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