Message from Your ACHE Regent
Hawai'i Pacific ACHE Members,
A few months
ago, I was planning to fly to Chicago to reconnect with friends, meet new ACHE
members, and participate in conversations about the latest health care
changes as we all plan for payment transformation.
to today, and I am standing in my office planning for a "NEW NORMAL".
Wow, normal. What does that even mean anymore? Everyone is wearing a mask,
screening patients for COVID-19 before surgery, engaged in telemedicine visits with
physicians, and social distancing. Never in my 30 + years in health care did I
ever think I would be looking at the services we provide through this lens. Our
nature in Hawai'i and the Pacific is to greet each other with a hug and a kiss.
Now we hesitate to get close and try to greet each other with a smile through
As I reflect
on a few short weeks ago, we were preparing for Congress and the excitement of
seeing old friends and making new connections. I feel so blessed and fortunate
to have you as a colleague and member of our Hawai'i Pacific Chapter of ACHE.
When I think of all of you, and the work we have accomplished to keep
our staff, patients, and community safe through this pandemic, I think
of perseverance, accomplishment, togetherness, community, and the list
goes on. YOU ARE MY HEALTH CARE HEROES!
Take time to
reflect on what you and your staff have accomplished and know we will get
through this together. Remember, ACHE is here to support you during this
Please refer to the ACHE
for a few reminders:
o The online COVID-19 Resource that includes webinars, articles, and podcasts. There
are also other resources such as the Social Media How-to Guide that provides members a guide on how to best
utilize social media platforms.
o Upcoming webinars (eligible for 1 ACHE Qualified
Education credit each)
o Posted Articles by Deborah J.
Bowen, FACHE, CAE, president, and CEO, ACHE:
Leading Together Through COVID-19
Leading Through a Crisis
and I hope to see you soon for a face-to-face conversation (socially distance) as we
establish our NEW NORMAL!
Gidget Ruscetta, FACHE
Regent for Hawaii/Pacific
Kapiolani Medical Center/Hawaii Pacific Health
If you would like to send a message to the Regent, please use the Regent's
email listed above. Do not reply directly to this email message since your
message will go to Regional Services, and not directly to the Regent.
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