Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter
A quarterly e-newsletter for the Hawai'i Pacific Chapter of ACHE Spring 2014
In This Issue
Message from your ACHE Regent, Spring 2014
Message from the Chapter President
Guam Local Program Council
Recent Chapter Events
Regent Awards presented to Martha B. Smith, FACHE, CEO
News from the Education Committee
Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE partners with the Shidler College of Business
Shidler College of Business launches Distance Learning Executive MBA Health Care Management Program
Spring 2014 Calendar of Events
Spring 2014 Education Calendar
Spring 2014 Financial Report
Membership: New Fellows, Members, and Recertified Fellows
National News - Spring 2014
Got Measles?
Hospitals and healthcare organizations throughout Hawai‘i and the rest of the nation are feeling the effects of a normal saline (NS) shortage.
Military Health System (MHS) Governance Reform and the Establishment of the Enhanced Multi-Service Market (eMSM) Hawaii
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CHAPTER OFFICERS

 

REGENT
Coral Andrews, FACHE
andrewsc@Hawaii.rr.com


PRESIDENT
Darlena Chadwick, FACHE
dchadwick@queens.org


PRESIDENT-ELECT
Lance Segawa, FACHE
lsegawa1@hhsc.org


CHAIR, GUAM LOCAL PROGRAM COUNCIL
LCDR Daren Verhulst, FACHE
Daren.Verhulst@fe.navy.mil  


TREASURER
Gidget Ruscetta, FACHE
gidget.ruscetta@kapiolani.org 

 

SECRETARY
Selma Yamamoto
syamamoto@queens.org
  

 

DIRECTORS
Art Gladstone, FACHE
Art.Gladstone@straub.net

LTC Tanya Peacock, FACHE
peacock4@hawaii.edu  

CDR Robert Rawleigh, FACHE
Robert.Rawleigh@med.navy.mil  

Micah Ewing, MBA
micah.ewing@hawaiipacifichealth.org    

Major Charlotte Hildebrand, FACHE
charlotte.l.hildebrand.mil@mail.mil

Lt. John Piccone
john.piconne@med.navy.mil  

Nick Hughey
nhughey@hhsc.org  

Jennifer Dacumos
Jennifer.Dacumos@palimomi.org   
 


STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE
Stella Laroza
stella.laroza@straub.net  

 

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Martha Smith, FACHE
Martha.smith@kapiolani.org

 

Message from your ACHE Regent, Spring 2014
Coral T. Andrews, FACHE

 

Spring is In the Air

March has just past and spring is in the air. March signified the beginning of a new ACHE “year” as the Congress on Healthcare Leadership commenced, typically over spring break. (I do, however, remember 2012 when the event dates coincided with the week of St. Patrick’s Day. The entire city of Chicago embodied spring: Green everywhere…green rivers, green clothing, green hair, etc. You get the picture.)

Healthcare is complex, dynamic and filled with opportunity. The dynamics of “change” can be subtle, as with spring, and at other times it may feel like turbulent and very visible change.

The following quote from Mark Twain resonated with me when contemplating and reflecting on the Springs of Health Care:
“In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours."

How many of you have felt that just when you get things figured out in healthcare, something changes? A new season arrives? Is there truly ever a time when healthcare doesn’t change?

In order to be prepared to weather the changes and remain relevant, healthcare executives need to keep up with their industry. You do this through a number of ways: employment, ongoing education, networking, etc. All the while, striving for mastery of your skills.

Attending the 2014 Congress on Healthcare Leadership was a perfect way to begin the spring. Chicago was buzzing with the happenings as the ACA continues phases of implementation while accommodating new flexibility in the existing law. What’s next? What leadership role will you play in readying your organization? How are you preparing the human capital assets to lead in the wake of reform? These are just a few examples of what constitutes “Congress Chatter.”

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. Information can be found on ache.org/TuitionWaiver.

The Chapter has many wonderful events planned this year which seek to engage members from Hawaii and Guam. Thank you for your continued support.

As I close, I encourage you to embrace the spring. While this signals the coming of a new season in healthcare (filled with knowns and unknowns) where the “weather” may change 24 times a day, there will always be a summer that follows.

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Save the Date

ACHE Qualified Education Program (1.5 face-to-face credits)
Location: Ala Moana Hotel
HFMA Annual Conference Panel Discussion
April 21
, 2014, 3PM - 4PM 


"Physician-Hospital Integration in the 21st Century"

With the tumultuous and changing landscape in the healthcare industry, physician and hospital integration is paramount.  Come participate and hear from successful leaders on this topic. 

 

 

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