I am honored to be writing to you as the new President of ACHE of Massachusetts. We ring in the New Year with many exciting changes to the organization. The Board of Directors' main goal for this year is to increase membership and member engagement, and I would like to take this opportunity to highlight some of the ways that we have been working to achieve this goal.
Many of you participated in conversations on LinkedIn regarding changing our name from the Healthcare Management Association of Massachusetts (HCMA) to ACHE of Massachusetts to demonstrate our strong connection with the American College of Healthcare Executives. I am excited to inform you that our name change is official and I encourage you to visit our newly designed website at www.massache.org.
In order to increase opportunities for member involvement, we have created a five-committee structure that will better allow the organization to grow and accomplish our mission. We have formed Program, Membership, Communications, Sponsorship, and Early Careerist Network committees. If you are interested in learning more about how you can get involved in one of these committees, please contact Donna Powell, our administrator at email@example.com.
We want to hear from you on additional ways we can improve. I hope that you will take a few minutes to fill out our Membership Engagement Survey at
www.surveymonkey.com/s/GT67ZZB. I appreciate your thoughtful responses- the answers that you provide to this survey will allow our committees to create programs and communications tailored to your interests and needs. To thank you for your input we will be raffling an American Express $100 gift card for one lucky member.
This is clearly a time of positive change for our organization and I look forward to the future of ACHE of Massachusetts. Again, please visit our new website at www.massache.org in order to see our Regent's Quarterly Address, upcoming events, and more. Make sure to mark your calendar for our May 10th Spring Conference. I anticipate a very exciting year for ACHE of MA.
William P. Fleming, FACHE