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Last week, the Early Careerist Network (ECN) committee of the Arizona Healthcare Executives held a networking event at Docktails Beach Cafe. The event brought together local healthcare executives and early careerists in the first ECN networking session of 2017.
AHE participated in the annual Operation Santa Claus Charity Fundraiser. Below are several pictures from the event.
On Thursday, November 3rd a group of 17 AHE Volunteers spent time at the Honor Health Desert Mission Food Bank to help provide emergency food assistance for the hungry and support children, families and senior citizens in urgent need of food security.
The Desert Mission Food Bank provides emergency food assistance to help families move out of crisis and into self-sufficiency where they can provide meals for themselves. The food bank—which is actually designed in a market format so that clients shop as they would in a regular grocery store—offers nonperishable and perishable food, and educates clients about nutrition and healthy ways to prepare it. Through a variety of programs, and with the help of generous donors and volunteers, the Food Bank truly nourishes the surrounding community.
Currently, nearly 1 in 5 Arizonans and 1 in 3 children in Arizona live in poverty. Recent data show that Arizona’s hunger rates are indeed higher than national averages:
· 17.8% of Arizonans are food insecure, compared to 15.9%, nationally.
· 28.2% of Arizona children face hunger, compared to 21.6%, nationally.
· Arizona ranks 3rd in the country for high child food insecurity rates, behind New Mexico and Mississippi, with 456,760 children facing hunger on a daily basis.
On October 13th, 2016, AHE held is annual membership dinner and recognition program. Dozens of AHE members attended the dinner at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch.
The American College of Healthcare Executives is dedicated to advancing healthcare management excellence. We fulfill that vision in many ways, including through our educational offerings, credentialing program and collaboration with other healthcare organizations. Through their volunteer activities, individual ACHE members also play a critical role in strengthening our profession. In appreciation of the extensive volunteer involvement of our members, we have implemented the American College of Healthcare Executives Recognition Program.
The ACHE Recognition Program celebrates members’ commitment to the healthcare management profession. Recognition is bestowed at three levels based on a range of specific volunteer activities that demonstrate leadership and contributions to furthering professional excellence. All active ACHE members are eligible to be recognized.
Click here for more information: Recognition Flyer 2016