The cold of winter is gone, the tree buds are blooming, and we’re off to another change of seasons. The Maryland Association of Health Care Executives is also embarking on a change of its own season, finishing the first quarter of the year providing two educational sessions – “Leading a Culture of Safety” and “Tele-health,” supporting two members’ attendance at ACHE Congress through our inaugural tuition scholarship fund and receiving “Award for Chapter Merit” recognition under ACHE’s Chapter Management and Awards Program.
Activities and events scheduled for this quarter include our annual “Maryland Legislative Update” educational session scheduled for May 16, 2019, launching a new coaching/mentoring program initially targeting our young careerist members, and exploring the establishment of a Local Program Council (LPC) in Western Maryland and Eastern Shore Maryland to bring quality programming to those regions to support our membership.
MAHCE’s Program Committee, led by Shawanna Jackson, is working on organizing a 1.5 category 1 educational session for July 18, our “All Day” session offering 6.0 category 1 credits on September 12, and a Board of Governors exam preparation course offered in the fall coordinated by Alan Weisman, Maryland Regent. We look forward to your participation, attendance and feedback on how we can continuously improve our programming events to meet your needs.
We will also be looking at more ways and opportunities to enhance our engagement and communication with our existing and potential members. This will include seeking opportunities to collaborate with other related professional organizations and entities that share our values and have synergy in addressing issues within the healthcare industry.
Looking forward to meeting and seeing many of you as the year progresses.
Guy B. Richardson, FACHE(R)
President, Maryland Association of Health Care Executives