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October Board Member Spotlight: Rachel Spiegel, Communications Chair Elect
It is with great pleasure that I serve as Communications Chair Elect for the South Florida Healthcare Executives Forum (SFHEF) this year. I have been a proud member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) since 2006 and have attended ACHE’s Annual Congress 8 times. I was the recipient of the ACHE Regent Award as an Early Careerist in 2012 and have served on the board of the Healthcare Leaders of New York in many capacities, such as serving as Member at Large, Secretary and Vice President. Once of the reasons why I am so passionate about ACHE is because I find it to be a place where networking is unparalleled. I enjoy going to monthly educational events and meeting new members from different areas within healthcare. I find the educational material to be fresh and current, and it is a great place to learn about healthcare locally and nationally.

I look forward to continuing my journey with ACHE and SFHEF and encourage everyone to attend more events and bring colleagues to help promote our growing network of healthcare professionals. I invite you to join me as a Forum member and to get involved and participate in this leading healthcare organization.

Let’s connect at the Forum!


Rachel Spiegel, MPH

Manager, Physician Practice Administration

Mount Sinai Medical Center

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Message from the President PDF Print E-mail
November 2015

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Ralph Rios, FACHE, 2015 SFHEF President

Dear ACHE/SFHEF Members & Colleagues:

I sincerely hope that you are beginning to evaluate your performance, learning and development throughout the year thus far and are pleased with what you have accomplished. Despite the everyday rush of fulfilling your work responsibilities, it is important to take a step back periodically to review those professional goals which you have met and those that remain. As your local ACHE chapter, SFHEF is here to assist you with the opportunities to attain those goals. Through networking events and activities, you may meet your next colleague, employer, or employee. Through educational events, you may do the same, gain new knowledge, and build credit toward advancement to ACHE Fellow, the most recognized credential among healthcare leaders.
Though we have less than two months remaining in the year, SFHEF still has much going to serve our members throughout the career spectrum. Firstly, our annual student scholarship applications are open until December 11th. SFHEF offers one $1,000 undergraduate scholarship and one $1,500 scholarship annually. These amounts are an increase from past years and represent our commitment to our future healthcare leaders, while recognizing academic excellence and dedication to the profession on the part of students at both levels. Secondly, on November 12th we will host our 2nd annual CEO Roundtable Breakfast. This event caters specifically and exclusively to our CEO leaders whose roles and schedules often do not allow them to participate in other chapter activities. What's more, a last educational event remains, to be held at a new location, the Barry University campus. The topic, "Leading a Successful Multigenerational Organization" is sure to be of interest to everyone. Lastly, our December networking event promises to be popular, as we are once again partnering with W.H.E.N., (Women's Healthcare Executive Network). Our August networker was a huge success; join us and meet new people in our profession!

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SFHEF's "Diversity Corner" PDF Print E-mail

SFHEF and ACHE "embrace diversity within the healthcare management field". 

ACHE Statement on Diversity

SFHEF offers the following article from the Journal of Healthcare Leadership to its
membership in hopes for growth and development on the topic of diversity within our field:


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SFHEF releases 2015 Scholarship Application PDF Print E-mail

South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum is pleased to announce...

FALL 2015 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 Fall 2015:
one graduate scholarship ($1500) and one undergraduate scholarship ($1000).


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

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ACHE's Job Center PDF Print E-mail

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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: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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.

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