|Hugh McLean & Kelly Wheeler|
Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE Diversity & Inclusion Panel Discussion
The Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE hosted a Diversity & Inclusion panel discussion for 1.5 Face-to-Face education credits on November 19, 2014 at Tripler Army Medical Center. Distinguished speakers included moderator, Mr. Jim Gauss, Chairman of Board Services, Witt/Kieffer, Ms. Diane Paloma, Director of the Native Hawaiian Health Program for The Queen's Health System, Ms. Velois Bower, Senior Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for CHRISTUS Health (Dallas, TX) and the new Commanding General of the Army Pacific Regional Medical Command, Brigadier General Patrick Sargent. The event was highly successful with over 45 members and guests present. The panel discussion focused on the importance of diversity in the healthcare environment and how inclusion leads to better patient outcomes, increased revenues, and increased patient safety.
Pictured above from Left to Right: LTC Hugh McLean, Chair, Hawaii-Pacific ACHE Education Committee; BG Patrick Sargent, Commanding General (CEO equivalent), Army Pacific Regional Medical Command; Ms. Diana Paloma, Director, Native Hawaii Health Program, Queen's Medical Center; Mr. Jim Gauss, Witt/Kieffer; Ms. Velois Bowers, Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion, CHRISTUS Health; Ms. Coral Andrews, Hawaii-Pacific ACHE Regent; MAJ Charlotte Hildebrand, Chair Hawaii-Pacific ACHE Diversity Committee
Look forward to a military luncheon to be scheduled in January/February 2014 with guest speaker Mr. Art Wallace, Health Care and Nursing Executive & Consultant for Navy Medicine West.