President's Welcome

    Welcome to the website of the Central Virginia Healthcare Executives Group of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). We are here to serve healthcare executives in the Central and Western Region of Virginia. It is our goal to enhance the value of your ACHE membership by offering local opportunities for education, networking, volunteering and mentoring.

    As your 2018 Chapter President, I encourage you to be engaged and take advantage of the many benefits of membership in your local Chapter. Whether you participate in educational programming, serve as an event panelist, serve on a Chapter committee or mentor an Early Careerist, your involvement strengthens the Chapter and the profession of healthcare administration of our state.

    As leaders, we should never stop learning, we should always seek out best practices, and integrate across various healthcare sectors. This is the greatest value that CVHEG and ACHE provides and the value that I want to extend to you. We will offer access to local and regional educational events and speakers that address the operational concerns that you have. Our speakers will arm you with 2-3 takeaways that you can take back to your teams and implement within your organization. Through networking and strategic partnerships, you will be able to develop relationships with leaders across the region.

    Please visit the website site frequently for updates on upcoming events, to register for events, to locate your colleagues or to access important ACHE resources.


    Thank you,

    Roberta Tinch, MHA, FACHE

    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 – SUMMER 2018

    Hello Everyone. I hope that you have had an enjoyable summer. It certainly seems to have flown by. I just wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with a few updates. 

    Both the Central Virginia Healthcare Executives Group (CVHEG) and Healthcare Administrators of Tidewater (HCAT) Chapters have hosted events this summer, and are busy planning for an action packed fall season of networking and educational events. I'd encourage you to check out the new CVHEG website ( Special thanks to all of the team members who have made this a reality. 

    I will be attending the ACHE Chapter Leaders Conference in Chicago next month, along with leaders from both Chapters. We hope to bring back new ideas about how to continue to enhance our Chapters to better serve your needs. 

    The members of the Regent's Advisory Council (RAC) and I will be visiting the Higher Education Network (HEN) schools this fall, as we do every year. We always use this opportunity to help students understand the value of ACHE as a partner for lifelong learning and networking. In the meantime, please encourage students to become active members in ACHE. I always enjoy connecting with and mentoring students, and hope you do as well. 

    Finally, I wanted to let you know that the ACHE Board of Governors has instituted a very modest dues increase starting in 2019. In making this decision, the Board considered multiple factors, including the 15 year timeframe since the last increase and the 36 percent increase in inflation during the same period, operating expenses that have continued to rise, and the understanding that developing new programs and providing high-quality, high-touch operational support require ongoing investments of time and resources. We will continue to enhance the benefits of membership to support you along your leadership development journey. Just a reminder that if you join ACHE or reinstate your membership in the September – December timeframe, your membership will be effective through December 2019. 

    We appreciate your support of our profession and everything you do to improve health every day!




    John P. Harding, FACHE 
    Regent for Virginia - Central 
    Chief Operating Officer 
    Children's Health System

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    CVHEG has won the 2018 ACHE Award of Chapter Merit for its Level of Member Satisfaction!