Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter
A quarterly e-newsletter for the Hawai'i Pacific Chapter of ACHE Vol. 2
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Messages from Chapter Leadership
Message from your ACHE Regent
Message from the Chapter President
Recent Events
2017 ACHE National Congress
2017 Social Mixer
Original Articles By ACHE Members
Apologies in Medical Practice and Malpractice: Communicative Implications of Who, When, and How
Leadership: The Road Less Traveled
Career and Leadership
Ask an Exec!
Career Corner
Calendar of Events
Calendar of Educational Events
News & Committee Updates
Upcoming Event - Healthcare Leadership Conference
News from the Education Committee
Membership Report: New Fellows, Members, and Recertified Fellows
News from the Guam Committee
News from our Student Representative
ACHE National News
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Panel on Leadership
Panel on Diversity
Panel on Healthcare Reform
Panel on Population Health
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Jen Chahanovich, FACHE

Nick Hughey, FACHE

Micah Ewing

Chuck Tanner, FACHE

Suzie So-Miyahira

Nancy Hana


Josh Carpenter | Education

Emiline LaWall | Communications

Bobbie Ornellas, FACHE | Diversity

Tamara Pappas | Membership

Gidget Ruscetta, FACHE | Director

Angel Vargas, FACHE | Director

Denise Della

Art Gladstone, FACHE


News & Committee Updates
ACHE National News

Help Those Impacted by Storms

ACHE's thoughts are with those who have been affected by the hurricanes. Most recently, Hurricanes Irma and Maria wreaked havoc and destruction in Florida and Puerto Rico. In response to the hurricanes, ACHE created a resource center to help aid in our colleagues' relief efforts. To learn more about the hurricanes or to donate, click here.


Join NAHSE in October for a Conference on Creating Healthier Communities Throughout America

The National Association of Health Services Executives will host its 32nd Annual Educational Conference, "Creating a Healthy America Together: Serving our Communities," Oct. 17–20, 2017, at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio. The conference will include a host of events such as an early/mid careerist professional development forum; an entrepreneurship forum; senior executives forums; a women's forum; physician leader development sessions; health and wellness activities; a golf tournament; and more. Attendees will walk away with innovative ideas to create healthier communities throughout America. Also this year, NAHSE will elect its leadership for the next two years. Read the conference brochure here and register today.


Vote in the Regent Elections

The 2017–2018 Regent elections started Sept. 18 and will run through Oct. 6. All Members, Fellows and Life Fellows in the 18 jurisdictions with an election in progress will receive an email with a link to a secure online ballot where members can view candidate statements and vote. Those without email addresses in ACHE's database will receive a paper ballot via regular mail. If you are in one of the 18 jurisdictions with an election in progress, please remember to vote. The 18 jurisdictions are Alabama; Alaska; Colorado; Delaware; District of Columbia and Northern Virginia; Georgia; Hawaii/Pacific; Idaho; Kansas; Louisiana; Massachusetts; New Hampshire; Oklahoma; Oregon; Puerto Rico; Rhode Island; Texas—Northern; and Utah.


Apply Now for the Baldrige Executive Fellows Program

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2018–2019 Baldrige Executive Fellows Program. The one-year, nationally ranked leadership development program provides rising senior executives with a broader perspective on how to achieve performance excellence in their organizations, stimulate innovation, and build the knowledge and capabilities necessary for organizational sustainability. Baldrige Fellows learn from each other and from winners of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award through personal visits to these organizations and their senior executives.

For more information or to apply, visit the National Institute of Standards and Technology site, email dawn.bailey@nist.gov or call (301) 975-2361.


Attend the 2017 ACHCA Fall Forum

The American College of Health Care Administrators Fall Forum, set to take place Nov. 17–19, 2017 in Atlanta, allows you to grow your professional and personal connections while participating in dynamic education sessions. Keynote speaker Dennis McIntee will provide practical skills needed to eliminate all excuses from your team, creating an ownership culture free of victim thinking and blame assigning, thereby helping you leverage your organization's most valuable asset: your teams—learn more and register here.


Register Now: 2017 Baldrige Fall Conference

Scheduled for Oct. 27 in Tempe, Ariz., the 2017 Baldrige Fall Conference, with pre-conference workshops on Oct. 26, features presentations from national and state program Baldrige recipients in addition to other presenters from industries such as healthcare, service, education, government and small business. Presenters will share best practices that drive organizational performance, with conference topics that focus on leadership; strategic planning; customer focus; measurement; workforce engagement and capability; and operational excellence—learn more and register.


Healthcare Newsbriefs

Few Hospitals Have Adequate Cost-Reduction Goals in Place

The vast majority of U.S. hospital and health system leaders say the need for cost transformation is "significant" or "very significant"—96 percent, according to a recent Kaufman Hall report—but few have a plan in place to make cost reductions. Twenty-five percent of the survey respondents said they have no cost-reduction goals for the next five years, and 26 percent have a goal to reduce costs by 1 percent to 5 percent, a range that is insufficient to transform cost structures, and is unlikely to keep pace with inflation. "This is not business as usual, involving incremental change, " says Walter Morrissey, MD, managing director, Kaufman Hall. "To meet community needs under healthcare's new business imperatives, and to participate as a provider of choice in narrow networks developing nationwide, organizations must have a strong value proposition and a cost position that is significantly lower than competitors."


Demand and Compensation for Hospitalists Continues to Grow

The aging population and the move toward the hospital value-based purchasing program will create demand for hospitalists, potentially impacting compensation and productivity of physicians, according to a recent PYA study. PYA researchers reviewed industry benchmark data on compensation, productivity, collections and subsidies, and found hospitalist clinical compensation grew at a compound annual growth rate of 5 percent over the last five years, an increase in actual compensation by nearly $50,000 per physician over the five-year period. Additionally, there was a general upward trend (4 percent compound annual growth rate) between 2013 and 2017 for all starting salaries, but the growth was slightly higher (5 percent) for those with more years of experience. Hospitalist productivity and professional collections, however, have remained relatively constant over the time period studied.


Mayo Clinic Adds First Aid Information to Amazon's Alexa

"Alexa, tell me how to treat a cut." Amazon's voice-activated digital assistant for the home, Alexa, can now offer medical information about first aid from Mayo Clinic, according to the Star Tribune. Users can access the information by speaking to the device, which can help if they're busy doing something with their hands. For instance, when asked about CPR, Alexa will tell the user, multiple times, to call 911, and then advise the user to begin cardiopulmonary resuscitation for one minute. If the user asks for it, the device will go on to discuss specific techniques for doing CPR on an adult, child or baby. "Mayo Clinic is among the first healthcare organizations in the voice space, and will take what it learns to apply it toward other projects that provide trusted information or potentially address a market or consumer need," says a Mayo spokeswoman.

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