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
MCACHE stands committed to providing for the fair and equitable treatment of all people, in our communities, regardless of race, social-economic status, religious or political affiliations. Our times as leaders is now, to be part of the solutions, and use our collective voice and resources to advocate for innovative and sustainable change.