Regent’s Message: Winter 2018
Hello, ACHE members! I want to begin my first Regent’s Message by thanking two of our outgoing leaders who served us well, Dodie McElmurray, FACHE and David A. Muns, FACHE. Dodie served as Regent and was an excellent liaison between our Chapter and ACHE. We wish Dodie well in her new role as the COO at West Jefferson Medical Center in Louisiana. I also want to thank Dave Muns for his leadership and the encouragement he provided as our Chapter President. I am excited to continue working with Dave during his tenure as Past President on the Board. Both of these wonderful leaders have done much to improve our Chapter, and I want to offer my personal thanks to both Dodie and Dave for a job well done!
Please join me in welcoming our new Chapter President, Chandler Ewing, FACHE. I have known Chandler for several years and I am confident he will be a great Chapter President and will continue to build off the great work done Dave accomplished with our Board.
Speaking of recognizing leaders, during our Winter Chapter meeting on February 9, it was my pleasure to recognize several of our Chapter members for their contributions to ACHE:
– David Muns, FACHE, Chapter President, 2016-2017
– ACHE Service Awards:
o David A. Muns, FACHE, Vice President, System Development, Memorial Hospital & Physician Clinics
o Chandler Ewing, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer, Select Specialty Hospital in Jackson
– ACHE Distinguished Service Award
o Claude W. Harbarger, FACHE, President, St Dominic Health Services
Once again, congratulations to all of these outstanding leaders! I would also like to recognize the following Chapter Members:
Tamuriel K. Brice, Crothall Healthcare
Randi B. Brooks, King’s Daughters Medical Center
Alison A. Gilbert, North Mississippi Health Services
John M. Hall, St Dominic Hospital
Margaret A. Knutson, MS Baptist Health Systems
William F. Lynch, IV, Community Health Systems
Shawn A McKinney
Derrick Melton, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Shanna Pettie, MD, St Dominic Hospital
Charla G. Rowley, Southwest Regional Medical Center
Nicholas B. Shoemaker, Merit Health Biloxi
Jacqueline Sullins, Merit Health Rankin
James A. Grantham, Jr, FACHE, Baptist Memorial Hospital
David C. Henry, FACHE, St Dominic Hospital
Alvin C Hoover, Jr., FACHE, King’s Daughter Medical Center
Marcella L. McKay, PhD, FACHE, Mississippi Hospital Association
A very warm welcome to all our new members and congratulations to our new and recertifying Fellows! I encourage each of you to encourage your co-workers to become members of ACHE and to enjoy the many benefits of membership.
I also hope to see many of you at our upcoming ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership, March 26–29, 2018, in Chicago, IL, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The theme for Congress is “Be Part of Something Bigger” and will focus on the privilege we have to become a doorway to bring about positive change in the communities we serve. I look forward to seeing you in Chicago!
In closing, I want to thank each of you for your creativity and leadership as we continue to provide and manage the care of the wonderful citizens of Mississippi. They trust us to do our best and I am proud to be part of a team of “Leaders who care”!
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