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MOHEG Chapter News

March/April 2014


Field Marshall Erwin Rommel said, “People are basically smart or dumb and lazy or ambitious. The dumb and ambitious ones are dangerous and I get rid of them. The dumb and lazy ones I give mundane duties. The smart ambitious ones I put on my staff. The smart and lazy ones I make my commanders.” Right-brain thinking by the Desert Fox?

Regent's Message
By Janet Weckenborg, MHA, FACHE

Over the past week at the ACHE national meeting I had the opportunity to see ACHE’s Council of Regents in action and to visit with Regents from District 4 and throughout the nation. It is apparent the Regent’s role is one of education, guidance, connectivity of members and member recognition. I would be remiss if I don’t use this first communication opportunity to recognize someone by calling your attention to our out-going Regent, Pat Bira, FACHE and his efforts as our Regent for the past 3 years. He took the time to recognize those who joined ACHE for the first time or those who advanced to the FACHE level, he encouraged and supported developing education around the subject of diversity and at times he simply listened to many of our members as we grappled with the flurry of change we are experiencing. [READ MORE...]


The St Louis College of Health Careers Physical Therapist Assistant program received a highly coveted five (5) year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

Welcome New Members

Please take a few moments to welcome these new members that have entered into the Missouri Chapter between December 18, 2013 and March 31, 2014 [READ MORE...]

University of Missouri Update
Report by Dr. Susan Boren, PhD, MHA

Find out the latest news on the following topics:

Alex Macfarlane Wins ACHE National Essay Competition

Tracy O'Rourke Joins Missouri Foundation for Health Board

HMI Welcomes Two New Faculty


Harris-Stowe State University Update
Report by Dr. Joyce M. Eisel, Dr. P.H.

Joyce Eisel, Dr.P.H. has been named as a Speaker at the 4th International Medical Tourism Congress to be held in Washington, D.C. in September. Dr. Eisel will discuss her research “Global Healthcare Management Emerges as a Multinational Business/Clinical Model”.

Healthcare Management student Genealdo Williams received an Internship with Wells Fargo as a Project Director.

The Student Healthcare Management Club has organized information and sign-up sessions for students and the community regarding the Affordable Care Act.

Saint Louis University Update
Report by Dr. Suzanne J. Wood

Find out the latest news on the following topics:

The Saint Louis University College for Public Health & Social Justice Alumni Association and The Department of Health Management and Policy cordially invited alumni, faculty, students and friends attended a networking reception at the American College of Healthcare Executives Annual Congress in Chicago.

*GOLF OUTING* - May 2, 2014

The Department of Health Management and Policy (HMP), Saint Louis University, invites you to participate in the Master of Health Administration (MHA) Internship Program.

The HMP faculty match sponsoring organizations with two to three possible interns based on each sponsor’s needs and each student’s career goals and preferences.


Get Involved in a Committee

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.

Below are a list of possible committees with contact information.

Programming Committee - Contact Burl Stamp, FACHE or Theresa Flanders
Membership Commttiee - Contact Anthony Houston, FACHE
Student Committee - Contact Brett Moorehouse, FACHE or Rick Sommer, MS, FACHE
Sponsorship Commttee - Contact Rob Portwood
Visit our website for a complete listing of the 2014 Board and committee chairs

In This Issue

  • Tibits
  • Regent's Message
  • New Members
  • ACHE Breakfast Recap
  • Make a Decision
  • University Updates
  • Get Involved

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