EXECUTIVES OF OKINAWA
WINS ACHE'S AFFILIATED GROUP AWARD
February 17, 2003Healthcare Executives of Okinawa, Japan, will
receive the American College of Healthcare Executives 2003 Affiliated
group will receive the award and a $1,000 cash prize on March 19, 2003,
at the Wednesday Keynote Address during ACHE's 46th Congress on Healthcare
Management at the Hilton Chicago.
established the award in 1993 to recognize outstanding contributions to
ACHE and the healthcare field by ACHE's officially designated healthcare
executive groups and women's healthcare executive networks. Affiliated
groups are evaluated on their innovative approaches to serving members,
the quality of programs offered to members, and their promotion of ACHE
membership and advancement.
in 1986, Healthcare Executives of Okinawa serves U.S. Army, Navy, Air
Force, and civilian healthcare executives in the Western Pacific. The
group offers frequent membership and educational programs, including monthly
lecture sessions that have focused on topics such as customer service,
healthcare leadership, and global issues in healthcare. HEO also offers
an annual On-Location Program, a two-day educational seminar presented
by an ACHE faculty member. In 2002, the group added a student scholarship
award program and a bimonthly membership newsletter to its membership
has promoted ACHE membership through several successful membership drives
and luncheons at other healthcare associations in Japan, as well as providing
information about ACHE membership benefits and requirements at the group's
monthly meetings. HEO facilitated a study group to help ACHE Members prepare
to advance to Diplomate, and expanded its resource library that provides
reference materials to candidates preparing for ACHE's Board of Governors
exam. In addition, the group has recently developed a mentorship program
to further assist ACHE Members advancing to Diplomate.
Executives of Okinawa was selected by ACHE's Awards and Testimonials Committee
from affiliated groups nominated by ACHE's Regents-at-Large. The other
nominated groups include: ACHE - Greater Houston Chapter, Inc.; East Tennessee
Healthcare Executives Association, Knoxville; Maryland Association of
Health Care Executives, Baltimore; Metropolitan Health Administrators'
Association, New York; MidAmerica Healthcare Executives, Belleville, IL;
Society of Professionals in Healthcare, Walnut Creek, CA; and South Florida
Healthcare Executive Forum, Inc., Hollywood.
Deborah A. Labb, (312) 424-9426