Hawaii - Pacific Chapter of ACHE

Spring 2014

Message from your ACHE Regent, Winter 2013

Coral T. Andrews, FACHE

Planning for the 2014 ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership

To reduce the barriers to ACHE educational programming for ACHE members experiencing economic hardship, ACHE has established the Tuition Waiver Assistance Program.

Planning for the 2014 ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership
SAVE THE DATE
March 24–27, 2014
Chicago, IL
Hyatt Regency Chicago


Registration is now open.


Tuition waiver assistance
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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.  Membersand 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— Applications for the 2014 Congress waivers will be accepted starting Nov. 13, 2013.
  • Cluster Seminars
  • Self-Study Programs
  • Online Seminars
  • Online Tutorial (preparation for the Board of Governors Exam)
  • ACHE Board of Governors Exam Review Course

All requests are due no earlier than 16 weeks and no later than eight weeks before the program date, except for ACHE self-study courses, which have quarterly application deadlines.

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.

For additional information, visit ache.org/Tuitionwaiver.

Coral Andrews, FACHE

Regent for Hawaii/Pacific

Message from the Chapter President

Martha Smith, FACHE

It is hard to believe that fall is upon us. Where did the summer go? Your chapter board has been very busy this summer.

 

Aloha Everyone,

It’s hard to believe this year is coming to a close.  It seems as if we are just getting started! Your board team has done a phenomenal job this year.  I am very proud of the committee work and projects that we have completed.

  • LTC Tanya Peacock, FACHE, took the lead in a pilot leadership development program, resulting in a ‘revamped’ set of governing documents for the chapter.
  • CDR Robert Rawleigh, FACHE, did a fantastic job in coordinating educational offerings for 2013 and 2014, in addition to developing a scholarship program and process for the chapter.
  • Art Gladstone, FACHE, and Nick Hughey, FACHE, took the lead in engaging the Maui healthcare leadership which we hope will result in new members.
  • Our newsletter committee, led by Gidget Ruscetta, was recognized for their updated and comprehensive new look.

All of these initiatives have taken a lot of time and effort; it is because of this hard work that we have developed a strong infrastructure to carry forward into 2014 and beyond.

Congratulations to our incoming president, Darlena Chadwick, FACHE, and our president-elect, Lance Segawa, FACHE. We are very fortunate to have a succession plan made up of strong, committed healthcare leaders for our organization. I would also like to congratulate our incoming board officers and directors. Our election results can be found in the article entitled, "Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter Leadership election results for 2014" further on in the newsletter.

Thanks so much to everyone for your support and feedback throughout the year. Our chapter is only as strong as our membership. Please consider getting involved so we can make 2014 the most successful year ever.

Happy Holidays everyone and we look forward to seeing you at our 2014 events.

All the best,


Martha B. Smith, FACHE
President

 

 

Guam Local Program Council

Lieutenant Commander Daren Verhulst, FACHE, Medical Service Corps, United States Navy, President, Guam Local Program Council

The Guam Local Program Council of the Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of American College of Healthcare Executives will be having a networking lunch and learn event on December 18, 2013 at the Proa restaurant in Hagatna. 


The Guam Local Program Council of the Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of American College of Healthcare Executives will be having a networking lunch and learn event on December 18, 2013 at the Proa restaurant in Hagatna. The guest speaker will be Captain Jeff Plummer, Command Officer, Naval Hospital Guam. CAPT Plummer will be speaking to the group about the benefits of ACHE membership and advancement.

Elections for the 2014 Guam Local Program Council leadership positions will be conducted this December. Get your vote counted! If you are interested in working on a committee or planning a networking or educational event please contact Chuck Tanner at
chucktanner88@gmail.com.

Si Yuus Maase.

 

Recent Chapter Events

Lieutenant Colonel Tanya Peacock, FACHE, Medical Service Corps, United States Army and Art Gladstone, FACHE

Highlights from the Panel Discussion and Maui Membership drive.

Hawaii-Pacific Chapter  Panel Discussion

On 12 September 2013, the Hawai’i-Pacific Chapter of ACHE held a panel discussion in conjunction with the Hawaii-Alaska Chapter of HIMSS titled “The Path to EHR implementation.” Panelists included Mr. Money Atwal from the Hilo Medical Center, Mr. Steve Robertson, FACHE, from Hawai’i Pacific Health, and Dr. Dale Glenn from Hawai’i Pacific Health. Each panelist described their strategies for successful EHR implementation. Attendees received 1.5 CEUs.

 

 
From left to right: Dr. Dale Glenn; Mr. Steve Robertson, FACHE;
and Mr. Money Atwal

 

 
The military members of the Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter of ACHE, along with Ms. Martha Smith, FACHE, President, Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE and CEO, Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children and the panelists: Dr. Dale Glenn; Mr. Steve Robertson, FACHE; and Mr. Money Atwal

 

Maui Membership Drive

Ms Martha Smith, FACHE, president, Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE; Mr Art Gladstone, FACHE, membership chair for the Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE; and Nick Hughey, FACHE, sponsored a membership drive on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 5:45pm to 7:45pm at the BISTRO CASANOVA, 33 Lono Avenue, Kahului, Maui.  



From left to right: Mr Art Gladstone, FACHE; Ms. Martha Smith, FACHE;
and Mr. Nick Hughey, FACHE
  

 

 

 

Investigate Your Leadership DNA: The ACHE 2013 Chapter Leaders Conference

Darlena Chadwick, FACHE

The American College of Healthcare Executives has become the preeminent society for dedicated healthcare executives in the U.S. To maintain and grow this position, ACHE is asking its chapters to focus on three specific strategic imperatives. 

The American College of Healthcare Executives has become the preeminent society for dedicated healthcare executives in the U.S. To maintain and grow this position, ACHE is asking its chapters to focus on three specific strategic imperatives:

  1. Membership growth.
  2. Membership engagement.
  3. Sponsorship.

These general imperatives are defined and executed at a local, chapter level.  As president-elect, I will attempt to summarize these objectives and provide a framework for discussing in the context of our local healthcare community.

 

Membership Growth

At present, the high achieving local chapters average 250 members per million residents. In review of these programs, several best practice initiatives have been critical to expanding membership. These have included:

  1. Annual academic "college bowl" competition review events.
  2. Career shadow day.
  3. Speaking events at colleges and universities.
  4. Newsletter distribution and diverse contributions.
  5. Website Job listing and sponsorship.

 

Hawaii has no dedicated MBA program for healthcare, despite academically excellent programs at Shidler's University of Hawaii, Hawaii Pacific University and Chaminade. The MPH program at the University of Hawaii has no significant presence in Healthcare Administration. These are typically the main recruiting ground for new members. However, the Hawaii-chapter should consider an outreach program to the UH Manoa Shidler College of Business and  JABSOM. The characteristics of this program should include:

  1. Healthcare business interest group at the Shidler College of Business.
  2. Begin discussion with the Shidler College of Business for the creation of a Healthcare specific concentration in their MBA program, where Hawaii chapter ACHE leadership can be involved in educational and program development to meet the needs of our community.
  3. Creation of a lectureship series on healthcare organization, reform and integration needs/expectations for the community of Hawaii and round-table discussions at JABSOM under the ACHE Physician-Executive Leadership Forum. We should use sponsorship dollars for this function if necessary and use this program to facilitate face-to-face time and networking with our members.
  4. Same as above for other types of programs, such as the UH Manoa School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene, or for undergraduate students pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Public Adminstration with a concentration in Health Care Administration from UH West Oahu.
  5. Our website could post leadership level jobs for our respective systems.
  6. We need to develop a plan for recruiting membership from the following entities: Hawaii Hospice, Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, St. Francis Healthcare System, and community healthcare facilities including Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, etc.

Membership Engagement

Retaining membership is a value proposition. In Hawaii we have used networking as the primary engagement tool.  Other chapters in the country have used a variety of additional mechanisms that we should consider:

  1. Speaking opportunities at chapter events on topics that members may have already performed for their respective institutions, but now must re-craft for a broader and more sophisticated C-suite level audience.  Constructive feedback is given and discussion follows on ideas for data collection, partnership and "problem-solution" networking. 
  2. Recognition via newsletter, website, and ACHE local chapter sponsored awards.
  3. Sponsored travel to conferences to bring information/industry knowledge back to the local chapter (See #1 above). These may include ACHE conferences to facilitate face-to-face time credits or other opportunities.
  4. Job posting (local-specific) on the Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE website.
  5. Press releases in local media to highlight the successful candidates who have gained fellow status with ACHE.
  6. Resume review service by chapter executive leadership committee.
  7. Case study presentations by chapter executive leadership on particular problems they faced, i.e. what worked and what didn’t.

Sponsorship

Sponsorship is the engine that supports membership growth and engagement. The Hawaii Chapter has been successful in acquiring sponsorship dollars. We need to build upon this success. Relevant ideas from the conference included:

  1. Work with local entrepreneur groups (like Skai and Hawaii Angels locally) to vette potential products targeting the healthcare market. This could potentially generate donations to the Chapter and is great experience for chapter members and executive leadership alike.
  2. Advertise expertise to banking/financial institutions and developers who are more often interested in the healthcare retail space. Some chapters use NDAs to cover such discussions. This also generates sponsorship income.
  3. Invite sponsors (non-hospital) to give a 40-minute presentation on who they are, their value to the healthcare community and their strategic vision, especially with regard to healthcare reform. Our goal is to make them a "sponsor for life."
  4. One major theme was including vendors to your events. We (Hawaii Chapter) need to expand our sponsorship horizons to include important high-dollar vendors.  Distributors (like Cardinal Health), IT vendors, and consultants are high-value propositions.

We have an exciting year ahead of us. I look forward to working with our ACHE membership and leadership team to move forward with some of these suggestions in order to expand the relevance of ACHE and healthcare leadership in the Hawaii-Pacific region.

 

 

Darlena Chadwick MSN, MBA, FACHE

President-Elect

 

 

News from the Education Committee

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

The Education Committee has enjoyed developing programs and capabilities to enhance Chapter members’ education experience.

 

The Education Committee has enjoyed developing programs and capabilities to enhance chapter members’ education experience. As a review, the Chapter Education Assistance Program (CEAP) was created to encourage and provide financial assistance to chapter members interested in earning the ACHE Fellow (FACHE) distinction and therefore, becoming a board certified healthcare manager. Please contact me at rcdrawleigh@gmail.com for details regarding this wonderful opportunity.

The committee continues to explore and implement education events throughout the year. The chapter enjoyed a highly successful collaborative education event with the Hawaii-Alaska Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). The program was held at the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children (KMCWC) in September where both ACHE and HIMSS members learned about “The Path to EHR Implementation” and earned 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits. The event was also enjoyed by members from neighboring islands as well as those from the Guam Local Program Council. This was made possible by leveraging video teleconferencing (VTC) capabilities at KMCWC and Guam Memorial Hospital. Thank you once again to the IT professionals at both organizations for making this happen! 

Special “thanks” to those who participated in surveys throughout the year to provide valuable insight into how the chapter is meeting the education needs of its members. One significant finding is the memberships’ desire for FACHE advancement assistance. To meet this demand, the Chapter Board and Education Committee are exploring opportunities to provide this service via study groups and a panel discussion with those recently earning the FACHE credential to gain insight into their exam preparations. The committee is certainly interested in hearing from you with other ideas to assist with seeking status as a Fellow. Once again, forward your thoughts to the e-mail address listed above.

Finally, the chapter will be offering a 1.5 ACHE Qualified Education program entitled, “Lean, Six Sigma and Culture Change: Ingredients for Success in the New Era of Reform.” Mr. Ian Lazarus, FACHE (Principal Creative Healthcare Solutions) will provide best practices for leveraging Lean and Six Sigma concepts to enhance healthcare operations. Mr. Lazarus is a well published author and regular presenter at ACHE Congress.  Promotional material will be distributed for the event on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the Queen’s Conference Center (QCC). Guam and neighboring islands may enjoy the program via VTC shortly before the live presentation at QCC.

Aloha,

Robert Rawleigh, FACHE
Chair, Education Committee

Leadership Development Program

Lieutenant Colonel Tanya Peacock, FACHE, Medical Service Corps, United States Army

Learn about the Hawaii-Pacific Chapter Leadership Development Program

In March of 2013, the Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE was invited by the regional director, Mr. Gerard Berish, CAE, to participate in a pilot program: Chapter Leadership Development. It required a six-month commitment by the Hawaii Pacific ACHE Chapter Board of Directors and focused on designing methods to increase chapter sustainability and performance. Specifically, the Board of Directors committed to the following leadership goals:

  • Improving volunteer leadership development
  • Providing Board-level accountability for leadership development
  • Standardizing processes used by leaders to do the chapter’s work
  • Conducting formal transition processes to prepare new leaders for new roles
  • Making all chapter leaders aware of ACHE resources for chapters
  • Encouraging chapter leaders to reach out to ACHE Regents and regional directors

Between April and October of 2013, monthly meetings were conducted by the Regional Director and included the Regent, Coral Andrews, FACHE; and the Chapter Leadership Development Coordinator, LTC Tanya Peacock, FACHE. A timeline was developed to target the process area goals of selecting leaders, supporting new leaders, recognizing leaders, and assessing performance.

The Chapter Board of Directors was extremely involved with constructing materials to support the process area goals. During the selecting leaders phase of the program, Board members formalized the chapter organizational chart in accordance with the chapter bylaws and strategic plan. A template for the Chapter Leadership Development Manual was developed and the nomination process was reviewed. During the supporting new leaders phase, board members developed standardized position descriptions for all chapter leadership positions, to include committee chair and committee member positions. An Internal Planning Calendar was also developed to ensure that key milestones continue to be met. In the recognizing leaders phase, board members formalized the existing recognition program and developed new initiatives for recognizing the contributions of chapter volunteers. For the final phase, assessing performance, the leadership transition cycle was reviewed and formalized.

The Chapter Leadership Development program culminated with the publication of the Chapter Leadership Development Manual, which may be found on the Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE website: http://hawaii.ache.org/. It is expected that the new manual will better prepare volunteer leaders for their roles, facilitate smoother leadership transitions and reduce volunteer turnover rates, ultimately improving chapter engagement and performance.

Due to our commitment and effective implementation of the leadership development process, our Leadership Development Coordinator was invited to speak at the Chapter Leaders Conference, held September 30 – October 1 in Chicago, where we received among the highest presentation ratings.

The Chapter Leadership Development Manual is a living document and we invite chapter members to provide feedback. Particularly, we are interested in documenting the history of our chapter, which may be found on page 4 of the manual. You may contact LTC Tanya Peacock, peacock4@hawaii.edu with any suggestions.

Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter Leadership election results for 2014

Lieutenant Colonel Tanya Peacock, FACHE, Medical Service Corps, United States Army

Please join us thanking our outgoing Board members and welcoming our elected leadership for 2014!

Elections were held 26 November-10 December 2013, to select qualified Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE Board members for a one or two year term, beginning in January of 2014. The election process began in early November, when the nominating committee considered current ACHE members, in good standing, to fill projected vacancies. To be considered for a position, candidates must have demonstrated the ability to advance healthcare leadership and management; exhibited excellent leadership, communication, and organizational skills; and displayed dedication to the Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE. Preference was given to those candidates with the FACHE credential to fill the following Chapter Board positions:

President-Elect (1 yr term): The president-elect generally assists and fills in for the president, as needed, while preparing to serve as president. This position ensures a smooth leadership transition as the future president gains experience in the leadership role prior to becoming president. The president-elect serves as a full voting member of the board and advises various committees, as assigned.

Treasurer (1 yr term): The Treasurer acts as the chief financial officer of the chapter and manages all cash, bank accounts, and financial records of the chapter. The treasurer is primarily responsible for assisting with the development of the annual budget, maintaining accurate records of the chapter’s financial status, filing requisite federal or state reports, and obtaining audits as required. The treasurer serves as a full voting member of the board and advises various committees, as assigned.

Secretary (1 yr term): The secretary is the custodian of the chapter’s records and maintains accurate and sufficient documentation of chapter business proceedings. This includes managing all official chapter communication to chapter members. The secretary serves as a full voting member of the board and advises various committees, as assigned.

Directors (2 yr term): Directors are responsible for advancing the mission of ACHE through local chapter policies and activities. Directors support the ACHE Code of Ethics, volunteer for and willingly accept assignments, stay informed about board matters, prepare for meetings and review and comment on minutes and reports, build collegial working relationships with fellow board members that contribute to consensus and actively participate in the board’s annual evaluation process and planning efforts.

Student Representative (2 yr term): The Hawai’i-Pacific Chapter of ACHE student representative is enrolled in either a part-time or full-time healthcare administration program, business administration program, or a clinical healthcare program (e.g., nursing school, medical school, respiratory therapy). The student representative has an interest in healthcare administration and demonstrates potential to be a leader in this industry. The student representative will assist with the recruitment of other student members and act as a liaison between student members and the board. The student representative serves as a full voting member of the board and advises various committees, as assigned.

The election period formally closed on 10 December at 3:00 p.m. We would like to congratulate the following incoming board members!

  • President-elect: Lance Segawa, BS, MPH, FACHE
  • Secretary: Selma Yamamoto, PharmD, MBA
  • Treasurer: Gidget Ruscetta, RN, BSN, MBA
  • Student Representative: Stella Laroza
  • Directors:  
    • MAJ Charlotte Hildebrand, MHA, FACHE
    • LT John Piccone, BA, MBA
    • Micah Ewing, BS, MBA
    • Nick Hughey, RN, MBA, FACHE
    • Jennifer Dacumos, PharmD, MBA

A chapter induction event will be held in January to formally recognize our incoming board members, thank our outgoing board members, and to conduct a transition of responsibilities.

Mahalo to the following outgoing board members for their service this year!

  • President: Martha Smith, FACHE
  • President-elect: Jay Kreuzer, FACHE/Darlena Chadwick, FACHE
  • Secretary: Darlena Chadwick, FACHE/Gidget Ruscetta, FACHE
  • Treasurer: Steve Robertson, FACHE
  • Student Representative: Jennifer Dacumos
  • Director: Lance Segawa, FACHE

If you are interested in volunteering your talents and skills to assist our local chapter, we are currently soliciting nominations for committee members. The education and membership committees will have vacancies beginning January 2014. If you are interested in participating on a committee, please contact the committee chair or one of your newly elected board members.

Full descriptions of the responsibilities for all chapter positions, to include committee chairs and members, may be found in the Leadership Development manual located on the Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE website. http://hawaii.ache.org/

 

 

 

 

Winter 2013 Calendar of Events

Micah Ewing

The Winter 2013 Calendar of Events for ACHE, Hawaii Chapter.

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Guam Local Chapter Networking Lunch and Learn 

 

ACHE Qualified Education:  Lean, Six Sigma and Culture Change (1.5 credits)

Dec. 18, 2013,
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FUTURE EVENTS:

 

2014 Congress on Health Care Leadership

  

Mar 24-27, 2014

ACHE Hawai’i Cluster, Hyatt Regency, Honolulu, HI

Sept 15-18, 2014

 

Winter 2013 Education Calendar of Events

Micah Ewing
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Winter 2013 Financial Report

Steve Robertson, FACHE

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors...........

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, as of November we have received $27,000 in contributions to support our programs. With expenses year to date of $5,670, this leaves our chapter with a balance of $44,439. We are well positioned to continue to fund events for our members in 2014.

 

Membership: New Fellows, Members, and Recertified Fellows

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 Fellows:

October 

Darlena A. Chadwick, FACHE, Honolulu

November 

Nicholas Hughey, FACHE, Wailuku

LT Megan I. Potter, FACHE, Honolulu

Cory M. Pouliot, FACHE, Aiea 

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

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Barbara M. Ornellas, RN, FACHE, Aiea

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

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Cory M. Pouloit, Aiea

A warm welcome to our new chapter members:

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CPT Anton C. Smith, Honolulu

October

SGT Lamont Scott, Waipahu

November

Punahele Alcon, Kaunakakai

COL Mary V. Krueger, Schofield Barracks

Stella Laroza, Honolulu

 

 
Prospective members enjoy dinner with Ms Martha Smith, FACHE, President of the Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE, Mr. Art Gladstone, FACHE, Membership Chair, and Mr. Nick Hughey, FACHE during the Maui membership event on 10 December

National News - Winter 2013

The theme of this quarter's national news is educational opportunity, beginning with the 2014 Congress on Healthcare Leadership. 

Register Now for the 2014 Congress on Healthcare Leadership

ACHE’s Congress on Healthcare Leadership brings you the best in professional development, exceptional opportunities to network with and learn from peers, and the latest information to enhance your career and address your organization’s challenges in innovative ways. The 2014 Congress on Healthcare Leadership, “Where Knowledge, Ideas and Solutions Connect,” will be held March 24–27 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, and registration is now open at ache.org/Congress.

Join us and be part of the dynamic, energizing event that draws world-class speakers and more than 4,000 healthcare leaders from across the nation and around the world.

This premier healthcare leadership event provides:

  • Education on current and emerging issues
  • More than 140 sessions of practical learning from healthcare’s top leaders
  • Opportunities to connect with your peers
  • Career-enhancement workshops

Call for Innovations for the 2014 Management Innovations Poster Session

ACHE would like to invite authors to submit abstracts of their posters for consideration for the 30th Annual Management Innovations Poster Session to be held at the 2014 Congress on Healthcare Leadership. We are interested in innovations on issues affecting your organization that might be helpful to others, including improving quality or efficiency, improving patient or physician satisfaction, implementation of EHRs, uses of new technology and similar topics. All accepted applicants will be expected to present their posters on Monday, March 24, 2014, between 7 and 8 a.m., and posters will remain on display at Congress from March 24 – 26.

The top innovations will also be published in the 2014 Management Innovations booklet placed on ache.org. In addition, the participant presenting the innovation judged to be the most creative, broadly applicable and useful to the healthcare management field will receive a Health Administration Press book of his or her choice. Award winners will be announced at the Malcolm T. MacEachern Memorial Lecture and Luncheon on Tuesday, March 25. Visit ache.org/CongressPosterSession for the selection criteria and to submit your one-page abstract by Jan. 21, 2014.

Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program Scholars Selected

Six scholars have been selected for the inaugural Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program from a pool of 85 applicants. The year-long program will help further prepare these mid- and senior-level careerists to advance to higher leadership roles. 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. The scholars and their respective organizations are:

  • Leslie Burnside, system director, network development & physician relations, UNC Health Care, Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • Jaquetta B. Clemons, DrPH, system director, community health/benefit, CHRISTUS Health System, Irving, Texas
  • Heriberto “Eddie” Cruz, vice president, operations, Access Community Health Network, Chicago
  • Gayathri S. Jith, FACHE, senior vice president, strategy and operations, Valley Presbyterian Hospital,Van Nuys, Calif.
  • Jan Manary, RN, Captain, Nurse Corps, U.S. Navy, Reserve Component, Arlington, Va.
  • Patrick Ramirez, administrative director, UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco

“This is an impressive group of healthcare executives to compose our inaugural cohort,” says ACHE President and CEO Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE. “We are confident these scholars will not only benefit from the program offerings but will make strong contributions to healthcare as they advance in their careers.”

The Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program was established by the Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives to honor Dolan, who served as president and CEO of ACHE from 1991-2013, for his long-standing service to the profession of healthcare leadership and to further his strong commitment to achieving greater diversity among senior healthcare leaders. Scholars will receive tuition to attend ACHE’s most notable educational offerings, including the 2014 Senior Executive Program or Executive Program and ACHE’s 2014 Congress on Healthcare Leadership. Enhanced self-awareness, critical leadership skills and an expanded network of leaders will prepare scholars for their future roles.

“ACHE is pleased there has been tremendous interest in and support for the Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity program,” says Bowen. “We are thrilled to be able to expand our support to diversify the leadership ranks in healthcare, and we are enormously grateful to the community of ACHE leaders that supports this program and made this possible.”

For more information about the selected scholars and the Executive Diversity Program, visit ache.org/ExecutiveDiversity.

ACHE Nominating Committee 2014 Slate

The ACHE Nominating Committee has agreed on a slate to be presented to the Council of Regents on March 22, 2014, at the Council of Regents meeting in Chicago. All nominees have been notified and have agreed to serve if elected. All terms begin at the close of the Council meeting on March 22. The 2014 slate is as follows:

Nominating Committee Member, District 1 (two-year term ending in 2016)

Cheray T. Burnett, FACHE
Vice President
St. John’s Riverside Hospital
Yonkers, N.Y.

Nominating Committee Member, District 4 (two-year term ending in 2016)

Fred B. Hood, FACHE
Administrator
North Mississippi Medical Center-Pontotoc
Pontotoc, Miss.

Nominating Committee Member, District 5 (two-year term ending in 2016)

Ted W. Hirsch, FACHE
Senior Executive Officer
Kalispell Regional Medical Center
Kalispell, Mont.

Governor (three-year term ending in 2017)

James W. Connolly, FACHE
President and CEO
Ellis Medicine
Schenectady, N.Y.

Governor (three-year term ending in 2017)

David A. Olson, FACHE
Chief Strategy Officer
Froedtert Health
Milwaukee

Governor (three-year term ending in 2017)

Charles D. Stokes, FACHE
COO
Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
Houston

Governor (three-year term ending in 2017)

Christine C. Winn, FACHE
Executive Director
Cooper University Health Care
Camden, N.J.

Chairman-Elect

Richard D. Cordova, FACHE
President and CEO
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles

Additional nominations for members of the Nominating Committee may be made from the floor at the annual Council of Regents meeting. Additional nominations for the offices of Chairman-Elect and Governor may be made in the following manner: Any Fellow may be nominated by written petition of at least 15 members of the Council of Regents. Nominations must be received in the ACHE headquarters office (American College of Healthcare Executives, 1 North Franklin Street, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60606-3529) at least 60 days prior to the annual meeting of the Council of Regents. Regents shall be notified in writing of nominations at least 30 days prior to the annual meeting of the Council of Regents.

Thanks to the members of the Nominating Committee for their contributions in this important assignment:

Rulon F. Stacey, PhD, FACHE
Col James J. Burks, FACHE
Gayle L. Capozzalo, FACHE
David D. Clark, FACHE
Thomas S. Elmore, FACHE
Barbara L. Knutzen, FACHE
Cindy J. Rogers, FACHE
Adam K. Weinstein, FACHE

 

ACHE Call for Nominations for the 2015 Slate

ACHE’s 2014–2015 Nominating Committee is calling for applications for service beginning in 2015. 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 2 (two-year term ending in 2017)

-Nominating Committee Member, District 3 (two-year term ending in 2017)

-Nominating Committee Member, District 6 (two-year term ending in 2017)

-4 Governors (three-year terms ending in 2018)

-Chairman-Elect

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

·         District 2: District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia.

·         District 3: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin.

·         District 6: Uniformed Services/Veterans Affairs.

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.organd must be received by July 15, 2014. All correspondence should be addressed to Gayle L. Capozzalo, 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 2014–2015 Nominating Committee will be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, during the Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago. The committee will be in open session at 2:45 p.m. During the meeting an orientation session will be conducted for potential candidates, giving them the opportunity to ask questions regarding the nominating process. Immediately following the orientation, an open forum will be 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, 2014, and candidates for Chairman-Elect and Governor will be interviewed in person on Oct. 30, 2014.

To review the Candidate Guidelines, visit ache.org/CandidateGuidelines. 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 Districts 2, 3, 4 and 5 beginning in March 2015. ACHE Fellows are eligible for Regent-at-Large vacancies within their district. 

  • District 2 consists of the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.
  • District 3 consists of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Nebraska, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
  • District 4 consists of Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.
  • District 5 consists of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

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 as these groups are underrepresented on the Council of Regents. The responsibilities of the Regent-at-Large, including suggested knowledge, skills and experience, are included in the position description posted at ache.org/RegentAtLarge. Appointments will be made by the Board of Governors in November 2014. Candidates should not directly contact members of the Board of Governors to request letters of support.

Fellows from Districts 2, 3, 4 and 5 may apply to serve by sending a letter (see specifications below) via U.S. mail postmarked between January 1 and July 15 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.orgor faxed to (312) 424-2836. All candidates will be listed in the Member Center of ache.org under the heading “Regent-at-Large Declared Candidates.” Any candidate not listed by July 31 should contact Thom D. Freyer, FACHE, CAE, immediately. If prospective candidates have any questions about the application process, they should contact Thom Freyer.

Application specifications: To be considered, applications must include:

  • A statement, in the form of a letter, by the candidate that addresses his or her qualifications for the position, including the characteristics identified by the Board of Governors that are noted above and
  • A professional resume of education and work experience

Candidates may include up to two letters of support for their candidacy. Letters of support may not be solicited from current members of the ACHE Board of Governors.

Thank You to 2013 Premier Corporate Partners

ACHE would like to thank our 2013 Premier Corporate Partners who have all recommitted their support for 2014. Through their support, our Corporate Partners demonstrate commitment to the future of healthcare leadership and improving healthcare delivery. For more information, please visit ache.org/CorporatePartners.

Apply for a Tuition Waiver

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

 

Lead by Example: Know the Qualities of a Good Leader

—Adapted from “Lead by Example: Know the Qualities of a Good Leader” by Brian Tracy International, www.briantracy.com

Becoming a leader requires that you understand the roles and responsibilities of leadership and that you practice the qualities of a good leader until you begin to emerge as a leader in your personal and professional life.

You are always free to choose and have the ability to choose, to take command and to assume a leadership role in your life through several different leadership styles. In fact, your life is the result of the choices and decisions you have made up until this moment. Leaders are those who make better choices and decisions than others more often than not, and choose to lead by example.

 

3 Different Leadership Styles

The good news about leaders is that they are made, not born. Leaders are largely self-made as the result of continuously working on themselves over the years. No one starts off as a leader, but you can aspire to leadership by learning the qualities of a good leader and how they think and feel, and then by emulating them until you become one yourself.

 

Position Power

There are three major forms of leadership styles in our society today. The first is position power. Position power refers to the powers of rewarding and punishing that go with a particular title or role.

If you are made operations manager or vice president of development, you have the power to hire and fire people, to raise their pay or leave it where it is. You have the power to hand out privileges or punishment and to alter the terms and conditions of employment to make them more or less agreeable. But whoever has your title has those powers. They are conferred upon you by the title itself. They go with the position.

Expert Power

The second type of power is expert power. Expert power arises when you are very good at what you do and as a result, people defer to your opinion and your judgment. Experts in critical areas for the survival or growth of organizations have tremendous power, even though they may have no staff at all. Their decisions and their judgment carry a tremendous weight.

One of the most important decisions you make during the course of your working life is to develop expert power in what you do. By becoming exceptional in your area of expertise, you develop power out of all proportion to your position or title. The most respected and valued people in any organization are those who have developed the ability to make the most valuable and most consistent contributions to the business. By being excellent at what you do, you set up a force field of energy that attracts power and respect to you.

Ascribed Power

The third form of power in organizations is called ascribed power. This is power that is conferred upon you by other people because they like you, trust you, believe in you and want you to have more influence and authority.

Ascribed power is a combination of being very good at what you do, being likable, being results-oriented and being perceived as the kind of person who can be the most helpful to others in achieving their individual goals.

The effective leader always begins with the “needs” of the situation. The effective leader always asks, “What does this situation most require of me? What am I most uniquely capable of contributing to this organization? Of all the things that I can bring to this organization, what are the one or two things that I and only I can do that will make a difference?”

 

Have a Vision, Make a Difference and Lead by Example

The most common characteristic of leadership, throughout the ages, is that leaders have “vision.” Leaders can see the big picture. Leaders can project forward three to five years and imagine clearly where they want to take the organization and what it will look like when they get there.

Leaders have the ability to articulate this vision in such a way that everyone around them can see and understand where they are going. The leader is the person who has the ability to articulate an exciting vision of a compelling future that everyone wants to be a part of.

Perhaps the most compelling vision that you can articulate for the people around you is the decision and determination to “be the best” at whatever you do.

One of the most important qualities of a good leader is for you to lead by example, to be a role model, to be the kind of person that everyone else looks up to and wants to be like. One of the characteristics of leaders is that they carry themselves at all times, even when no one is watching, as if everyone was watching.

 

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