|In This Issue|
Gidget Ruscetta, FACHE
Micah Ewing, MBA, FACHE
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Nick Hughey, RN, MBA, FACHE
CHAIR, GUAM LOCAL COUNCIL
Chuck Tanner, FACHE
Emiline LaWall, MA
Josh Carpenter | Education
Sally Belles | Communications
Bobbie Ornellas, FACHE | Diversity
Nick Hughey, FACHE | Sponsorship
|Messages from Chapter Leadership|
Aloha Hawai‘i Pacific Chapter,
What a great summer we’ve had! Our Annual Breakfast is something I look forward to each year, and having our wonderful 2018 national ACHE Board Chairman, David A. Olson, FACHE, join us to share his thoughts on the current state of ACHE was so special. The Regent Awards presentation was a highlight of the event, and I was so proud to present the Young Careerist Award to two of our very deserving young leaders alongside our chapter president, Micah Ewing, FACHE. Please join me in congratulating both of these deserving individuals!
Suzie So-Miyahira (left) and Joshua Carpenter (right)
Joshua R. Carpenter, Account Executive with TRANE Comprehensive Solutions. Josh is an active member of our community. He serves on the board of the Hawai‘i Society of Healthcare Engineering and is the chair of the Surfrider Foundation, O‘ahu Chapter. Josh has served in his role as education committee chair for the past two years and has been instrumental in and passionate about increasing educational opportunities and face-to-face credit opportunities for our members as well as improving overall engagement at our events.
Suzie So-Miyahira, Director of Imaging, Women’s Centers and Fitness Center at Hawai‘i Pacific Health, Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children. Suzie is active as a volunteer in the community and serves as a board member at Kokua Mau. She has been very involved in and integral to the success of ACHE, both as a former director and currently as our treasurer handling board finances. Also, over the past two years, Suzie has served as the ACHE lead for the annual Hawai‘i Healthcare Leadership Conference — a partnership between the ACHE, AONE and HSCN.
As the healthcare landscape continues to change, we are seeing monthly, weekly and even daily news updates about companies – some that have never dealt in healthcare before - merging, purchasing and realigning their goals to better position themselves for the uncertainty ahead. ACHE strives to prepare all our members with the tools, relationships, knowledge and insight to lead through these uncertain times and the evolving healthcare landscape. I encourage you to use the ACHE resources available to you through networking events, ACHE journals and our robust website to help better prepare you for what’s to come.
Of note, we will have an increase in dues for 2019. Since 2004, ACHE has held dues steady, yet inflation has increased 36 percent over the same time period. At the June meeting, the ACHE board approved a modest increase in dues for 2019 to allow us to continue to expand our services while personalizing your experience. The dues increase will allow ACHE to continue to offer services based on member needs and the changing health care environment. I hope you will agree with me that we receive an incredible value for our dues including top-notch education and networking opportunities, access to the premier FACHE credential, publications, career resources and events through our local chapters. ACHE develops our leadership skills while giving us critical knowledge and the tools we need to succeed.
The 2019 dues increase affects International Associates ($10 increase); members tiered by tenure ($10 increase for years 1-2; $15 years 3-5; $20 over 5 years) and fellows ($20 increase). The increase does not affect students, faculty, life or retired members.
Gidget Ruscetta, FACHE
Regent for Hawaii/Pacific
Pali Momi Medical Center/Hawaii Pacific Health