Hawaii - Pacific Chapter of ACHE - Summer 2015 Issue  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  Message from your ACHE Regent, Summer 2015
•  Message from the Chapter President
•  Guam Local Program Council
•  Recent Chapter Events
•  News from the Education Committee
•  Membership: New Fellows, Members, and Recertified Fellows
•  Summer 2015 Calendar of Events
•  Summer 2015 Education Calendar
•  Summer 2015 Financial Report
•  ACHE Diversity Internship Available
•  MERS: An Emerging Pathogen?
•  National News - Summer 2015
•  12 Things Successful Leaders Never Tolerate
•  Employee Engagement During Conference Calls
•  Many thanks to our Sponsors!
•  Ensure delivery of Chapter E-newsletter (Disclaimer)


National News - Summer 2015

Tamara Pappas

The Summer 2015 National News, from ACHE.org.

Apply for the Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program by July 2

The deadline to apply for the 2016 Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program is Thursday, July 2.

During this year-long program scholars will benefit from specialized curriculum opportunities addressing barriers in career attainment and developing executive presence, one-on-one interaction with a specially selected mentor and participation in formal leadership education and career assessments. Enhanced self-awareness, critical leadership skills and an expanded network of leaders will help prepare scholars to ascend to C-suite roles in hospitals, health systems and other healthcare organizations.

Visit http://ache.org/ExecutiveDiversity/for more information or to apply. Please direct any questions about the Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program to Terra L. Levin, FACHE, CAE, regional director, attlevin@ache.org or (312) 424-9329.

The Foundation of ACHE’s Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership is accepting donations to the Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program. Gifts—no matter the amount—will help shape the future of healthcare leadership. Visit http://www.ache.org/abt_ache/Fund_4_Innovation.cfm to make a donation.

New Video Details ACHE’s Strategic Plan

A video revealed during ACHE’s annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership detailed ACHE’s 2015–2017 strategic plan. The organization adopted the plan to ensure its ongoing value in today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment. Based on input from members, chapter leaders and Regents, the ACHE Board of Governors created the plan to direct the organization’s focus during the next three to five years.

Watch the highlight video and read more about ACHE’s 2015–2017 Strategic Plan

Apply for Fellow Now Through June 30 and Save $200 on Exam Fee

ACHE is pleased to once again offer 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 http://www.ache.org/mbership/credentialing/credentialing.cfm

Exam Online Community Offers a Complimentary Interactive Learning Platform

Members preparing for the Board of Governors Examination can access the Exam Online Community as a complimentary and supplementary resource that can boost their confidence and help them succeed. The online community is an interactive platform to learn and glean study tips from other Members taking the Exam. Plus, there is the opportunity to discuss Exam topics with experts for a higher level of understanding and the option to participate in study groups. Interested Members can join the Exam Online Community at http://www.ache.org/mbership/credentialing/onlinecommunity/joinbog.cfm.

ACHE Launches New Social Media Accounts

ACHE has expanded its social media presence once again by relaunching its Facebook and Twitter pages. We will now share news about healthcare management and insight from our organization year-round, in addition to news related to the annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership. ACHE will post on topics relevant to healthcare leaders and share the organization’s content and resources for members and events happening within AChE.
Join ACHE’s more than 4,000 fans on Facebook by “liking” the American College of Healthcare Executives page. You can also follow ACHE on Twitter at our recently relaunched account, @ACHEConnect.

Healthcare Consultants and Physician Executives Forum Education Programs

The Physician Executives Forum and Healthcare Consultants Forum provides added value to physician executive and healthcare consultant members via tailored resources to meet these groups’ unique professional development needs. A one-day education program is a cornerstone benefit of both Forums that offers an affordable learning and networking opportunity. Dates and location for these programs are as follows:

Healthcare Consultants Forum Education Program
Sept. 11, 2015
Hyatt Regency O’Hare
Rosemont, Ill.
More details available at ache.org/HC Program

Physician Executives Forum Education Program
Oct. 10, 2015
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Washington, D.C.
More details available at http://www.ache.org/PEForum

Tuition Waiver Assistance Program

To reduce the barriers to ACHE educational programming for Members experiencing economic hardship, ACHE has established the Tuition Waiver Assistance Program.
ACHE makes available a limited number of tuition waivers to Members and Fellows whose organizations lack the resources to fund their tuition for education programs. Those 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 those received after the deadline will not be considered. Recipients will be notified of the waiver review panel's decision no 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 tsomrak@ache.org. For more information, visit ache.org/Tuitionwaiver.

2015 Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership Education Programs

The 2015 ethics program, “An Ethical-Basis Move from Volume to Value,” will be led by William Nelson, PhD, HFACHE, associate professor of community and family medicine, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and the Department of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Offered in conjunction with ACHE’s New York City Cluster on Aug. 7, this half-day session will explore effective, intentional and practical ways for healthcare leaders to strengthen their organization’s focus on making the best decision when moving from volume- to value-based care. A select panel of healthcare leaders including Theresa Edwards, FACHE, president, Sentara Leigh Hospital, Norfolk, Va.; Nicholas Wolter, MD, CEO, Billings (Mont.) Clinic; Deborah Zastocki, DNP, FACHE, president, Chilton Medical Center, Pompton Plains, N.J.; will react to Nelson’s remarks and share experiences and lessons learned duringchanges within their organizations. Full details are available at http://www.ache.org/Ethics.

The 2015 innovations program, “Thriving in Today’s Healthcare Marketplace: Preparing for Tomorrow’s Payer and Purchaser Expectations,” will be led by Andrew S. Cohen, senior vice president Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC. Cohen will share examples of new business models in today’s healthcare environment. A panel of healthcare leaders also will share their new models, challenges and various considerations they have made during transitions. This half-day program will be offered on Sept. 11 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill. Full details will soon be available at http://www.ache.org/abt_ache/Fund_4_Innovation.cfm.

Both programs qualify for ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits.
These programs are funded in part by ACHE’s Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership. Your contribution matters. For more information on the Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership, and to donate today, visit http://www.ache.org/abt_ache/Fund_4_Innovation.cfm.