Aloha Chapter Members–
I wanted to thank all the members and guests that attended our annual breakfast on July 27th. Our guest speaker was George Greene, President & CEO of the Healthcare Association of Hawai‘i. George gave an excellent overview of the 2016 State Legislative Session and ended with trends, challenges and opportunities that we face going forward.
George Greene, President, CEO HAH at the 2016 Breakfast
If you were unable to attend the breakfast and would like a copy of George’s presentation - let me know and I can forward you a copy. Additional resources for Health Reform Topics can be found on the ACHE website – a few of the topics are listed below:
- Delivering Accountable Care
- Coping with Financial Challenges of Lowered Reimbursement
- Meeting Clinical Staffing Demands
- Building Medical Staff Relationships
- Improving Quality and Patient Centered Care
- Increasing Access to Care in Your Community
- You can find these links and more at ACHE.org
Finally at our annual breakfast - two of our chapter members received the Regent Healthcare Executive Award. The criteria for the Regent award are:
- A member of the ACHE
- Demonstration of leadership ability
- Demonstration of innovation and creative management
- Executive capability in developing his or her organization and promoting its growth and stature in the community
- Participation in local, state, or provincial hospital and health association activities
- Participate in civic/community activities and projects
- Demonstration of participation in ACHE activities and interest in assisting ACHE in achieving its objectives
Both of our awardees exceeded the criteria - congratulations to Kathy Raethal, FACHE from Castle Medical Center and to Selma Yamamoto from the Queen’s Health Systems for their outstanding commitment to the health care profession.
Selma Yamamoto (Left) receives her Regent Award, Jen Chahanovich (Right)
Thank you again for supporting our local Chapter. I am available for questions about the chapter or ACHE – please feel free to contact me on my cell or e-mail.