American College of Healthcare Executives
Winter / December 2012
In This Issue

Message from the Regent
A fond Farewell from Chapter President
Aloha and Welcome from Chapter President 2013
Mahalo to the 2012 Chapter Board and Welcome to the 2013 Chapter Board
"Accountability for the Care We Provide" Panel Discussion November 8th, 2012
Insight from our future Healthcare Administrators on the Panel Discussion of November 8, 2012
Guam Program Council Luncheon on November 14th, 2012
Chapter News: New Fellows, Recertified Fellows, New Members
5 Ways to Keep Your Organization Upbeat
Chapter end of year financial report

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

Guam Program Council Luncheon on November 14th, 2012
Daren Verhulst, LCDR MSC USN


The Guam Local Program Council (GLPC) of the Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) held another successful networking lunch at the Fiesta Resort World Café on Tumon Bay in Guam.  The event was well attended by 32 health care professionals from diverse organizations within the private and public healthcare sectors.  The GLPC meets monthly and has hosted three networking lunches this year to carry on the learning precepts of the ACHE, and collaborate professionally on the unique challenges facing the healthcare landscape on Guam and the Pacific Islands in Micronesia.


The Chair of the GLPC, LCDR Daren Verhulst, opened the luncheon event with a short business meeting and then introduced guest speaker CAPT Jeff Plummer, Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Hospital Guam (NHG).  CAPT Plummer began his remarks with an overview of Navy Medicine’s mission to provide high quality healthcare to patients worldwide in wartime and peacetime aboard ships, in the air, at sea and on the battlefield.  He then spoke to Navy Medicine’s 113 years of service on Guam and praised the military and civilian partnerships that provide care in the Western Pacific far from other resources.  He then shared lessons on leadership, and spoke about the professional responsibility we have as active members of the ACHE to live up to our motto "For Leaders Who Care."  CAPT Plummer’s remarks to the audience emphasized the fact that in healthcare, there is no single style of leadership and focused on the importance of healthcare executives staying current with professional readings, driving leadership engagement in their respective institutions, and seeking personal development of leadership traits and skills.  He discussed several books from his personal reading list to illustrate the lessons learned and the value of continued professional reading.  CAPT Plummer is board certified in healthcare management and a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, where he actively serves on the ACHE Regent's Advisory Council.


LCDR Verhulst concluded the meeting with an invitation to all members to participate in the upcoming ACHE Board of Governors (BOG) Study group program, which will be hosted by the Medical Service Corps officers of NHG.  The next networking event for the Guam Council of the GPLC will be held in February 2013.  




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Annual Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Meeting

When:  April 15th  & 16th , 2013

Where:  Ala Moana Hotel (Oahu)

At this seminar, in partnership with HFMA, we will be offering 1.5 hours of ACHE credit for continuing education.  We will keep you updated as we finalize the details with ACHE.


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