In This Issue
Message from the Regent
Message from the Chapter President
Recent Chapter Events
News from the Education Committee
Summer Calendar of Events
Obtaining your FACHE Credential
Education Calendar of Events
Spring 2013 Financial Report
New Fellows, Recertified Fellows and New Members
Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE Leadership Development Program
National News - Summer 2013
Other National News
Focus on Professional Growth
Avoid Complacency in Presentations
Ensure delivery of Chapter E-newsletter (Disclaimer)
Other National News

Board of Governors Exam Fee Waiver Promotion 2013
ACHE is pleased to offer once again the Board of Governors Exam fee waiver promotion to ACHE Members who apply for the FACHE® credential between March 1 and June 30. Members must submit their completed Fellow application and $250 application fee during the promotion period. Pending application approval, ACHE will waive the $200 Board of Governors Exam fee. All follow-up materials (i.e., references) must be submitted by Aug. 31 to receive the waiver. For more information on the promotion, go to  

ACHE Publications App
The ACHE Publications App debuted in January with the first 2013 editions of Frontiers of Health Services Management, Healthcare Executive magazine and the Journal of Healthcare Management. The app is an added benefit for members and does not replace the print editions. It will provide an enhanced experience for readers by delivering interactive digital versions of each ACHE publication. The app can be downloaded at no charge from the App Store and also accessed as a mobile Web app through any browser. Only members and subscribers can access the digital publications. For more information, visit

2013 Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership Education Programs
The 2013 ethics program, “The Ethics of Access to Care and Care Disparities,” will be led by Joseph R. Betancourt, MD, director, The Disparities Solutions Center, Boston, on Aug. 7, and offered in conjunction with ACHE’s New York Cluster. The half-day session will focus on issues of equity of care and disparities in access, treatment and outcomes. A select panel of healthcare leaders will react to Dr. Betancourt’s remarks and share their experiences with the ethical challenges of increasing access to care and care equity. For those already attending the New York cluster, continue your professional growth with this important session. Or, just participate in the morning
workshop and leave with a renewed sense of commitment.  Register online at

The 2013 innovations program, “Healthcare Innovation: Taking Action, Improving Care and Reducing Costs,” will focus on key initiatives introduced by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (the Innovation Center). The program will highlight three organizations that received Healthcare Innovations Awards and their experiences in implementing projects to develop better healthcare in communities with the highest care needs and will be offered in conjunction with the San Diego cluster in September. Full details will be available soon at

Both programs qualify for ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits.

Tuition Waiver Assistance Program
To reduce the barriers to ACHE educational programming for ACHE members experiencing economic hardship, ACHE has established the Tuition Waiver Assistance Program.
ACHE makes available a limited number of tuition waivers to ACHE Members and Fellows whose organizations lack the resources to fund their tuition for education programs. Members and Fellows in career transition are also encouraged to apply. Tuition waivers are based on financial need and are available for the following ACHE education programs:

* Congress on Healthcare Leadership
* Cluster Seminars
* Self-Study Programs
* Online Education Programs
* Online Tutorial (Board of Governors Exam preparation)
* ACHE Board of Governors Exam Review Course

All requests are due no less than eight weeks before the program date, except for ACHE self-study courses; see quarterly application deadlines on the FAQ page of the tuition waiver application. Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Recipients will be notified of the waiver review panel's decision not less than six weeks before the program date. For ACHE self-study courses, applicants will be notified three weeks after the quarterly application deadline.

If you have questions about the program, please contact Teri Somrak, associate director, Division of Professional Development, at (312) 424-9354 or For more information, visit

ACHE Call for Nominations for the 2014 Slate
ACHE’s 2013–2014 Nominating Committee is calling for applications for service beginning in 2014. All members are encouraged to participate in the nominating process. ACHE Fellows are eligible for any of the Governor and Chairman-Elect vacancies and are eligible for the Nominating Committee vacancies within their district. Open positions on the slate include:
-Nominating Committee Member, District 1 (two-year term ending in 2016)
-Nominating Committee Member, District 4 (two-year term ending in 2016)
-Nominating Committee Member, District 5 (two-year term ending in 2016)
-4 Governors (three-year terms ending in 2017)

Please refer to the following district designations for the open positions:

* District 1: Canada, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.
* District 4: Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.
* District 5: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Candidates for Chairman-Elect and Governor should submit an application to serve, a copy of their resume and up to 10 letters of support.

Candidates for the Nominating Committee should only submit a letter of self-nomination and a copy of their resume.

Applications to serve and self-nominations must be submitted electronically to and must be received by July 15, 2013. All correspondence should be addressed to Rulon F. Stacey, PhD, FACHE, chairman, Nominating Committee, c/o Julie Nolan, American College of Healthcare Executives, 1 N. Franklin St., Ste. 1700, Chicago, IL 60606-3529.

The first meeting of ACHE’s 2013–2014 Nominating Committee was held Tuesday, March 12, 2013, during the Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago. The committee met in open session at 2:45 p.m. During the meeting an orientation session was conducted for potential candidates, giving them the opportunity to ask questions regarding the nominating process. Immediately following the orientation, an open forum was provided for ACHE members to present and discuss their views of ACHE leadership needs.

Following the July 15 submission deadline, the committee will meet to determine which candidates for Chairman-Elect and Governor will be interviewed. All candidates will be notified in writing of the committee’s decision by Sept. 30, 2013, and candidates for Chairman-Elect and Governor will be interviewed in person on Oct. 31, 2013.

To review the Candidate Guidelines, visit the Members Only area of and select the “Candidate Guidelines” link on the left-hand side of the page. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Nolan at (312) 424-9367 or

ACHE Call for Nominations for Regent-at-Large
The ACHE Board of Governors is calling for applications to serve as Regent-at-Large in District 1 and District 6
beginning in March 2014. ACHE Fellows are eligible for Regent-at-Large vacancies within their district.

District 1 consists of Canada, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

District 6 consists of Uniformed Services and Veterans Affairs.

The goal of the Board of Governors in appointing Regents-at-Large is for the Council of Regents to mirror the diversity of ACHE Members and Fellows. To that end, the Board seeks applicants who are female or persons of color. The responsibilities of the Regent-at-Large, including suggested knowledge, skills and experience are included in the position description posted in the Members Only area of Appointments will be made by the Board of Governors in November 2013.

Fellows from District 1 and District 6 may apply to serve by sending a letter (see specifications below) via U.S. mail postmarked between Jan. 1 and July 15, 2013, to Thom D. Freyer, FACHE, CAE, American College of Healthcare Executives, 1 N. Franklin St., Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60606-3529. Materials can also be sent via email to or faxed to (312) 424-2836.

Application specifications: Letters of application must include a statement by the candidate that addresses their qualifications for the position, including the characteristics identified by the Board of Governors that are noted above. Candidates may include up to two letters of support for their candidacy.