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Jennifer L. Tomasik, SM, FACHE

Vice President & Principal, CFAR, Inc.

ACHE Regent, Rhode Island

Contact via email

Dear Members of the ACHE RI Community – 

 

Happy New Year and welcome to 2022! Thank you for your continued commitment to delivering healthcare in Rhode Island, amidst an unprecedented staffing crisis and the continued uptick in COVID-19 cases. We are certainly in this together, and I hope that you are getting the support you need to carry on during these exhausting times. I have personally found comfort and support in staying connected with my colleagues and friends at ACHE RI. We have a number of things in the works to support our members and we’d love for you to take advantage of a variety of opportunities to engage with us over the coming months. Here are a few ways you can connect.

 

New Programs

ACHE RI is gearing up for educational programming designed to help address some of the most acute issues being felt across the state. I hope you will consider joining us for the next two virtual sessions to tackle staffing and managing morale. Details and registration information are below:

Lessons Learned During the Pandemic: Staffing During Covid-19

January 24, 2022 from 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Register HERE today!

 

Managing for Morale - Effective Management Techniques to Retain Your Staff

February 16, 2022 from 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Register HERE today!

 

To register for these events and for additional information on future events, visit our website at acheri. org and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.

Get Involved

We are actively looking for people who want to get involved in the inner workings of the chapter. We have openings on the Board, as well as opportunities to join the Communications, Membership, Education, Diversity & Inclusion and Sponsorship Committees.  If you would like to learn more, please reach out directly to me (jtomasik@cfar.com) or Erik Gabrielson, our chapter administrator, who can be reached at director_acheri@outlook.com

Join us in Chicago!

ACHE’s 2022 Congress on Healthcare Leadership will be back in person this year. We hope you will join us for this remarkable event, so please mark your calendars:

 

2022 Congress on Healthcare Leadership

March 28-31, 2022

The Hyatt Regency, Chicago, IL

Registration is now open.

 

If you plan to attend, I also encourage you to book your hotel sooner than later. The conference hotel typically sells out, and, in addition to hosting the educational events, it is a lively hub for networking with colleagues, both old and new. The conference is also a wonderful time to capture the face-to-face educational credits you need as you prepare to become a Fellow and for those of you who are in the process of re-certifying. Speaking of which…

Fellow Recertification Deadline Extended

ACHE recently received an increased volume of inquiries regarding FACHE recertification. Recognizing that healthcare leaders are balancing numerous priorities, ACHE wants to ensure they keep Fellow benefits available during this critical time. As such, ACHE is extending the recertification deadline for the 2020 and 2021 classes to April 30. This will allow Fellows to earn ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits toward recertification at the 2022 Congress on Healthcare Leadership.

 

A Note of Thanks

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Scott Goodspeed, DHA, FACHE, who has served as an active member of the ACHE RI Board and who I consider a terrific colleague and friend. Scott will be leaving his position at Brown University to serve as the Founding Director of the MHA Program at High Point University in North Carolina. Scott will be sorely missed, but we wish him the best of luck on this next part of his journey!

 

Again, thank you for all you are doing for the health of Rhode Islanders and beyond. My best wishes to you and yours for a happy, healthy and safe 2022.

 

All my best, 

Jennifer L. Tomasik, SM, FACHE

Regent, ACHE Rhode Island Chapter

Vice President & Principal, CFAR, Inc.

jtomasik@cfar.com