Kimberly A. Lumia, MSN, MBA, RN, FACHE, Chapter President
Hello Fellow CTAHE Members and Colleagues:
I hope this finds you well and that you had enjoyable summers! I am pleased to share with you that CTAHE has been very busy as summer comes to an end and we move into Fall.
In August, the Chapter Officers and Board Members participated in a half day strategic planning session to work on the vision and direction for the Chapter as we move forward. With that led to some significant initiatives being worked on and implemented for the overall stability and growth of the Chapter.
A few key tactics that came from this planning session that I would like to share with our members that are under development are:
-The Finance Committee has prepared and reviewed a draft Financial Investment Policy.
-The Communications Committee has presented options for a new logo that would re-brand the Chapter.
-Our Regent, Kurt Barwis, FACHE, is working on engaging a new volunteer member to help the Chapter create a Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
From here, the Officers and Board will reconvene in November to review the work done on these initiatives and with our Strategic Plan Champions, Board Members Caroline Piselli, FACHE and Claudio Capone, FACHE, the Chapter will vote on and implement our three-year strategic plan.
I am proud to report that CTAHE had a strong delegation comprised of Chapter Officers at the ACHE Chapter Leaders Conference September 16-18 in Chicago. Our Officers shared with us the education they received on chapter leader best practices, ACHE’s focus and initiatives on new member growth, engagement and retention, as well as new ideas for events and education.
CTAHE held an extremely successful Educational Networking Program on September 20th at Saint Mary’s Hospital. I would like to recognize Dr. Philip Corvo for speaking to the attendees on “Enhanced Recovery After Surgery” and to the team at Saint Mary’s for their hospitality and the hard work put in by our Programs Committee.
I would like to say thank you and well wishes to a few Board Members as they transition into the next phases of their careers and move on from Board service: Co-Chair of Membership, Sarah Jeffrey, MBA, and Co-Chair of the Women’s Forum, Marie O’Brien.
Congratulations to the Chapter for earning ACHE’S Chapter Excellence Award for the 2017 – 2018 year. We also received the results for the 2018 Chapter Survey – We are well above the 4.05 threshold for another Award of Chapter Excellence for next year and received great feedback for our leaders to build upon. A special thanks to Past President Gary Havican, FACHE for all his hard work last year.
As we look to finish out the year, we have a few upcoming events that I would like to remind everyone of and encourage their attendance at. We have an After 5 scheduled for Thursday, October 18th at the Hartford Flavor Company from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. We are also hosting a Student Welcome Back Reception and giving them an opportunity to network with leaders from across the state on Tuesday, October 23rd at the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine. I’m also pleased to announce that we have already booked the dates for our Annual Golf Outing and Annual Meeting in 2019! Please visit our website www.ctache.org to view the information, register and save the dates!
In closing, I would just like to also recognize our Annual Sponsors, as without their help and support we wouldn’t be able to continue to provide the incredible offerings and experiences that we do for our members and be known as “Connecticut’s premier organization for connecting and educating healthcare leaders”. We are always accepting new sponsors, so if you know of someone who is looking to make an impact with healthcare leaders in the state, please let us know!