Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter
A quarterly e-newsletter for the Hawai'i Pacific Chapter of ACHE Spring 2019 Vol. 1
In This Issue
Message from the Chapter President
Article of Interest
Asia Pacific Military Health Exchange - 2018 Highlights
Member Spotlight
Meet our new Military Representative
Calendars and Recent Events
A Foodie's Report on ACHE 2019 Congress
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
Ensure delivery of Chapter E-newsletter (Disclaimer)
Thank you to all our Sponsors
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Gidget Ruscetta, BSN, MBA, FACHE

Darlena Chadwick, MSN, MBA, FACHE

Andrew Giles, MBA

Micah Ewing, MBA, FACHE 

Geojun Wu

Suzie So-Miyahira, MPH, MBA

Emiline LaWall, MA

Rachelle Gallegos

James C. Lin, MD

Col Kara Gormont, BSN, HSMP-MHA, FACHE


Travis Clegg, FACHE, MBA

Josh Carpenter

Nick Hughey, RN, MBA, FACHE

Laura Bonilla, BSN, MA, FACHE

Robyn Polinar

Carolyn Voulgaridis, JD

Robert Diaz, FACHE


Miguel Guevara, CMRP | Audit

Sally Belles, MBA-HCM, RDN, CDE | Communications

Jerome Flores | Education

Andrew Giles, MBA | Membership

Miguel Guevara, CMRP | Nominating

Micah Ewing, MBA, FACHE | Sponsorship

ACHE Resources
ACHE National News

Take Advantage of Upcoming Face-to-Face Education

With educational seminars available throughout the year, find the in-person professional development that fits into your schedule.

Exclusively for ACHE Fellows, gain insights and strategies to improve patient care and business results during the 2019 Fellows Seminar, May 20–21. Those interested in earning the FACHE® credential can prepare during the Board of Governors Examination Review Course in Chicago, April 1–3.  

ACHE offers the 2019 Leaders Conference in Boston, May 6–7, for up-and-coming leaders who want to enhance their skills, and the three-part Executive Program and Senior Executive Program for healthcare executives looking forward in their careers.

ACHE also has upcoming seminars focusing on physician/executive partnerships, value-based care, negotiation and more in San Antonio, April 15–18; Kiawah Island, S.C., June 3–6; Puerto Rico, June 17–20; and New York, July 29–Aug. 1.


JHM Interview President/CEO of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Michael O. Ugwueke, DHA, FACHE, president/CEO Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Memphis, Tenn., shares his professional journey from Nigeria to the U.S. Read the interview in the March–April 2019 issue of the Journal of Healthcare Management, which is now available online. This latest issue also includes:

  • The impact of forced cultural assimilation on Native Americans' health and well-being, and how cultural sensitivity can change health outcomes in these communities.
  • The value of ethical audits and how they alone are insufficient in ensuring ethical cultural practices.
  • Relevant research on how health insurance literacy affects consumers’ experiences, the financial impacts of Medicaid expansion on hospitals, the implementation of PHR among CEO priorities and reducing delays in on-time surgical starts.

Read the full issue or browse past issues at ache.org/journals.


Join One of the Most Exclusive Healthcare Executive Programs

The Executive Program and Senior Executive Program invite you to learn, share and grow, and earn dozens of ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits. Both programs—to be held in Chicago, San Diego and Orlando—feature three-session formats of compelling content and practical leadership strategies. The sessions include case studies, personal assessments, panel discussions and site visits.

The Executive Program is designed for mid-level managers or director-level leaders seeking broader management responsibilities and authority. You can earn over 49 ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits. Senior-level executives who strive to become more visionary can register for the Senior Executive Program, where you can earn over 52 ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits.

For more information about the program content, faculty, program outcomes, tuition and other details, view the online brochure.

Registration for both programs is due May 1.

A limited number of scholarships are available for individuals whose organizations are unable to fund their tuitions fully. The submission deadline for scholarship applications is March 29, 2019. If you have questions, please contact Catie Russo, program specialist, at (312) 424-9362 or crusso@ache.org.


Save the Date for Congress 2020

Mark your calendar for March 23–26, 2020, for the next Congress on Healthcare Leadership, Hyatt Regency Chicago. For those who attended this year’s Congress, thank you for attending and contributing to the great energy. If you were unable to attend, ACHe-news, beginning next week, will run snippets of the week’s events, including videos. A full wrap up will be included in the May/June issue of Healthcare Executive magazine.


You Can Apply for an ACHE Graduate Student Scholarship

The application process for the 2019 Albert W. Dent and Foster McGaw student scholarships opened on Jan. 1, 2019. Offered annually, both are awarded to outstanding students enrolled in health services administration graduate programs. Each scholarship is worth $5,000. ACHE awards up to 15 scholarships every year.

Do you meet the requirements to apply? Visit the Albert W. Dent and Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student Scholarship web pages for more information. Applications close Mar. 31, 2019.


Postgraduate Fellowships: Creating Future Leaders

Give back to the field by offering a postgraduate fellowship in your organization. ACHE’s postgraduate fellowship portal gives you the tools you need to develop a fellowship, including detailed resources on logistics, compensation and benefits, recruiting, onboarding and assessing fellowship candidates.

Organizations also can post their opportunities in the online directory of Postgraduate Administrative Fellowships Listings, increasing their visibility with students seeking postgraduate administrative fellowships on a national level.

Whether you are an organization in the development stages of creating a fellowship, a student seeking a postgraduate administrative fellowship or an organization ready to post or update a current listing, you will find everything you need by visiting ache.org/Postgrad.


Earn Qualified Education Credits with Self-Study Courses

You can learn anytime, anywhere with Self-Study courses and earn six hours of ACHE Qualified Education credits. Topics include finance, administrator-physician relationships, leadership, management, quality and strategy. Review the detailed list of courses offered, along with corresponding Health Administration Press books, course pricing and credits for each.

Right now, take advantage of this special offer: Buy one Self-Study course and receive a second course at 50 percent off (phone orders only). Place an order today.

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