April Board Member Spotlight:Jorge Mendez, President Elect
SFHEF - Let’s Connect!
My first exposure to the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and the South Florida Healthcare Executives Forum (SFHEF) began a few years ago when I decided to pursue an MBA in Healthcare Management at FIU (Go Panthers!). During that time, I became a member of ACHE and it has proven, time after time, to have been an integral step towards building a strong foundation of experience and knowledge in my career. Through the many educational events that are offered each year, I am able to stay current on relevant and timely healthcare topics and trends. And, through the various networking events and opportunities, I am able to meet new healthcare executives, learn and discuss different perspectives in healthcare, and reconnect with long time familiar faces. Currently, I am an Operations Manager for Siemens/Med-Lab, a local healthcare technology partner, and my involvement and membership with ACHE and SFHEF has allowed me to experience substantial growth, both personally and professionally.
Prior to working in healthcare, I served in the United States Marine Corps. It was throughout this time that I first learned and witnessed the importance of team work, leadership, and collaboration. Regardless of what healthcare industry segment you work in, these values are more important today than ever before and, in my particular case, they are the rule, not the exception. As the healthcare landscape continues to rapidly transform, including in its adoption of technology, it will certainly require a strong healthcare community working together. I am pleased that both ACHE and SFHEF are aligned in preparing and sustaining the healthcare leaders of today and tomorrow in doing so. For the last three years, I have had the privilege of being a member of the SFHEF Board of Directors. Presently, I am serving as the President-Elect. As such, I have had the opportunity of collaborating with other local organizations as well as supporting our local universities that provide healthcare-related programs. I really look forward to connecting with many of you in the future and, as always, I am here to help answer any questions you may have about ACHE and SFHEF. Become a member today!
Until next time, I’m Jorge Mendez…Let’s Connect!
Last Updated on Friday, 01 April 2016 09:32
Message from the President
Rene Zipper, MBA, FACHE, 2016 SFHEF President
Dear ACHE/SFHEF Members & Colleagues: It is my pleasure as the incoming 2016 President to thank the 2015 board, and reflect on our accomplishments. A special thank you goes out to Ralph Rios for laying a strong foundation, and being available for mentorship. As the incoming President of the South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum (SFHEF), I am proud to be part of an organization that helps improve healthcare delivery by providing opportunities for the professional development of our members through educational and social activities in our community. Our programs allow for mentoring and networking for any member, including students getting ready to begin a career in healthcare, early careerists, and senior executives.
Within our organization there is a strong sense of fellowship, and we encourage all healthcare students and executives to get involved. The members of SFHEF are committed to the principles of our umbrella organization, the American College of Healthcare Executives ("ACHE"). These principles include Integrity, Lifelong Learning, Leadership and Diversity.
In 2016 we look forward to educational programs on topics that include, but will not be limited to, Information Safety, Career Positioning, Physician Integration, Diversity in Healthcare Management, Accountability for the Care we Provide and Care Coordination. We plan to host three networking events where we will collaborate with other local healthcare organizations.
Please join us and in 2016.
Rene Zipper, MBA, FACHE
Last Updated on Friday, 26 February 2016 16:46
SFHEF's "Diversity Corner"
SFHEF and ACHE "embrace diversity within the healthcare management field" with promoting fellow ACHE events: Treasure Coast Healthcare Executive Network Presents:
Improving the Health Status of Your Community.
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South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum is pleased to announce...
SPRING 2016 Student Scholarship Application
The South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum (SFHEF), Inc. Board of Directors has established the funding of two (2) health care management scholarships for SPING 2016: one graduate scholarship ($1500) and one undergraduate scholarship ($1000). CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION A note from our 2015 Spring Graduate Scholarship Winner:
My name is Jamie Marques, an aspiring global health administrator who is a passionate about public health equity and access. As I continue to professionalize my student status via the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, I owe a huge thank you to the American College of Healthcare Executives for they have made my dream a reality. I feel honored to receive the 2015 scholarship for it has fueled my educational drive beyond belief. This funding will support my fall semester expenses allowing me to earn my degree without stopping. I want to remind all students to take heed in your actions of today for they will reign on tomorrow. For instance, I applied for this scholarship in May and, nearly 3 months later, I receive this award and could not be happier. When you believe in yourself, someone else will too. I feel motivated to continue professionalizing my passion through the education I crave thanks to the generosity of the ACHE academy.I look forward to a lifelong membership with ACHE because I have reaped the benefits of your resourceful institution firsthand.
Thank you for believing in me and providing students like myself the opportunity to achieve their dreams regardless of socioeconomic status. I promise this scholarship to be an investment for I aim to utilize my education as tools to correct community disparities by improving population health status both locally and globally through education and action.
Jamie Marques | BHSA, MPH Florida International University
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 April 2016 12:04
ACHE's Job Center
CAREER OPPORTUNITY: President, Alleghany Memorial Hospital
Williams, Roberts, Young Inc has been retained to identify a President for Alleghany Memorial Hospital, located in Sparta, North Carolina. It is a 25 bed, non-profit Critical Access Hospital with an affiliation with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Successful candidates will have experience running all functions of a CAH and proven turn-around experience. A strong understanding of the importance of quality, metrics, revenue cycles and CMS is mandatory. Critical, is an understanding and ability to development and maintain community relationships to rebuild market share and to re-instill commitment to the community. With the recent relationship with WFBMC, the position will require someone who can build, manage and market the synergies created by this partnership. Undergraduate degree required, graduate degree preferred. Please submit resume to Leigh Burton:
The American College of Healthcare Executives’ Job Center is a complimentary online resource designed to bring togethethe right candidate and the right job. It is a member only resource for job seekers, but is open to both member and non-member employers interested in listing positions. The Job Center features more than 2,300 position listings with nearly 4,000 active job seekers and was enhanced in early 2013 to include many new features.
Job seekers now benefit from improved search functionality, new job notification options, enhanced job detail pages, and a mobile-friendly version. Employers can utilize new job activity information reports, options to upload a company logo to appear on job listings, and resume alerts to notify you when new candidates meet your criteria.
We hope you make use of this popular ACHE resource. We are especially interested in increasing the number of early careerist opportunities, as launching a career in today’s competitive healthcare management marketplace presents challenges for many of our early career members.
To take a look at the ACHE Job and Resume Bank click ACHE-JobBank.