American College of Healthcare Executives
Winter 2011
In This Issue

Healthcare Reform -- It's not just a river in Egypt!*
Announcing Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE 2011 Officers and Board
Meet Our New Chapter President, Stan Berry, MPH, FACHE
Chapter President Remarks
2010 Was a Very Good Year
Congratulations and Aloha!
A Visit With Guam Local Program Council
News from Okinawa
Ensure delivery of Chapter E-newsletter (Disclaimer)


Chapter Officers

REGENT
Kevin Roberts, FACHE
robertka@ah.org

PRESIDENT
Stan Berry, FACHE
sberry@shrinenet.org  

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Jen Chahanovich, FACHE
jen.chahanovich@palimomi.org 

CHAIR, Guam Local Program Council
Albert Gurusamy
hspadmin@teleguam.net

SECRETARY
Christi Keliipio
Ckeliipio@kapiolani.org

TREASURER
Lance Segawa
lsegawa1@hhsc.org

DIRECTORS
Bobbie Ornellas
bornellas001@hawaii.rr.com

Gertie Francoise
gertie@hawaii.rr.com

Charlotte Hildebrand
clhildebrand@hotmail.com

Joann Reid
reidj012@gmail.com

Phillip "Spike" Jones, FACHE
philip.e.jones@pacom.mil

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Kevin Roberts, FACHE
robertka@ah.org

STUDENT
Maria Kostylo
mkostylo@hawaiimedcen.com
Chapter President Remarks
Stan Berry, FACHE

A NEW YEAR. 

Your new Chapter Board is in place and I am extremely pleased by their enthusiasm and support of ACHE. The group has already begun planning Chapter networking and educational events throughout 2011. These will include both Category I and II offerings and an advancement workshop for affiliates wishing to attain Fellow status.

CONGRESS: ACHE's annual meeting is just around the corner on March 21-24, 2011. Regent Kevin Roberts, FACHE, and I will be hosting a networking dinner for Chapter affiliates on the evening of March 21. If you are planning to attend Congress this year, please join us. Simply e-mail your RSVP to me at sberry@shrinenet.org.

GUAM TRIP: In conjunction with a business trip I made to Guam in January on behalf of my employer, Shriners Hospital for Children in Honolulu, I hosted a luncheon for healthcare management professionals working on the island. A core group of attendees were members of the Guam Local Program Council that was formed last year under the authority of the Hawaii-Pacific Chapter. Local Program Councils (LPCs) are subordinate organizations to an ACHE chapter and assist the chapter in coordinating activities in remote geographical areas. Because it is a six-hour flight from Honolulu, the home base for our Hawaii-Pacific Chapter, Guam certainly qualifies as remote. Since the majority of those present were not ACHE affiliates, I focused my presentation on the benefits of joining the College. I also outlined the purpose and responsibilities of an LPC and reviewed the list of educational and networking events that the Chapter sponsored last year and were planning to sponsor in 2011. Guam LPC Chairman, Albert Gurusamy, is a charismatic, successful operator of the island's home care agency and provides laboratory consulting services to a Saipan hospital. With the help of our Chapter, Albert looks forward to growing Guam's ACHE membership through a smooth functioning, active LPC.

NEW MEMBERS AND FELLOWS: I am pleased to report the addition of five new members to ACHE and, therefore, our Chapter. Their addition brings our ranks to 151 affiliates. Congratulations for a career milestone achievement is also extended to the two new Fellows, who join our group of 45 Fellows and Life Fellows. Our new affiliates are listed by name in the article entitled "Congratulations and Aloha" elsewhere in this newsletter. Again, congratulations and welcome to our Chapter!

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