Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter
A quarterly e-newsletter for the Hawai'i Pacific Chapter of ACHE Winter 2013
In This Issue
Message from your ACHE Regent, Winter 2013
Message from the Chapter President
Guam Local Program Council
Recent Chapter Events
Investigate Your Leadership DNA: The ACHE 2013 Chapter Leaders Conference
News from the Education Committee
Leadership Development Program
Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter Leadership election results for 2014
Winter 2013 Calendar of Events
Winter 2013 Education Calendar of Events
Winter 2013 Financial Report
Membership: New Fellows, Members, and Recertified Fellows
National News - Winter 2013
Lead by Example: Know the Qualities of a Good Leader
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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

CDR Robert Rawleigh, FACHE

Lance Segawa, FACHE


Jennifer Dacumos


Jen Chahanovich, FACHE


News from the Education Committee
Commander Robert Rawleigh, FACHE, Medical Service Corps, United States Navy

The Education Committee has enjoyed developing programs and capabilities to enhance chapter members’ education experience. As a review, the Chapter Education Assistance Program (CEAP) was created to encourage and provide financial assistance to chapter members interested in earning the ACHE Fellow (FACHE) distinction and therefore, becoming a board certified healthcare manager. Please contact me at rcdrawleigh@gmail.com for details regarding this wonderful opportunity.

The committee continues to explore and implement education events throughout the year. The chapter enjoyed a highly successful collaborative education event with the Hawaii-Alaska Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). The program was held at the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children (KMCWC) in September where both ACHE and HIMSS members learned about “The Path to EHR Implementation” and earned 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits. The event was also enjoyed by members from neighboring islands as well as those from the Guam Local Program Council. This was made possible by leveraging video teleconferencing (VTC) capabilities at KMCWC and Guam Memorial Hospital. Thank you once again to the IT professionals at both organizations for making this happen! 

Special “thanks” to those who participated in surveys throughout the year to provide valuable insight into how the chapter is meeting the education needs of its members. One significant finding is the memberships’ desire for FACHE advancement assistance. To meet this demand, the Chapter Board and Education Committee are exploring opportunities to provide this service via study groups and a panel discussion with those recently earning the FACHE credential to gain insight into their exam preparations. The committee is certainly interested in hearing from you with other ideas to assist with seeking status as a Fellow. Once again, forward your thoughts to the e-mail address listed above.

Finally, the chapter will be offering a 1.5 ACHE Qualified Education program entitled, “Lean, Six Sigma and Culture Change: Ingredients for Success in the New Era of Reform.” Mr. Ian Lazarus, FACHE (Principal Creative Healthcare Solutions) will provide best practices for leveraging Lean and Six Sigma concepts to enhance healthcare operations. Mr. Lazarus is a well published author and regular presenter at ACHE Congress.  Promotional material will be distributed for the event on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the Queen’s Conference Center (QCC). Guam and neighboring islands may enjoy the program via VTC shortly before the live presentation at QCC.


Robert Rawleigh, FACHE
Chair, Education Committee

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Lunch and Learn Event (Guam Local Program Council)
Proa Restaurant in Hagatna
December 18, 2013, time TBD
(Contact LCDR Daren Verhust for precise timing)


ACHE Qualified Education Program (1.5 face-to-face credits)
Location: Kapi'olani Auditorium
February 6, 2014, 11:30AM - 1:00PM

Come join us for what is a very pertinent topic in the health care industry!  With the global focus on health care quality, it will be increasingly important for organizations to consider structured management frameworks to achieve operational excellence.  Come participate and learn best practices for leveraging Lean and Six Sigma concepts to enhance healthcare operations!



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