Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter
A quarterly e-newsletter for the Hawai'i Pacific Chapter of ACHE Fall 2013
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Message from the Regent
Message from the Chapter President
Guam Local Program Council
Recent Chapter Events
News from the Education Committee
Chapter Awards
Fall 2013 Calendar of Events
Back by Popular Demand: Obtaining your FACHE Credential
Fall 2013 Education Calendar of Events
Fall 2013 Financial Report
Membership: New Fellows, Members, and Recertified Fellows
National News - Fall 2013
Finding the “Motive” in Motivation
Rethink Your Meeting Structure
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Martha Smith, FACHE

Darlena Chadwick

LCDR Daren Verhulst, FACHE

Steve Robertson, FACHE


Gidget Ruscetta


Art Gladstone, FACHE

LTC Tanya Peacock, FACHE

LCDR Robert Rawleigh, FACHE

Lance Segawa, FACHE


Jennifer Dacumos


Jen Chahanovich, FACHE


National News - Fall 2013

Save the Date for the 2014 Congress on Healthcare Leadership

ACHE’s Congress on Healthcare Leadership brings you the best in professional development, exceptional opportunities to network with and learn from peers, and the latest information to enhance your career and address your organization’s challenges in innovative ways. The 2014 Congress on Healthcare Leadership, “Where Knowledge, Ideas and Solutions Connect,” will be held March 24–27 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Nearly 4,000 healthcare leaders attended the 2013 Congress on Healthcare Leadership. Join us in 2014 and be part of the dynamic, energizing event that draws the top healthcare leaders from across the nation and around the world.

This premier healthcare leadership event provides:

  • Education on current and emerging issues
  • More than 140 sessions of practical learning from healthcare’s top leaders
  • Opportunities to connect with your peers
  • Career-enhancement workshops

The opening date for Congress 2014 registration and to reserve hotel accommodations is November 13, 2013.

Access Complimentary Resources for the Board of Governors Exam

For Members starting on the journey to attain board certification and the FACHE® credential, ACHE offers complimentary resources to help them succeed so they can be formally recognized for their competency, professionalism, ethical decision making and commitment to lifelong learning. These resources, which include the Exam Online Community, the Board of Governors Examination in Healthcare Management Reference Manual and quarterly Advancement Information webinars, are designed to be supplements to other available Board of Governors Exam study resources, such as the Board of Governors Review Course and Online Tutorial.

  • The Exam Online Community is an interactive platform to learn and glean study tips from other Members taking the Exam. The Community was recently redesigned, and its new look and streamlined navigation features are intended to enhance the member experience in utilizing this study tool. Participants can discuss Exam topics with experts and have the option to participate in study groups. Interested Members may join the Exam Online Community at bogcommunity.ache.org.
  • The Reference Manual, found at ache.org/FACHE, includes a practice 230-question exam and answer key, a list of recommended readings, test-taker comments and study tips.
  • Fellow Advancement Information webinars provide a general overview of the advancement to Fellow process, including information about the Board of Governors Exam, and allow participants to ask questions about the advancement process. An upcoming session is scheduled for Dec. 12. Register online at ache.org/FACHE.

Connect With Other U.S. Hospitals Engaged in a Foreign Hospital Partnership

Created as the result of a joint study by ACHE and the American Hospital Association, the Directory of U.S. Hospital Partnerships With Foreign Hospitals is composed of U.S. hospitals nationwide with a foreign hospital partnership. The purpose is to provide a key resource for U.S. hospitals seeking to initiate partnerships with foreign hospitals; hospitals listed in the directory have agreed to be contacted by those seeking more information about their partnership. The complimentary directory can be viewed on the homepage of ache.org under the Resources section. Hospitals that have a foreign partnership and are not currently listed in the directory are encouraged to submit their partnership information on the page to be considered for inclusion.

Take Your Favorite ACHE Publications With You

All three of ACHE’s publications—Frontiers of Health Services Management, Healthcare Executive magazine and the Journal of Healthcare Management—are available through the ACHE Publications App. An added benefit for members and subscribers only, the app does not replace the print editions. It provides an enhanced experience for readers by delivering interactive digital versions of each ACHE publication. The app can be downloaded at no charge from the App Store and also accessed as a mobile Web app through any browser. For more information, visit ache.org/DigitalPublications

Apply for a Tuition Waiver

To reduce the barriers to ACHE educational programming for ACHE members experiencing economic hardship, ACHE has established the Tuition Waiver Assistance Program.

ACHE makes available a limited number of tuition waivers to ACHE Members and Fellows whose organizations lack the resources to fund their tuition for education programs. Members and Fellows in career transition are also encouraged to apply. Tuition waivers are based on financial need and are available for the following ACHE education programs:

  • Congress on Healthcare Leadership
  • Cluster Seminars
  • Self-Study Programs
  • Online Education Programs
  • Online Tutorial (Board of Governors Exam preparation)
  • ACHE Board of Governors Exam Review Course

All requests are due no less than eight weeks before the program date, except for ACHE self-study courses; see quarterly application deadlines on the FAQ page of the tuition waiver application. Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Recipients will be notified of the waiver review panel's decision not less than six weeks before the program date. For ACHE self-study courses, applicants will be notified three weeks after the quarterly application deadline.

If you have questions about the program, please contact Teri Somrak, associate director, Division of Professional Development, at (312) 424-9354 or tsomrak@ache.org. For more information, visit ache.org/TuitionWaiver

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ACHE / HIMSS Panel Discussion (1.5 face-to-face credits)
Location: Kapi'olani Auditorium
September 12, 2013, 11:30AM - 1:00PM

Come join us for what is still one of the most challenging topics in the health care industry!  Electronic Health Record (EHR) adoption and interoperability at a community level is a fundamental goal of health care reform and perhaps one of the basic challenges for global improvements in health care quality.  Attend this collaborative networking and educational event to discuss the strategies for successful EHR implementation.  Come participate and experience the discussion as Hawai’i may very well be at the national forefront with respect to collaborative EHR implementation!


Networking Lunch (Guam Local Program Council)
Fiesta World Cafe at Tuman Bay
September 27, 2013, Time TBD


ACHE Military Luncheon (Tentative)
Location: TBD
October 31, 2013, 12:00 noon - 1:30PM

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