|Message from the Chapter President|
|Gidget Ruscetta, BSN, MBA, FACHE|
It’s only September! I must say as your chapter president time has been flying by. There were many exciting activities this last summer.
July was a very busy month. Thanks to all chapter members who were able to join our 2015 Chapter breakfast on July 13. I think we can all agree, Chris Candio’s presentation, “Leading Through an Evolving Health Care Landscape,” rang true as we are all faced with accepting change in the world of healthcare. Congratulations to Micah Ewing and Charlotte Hildebrand on their very deserving Regent Early Career Healthcare Executive Awards.
As members of the only HEN in Hawai‘i and the Pacific Region, Jen Chahanovich, Regent, and I had the pleasure of spending time with a group of Healthcare Management Executive MBA students in late July sharing the benefits of joining ACHE and the opportunities to learn, grow and network with health care leaders in Hawai‘i. The group of 9 students were very engaged and committed in advancing their knowledge of healthcare.
Art Gladstone, Incoming President and I hosted a new members breakfast for 10 new members on August 27. It was very successful and rewarding. This was a very engaged group with many questions about ACHE, our local chapter, advancing their knowledge, study groups for the BOG exam, etc. A big mahalo to our board members who joined us and our Regent who joined via VTC from Kaua‘i .
Your board has been busy this year creating new educational opportunities for members. As we move in the last quarter of 2015, we look forward to seeing you at our first Educational Sessions, Diversity Panel and / or our partnership event with our local AONE Chapter.
Updates on our 2015 Chapter initiatives:
- Growth in Chapter Membership – increase over 6% thru the 3rd quarter
- Educational Opportunities – increase in offerings of face to face and qualified credits
- Diversity Initiative – Offering one Diversity Panel in 2015
We encourage you to get involved and stay involved. Please feel free to contact me or any board member to discuss getting involved, membership, or details regarding an upcoming event. Watch for emails, read your newsletter and follow our website postings for updates on our fall schedule.
Thank you and we look forward to your continued engagement with the Hawai‘i Pacific Chapter- ACHE. As always, please let us know what we can do to make your experience more beneficial, we are here to serve you.