Meet your Regent for Canada
Message From Your ACHE Regent, Spring 2020
It gives me great pleasure to send my first message to you, the Canadian members of ACHE, as Regent for Canada. The start of my term is reflective of many experiences in the past months: not what I had anticipated! An online orientation instead of in person. No annual Congress gatherings with long-time friends and colleagues or meetings with new ones. No convocation ceremony to celebrate our new Fellows. Certainly, COVID-19 has impacted all our lives in ways we never imagined. While many of us have professional experience with SARS or Ebola preparedness or even the spike in ICU volumes with H1N1 influenza, this is well beyond any of these.
COVID-19 is also different because of the impact on our personal lives. There is no ability to compartmentalize this experience. Our families who do not work in healthcare are not insulated from this pandemic. It is all-encompassing and is relentless. Whether we are working from home or needing to be on-site, our personal and professional lives now intersect so dramatically. We are faced with choices that we may have imagined in the abstract, not really believing they would manifest before us to be made.
Even as we face these unprecedented times, ACHE brings us resources and support. ACHE brings our collective wisdom to bear and is providing free resources to members during this time. Please visit ache.org/COVID for a series of webinars – upcoming or archived – that can assist with the professional challenges this virus presents, and supporting proper self-care to manage through the duration of this pandemic. These resources are important tools in helping us learn from each other.
ACHE is also supporting Fellows who are needing to recertify. Recertification deadlines have been extended for the 2019 and 2020 classes. Each recertification class must have met all the requirements, submitted their application, and paid the recertification fee by the new deadline.
2019 Recertification Class Extension is December 31, 2020.
2020 Recertification Class Extension is March 31, 2021.
You can visit the ACHE Concerns About Coronavirus page for more information. This page also contains information about ACHE face-to-face programming and online education offerings, which will assist when planning for recertification.
One of the questions I have been asked frequently as I have been planning to step into this new role, is, “What does the Regent do?”, here is the short answer:
The Geographic Regent is the ACHE leader within a specified geographic jurisdiction elected by the voting members to represent the interests of members in the governance of ACHE and its chapters. In this role, the Regent (Geographic) promotes the vision, mission, and values of ACHE by: serving on the Council of Regents, advising the local ACHE chapter(s), reaching out to the local healthcare community, and facilitating communications between ACHE and the local healthcare community. The Geographic Regent is expected to be well-informed about the policies, programs, and services of ACHE through active participation in these activities and to be visible and active in the local healthcare community. If you have questions, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I would like to extend my sincere thanks to you, the Canadian members of ACHE, for selecting me to be your Regent for this three-year term. It is truly a privilege to serve. I look forward to working with you and for you in the coming years.
Frances C. Roesch, FACHE
Regent for Canada
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