthcare Management). Becoming a fellow signifies your expertise, experience, and commitment to continuing education and professional development.


Our Committees have planned many novel educational, networking, and community activities to meet the challenges of this changing healthcare landscape. Please take advantage of these opportunities to build your network, enhance your professional development, and maintain your continuing education credits.


Get the most out of your membership by joining a committee. Take advantage of opportunities to develop new skillsets, finetune leadership skills, share your expertise, develop friendships, and have fun. The events and committee information can be found on the MCACHE website.


The Michigan Health & Hospital Association is hosting a conference at the Grand Traverse Resort February 22-23. MCACHE members can earn 6 qualified credits. Registration information can be found on the MCACHE website.


The media in 2017 exploded with news about sexual harassment. This continues to be a topic of discussion. This issue features an article on work place bullying, violence and harassment. The healthcare industry is not exempt from these issues. A core value of the ACHE is to advocate and demonstrate high ethical conduct in all that we do.


What can we do to make your membership in MCACHE more rewarding? Please forward any suggestions or ideas to me at mcache@achemail.net.


I look forward to meeting you at our upcoming events.

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