Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter
A quarterly e-newsletter for the Hawai'i Pacific Chapter of ACHE Fall 2014
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Message from your ACHE Regent, Fall 2014
Message from the Chapter President
Guam Local Program Council
Recent Chapter Events
Chapter Awards
News from the Education Committee
Fall 2014 Calendar of Events
Fall 2014 Education Calendar
Fall 2014 Financial Report
Understanding Your Leadership Style
The Importance of Diversity within Healthcare Leadership
7 Common Credibility Blind Spots
Membership: New Fellows, Members, and Recertified Fellows
National News - Fall 2014
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Coral Andrews, FACHE

Darlena Chadwick, FACHE

Gidget Ruscetta, 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


News from the Education Committee
Bobbie Ornellas, Immediate Past Chair, Education Committee

"For the Love of Healthcare Leadership"

On August 14, 2014 at the annual Hawaii-Pacific Chapter breakfast held at the Hawaii Prince Hotel in Honolulu, there was an educational presentation on “For the Love of Healthcare Leadership” presented by Ms Diana Smalley, FACHE, Regional President of Mercy in Oklahoma. Ms. Smalley is the immediate past chairman of ACHE.

On August 13, 2014 HST (August 14 GST) this presentation was offered to the Chapter Guam Council via VTC sponsored by Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. Her presentation was well-received by both audiences as she shared personal and professional insight into Healthcare Leadership and the need for executives to find themselves in a frame of mind where they are in love with what they do. 

Each of the above programs is eligible for one (1) credit of ACHE Qualified Education Credits. Please be sure to document this in “My ACHE / Continuing education credits / Qualified Education Credits.”

                           Coral Andrews (Left) with Diana Smalley (Right)
                              presenting a special VTC session to Guam

Chapter Education Assistance Program (CEAP)

In 2013, the leadership of the Hawaii-Pacific Chapter presented a new program to the chapter membership entitled the Chapter Education Assistance Program (CEAP).  The purpose of the program is to encourage chapter members to pursue becoming board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow (FACHE).  Each chapter member (including student members) is eligible to seek a single CEAP financial award for one of the ACHE Board of Governors (BOG) exam related preparation courses, materials or feeds. The program documents have a new look created by Dr. Pagoria. Please take a few minutes to review the attached files for additional details of the unique opportunity offered through this program.

New Email address for the Education Committee

The Education Committee now has an Email dedicated to our chapter: HawaiiEducation@achemail.net. This Email was created by ACHE corporate office for use by the Hawaii-Pacific Chapter’s Education Committee. When you receive an Email from this address, please be sure to open it for information on upcoming chapter educational events.

New Chair for the Education Committee

The board has elected a new Chair for the Education Committee. Welcome and Congratulations to Hugh McLean, CFAAMA, FACHE / Deputy Commander for Administration, Tripler Army Medical Center.

Respectfully submitted by:

Bobbie Ornellas – Immediate past Chair of Education Committee

Natalie Pagoria, MD – Education Committee

Lance Segawa – Education Committee

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ACHE Face-to-Face Panel Discussion: Diversity

On November 19 at 6PM, there will be a panel discussion on the topic of Diversity.  Please take advantage of this opportunity to network and discuss the Diversity issue with CEOs and a Chief Diversity Officer nationally recognized in their fields. 

ACHE Hawai'i Diversity Panel Discussion
Location: Tripler Army Medical Center
November 19, 2014, 6:00PM
1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face Credits



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