Hawaii/Pacific Regent's Message

Kevin Roberts





Aloha to All From California,

I have relocated to Southern California to serve as CEO of Glendale Adventist Medical Center in northern Los Angeles. I will be serving out my term as ACHE Regent through March 2012 from a distance. Therefore, I'll help the Board as much as possible from here and prepare for the transition to the new Regent.

Congratulations to Coral Andrews, FACHE, who was elected as the Regent for the next three years. I know that she will serve the region well and bring great support from the national organization. Blessings for the holidays,

Kevin A. Roberts, FACHE

Hawaii/Pacific Regent

former CEO, Castle Medical Center



In appreciation for all his outstanding support to the Hawaii/Pacific Chapter of ACHE, a small token of appreciation was presented to Kevin by Chapter President, Stan Berry, FACHE, at the October 2011 Breakfast Meeting at which Dr. Rulon Stacey was the featured speaker. Kevin has been an inspirational leader both as a past president of the Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE as well as serving as ACHE Regent for the Pacific area. Aloha nui loa to Kevin and family. Perhaps one day the islands will call you back again!




Letter From the President

Jen Chahanovich, FACHE


As we enter 2012, I would like to first thank our Hawaii-Pacific Chapter Members for your support, commitment, and participation in our chapter activities over the past year. I would like to thank Stan Berry, immediate past president, for his leadership and commitment to the Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE.

The goals for 2012 will be refocusing our efforts on supporting our members in their advancement to Fellow status while simultaneously increasing our membership enrollment and participation in educational meetings. Now is the perfect time for you to recruit new ACHE members or encourage current members to advance to Fellow through the Leader-to-Leader Program that rewards affiliates for their efforts. Your participation is important not only to help achieve our membership goals, but also to give your colleagues access to proven ACHE career development resources at the local and national level. We will continue our focus on providing chapter members with access to affordable, convenient and valuable services like ACHE Face-to-Face educational events and directly assist members in both advancing to or renewing their ACHE Fellow status.

The participation of our members has continually grown over the past years and we a committed to serving you. I hope to see you soon at one of our educational meetings in the near future. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or comments regarding our chapter activities at jen.chahanovich@palimomi.org.

Jen H. Chahanovich

Past President's Remarks

Stan Berry, FACHE

  Jen Chahanovich, FACHE, President and

  Stan Berry, FACHE, Past President

I thoroughly enjoyed serving as our chapter's president this past year because I had great support from both our local chapter board members and our colleagues at ACHE Headquarters in Chicago. Kevin Roberts was once again an enthusiastic Regent and I also liked interacting with many of our members here in Hawaii and in Guam. Working with our group of dedicated professionals and talented leaders re-affirmed my belief that ACHE membership opens the door to many opportunities, including ongoing education, personal and professional development, networking, career advancement and professional recognition. Now that the chapter leadership baton has been passed to Jen Chahanovich, FACHE, I am looking forward to an outstanding year of chapter educational and networking events and the expansion of its membership. Mahalo, Stan



2011 was a positive financial year for the chapter. We started the year with a balance of $10,623. Thanks to the generosity of our organizational partners, we received $9,000 in corporate sponsorhsips. In addition, we received a membership rebate check from ACHE totalling $3,082. Chapter activity expenses for the year totaled $6,543, leaving a carry over balance of $16,846 for 2012.


Hawaii Pacific Chapter of ACHE 2012 Leadership

Gertie Francoise

As we issue in another new, exciting year for the Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE, we welcome a number of new leaders who have stepped up to guide the chapter's activities for 2012. The following members will comprise the 2012 Hawaii Pacific Chapter of ACHE Board:

REGENT: Kevin Roberts, FACHE (Until March 2012)
            Coral Andrews, FACHE (After March 2012)

PRESIDENT: Jen Chahanovich, FACHE



SECRETARY: Darlena Chadwick



BOARD of DIRECTORS:  Hilton Raethel

                                  Steve Robertson

                                  Charlotte Hildebrand

                                  Bobbie Ornellas, FACHE

                                  Joanne Reid, FACHE


We look forward to another good year of excellent educational and networking opportunities with our local ACHE members while supporting the hard work of our new board members.



The Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE is partnering with the Health Financial Management Association of Hawaii Chapter for their 2012 annual conference planned for April 16-17 at the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii. The two-day conference will include up-to-date information about healthcare reform laws, ICD-10, changes to Medicare billing and reimbursement rules, insights from local leadership and other pertinent topics. Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE members are offered ACHE Face-to-Face Education credit and can expect to pay the same registration rate as HFMA members. For information, members can contact any of the above chapter board members or email jen.chahanovich@palimomi.org.




ACHE Chairman Speaks at Hawaii Breakfast Meeting

Gertie Francoise

Dr. Rulon Stacey, ACHE Chairman                                                           

On October 25, 2011, nearly 30 members of the Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE listened to Dr. Rulon F. Stacey, Chief Executive Officer of Poudre Valley Health System, Fort Collins, CO, and ACHE Chairman, as he spoke about changes facing the healthcare industry. Over breakfast foods and coffee, attendees heard more about moving from the Wholesale Markets of the 1980s to Managed Care in the 1990s to the emphasis in the Technology Market of 2000 and now to the Accountable Era of 2010. Dr. Stacey emphasized that in the accountable era, patients are the customer focus and healthcare leaders are expected to deliver quality outcomes at a reasonable price. He illustrated "a classic two-curve planning scenario in the changing dynamics of the healthcare industry, noting "the challenge of a 2-curve problem is to prosper in the 1st while you prepare for the 2nd." Dr. Stacey finished his presentation with a summary of the successful activities and growth of ACHE and a reminder that the 2012 Annual ACHE Congress is scheduled to be held in Chicago, March 19-22 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. 

The breakfast meeting also provided the opportunity for the presentation of two Regent's Awards by Regent Kevin Roberts, FACHE, to two surprised members, Ms. Chris Keliipio, (left) the Hawaii-Pacific Chapter Secretary and Ms. Bobbie Ornellas, FACHE, (right) member of the Board of Directors. Chris and Bobbie were both recognized for their unfailing support of chapter events and willingness to always step up to lend a helping hand. Christie is also the chapter secretary and maintains the Hawaii web page. 

Christie Kaliipio & Kevin Roberts


Bobbie Ornellas & Kevin Roberts 

                                                                                                            Kevin Roberts, Stan Berry, Christie Kaliipio, Dr. Stacey & Bobbie Ornellas



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