Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter
A quarterly e-newsletter for the Hawai'i Pacific Chapter of ACHE Winter 2014
In This Issue
Message from your ACHE Regent, Winter 2014
Message from the Chapter President
Guam Local Program Council
Recent Chapter Events
News from the Education Committee
Healthcare Finance - For Non-Financial Healthcare Executives and Managers
Membership: New Fellows, Members, and Recertified Fellows
Winter 2014 Calendar of Events
Winter 2014 Education Calendar
Fall 2014 Financial Report
Diversity, Inclusion, and Cultural Competence A Review of the Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE Panel Discussion
Preparing for Ebola: Essential Elements for Health Care Facilities
National News - Winter 2014
The Secrets to Career Fulfillment
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Leadership and Governance
Diversity and Inclusion
Advances in Delivery of Care
FACHE Credentialling Resources and Exam Preparation
Industry Updates


Coral Andrews, FACHE

Darlena Chadwick, FACHE

Gidget Ruscetta, FACHE

LT Joseph Fromknecht


Selma Yamamoto

Natalie Pagoria

Art Gladstone, FACHE
Micah Ewing, MBA

MAJ Charlotte Hildebrand, FACHE

Lt. John Piccone

Nick Hughey

Jennifer Dacumos

Stella Laroza


Martha Smith, FACHE


Message from the Chapter President
Darlena Chadwick, BSN, MSN, FACHE

Aloha Everyone,


We had some very exciting things happen in our chapter this year. I want to thank our outstanding board, sponsors, and members! This year flew by and as I reflect we had an outstanding ACHE year!


In February we had a successful meeting with Ian Lazarus speaking on total quality management and six-sigma; he is an outstanding speaker and we had great attendance. Additionally, we had our ACHE chapter social and FACHE discussion which was a great session that offered members an opportunity to learn and ask questions about the road to fellowship.


In April we partnered with HAH with face-to-face credits for our membership. The highlight was a panel discussion with the CFO of HHSC, Gerard Livaudais, MD and Executive Director of Hawaii Health Partners (Hawaii Pacific Health) and Whitney Limm MD – VP Clinical Integration at the Queen’s Medical center talking about future integration between hospitals and providers including ACO models, payor issues, and the challenges facing PCP-Specialist risk sharing. In August we had the chapter breakfast with Diane Smalley speaking on "For the Love of Healthcare Leadership," and to end the year in November we had the Diversity and Inclusion Panel Discussion with expert speakers from across the United States.



  • We are very pleased to have awarded seven individuals each with a $1,000 scholarship. These individuals are either seeking fellowship or renewing fellowship. Thank you to our sponsors!!
  • We opened dialog with the University of Hawaii Shidler School Of Business for co-developing a MBA in Healthcare Management degree/concentration to satisfy the unique market needs of our community. We are proud to say this happened in record speed and we had 8 individuals begin the program this year.
  • Our newsletter made headlines with winning ACHE award for excellence.
  • The Hawai'i Program provided a valuable educational opportunity for our ACHE members with 24 face-to-face educational credits towards the FACHE credential.

We continue to have a need for volunteers for our committees—newsletter, sponsorship, membership and education.  This is an excellent time to get involved in our chapter.  We want your voice heard so please come share your innovative ideas!


Thanks to all of you for your continuing support and participation. Our goal continues to be to bring relevant educational opportunities here in Hawaii that satisfies face-to-face credit requirements and supports the development of our future leaders.  I also want to thank all of our great sponsors for making this possible. 


It has been a pleasure serving as the President of our local chapter and will continue to support and assist in any way I can.



Darlena Chadwick, BSN, MSN, FACHE



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