In This Issue
Message from your ACHE Regent, Spring 2014
Message from the Chapter President
Guam Local Program Council
Recent Chapter Events
Regent Awards presented to Martha B. Smith, FACHE, CEO
News from the Education Committee
Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE partners with the Shidler College of Business
Shidler College of Business launches Distance Learning Executive MBA Health Care Management Program
Spring 2014 Calendar of Events
Spring 2014 Education Calendar
Spring 2014 Financial Report
Membership: New Fellows, Members, and Recertified Fellows
National News - Spring 2014
Got Measles?
Hospitals and healthcare organizations throughout Hawai‘i and the rest of the nation are feeling the effects of a normal saline (NS) shortage.
Military Health System (MHS) Governance Reform and the Establishment of the Enhanced Multi-Service Market (eMSM) Hawaii
Many thanks to our Sponsors!
Ensure delivery of Chapter E-newsletter (Disclaimer)
Recent Chapter Events
Lieutenant Colonel Hugh McLean Jr., FACHE; Lieutenant Colonel Tanya Peacock, FACHE; Gidget Ruscetta, and Micah Ewing

The Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE hosted an event for 1.5 qualified education credits on February 6, 2014. Mr. Ian Lazarus, managing partner at Creative Healthcare (CHC) in San Diego, provided an interactive session regarding “Lean, Six Sigma and Culture Change: Ingredients for Success in the New Era of Reform” at the Queens Conference Center, Honolulu, HI. 

Lean Six Sigma training with Mr. Ian Lazarus:  From Left to Right - Robert Rawleigh, 
Ian Lazarus, and Coral Andrews at the Queen's Conference Center


A Hawaii-Pacific chapter social event took place on Thursday, March 13 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Queens Conference Center. We had a great dialogue on pointers for preparing and taking the BOG Exam. Thanks to the many members who recently passed the exam for sharing thier experiences and tips. As you can see from the picture, we had a great turnout. Please look for the link in a follow up correspondence that will include study questions, contact information and additional tips, as we promised. Also, feel free to contact any board member for further assistance!

Board of Governors Exam Social Event Attendees

Future events

Another local ACHE event will be held in conjunction with the HFMA conference, consisting of a panel discussion about physician-hospital integration in the 21st century. Approved for 1.5 face-to-face education credits, this event take place on April 21, 3:00-4:30 p.m. at the Ala Moana hotel. Panelists include Dr. Whitney Limm of the Queen’s Medical Center; Mr. Money Atwal, CFO/CIO HHSC East Hawaii Region; Dr. Gerard Livaudais, HPH Executive Director Hawaii Health Partners and a panelist from Castle Medical Center.

An ACHE Hawaii Program will take place September 15-18, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa. More detailed information will follow in subsequent newsletters.