|In This Issue|
Gidget Ruscetta, BSN, MBA, FACHE
Andrew Giles, MBA, FACHE
Travis Clegg, MBA, FACHE
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Darlena Chadwick, MSN, MBA, FACHE
CHAIR, GUAM LOCAL COUNCIL
James C. Lin, MD
Com Stephanie Ku
Nick Hughey, RN, MBA, FACHE
Laura Bonilla, BSN, MA, FACHECarolyn Voulgaridis, JD
|News & Committee Updates|
|News from the Education Committee|
|Kristen Croom, MLS(ASCP), MB(ASCP)|
Aloha Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter
I wanted to start by saying a huge MAHALO to our healthcare teams working to care for our patients during this pandemic. We have seen unprecedented changes to our healthcare system and our entire way of life. It is during these times that we can rely on our ACHE family and colleagues to provide a unified voice and support. Our Hawaii Pacific ACHE Board has been busy at our respective organizations, but now that we are seeing some light at the end of the tunnel I wanted to take this opportunity and provide you with some education committee updates for the rest of the year.
The 2020 Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Hawaii Conference was rescheduled to Monday November 9th to Tuesday November 10th, 2020, at the Prince Waikiki. The HFMA and ACHE Boards partner to provide Face to Face credits for our ACHE members, as well as a wealth of other healthcare financial management sessions. The first 1.5-hour ACHE panel on Monday will be titled "The Future of Healthcare Financing." This session will focus on different strategies used by various healthcare organizations in our community. The second 1.5-hour ACHE panel on Tuesday will be titled "Strategies to Create Meaningful Executive Alignment with Physicians and Organizational Financial Goals." We have financial managers and physicians on this panel to discuss how this dyad partnership is necessary for successful healthcare organizations. Registration will be reopened soon. Please visit www.cvent.com/events/hawaii-hfma-2020-fall-conference/event-summary to register and to see the schedule.
The Leadership in Action Conference is still on track to take place Thursday November 12th to Friday November 13th, 2020, at the Kahala Hotel and Resort. This is a conference in partnership with the Hawaii chapter of American Organization of Nurse Leaders, the Hawaii State Center for Nursing, and the ACHE Board to provide educational and leadership opportunities to our local healthcare leaders. The ACHE Hawaii Board is planning the pre-conference this year on November 12th. We are planning on flying in a national ACHE speaker to provide a 6 to 8 hour Face to Face workshop for our healthcare leaders. The following day will be filled with multiple speakers sharing experiences with leadership in a time of change. The planning committee is working on virtual options for this event in case we must change plans. More information will be made available soon. Check out www.aonlhawaii.org/event.