Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter of ACHE
A quarterly e-newsletter for the Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter of ACHE Summer 2021
In This Issue
Messages from Chapter Leadership
Message from the Regent
Message from the Chapter President
Article of Interest
Leading Growth in Lean Times
News & Committee Updates
News from the Education Committee
Membership Report: New Fellows, Members, and Recertified Fellows
Career and Leadership
Ask an Exec!
Member Spotlight: Colonel Michael Foutch
Member Spotlight: Cheryl Kozai, MBA, BSN, RN, FACHE
ACHE National News
Connect With Your Peers
Healthcare Consultants Forum Member Directory: Connecting Executives to Consultants
Forum on Advances in Healthcare Management Research
2021 Premier Corporate Partners
Calendars and Recent Events
Calendar of Events
Calendar of Educational Events
ACHE Resources
Career Corner
Board of Governors Exam at Pearson VUE Testing Centers
Access Complimentary Resources for the Board of Governors Exam
Disclaimers/Sponsors
Ensure delivery of Chapter E-newsletter (Disclaimer)
Thank you to all our Sponsors
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CHAPTER OFFICERS

   

 

REGENT
Micah Ewing, MBA, FACHE
micah.ewing@hawaiipacifichealth.org

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

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

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Travis Clegg, MBA, FACHE
travis.clegg@straub.net


IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

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


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


TREASURER
Kenny Morris
kenneth.morris@stryker.com

SECRETARY
Sally Belles
sbelles@queens.org

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

MILITARY REPRESENTATIVE
Com Stephanie Ku
stephanie.s.ku.mil@mail.mil

DIRECTORS

Suzanne Asaro
asarosk@ah.org

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

Josh Carpenter
josh.carpenter@trane.com

Cheryl Kozai
cheryl.kozai@hphmg.org

Col Michael D. Foutch
michael.d.foutch.mil@mail.mil

Robyn Polinar
robyn.polinar@kapiolani.org

Carolyn Voulgaridis, JD, RN
carolynvoulgaridis@gmail.com


COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Glenn Kawabata | Communications
glenn.kawabata@straub.net

Jessica Niles | Communications
jessica.niles@straub.net

Jackie Kim | Diversity

Eunice Park | Diversity

Kristen Croom | Education
kcroom@queens.org

Jackie Kim | Education

Travis Clegg, MBA, FACHE | Membership
travis.clegg@straub.net

Nash Witten, MD | Membership
witten@hawaii.edu

Travis Clegg, MBA, FACHE | Nominating
travis.clegg@straub.net

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

Aaron Predum | Sponsorship
aaron.predum@hawaiipacifichealth.org


News & Committee Updates
News from the Education Committee
Kristen Croom, MLS(ASCP), MB(ASCP)

Aloha Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter,

We were pleased to present our second annual leadership conference April 29 – May 1, 2021. The education committee has committed to providing a leadership conference that offers up to 4.5 hours of F2F credits every other year. The intention is to provide key leadership programs using our local and military leaders to provide their knowledge and start the conversations. In 2019 we began with a leadership bootcamp that provided new leaders information to build a successful career and mentorship relationship. This year with Covid-19 we wanted to provide our leaders some opportunities to learn and discuss how their practice has changed due to this unprecedented healthcare crisis. The 3-session event was titled Conversations about Leadership.

Our first session, entitled Crisis Management: Strategies to Effectively Manage a Healthcare Organization, was a virtual presentation moderated by Hawaii Lieutenant Governor Josh Green. Our panelists included Colonel Martin Doperak, Commander of Tripler Army Medical Center, Major General Michael Place, Commander of 18th Medical Command Fort Shafter, and Dr. Jennifer Mbuthia, Physician Informaticist at Queen’s Medical Center. Overall, the panelists agreed that effective communication was a necessary component to crisis management. They also agreed that it is important for leaders to create the environment for honest and difficult conversations within their teams prior to the crisis starting.

The second session, entitled Telemedicine in the Healthcare Delivery System, was a virtual presentation moderated by Dr. Jennifer Mbuthia. Our panelists included Heidar Thordarson, Vice President of Finance at Adventist Health Castle, Terrance Young, Vice President at Hawaii Pacific Health Medical Group and Captain Durnay Stacy, 15th Healthcare Operations Squadron. Dr. Mbuthia and the panelists discussed their experiences with telemedicine and the Covid-19 pandemic. They provided amazing insights into how each of their organizations quickly expanded telemedicine to meet the needs of their patients and provided thoughts on the future of telemedicine.

Our third and final session, entitled Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, was a virtual presentation moderated by Lara Yamada-Hazenfield, the Physician Communication and Education Manager for Queen’s Clinically Integrated Physician Network. Our panelists included Rear Admiral Michael Toedt, the Chief Medical Officer of Indian Health Service, Josh Paul, Chief of Clinical Optimization for Tripler Army Medical Center and Dr. Gerard Akaka, the Vice President of Native Hawaii Affairs at the Queen’s Health System. Each panelist provided a unique perspective on Diversity Equity and Inclusion within their organization and discussed the importance of these for their patients and healthcare workers.

The education committee would like to an extend a huge mahalo to our moderators, panelists, and the ACHE Hawai'i-Pacific board for their support of this leadership conference. We are excited to continue this conference in 2023. The education committee is also looking forward to providing additional F2F and Qualified Education credits in 2021. Please keep an eye out for emails and announcements of future education events.

The 2021 Education committee include Kristen Croom MLS (ASCP)CM, MB(ASCP)CM, FACHE, Director of Lab, Pathology and Molecular Services at Queen’s Medical Center, Dr. Jennifer Espiritu, MPH, Hawaii Military Health System Public Health Emergency Officer, and Emily Denson, RN, BSN, Clinic Manager of Straub Medical Center Pearlridge. If you are interested in working with the education committee on future events please reach out to any of us or the ACHE-Hawai'i-Pacific board.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kristen at kcroom80@gmail.com.

With regards, The Education Committee

Kristen Croom
Co-Chair, Education Committee

kcroom80@gmail.com 

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