|In This Issue|
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Nick Hughey, RN, MBA, FACHE
CHAIR, GUAM LOCAL COUNCIL
Chuck Tanner, FACHE
Emiline LaWall, MA
Kecia Kelly, FACHE
Josh Carpenter | Education
Sally Belles | Communications
Bobbie Ornellas, FACHE | Diversity
Kecia Kelly | Membership, Nominating
Nick Hughey, FACHE | Sponsorship
Miguel Guevara | Audit
|Calendars and Recent Events|
|2018 Congress on Healthcare Leadership|
ACHE Congress is the most significant networking and educational experience made available to healthcare administrators! 2018’s was no different. From a networking perspective, ACHE is highly touted with the highest membership of all administrator centric professional organizations. At Congress our education sessions covered the entire continuum of care, from front line enhancements to strategic development ideas, the speakers at this year’s gathering continue to amaze. In fact, there were several topics that can no doubt aide Hawaii’s healthcare leaders. Specifically, sessions on leveraging technology, post-acute care services and access improvement strategies in lieu of healthcare reform changes.
The 2018 Congress on Healthcare Leadership - Chapter Awards Banquet
Hawaii is unique, but not immune to the changes in law or care delivery on the mainland. On top of the educational opportunities, ACHE Congress reminds us of the high prestige and value of our ACHE board certification. With very stringent acceptance requirements, the FACHE credential was on full display this Congress with a substantial amount of mid-level and senior-level members out and about.
So what does this mean for the local Hawaii chapter? It means, get involved. It means, show up to the social events. It means, show up for the educational events. Build your networking and educational depth locally, so when you attend Congress in 2019 and beyond, you will be more prepared and ready to a) represent Hawaii’s healthcare executive group and b) meet exceptional leaders from the mainland to pull ideas from! Education and continuous learning is the foundation for achieving great success, but networking opens up your options for even more success. Be sure to focus on both, get to a Congress and build/market your brand!
In closing, thank you for what you do. With over 12 years’ experience as a healthcare administrator, I have never been more proud to be a member of ACHE. I have attended at least six Congresses over my career and learn something each and every time. If your goal is continuous growth and development, attending an ACHE Congress is a good way to help make that a reality!
Thank you for what you do and may you have continued success in the future!
ANGEL L. VARGAS, Major, USAF, MSC, FACHE
Board of Director, Hawai’i Pacific Chapter of ACHE
Administrator, 15th Medical Group