Hawaii - Pacific Chapter of ACHE

Summer 2013

Message from the Regent

Coral T. Andrews, FACHE

As a member of ACHE, there are many opportunities to contribute to the strategic direction of the organization.

As a member of ACHE, there are many opportunities to contribute to the strategic direction of the organization. One such opportunity is to apply to participate on the nominating committee of ACHE as the 2014 Slate of Officers is selected and/or to run for an elected office.

A call for nominations has commenced:

ACHE’s 2013–2014 Nominating Committee is calling for applications for service beginning in 2014. All members are encouraged to participate in the nominating process. ACHE Fellows are eligible for any of the Governor and Chairman-Elect vacancies and are eligible for the Nominating Committee vacancies within their district. Open positions on the slate include:

-Nominating Committee Member, District 5 (two-year term ending in 2016)-Hawaii Pacific
-4 Governors (three-year terms ending in 2017)
-Chairman-Elect

Please refer to the following district designation for the open nominating committee position:
 
District 5: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
 
Candidates for Chairman-Elect and Governor should submit an application to serve, a copy of their resume and up to 10 letters of support.
 
Candidates for the Nominating Committee should only submit a letter of self-nomination and a copy of their resume.
 
Applications to serve and self-nominations must be submitted electronically to 
jnolan@ache.org and must be received by July 15, 2013.  All correspondence should be addressed to Rulon F. Stacey, PhD, FACHE, chairman, Nominating Committee, c/o Julie Nolan, American College of Healthcare Executives, 1 N. Franklin St., Ste. 1700, Chicago, IL 60606-3529.


As Members and Fellows, I hope you will consider an opportunity to serve in a broader capacity either locally or nationally.


Thank you.
Coral

 

Message from the Chapter President

Martha Smith, FACHE

It seems like the year is flying by! We had a great joint educational session in April with the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), allowing our members to receive 1.5 Face-to-Face credits.

Aloha Members,

 

It seems like the year is flying by! We had a great joint educational session in April with the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), allowing our members to receive 1.5 Face-to-Face credits. Please check out educational sessions coming up in July and September. Our board and educations committee is working diligently on bringing programs to Hawai‘i and Guam to allow you to achieve and maintain your fellowship credential.


We have a few other activities going on that I would like to share:

  • First, we made a leadership change, last month, Darlena Chadwick has accepted the position of president-elect, unfortunately, Jay Kreuzer, FACHE, had to step down from that role, we appreciate his support during the first few months of the year. 
  • We were selected by our national association to participate in a pilot leadership development project and LTC Tanya Peacock, FACHE, has taken the lead from our board to head up this project. We will report more on this as we get under way.
  • Darlena Chadwick, Jen Chahanovich, FACHE, and I are all working on a strategic sponsorship plan, that we hope will address our immediate needs but will sustain our chapter in to the future. If any of you have ideas or contacts that you think we should approach for sponsorship, please let us know.
  • The board enjoyed meeting our membership that joined us for a mixer on May 22. We plan to offer more activities to give you, our members, the opportunity to get to know one another, as well as for networking. 

Last, please let us know what we can do for you, we are here to serve you!

 

Thank you,

Martha

 


 

Recent Chapter Events

Lieutenant Colonel Tanya Peacock, Medical Service Corps, United States Army and First Lieutenant Megan Potter, Medical Service Corps, United States Navy

Highlights from the Healthcare Financial Management Association Annual Meeting, Military ACHE member gathering at the USS Missouri, and Mixer at the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. 

Healthcare Financial Management Association Annual Meeting

April 15, 2013

The Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE collaborated with the Hawaii Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association to hold a panel discussion on developing mentoring and coaching skills. The session focused upon a multi-faceted program instituted by Hawaii Pacific Health to broaden critical thinking, collaboration, and leadership skills of key leaders and staff. Martha Smith, FACHE, CEO, Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, served as the moderator. Panelists included Raquel Hicks Craven, Hawaii Pacific Health; Gail Lerch, Hawaii Pacific Health; and Kenneth Robbins, MD, Hawaii Pacific Health. Attendees received 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face education credits.  

 

 
Victoria Ong Mizumoto, President, Hawaii Chapter o
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the Healthcare Financial Management Association with
Martha Smith, President, Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of the
American College of Healthcare Executives

 

Military ACHE member gathering at the USS Missouri

April 26, 2013

In the spirit of collaboration and partnership, a group of military and U.S. government civilian healthcare professionals gathered on board the USS Missouri (BB-63) to discuss continuing education, themes from the recent ACHE Congress in Chicago, and opportunities for professional development within the local chapter. LCDR Robert Rawleigh opened the meeting with administrative remarks and an overview of the previous military sessions. LT Meg Potter gave a brief presentation on her experience at the 2013 ACHE Congress in Chicago including excerpts from the main presentations, recommended reading, and resume editing information. The meeting closed with a short networking session, input from the members on the survey for upcoming educational topics, and announcement of the chapter scholarship fund program.

Authors Note: This session is the latest in an ongoing series organized by LCDR Robert Rawleigh of Naval Health Clinic Hawaii. Special thanks to the USS Missouri Military Liaison staff.

 

Mixer at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children

May 21, 2013

Approximately 25 members of the Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE attended a mixer held at the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. Members had the opportunity to enjoy refreshments, speak to board members, and get to know one another better. Many thanks to the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children for sponsoring the event.

 
 Brigadier General Dennis Doyle, Commander, Pacific Regional Medical
Command & Tripler Army Medical Center and Major Eli Lozano,
Army-Baylor Resident & 70B Deputy Consultant to the Surgeon General
were among the attendees at the mixer

 

News from the Education Committee

Lieutenant Commander Robert Rawleigh, Medical Service Corps, United States Navy

In the March 2013 Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE Newsletter, I wrote about the exciting opportunities the Education Committee was exploring to help meet your continuing education and FACHE credentialing requirements. 

In the March 2013 Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE Newsletter, I wrote about the exciting opportunities the Education Committee was exploring to help meet your continuing education and FACHE credentialing requirements. As a recap, the following is what the committee agreed to investigate:

1. Assist members with preparing for the ACHE Board of Governors Exam

2. Develop a long-range education plan

3. Explore potential education partnership opportunities with other local professional organizations

4. Secure video teleconferencing to connect with the Guam Program Council during key events

5. Survey chapter members to determine education needs and desired training methods.

Regarding the first initiative listed above, the chapter board graciously approved the inaugural Chapter Education Assistance Program (CEAP). The purpose of CEAP is to encourage members to pursue becoming board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow (FACHE). To assist members with accomplishing this significant milestone event in one’s professional career, $3,000 is set aside to fund the program in 2013 and a solicitation for CEAP applications was sent via email by our chapter president, Ms. Martha Smith, FACHE on April 29, 2013. Members interested in competing for a financial award must complete the Financial Assistance Request Form included in the email and forward the form and requisite attachments to Robert Rawleigh at rcdrawleigh@gmail.com no later than the extended deadline of Friday, June 14, 2013. Applicants are eligible to receive an award to fund the FACHE application fee, exam fee and several other exam preparation related programs and materials.

The committee is also surveying chapter members to solicit feedback on topics our constituents are interested in learning about during education related events. Input was previously solicited via SurveyMonkey, which has since closed, during the May 21, 2013 chapter social at the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, and a third solicitation will occur during the July 17, 2013 Chapter Annual Breakfast at the Hawaii Prince Hotel. The committee will inform the membership of its survey findings and use the data to inform the long-range education plan. Regarding this plan, the committee and board are discussing the feasibility and timing of an ACHE On-Location Program as a future event. More to follow as details evolve.

The chapter and the Hawaii-Alaska Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) will partner together to provide a collaborative education event to its members. The event is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; location TBD. Please be on the lookout for additional details. Finally, efforts are ongoing to establish a video teleconferencing (VTC) link with the Guam Program Council. The working group is close to working out a solution to provide the VTC link in time for the Chapter Annual Breakfast.

In closing, please feel free to forward education program related questions and suggestions to rcdrawleigh@gmail.com. Thank you!

Aloha,
Robert

Summer Calendar of Events

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EVENTS THIS QUARTER:

 

Hawai’i-Pacific ACHE Summer Outing

 

June 15

 

ACHE Military Luncheon

(TENTATIVE) 

 

July 25

12 p.m. 

 

Chapter Breakfast
Hawai’i Prince Hotel

 

 

July 17,

7 a.m.-8 a.m.

ACHE Military Luncheon(TENTATIVE)

October 31,

12 p.m. 


Fall Newsletter – Deadline


September 2,
5 p.m.


ACHE / HIMSS Panel Discussion


September 12,

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

 

FUTURE EVENTS:

Winter Newsletter – Deadline

 

November 24,
5 p.m.

Congress on Health Care Leadership

 

March 24-27,

2014

 

 

 

 

**For the Hawai’i-Pacific Chapter and more detail on board events please visit the chapter website

Obtaining your FACHE Credential

Micah Ewing

Obtain the coveted FACHE Credential!  We've provided a summary of what you need to do. 

Now more than ever, the dynamic landscape of healthcare presents a challenge requiring strong and competent management. The ACHE supports this need by defining its mission to promote healthcare management excellence by member advancement. The Fellow (FACHE) program is the ultimate embodiment of this goal and affirms your commitment to excellence in healthcare leadership. 

FACHE Core Requirements

·         Master’s or other post baccalaureate degree

·         Current healthcare management position and 5 years of healthcare management experience

·         3 years tenure as an ACHE Member

·         3 references from current Fellows (one of which must be a structured interview)

·         40 hours of continuing education – at least 12 of which are ACHE “Face-to-Face” education hours—earned during the 5 years preceding becoming a Fellow

·         Participation in 2 healthcare-related and 2 community/civic activities

·         Pass the Board of Governors Examination in Healthcare Management

Motivation is often as simple as taking the first step. The first step is to submit an application. You do not have to meet all of the above requirements to be eligible in submitting an application; however, you must apply in order to take the Board of Governors Exam.  

Application Eligibility Requirements

·         Master’s or other post baccalaureate degree (submit copy of degree)

·         Current healthcare management position and atleast 2 years of healthcare management experience (submit organizational chart, job description, and resume)

·         3 references

·         $250 application fee (application is valid for 3 years)

You are challenged to attain this prestigious designation and support the mission of the ACHE. If you apply between now and June 30, the Board of Governors Exam fee of $200 is waived, which is significant savings!

Source:  www.ache.org

Education Calendar of Events

Opportunities to obtain your educational requirements.

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EVENTS THIS QUARTER:

Cape Cod Cluster

Cape Cod, MA

 

June 24 – 27

Webinar:  Enroll America

June 27

Webinar:  Conflict Resolution

July 17

New York Cluster

New York, NY

 

 Aug 5 – 8

Online Seminar: Exceptional Leadership

 

9/4 – 10/16

Online Seminar: Superior Productivity

 

9/11 – 10/23

Savannah Cluster

Savannah, GA

 

 

Sept 16 - 19

Online Seminar: A Review of Health Law

 

 9/18 - 10/30

San Diego Cluster

San Diego, CA

 

Sept 23 - 26

Online Seminar: Strategic Planning that Works

10/2 – 11/13

 

FUTURE EVENTS:

 

Congress on Health Care Leadership

 

 

 

 

March 24-27, 2014

Spring 2013 Financial Report

Steve Robertson, FACHE

Spring 2013 Financial Report: I am pleased to report the chapter’s financial health continues to be strong.

I am pleased to report the chapter’s financial health continues to be strong. Year to date, revenues have exceeded expenses by $5,199 and should further improve as we solicit funding from our corporate sponsors. Our bank balance as of May 31 is $21,706, giving us ample cash to fund a full slate of activities through the remainder of the year to benefit our members.  

New Fellows, Recertified Fellows and New Members

Art Gladstone, FACHE

The Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter would like to recognize and congratulate all new fellows, recertified fellows, and new members. 

The Hawaii-Pacific Chapter would like to recognize and congratulate our new Fellow:

March
Brigitte McKale, FACHE, Aiea

Congratulations to the following members who recently passed the Board of Governors Exam:

Nicholas Hughey, Wailuku
Christi L. Keliipio, Honolulu

The Hawaii-Pacific Chapter would like to recognize our Recertified Fellows:

May
LTC Dwight A. Armbrust Sr, FACHE, Honolulu
CAPT Steven R. Medina, FACHE, Carlsbad
Col Willliam D. Parker, FACHE, Kaneohe

A warm welcome to our new chapter members:

April
Margaret Wasielewski, Kailua

May
Brian Panik, MD, Haleiwa
2LT David A. Zablocki, Motley

Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE Leadership Development Program

Desmond J. Ryan, FACHE, CAE, Associate Director, Regional Services at ACHE and Lieutenant Colonel Tanya Peacock, FACHE, United States Army

The goal of the Leadership Development Program is to build an effective leadership corps within the Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE, thereby increasing chapter sustainability and performance.

The goal of the Leadership Development Program is to build an effective leadership corps within the Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE, thereby increasing chapter sustainability and performance.

Background
The ACHE Board of Governors recently charged the Chapters Committee with the responsibility of understanding the leadership development practices of local chapters and recommending appropriate support services to increase chapter effectiveness. It was determined that local chapter satisfaction and performance measures improve as chapters mature. The Leadership Development Program was established to assist local chapters with sustainability, engagement, and effectiveness of chapter volunteer leadership.


Chapter Leadership Development Model: Foundation
To build a more sustainable and higher performing chapter, local chapters must have a solid foundation for the development and use of leadership skills. The Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE was one of three chapters invited to participate in the ACHE Leadership Development Program because chapter volunteers and leadership demonstrated the following characteristics:

•    Strong commitment to the importance of volunteer leadership development
•    Board level accountability for leadership development
•    Desire to document the standardized processes used by leaders to do the chapter’s work
•    Propensity to formalize transition processes for preparing new leaders for new roles
•    Increased awareness of ACHE resources for chapters
•    Encourages chapter leaders to reach out to ACHE Regents and regional directors


Chapter Leadership Development Program
The ACHE Chapter Leadership Development Program requires a six-month commitment by Hawaii-Pacific  Chapter of ACHE leadership, who will focus specifically on improving the processes of volunteer selection, support, recognition, and assessment. The chapter’s leadership development coordinator, LTC Tanya Peacock, FACHE; the Regent, Coral Andrews, FACHE; and the regional director, Gerard Berish, CAE, are working together with the Hawaii Pacific Chapter of ACHE board of directors to create and begin implementation of an annual program. Key areas include developing position descriptions for all leadership positions, updating or constructing manuals and checklists for all key responsibilities, and formalizing orientation sessions for all key leadership positions. The plan will include the evaluation and modification of the chapter plan over time. Once the plan is completed and approved by the chapter board, the chapter becomes responsible for ongoing operations, although assistance will continue to be available from ACHE and Regents.


Program completion
Upon completion of the six-month process, ACHE will identify additional resources that should be developed by ACHE and will modify the development cycle based on feedback from participating chapters and Regents. ACHE feels strongly that the development of an annual Chapter Leadership Development Model for each chapter will assist chapter leadership with transition planning, help reduce volunteer turnover rates, better prepare volunteer leaders for their roles, facilitate smoother leadership transitions, and help chapters sustain high performance.

National News - Summer 2013

ACHE’s New President and CEO Takes the Helm

ACHE welcomed its new president and CEO, Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE, on May 13. Bowen was executive vice president and COO at ACHE and replaces Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, FASAE, who retired as ACHE’s president and CEO on May 10 after 27 years of service to ACHE and the healthcare management profession. Bowen looks forward to working with ACHE’s Board of Governors, Regents, chapters and staff to help ACHE members be successful leaders in transforming healthcare. To learn more about Bowen, read her interview in the July/August 2013 issue of Healthcare Executive.


Executive Diversity Program Accepting Applications

The scholarship application process for the Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program opened on Monday, June 3, 2013. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Aug. 2.

The year-long program will provide full scholarship support to a cohort of mid- and senior-level careerists who aspire to higher leadership roles and will provide specialized curriculum opportunities addressing barriers in career attainment and developing executive presence. A maximum of six scholars will be selected.

The Executive Diversity program scholars will participate in all of the following events in 2014:

January 2014  Orientation Meeting—Chicago 
March 24–27, 2014  57th Congress on Healthcare Leadership—Chicago 
June 2–4, 2014  Senior Executive or Executive Program Session I—Chicago 
August 4–6, 2014  Senior Executive or Executive Program Session II—San Diego 
October 13–15, 2014  Senior Executive or Executive Program Session III—Orlando 
December 2014   Customized Educational Event/Wrap Up—Chicago 

In addition, the program features one-on-one interaction with a specially selected mentor and participation in formal leadership and career assessments.
 
The Foundation of ACHE’s Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity program was established by the Board of Governors to honor Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, FASAE, president and CEO of ACHE from 1991–2013, and his long-standing service to the profession of healthcare leadership and to further his strong commitment to achieving greater diversity among senior healthcare leaders.

Visit ache.org/ExecutiveDiversity for more information or to apply. Please direct any program questions about the Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program to Jennifer L. Connelly, regional director, at jconnelly@ache.org or (312) 424-9328.

The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives is still encouraging donations to the Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program. Gifts—no matter the amount—will shape the future of healthcare leadership. Visit ache.org/ExecutiveDiversity to make a donation.

2013 Congress Recap

Nearly 4,000 healthcare executives recently gathered in Chicago to participate in ACHE’s 56th Congress on Healthcare Leadership. This year’s Congress offered attendees opportunities to learn, connect with colleagues, share knowledge and insight, and gain fresh perspectives so that together we can design and implement strategic initiatives to meet the challenges of healthcare delivery. Relive or experience for the first time some of the best leadership presentations from Congress at ache.org/CongressMultimedia. Finally, save the date for next year’s Congress! The 57th Congress on Healthcare Leadership will be held March 24–27, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.


Attend the Inaugural Physician Executives Forum Education Program

As part of the new Physician Executives Forum, launched in January 2013, its inaugural education program will be held on Friday, Aug. 9, at the Grand Hyatt New York, following the New York Cluster. This one-day program will strengthen your skills and build your knowledge base in three key areas: leadership, communication and strategic planning. Gain valuable advice from a panel of C-suite executives who are successfully working with physician leaders to improve patient care. Expert faculty include Thomas A. Atchison, EdD and Alan M. Zuckerman, FACHE, FAAHC. Physician executives can register now at ache.org/PEprogram. Physician Executives Forum members will receive a $100 discount off the registration fee. To learn more about membership in the Physician Executives Forum, visit ache.org/PEForum.

Fund for Innovation Offerings

ACHE is offering a new special session funded in part by the Foundation of ACHE’s Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership. On Tuesday, Sept. 24, in conjunction with the San Diego Cluster, ACHE and the Fund will present “The Innovation Center: Taking Action to Improve Care and Reduce Costs,” led by Valinda R. Rutledge, former director of the Patient Care Models Group at the U.S. Center of Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center). During this valuable, half-day session, you will gain an understanding of the Innovation Center and the impact that various funded initiatives will have on the delivery of healthcare to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries and on healthcare organizations that deliver that care. See how the Innovation Center supports healthcare leaders in creating new care delivery models. Discover opportunities to deliver better health, improved care and lower costs to people with the highest healthcare needs in your communities. In addition, leaders from three organizations that are participating in different pilots with the Innovation Center will share their experiences, outcomes and challenges in implementing these pilots. Participation in this workshop qualifies for 4 hours of ACHE Face-to-Face Education credit.

As a result of this program you will identify breakthrough strategies leading healthcare organizations are developing to:

  • Improve patient safety
  • Promote care that is coordinated across healthcare settings
  • Invest in primary care transformation
  • Create new bundled payments for care episodes

For those already participating in the San Diego Cluster continue your professional growth with this special offering. Or, participate solely in this program and discover tremendous opportunities for improving patient care and the overall health of the communities you serve. Visit ache.org/CMSinnovation for details.

This program is just one way the Fund brings innovation to the forefront of healthcare leadership. For more information about the Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership, visit ache.org/Innovation or call ACHE’s Customer Service Center at (312) 424-9400.


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 better understanding and the option to participate in study groups. Interested Members can join the Exam Online Community at bogcommunity.ache.org.

Postgraduate Fellowship Area of ache.org Provides a Vital Resource to Healthcare Organizations and Entrants

Postgraduate Fellowships are essential to attract and develop highly qualified healthcare management professionals. ACHE offers robust online resources on postgraduate fellowships at ache.org/PostGrad whether an organization seeking to develop a postgraduate fellowship, an organization that wants to find the best candidate or new healthcare management entrants looking for a fellowship opportunity. The site includes the Directory of Fellowships in Health Services Administration for organizations to post their fellowship opportunities and for students to find opportunities they want to pursue. Additionally, resources for organizations looking to start a Fellowship include sample manuals, templates and checklists.

 

Other National News

Board of Governors Exam Fee Waiver Promotion 2013
ACHE is pleased to offer once again 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 ache.org/FACHE.  

ACHE Publications App
The ACHE Publications App debuted in January with the first 2013 editions of Frontiers of Health Services Management, Healthcare Executive magazine and the Journal of Healthcare Management. The app is an added benefit for members and does not replace the print editions. It will provide an enhanced experience for readers by delivering interactive digital versions of each ACHE publication. The app can be downloaded at no charge from the App Store and also accessed as a mobile Web app through any browser. Only members and subscribers can access the digital publications. For more information, visit ache.org/DigitalPublications.


2013 Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership Education Programs
The 2013 ethics program, “The Ethics of Access to Care and Care Disparities,” will be led by Joseph R. Betancourt, MD, director, The Disparities Solutions Center, Boston, on Aug. 7, and offered in conjunction with ACHE’s New York Cluster. The half-day session will focus on issues of equity of care and disparities in access, treatment and outcomes. A select panel of healthcare leaders will react to Dr. Betancourt’s remarks and share their experiences with the ethical challenges of increasing access to care and care equity. For those already attending the New York cluster, continue your professional growth with this important session. Or, just participate in the morning
workshop and leave with a renewed sense of commitment.  Register online at ache.org/NewYork.

The 2013 innovations program, “Healthcare Innovation: Taking Action, Improving Care and Reducing Costs,” will focus on key initiatives introduced by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (the Innovation Center). The program will highlight three organizations that received Healthcare Innovations Awards and their experiences in implementing projects to develop better healthcare in communities with the highest care needs and will be offered in conjunction with the San Diego cluster in September. Full details will be available soon at ache.org/Innovation.


Both programs qualify for ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits.


Tuition Waiver Assistance Program
To reduce the barriers to ACHE educational programming for ACHE members experiencing economic hardship, ACHE has established the Tuition Waiver Assistance Program.
ACHE makes available a limited number of tuition waivers to ACHE Members and Fellows whose organizations lack the resources to fund their tuition for education programs. Members and Fellows 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 applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Recipients will be notified of the waiver review panel's decision not 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.

ACHE Call for Nominations for the 2014 Slate
ACHE’s 2013–2014 Nominating Committee is calling for applications for service beginning in 2014. All members are encouraged to participate in the nominating process. ACHE Fellows are eligible for any of the Governor and Chairman-Elect vacancies and are eligible for the Nominating Committee vacancies within their district. Open positions on the slate include:
 
-Nominating Committee Member, District 1 (two-year term ending in 2016)
-Nominating Committee Member, District 4 (two-year term ending in 2016)
-Nominating Committee Member, District 5 (two-year term ending in 2016)
-4 Governors (three-year terms ending in 2017)
-Chairman-Elect

Please refer to the following district designations for the open positions:

* District 1: Canada, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.
* District 4: Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.
* District 5: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Candidates for Chairman-Elect and Governor should submit an application to serve, a copy of their resume and up to 10 letters of support.

Candidates for the Nominating Committee should only submit a letter of self-nomination and a copy of their resume.

Applications to serve and self-nominations must be submitted electronically to jnolan@ache.org and must be received by July 15, 2013. All correspondence should be addressed to Rulon F. Stacey, PhD, FACHE, chairman, Nominating Committee, c/o Julie Nolan, American College of Healthcare Executives, 1 N. Franklin St., Ste. 1700, Chicago, IL 60606-3529.

The first meeting of ACHE’s 2013–2014 Nominating Committee was held Tuesday, March 12, 2013, during the Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago. The committee met in open session at 2:45 p.m. During the meeting an orientation session was conducted for potential candidates, giving them the opportunity to ask questions regarding the nominating process. Immediately following the orientation, an open forum was provided for ACHE members to present and discuss their views of ACHE leadership needs.

Following the July 15 submission deadline, the committee will meet to determine which candidates for Chairman-Elect and Governor will be interviewed. All candidates will be notified in writing of the committee’s decision by Sept. 30, 2013, and candidates for Chairman-Elect and Governor will be interviewed in person on Oct. 31, 2013.

To review the Candidate Guidelines, visit the Members Only area of ache.org and select the “Candidate Guidelines” link on the left-hand side of the page. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Nolan at (312) 424-9367 or jnolan@ache.org.

ACHE Call for Nominations for Regent-at-Large
The ACHE Board of Governors is calling for applications to serve as Regent-at-Large in District 1 and District 6
beginning in March 2014. ACHE Fellows are eligible for Regent-at-Large vacancies within their district.


District 1 consists of Canada, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

District 6 consists of Uniformed Services and Veterans Affairs.

The goal of the Board of Governors in appointing Regents-at-Large is for the Council of Regents to mirror the diversity of ACHE Members and Fellows. To that end, the Board seeks applicants who are female or persons of color. The responsibilities of the Regent-at-Large, including suggested knowledge, skills and experience are included in the position description posted in the Members Only area of ache.org. Appointments will be made by the Board of Governors in November 2013.

Fellows from District 1 and District 6 may apply to serve by sending a letter (see specifications below) via U.S. mail postmarked between Jan. 1 and July 15, 2013, to Thom D. Freyer, FACHE, CAE, American College of Healthcare Executives, 1 N. Franklin St., Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60606-3529. Materials can also be sent via email to
tfreyer@ache.org or faxed to (312) 424-2836.

Application specifications: Letters of application must include a statement by the candidate that addresses their qualifications for the position, including the characteristics identified by the Board of Governors that are noted above. Candidates may include up to two letters of support for their candidacy.

 

Focus on Professional Growth

Create an individual development plan to become a stronger leader and colleague. Pick one quality about yourself that you would like to change, and then answer the following questions:

Create an individual development plan to become a stronger leader and colleague. Pick one quality about yourself that you would like to change, and then answer the following questions:

  • If I improve [area you want to strengthen], how will I benefit? Figure out what’s in it for you. If you won’t benefit in some way, you aren’t likely to commit to the change. Example: If I improve how I show my appreciation, I will improve my relationships.
  • How will others benefit? Describe how the change will positively affect your colleagues, employees, boss, team and organization. Example: My employees will know that I appreciate them, and that will boost their morale. They’ll be happier and more productive, and that will decrease turnover.
  • How will changing this behavior lead me to reach my professional and personal goals? Example: I’ll have a happier, more productive team, which increases our chances of hitting our targets. Showing my family and friends my appreciation will strengthen those relationships.
  • What will happen if I don’t change? Example: I could lose valuable employees. That turnover could kill our productivity and our chances of hitting our goals.
  • What will be the cost of changing this behavior? Will you have to give up something? How much time will it take? Example: It takes only minutes a day to recognize someone’s hard work.


— Adapted from “Is That Development Goal Really Worth It?” by Dan McCarthy, Great Leadership, www.greatleadershipbydan.com

Avoid Complacency in Presentations

You often read about what to do to prevent public-speaking anxiety, specifically for new speakers. However, another problem faces the most seasoned speakers: complacency.

You often read about what to do to prevent public-speaking anxiety, specifically for new speakers. However, another problem faces the most seasoned speakers: complacency. Healthcare executives frequently speak about their organization and the field, and they have the speaking practice and thoroughly understand their subject matter. However, they may have stopped connecting with their listeners. Public-speaking expert Lisa Braithwaite offers this advice to fight complacency:

Pay attention to your audience. Research each group of people, and learn what each group will want from you and what they care about. During your presentation, watch their body language and expressions to monitor their engagement.

Update your references. Don’t rely on the same old stories, examples and activities. Keep them fresh so that you appear current.

Reorganize your content. Can you reorder your points? Omit some? Add new ones? A new arrangement can make a presentation you’ve given dozens of times flow better, and the newness of it will recharge you.

Evaluate yourself. Record yourself and watch it later—even if you have been presenting for years. Hand out a survey to the audience after a presentation, and ask for feedback on your performance. Then grade yourself. Would you want to watch your presentation? How can you use the audience feedback to improve your next performance?

—Adapted from “Does Experience = Complacency for Speakers?”  by Lisa Braithwaite, www.coachlisab.com

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