Geoffrey Williams, MEd, LPC/S, LAC, NCC
GREETINGS FROM OUR PRESIDENT
On behalf of the National Association of Health Services Executives, South Carolina Chapter, I hope that you and your families are well and staying safe. We have all been thrust into this new normal and are navigating through some challenging times in healthcare. I do hope that you are practicing self-care as you lead and are making sure that you prioritize your health and recharge as leaders.
We have been moving forward as a chapter and have some nice things in store for all our current and prospective membership. The SC Chapter Leadership team has developed plans to provide virtual programming, elections and meetings to continue to advance and develop our leaders.
Complete the contact form for more information about how you can JOIN TODAY.
We are open to all who share our mission and hope that you consider becoming a member of NAHSE. Let’s work together to improve healthcare for all South Carolinians.
MEMBERS ON THE MOVE
Cynthia Walters, Ed.D.
Director, Diversity and Inclusion
Dr. Walters is a new author of the book, From Chaos into Serenity: Messages to Refresh and Nourish Your Soul. The book was written to lift you up and move you forward. All of us sometimes find ourselves in a place of uncertainty and chaos. You can overcome; however, just like the butterfly, you must do the work to journey to a place of self-awareness, purpose and serenity. This book is a compilation of essays and poems as well as opportunity to journal. It will help you to:
Leave the negativity of the past behind;
Walk in the fruit of the spirit;
Accept truth about yourself and others; and
Practice love and gratitude.
Read below for a preview and ways you can purchase your own copy.
The Struggling Butterfly
There was a little boy who loved caterpillars. One day he found a caterpillar, took it
home, and waited for a butterfly to emerge. He watched this caterpillar every day,
making sure it had plenty of food and water. One day the caterpillar started creating a
cocoon where it would go through a metamorphosis and become a butterfly. This was so exciting; the little boy couldn’t wait to see the butterfly!
One day it happened! A small hole appeared in the cocoon, and the butterfly struggled to come out. The little boy was excited! But he noticed the butterfly was struggling hard to get out, and it seemed as if the butterfly were not going to break free. The little boy was so worried for the butterfly that he decided to help. He quickly got a pair of scissors and snipped the cocoon to make the hole bigger, and the butterfly emerged. However, the butterfly had a swollen body and small shriveled wings. The little boy sat and watched the butterfly expecting that, at any moment, the wings would dry out, get bigger, and expand to support the swollen body. But it never happened! The butterfly spent the rest of its short life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It never was able to fly. At that moment, the boy learned the butterfly was supposed to struggle. In fact, the butterfly’s struggle to push its way through the tiny opening of the cocoon pushes the fluid out of its body and into its wings. Without the struggle, the butterfly would never, ever fly. The boy’s good intentions hurt the butterfly. (Adapted from a story posted by Sonaira D’Avila).
From Chaos to Serenity: Messages to Refresh and Nourish Your Soul is available on
Amazon.com or for a signed copy, contact Dr. Walters at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW MEMBERS ON THE SCENE
Medical University of South Carolina
"I decided to join NAHSE to connect with and learn under other healthcare professionals in the field of health administration. After researching information on NAHSE, I felt that I can be surrounded by professionals I can gain much knowledge from and collaborate with to serve the community through this career field. I will be attending the Medical University of South Carolina in the fall of 2020 for my Masters of Health Administration as a first year graduate student."
Manager, Community Health Data Management
"I joined NAHSE in an effort to broaden my network of like-minded healthcare executives, to secure mentors and to provide support as a team player in an effort to make a difference in our community.”
NAHSE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
National Young Professionals Chapter (YPC) Development Committee
South Carolina Chapter Liaison
"When I began my journey into healthcare administration, I was looking for an organization that would allow me to connect with like-minded professionals and enhance my professional development. I found that NAHSE offered me that opportunity by allowing me to learn, grow and network alongside black healthcare leaders. NAHSE is committed to its mission and vision and it shows though the hard work, dedication and kindness of the members its serves."