Message from the President
This summer is going fast, and I hope you have taken time to enjoy your family and truly smell the roses. As you read the summer newsletter you will be delighted to hear about the amazing work our great chapter continues to do. Our focus on membership engagement, lifelong learning, excellent educational and social programs is evident in the stories.
In June, I was excited to attend – along many other MCACHE members – the annual ACHE breakfast coordinated with the Michigan Health and Hospital Association. Edward Lamb, FACHE, Chairman of ACHE, provided a very informative update on the organization’s strategy. I was also honored to be present when our Regent, Christina Freese-Decker, FACHE, awarded the Regent’s awards during the opening session. Check pages 8 and 9 for more about our amazing winners. Please congratulate them as you see them.
In July, MCAHE co-sponsored the sold out educational program with Inforum Healthcare Next – Change Fatigue: Building Resilience in the Face of Unrelenting Change. Many MCACHE board members participated in the program and many members contributed to dynamic and energizing conversation. Speaker Dr. Jean Ann Larson provided exceptional perspective on how we can master excellence during change. This was a highlight educational opportunity for leaders of all levels and a reflection of the outstanding resources our chapter education committee offers to our members. It’s summer so of course we have also had some fun!
“Take me out the Ballgame” was the theme of our summer social event. Please see highlights on page 10 of the summer fun our members had while cheering on our beloved Tigers. MCACHE continues to promote member engagement and offering great social programs is a goal. I hope you join us throughout the year to fellowship with members.
Advancement in the college remains a key strategic goal. If you have considered achieving fellowship status, the time is now. We are here to support you in your lifelong learning. Watch upcoming announcements for the next advancement course.
As we continue our exciting year, we will be focused on continued excellent programming and our annual fundraising efforts for scholarships. Please look for information and plan to join us on September 15 for an exciting evening at the Detroit Zoo.
As always, I invite you to join us for an upcoming program and be engaged. The value of your MCAHE membership can be enhanced by fully engaging. If you are not currently participating in a committee…sign up. You are the special ingredient that helps MCAHE grow and fulfill its mission.
Enjoy your Summer!
Denise Brooks-Williams, FACHE