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September 2016 - Volume 13 - Issue 3

Let’s Connect: SFHEF Spotlight

The South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum (SFHEF) serves as a primary resource for education to local healthcare business professionals, offering quality opportunities for continuing education, supporting learning efforts of membership across the span of their careers. As Program Chair for the past two years of the South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum and a longstanding member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), my goal is to continue supporting the core of our Educational Program efforts, which is to highlight a variety of relevant healthcare topics important to the South Florida community.

As a result, we have been able to offer seven (7) educational programs this year to more than 330 individuals for a total of 10.5 continuing education units (CEU). To date, SFHEF also featured 29 panelists primarily from the South Florida area in a variety of venues with programs averaging a satisfaction rating of 4.7 on a five (5) point scale.
SFHEF has three (3) educational programs remaining in 2016, each worth 1.5 CEUs: Diversity in Healthcare Management: Value-Added Business Sense (Kendall Regional Medical Center 9/15/16), in collaboration with the National Association of Health Services Executives and Women’s Healthcare Executive Network, Accountability for the Care We Provide (Memorial Regional Hospital South 10/20/16), and Care Coordination: Acute Hospital Becoming a Preferred Provider in the Narrow Network (Location TBD 11/17/16).
Don’t leave your career development on a shelf, in what many consider one of the most rapidly changing healthcare environments in the country (South Florida), where organizations range from proprietary to governmental and not-for-profit providers coexisting in the same market. SFHEF, an ACHE Chapter, keeps its focus on improving healthcare delivery with Affordable Quality Educational Programs supporting the professional development of its members, and serves as my primary resource for career development and growth.
In addition to my efforts with the SFHEF Board of Directors, I have been blessed since 2008 to be part of Holy Cross Hospital (Fort Lauderdale), supporting our team in providing compassionate, high quality, people-centered healthcare. Holy Cross Hospital, a part of Trinity Health, is a 557-bed full-service, non-profit Catholic hospital operating in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy. U.S. News & World Report recently named Holy Cross Hospital One of 63 Hospitals Nationwide “High-Performing” in ALL Nine Inpatient Surgical Procedures and Chronic Conditions Evaluated and a Best Regional Hospital (#3 in Miami Metro Area/South Florida) for a second consecutive year.
Please join the many South Florida healthcare professionals by connecting to the South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum for your professional development and continuing education. I look forward to meeting you at our remaining 2016 educational programs.
Until next time, I’m Adrian Parker ... Let’s Connect!

Adrian Parker is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and can be reached at For more information about SFHEF, visit

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