Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter
A quarterly e-newsletter for the Hawai'i Pacific Chapter of ACHE Summer 2016
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Message from your ACHE Regent, Summer 2016
Message from the Chapter President, Summer 2016
Original Articles by ACHE Members
Career Development: Whose responsibility is it?
Recent Chapter Events
Social Mixer Event
(To Infinity and) Going Beyond! The 2016 Annual HFMA Conference
Calendar of Events for Summer 2016
Education Calendar for Summer 2016
News & Committee Updates
News from the Education Committee
Membership: New Fellows, Members, and Recertified Fellows
News from the Guam Program Council
Summer 2016 Financial Report
ACHE National News - Summer 2016
In the News
Career and Leadership
Career Corner
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Jen Chahanovich, FACHE

Art Gladstone, FACHE

Nick Hughey, FACHE

Chuck Tanner, FACHE

Selma Yamamoto

Nancy Wilson

Micah Ewing

Maj Charlotte Hildebrand, FACHE

Suzie So-Miyahira

Stefan Fedusiv

Tamara Pappas

Bobbie Ornellas, FACHE

Emiline Buhler

Gidget Ruscetta, FACHE


News & Committee Updates
News from the Guam Program Council
Chuck Tanner, FACHE, President, GLPC ACHE

Hafa Adai from Guam! It seems Guam has transformed into Party Central lately as we finished hosting the Festival of the Pacific Islands and now we roll into Liberation Day activities. From May 22nd to June 4 Guam seemed to stop in time to celebrate with 27 Pacific countries a major regional cultural event, and the largest gathering in which Pacific peoples unite to enhance their respect and appreciation of one another. To get a touch of what that event entailed, just Google FESTPAC Guam 2016 and look at the images that will pop up! At the end of those two weeks, we now pass the torch to Hawaii who will host Fest Pac 2020! Never a boring day here on our island!

Olympics of Art/Culture: The 2016 Festival of Pacific Arts, Guam: Over 2,500 Artists over 27 nations

We held our last meeting at the VIP restaurant and found a much improved buffet. Our guest speaker, Mr. Terry Cuabo, Executive Director for Guam Cancer Care, shared his thoughts on how to start and maintain a successful not-for-profit organization. Though attendance was a bit low this time around, our speaker was able to conduct a more personal discussion with the attendees.

At the end of June we will say farewell to one of our members and friends; Capt Jean Comlish, Commander US Naval Hospital Guam will hold a change of command on Jun 30 at 10am. We will miss her and wish her well on her future assignment. I believe she is headed to the Pentagon and so I advise her to take a bit of sand from a beach and bottle up some Guam sunshine to take with her!

As June rolled in and, with FESTPAC, Liberation Day, school letting out, and many taking vacation we are making adjustments to our plans. The reason for this adjustment is that we have an opportunity to meet with a great friend of the Island, Dr. Angela Techur-Pedro. It seems Dr. Pedro will be on island in July and we will try to book her for a discussion. Finding space on the calendar believe it or not is a very challenging task. I appreciate everyone’s feedback and try to shoot for times that can accommodate the majority of our members.

On the legislative side there are several healthcare related bills in the works. As mentioned in our last newsletter, Bill 277-33 called on the Guam Economic Development Authority to launch a Request for Information so prospective contractors could provide information on how to transition the operation of the hospital to a public-private partnership. This RFI will be ready to go out this week and we look forward to hearing the responses.  For more information on this and other bills check out the legislative website at
http://www.guamlegislature.com/index.htm .

In closing and keeping with our collaborative and educational mission we are happy to share items of interest in healthcare with our members. To affect this, we have an email group of Guam members and if members have an event they would like to share, you may send me the information and I will pass it on. This service is also available for our Hawaii friends too! Just send me an email and I will add you to the list. (For privacy, I send information BCC).

Until next time,
Si Yuus Maase

Chuck Tanner, FACHE
President, GLPC ACHE

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Save the Date
July 27:  Annual ACHE Breakfast

Please come join us at the Hawai'i Prince for breakfast and networking!

Date:  Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time:  7:00AM - 8:30AM
Place:  Hawai'i Prince Hotel, Haleakala / Kilauea Rooms
RSVP:  Kristene Murakami at 808-522-3109; kristene.murakami@hawaiipacifichealth.org

2016 AONE Annual Conference "Leadership In Action.."

This year's Annual Conference and partnership with the AONE promises to offer even more valuable educational and networking opportunities!

Date:  November 9 and November 10, (7:30AM - 4:00PM)
Place:  Royal Hawaiian Hotel.
Information & Registration:   http://www.aonehawaii.org/#!save-the-date/cgqm

2016 AONE Annual Conference:  Call for Abstracts

Healthcare leaders are invited to submit abstracts for presentation!


Deadline:  Friday, July 8, 2016

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