Message from the President
As we move toward the final days of 2017, I have reflected on the many outstanding accomplishments of MCACHE. These have included exceptional educational programming, networking, community service, mentoring, fellow advancements, sponsorship cultivation, friendships forged and much more! It has been a privilege to serve this year as the President of MCACHE.
Our Board and team of outstanding committee volunteers have shown true dedication, innovation, and creativity in crafting programming and activities to serve our more than 950 members. I thank each of you for all the work you have done to make our chapter one of the most engaged and successful within ACHE. Our regent and regional director frequently applaud and recognize our chapter for our accomplishments. I recently attended the ACHE Chapter Leaders conference with Gwen Parker and Chris Stesney-Ridenour. The purpose of the conference is to receive ACHE direction and information on goals, programming, and resources available to all chapters. In addition, there is much networking and sharing among chapters. While we gained knowledge on new innovations and ideas, we also noted that we were leading the way in the variety of programming and networking activities provided, with the dedication of solid committees and volunteers.
As the year ends, our Board will be holding a strategic planning session in December to prepare for 2018. We will use the member satisfaction survey along with ACHE goals to guide our efforts. I am certain we will establish an outstanding plan for 2018. In addition, we are always searching for members to join our committees that implement our goals. Our committee chairs do a tremendous job in organizing tasks to ensure that workloads are very manageable. I encourage our members to get involved and join a committee.
I want to thank each of you for the opportunity to have led such a committed, dedicated and professional group of people. I have been inspired by MCACHE members who selflessly volunteer their time to work toward a goal of professional development and excellence, and continually improving healthcare and services within our communities. As we transition to 2018, please join me in welcoming your 2018 president, Gwen Parker and president-elect, Chris Stesney-Ridenour. I am confident their leadership will continue to guide our Chapter to outstanding success!
Happy Holidays to all!