Hawaii - Pacific Chapter of ACHE - Spring 2014  (Plain Text Version)

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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)


Guam Local Program Council

Lieutenant Joseph M. Fromknecht, Medical Service Corps, United States Navy, President, Guam Local Program Council

An election was held in January to select the Guam Local Program Council (LPC) leadership for 2014. Please welcome the new leadership.

An election was held in January to select the Guam Local Program Council (LPC) leadership for 2014. Please welcome the following leaders:

  • Chair: LT Joe Fromknecht, USN, Department Head, Staff Ed & Training, U.S. Naval Hospital Guam
  • Chair-Elect: John Ray Taitano II, MBA, Special Projects Coordinator, Guam Economic Development Authority
  • Treasurer: Fabrienne C. Reyes, Clinic Manager, Guam Surgical Group, Tamuning, Guam
  • Secretary: LTJG Matthew C. Gallagher, USN, Assistant Department Head, Human Resources, U.S. Naval Hospital Guam

A very special THANK YOU to all of the outgoing leadership for their service during the past year; particularly LCDR Daren Verhulst, USN, FACHE for his service as the Guam Local Program Chair; Chuck Tanner, as the Chair-elect; Serena Darity as the Treasurer and Maryann Cabrera for her service as Secretary.

Last week the new leadership hosted a highly successful, informative, and enjoyable social and networking event.  The event was held at Meskla on the Cove in downtown Tamuning on March 21, 2014. The social event was well attended by 15 guests with various levels of professional experience in healthcare related organizations. This provided a rich environment for networking, exchanging of thoughts, and the introduction of the 2014 leadership team. 

Social and networking event, Tamuning, Guam

Joe Fromknecht, the newly elected ACHE Guam-Pacific Chapter President, introduced the new leadership team and gave a short speech on the importance of collaboration amongst local healthcare administrators. Members were asked to provide input on future events such as lunch-and-learns and leadership development programs. 

We look forward to a very exciting year ahead!!