Message from the President

Christine Stesney-Ridenour, MBA, FACHE

It is with great pleasure that I write to you as the newly elected President of MCACHE for 2019. I heard the other day it is still ok to say Happy New Year, especially as we enter the coldest and snowiest part of winter. I hope you are off to a great start both personally and professionally.

Before anything else, I want to thank Gwen Parker for her hard work and leadership as Chapter President this past year and for leading our chapter toward two ACHE awards in 2018; the ACHE Award for Chapter Excellence and the ACHE Award for Sustained Performance. Gwen will receive these awards on behalf of MCACHE at the ACHE Congress in March.

Like prior years, I think it is important to share our high-level 2019 goals with you.

• Continue to grow overall membership
• Increase physician and young careerist membership and participation
• Increase diversity and inclusion within our membership
• Increase the number of FACHE credentialed members

Regarding the FACHE credential, health systems across the country are moving toward either requiring the FACHE credential or noting it as strongly preferred as a part of executive position search requirements. So, it is that much important to focus on staying current and appropriately credentialed as system mergers make the healthcare field more competitive. MCACHE can help you prepare for your FACHE; just check out the website for more details.

We also have a lot of great events planned in 2019 so please read your emails, check the calendar and the newsletters for details. The events are well-attended and it’s a great way to see your colleagues and network. We always need more committee help, so you can also learn more about how you can get involved too. The next planned MCACHE event is the Job Shadow Day held during the month of February. My personal thanks to those executives who are taking just one day to help graduate students experience a day shadowing you. More importantly, it allows the students time to ask questions and seek career guidance; something we all have needed from time to time. In closing, please don’t miss the upcoming Congress event in Chicago, March 4-7, it is an easy way to keep your education current and gather your CEUs to maintain your credentials.


Thank you and stay warm! 

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