Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter
A quarterly e-newsletter for the Hawai'i Pacific Chapter of ACHE Summer 2019 Vol. 2
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Messages from Chapter Leadership
Message from the Regent
Message from the Chapter President
Articles of Interest
The Magic of Interprofessional Collaboration
Change and Readiness in the Military Health System
ACHE Chapter Awards
2019 Chapter Management Awards
Calendars and Recent Events
Chapter Leaders Reception & Mongolian BBQ at the Historic Hickam Officer's Club
Photo Gallery: Hickam Hospital Circa 1940-1941 & Chapter Leaders Reception at the Historic Hickam Officer's Club
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
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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


Program Spotlight:

Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming Education

Develop new healthcare skills and elevate your leadership credentials this summer with a variety of professional development opportunities.

Explore the most important healthcare management topics today, network with your peers and earn ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits by attending a seminar or two in New York (July 29–Aug. 1), Seattle (Aug. 19–22) or Baltimore (Sept. 16–19).

For Members on the path to becoming board certified in healthcare management, prepare yourself during the Board of Governors Examination Review Course in Atlanta, Sept. 23–25.

Can’t get away? Schedule education for when and where it is most convenient for you with our e-learning options. Learn about physician employment and earn ACHE Qualified Education credits during the webinar, “Building Strategic Value With Your Employed Physician Network,” Aug. 27, or check out our online seminars.


Stokes Podcast: High Reliability, Good Governance

In this Healthcare Executive podcast, Charles D. “Chuck” Stokes, FACHE, president and CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System, Houston, discusses high reliability and good governance in healthcare management. Stokes, whose leadership skills led his organization to win two Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Awards, shares the benefits of embracing Baldrige criteria in daily operations to run an engaged and fiscally sound healthcare facility.


Burnout Is More Than a Buzzword

The topic of burnout seems ubiquitous today, especially given the World Health Organization’s recent recognition of burnout in the new version of the International Classification of Diseases—ICD-11—as a “syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.”

This critical issue is particularly prevalent in our field; approximately one in every three physicians is experiencing professional burnout at any given time.

Healthcare leaders seeking answers and solutions to this important topic can turn to ACHE for their educational needs. For instance, during the upcoming two-day seminar “Professional Burnout in Healthcare: Lead Your Organization to Wellness,” participants will learn how to recognize burnout and explore a simple and practical framework to improve overall staff wellness. This session, led by ACHE faculty Michael E. Frisina, PhD, CEO, The Frisina Group, and Harjot Singh, MD, healthcare burnout coach, TheHappyMD.com, is available at the New York Cluster, July 29–Aug. 1, where attendees can earn up to 27 ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits.

Can’t make it to New York this summer? This seminar will also be available at the San Diego Cluster, Nov. 4–7.

Interested in Earning Up to 64.25 Education Credits? There’s Still Time to Apply to Dolan Executive Diversity Program

Research suggests that greater diversity among healthcare leaders results in improved health outcomes for communities. To help diversify healthcare management leadership, ACHE is accepting applications for the 2020 Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program now through July 12. Scholars can earn up to 64.25 education credits.

This once-in-a-career opportunity for promising mid-level and senior-level careerists offers an innovative curriculum that will enhance professional and personal skills. Scholars are paired with a specially selected mentor for one-on-one interaction.

To be selected for one of the six coveted program positions, candidates must meet the application requirements and submit an application by the July 12 deadline. To learn more, please visit ache.org/ExecutiveDiversity.


Self-Study Courses: Learn on the Go

Effective plan execution can turn today’s challenges into tomorrow’s successes. With self-study course “Effective Strategy Execution,” you will explore how to design effective strategy and implement it.

ACHE’s self-study courses allow you to master healthcare management fundamentals or build expertise on current topics while you are traveling or from the comfort of your home or office. In just four easy steps, you can complete a self-study course and earn ACHE Qualified Education credits that can be applied toward advancement or recertification as an ACHE Fellow.

Additionally, if you purchase one self-study course by phone, you will receive a second course at 50 percent off. Call Health Administration Press Customer Service at (301) 362-6905 to take advantage of this special offer. Visit ache.org/SelfStudy to learn more.


Deadline to Save on BOG Exam Quickly Approaching

Only two weeks remain to apply to earn your FACHE® credential and save $200 on the Board of Governors Exam.

Passing the Board of Governors Exam is the final step on your path to becoming board certified as a Fellow of ACHE. If you submit your completed advancement application, the $250 application fee and all supporting documents (e.g., references) by the June 30 deadline, ACHE will waive the $200 fee to take the Board of Governors Exam pending approval of your application.

You do not want to miss this opportunity to advance your career as a healthcare leader and save on the Exam. Apply today to become a Fellow of ACHE.


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.

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