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February, 2022

Dear Fellow Healthcare Leaders,

In a year when healthcare leadership faced challenges, innovation was in high demand, our hospital and health system executives rose to the challenges. I would like to thank all the healthcare leaders and front-line workers for their perseverance and resilience as we move toward a new normal.

Our Chapter leaders are here to serve you throughout your career journey and we hope you will attend educational programs, participate in networking opportunities and consider volunteering through one of our committees.  This year, it is a return to our roots – led by an esteemed board of directors, CHEF will continue to support individual career achievement, mentoring others, being mentored, encouraging health studies at the student, as well as administrative fellow levels, and applauding the groundbreaking efforts of the newest leaders: our young healthcare executives. CHEF’s Higher Education Network (HEN) participants and their work to support the mission of ACHE play an important role in this ongoing effort.

The Chicago Health Executives Forum is a resilient organization that continues to thrive out of a strong commitment to serve you, our members.

I am humbled and honored to serve as your 2022-2023 President and look forward to a year of exciting programs that highlight CONNECTIONS, COMMUNICATION, COLLABORATION and COMMUNITY!

In gratitude,


Dawn V. Gay, MBA-HCM
President, Chicago Health Executives Forum

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