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CHEF Leadership Task Force Update

CHEF Leadership Task Force Update?

The CHEF Leadership Task Force is a committee established by the CHEF Board in late 2014 that was charged with intertwining leadership into all aspects of CHEF. One of the main goals of the Leadership Task Force is to develop and execute leadership programs that further ACHE?s mission to advance its members and healthcare management excellence. As a result, the Leadership Task Force established the Leadership Education Series to provide programs geared towards healthcare executives that address different leadership types and are relevant to all members at all stages of their careers. To date, the Leadership Task Force has put on two events in the Leadership Education Series, co-sponsored the First Illinois Chapter Healthcare Financial Management Association (FIHFMA) Spring Symposium, and has some exciting and innovative programs in development for the remainder of 2016.?

Resilience Strategies for Reducing Physician Burnout – Thursday, July 14, 2016 (Prentice Women?s Hospital)
This event will feature a panel of distinguished healthcare executives who will examine the approaches for how to identify clinician burnout, its causes and implications, and practical strategies for addressing this issue. Additionally, the panel will also discuss how to apply a strategy of physician engagement to uphold resilience among physicians and help mitigate the incidences of physician burnout. The event will be moderated by Anita Halvorsen, FACHE, Metropolitan Chicago Regent, ACHE and Regional Strategy and Growth Officer at Presence Health, and the panelists will include:

  • Richard Cordova, FACHE, Past Chairman, ACHE and President Emeritus, Children?s Hospital Los Angeles
  • Patrick Godwin, MD, FACHE, Chief, Section of Hospital Medicine, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
  • Barbara Loeb, MD, MBA, CPE, FACP, FACPE, Chief Medical Officer, Tenet Healthcare, Chicago Health System
  • Carlotta Rinke, MD, MBA, FACP, Senior Medical Director, Aetna Accountable Care Solutions, Clinical Transformation.

CHEFTalks: The Life of a Patient: Leaders at all Levels – October, 2016 (Exact Date TBD)
Healthcare leaders at all levels will share their insights on how they have effectively utilized their leadership skills to create a positive patient experience. Discussions will center on one of the ACHE competencies of leadership as it relates to communication and relationship management. Different perspectives will be heard from all who are involved in the life cycle of a patient experience, and speakers will explore how organizations are beginning to use the patient experience as a way to create a competitive advantage.

Crossfire Debate: Are You Right? – Quarter 4, 2016 (Exact Date TBD)
Authors and other Healthcare Experts in the field will deliberate upon the accuracy of industry predictions. This forum will give experts in the field a chance to debate health care issues of the past, present, and future that are top of mind for today?s healthcare leaders.?

Leadership in Nursing Spotlight?

In honor of National Nurses Week that recently took place between May 6th and May 12th, the CHEF Leadership Task Force would like to recognize and acknowledge Patricia Gomez, a nursing leader within CHEF who has demonstrated effective leadership skills and has made positive and impactful changes to the fields of nursing and healthcare alike. The CHEF Leadership Task Force conducted a brief interview with Patti to gain her unique perspective on leadership in today?s healthcare environment.

GomezPatricia Gomez, MHA, MBA, RN, FACHE, Assistant CNO Metro South Medical Center
Patti is a dynamic leader with a proven ability to gain results and achieve goals with over 25 years of experience in a wide variety of acute healthcare settings. Patti is the Assistant Chief Nursing Officer at Metro South Medical Center as of June 13, 2016. Prior to accepting this new appointment, Patti was at Rush-Copley Medical Center (RCMC) for nine years where she served as the Administrative Director of the Emergency Services Institute. In this role, she was responsible for emergency services, emergency disaster and preparedness, and for the organization?s offsite freestanding Emergency Center in Yorkville which also includes occupational medicine and outpatient services. Patti was also the Interim Director of Pharmacy Services at RCMC for seven months during the position?s vacancy. Patti received her BSN from Lewis University and both her MHA and MBA from the University of St. Francis.


Leadership Questionnaire –
Patti Gomez

1)????? What are the most important traits of effective leaders?

Patti: Transparent, Honest, Engaged, Communicative, Active Listener, Visionary, Trustworthy

2)????? What steered you to healthcare, and more specifically, nursing?

Patti: I decided I wanted to help people in some way. After beginning my career in the accounting industry, I woke up one morning and said I?m going to get a job at a hospital and my mother thought I had lost my mind. I attribute my creative idea to the gift of the Holy Spirit through my Catholic upbringing.

3)????? What is the most undervalued aspect of a high-performing team?

Patti: Taking the time to pause and look back at where the team originated from and the need to celebrate all the milestones along the way while also noting the team?s ups and downs.

4)????? How can healthcare organizations remain competitive and profitable during this time of drastic change?

Patti: By staying knowledgeable on trends in healthcare and staying engaged in professional organizations. Leaders at the top must share knowledge to assure staff are being connected to the overall industry trends.

5)????? What is the most memorable piece of advice you have ever received?

Patti: To be yourself and who you are as a person.?

6)????? If not healthcare, what other career path(s) would you have considered pursuing?

Patti: Accounting; I majored in accounting and worked for 3 years before switching to healthcare.

7)????? What is your favorite leadership quote?

Patti: Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.

8)????? What are your favorite free-time hobbies?

Patti: Gardening, boating, any outdoor activity, spending time with my three grandsons.

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