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


Career and Leadership
Member Spotlight: Colonel Michael Foutch
Jessica Niles, MBA, RN-C

For this month's member spotlight, we feature ACHE Hawai'i member and recently elected Board Member, Colonel Michael Foutch. Mike is the Deputy Command Surgeon, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. He has been a member of ACHE since 2015.

What is your role in your organization?

As Deputy Command Surgeon, I assist the Command Surgeon (the senior AF Medical Officer in the Pacific area) in the oversight of 9 Military Treatment Facilities, the operational employment of Medical Forces across the Pacific, and act as the senior medical advisor to the Commander of Pacific Air Forces.

What roles have you taken/activities have you been involved with in ACHE?

My role as a Board member here for our Hawai’i-Pacific Chapter is my first formal role within ACHE. Prior to this, I have predominantly taken advantage of ACHE’s educational programs including leadership seminars and the annual Congress. I have thoroughly enjoyed Congress attendance in the past. The mix of outstanding speakers and seeing and engaging with friends at the Congress has always been a very rewarding experience.

Are you involved in any community activities?

As I just moved to Hawai’i in 2020 during COVID, I have not had the opportunity to join or be a part of many activities here, but I look forward to seeking out new opportunities in the coming months. During my previous assignment in Ohio I was a Board Member for the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association and the Buckeye Federal Healthcare Consortium. Both organizations were dedicated to the improvement, efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare in the greater Dayton (OH) area.

What are your primary areas of interest or concern as a health care leader?

I am continuously concerned about ‘burnout’ for our clinical teams and the constant pressure to continue to produce with fewer and fewer resources. I am also interested in where the healthcare industry and health care career fields in general are headed over the next 10-15 years. I think the lessons learned regarding virtual health as demonstrated during COVID-19 operations are going to change the landscape of outpatient medicine going forward.

What role(s) would you like to see ACHE play in the local health care industry?

I believe ACHE plays an important role in assisting in the continuous education of its members. The seminars, study courses, leadership assessments, and special topic programs ACHE offers are invaluable to healthcare leaders setting aside time to continue their educational growth. I also believe that the opportunities the ACHE Chapter presents for networking amongst our peers, particularly within a local Chapter, are invaluable to solving complex problems – particularly when an issue may arise between competing organizations.

Any wisdom or advice to share with chapter members?

I’m not sure this falls in the category of wisdom, but I encourage chapter members to say yes to opportunities to learn, grow and build relationships. We all get very busy taking care of day-to-day tasks and we often forget to invest in our own futures. Whether it is through educational events, leadership seminars or just getting back to going out to lunch with colleagues; we often need to be reminded to take time for this very important part of personal growth.

What do you do for fun (bio info with no professional value)?

My wife and I enjoy being outdoors … water sports, kayaking, and hiking. I have been an avid golfer most of my life, and was lucky enough to help coach my son’s HS golf team in Ohio. I also enjoy watching my kids (18, 16, 14) grow and engage in activities they enjoy … baseball, golf, rock band, acting, sailing, ice skating and theater.

Mahalo Colonel Mike!

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