Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter
A quarterly e-newsletter for the Hawai'i Pacific Chapter of ACHE Fall 2018 Vol. 3
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Messages from Chapter Leadership
Message from the Regent
Message from the Chapter President
Article of Interest
Sales Representatives in Healthcare: Partnering to fill a need for Healthcare Organizations
Calendars and Recent Events
ACHE 2018 Fall Social Event
Calendar of Events
Calendar of Educational Events
News & Committee Updates
News from the Education Committee
Student Corner
Membership Report: New Fellows, Members, and Recertified Fellows
ACHE Resources
ACHE National News
Career Corner
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Gidget Ruscetta, FACHE

Micah Ewing, MBA, FACHE

Nick Hughey, RN, MBA, FACHE 

Chuck Tanner, FACHE

Suzie So-Miyahira

Emiline LaWall, MA


Josh Carpenter | Education

Sally Belles | Communications

Bobbie Ornellas, FACHE | Diversity

Nick Hughey, FACHE | Sponsorship


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Andrew Giles

Laura Bonilla

Ryan Sutherland



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Program Summary

October 15–17, 2018, Scottsdale, AZ

Who Should Attend:
Individuals who wish to demonstrate competence, credibility and dedication to healthcare management excellence and who meet or are working to meet all criteria of the FACHE credential.

Why a Review Course?
The Board of Governors Examination in Healthcare Management (BOG Exam) is comprehensive, consisting of multiple choice questions testing 10 core knowledge areas. To do your best on the exam, you need to be thoroughly prepared, and this 2 ½ day review course will help you. This course will provide you with a breadth of information across all 10 areas, as well as testing strategies, sample questions and a better understanding of the examination's content, structure and scoring.

Whether you use the course to set the foundation for your study or take it as the culmination of your review efforts, upon completion of this course you will be able to determine the areas you have mastered and where further study is needed—all in a systematic and enjoyable manner.

Register Now! 

ACHE Wants Your Input on Its Current Strategic Plan

ACHE annually examines its strategic plan with a continuing focus on meeting the evolving needs of its membership and of the healthcare management field. The Board of Governors did not make any changes to the current plan at their meeting in June. If you would like to provide your feedback, please take a moment to review the 2018–2020 Strategic Plan (PDF) and send us your thoughts, comments and any ideas for improvement. Please direct your email response to Sydney Edmond at sedmond@ache.org. The deadline for comments is Oct. 12, 2018.

The Future of Healthcare Operations: A Retooled Look

The only consistency in today’s healthcare environment is change. As the healthcare industry moves to a value-based, data-driven setting, the traditional role of chief operating officer begins to morph as well. To meet organizational needs today, the COO role can be filled by a number of different positions, backgrounds and experiences, but will require a unique skillset.

To address the changing role of today’s healthcare operations, ACHE has revamped its former COO Challenge Seminar to implement new learning approaches and incorporate new ways of thinking about healthcare operations. You are invited to join healthcare industry experts Rod Brace and David James, MD, JD, for Retooling for the Future in Healthcare Operations: The Changing Role of Leaders, an experiential workshop to examine the current trends and prepare you and your organization for the future.

Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity, Dec. 3–4 in Bonita Springs, Fla.—register today.

Be Energized and Inspired By Baldrige Recipients at the 2018 Baldrige Fall Conference

Scheduled for Oct. 24 in Denver, the 2018 Baldrige Fall Conference, with pre-conference workshops on Oct. 23, 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, and address topics that focus on leadership; strategic planning; customer focus; measurement; workforce engagement and capability; and operational excellence. Learn more and register by Sept. 7 to take advantage of early bird pricing.

Help Your Colleagues Transform Their Careers Through ACHE's Leader-To-Leader Program

As a member of ACHE, you have enhanced your leadership through ACHE’s premier education, networking and information resources. Now, it’s time to help your colleagues transform their careers by sharing the value of ACHE and encouraging them to join or apply for Fellow status. Talk to your colleagues about ACHE membership and advancement to Fellow. By doing so, you can earn points through our Leader-to-Leader Program, which awards one point for:

  • Each person you successfully recruit as a new Member into ACHE
  • Each Member who applies for Fellow status and earns the FACHE® credential

Redeem points for quality reward items, including an ACHE backpack tote, a Calais chrome pen, an ACHE executive USB flash drive gift set and more. Additional details about participating in the Leader-to-Leader Program are available at ache.org/L2L.

Lead for Safety

As a healthcare leader, what can you do to aid your organization’s transformation into a high-reliability organization that delivers safer care and saves lives? Whether you lead a department or are the member of the C-suite, you play a role in building a culture of safety that leads toward error-free care. Learn how you can help build a high-reliability organization here.


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