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

Diversity
The Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE Advocates for Diversity and Inclusion
Major Jackie Kim

When you hear the buzz term diversity, what comes to mind? Initially some may think of ethnic diversity, gender diversity, or even generational diversity. In addition to diversity, the American College of Healthcare Executives also values inclusion; where we appreciate diversity of experience, thought, and leaders from all walks of healthcare. Here on the islands of Hawaii and in the Pacific, not only are we in beautiful paradise, we are blessed to be in a melting pot of people and culture. I honestly believe there is something special about this place. For those that have lived here for a while, you sense that diversity and inclusion is second nature around here. Hopefully many of you know what I mean and you’ve experienced what locals call the “spirit of aloha” or the “spirit of ‘ohana”. Aloha can have several meanings, but when you get to the heart of it, it is the essence of love, respect, and compassion. ‘Ohana means family in Hawaiian, but widens its aperture to embrace everyday relationships to include family, friends, co-workers, and our community.


In the spirit of aloha and ‘ohana, the Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE welcomes diversity and inclusion. Historically, ACHE members were predominantly healthcare administrators, but recently healthcare leaders from all backgrounds are beginning to find a place within ACHE to network with others who care about health, community, and 'ohana.  Our Hawaii ACHE Chapter embraces this diversity, and welcomes all disciplines who want to engage and collaborate with others in improving the health of our island communities.  encourages  We encourage and challenge you to invite those amazing physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, all health professional leaders and innovators you work with to join our chapter! Love, respect, compassion, and family are all things that we share in our passion for healthcare. So why not join hands with a shared purpose to improve the health of our community through fellowship and teamwork.


On Friday, October 25th, we invite you and your healthcare friends to join us at our ACHE Hawaii Leadership Bootcamp. This event is open to all our healthcare ‘ohana, focusing on emerging leaders to equip them in the early stages of their career. We are excited to announce that Vice Admiral Raquel Bono will be joining us as our special guest speaker! Highlighting diversity, VADM Bono is the first female Navy medical officer to achieve the three-star rank. She attended medical school at Texas Tech University and completed general surgery residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Recently retired and completing her term as Director of the Defense Health Agency, VADM Bono has served an honorable 36-year military career. Additionally, our ACHE Leadership Bootcamp will include sessions on essential skills of strategic career mapping, mentoring, coaching, and building sustainable strategies to support resiliency and well-being. We have a fantastic line up of phenomenal leaders across many health professional backgrounds. Registration is open and seats are limited! Looking forward to seeing you there!

 

 

 





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