President's Message

At the ACHE Breakfast at the Ohio Hospital Association meeting on June 10, I had the privilege of recognizing five chapter members with service awards. The honorees were: Tom Daskalakis, FACHE, Larry Harkness, LFACHE, Sister Nancy Linenkugel, LFACHE, Craig Self, FACHE, and Rosalie Weakland, FACHE. These individuals were honored as a result of their many volunteer activities with ACHE at both the local and national level.

From the members that volunteer at the Local Programming Council level to put on outstanding educational and networking events to the members that serve as officers setting the chapter's strategy to the members that serve on the GOHLF Board providing guidance, volunteers are the lifeblood of GOHLF. Collectively, members that volunteer in these activities dedicate numerous hours outside of their jobs to support ACHE's mission of advancing members and healthcare management excellence.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact any GOHLF officer or Local Programming Council Chair to express your interest. In addition to volunteering as a LPC member, officer or board member, there is a annual volunteer opportunity that occurs each February. GOHLF's Groundhog Day pairs healthcare executives with students in healthcare related majors for a day, enabling the students to observe a real life working environment. Lately, student demand in the event has exceeded the number of executives that sign up for the event. In particular, we are in need of healthcare executives from the Columbus area as well as executives with a managed care background to participate in this February's event. If you are interested, please contact our Higher Education Network Chair, Kevin Brooks, at, and provide him with your contact information.

In sum, I want to thank the many members that selflessly volunteer their time and energy on behalf of GOHLF. For those not currently volunteering, but wish to do so, the invitation is extended to reach out and join the team!

Chip Washienko, FACHE

President, Greater Ohio Healthcare Leaders Forum



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