Message from Your ACHE Regent
Dear Colleagues and Friends:
I trust that this note finds you well amidst this season of thanks, gratitude, waiting, and celebration.
This is a great time of year for reflection and anticipation. An opportunity to reflect and prepare with hope, optimism, and above all gratitude for all that we have been blessed with.
A Recap - ACHE of MA Fall Conference
On November 3 the Chapter hosted its annual Fall Conference. A huge thank you to the programming committee, led by John Christoforo, FACHE and Rachel Rosenblum, and a special note of thanks to Donna Powell for her hard work pulling off another impactful and impressive gathering.
Check out our chapter home page to learn how, in addition to the phenomenal roundtable discussions, teams of four came together and used spaghetti, tape, string, and a marshmallow to learn about teamwork and collaboration.
A Recap - ACHE of MA Central/Western MA Event
On December 1 the Chapter hosted an evening networking presentation on the campus of UMass Medical Center and School. Attendees were treated to hearing presentations from Terry Flotte, MD, Dean of the School of Medicine and Patrick Muldoon, FACHE, President of the Medical Center.
Terry and Patrick provided a thought-provoking overview of the future of clinical delivery and medical education. They articulated a point of view for the central MA region and beyond, and provided a perspective as one of the top education programs in the U.S. for primary care.
A Recap – ACHE of MA Mentor/Mentee Match
On October 18 the Mentorship Program Committee held its event for matched mentors and mentees to meet. Mentoring, at its core, helps our early career professionals know that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with the challenges of “what’s next”, and helps many realize that there is a community of friends and colleagues here to help.
For those of you serving as mentors, thank you for the time, energy, insight and help.
For those of you being mentored, thank you for committing to wanting to grow, learn and work to leave this field better than when you found it.
Regardless of whether you are involved in the “formal” program, putting the title of mentor or mentee aside, the truth is we have all benefited from learning from and with the experiences of others. We all benefit from seeing the world through a different lens.
Looking forward to the spring
As we look forward to the New Year, many of us will be making plans to attend Congress in Chicago in March. If your schedule allows, I hope you’ll be able to join us for another MA Chapter dinner on Monday, March 27 – stay tuned for details.
I’m writing this note shortly after #GivingTuesday – an unofficial nod to the holiday giving season. With this in mind, perhaps you would consider giving back to your profession with a donation to the Foundation of ACHE's Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership. Your contribution supports our mission to develop the next generation of leaders by providing scholarships, education and resources needed to impact the future of healthcare.
Please consider a donation to the Fund at ache.org/Innovation.
Wishing you a holiday season filled with love and laughter.
With love and respect,
Richard H.L. Corder, FACHE, MHA, CPXP
Regent for Massachusetts
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