Regent’s Message – Summer 2019
Hello fellow ACHE members!
Over the last few months I have been working to help my hospital to prepare for the transition of sponsorship from the Dominican Sisters of Springfield to the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady. Along with being introduced to and working with some great new people, I have had the opportunity to learn much more about St. Francis of Assisi.
One quote that is attributed to him has come back to my mind over and over. He said, “Preach the gospel at all times and if necessary, use words.”
What a simple but profound message that can be applied to all aspects of our lives. What you do… how you treat peers, employees, doctors, vendors and family… is usually far more important that what you say.
At the Mississippi Healthcare Executives Summer Education in Point Clear I had the great honor to recognize two people who have exemplified this principle throughout their careers. Dave Muns received the Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Award and Michael Zieman received a Lifetime Achievement Award. Both have been past presidents of the MS Healthcare Executives chapter, board members and ever-willing to elevate the profession and serve wherever they have been needed. They have truly led by example and action and I encourage you to reach out to them in congratulations and thanks for their service.
Dave and Michael are not the only ones doing great things. Please join me in congratulating the following new members of ACHE as well as our recertifying Fellows.
Steven W. Branton, Merit Health Wesley
Traci L. Breland, OakBend Medical Center
Jay Chappelle, Air Evac Lifeteam
Rob Coleman, Baptist Medical Center Attala
Michael B. Davis, Magnolia Regional Medical Center
Felichia Fields, St. Catherine’s Village
Juanita Johnson, Choctaw Health Center
Mysty C. Langford, United Medical Recovery, LLC
Thomas Moore, University of St. Augustine
Alexander E. Price, Ochsner Health System
Reginal S. Saunders, Veteran Health Administration
Kerry M. Scott, Choctaw Health Center
Samantha Wells, Health Help MS/MS Health Advocacy Program
Timothy West, Garden Park Medical Center
Pamela H. White, NMMC West Point
Thomas G. Bartlett, III, FACHE, Laird Hospital
John C. Campbell, FACHE, St. Dominic Hospital
Craig Clark, MD, FACHE, Greenwood Leflore Neurosurgery
Guy B. Giesecke, FACHE, Children’s Healthcare of Mississippi
April LaFontaine, FACHE, Memorial Hospital-Gulfport
Gary McCall, Jr., FACHE, Neshoba County General Hospital
Christopher L. Morgan, FACHE, Health Strategies, LLC
Glen Silverman, Mississippi Sports Medicine
Thank you for your service and for being part of an organization that is continually elevating healthcare leadership.
Andy North, FACHE and Regent for Mississippi
Director, Marketing and Communications, St. Dominic Hospital