Message from Your ACHE Regent
Hello Southeast Texas Colleagues,
I want to take this time to extend my well wishes to everyone while we recover from Hurricane Harvey. I know many of you were very involved within your own facilities ensuring that patients were well taken care of throughout the entire storm. It made me very proud to be a part of the profession we have all chosen; to put our patients first and ensure their safety and well-being come first. I will continue to keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. I wish everyone speedy recoveries.
I hope that many of you have had the opportunity to attend one of our breakfast sessions this year. I have been very impressed with the quality of our speakers and the message they all send to all of us as caregivers. To recap our year, we had Armando Nahum talk with us about hospital associated infections, Dr. Benjamin Chu spoke with us about Memorial Hermann Health System, Dr. Jonathan Perlin, MD, PhD spoke with us about HCA Healthcare and Dr. Tejal Gandhi spoke with us about the National Patient Safety Foundation.
In addition to our breakfast sessions, I hope many of you had the opportunity to attend our annual healthcare leadership conference last month. It turned out to be a great event and I would like to thank Don Gibson, Tyra Barge, Cescely Smith and the many volunteers that help make the conference a success. This was our fifth annual conference, and I am hopeful that everyone has enjoyed this educational opportunity at such an affordable price.
I want to take this opportunity to thank Jeanna Bamburg, our 2017 Chapter President, for her leadership and commitment to our chapter. Thank you so much, Jeanna! I would also like to welcome Paul O’ Sullivan as our incoming President of 2018. Paul and Memorial Hermann have been highly supportive of ACHE-SETC over the years and we look forward to Paul’s leadership next year.
Thank you all for your continued support of our chapter and in making this a very successful year. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and spend quality time with family and friends.
Save-the-Dates for the Following Upcoming 2018 Events:
Monday, Feb. 5th 1:30pm – 5:00pm – Texas Hospital Association Pre-Conference – ACHE-SETC
Marriott Marquis Hotel, Downtown. Conducting two ACHE F2F panel discussions. 3.0 CEUs:
- “Successfully Leading Change in Healthcare Organizations”, 1:30pm – 3:00pm; and
- “Using the Baldrige Criteria to Improve Your Organization’s Performance and Quality”, 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Main Conference Days: Tuesday, Feb. 6th and Wednesday, Feb. 7th
Thursday, Feb. 8, 6:45am – 9:15am, First Quarter Educational (Breakfast) Session – The Junior League of Houston Ballroom, 1811 Briar Oaks Lane, Houston, Texas 77027. Topic: Guest Speaker TBA
Thursday, April 5, 5:45pm – 8:15pm, “What’s Up, Boss?” – Location Pending
Friday, April 13, Registration 12 Noon – Tee Time 1:30pm – SETC Annual Golf Tournament – Tour 18 Golf Club, Humble, TX
Thursday, May 24, 5:45am – 8:15am, Second Quarter Educational (Breakfast) Session – The Junior League of Houston Ballroom, 1811 Briar Oaks Lane, Houston, Texas 77027. Topic: Guest Speaker TBA
Thursday, August 9, 5:45am – 8:15am, Third Quarter Educational (Breakfast) Session – The Junior League of Houston Ballroom, 1811 Briar Oaks Lane, Houston, Texas 77027. Topic: Guest Speaker TBA
Wednesday/Thursday, Oct. 10-11 – SETC Annual Healthcare Leadership Conference, Rice Bioscience Research Collaborative, Texas Medical Center.
Thursday November 8, 5:45am – 8:15am, Fourth Quarter Educational (Breakfast) Session – The Junior League of Houston Ballroom, 1811 Briar Oaks Lane, Houston, Texas 77027. Topic: Guest Speaker TBA
All the best,
Todd Caliva, FACHE
Regent – Southeast Texas Region
CEO, Clear Lake Regional Medical Center