Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter
A quarterly e-newsletter for the Hawai'i Pacific Chapter of ACHE Fall 2019 Vol. 3
In This Issue
Messages from Chapter Leadership
Message from the Regent
Message from the Chapter President
Member Spotlight
Meet our New Physician Representative
Articles of Interest
Sales Representatives in Healthcare: Partnering to fill a need for Healthcare Organizations
Improved Communication Leads to Higher Patient Outcomes, Lower Readmission Rates
US Medical Students Choosing Primary Care Specialties in an Eight-Year Decline
Diversity
The Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE Advocates for Diversity and Inclusion
Calendars and Recent Events
Annual Breakfast Highlidghts: A Pictorial
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
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CHAPTER OFFICERS

   

 

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

PRESIDENT
Darlena Chadwick, MSN, MBA, FACHE
dchadwick@queens.org

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Andrew Giles, MBA, FACHE
andrew.t.giles@kp.org


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


CHAIR, GUAM LOCAL COUNCIL
Geojun Wu
wugeojun@gmail.com


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

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


STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE
Rachelle Gallegos
rachelleg.0128@gmail.com

PHYSICIAN EXECUTIVE
James C. Lin, MD
jclin@hawaiipacifichealth.org

MILITARY REPRESENTATIVE
Col Kara Gormont, BSN, HSMP-MHA, FACHE
gormont1@yahoo.com

DIRECTORS

Travis Clegg, FACHE, MBA
travis.clegg@ah.org 

Josh Carpenter
josh.carpenter@trane.com

Nick Hughey, RN, MBA, FACHE
nhughey@wcchc.com

Laura Bonilla, BSN, MA, FACHE
laurab@kapiolani.org

Robyn Polinar
robyn.polinar@gmail.com

Carolyn Voulgaridis, JD
carolynvoulgaridis@gmail.com

Robert Diaz, FACHE
robert.d.diaz@kp.org


COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Miguel Guevara, CMRP | Audit
miguel.guevara@af.af.mil

Sally Belles, MBA-HCM, RDN, CDE | Communications
sally.belles@hawaiihealthpartners.org

Maj Jackie Lou E. Kim, USAF | Diversity
jackielou.kim.1@us.af.mil

Jerome Flores | Education
JeromeF@maunalani.org

Andrew Giles, MBA, FACHE | Membership
Andrew.T.Giles@kp.org

Miguel Guevara, CMRP | Nominating
miguel.guevara@af.af.mil 

Micah Ewing, MBA, FACHE | Sponsorship
micah.ewing@hawaiipacifichealth.org

Messages from Chapter Leadership
Message from the Regent

Fall 2019

The healthcare landscape continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Daily, there are alliances forming, healthcare systems merging, shortages in various specialties and newly minted physicians seeking a better work/life balance. It appears you are swirling in a sea of uncertainty, and from time to time, you may be. Regardless of our experience and seniority, I encourage you to lean in on your ability to build new relationships, leverage technology and resources, gain efficiencies through partnerships and mentor our up-and-coming leaders of the future.

The Annual Chapter Breakfast was very well attended this year. It was wonderful to see so many of our military members in attendance and to hear our keynote speaker, COL Mary V. Krueger, Hospital Commander, Tripler Army Medical Center, share her perspective on the "Military Healthcare Transformation." COL Krueger spoke about the military's approach to healthcare – the "Quadruple Aim: Improved Readiness, Better Health, Better Care and Lower Cost." What resonated the most is that all healthcare systems - big or small, local, national or international - are all dealing with the same issues: healthcare is changing, and we need to be prepared and ready for the change with it.

At the Annual Breakfast, I had the distinct privilege to recognize two of our members for their excellence as healthcare leaders. The Regent Awards for 2019 were presented to an "Early Career Healthcare Executive" and a "Senior Healthcare Executive," who have both demonstrated leadership, executive presence, commitment to their profession and the list goes on...


 
Andrew Giles, MBA  
Assistant Administrator  
Kaiser Permanente    
2019 Early Career Healthcare Executive Recipient


Col Kara Gormont, FACHE 
Commander, 15th Medical Group 
Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam 
2019 Senior Healthcare Executive Recipient

ACHE is YOUR premier professional association with a vast array of information to support and guide you through these changing times. 

I look forward to seeing you at the 2019 Annual ACHE/ AONL/ HSCN conference "Leadership in Action" on November 14 and 15, 2019. A few session titles to pique your interest include "Leading and Changing a Culture of Evidence-based Practice for Quality Improvement," "Framework for Becoming a Transformational Leader" and the "Evolution of Healthcare Leadership." 

Thanks,

Gidget 

 

Gidget Ruscetta, FACHE
Regent for Hawaii/Pacific
COO
Pali Momi Medical Center/Hawaii Pacific Health
gidget.ruscetta@palimomi.org

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