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June 2018 - Volume 14 - Issue 12

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Let's Connect: SFHEF June Spotlight

The South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum (SFHEF) is the local chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). SFHEF’s mission is to improve healthcare delivery by providing members with access to educational, networking and career development activities.

I was first introduced to SFHEF and ACHE in 2014, when I was invited to serve on a panel to discuss the importance of patient segmentation in healthcare marketing. Since then, I have remained a strong supporter of SFHEF’s mission and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2018, tasked with planning the educational events for the chapter. This exciting role allows me to highlight “hot topics” in healthcare, recruit experts to address those topics, and share that knowledge with our members. As someone who loves learning and connecting people, I truly enjoy this responsibility and am grateful for this opportunity.
 
Regardless of our individual roles and organizations in healthcare, our collective mission should be keeping people healthy. Sharing knowledge and best practices is a great way to help accomplish that mission! If you have ideas for programs, please reach out. #EducateEngageInspire!
 
Since the start of 2018, SFHEF has offered 7.5 face-to-face ACHE credits through five educational programs, reaching a combined audience of nearly three hundred individuals. I wish to express my gratitude to the moderators, panelists and host facilities that donate their time and resources to making these events such a success. Please visit www.sfhef.org to find out about future educational programs.
 
For more than a decade, I have had the privilege of working with all of the stakeholders within healthcare, from patients and the community to physicians and the C-suite, to improve outcomes and access to care. Formal roles have included health system strategic planning, business development, marketing, physician and community relations, as well as medical device and pharmaceutical market development for Fortune 500 companies. This diverse background has given me a unique skill set and valuable insights into a rapidly evolving healthcare landscape, especially in South Florida. With your help, I look forward to building on this experience and having a more substantial impact on SFHEF’s mission.
 
Please join the many South Florida healthcare professionals by connecting to the South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum for your professional development and continuing education.
 
Until next time, I’m Kenneth Wong. Let’s Connect!

Kenneth Wong can be reached at kcw954@yahoo.com. For more information about SFHEF, visit www.sfhef.org.

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