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MOHEG Chapter News

2015 2nd Quarter

In This Issue

  • Tidbits
  • 2014 MOHEG Student Essays Recap
  • 2015 MOHEG Student Essay Contest
  • Congratulations
  • Coincidence or Just Good Planning
  • Did you Know?
  • Upcoming Events
  • Submit an Article
  • Get Involved




Thanks to Deborah Bowen, ACHE President, for providing one of her favorite Tidbits from Peter Drucker who said, “The best way to predict the future is to create it.”  Who would argue?

2014 MOHEG Student Essay Award (M-SEA) Recap

Missouri is proud to have 6 schools participate with the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) in the Higher Education Network (HEN). Students enrolled in HEN institutions are eligible to participate in the annual MOHEG Student Essay Award (M-SEA) completion. The 2014 award recipient was Lindsey Lehman, MHA 2015 graduate of the University of Missouri for her essay, “The Importance of Health Insurance Literacy.” Lindsey’s essay can be found on the MOHEG website . The M-SEA reflects the mutual goals of the ACHE and MOHEG by inspiring professionalism at an early career stage. The main purpose of the M-SEA is to challenge students to develop thoughts about the system of health care delivery in the United States and stimulate the field through publication of essays in MOHEG’s Chapter News. To encourage creativity, the M-SEA 2015 Guidelines specify that essay topics are to be chosen by the entrant. It is a pleasure to now publish the essays that were not chosen for the final award. These essays are all good work by future leaders. The MOHEG Board of Directors compliments the students for their critical thinking and professionalism by contributing to the literature of the healthcare field. The ideas presented are stimulating. We hope you enjoy reading them.

"Just" Family Medicine
by Lauren Harriett, M.A., D.O./M.B.A
Candidate from Rockhurst University

Remodeling the Dreaded Doctor's Visit: A New Perspective on All-Inclusive Clinical Care
by Mariam Anwar Molani, D.O./M.B.A Candidate
from Rockhurst University

Thinking Outside the Box
by Michelle Helton from Rockhurst University

Development of a Quality Program in a Healthcare Organization
by William K. Kwass, D.O./M.B.A Candidate
from Rockhurst University Innovative

Model for Pimary Care
by Zack Duhamel
from Rockhurst University

Empty Beds in Saint Louis and Kansas City: Preparing for the Future
by Jen-Fu Lee
from Saint Louis University

Now Accepting Submissions for the 2015 MOHEG Student Essay Award

The MOHEG Student Essay Award (M-SEA) is a $1,000.00 cash award and recognition of original essays that stimulate current thinking for healthcare leaders, generate high quality publications for MOHEG Chapter News, and develop professionalism in students enrolled in an American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Missouri Higher Education Network (HEN) program as listed on the ACHE web site.

Project: The essay is to be an original composition on a topic to be chosen by the entrant. The essay should be of length between 800-1,100 words in Microsoft Word using a Times New Roman 12 font and 1 inch borders. Pages should be numbered. Footnotes may be provided in an appendix. Essays must be the work of one individual. Upon examination, any essay containing plagiarized material will be disqualified.

The centered heading should give the following information:
1. MOHEG Student Essay Award
2. Title of the essay
3. HEN Program in which student is enrolled and expected graduation date
4. Student name including prefixes and suffixes
5. Student contact information
6. Date of the essay composition

Submissions due by September 11, 2015

Click here for full details



 Congratulations to Vanessa S. Watkins, FACHE for earning a Certificate in Pediatric Bioethics from Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO!


 Congratulations to Lindsey Lehman, recipient of the 2014 M-SEA Award has accepted at 2 year post graduate fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
If you have a congratulations that you would like to submit for the next newsletter, please send your note and a picture to

Coincidence or Just Good Planning?

On May 3 the American Hospital Association announced that Richard J. (Rick) Pollack, AHA Executive Vice-President will be promoted to AHA President. He succeeds Richard J. (Rich) Umbdenstock who succeeded Richard J. (Dick) Davidson. Rick Pollack has worked for the AHA for 33 years. This coincidence is therefore nonetheless part of the leadership continuum that has made the AHA the pre-eminent advocacy organization for health care providers in the United States. Please join MOHEG in congratulating Rich and Rick on their many valuable contributions to healthcare!

Did you know?

Did you know that you are part of one of the largest  associations in the healthcare industry!

You are part of the 46,455 members of ACHE.

Click here to view the facts

Upcoming Events

August 11, 2015 - Museum at Prairie networking event with MOHEG/KAHCE and NAHSE
Outreach Area: Kansas City, MO
Time: 6;00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stay tuned for more details.

Watch for a separate email about programming and networking events happening throughout Missouri.

Submit an Article

We would love to see articles from our members. If you write articles for your hospital or firm, send them over and we will put them into the next issue of the Chapter news. Remaining 2015 Deadlines for article submissions to the Chapters News:

August 15, 2015
November 15, 2015

Submitting an article with 800 ore more words will provide 2 service points from ACHE. Please send them to

Get Involved in MOHEG

The Missouri Healthcare Executives Group is in need for some additional volunteers to help out on committees. This is a great way to give back to the profession.

Please send an email to MOHEG@QABS.COM if you are interested in volunteering

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