Behavioral Healthcare: Approaches to Increase Value for the Organization & Meet Community Needs

At our June 13 program, panelists Margaret Gsell, John Lindstrom, & James Newton spoke about approaches to behavioral healthcare that can increase value for a healthcare organization and meet community needs.

ACHE Recognition Program Service Awards were also presented to recognize the following dedicated CVHEG members’ service to our chapter: Randy Hester, Siow (Kate) Lim, & Roberta Tinch.


Panelists Margaret Gsell, John Lindstrom, James Newton (left to right), and Moderator Gail Campbell (right).
Panelists Margaret Gsell, John Lindstrom, James Newton (left to right)
Chapter President Roberta Tinch (left) receiving award from Immediate Past Chapter President Will Maixner (right).

Message from Your ACHE Regent – Spring 2018

Greetings everyone! I hope you are all doing well as we enter this beautiful spring season. It has certainly been a busy time for both of our Chapters, the Central Virginia Healthcare Executives Group (CVHEG) and the Healthcare Administrators of Tidewater (HCAT). Both are off to a great start with an informative and fun year of programming and networking.

I have just returned from the ACHE 2018 Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago, entitled, “Be Part of Something Bigger.” It is always inspirational to see over 4,000 healthcare executives and students engaged and sharing their thoughts and best practices.

Below is a link that includes a summary of ACHE’s new Strategic Plan:

I continue to be inspired by all of your hard work and dedication to our patients, profession, and community. Please let us know how we can continue to have ACHE be an important partner for you and your organization!


John P. Harding, FACHE
Regent for Virginia – Central


Central Virginia is rich with healthcare organizations. CVHEG seeks to promote the professions of the individuals that lead and help to shape the future of those organizations. Working in conjunction with the Health Administration Department of Virginia Commonwealth University, the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, and the local Medical Group Management Association Virginia Chapter, CVHEG is able to provide opportunities to:

  • Stay current with local healthcare issues
  • Gain educational hours for accrediting organizations
  • Interact with healthcare colleagues outside of your organization
  • Gain recognition from your colleagues for your efforts in the healthcare community

CVHEG is an organization that can help you solidify the next step in your upwardly mobile career. It has two distinct purposes: networking and education. Nothing can be more valuable to a career than establishing, and maintaining professional and social contacts.

At CVHEG, you’ll have the opportunity to cultivate relationships with diverse healthcare professionals within your very special industry: From CEOs and grad students to hospital administrators and consultants, from physicians to administrators, these are the people who count, who can help you build upon your desire to stay on top of your profession.

Equally important as the networking is the education component of CVHEG, which allows you to access the much sought after ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits.

Best of all, CVHEG gives you the changes to take a leadership role and to help shape the on-going direction of the group. What better way to get involved, enjoy the respect of your colleagues, and add a valuable segment to your resume.