Congress Joint Networking Event

When:  Sunday, March 25
Time:  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Where:  Hyatt Regency Chicago – Big Bar (151 E Upper Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL  60601)

You are invited to join your ACHE colleagues across California for a joint networking reception with the California Association of Healthcare Leaders, Healthcare Executives of Southern California, and the San Diego Organization of Healthcare Leaders.  Come reconnect with old colleagues, meet new people across California chapters, and put faces to names over drinks and appetizers.  The reception is timed to conclude prior to dinner and settling in before things kick off on Monday.

CAHL Higher Education Network 2018 Career Shadow Day

The Higher Education Network (HEN) strives to bring value and service to students at HEN schools and CAHL members, career development opportunities, advance opportunities, and growth opportunities.

The Career Shadow Day is an excellent opportunity for students attending HEN Programs to gain perspective and develop a professional network and mentor relationship with a senior executive in the healthcare industry. Benefits for both the Mentor and the Student include:

  • Raising awareness of career opportunities across the healthcare industry
  • Providing networking opportunities for students and early careerists
  • Providing mentorship opportunities for executives
  • Eligible for ACHE Service Credits
  • Raising awareness of CAHL and ACHE

The Higher Education Network is now preparing for this year’s Career Shadow Day and hopes you will participate in this impactful opportunity. You will find details below, along with a link for capturing your interest and participation preferences. Please confirm your interest at your earliest convenience.

MENTORS, Please click here to participate:  https://goo.gl/forms/9iHX7l1EmaTlz0WI3

STUDENTS, Please click here to participate:  https://goo.gl/forms/3Xq1CFwTpWoxKEE62

Career Shadow Day is an eye-opening experience for healthcare administration students because it bridges together the theories and concepts of the classroom with the ambiguity and complexity of real-world applications. Having just this one day to observe first-hand the many challenges faced by healthcare administrators provides students with the opportunity to strengthen their passion for this amazing career field.

– MS-HCA Student

Career Shadow was a great learning experience. I was given the opportunity to observe a busy morning of meetings with several departments in the hospital. I learned the difficulties of scheduling staff, finding coverage for sick employees and hiring temps to cover employees on medical leave. The executive shared his story of previous work history and how he became the leader he is today. He offered advice on how to get into the healthcare career field and he encouraged me to join the chapter of California Association of Healthcare Leaders. I would recommend Career Shadow Day for students who would like to see a day in a life of a healthcare professional.

– MPA Student

Applications open on March 1.  Please submit your application by March 31. Mentor/mentee matches will occur in early April, and Shadow Day will take place between April and May.   Thank you in advance for your time and consideration!

Jason Lee, Christos Arvanitis, Rachel Faber
Co-Chairs, Higher Education Network – California Association of Healthcare Leaders

Support the Summer Enrichment Program

ACHE has entered into a strategic alliance with the American Hospital Association’s Institute for Diversity in Health Management (IFD) to co-promote the Summer Enrichment Program (SEP), which is designed to grow and strengthen the pipeline of healthcare leaders from underrepresented groups. The SEP places diverse graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in healthcare administration or a related field in 10-week, paid internships at healthcare organizations across the country.

We are requesting chapters help us by contacting your members and their organizations to increase the number of host sites. Among the 13 states in our district, we currently only have three sites. Let’s increase that number! I challenge each chapter and regent to identify at least one host site.  Your chapter can enrich the learning experience of interns by engaging them in local education and networking opportunities. As a SEP host site, healthcare organizations would benefit from having an energetic, young professional onsite for 10 weeks who can focus on substantive projects. For example, SEP interns at a Florida site saved their hospital over $6 million in electronic health record incentive payments.  The financial commitment by a host site is $7,200, which includes payment for the intern and an administrative fee to find and match an intern to the organization.

Additional information regarding the Hosting a Summer Enrichment Program Intern can be found by clicking this link. Commitment is a simple form. ACHE/IFD will take care of the rest. A Host Site Handbook and a Preceptor Handbook have already been prepared for host sites as a guide to making the internship mutually beneficial for the organization and the intern.

We need host sites identified between now and early spring 2018. Please do not delay reaching out to healthcare organizations in your area.

Here is the link for more info:

https://www.ache.org/policy/IFD_Summer_Enrichment_Program.cfm

Questions can be directed to Terra Levin at ACHE, tlevin@ache.org.

Chisun S. Chun, FACHE
Regent-at-At-Large, American College of Healthcare Executives, District 5

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