Message From Your Regent – Summer, 2017
Message From Your Regent
Rupert M. Evans Sr., DHA, FACHE
Regent Illinois Metropolitan Chicago
Greetings CHEF members,
I am wrapping up the first four months as your new Regent. I has been a been an exciting and interesting experience and I am continuously meeting new people had hearing more and more about those issues which are keeping many of you awake at night thinking about how we will shape the direction of our health care system. I have established a new Regents Advisory council, which includes many influential, and establish leaders in our profession. I have included their names, contact information, and feel free to contact them with any issues related to the College and will address them as a part of our RAC deliberations.
REGENT ELECTIONS The 2017–2018 Regent election process is under way in 18 Regent jurisdictions with elections to be held in October. The notice and the position descriptions appear in the Member Center of ache.org. All Fellows who wish to run for election must submit a letter of intent via email to the attention of Caitlin E. Stine, Division of Regional Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Aug. 25, 2017. If you have a question about the elections process, please contact Caitlin at email@example.com. I encourage qualified candidates to apply.
During the period of April 1, 2017 – June 30, 2017 Regents or their representatives visited 3 percent of the Higher Education Network participants. This compares to 4 percent during the same time last year. ACHE expects Regents to visit the ACHE Higher Education Network participants in their area at least once per year. If a Regent is unable to make a visit, he or she may designate a RAC member or local ACHE chapter member to complete the visit. Full credit will be given for visits completed by these representatives. I plan visits to healthcare management programs between now and the fall. The following are the programs, which are in our HEN:
Governors State University (U/G)
Loyola University Chicago (G)
Loyola University Chicago-Niehoff School of Nursing
Northwestern University (G)
Rush University (G)
University of Illinois at Chicago (G)
University of Chicago
American Intercontinental University (U/G)
I would encourage you all to support the Leader-to-Leader Program and MAKE A DIFFERENCE by:
- Supporting your colleagues’ career development
- Advancing excellence in healthcare delivery
- Strengthening ACHE membership
- Improving your leadership skills
PLUS earn ACHE points redeemable for quality reward items!
Even one point can be redeemed!
All ACHE Members, Fellows and Faculty Associates can earn rewards as part of the Leader-to-Leader Program. It is simple—just have your colleague reference you in the designated area on their application. In addition, for easier recognition, fill out and distribute these Leader-to-Leader referral cards to ensure that you receive the credit you deserve for sharing the value of ACHE.
You can redeem your points anytime, even with just 1 point! Or, you can save your points and redeem them later for more rewards. Points will expire at the end of the Calendar year following when the points were earned.
The 2017–2018 NATIONAL AWARDS PROCESS ACHE is accepting nominations for the Gold Medal Award and would like to encourage you to consider nominating outstanding executives. In the past, many Regents have used their Regents Advisory Councils to assist in the identification and submission of a nomination. • The Gold Medal Award is the highest honor bestowed by ACHE. It recognizes an ACHE Fellow who has made significant contributions to the healthcare profession. The nomination deadline for the Gold Medal Award is Aug. 18, 2017. Award winner(s) will be recognized in March 2018 during the Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago.
As it has been in the past, the Regent and CHEF will partner to select individuals for Chapter and Regents Awards which will be presented during the CHEF Annual Meeting and Awards Gala. Please let me know of any individuals you believe are worth of this type of recognition. The categories are listed below:
Regent’s Healthcare Leadership Award
CHEF Community Leadership Award
CHEF Young Healthcare Executive Award
Regent’s Health Studies Student Leadership Award
CHEF Service Excellence Award
CHEF Innovation Award
Regent’s Career Achievement Award
Awardees must be ACHE members or Fellows for all these awards expect the Chef Community Leadership Award.
I look forward to seeing many of you at both the CHEF Annual Meeting and ata the ACHE Congress in the spring.
Rupert M. Evans
Dr. Rupert M. Evans Sr., DHA, FACHE
Regent Illinois-Metropolitan Chicago
Chairman and Program Director
Department of Health Administration