Message from the President
It’s hard to believe that summer is right around the corner, and that we are already in the second quarter. The first quarter of achievements at MCACHE was outstanding. I am very proud of the accomplishments our chapter has achieved and to have the opportunity to work with such a dedicated team of outstanding individuals who commit their time on our committees.
During the first few months of 2017, we held a number of events, from an amazing Generational Diversity program organized by our Student Activities and Program committees to networking events. The Emerging Leaders committee sponsored two community events, one with Habitat for Humanity in Macomb County and another at Cass Community Center in Detroit. In addition, over 50 students participated in our annual Student Shadow Day. Thanks to all our committees and MCACHE members who made our events successful and to our sponsors who make our events and scholarships possible. I am also excited to share that our chapter was the recipient of the Chapter of Distinction award and the Sustained Performance award given at the annual ACHE Congress meeting in March. This recognition exemplifies the strong commitment of our board and committee members.
I would like to welcome our new ACHE Regent, Derk Pronger who is the Chief Operating Officer at Munson Healthcare. We look forward to working with him as our liaison to ACHE.
Welcome to our new members of MCACHE. I know you will find significant value with our programming and networking to enhance your professional development. I encourage our new and existing members to join a MCACHE committee. You will meet many terrific people who work in various health care organizations working together to provide programming and networking opportunities.
MCACHE has many excellent programs and networking events planned for the entire year that are enriching, educational and fun!! Attendance at events is always significant. It is wonderful to observe networking and watching new relationships being built. I personally have met so many of our members and regularly reach out to many for advice, guidance or sometimes just great conversation.
Our chapter has close to 1,000 terrific members. I APPRECIATE every member who has chosen to join our chapter. I am committed to ensure that you receive value from your membership. I look forward to seeing you at an event and hearing how we can continue to enhance our programming and events. This is YOUR organization, so help our board make it the best it can be! Please check out our website at mcache.ache.org.
All the best!