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October 2016 - Volume 13 - Issue 4




Let’s Connect: SFHEF Spotlight

Almost two years ago, I wrote my first Let’s Connect! piece as the Communications Chair Board Member for the South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum (SFHEF), local chapter of American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). I am currently the Membership Chair-Elect, and serving this outstanding organization as a board member for my fourth consecutive year is still an honor and a privilege. Why do I continue to involve myself with SFHEF? For three compelling reasons: 1) I enjoy learning with other members of SFHEF 2) I enjoy learning from other members of SFHEF and 3) I enjoy meeting other members at each event, both educational and networking, who over time become sincere, professional friends.

I enjoy learning with other members of SFHEF. At an educational event held this past Spring 2016 at Memorial Regional Hospital, I randomly sat next to a nice gentleman who happened to be the Administrator of a small hospital in the Florida Keys. He has many years of experience in his field, but still, humbly shared with me that he learned a lot from the presenters that evening. How nice it was for me, just seven years into my career, to learn alongside a most experienced professional of over twenty years in healthcare management!
I enjoy learning from other members of SFHEF. Many of the impressive, highly qualified speakers at our educational events are members of SFHEF, and they make themselves accessible to members of SFHEF as resources in the industry even post-event.
The SFHEF Board Members work hard to keep our membership up-to-speed with the hottest topics in the healthcare industry today and to provide several networking opportunities throughout the year, both powerful tools that help members thrive in south Florida’s healthcare market year after year. The power is in the people that attend each event - each connection made is people sharing talents, time and resources with each other.
I hope you’ve gathered that I strongly encourage you to become a member of ACHE/SHFEF … there’s only much to gain and nothing to lose. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me for more information on ACHE/SFHEF, or if nothing else, Let’s Connect! one of these days.
Until next time, I’m Kristen Palanza ... let’s connect!

Kristen Palanza, Director of Business Development, Park Shore Pharmacon, can be reached at For more information about SFHEF, visit

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