Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter
A quarterly e-newsletter for the Hawai'i Pacific Chapter of ACHE Fall 2015 Newsletter
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Message from your ACHE Regent, Fall 2015
Message from the Chapter President
Recent Chapter Events
Chapter Awards
News from the Education Committee
Membership: New Fellows, Members, and Recertified Fellows
Calendar of Events for Fall 2015
Education Calendar for Fall 2015
Fall 2015 Financial Report
National News - Fall 2015
Articles of Interest
The Failure Modes Effect Analysis Process in Healthcare
Back to Basics: Emphasizing Progressive Mobility in the Inpatient Setting
Semper Gumby: Leadership Lessons Learned Aboard the World’s Largest Floating Hospital
Career Development
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Jen Chahanovich, FACHE

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Art Gladstone, FACHE

LT Joseph Fromknecht


Selma Yamamoto

Natalie Pagoria

Art Gladstone, FACHE

Micah Ewing

MAJ Charlotte Hildebrand, FACHE

Lt. John Piccone

Nick Hughey

Jennifer Dacumos

Stella Laroza


Darlena Chadwick, FACHE


Recent Chapter Events
Micah Ewing

Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE Annual Breakfast - July 13, 2015

The Hawaii Pacific Chapter of ACHE held the Annual Breakfast event on July13, 2015 at the Hawai'i Prince Hotel in Waikiki. Of the approximately 53 members and guests present, there were many familiar faces but also a number of new faces to welcome. 

Our special guest speaker at this year's Annual Breakfast was Ms. Christine Candio, President and CEO at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She is also the Immediate Past Chairman for the American College of Healthcare Executives, currently serves on the Board of Governors, and is a 32 year veteran in both acute care and ambulatory settings. 

Christine Candio, President & CEO, St. Luke's Hospital and
Immediate Past Chairman, ACHE

In her presentation entitled, "Leading Through an Evolving Healthcare Landscape: ACHE Update," Christine touched upon her experiences as a leader and the critical aspects that are changing in the health care landscape today. Christine touched upon some important points during her discussion:

  • Health care is a challenging environment today and can be likened to a "burning platform" of unsustainable costs and a "sea of change." This sea of change consists of a more educated consumer needing pricing and outcomes transparency as well incentive-aligned preventive care being a required competency for HCOs. 
  • In this environment, we must maintain integrity, because ultimately that is all we have.
  • Slash and burn of key services was, and is a mistake. She experienced having to bring back the services at increased cost and impact to the community.
  • The bar must be changed from volume to value.  
  • She believes LEAN principles are extremely important to achieve value, and cited an example where her organization changed the average ED visit from 4 hours to 2 hours using these principles. 
  • As leaders, we need to assess our strengths and weaknesses and step back from the minutia--while keeping our minds open for change, looking at the future direction and always knowing which direction is TRUE NORTH.
  • A key strategic initiative of the ACHE is more physician involvement.
  • Another key strategic initiative of the ACHE is developing each individuals career development with each chapter's assistance and using tools like Career Edge. 

Members received 1 unit of qualified educational credit toward their FACHE credentialing goals.   

New Member Breakfast, August 27, 2015

On August 27, 2015, all new chapter members over the past year were invited to a breakfast hosted at First Insurance Center, Suite 1045 by President Elect, Art Gladstone and President, Gidget Ruscetta. It was a great opportunity to network and orient new members to the various opportunities provided by our local chapter.  Approximately 15 new members were acquainted with the variety of educational and credentialing opportunities as well as committee volunteering and networking opportunities. 

Future Events

The Diversity Panel Discussion on October 7 is an example of a free networking and educational event offered to the entire chapter. Please take advantage of this free opportunity to get 1.5 qualified educational credits! At the same venue is our October 7-8 Educational Program, featuring Carson Dye and his program on Practical Leadership Strategies. This is a rare opportunity to earn 12 face to face credits for only $500.00. If you are interested, please contact a board member. Be on the lookout for more opportunities in the future. 

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October Educational Conference:  October 7-8, 2015 

"Practical Leadership Strategies in an Age of Change, by Carson Dye.
Queen's Hospital - Queen's Conference Center 

(12) Face-to-Face Credits for only $500.00!
Respond to the flyer before it is too late!

AONE Conference:  November 5-6, 2015

"Leadership in Action", various national speakers.
Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Waikiki.

(8) Qualified Education Credits for ACHE members!
ACHE Members:  $450
AONE Members:  $395




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