Message From Your ACHE Regent
Aloha and Season’s Greetings!
I hope this
message finds you, your colleagues, and family healthy during the holidays. The
holidays are a time of reflection, a reminder of what is important, and a time
to re-ignite our energies and passions for a New Year. It has been an
unprecedented and tumultuous time in our history. I’d like to mirror Andrew’s
thoughts in the importance of taking the time to “re-fill your tank” for the
challenging road ahead.
We held our annual meeting on December 14 and it is my hope you found value in the
fellowship and were able to take advantage of Craig Deao’s presentation. Dr.
Michael E. Frisina’s course series entitled “Professional Burnout in Health
Care” recently concluded on 12/7 for a total of (7) face-to-face hours this
month. I urge you to take advantage of our programs as Kristin and the
education committee continue to do an amazing job in providing increasingly
relevant and timely content for all levels of leadership.
Throughout the pandemic, we have been able to take advantage of some very convenient and
effective virtual education events. At the same time, I want to recognize that
it has been a challenge to really engage with our membership without the
in-person events. I am looking forward to more in-person events in 2022 and I’d
like to give you a glimpse of some upcoming opportunities that are planned on
2022 Congress on Healthcare Leadership (March 28-31) – The
2022 Congress is entitled “Advance” and will be in-person at the Hyatt Regency
Chicago with 12 possible face-to-face credits. There is a virtual Leadership
Symposium April 11-12 as well offering unique content. https://congress.ache.org.
2022 Hawai‘i HFMA Conference (April 7-8) –
We are partnering with the Hawai’i Chapter of the Healthcare Finance
Management Association (HFMA) to bring you another in-person event at the
Hawai’i Prince. We have (2) panel discussions planned for this event and a
multitude of finance and revenue cycle sessions.
2022 Annual Breakfast and Member Meeting (July 22) – This
event is back at the Hawai’i Prince and will occur prior to the Annual
Healthcare Association of Hawai‘i meeting.
2022 Annual Hawai’i
Leadership in Action Conference (November, TBD) – We
are excited to continue our partnership with the Hawai’i chapter of
American Organization of Nurse Leaders (AONL) and the Hawai‘i State Center
for Nursing (HSCN) to bring another in-person conference—loaded with
educational and networking opportunities.
FACHE Boot Camp (TBD) – We
will be supporting our members looking to advance to Fellow by hosting an
informative boot camp to help prepare for the Board of Governor’s (BOG)
New Member and Early
Careerist Events (TBD) – We
are also looking forward to re-establishing our new and student member
events. Stay tuned. Venues and dates are still in planning.
(TBD) – Along
with our traditional Congress chapter dinner, we are planning to host
local in-person events focused primarily on fellowship and engagement with
our chapter members.
As we turn the page on yet another challenging year, I would like to thank Andrew Giles for his dedication and steadfast leadership as
President over the past two years. Please join me in welcoming Travis Clegg as
the incoming Chapter President.
I’d also like to take the time to thank you for your
leadership and everything you do in advancing the health of the communities we
serve. Happy Holidays!
Micah B. Ewing, FACHE
Regent for Hawaii/Pacific