"Let's Connect!" May 2015 PDF Print E-mail
May Board Member Spotlight:  Thomas Sebastian, Treasurer-Elect

                                                               thomas sebastian 

Joining the South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum was a decision that changed the course of my life.  Being
involved with this volunteer-based organization has allowed me to mature and grow professionally amongst a network
of healthcare professionals who dedicate their lives to improving their community through the use of civic involvement.  
My beginnings with SFHEF started when I was enrolled as a MHA student at Florida Atlantic University.  Although I
was interning and making the best use of my time as a graduate student, I began to realize my efforts to establish a
career would hardly be conducive unless I networked with other healthcare professionals.  

In 2012 I joined ACHE as a student associate and became a member after graduating with my Masters degree.  
The educational and networking events I attended through SFHEF were all invaluable experiences that enhanced my
professional development.  After interacting with high caliber individuals at these events, I began to conduct and present
myself in a more professional demeanor which showed my colleagues that I knew how to be a “good fit” within reputable
organizations. These events were also fun and fulfilling.  As I began to attend more events, I saw many familiar faces
and made some life-long friends who gave me advice about this rapidly changing industry. 

This is my third year as an ACHE member, and I currently hold the position as Treasurer-Elect for the SFHEF board.  
I have already been exposed to several accounting concepts from this experience and hope to learn more as I continue
my tenure with this leading organization.  By joining ACHE, I was able to: learn about innovative technological advances,
meet experienced professionals, and gain insight about population health.  With this being said, I would like to invite you
to connect with SFHEF – not only for the purposes of advancing your career, but to join outstanding individuals who can
help you contribute to the South Florida community in ways you have yet to see!

*Let's Connect! is a monthly, SFHEF column produced by South Florida Hospital News*


Last Updated on Monday, 18 May 2015 14:01
 
Message from Your ACHE Regent: Spring 2015 PDF Print E-mail
Spring 2015

Message from Your ACHE Regent

Healthcare is the best industry to serve! There is plenty of opportunity to engage, make a difference, and just be a part of
something bigger than you. Healthcare is expected to reach close to 20% of the U.S. GDP before 2020 and is bursting
with innovation; new products and services to name a few. A recent survey of U.S. consumers found they would be
willing to spend more than $13 billion a year of their own money on those new services.  It’s the promise of those new
products and services that is enticing more and more businesses to turn to the U.S. health system as an opportunity
for innovation, differentiation, and profits declares the consultants from Price Waterhouse Coopers earlier this year.
Therefore, with 76% of the Fortune 50 now in the health industry, it is evident that opportunities are limitless. However,
to attain success, health systems will need to attract bright leaders, those who understand the value of learning,
networking, and giving back to build the next generation of leaders. Therefore, what does this means as a member
of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)? You are at the right place, at the right time,
and for the right reason
.

How do you capitalize on your ACHE membership? It’s simple – become a Fellow, a board-certified healthcare
management executive. This achievement will open opportunities to be a part of innovation, have a seat at the table
towards better outcomes, affordable care, and developing an engaging care process for our nation. Let me explain.

This month, I attended the annual Fellow Seminar in Miami, Florida on preparing for accountability in today’s world of
healthcare reform. First, the event was for Fellows only. Instantly there was an environment for engaging conversation
that challenged and stretched everyone’s frame of mind, altered perceptions and increased points of reference. Secondly,
40% of attendees were C-suite executives interested in the same things I was, education and networking. Third, for those
who know me, I appreciate the occasion to blend multidisciplinary learning with networking outside your market.
Did I mention this group of nearly 60 executives represented over 20 states - that was tremendous opportunity?
Here’s why – I met nine leaders in my specific field of healthcare; of those, six leaders became LinkedIn connections,
two leaders I have had at least one, if not two telephone calls to follow-up on the innovative developments in their markets
and one leader was a local neighbor in a adjacent county, I finally got to connect a name with a face.

Leaders, today is the best time to serve in the healthcare industry. More importantly, the support ACHE and its members
provide to equip you for today and tomorrow is priceless. I suggest you take advantage and reach out to your local chapter
president and get involved – be careful it could change your career! If you have any questions or comments about becoming
a Fellow, feel free to contact me.

Best regards in your healthcare career,

William P. Perno, FACHE

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ACHE Regent for Florida - Eastern
Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 June 2015 21:07
 
Annual Installation Dinner 2015 PDF Print E-mail

Thank you to the ACHE/SFHEF members, sponsors, board and all of the new faces that joined us at our Annual Installation Dinner.  

With over 150 people in attendance, the evening included lively networking; a summary of the 2014 SFHEF board accomplishments;
a thought-provoking presentation by Christy Dempsey from Press Ganey; and the installation of the 2015 SFHEF Board.  

Our Annual Installation Dinner kicked off what promises to be a great year for our organization.  
We look forward to connecting with you all and seeing more new faces at our events this year! 


Last Updated on Saturday, 31 January 2015 17:18
 
ACHE's Job Center PDF Print E-mail

sfhef ache career resource center

The American College of Healthcare Executives’ Job Center is a complimentary online resource designed to bring together the 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.

If you have further questions, contact Marisol Santiago at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (312) 424-9446.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 July 2014 11:19
 
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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