In This Issue
Messages from Chapter Leadership
Message from the Regent
Message from the Chapter President
Articles of Interest
Behind the Scenes: Supply Chain Managers Work to Keep Hawaii's Healthcare Workers Safe
How to Use Virtual Visits to Connect Coronavirus Patients With Loved Ones
We Must Stay Informed
Calendars and Recent Events
Calendar of Events
Calendar of Educational Events
News & Committee Updates
News from the Education Committee
Student Corner
Member Spotlight
Membership Report: New Fellows, Members, and Recertified Fellows
ACHE Resources
ACHE National News
Career Corner
Access Complimentary Resources for the Board of Governors Exam
Ensure delivery of Chapter E-newsletter (Disclaimer)
Thank you to all our Sponsors
Message from the Regent

Message from Your ACHE Regent
Spring 2020

Hawai'i Pacific ACHE Members,

A few months ago, I was planning to fly to Chicago to reconnect with friends, meet new ACHE members, and participate in conversations about the latest health care changes as we all plan for payment transformation.

Fast forward to today, and I am standing in my office planning for a "NEW NORMAL". Wow, normal. What does that even mean anymore? Everyone is wearing a mask, screening patients for COVID-19 before surgery, engaged in telemedicine visits with physicians, and social distancing. Never in my 30 + years in health care did I ever think I would be looking at the services we provide through this lens. Our nature in Hawai'i and the Pacific is to greet each other with a hug and a kiss. Now we hesitate to get close and try to greet each other with a smile through our eyes.

As I reflect on a few short weeks ago, we were preparing for Congress and the excitement of seeing old friends and making new connections. I feel so blessed and fortunate to have you as a colleague and member of our Hawai'i Pacific Chapter of ACHE. When I think of all of you, and the work we have accomplished to keep our staff, patients, and community safe through this pandemic, I think of perseverance, accomplishment, togetherness, community, and the list goes on. YOU ARE MY HEALTH CARE HEROES!

Take time to reflect on what you and your staff have accomplished and know we will get through this together. Remember, ACHE is here to support you during this difficult time.

Please refer to the ACHE website for a few reminders:

o   The online COVID-19 Resource that includes webinars, articles, and podcasts. There are also other resources such as the Social Media How-to Guide that provides members a guide on how to best utilize social media platforms.

o   Upcoming webinars (eligible for 1 ACHE Qualified Education credit each)

o   Posted Articles by Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE, president, and CEO, ACHE:

  •         Leading Together Through COVID-19
  •         Leading Through a Crisis
  •         Leading Together

Take care and I hope to see you soon for a face-to-face conversation (socially distance) as we establish our NEW NORMAL!

Gidget Ruscetta, FACHE
Regent for Hawaii/Pacific

If you would like to send a message to the Regent, please use the Regent's email listed above. Do not reply directly to this email message since your message will go to Regional Services, and not directly to the Regent.


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