Regent Messages


Fall 2021

In nearly every conversation, workforce and level of engagement are top of mind. Engagement is critical to an organization’s success; it impacts strategic direction, execution on said initiatives, quality, and overall experience. How we engage our employees, foster the environments to share their voice, and close the loop on “you spoke, we listened” tactics demonstrates how we care for our teams and retain top talent. I recently ordered and read a book from Health Administration Press, Lead the Way in Five Minutes a Day: Sparking High Performance in Yourself and Your Team by Jo Anne Preston, and I’d like to share a key takeaway for all of us to remember as we close out 2021: “Hope is elusive in times like these. Dig deeply though, leaders, because your teams need this lifeline from you right now. Duke Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality, a great resource for web-based tools for reducing burnout, recently validated that the two things we need most to bounce back from a pandemic are relationship connections and hope. The good news is that any relationship capital you have built with your team opens the door for you to build hope for the future.”

This is important; as we engage our staff, it has a parallel effect with our ACHE members. We want to continue to foster growth within the college by advancing members to Fellow, encouraging networking and learning through our virtual and in-person events, and much more.

It is hard to believe that 18+ months have gone by, but we are finally approaching our first networking event in ACHE of South Florida this week, soon to be followed by ACHE Congress in March. We are constantly adapting and opening doors for our members to connect with colleagues and have a great experience. Take time to review our local chapter’s websites for upcoming events, as well as for the launch of Congress registration in December. Together, we will continue to work towards sharing experiences, building relationships, and foster old and new ones through our learning opportunities, and networking events.

If there is anything I may be able to do for you, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Until next time,

Ashley Vertuno, FACHE

Regent for Florida-Eastern

Chief Executive Officer, JFK Memorial- North Campus



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