Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter
A quarterly e-newsletter for the Hawai'i Pacific Chapter of ACHE Summer 2014
In This Issue
Message from your ACHE Regent, Summer 2014
Message from the Chapter President
Guam Local Program Council
Recent Chapter Events
Regent Awards
Hawai'i Pacific Chapter Volunteer Award
News from the Education Committee
4th Annual Health IT Summit
Tuition Assistance Waiver Program
Summer 2014 Calendar of Events
Summer 2014 Education Calendar of Events
Summer 2014 Financial Report
Membership: New Fellows, Members, and Recertified Fellows
Health Care Management Executive MBA Program Recruiting and Program Update
POLST A Step Forward in Advanced Directives and Achieving the Triple Aim
National News - Summer 2014
Rejection-Proof Your Proposal
Avoid Wasted Time to Boost Productivity
Many thanks to our Sponsors!
Ensure delivery of Chapter E-newsletter (Disclaimer)
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Coral Andrews, FACHE

Darlena Chadwick, FACHE

Lance Segawa, FACHE

LT Joseph Fromknecht


Gidget Ruscetta, FACHE


Selma Yamamoto


Art Gladstone, FACHE

Micah Ewing, MBA

MAJ Charlotte Hildebrand, FACHE

Lt. John Piccone

Nick Hughey

Jennifer Dacumos

Stella Laroza


Martha Smith, FACHE


National News - Summer 2014
Micah Ewing

Apply for the Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program by July 1

The deadline to apply for the 2015 Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program is Tuesday, July 1.

During this year-long program scholars will benefit from specialized curriculum opportunities addressing barriers in career attainment and developing executive presence, one-on-one interaction with a specially selected mentor and participation in formal leadership education and career assessments. Enhanced self-awareness, critical leadership skills and an expanded network of leaders will help prepare scholars to ascend to C-Suite roles in hospitals, health systems and other healthcare organizations.

Visit ache.org/ExecutiveDiversity for more information or to apply. Please direct any questions about the Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program to Jennifer L. Connelly, CAE, regional director, at jconnelly@ache.org or (312) 424-9328.

The Foundation of ACHE’s Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership is accepting donations to the Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program. Gifts—no matter the amount—will help shape the future of healthcare leadership. Visit ache.org/ExecutiveDiversity to make a donation.

2014 Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership Education Programs

The 2014 innovations program, “The Journey to Value-Based Care for Population Health: Sharing, Scaling and Replicating to Accelerated Results,”  will be led by Stephanie McCutcheon, FACHE, innovation and transformation advisor and principal at McCutcheon & Co. McCutcheon will share the successful value-based journey and innovation/transformation models of four organizations that have accelerated sustainable change. A panel of healthcare leaders will share their best practices, challenges and critical success factors for population health management. This half-day program will be offered in conjunction with the Washington, D.C., Cluster on Aug. 11. Full details will be available soon at ache.org/Innovation.

The 2014 ethics program, “Ethical Leadership in Uncertain Times,” will be led by Jack Gilbert, EdD, FACHE, clinical associate professor and director of executive and professional development in the College of Health Solutions and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University. Offered in conjunction with ACHE’s Salt Lake City Cluster on Oct. 28, this half-day session will explore effective, intentional and practical ways for healthcare leaders to strengthen their organization’s focus on doing the right thing by leveraging challenging uncertainty and their leadership to create practical solutions to ethical dilemmas. A select panel of healthcare leaders will react to Gilbert’s remarks and share their experiences with the ethical challenges and discuss the link between ethical decision making and organizational performance. Full details will be available soon at ache.org/Ethics.

Both programs qualify for ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits.

For more information on the Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership and to donate, visit ache.org/Innovation.

Apply for Fellow Now Through June 30 and Save $200 on Exam Fee

ACHE is pleased to offer once again the Board of Governors Exam fee waiver promotion to ACHE Members who apply for the FACHE® credential between March 1 and June 30. Members must submit their completed Fellow application and $250 application fee during the promotion period. Pending application approval, ACHE will waive the $200 Board of Governors Exam fee. All follow-up materials (i.e., references) must be submitted by Aug. 31 to receive the waiver. For more information on the promotion, go to ache.org/FACHE

Exam Online Community Offers a Complimentary Interactive Learning Platform

Members preparing for the Board of Governors Examination can access the Exam Online Community as a complimentary and supplementary resource that can boost their confidence and help them succeed. The Online Community is an interactive platform to learn and glean study tips from other Members taking the Exam. Plus, there is the opportunity to discuss Exam topics with experts for better understanding and the option to participate in study groups. Interested Members can join the Exam Online Community at bogcommunity.ache.org.

Forum on Advances in Healthcare Management Research

ACHE would like to invite authors to submit proposals for presentation to the seventh annual Forum on Advances in Healthcare Management Research. This three-hour session will take place during ACHE’s 2015 Congress on Healthcare Leadership, March 16–19 at the Hilton Chicago.

The senior author of the selected proposal (or designate) will receive a complimentary Congress registration. Travel and related expenses will not be reimbursed.

Presentations for the Forum are intended to be reports of theoretical and/or empirical research by faculty, researchers, and practitioners in the field with the potential for high impact on healthcare management. Each of the six Forum presenters will have about 30 minutes to present their work and its implications for healthcare practitioners.

Please visit ache.org/Congress/ForumRFP.cfm for the selection criteria and to submit your proposal by July 8.

Save the Date: Healthcare Consultants and Physician Executives Forum Programs

The Physician Executives Forum and Healthcare Consultants Forum launched last year to provide added value to physician executive and healthcare consultant members via tailored resources to meet these groups’ unique professional development needs. A one-day education program is a cornerstone benefit of both Forums that offers an affordable learning and networking opportunity. Dates and location for these programs are as follows:

Healthcare Consultants Forum Education Program

Sept. 12, 2014

Chicago Marriott O’Hare

More details available at ache.org/HCForum

Physician Executives Forum Education Program

Oct. 11, 2014

Hyatt Regency O’Hare

More details available at ache.org/PEForum

Tuition Waiver Assistance Program

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.

ACHE’s 2014 Premier Corporate Partners

ACHE would like to recognize our 2014 Premier Corporate Partners, whose year-round support helps ACHE further its mission and adds value to our membership. Our Premier Corporate Partners demonstrate commitment to ACHE and its members in various ways, including providing financial resources, hosting networking events and offering educational opportunities. We are proud to recognize the following 2014 ACHE Premier Corporate Partners:

  • Aramark

  • Cardinal Health

  • CareFusion

  • Conifer Health Solutions

  • Philips Healthcare

  • Trane Healthcare Practice

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ACHE Face-to-Face Education Program

It's finally here! The Hawai'i Program is a conference enabling you to obtain up to 24 Face-to-Face education credits toward your FACHE credential!

Hawai'i Program
Location: Hyatt Regency, Honolulu, HI
September 15-18, 2014
Member price:  $1,375; Nonmember $1,575



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