July 2016 Board Member Spotlight: Stephan Davis
I joined ACHE when I was a graduate student in Georgetown University’s Master of Health Systems
Administration program. I remember being so impressed with the organization when I attended networking
and educational events with the DC Chapter.
Since then, I have been actively involved with ACHE and I am now a proud member of the board of the award-
winning South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum. I cannot overstate the value of ACHE when it comes to
networking and professional development. One of my proudest professional moments was becoming a
Fellow of ACHE in2014.
Not only was this an important professional milestone, but this distinction has definitely aided me in career
advancement, networking and professional development opportunities. I strongly encourage all
eligible members to pursue advancement as it is a symbol to employers and the healthcare
community that an executive has committed to professional excellence, lifelong learning,
community service and the ACHE code of ethics.
I believe that this is a particularly exciting time to be a part of SFHEF and ACHE. As part of
ACHE’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, the organization has hired a new director
focused on diversity-related initiatives and has launched two new forums. Similar to the
organization’s CEO Circle and the Healthcare Consultants Forum, the new LGBT and Asian
Healthcare Leaders Forums are designed to enhance education, facilitate networking and provide
value-added benefits specifically for those interested in advancing diversity and inclusion in
I am proud to represent SFHEF as one of the ACHE Chairman’s appointees to the governance committee
of the LGBT Forum. As one of your Members-At- Large, I am happy to connect with you to discuss educational
opportunities, professional advancement and ways that we as healthcare leaders can foster
diversity and inclusion. Please feel free to reach out to me via e-mail or on LinkedIn.
I look forward to connecting with you!
Last Updated on Monday, 18 July 2016 08:29
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
Please join us and in 2016.
Rene Zipper, MBA, FACHE
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 June 2016 10:35
SFHEF releases 2016 Scholarship Application
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
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.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 February 2016 14:26
Benefits of Membership with South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum
As a member of South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum, you will have access to important resources such as:
- Online membership directory
- National job listings
- FACHE study group
- ACHE category I education credit
- Educational programs on timely healthcare topics
- Online discussion forum
- Interaction with community healthcare leaders
- Networking with peers and colleagues
If you are not a current ACHE affiliate, we encourage you to JOIN TODAY.
Non-members are welcome to attend chapter events. If you would like to be added to the chapter's non-member mailing list to be notified of future programs and events, please send an email to the
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Last Updated on Monday, 19 May 2014 10:25