Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter
A quarterly e-newsletter for the Hawai'i Pacific Chapter of ACHE Winter 2018 Vol. 4
In This Issue
Messages from Chapter Leadership
Message from the Regent
Message from the Chapter President
Diversity
Diversity and Delivery of Healthcare Services: A Journey
Articles of Interest
Sales Representatives in Healthcare: Partnering to fill a need for Healthcare Organizations
The Importance of Laboratory Test Utilization Management
Ask-an-Exec
Calendars and Recent Events
2018 Leadership in Action Conference
Calendar of Events
Calendar of Educational Events
News & Committee Updates
News from the Education Committee
News from the Guam Local Program Chapter
Student Corner
Membership Report: New Fellows, Members, and Recertified Fellows
ACHE Resources
ACHE National News
Career Corner
Disclaimers/Sponsors
Ensure delivery of Chapter E-newsletter (Disclaimer)
Thank you to all our Sponsors for 2018!
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CHAPTER OFFICERS

   

 

REGENT
Gidget Ruscetta, FACHE
gidget.ruscetta@palimomi.org

PRESIDENT
Micah Ewing, MBA, FACHE
micah.ewing@hawaiipacifichealth.org


IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Nick Hughey, RN, MBA, FACHE 
nhughey@wcchc.com


CHAIR, GUAM LOCAL COUNCIL
Chuck Tanner, FACHE
chuck.tanner88@gmail.com


TREASURER
Suzie So-Miyahira
suzie.so-miyahira@kapiolani.org

SECRETARY
Emiline LaWall, MA
emiline.lawall@hawaiipacifichealth.org



COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Josh Carpenter | Education
Josh.Carpenter@trane.com

Sally Belles | Communications
sally.belles@hawaiihealthpartners.org

Bobbie Ornellas, FACHE | Diversity
bornellas001@hawaii.rr.com 

Nick Hughey, FACHE | Sponsorship
nhughey@wcchc.com


DIRECTORS

Travis Clegg
cleggtl@ah.org 

Andrew Giles
andrew.t.giles@kp.org

Laura Bonilla
laurab@kapiolani.org

Ryan Sutherland
ryansuth55@gmail.com

 

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE

Denise Della
ddella@wcchc.com



News & Committee Updates
News from the Education Committee
Josh Carpenter, Education Committee Chair
Aloha and Happy Holidays Hawai’i-Pacific Chapter!
 
2018 has turned out to be the most productive educational year in the history of our chapter! Ordinarily we strive to provide a minimum of 7 Face to Face Credit opportunities for our members. This year we have gone above and beyond and allowed our members local, on island access to a total of 16.5 Face to Face Credits with an abundance of Qualified Educational Credit opportunities. This was achieved through the following events:
 
  • Annual Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Conference: Held at the Ala Moana Hotel where we organized two executive panels in partnership with the HFMA conference Committee (3-F2F Credits)
  • 2-Day ACHE Cluster: Hosted at Queens Hospital Conference Center and subsidized by unanimous vote from our board with earnings from past conference participation and our many generous sponsors (12-F2F Credits)
  • Annual Leadership in Healthcare Conference at the Royal Hawaiian: Arguably one of the best conferences of the year, ACHE partnered with AONE and HSCN to put on this one day conference at an amazing luxury resort (1.5-F2F Credits)
 
This would of course not been possible if not for the amazing amount of teamwork both internally and externally with the HFMA, AONE and HSCN. We are so very lucky to be partnered with such capable and passionate people. Additionally, we have seen an upwelling of interest in our ACHE Education Committee and, as a result, we have an amazing new team that has already begun taking on tasks this year and preparing for an amazing 2019. Planning is underway and events will be announced as they get placed on the calendar.
 
Please also welcome our new Education Chair, Jerome Flores from Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Jerome will beworking closely with his most capable co-chairs, Kenny Morris from Stryker and Kristin Croom from Queens Hospital. 
 
If you have any recommendations for future events or wish to volunteer on this committee please reach out to one of our team members.  Contact Information is provided at the bottom of this article. 
 
 

Advancement to Fellow Local Study Options:

A key part of our Chapter Mission is to not only grow active members, but also to support the advancement to Fellow as well. Bottom line: we are here to support you! 

To meet this end, in 2016, our chapter purchased three sets of the Board of Governors (BOG) Exam Study set as found on the ache.org website (a $240 value). We currently have them staged at Wilcox Medical Center (Kauai), Queens Medical Center (Oahu) and Hawaii Pacific Health (Oahu). Recently, we received a donation set available for us at Kaiser Medical Center! To sign-out for usage, you simply have to be a current member of ACHE, a member in our Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter, and be eligible (or near eligible) to test for the BOG Exam. Simply send me an email and I will connect you with the right POC. Direct POC information will be posted on our website soon! 

NOTE: If any other member wishes to donate or share their books with ACHE Hawai’i-Pacific Chapter members, please contact me anytime. 

Advance to Fellow/Recertification Reminders:

Education Requirements are 36 credit hours (12 Face-to-Face & 24 Qualified Education Credits), every three years if recertifying.

Below are some direct ACHE links to make your advancement to fellow a whole lot easier:

As always, the education committee seeks energetic, detail-oriented individuals to help create, coordinate and/or volunteer at events. If interested, let us know!

With regards,

Jerome Flores
Incoming Chair, Education Committee

Email: jeromeF@maunalani.org  


Kenny Morris
Co-Chair, Education Committee

Email: Kenneth.morris@stryker.com

 

Kristin Croom
Co-Chair, Education Committee

Email: kcroom80@gmail.com 

 

Josh Carpenter
Past Chair, Education Committee 

Email: josh.carpenter@trane.com 

 


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