President's Message

GOHLF Members,

With Spring fast approaching, GOHLF's local programming councils (LPCs) are actively working on finalizing and implementing the chapter's 2015 calendar of educational and networking events. For the most updated list of events, please go to the GOHLF web site ( and click on the "Events" tab located on the far left hand side of the page. The tab is updated frequently, as the details of each event are finalized.

I would like to acknowledge the outstanding work done by Mark Holroyd, FACHE, President Elect, and each of the LPC Chairs: Sana Rockwell, FACHE (Cincinnati LPC Chair), Amy Stockman, FACHE (Dayton LPC Chair) and Karen Hutsell (Columbus LPC Chair). In conjunction with their committees, the LPC Chairs have assembled a calendar filled with events in the Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati area. In addition to the Face-to-Face education programs, where credits toward Fellowship credentialing and re-credentialing can be earned, the LPCs are also planning a number of networking events. An example of such a networking event is the Breakfast of Champions, where a senior level healthcare executive spends time discussing a relevant and timely topic with members during breakfast.

A special note of thanks also goes out to our sister chapter, the Northern Ohio ACHE chapter, for organizing a social event at the recently concluded 2015 ACHE Annual Congress designed to get members from our respective chapters together. David Sires and Dick Adams, both from the Northern Ohio ACHE chapter, planned an event at a local pub in Chicago and invited members from GOHLF to attend.

Finally, please remember to put the Annual Ohio Hospital Association Education Day, (Wednesday, June 10, 2015) on your calendar. The annual event is held at the Easton Hilton in Columbus and provides an opportunity to receive up to 4.5 Face-to-Face credit hours.

Thanks to all of our members that volunteer their time and energy to plan, coordinate and implement the various events for our membership. Without the dedication of these individuals, GOHLF would not be able to provide the extensive array of programs that our chapter currently enjoys. When you attend an event put on by GOHLF, please take the time to thank the volunteers involved in the event.

Chip Washienko, FACHE
GOHLF President



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