Hawaii - Pacific Chapter of ACHE

Fall 2014

Message from your ACHE Regent, Fall 2014

Coral T. Andrews, FACHE

The landscape across the healthcare industry continues to take shape at a rapid pace.  Daily, there are alerts announcing new integrations, partnerships, and alliances that focus on goals associated with increasing market share, gaining efficiencies, diversifying portfolios, and leveraging shared resources to achieve overall improvement in health outcomes and consumer experiences.   Whether you are an emerging leader, seasoned leader, or Corporate Board member, ACHE seeks to position you with the knowledge necessary to lead through these and other changes. 

The landscape across the healthcare industry continues to take shape at a rapid pace.  Daily, there are alerts announcing new integrations, partnerships, and alliances that focus on goals associated with increasing market share, gaining efficiencies, diversifying portfolios, and leveraging shared resources to achieve overall improvement in health outcomes and consumer experiences.   Whether you are an emerging leader, seasoned leader, or Corporate Board member, ACHE seeks to position you with the knowledge necessary to lead through these and other changes. 
 

In Hawaii, ACHE was pleased to present a Program Cluster (on-site educational event) at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort from September 15-18.  Two separate sessions focused on relevant themes, like those above, and the learner objectives reinforced competencies that are essential to leading in today’s market.  They included:  “Comprehensive Leadership for Senior-Level Executives” and “Integration vs. Competition:  The Future of Hospital-Physician Relations.” This Program Cluster follows on the heels of the recent visit by Diana L. Smalley, FACHE, Immediate Past Chairman ACHE, at the Annual Chapter Breakfast.  The focus of her presentation was on key attributes of healthcare leaders and the importance of passion for the profession.  Guam members were able to participate via a VTC.
 

ACHE, as a premier professional association, seeks to provide you with a range of educational options.  For example, if you have set a goal to become Board certified as a Fellow, your attendance at the cluster can help you to earn up to 24 ACHE Face-to-Face credits.  If you need a more flexible option, you can complete on-line courses.  Just take a look at ache.org.  For executive leaders, an advanced degree (Executive MBA) focused on Healthcare Administration can create the broad framework of knowledge necessary to support the advancement of career goals.  Through the recently established ACHE Hawaii-Pacific Chapter Higher Education Network (HEN) collaborative with the University of Hawaii, Shidler College of Business, local healthcare industry executives have partnered with faculty through an advisory board structure to inform a robust curriculum.   The inaugural cohort began their studies in August and I’m pleased to report that they are a very diverse group. Physician executives are well represented.   Thank you to our Chapter leaders who contributed to the success of this kick-off.

 

Lastly, I would like to thank and acknowledge our ACHE Corporate and local Chapter sponsors for their ongoing support of our Chapter and its members.  We were fortunate to be able to provide tuition waivers to support member attendance at the forthcoming Cluster program.  Your support strengthens the foundation of our field and fosters the development of exceptional leaders. 
 

Coral Andrews, FACHE
Regent for Hawaii/Pacific

Message from the Chapter President

Darlena Chadwick, BSN, MSN, FACHE

We have had a very successful quarter, ripe with many educational and networking activities. 

Aloha Everyone,

 

We had the very successful cluster meeting here in Hawaii offering a great networking and educational session.  It also offered face to face credit hours here in Hawaii.  The sessions were great and presented a future look into healthcare leadership and hospital-physician relationships.  Both sessions were well-attended.  It was great to see how many members of all levels showed up for this event.  We are also very pleased to have awarded seven individuals with a $1,000 scholarship.  These individuals are seeking fellowship or renewing fellowship.

 

We need to take some time to thank our wonderful sponsors.  Without the money donated we could not offer these scholarships to deserving individuals here in our local chapter.  THANK YOU SPONSORS!!

 

I had mentioned we opened dialog with the University Of Hawaii Shidler School Of Business for co-developing a MBA in Healthcare Management degree/concentration to satisfy the unique market needs of our community.  We are so pleased to report we have six students that have signed up and starting classes.  We are on our way with a great collaboration with the University to develop our future healthcare leaders. 

 

I also want to thank and congratulate Gidget Ruscetta, our incoming President, and wish her a grand time at the leadership conference in Chicago this month.  LTC Hugh McLean, Deputy Commander for Administration at Tripler Army Medical Center, has graciously accepted the Director of Education Committee so congratulations and thank you.  With Gidget moving to incoming President the Chapter will have an opening on the Newsletter Committee and the Treasurer position. We still have a need for volunteers for newsletter, sponsorship, and education committee. This is an excellent time to get involved in our chapter.  

 

We are very proud of our outstanding newsletter.  We hope you are enjoying it and we welcome ideas for articles and feedback from you. Thanks to all of you for your continuing support and participation.  Please take advantage of our educational offerings and don’t hesitate to let us know how we can be of service to you. Your voice is important!

 

Respectfully,

Darlena Chadwick, BSN, MSN, FACHE

 

 

Guam Local Program Council

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

The Guam Local Program Council continues to make strides with the ACHE program in providing membership, networking, and educational and leadership development opportunities for healthcare professionals in Guam.

The Guam Local Program Council continues to make strides with the ACHE program in providing membership, networking, and educational and leadership development opportunities for healthcare professionals in Guam.  On August 13, Guam members attended a videoconference presentation from Diane Smalley on Oahu, providing a valuable collaborative educational opportunity and leveraging the power of partnership with the Hawai'i Chapter.
 

 
From the Guam Networking Event, March 2014

Regards,

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


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Recent Chapter Events

Micah Ewing, MBA and Gidget Ruscetta, FACHE

The Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE hosted our annual breakfast event at the Hawai'i Prince Hotel for 1.5 qualified education credits on August 14.  Ms. Diana Smalley, regional president of Mercy, Oklahoma and Immediate Past Chairman of ACHE presented very motivational talk on her experiences in healthcare leadership entitled, "For the Love of Healthcare." 

Chapter Breakfast - August, 14, 2014

The Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE hosted our annual breakfast event at the Hawai'i Prince Hotel for 1.5 qualified education credits on August 14.  Ms. Diana Smalley, regional president of Mercy, Oklahoma and Immediate Past Chairman of ACHE presented a very motivational talk on her experiences in healthcare leadership entitled, "For the Love of Healthcare."  In addition, Diana graciously gave a special presentation via WebEx session to the Guam Chapter the day prior.  

  
Chapter Breakfast Special Guest Speaker, Diana Smalley (right)
with Coral Andrews, Hawai'i ACHE Regent 


Hawai'i Program Cluster Event

September 15 marked the first day of the Hawai'i Program Cluster event held at the Hyatt Regency, Waikiki.  The event spanned 4 days between September 15 - 18 and provided a total of 24 qualified face-to-face educational credits for many members pursuing their FACHE credential.  The event was successful in providing a very rare and valuable educational and credentialling opportunity for aspiring FACHE candidates.

    

There were 2 educational sessions offered for the program:

  • Comprehensive Leadership for Senior Level Executives by Tom Atchison, EdD
    Tom presented a comprehensive overview of leadership principles, talking on topics such as time management and leading effective meetings, physician leadership and partnership with physicians, payor relationships, and the overall importance of adapting leadership to the recent industry shift into quality reimbursement. 
  • Integration vs. Competition:  The Future of Hospital-Physician Relations by Daniel K. Zismer, PhD
    Daniel touched on some very useful data-driven methods of analyzing hospital performance given the shift into quality reimbursement, clinical industry and payor shifts, and the continuing need to merge and develop new service lines.  Daniel touched on the complexities of primary care, inpatient, and outpatient interactions with emphasis on the hospital physician relationship, providing some useful analytical measurement techniques. 

The event was a highly successful and smooth event, packed with educational content and attended by healthcare leaders from around the globe.  It was a great time for networking amongst professionals and learning.  Attendees earned 24 credits (12 credits per session). 

Future events


A face-to-face panel is being offered in November and will be focused on Diversity in Healthcare.  This will be a valuable opportunity for ACHE members to network and obtain face-to-face educational credits.  There is also a Leadership Conference in Rosemont, IL September 29-30.    
 

Chapter Awards

Kelly Hardee Wheeler, Micah Ewing

Art Ushijima, FACHE, President & CEO Queen's Health System and Gidget Ruscetta, VP and COO of KMCWC receive the ACHE Healthcare Executive Regent's Award

Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award

At the 2014 Annual ACHE Breakfast on August 14, several awards for the year were presented to outstanding Hawai’i Pacific ACHE chapter members. The Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award recognizes ACHE members who are experienced in the field and have made significant contributions to the advancement of healthcare management excellence and the achievement of ACHE’s goals. Members are evaluated on leadership ability; innovative and creative management; executive capability in developing their own organization and promoting its growth and stature in the community; contributions to the development of others in the healthcare profession; leadership in local, state, or provincial hospital and health association activities; participation in civic/community activities and projects; participation in ACHE activities; and interest in assisting ACHE in achieving its objectives. The award was presented by Ms. Coral Andrews, FACHE and ACHE Regent for Hawaii-Pacific to two recipients this year:

Art Ushijima.  The first award, the district Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award was presented to Art Ushijima.  Mr. Ushijima demonstrates his commitment through serving as the President and CEO of Queen’s Health System since 2005 and serving on numerous committees and boards that serve healthcare services, governance, and education throughout Hawai’i and the US. The award was bestowed on Mr. Ushijima by Ms. Coral Andrews, FACHE, ACHE’s Regent for Hawaii-Pacific.


Left to Right: Diana Smalley, Art Ushijima, Coral Andrews, and Darlena Chadwick

 

Gidget Ruscetta.  The other ACHE Healthcare Executive Regent's award was presented to Gidget Ruscetta. Gidget has served multiple roles on the Hawai’i Pacific ACHE Chapter board as Newsletter Committee Chair and also Treasurer. Gidget is known for her leadership as COO at KMCWC and for her promotion and cultivation of leadership in those around her as her newsletter has been recognized by ACHE nationally as a “best of chapters” through its substantive content and readability. 


Left to Right: Coral Andrews, Darlena Chadwick, Gidget Ruscetta, and Diana Smalley

 

 

 

News from the Education Committee

Bobbie Ornellas, Immediate Past Chair, Education Committee

Chapter educational opportunities continue to be numerous with a bright future ahead!

"For the Love of Healthcare Leadership"

On August 14, 2014 at the annual Hawaii-Pacific Chapter breakfast held at the Hawaii Prince Hotel in Honolulu, there was an educational presentation on “For the Love of Healthcare Leadership” presented by Ms Diana Smalley, FACHE, Regional President of Mercy in Oklahoma. Ms. Smalley is the immediate past chairman of ACHE.

On August 13, 2014 HST (August 14 GST) this presentation was offered to the Chapter Guam Council via VTC sponsored by Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. Her presentation was well-received by both audiences as she shared personal and professional insight into Healthcare Leadership and the need for executives to find themselves in a frame of mind where they are in love with what they do. 

Each of the above programs is eligible for one (1) credit of ACHE Qualified Education Credits. Please be sure to document this in “My ACHE / Continuing education credits / Qualified Education Credits.”

                              
                         
                           Coral Andrews (Left) with Diana Smalley (Right)
                              presenting a special VTC session to Guam

Chapter Education Assistance Program (CEAP)

In 2013, the leadership of the Hawaii-Pacific Chapter presented a new program to the chapter membership entitled the Chapter Education Assistance Program (CEAP).  The purpose of the program is to encourage chapter members to pursue becoming board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow (FACHE).  Each chapter member (including student members) is eligible to seek a single CEAP financial award for one of the ACHE Board of Governors (BOG) exam related preparation courses, materials or feeds. The program documents have a new look created by Dr. Pagoria. Please take a few minutes to review the attached files for additional details of the unique opportunity offered through this program.

New Email address for the Education Committee

The Education Committee now has an Email dedicated to our chapter: HawaiiEducation@achemail.net. This Email was created by ACHE corporate office for use by the Hawaii-Pacific Chapter’s Education Committee. When you receive an Email from this address, please be sure to open it for information on upcoming chapter educational events.

New Chair for the Education Committee

The board has elected a new Chair for the Education Committee. Welcome and Congratulations to Hugh McLean, CFAAMA, FACHE / Deputy Commander for Administration, Tripler Army Medical Center.

Respectfully submitted by:

Bobbie Ornellas – Immediate past Chair of Education Committee

Natalie Pagoria, MD – Education Committee

Lance Segawa – Education Committee

Fall 2014 Calendar of Events

Micah Ewing

The Fall 2014 Calendar of Events for ACHE, Hawaii Chapter.

 

 

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EVENTS THIS QUARTER:

Panel Discussion: Diversity
Tripler Army Medical Ctr. 

Nov. 19, 2014 6PM

Chapter Leaders Conference
Rosemont, IL

Sept 29-30

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUTURE EVENTS:

 

2015 Congress on Healthcare Leadership, Chicago IL

Mar. 16-19

Fall 2014 Education Calendar

Fall 2014 Education Calendar of Events.  Get your FACHE credits!

EVENTS THIS QUARTER:

 

Link to HI Legislature Bills pertaining to HealthCare:

StateTrack HealthCare Bills

 

 

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Austin Cluster

10/13 – 10/16

Online Seminar:  Exceptional Leadership

 

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Online Seminar:  A Review of Health Law

 

9/17 – 10/29

Online Seminar: Strategic Planning that Works

10/1 – 11/12

 

 

Online Seminar: Physician Alignment:  Dos and Taboos

10/8 – 11/19

 

 

Salt Lake City Cluster

10/27 – 10/30

Boston Cluster

11/3 – 11/6

 

 

Orlando Cluster

12/8 – 12/11

 

 

 

Fall 2014 Financial Report

Gidget DG Ruscetta

The financial performance remains strong moving into the second half of 2014.

The financial performance remains strong moving into the second half of 2014. The Hawaii Pacific Chapter has a current balance of $39,472.69 as of 9/23/14. The Guam account has a balance of $379.00.  

Gidget

 

Understanding Your Leadership Style

adapted from Glenn Gutek's article "Briefings Bonus"
Understanding the way you lead is critical to success, and knowing that effective leadership for one team or field might not translate to another team or field is equally important. The complexity of the marketplace has prompted the importance of knowing your leadership style and discerning the style to which a team will easily respond.

Understanding Your Leadership Style

Understanding the way you lead is critical to success, and knowing that effective leadership for one team or field might not translate to another team or field is equally important. The complexity of the marketplace has prompted the importance of knowing your leadership style and discerning the style to which a team will easily respond. There are a plethora of leadership styles in the workplace, but the following six tend to be the most prominent in today’s working environment:

  1. Charismatic.  This style can encompass a wide swath of personalities, but the common ingredient is that the energy ushered in by the leader is closely connected to the leader.  Once the leader leaves a situation, the energy lingers behind.  This style has been both praised and criticized, but it is clear there is value to those who bring energy to an organization with their sheer presence.  A charismatic leader is an excellent vision-caster and can elicit a loyal and passionate following and increase the company’s pace.  The downside can be, some teams do not need to speed things up but rather need to slow them down, and occasionally this leader might not be detail oriented.  
  2. Technician.  This leader displays both knowledge and skill and is the best producer of what an organization produces.  The style is highly valued in cultures where competence is high in economic value. People who follow this style boast an impeccable reputation and also set the bar for the standard of work quality.   However, the style can have limits in terms of being replicated; people are often left wondering, “How does he/she do it?”  The value of quality is, of course, incredibly important, but there is a distinction between leading the best and being the best.
  3. Strategic.  This type of leadership connects the dots.  People who tend to be global and conceptual thinkers embody this leadership style.  They are not only able to see the end destination, but they also know the path to get there must be identified and paved.  However, this style can also provide disappointment and setbacks, because this leader can see what could be, as well as what is not.
  4. Team builder.  In this style, leadership is by roles and unity.  The style recognizes that you cannot just assemble any group of people and claim you have a team.  These leaders look at people individually and find roles for them to fill.  They also align these individuals so they make up a collective whole.
  5. Managerial.  Described as leadership by systems, this style focuses on doing things correctly and efficiently.  Processes and systems are designed and understood so current operations function consistently.  Though some would argue managers are not leaders, one must acknowledge that effective managers have a profound influence on those that surround them.  At the same time, they have the capacity to lead a culture that prizes management, even at the expense of effectiveness.
  6. Directive.  Lastly, is leadership by control.  Common during the Industrial Revolution, the command-and-control style has slowed down in popularity.  However, an organization in crisis can thrive with a directive leader who steps forward and brings order out of chaos.  Today, there is still a need for directive leaders.

Knowing your style allows you to function in an environment where that style will flourish.  As a leader, it is important to understand your natural style as well as be aware of the potential weaknesses found in that style.  This gives leaders the confidence and skills they need to lead.  Effective leadership in today’s diverse culture will require a team approach, and teams require diverse leadership styles.  By employing the best leadership style for you and knowing when to adapt to other styles, you can effectively lead your team to success.

Adapted from Glenn Gutek’s article in Briefings Bonus from www.communicationsbriefings.com

The Importance of Diversity within Healthcare Leadership

Maj Charlotte L. Hildebrand, FACHE, Deputy Commander of Administration, US Army
As the professional membership society for healthcare executives, ACHE embraces diversity within the healthcare management field and formally recognizes that priority as both an ethical and business imperative. In general, diversity and initiatives that promote diversity improve the quality of the organization's workforce.

 

As the professional membership society for healthcare executives, ACHE embraces diversity within the healthcare management field and formally recognizes that priority as both an ethical and business imperative. In general, diversity and initiatives that promote diversity improve the quality of the organization's workforce. More specifically within our organization, ACHE values and actively promotes diversity in its leaders, members, and staff because diverse participation can serve as a catalyst for improved decision making, increased productivity, and a competitive advantage.

 

In alignment with the ACHE Policy on Diversity, an inclusive environment that recognizes the contributions and supports the advancement of all, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, age, marital status sexual orientation, gender identity or disability enhances the quality of healthcare, improves hospital/community relations, and positively affects the health status of society. This priority is reflected in ACHE's various activities and initiatives, and locally within our Chapter. For example, we recently established a Diversity Committee as a Chapter priority this Summer and are actively seeking members. A panel discussion focused on Diversity in Healthcare Management is currently planned for 19 November at 6pm at Tripler Army Medical Center. If you are interested in the Diversity Committee or assisting with the Panel Discussion on November 19, please contact Charlotte Hildebrand at charlotte.l.hildebrand.mil@mail.mil.

 

If you are interested in learning more about the impact of diversity on healthcare executive decisions and marketplace strategies, please take a few minutes to listen to a recent Podcast from Modern Medicine. In an interview with Modern Healthcare's editorial program manager Maureen McKinney, retired CEO Alan Channing explains how Chicago's Sinai Health System recruited minority trustees (originally at 10-12% in 2004 when he took over). The Podcast shares Mr. Channing's advice that good CEOs know that their boards should reflect the diversity of the communities they serve.

 

Below is a link to the Modern Healthcare Podcast.

http://e.ccialerts.com/a/hBT9eZKAIyhSgB8eQA5NslgLgsl/mh2324

7 Common Credibility Blind Spots

Cara Hale Alter from "Briefings Bonus"
Some poor behaviors can be unintentional, but have the potential to derail your image.  Being aware of these is critical, and once you identify them there are simple steps to eliminate these blind spots.  In a hypercompetitive business world, the time to do that is now.

7 Common Credibility Blind Spots

Some poor behaviors can be unintentional, but have the potential to derail your image.  Being aware of these is critical, and once you identify them there are simple steps to eliminate these blind spots.  In a hypercompetitive business world, the time to do that is now.  Below you can find some of the most common blind spots:

  1. Using speech fillers.  These words include, “Um” and, “You know.”  These fillers are plentiful in our culture, and the business world.  To avoid this, use a tactical pause while your mind searches for the next word.
  2. Making extraneous movements.  Jiggling your knee, bobbing your head or shifting your weight can be distracting and irritating to others, and can weaken your personal power.  Stillness portrays the message that you are calm and confident.
  3. Self-commenting.  This tends to be overreacting to a mistake that was made.  For example, apologizing when stumbling over a word or using nonverbal reflexes.  Doing so portrays your internal criticism as an external preoccupation.  Remember that mistakes happen, so correct them and move on.
  4. Misplacing upward vocal inflections.  Using upward inflections that sound like question marks at the end of a sentence can be widespread and contagious.  Be vigilant so as to not pick it up.  To ensure this, occasionally read aloud with strong downward inflections.
  5. Making yourself smaller.  Most people try to make themselves smaller when they feel intimidated in order to avoid being an easy target. This can include placing your feet together, tucking your arms to the sides or pulling back on your volume.  Practice optimal standing posture throughout the day—not just in important situations—to make it habitual.
  6. Masking your face and handsWhen people feel uneasy or put on the spot, they will occasionally mask their behaviors including crossing their arms or playing with their jewelry.  Open your posture and engage your gestures at the start of every conversation.  Practice this skill at company gatherings or networking events.
  7. Dropping eye contact.  Disengaging eye contact loses listeners.  Keep your eyes on the horizon and give those listening the same respect you expect from them.  Moving your eyes to the side momentarily to gather your thoughts is fine, but make sure when speaking to maintain direct eye contact.

--Adapted from Cara Hale Alter’s article in Briefings Bonus from www.communicationsbriefings.com

Membership: New Fellows, Members, and Recertified Fellows

Art Gladstone, FACHE

The Hawai'i Pacific Chapter continues to grow membership and show consistent progress towards FACHE credentialling. 

We would like to recognize and congratulate all new Fellows, recertified Fellows, and new members. 

The Hawai'i Pacific Chapter continues to grow membership and show consistent progress towards FACHE credentialling and recertification.

 

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

February

Hui-I Chen, Honolulu

A warm welcome to our new chapter members:

July

Hiroko Kenner, Honolulu

Pamela G. Miyashiro, RN, Honolulu

Michael Yamamoto, Honolulu

August

Kristin Nakasato, Kaneohe

HM Brian Navoa, Kailua

September

Aubrey Hanft, Honolulu

Quin Ogawa, Honolulu

 


 

 

National News - Fall 2014

Join the Rainbow Healthcare Leaders Association

The Rainbow Healthcare Leaders Association is a national organization with a mission to enhance the representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender healthcare executives and to promote high-quality care for LGBT individuals and their families. RHLA is committed to focusing on disparities in care and preparing the next generation of LGBT healthcare executives. RHLA and ACHE have a shared interest in fostering the development of diverse healthcare leadership.

Join RHLA now and you will have access to the RHLA Mentorship Program and RHLA Forums, both of which will enable you to connect with other members in a meaningful and confidential environment. Members can share and receive feedback on business and personal issues that are important in their lives as they navigate their careers in healthcare.

For more information about RHLA membership or any of its programs, visit rhla.org

2014 Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership Education Programs

The 2014 ethics program, "Ethical Leadership in Uncertain Times," will be led by Jack Gilbert, EdD, FACHE, clinical associate professor and director of executive and professional development in the College of Health Solutions and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University. Offered in conjunction with ACHE’s Salt Lake City Cluster on Oct. 28, this half-day session will explore effective, intentional and practical ways for healthcare leaders to strengthen their organization’s focus on doing the right thing by encouraging their leadership to create practical solutions to ethical dilemmas. A select panel of healthcare leaders will react to Gilbert’s remarks and share their experiences with ethical challenges and discuss the link between ethical decision making and organizational performance. Register now at ache.org/Ethics.

If you missed the innovations program, "The Journey to Value-Based Care for Population Health: Sharing, Scaling and Replicating to Accelerated Results," held in Washington, D.C., in early August, look for an article about the program in the January/February 2015 issue of Healthcare Executive magazine.

For more information on the Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership and to donate, visit ache.org/Innovation.

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 bocommunity.ache.org.

Final Reminder:  Physician Executives Forum Program

The Physician Executives Forum launched last year to provide added value to physician executive members via tailored resources to meet the group's unique professional development needs.  A one-day education rogram is a cornerstone benefit of the FOrum that offers an affordable learning and networking opportunity.  Dates and location for the program are as follows:

Physician Executives Forum Education Program
Oct. 11, 2014
Hyatt Regency O'Hare
More details available at ache.org/PEprogram


ACHE’s 2014 Premier Corporate Partners

ACHE would like to recognize our 2014 Premier Corporate Partners, whose year-round support helps ACHE further its mission and adds value to our membership. Our Premier Corporate Partners demonstrate commitment to ACHE and its members in various ways, including providing financial resources, hosting networking events and offering educational opportunities. We are proud to recognize the following 2014 ACHE Premier Corporate Partners:

  • Aramark
  • Cardinal Health
  • CareFusion
  • Conifer Health Solutions
  • Philips Healthcare
  • Trane Healthcare Practice

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 for organizations seeking to develop a postgraduate fellowship, organizations that want to find the best candidate and 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. 

 

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