Aloha ACHE Hawai’i. My name is Angel Vargas and I am the Education Committee Chair for the Hawai'i Pacific Chapter of ACHE. Thank you for reading this quarter’s education update.
First and foremost, many thanks to those who attended our April 2016 education event in partnership with the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s (HFMA) Hawai’i Chapter. It was a great learning experience with excellent speakers and information. We appreciate your support in enhancing the conference with an ACHE presence.
But we are not done there. On November 9-10, 2016, we have continuing education event being held in collaboration with the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE). The theme for this event is: Leadership in Action, Partnering for Success. This year’s conference contains an impressive set of dynamic speakers from the nursing and administrator leadership fields. Be on the lookout for email and website updates that will be shared over the next few months.
Next, are you looking to becoming a Board Certified Fellow of ACHE? Good news…our chapter has committed to supporting you in reaching that goal. To that end, we have secured several ACHE Board of Governors Exam (BOG) Study Sets available for checkout at three different locations: two on Oahu and one on Kauai. To sign-out for usage, you simply have to be a current member of ACHE, an active member in our Hawai’i-Pacific Chapter, and be eligible (or near eligible) to test for the BOG Exam. If qualified, please send me an email and I will connect you to the appropriate POCs.
If you wish to purchase your own study set ($240), please visit: https://www.ache.org/publications/product.aspx?pc=2198S.
In addition to the study sets, if you are interested in organizing or being a part of a BOG exam study group here on island, please contact me as well.
Lastly, the Education Committee continues to seek out energetic, detail-oriented individuals to help create, coordinate and/or volunteer at events. If interested in joining our team, contact me any time.
Thank you again. Look forward to seeing you at the July 27 Breakfast event and AONE Conference!
Major Angel L. Vargas, MBA, MHA, FACHE
Cell: (219) 808-7355