American College of Healthcare Executives
Fall 2012
In This Issue

Regent's Message
Aloha from the Hawai'i Pacific Chapter President
Chapter Breakfast on July 11, 2012
Guam ACHE Networking Lunch a Success!
"Accountability for the Care We Provide" - A Panel Discussion on Nov. 8
Congratulations to New Fellows, Recertified Fellows and New Members!
Nominations for Chapter Board 2013
How to Address the Elephant in the Room
Ensure delivery of Chapter E-newsletter (Disclaimer)


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We have a new LinkedIn site under the name Hawai'i Pacific Chapter of ACHE.  Please join us as we expand our social media outreach program to our members.  The purpose of the LinkedIn site is to create a forum in which to reach out and connect with other members for the purposes of advancement within the College, share subject t matter expertise to help with health care management challenges / issues and to share events happening within our chapter.

Chapter Officers

Coral Andrews, FACHE

Jen Chahanovich, FACHE   

Martha Smith, FACHE

CHAIR, Guam Local Program Council
Robert Rawleigh

Darlena Chadwick

Lance Segawa, FACHE

Bobbie Ornellas, FACHE

Charlotte Hildebrand, FACHE

Joanne Reid, FACHE

Robert Rawleigh

Steve Robertson, FACHE

Stan Berry, FACHE

Jen Dacumos

Chapter Breakfast on July 11, 2012
Jen Dacumos, PharmD, and Robert Rawleigh, LCDR MSC USN

The Hawai’i-Pacific Chapter of ACHE held another highly successful, informative, and enjoyable chapter breakfast and networking event. The event was held at the Hawai’i Prince Hotel in downtown Honolulu on July 11, 2012. The chapter breakfast was well attended by 44 guests with various levels of professional experience representing a diverse range of healthcare related organizations. This provided a rich environment for networking, mentoring opportunities, and exchange of thoughts about the dynamic healthcare industry.  

The featured speaker was Gayle L. Capozzalo, FACHE. Ms. Capozzalo is Executive Vice President of Strategy and System Development at Yale New Haven Health System in New Haven, Connecticut. She also serves as the Chairman of ACHE. During the breakfast, Ms. Capozzalo gave a presentation entitled, “Successfully Leading Change.” The presentation provided a brief overview of ACHE composition and a discussion regarding leadership in healthcare reform. ACHE serves more than 43,000 healthcare executives internationally and has a network of 81 chapters. The large and geographically broad membership affords an outstanding and far reaching opportunity to be connected with healthcare leaders throughout the globe in addition to cultivating a culture of lifelong professional development.

Much has been written about leadership in industry and in particular, the healthcare industry. Strong, decisive leadership is at a premium during times of significant change, duress, and challenge. The current state of healthcare reform presents an environment where these descriptors abound and therefore, reminders of the critical importance of great leadership are both timely and value-added. 

Ms. Capozzalo discussed several points regarding the unique nature of leadership in a healthcare setting in addition to leadership competencies. Within these contexts, she stated how the significance of the complexity and mix of independent constituents requires higher levels of influence and consensus-building compared to leaders in other industries. She also discussed the significance of becoming a multiplier within an organization. This latter point is a collaborative leadership competency. Being a multiplier is not necessarily being a genius, but being a genius maker and one who invests in others to bring forth the best leadership related products from the group and not necessarily from one individual. Several of these concepts discussed by Ms. Capozzalo were thoughts written by author Jim Collins in his newest book Great by Choice.

Ms. Capozzalo also discussed The Triple Aim (Better Care; Better Health; Lower Costs) and new care and business models, a commitment to equity and diversity, new leadership, and innovative assumptions. More specifically, assumptions pertaining to achieving The Triple Aim state that healthcare systems can be sustained with modest annual cost increases; that equitable, high quality care is available within current system capacity constraints; and answers to national healthcare issues will originate at local levels. 


Finally, Ms. Jen Chahanovich received ACHE’s 2012 Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award.  Ms. Chahanovich is the Chief Operating Officer at Pali Momi Medical Center in ‘Aiea, Hawai’i and the Hawai’i-Pacific Chapter of ACHE President. In addition, Captain Hiram “Joey” Ortiz (USAF) received ACHE’s 2012 Early Career Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award. Captain Ortiz’s recent assignments include the Aeromedical Evacuation Operations Officer at Detachment 1, 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawai’I and Director, Medical Resource Management at the 30th Medical Group, Vandenberg AFB, California. Congratulations and Well Done!  

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