President’s Update | March 2023

March 2, 2023

HCAT Members,

To those that I have not had the pleasure of meeting yet, my name is Bailey Myers and I am this year’s Healthcare Administrators of Tidewater Chapter President. I am looking forward to serving the Chapter in this role and plan to do everything I can to meet the Board’s 2023 goals and your expectations as a member.

In the first 90 days of this term, the Board has accomplished the following:

  • Launched a new and enhanced website
  • Implemented a new email platform
  • Established a Diversity & Inclusion committee
  • Developed and presented specific vision & goals for all committees
  • Held two virtual education programs (3.0 Face-to-Face credits)
  • Submitted our 2023 budget to ACHE

We have been hard at work to make sure communication with our members is streamlined, professional, and up to date. I would encourage you to view and enjoy our new website!

I want to sincerely thank Jace Brady, HCAT’s Past-President, for doing a great job in leading the Chapter last year and transitioning everything to me seamlessly. After meeting with him, receiving feedback from the Board, and reviewing last year’s survey data, three of my key goals to accomplish this year are:

  1. Improve communication with our members via enhanced website and email platforms and increased social media presence
  2. Execute 6 education events and 6 in-person networking/volunteer events to provide ample opportunities for members to connect and engage with the Chapter
  3. Grow our membership base by 4% and ensure healthcare administrators in the Tidewater area understand the value HCAT brings to their career

I also want to congratulate and welcome Joanne Inman, who will be HCAT’s new Regent beginning in March 2023. Joanne will be providing HCAT with invaluable guidance and mentorship, and act as our liaison between the Chapter and ACHE nationals. We are greatly looking forward to her leadership.

I look forward to seeing and connecting with many of you at our events this year. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions, concerns, or feedback.

Bailey K. Myers, MHA

HCAT President


Updates from our Committee Chairs


Look Ahead: Upcoming Events

Networking Event at Smartmouth Brewing
Please join us on Friday, March 31st for our first networking event of the year. Check out our event page for more information on how to register!
Volunteer Event with the Greater Hampton Roads Diaper Bank
Please join us on Saturday, April 15th for our first volunteer event of the year. Check out our event page for more information on how to register!


Look Ahead: Upcoming Events

“Customer service & The Impaired Healthcare Worker”
Please join us on Thursday, April 27th for our third program of 2023. Please note there has been a date change for this event from previous communications. Please go to our event page to learn about how to register. This event will be an in-person event, dinner is included, and participants are eligible to earn 3.0 Face-to-Face Education Credits.
“Culture of Safety”
Please join us on Thursday, June 8th for our fourth program of 2023. More information to come – keep an eye out on our event page. This event will be a virtual event and participants are eligible to earn 1.5 Face-to-Face Education Credits..


HCAT’s Sponsorship Committee is excited to announce Sentara Healthcare as our 2023 Diamond Sponsor and Riverside Health System and Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters as our Platinum Sponsors for 2023.  HCAT is committed to cementing and expanding community partnerships that promote our core values of integrity, leadership, and diversity and inclusion.  Corporate and event sponsorships will support member opportunities for career development through education, service, and networking. To learn more about our sponsors or to get information on how to become a sponsor, please visit our Sponsorship page or email me at


HCAT is forming a new DEI committee and is welcoming new members! Participation in the DEI committee will give members the unique opportunity to promote DEI efforts in our local chapter. The committee will help foster an inclusive environment that recognizes the contributions and supports the advancement of all, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. If you are interested in joining or would like to receive more information, please reach out to committee chair Josh Sadler –”