Ron Smith
Mentorship Program Chair


All ACHE members have access to the ACHE sponsored Leadership Mentoring Network. Locally, THEF has developed a Mentorship Program for ACHE members in the chapter service region to learn and develop as healthcare leaders and professionals. We believe that no matter where you are in your career, mentoring others - and being mentored - should be a part of your professional growth.

Why Become a Mentor?

A mentor is an individual who helps and guides another individual's development. There are many reasons for becoming a mentor including:

  • Learning about yourself

  • Becoming energized through a fresh personal or professional perspective and contributing to another's career development

  • Strengthening your coaching and leadership skills by working with individuals from different backgrounds and with different personality types


Why Become A Mentee?

Mentee is the name given to the person who receives guidance from the mentor. That guidance may take many forms. For example,

  • Building self-confidence

  • Developing professional and winning behaviors

  • Sharpening critical thinking skills and knowledge


People can become mentees at almost any age. A young manager can receive valuable guidance from experienced mid-career executives, while the mid-careerist may benefit from a mentor who is at the C-suite level. Senior executives ready to move up from a small or mid-size organization may benefit from the counsel of a CEO or COO whose career already includes leading larger, more complex organizations.

THEF 2021 Mentorship Program

The application period for the 2021 Mentorship Program is NOW OPEN! Click here to access and submit an application to participate as a mentor or mentee.

THEF 2021 Mentorship Program Schedule:

  • Application Period Opens: February 1, 2021 

  • Application Period Closes: February 24, 2021

  • Program Orientation / Mentor-Mentee Introductions: March  24, 2021

  • Program Begins: April 5, 2021 

  • Mid-Program Networking & Check-In: Summer 2021 TBD

  • Program Ends: September 30, 2021

  • Closing Banquet: October 13, 2021


Navigating Mentorship in a Virtual Environment

What can Mentors and Mentees do in a virtual link-up?  Here are some ideas from participants from the 2020 THEF Mentorship Program. Participants are using the THEF Mentorship Guide and Tools as a resource to discuss topics from career planning to how the COVID-19 pandemic has and will change work habits, sites and opportunities.

Here are some of the topics people are working on:

  • Reading a book together on leadership

  • Taking a detailed look at health system P&L and an introduction to revenue cycle management.

  • Identifying top strengths and how to leverage those strengths in a current role and for advancement

  • Establishing 3, 5 and 10 year goals

  • Discussing authenticity and vulnerability in leadership, self-reflection and self-talk

  • Learning principles of time management

  • Defining interview skills, networks and connections

  • Discussing opportunities to expand management experience outside of clinical areas

  • Discussing the experience of women in the workplace and how to receive feedback on technical skills

  • Discussing current issues and opportunities in Patient-Centered Care

    • Population Health Advocate

    • Care Management

    • Population Health Policy

    • Social Determinants

    • The Triple and Quadruple Aim

    • Quality Improvement

    • PCMH Certifications


If you have questions or would like information on the Mentorship Program to plan ahead for a future offering, please reach out the Mentorship Program Committee at [email protected].


Contact the Mentorship Program Committee at [email protected]. or visit the Mentorship Program Committee page for additional contact information.