Message from Healthcare Executives of Southern California President

Transformation occurs when organizations recognize the old way of operating can’t deliver the business strategies required to meet new marketplace requirements for success. A key feature of transformation is when a new state of functioning is unknown, and the change process must be shaped and adapted as it unfolds. A second key function of transformation is the essential role that mindset, behavior and culture change play in its successful transformation. Leaders must be willing to engage in their new personal change process to shift how they think, lead and relate; engage stakeholders earlier in the change process and to a greater extent; and overtly set up the change process to welcome and respond to rapid course correction (Ackerman-Anderson & Anderson, 2010). True transformation that delivers breakthrough results require a conscious change leadership approach. I highly recommend you read the “Change Leaders Roadmap” how to navigate your organizational transformation.

As the 2020 President of Healthcare Executives of Southern California, I am excited to engage and envision with our members in transforming our chapter to new levels. We welcome our members’ thoughts and ideas of innovated ideas and invite interested members to provide content for our quarterly newsletter. We want to better understand the value Healthcare Executives So Cal provide our members and execute strategies to exceed member expectations. There are numerous members who are ready to embark their FACHE, and our goal is to provide the tools and resources for your success. We are planning many educational events in our geographical regions (Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire and Ventura/Santa Barbara) that will offer both face to face and qualified credits. Our networking events are essential for getting to know each other and we have several planned in 2020, including our joint event with the San Diego Chapter (SOHL) in Dana Point this summer. Learning from experience events involve C-suite members sharing success and challenges as they have progressed in their careers, and we have several events planning in 2020. In addition, we recognize the importance and needs of early careerists, and have planned several events this year beginning with the College Bowl competition in April!

Finally, we need to recognize our loyal Healthcare Executive members and amazing sponsors whose support is invaluable for our successful education and networking events! I humbly thank you for the opportunity to serve as your President in 2020!

Tricia Kassab, Ed.D., MS, RN, FACHE, CPHQ, HACP
President Healthcare Executives So Cal 2020

Ackerman-Anderson, L., & Anderson, D. (2010). The change leader’s roadmap: How to navigate your organization’s transformation. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer.