Members of Quinnipiac University’s student chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (QU-ACHE) recently attended the CT-ACHE annual meeting in Southington, CT. During the board meeting, held prior to the annual meeting, executives were provided with the QU-ACHE Student Chapter Academic Year Report. The report outlines the student organization’s activities for 2014-2015 academic year. Students participated in seven events including attending a round table discussion on patient safety with Senators Blumenthal and Murphy. This year also saw successful engagement of online students through virtual guest speakers and a leadership panel featuring faculty from the Department of Healthcare Management and Organizational Leadership.
Francis Kissi, current co-president, QU-ACHE, was appointed as a student member to the CT-ACHE board at this meeting. He joins Prof. Angela Mattie, who has served on the regional advisory board for several years, and views ACHE as partners in training the future generation of healthcare administrators. “Connecticut healthcare executives generously give their time to advise our students, visit our campus and create internship and residency opportunities. We are very appreciative of their efforts and contributions to our students.”
QU-ACHE is open to graduate level students in the healthcare management program. It is affiliated with the larger ACHE professional society, to which 30,000 leading healthcare executives from across the United States belong.