AHE is the premier network for healthcare professionals in Arizona
An independent chapter of The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), an international professional society of 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations, AHE represents more than 800 professionals throughout the state Our mission is to advance our members in healthcare leadership excellence by providing a professional community, offering relevant educational programs, networking events and career development opportunities.
Scripps Health CEO Chris Van Gorder
Annual Membership Dinner - October 18
Effecting Change Through Front-Line Leadership
Eighteen years ago, Scripps Health in San Diego was in disarray. The health care system was struggling financially, staff had lost confidence in leadership and employee morale was at an all-time low. Today it’s a different story for the $2.9 billion integrated system. How did they do it?
Scripps Health CEO Chris Van Gorder, former chair of the American College of Healthcare Executives and author of “The Front-Line Leader,” will share more in this enlightening keynote that highlights the transformative power of front-line leadership and how a strong corporate culture can help sustain an organization in bad times, good times and times of extreme change.
AHE awards scholarships
Two students have been selected to receive $1000 scholarships for the coming semester, and AHE will be accepting applications for two additional scholarships to be awarded for the Spring semester 2019.
Oscar Mendez in the neuroscience program at the University of Arizona is studying toxoplasma infections in the mammalian brain. He is involved with outreach and peer mentor programs in which he is able to “give back to students like my younger self”.
Paulina Ramos, a Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience at the University of Arizona has decided to be a physician. She said that coming from the small, border town of Douglas, pursuing a career in medicine or science is not common. Her work includes molecular and cellular biology with and honors thesis Fibronectin Enhances Carfilzomib Mediated Cell Death.
Congratulations to Oscar and Paulina on their progress in healthcare studies! It is a pleasure be able to support them.