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A quarterly e-newsletter for the Hawai'i Pacific Chapter of ACHE Winter 2015 Newsletter
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Message from your ACHE Regent, Winter 2015
Message from the Chapter President
Recent Chapter Events
AONE Conference, 2015: Leadership in Action
News from the Education Committee
Membership: New Fellows, Members, and Recertified Fellows
Calendar of Events for Winter 2015
Education Calendar for Winter 2015
Winter 2015 Financial Report
National News - Winter 2015
News from Guam ACHE
Joint Commission Accreditation Process Updates for 2016
Leveraging Electronic Health Records to Promote Population Health
Humanitarian Medicine and the Lesson of Sustainability
Career Development
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Which healthcare issue do you feel is most important to address in 2016?
Primary Care Physician Shortage
Nursing / Assistant Shortage
Long-term care
Universal Coverage / Payor
Tort Reform
Medicare / Medicaid


Jen Chahanovich, FACHE

Gidget Ruscetta, FACHE

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


National News - Winter 2015
Micah Ewing

Save the Date for the 2016 Congress on Healthcare Leadership
ACHE’s Congress on Healthcare Leadership brings you the best in professional development, exceptional opportunities to network with and learn from peers, and the latest information to enhance your career and address your organization’s challenges in innovative ways. The 2016 Congress on Healthcare Leadership, “Leading Well,” will be held March 14–17 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

More than 4,000 healthcare leaders attended the 2015 Congress on Healthcare Leadership. Join us in 2016 and be part of the dynamic, energizing event that draws the top healthcare leaders from across the nation and around the world.

This premier healthcare leadership event provides:

• Education on current and emerging issues
• More than 140 sessions of practical learning from healthcare’s top leaders
• Opportunities to connect with your peers
• Career-enhancement workshops

The opening date for Congress 2016 registration and to reserve hotel accommodations was Nov. 11, 2015.

Apply for a Tuition Waiver
To reduce the ACHE educational programming barriers for ACHE members experiencing economic hardship, ACHE has established the Tuition Waiver Assistance Program.

ACHE makes a limited number of tuition waivers available to Members and Fellows whose organizations lack the resources to fund their tuition for education programs. Members and Fellows in career transition also are encouraged to apply. Tuition waivers are based on financial need and are available for the following ACHE education programs:

• Congress on Healthcare Leadership
• Cluster Seminars
• Self-Study Programs
• Online Education Programs
• ACHE Board of Governors Exam Review Course

All requests are due no less than eight weeks before the program date, with the exception of ACHE self-study courses—see quarterly application deadlines on the FAQ page of the tuition waiver application. Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Recipients will be notified of the waiver review panel's decision not less than six weeks before the program date. For ACHE self-study courses, applicants will be notified three weeks after the quarterly application deadline.

If you have questions about the program, please contact Teri Somrak, associate director, Division of Professional Development, at (312) 424-9354 or tsomrak@ache.org. For more information, visit ache.org/TuitionWaiver.

Call for Innovations
ACHE would like to invite authors to submit abstracts of their posters for consideration for the 32nd Annual Management Innovations Poster Session to be held at ACHE’s Annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership. We are interested in innovations around challenges your organization has faced, such as in the areas of improving quality or efficiency, improving patient or physician satisfaction, implementation of electronic medical records and optimizing the use of new technology. All accepted applicants will be expected to be available to discuss their posters on March 14 between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.; posters will remain on display from March 14–16, 2016, at Congress.

Please go to ache.org/CongressPosterSession for the full selection criteria. Abstracts should be submitted as an email attachment to PosterSessions@ache.org by Jan. 19, 2016.

Access Complimentary Resources for the Board of Governors Exam
For Members starting on the journey to attain board certification and the FACHE® credential, ACHE offers complimentary resources to help them succeed so they can be formally recognized for their competency, professionalism, ethical decision making and commitment to lifelong learning. These resources, which include the Exam Online Community, the Board of Governors Examination in Healthcare Management Reference Manual and quarterly Advancement Information webinars, are designed to be supplements to other available Board of Governors Exam study resources, such as the Board of Governors Review Course and Online Tutorial.

• The Exam Online Community is an interactive platform to learn and glean study tips from other Members taking the Exam. Participants can discuss Exam topics with experts and have the option to participate in study groups. Interested Members may join the Exam Online Community at bogcommunity.ache.org.
• The Reference Manual, found at ache.org/FACHE, includes a practice 230-question exam and answer key, a list of recommended readings, test-taker comments and study tips.
• Fellow Advancement Information webinars provide a general overview of the Fellow advancement process, including information about the Board of Governors Exam, and allow participants to ask questions about the advancement process. An upcoming session is scheduled for Dec. 10. Register online at ache.org/FACHE.

We Encourage You to Apply for Fellow Status
The importance of earning the distinction of board certification as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives cannot be overstated. Advancing your career by achieving Fellow status benefits your professional goals and the healthcare management profession as it demonstrates a healthcare leader’s competence, leadership skills and commitment to excellence in the field. The minimum requirements to submit a Fellow application include: ACHE membership; a master’s or other advanced degree; a healthcare management position with a minimum of two years healthcare management experience; three references from current Fellows (one of which must be a structured interview); and a copy of the Member’s current job description, organizational chart and resume. Upon submitting the application, applicants have three years to complete the remaining requirements for advancement to Fellow. 

Fellow applicants who successfully meet all requirements by Dec. 31, 2015, including passing the Board of Governors Examination, will be eligible to participate in the 2016 Convocation Ceremony at the 2016 Congress on Healthcare Leadership.

Direct your members to ache.org/FACHE to review all requirements and to apply.

ACHE Announces Nominating Committee 2016 Slate
The ACHE Nominating Committee has agreed on a slate to be presented to the Council of Regents on March 12, 2016, at the Council of Regents meeting in Chicago. All nominees have been notified and have agreed to serve if elected. All terms begin at the close of the Council meeting on March 12. The 2016 slate is as follows.

Nominating Committee Member, District 1 (two-year term ending in 2018)
Stephen M. Merz, FACHE
Vice President and Executive Director, Behavioral Health
Yale-New Haven Hospital
New Haven, Conn.

Nominating Committee Member, District 4 (two-year term ending in 2018)
Ed Hamilton, FACHE
System Director, Strategy Development
Oklahoma City

Nominating Committee Member, District 5 (two-year term ending in 2018)
Kim A. King, FACHE
Founder and President
Strategy Advantage
Manhattan Beach, Calif.

Governor (three-year term ending in 2019)
John Botsko Jr., FACHE
Owner and President
BrightStar Care
Bonita Springs, Fla.

Governor (three-year term ending in 2019)
Michael J. Fosina, FACHE
NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital
Bronxville, N.Y.

Governor (three-year term ending in 2019)
Carrie Owen Plietz, FACHE
Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento
Sacramento, Calif.

Governor (three-year term ending in 2019)
David L. Schreiner, FACHE
Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital
Dixon, Ill.

Charles D. Stokes, FACHE
Memorial Hermann Health System

Additional nominations for members of the Nominating Committee may be made from the floor at the annual Council of Regents meeting. Additional nominations for the offices of Chairman-Elect and Governor may be made in the following manner: Any Fellow may be nominated by written petition of at least 15 members of the Council of Regents. Petitions must be received in the ACHE headquarters office (American College of Healthcare Executives, 1 N. Franklin St., Ste. 1700, Chicago, IL 60606-3529) at least 60 days prior to the annual meeting of the Council of Regents. Regents shall be notified in writing of nominations at least 30 days prior to the annual meeting of the Council of Regents.

Thanks to the members of the Nominating Committee for their contributions in this important assignment:

Diana L. Smalley, FACHE
Cheray T. Burnett, FACHE
Christine M. Candio, RN, FACHE
Brian C. Doheny, FACHE
John M. Haupert, FACHE
Ted W. Hirsch, FACHE
Fred B. Hood, FACHE
CAPT Anne M. Swap, FACHE

ACHE Call for Nominations for the 2017 Slate
ACHE’s 2016–2017 Nominating Committee is calling for applications for service beginning in 2017. All members are encouraged to participate in the nominating process. ACHE Fellows are eligible for any of the Governor and Chairman-Elect vacancies and are eligible for the Nominating Committee vacancies within their district. Open positions on the slate include:

• Nominating Committee Member, District 2 (two-year term ending in 2019)
• Nominating Committee Member, District 3 (two-year term ending in 2019)
• Nominating Committee Member, District 6 (two-year term ending in 2019)
• 4 Governors (three-year terms ending in 2020)
• Chairman-Elect

Please refer to the following district designations for the open positions:

• District 2: District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia
• District 3: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin
• District 6: Air Force, Army, Navy, Veterans Affairs

Candidates for Chairman-Elect and Governor should submit an application to serve that includes a copy of their resume and up to 10 letters of support. Per the approval of the Governors Review Task Force Final Report by the Governors in November, the application to serve will be updated online by Jan. 1 2016. For details, please review the Candidate Guidelines, including guidance from the Board of Governors to the Nominating Committee regarding the personal competencies of Chairman-Elect and Governor candidates and the composition of the Board of Governors.

Candidates for the Nominating Committee should only submit a letter of self-nomination and a copy of their resume.

Applications to serve and self-nominations must be submitted electronically to jnolan@ache.org and must be received by July 15, 2016. All correspondence should be addressed to Christine M. Candio, RN, FACHE, chairman, Nominating Committee, c/o Julie Nolan, American College of Healthcare Executives, 1 N. Franklin St., Ste. 1700, Chicago, IL 60606-3529.

The first meeting of ACHE’s 2016–2017 Nominating Committee will be held on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, during the Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago. The committee will be in open session at 2:45 p.m. During the meeting an orientation session will be conducted for potential candidates, giving them the opportunity to ask questions regarding the nominating process. Immediately following the orientation, an open forum will be provided for ACHE members to present and discuss their views of ACHE leadership needs.

Following the July 15 submission deadline, the committee will meet to determine which candidates for Chairman-Elect and Governor will be interviewed. All candidates will be notified in writing of the committee’s decision by Sept. 30, 2016, and candidates for Chairman-Elect and Governor will be interviewed in person on Oct. 27, 2016.

To review the Candidate Guidelines, visit http://www.ache.org/newclub/ElectedLeadersArea/REGSERV/candguid.cfm.
If you have any questions, please contact Julie Nolan at (312) 424-9367 or jnolan@ache.org.

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2016 Congress on Healthcare Leadership: 

Date: March 14-17, 2016
Place: Hyatt Regency, Chicago, Illinois.


HFMA Panel Discussion (1 Education Credit)

The Hawai'i Chapter of Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) hosts their annual 2016 conference. Dr. Kenric Murayama will host a panel discussion entitled, "Engaging Physician Leaders: The 'What's In It For Me (WIIFM)?' Problem.

April 21, 2016, 2:00PM
: Ala Moana Hotel



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