Regent’s Message

Message from Your ACHE Regent – Spring 2020


Time is our most precious asset.  It is seemingly continuous – until the moment passes.  How we choose to spend time defines us.  What are your priorities – your life balance?  Should your professional career have a purpose beyond a paycheck?  Membership in ACHE is a statement of professional desire. It’s a commitment to a code of ethics and relevancy. It’s a conscious choice.  Allow me to challenge you to be aware of time and to think about how you will invest it for personal growth and contribution to the field.  Do you have a plan?  Where will you be in three years?  How will you get there?  ACHE is a resource – a vehicle for your professional advancement.   Use it as a tool because time is fleeting. It’s time to plan your next steps!  As your Regent, I encourage you to be mindful of your career and to use ACHE for your professional development. “Time and tide wait for no one” (St. Marher, circa 1225).

2020 ACHE Congress

The 63rd ACHE Congress in Chicago, March 23-26, is the largest national gathering of professionals dedicated to healthcare leadership excellence. When was the last time you attended? Congress is the premier way to accumulate Type 1, ACHE Face-to-Face, credit hours required for Fellowship advancement. Over 4,200 attendees will build relationships at more than 25 networking events.  Over 500 Resume Review and Career Advising appointments are available to early careerist and seasoned executives. Nearly 400 expert faculty will be offering insight and inspiration in over 15 topic concentrations. Connect with former colleagues, college, military, or religious friends. Student discounts and registration waivers are available to those who apply early. Join with me this year to advance your professional career, stay current, become inspired, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Chicago. Drop me an email if you plan to attend.  I hope to see you at the PA regional reception.

In addition, as Regent I will be sending out, via ACHE national, periodic email newsletters to our members.


Best Regards,

Gary L. Morel, MHA, FACHE