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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Coral Andrews, FACHE

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


Guam Local Program Council
Chuck Tanner, FACHE, President-Elect, Guam Local Program Council

The Guam Local Program Council of the Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of American College of Healthcare Executives is planning another networking lunch at the Fiesta Resort World Café in Tumon Bay. It is penciled for Friday, Sept 27, 2013 and will feature Mr. James Gillan, Director for the Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services. 

This summer was extremely busy with many members off island, which caused some difficulty in scheduling our normal networking event. Now that the summer fades and people return we are happy to “reboot” and continue with these events. 

I would like to highlight some of those “busy” moments this summer in healthcare on Guam!

First, Congratulations to Mr. Verga and the team at Guam Memorial Hospital on the successful re-accreditation with the Joint Commission! We all know the challenges surrounding the accreditation process and we admire the hard work you and the GMH team made to accomplish this!

Congratulations also go out to Ms. Margaret Bengzon and the team at Guam Regional Medical City on the recent “topping off” ceremony for the construction of our new hospital on Guam. This was a major milestone on bringing additional healthcare resources to the people of Guam.

Finally and definitely not last, our third hospital construction continues on the new Guam Naval Hospital! Our president, LCDR Daren Verhulst, is busy busy pulling this major project together and we look forward to the grand opening in 2014!

So, as you can see, our hospitals on Guam are continuously improving and moving forward to better serve our island and that is a great thing! Beyond the hospitals, we also have some events coming in the near future. Here is a peek at some of the major events coming in the next couple of months.

The Healthy People Healthy Island Conference is scheduled for September 13, 2013. This event is part of the Non-Communicable Disease Consortium and the Department of Public Health and Social Services. Keep an eye open for details on this major island event!

The Guam Medical Association is hosting the “Healthcare Innovations Conference” from October 4-6 at the Hyatt Regency Resort. Flyers are out and registration is available through the GMA.

The Guam Medical Society is hosting the 6th Micronesian Medical Symposium from September 13 to 15 at the Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort. Registration is available through the Guam Medical Society.

Keeping with our collaborative and educational mission we are happy to share items of interest in healthcare. If members have an event they would like to share, you may send me the information and I will pass it on! Until next time!

Si Yuus Maase


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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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