President's Welcome

    Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful and safe holiday with your family and/or quaran-team.

    As we kick-off 2021, I would like to start by sharing my gratitude. First, thank YOU for your dedication to healthcare through this unprecedented pandemic. Your resilience, professionalism, and conviction to care for Virginians through this global pandemic are saving countless lives and making thousands of differences. Secondly, I am so grateful for the level of commitment so many of our executive members who serve on our committees and board to provide outstanding services, educational, and networking events for our chapter members. Your relentless focus on securing inspiring speakers and providing relevant content enables our members to stay up-to-date on the latest hot topics in healthcare. Lastly, I would like to recognize the incredible leadership of John Sharpe who stepped in as Acting President in 2019 and has led CVHEG through the pandemic. His kindness, thoughtfulness, and dedication to the Chapter have served as a guiding compass for our Chapter when we moved into the unchartered territory of virtual programming. 

    I am honored to follow in his footsteps and excited by this opportunity to serve as your 2021 CVHEG Chapter President. I am committed to ensuring that our Chapter continues to provide you with the professional and personal support you need to advance in your career. In the first half of 2021, we will continue to provide educational credits (Face-to-Face and Qualified) and networking opportunities virtually. We will also launch Member Spotlight Series where we highlight Chapter Members, a mentoring program to connect executives at varying levels of their career with mentors, and increased social media presence to appeal to a wider audience. We will also continue to partner with other ACHE Chapters to offer virtual program offerings. So, stay tuned to our website for more information in the upcoming weeks. 

    As members of CVHEG, I encourage you to get involved and here is how you can do so:

    • Attend a CVHEG Education Program: Our committees have many educational events that will provide excellent information on healthcare trends. These will be offered virtually so you can log on from the comforts of your office or own home.
    • Join a Committee: Our committees are Programs, Membership, Sponsorship, Diversity, Early Careerist Network, Roanoke Local Programming and Marketing/Communications. They provide you with an outstanding opportunity to strengthen your leadership skills, serve our Chapter members, and build your healthcare network. We are also looking for members to take on Assistant Chair leadership roles in some of these committees, who will succeed into 2022 Committee Chairs. Please reach out to [email protected] to volunteer.
    • NetworkingWe are proud to offer a number of networking opportunities for our members. Our very first networking event is Morning Fuel virtual event, which is scheduled to occur every 2nd Thursday of each month from 7-8am. Join us with your morning coffee, meet other healthcare professionals, discuss relevant topics in healthcare, and build new networks.
    • Encourage Your Colleagues to Join: Our organization is only as strong of a network as its members. Our goal is to increase our membership and you can help us achieve that goal by encouraging your peers to join. More information can be found here: www.cvheg.org
    • Mentorship Program: We are excited to introduce a Mentorship Program this summer. Mentorship is a power experience that is mutually beneficial for both the mentor and mentee. Our Membership Committee will be finalizing details of the program, so be on the lookout for that communication. If you are interested in serving as a Mentor or becoming a Mentee, we encourage you to contact our Membership Committee: [email protected]
    • FACHE: Becoming a fellow is an opportunity to highlight your commitment to the healthcare profession and your personal development. We have many current Fellows who can assist you on this journey. You can also check out links on our website for more information and resources to assist you. 

    Finally, if you have any innovative ideas you would like to share on how we can serve our Chapter members, please email me at [email protected]. I look forward to working alongside all CVHEG members and our Board to provide high quality, robust educational programs and networking opportunities. 

    In closing, I realize that many of us continue to struggle with the challenges and potential burnout due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a time for all CVHEG members to reach out for support or assistance from multiple subject matter experts within CVHEG membership who can provide understanding and guidance as needed. Remember, we are all in this together. We hope that you take advantage of our Chapter events and resources. Thanks again for all that you do, and your continued support of CVHEG.

    Stay safe and stay healthy.

    Stephanie Lim, FACHE

    President, Central Virginia Healthcare Executives Group (CVHEG)

    About CVHEG

    Central Virginia is rich with healthcare organizations. The Central Virginia Healthcare Executives Group (CVHEG) seeks to promote the professions of the individuals that lead and help to shape the future of those organizations. Working in collaboration with local healthcare administration programs and professional associations, CVHEG is able to provide opportunities to:

    • Stay current with local healthcare issues

    • Gain educational hours for ACHE and other professional organizations

    • Interact with healthcare colleagues outside of your organization

    • Gain recognition from your colleagues for your efforts in the healthcare community

    CVHEG is an organization that can help you solidify the next step in your upwardly mobile career. It has two distinct purposes: networking and education. Nothing can be more valuable to a career than establishing, and maintaining, professional and social contacts.

    At CVHEG, you’ll have the opportunity to cultivate relationships with diverse healthcare professionals within your very special industry, including CEOs, administrators from hospitals and other healthcare entities, physician and other clinical leaders, and consultants. Regardless of your role, membership in CVHEG can help you build upon your desire to stay on top of your profession. There are also ample volunteer opportunities for members who would like to get more involved in program development, membership recruitment and retention, or chapter administration.

    Equally important as the networking is the education component of CVHEG, which allows you to access the much sought after ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits. Some of our co-sponsored programs also offer other types of continuing education credits.

    Best of all, CVHEG gives you the changes to take a leadership role and to help shape the on-going direction of the group and the industry. What better way to get involved, enjoy the respect of your colleagues, and add a valuable segment to your resume!

     

    Message from Your ACHE Regent 

     

    A defining characteristic of our family is the number of children we have.  My wife and I are blessed with seven, five boys and two girls between the ages of twenty and eight.  Our family also enjoys traveling and road trips.  When we leave, and during our trips, there is always a lot of discussion/spirited debate on which route we will take to get to our destination.  There are always countless reasons to take one route as opposed to another. However, there is never debate about WHERE we are going; we have agreed to the final destination before we start the journey.

    As we journey into 2021, I offer for your consideration that this model of traveling might be applicable to us.  As leaders, we need to focus on our ultimate destination, rather than the particular pathways we will use to get there.   We need to make sure that we have received others’ input on that destination and that our teams are on the same page with where we are going.  Once we have this, we should encourage robust discussion and debate about the pathways we choose for reaching our goals.  This does not mean that we should adopt an “I don’t care” attitude about the journey, but rather that our efforts are best spent making sure that we have identified the correct ultimate destination and have our team’s commitment to that destination.

    As we leave the craziness of 2020 behind and head into the uncertainty of a new year, let us as leaders continue to focus on our final destination(s) and not be distracted along the way.

    Lead well!

    Roger Glick, FACHE

      
     

    Roger Glick, FACHE

    Regent for Virginia – Central
    Fire & Emergency Management Consultant
    RPA, a Jensen Hughes Company
    [email protected]

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