It is with excitement and honor that I begin this year as your SOHL president for 2017. Thank you for the opportunity to lead this dynamic group of healthcare executives. So far we have had a wonderful start to the year, building on the momentum and quality programming from last year. I would like to thank Vicki Shumulinsky, Immediate Past President, for her dedicated leadership over the past year. As the result of her leadership and the hard work of our amazing board members and volunteers, I am very proud to report that once again, our Chapter has won the Award of Sustained Chapter Performance and the Award of Chapter Merit. Our chapter was also awarded our 4th Chapter Innovation grant.
We are well positioned to expand our chapter’s success with our new board members, the commitment of our continuing board members, and our wonderful sponsors who support our chapter. Our focus this year is on our strategic goals of membership satisfaction, increasing membership and number of members who attain fellowship status. We are also putting additional attention to increasing the diversity of our membership.
We offer many different programs and events to support our member’s professional growth and development, and I encourage all of our members to take advantage of these opportunities. Please keep up to date with us on Facebook and LinkedIn SOHL pages, as well as our website, sohl.ache.org.
For those of you who will be attending Congress this month, there will be a joint networking reception hosted by the three California Chapters—CAHL of Northern California, HCE of Los Angeles/Orange County, and SOHL — sponsored by ACHE sponsor Aramark. The reception will be held at the Mercat a la Planxa at The Renaissance Blackstone Chicago on Sunday, March 26 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. During the reception we will be recognizing the new Fellows from each of the chapters. Please do attend and network with your California colleagues.
We look forward to serving you this year and helping you attain your professional goals!
Nia Price, MPH
SOHL Chapter President
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