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Stay tuned! We’re finalizing a networking event for July and Dinner with the CEO for August. This year’s CEO guest will be Chad Townsend, CEO and Owner of Millie’s Ice Cream, a Pittsburgh based company that offers wholesale, corporate gifts, events and catering and sells ice cream out of brick and mortar shops in Downtown Pittsburgh and Shadyside. You won’t want to miss out as we hear from Chad about how he decided to move from executive chef to business owner and how he rolled with the punches when obstacles arose over the initial years of development.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Education on Gamification in Pittsburgh on May 8th and to our Next Generation in Leadership Seminar on May 16.
My name is Natalie Bulger and I am honored to serve as the President of the Western Pennsylvania chapter of ACHE in 2018.
Our Chapter of ACHE is fortunate to be located in the Western Pennsylvania region. With over 400 members from more than 150 different organizations spanning from Lake Erie to the boarders of West Virginia and Ohio and to the Johnstown area east, the opportunity for healthcare leaders to come together to network, learn and advance their careers is really limitless. ACHE of Western PA offers a wide array of education and networking events to its members including joint education with other professional organizations such as the Women’s Leaders Conference (with HFMA) and the Western PA Healthcare Summit (with HFMA, AAHAM, WPHIMA and HIMSS). Our goal is to meet the needs of all of our members whether you are a student or senior executive, current Fellow or early careerist. You should receive newsletters from the chapter every 2-3 weeks and a quarterly newsletter of update from ACHE national.
There is an event almost every month so keep your eyes peeled and we hope you will join us at one. Your engagement and interactions are what make this chapter such a success. In 2018 we earned the Chapter Merit Award for meeting one of the excellence standards set by ACHE – take pride in that. We hope you will join us on our social media accounts which I will list at the end of this message.
The 2018 Board of Directors & Board Committees, made up of your peers from various organizations across the healthcare continuum, are dedicated to giving our members the best possible experience. If at any point you have suggestions for our chapter, please do not hesitate to reach out to myself or one of our Board members. I cannot wait to see where 2018 takes us – so please, come along for the ride!
Natalie Bulger, CHC, FACHE
President, ACHE of Western Pennsylvania