This is often the time of year for reflection and gratitude. I want to take this moment to let you know that I am excited to join the SC AHEC Program and I consider myself very fortunate to be a part of such an impressive organization. The dedication of our statewide team to meet the needs of the current and future healthcare workforce is palpable and I am looking forward to jumping right in along with you to meet the needs of students and health professionals across South Carolina. In my short time here, I have already crossed paths with health professionals in our state with stories of how our program influenced or supported their decisions while they were in high school or young in their studies in a health profession.
In the upcoming months, I plan to spend a good deal of time traveling the state to visit the regional AHEC centers, meeting with our AHEC staff and our local, regional and statewide partner organizations to learn even more about the great work that we do to serve our crucial role in this state. Our AHEC team and our strong partnerships are our greatest assets. You know the needs of the students and professionals within your region and I hope that you will help me to learn from you about how we can continue to grow our provision of high-quality programs and services.
I consider it an honor and a privilege to serve the state of South Carolina through our work at AHEC. I am excited about embarking on this journey with all of you because together, we are a powerful force for supporting healthcare professionals as we help them to improve care, address cost and apply a patient centered approach that can enrich their lives and the people they serve.
Ann Lefebvre, MSW, CPHQ
SC AHEC Executive Director