"Let's Connect!" PDF Print E-mail
June 2016 Board Member Spotlight: Oyinkansola “Bukky” Ogunrinde,

I joined ACHE as an active member in 2007 after graduating from Masters of Health Service
Administration program at the University of Michigan. During the course of my healthcare
administration career, I have had the blessing and pleasure of serving in the local chapters in the areas
in which I have worked- Knoxville, Cincinnati and now, South Florida. I have benefitted personally and
professionally as a member of this premier organization.

Professionally, the organization provides a great opportunity to network with knowledgeable and
influential healthcare leaders. These opportunities include attending local educational and networking
events; attending the national conference,; and most importantly, working with others in the capacity of
committee members or even as a volunteer. These interactions, not only allows me to receive, but it
ignites my passion to serve in the same capacity to today’s early careerist and students. Personally, I
have simply made great life-long friends.
As part of my continual professional growth, membership in ACHE provides access to unparallel
resources related to the diverse, dynamic and current affairs of the healthcare industry. In addition, it
provides resources for career development including one-on- one mentorship; development of
leadership skills; and preparation tools to attain fellow status- a highly regarded and premier credential
for healthcare management.

Currently, I am the principal of FUNMI Healthcare Consulting which focuses on physician practice
management – operations, finance & business development, ambulatory care management, project
management & strategic planning. Prior to that I served as the director of physician surgical operations,
operations project manager, regional planning specialist & performance excellence project leader for
multidisciplinary hospital operation & quality improvement team, and as a management fellow with
responsibility for day-to- day ambulatory clinical & business operations of a health system. Prior to my
career in healthcare administration, I served a project manager for a clinical research organization and
before then, as a research associate in the field of breast surgical oncology in an academic medical
center during which I published a research article in the American Journal of Surgery.
The positive experience with ACHE has allowed me to remain a loyal member and even inspired me to
give back to the professional community.

Thus, I am very proud to serve as board member for the
South Florida Chapter -South Florida Health Executive Forum (SHFEF). I strongly encourage all in
positions of service in any capacity- integrally or remotely, in the healthcare industry, to join this
prestigious network.

Do you have any questions about joining SHFEF and/or ACHE? I have answers - so, let’s connect!!!!!!!



Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 15:17
Message from the President PDF Print E-mail


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 Tuesday, 21 June 2016 10:35
SFHEF releases 2016 Scholarship Application PDF Print E-mail

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).


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 PDF Print E-mail

sfhef ache career resource 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: 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.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 February 2016 14:26
Benefits of Membership PDF Print E-mail

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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