Strategic Plan

2015-2017 Strategic Plan

Chapter Plan and Objectives

The SC ACHE Chapter will achieve its vision of being South Carolina’s premier professional society dedicated to advancing healthcare leadership and management excellence by consistently exceeding the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Award of Chapter Excellence Indicators. As such, four of the Chapter’s objectives are those same Award of Chapter Excellence Indicators:

  1. Earn a mean member satisfaction score higher than the current year standard set by ACHE;
  2. Provide total indexed networking and education attendee hours in excess of the current year standard set by ACHE;
  3. Achieve a percentage increase in total chapter membership greater than the current year standard set by ACHE;
  4. Advance new Fellow designates and recertify existing Fellows at a percentage rate higher than the current year standard set by ACHE.

    The Chapter will achieve at least three of the above objectives in 2015 thereby earning the Award of Chapter Excellence in 2016. The Chapter will achieve all four of the above objectives in 2016 thereby earning the Board of Governors Award in 2017.  Through the use of its Committees and Local Programming Councils, the Chapter Board believes it can exceed all four metrics by December 31, 2016. The Chapter should sustain this level of performance in 2017 and beyond.

    In addition to the objectives above, the Chapter has the following objectives as identified during the Board’s Strategic Planning Meeting:

  5. Develop and promote the Chapter’s value proposition to current and potential members.

Committee Projects and Objectives

Advancement Committee

The Advancement Committee has primary responsibility for the fourth Chapter objective: Advance new Fellow designates and recertify existing Fellows at a percentage rate higher than the current year standard set by ACHE. As such, this is the key objective for this committee. The projects that will support the achievement of this objective are as follows:

  • Develop written process for supporting the advancement of new Fellows (2015);
  • Develop written process for identifying and assisting the recertification of existing Fellows (2015);
  • Deliver ten-session Board of Governors Exam Preparation Program at least once annually;
  • Achieve fourth Chapter objective, Advance new Fellow designates and recertify existing Fellows at a percentage rate higher than the current year standard set by ACHE.

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee supports the Chapter’s objectives by performing an annual review of the Chapter’s financial activities and making recommendations for improving the stewardship of the Chapter’s financial resources. The projects to be accomplished by the committee are as follows:

  • Develop written process for performing audit and making recommendations (2015);
  • Complete annual audit.

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee supports the Chapter’s objectives by providing information to the membership that will support the achievement of those objectives. The projects to be accomplished by the committee are as follows:

  • Add information to website regarding Chapter sponsorship opportunities (2015);
  • Add information to website regarding the benefits of and process for Fellow advancement (2015);
  • Add information to website to support the addition of new members (2015);
  • Add information to the website that would be of specific benefit to student members (2015);
  • Establish reciprocal website links with relevant third-party organizations (e.g. SCHA, PHTS) and other associations (e.g. SC HFMA Chapter) to expand the SC ACHE’s reach (2016).

Growth and Diversity Committee

The Growth and Diversity Committee has primary responsibility for the third Chapter objective: Achieve a percentage increase in total chapter membership greater than the current year standard set by ACHE. As such, this is the key objective for this committee. The projects that will support the achievement of this objective are as follows:

  • Develop written process for recruitment of new members (2015);
  • Develop written process for retention of existing members (2015);
  • Achieve third Chapter objective, Achieve a percentage increase in total chapter membership greater than the current year standard set by ACHE (annually beginning in 2016).

Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee supports the Chapter’s objectives by ensuring that strong and effective leaders are added to the board that will support the achievement of those objectives. The projects to be accomplished by the committee are as follows:

  • Solicit the nomination of new directors from the full membership (annually);
  • Develop existing leadership by elevating LPC and committee leaders to board positions where appropriate;
  • Ensure the board is diverse in its ethnicity, geography (Upstate, Midlands, and Lowcountry), and positions of authority (manager, director, senior executive).

Programs Committee

The Programs Committee has primary responsibility for the second Chapter objective: Provide total indexed networking and education attendee hours in excess of the current year standard set by ACHE. As such, this is the key objective for this committee. The projects that will support the achievement of this objective are as follows:

  • Ensure that all SC ACHE-related educational programs and networking events are entered into the ACHE Event Reporting Tool (quarterly);
  • Ensure the use of all available Face-to-Face panel hours (annually);
  • Achieve second Chapter objective, Provide total indexed networking and education attendee hours in excess of the current year standard set by ACHE;
  • Create and maintain a list of all allocated and completed panel hours as information for LPC chairs;
  • Develop an annual calendar of events to be shared with the Chapter membership in January (annually beginning in 2016);
  • Develop plan to maximize the available Face-to-Face panel hours through replication of panel sessions at differing locations (annually beginning in 2015);
  • Develop a plan to deliver statewide webinar programs (annually beginning in 2016).

Sponsorships Committee

The Sponsorships Committee supports the Chapter’s objectives by securing additional financial resources that will support the achievement of those objectives. The projects to be accomplished by the committee are as follows:

  • Meet or exceed the budgeted amount for sponsorships (annually beginning in 2015).

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