Hawaii - Pacific Chapter of ACHE

Fall 2021

Messages from Chapter Leadership

Message from the Regent

Hawaii-Pacific Regent, Micah Ewing communicates ACHE's mission to advance healthcare leaders and the field of healthcare management excellence. 

Message From Your ACHE Regent 
Fall 2021 

Aloha and Season’s Greetings!

I hope this message finds you, your colleagues, and family healthy during the holidays. The holidays are a time of reflection, a reminder of what is important, and a time to re-ignite our energies and passions for a New Year. It has been an unprecedented and tumultuous time in our history. I’d like to mirror Andrew’s thoughts in the importance of taking the time to “re-fill your tank” for the challenging road ahead.

We held our annual meeting on December 14 and it is my hope you found value in the fellowship and were able to take advantage of Craig Deao’s presentation. Dr. Michael E. Frisina’s course series entitled “Professional Burnout in Health Care” recently concluded on 12/7 for a total of (7) face-to-face hours this month. I urge you to take advantage of our programs as Kristin and the education committee continue to do an amazing job in providing increasingly relevant and timely content for all levels of leadership.

Throughout the pandemic, we have been able to take advantage of some very convenient and effective virtual education events. At the same time, I want to recognize that it has been a challenge to really engage with our membership without the in-person events. I am looking forward to more in-person events in 2022 and I’d like to give you a glimpse of some upcoming opportunities that are planned on the horizon:

2022 Congress on Healthcare Leadership (March 28-31) – The 2022 Congress is entitled “Advance” and will be in-person at the Hyatt Regency Chicago with 12 possible face-to-face credits. There is a virtual Leadership Symposium April 11-12 as well offering unique content. https://congress.ache.org.

2022 Hawai‘i HFMA Conference (April 7-8) – We are partnering with the Hawai’i Chapter of the Healthcare Finance Management Association (HFMA) to bring you another in-person event at the Hawai’i Prince. We have (2) panel discussions planned for this event and a multitude of finance and revenue cycle sessions.

2022 Annual Breakfast and Member Meeting (July 22) – This event is back at the Hawai’i Prince and will occur prior to the Annual Healthcare Association of Hawai‘i meeting.

2022 Annual Hawai’i Leadership in Action Conference (November, TBD) – We are excited to continue our partnership with the Hawai’i chapter of American Organization of Nurse Leaders (AONL) and the Hawai‘i State Center for Nursing (HSCN) to bring another in-person conference—loaded with educational and networking opportunities.

FACHE Boot Camp (TBD)  – We will be supporting our members looking to advance to Fellow by hosting an informative boot camp to help prepare for the Board of Governor’s (BOG) exam.

New Member and Early Careerist Events (TBD) – We are also looking forward to re-establishing our new and student member events. Stay tuned. Venues and dates are still in planning.

Networking Events (TBD) – Along with our traditional Congress chapter dinner, we are planning to host local in-person events focused primarily on fellowship and engagement with our chapter members.

As we turn the page on yet another challenging year, I would like to thank Andrew Giles for his dedication and steadfast leadership as President over the past two years. Please join me in welcoming Travis Clegg as the incoming Chapter President.

I’d also like to take the time to thank you for your leadership and everything you do in advancing the health of the communities we serve. Happy Holidays!

Micah B. Ewing, FACHE 
Regent for Hawaii/Pacific 
micah.ewing@  hawaiipacifichealth.org

Message from the Chapter President

Andrew Giles, MBA, FACHE

Aloha Hawaii-Pacific Chapter ACHE Members!

Mele Kalikimaka! During this holiday season, we are reminded of all that we are thankful for: our families, our colleagues, health, amongst other important things. I hope you all get to spend time with family this holiday season, doing things that help you recharge your passion after what has been a challenging few years. As you know, leading with a heavy heart is difficult during times like these, and it is important to ensure we focus on selfcare as well. Happy Holidays!
Student Engagement: We have done some exciting moves this fall in the local Hawaii-Pacific ACHE chapter. Starting with the membership scholarships that are being awarded to local healthcare students & military members. One of our goals this year was to engage tomorrow’s healthcare leaders, and get them involved with our chapter. These membership scholarships will award the students with all of the benefits of an ACHE membership, as well as connecting them with board members for mentoring sessions.
Continuing Education: Providing education opportunities remains a focus for our chapter and we capped this year with a complimentary continuing education program on “Professional Burnout in Healthcare.” 
Annual Meeting: We held our (virtual) local chapter’s annual members meeting on December 14th, We were able to recognize award recipients, provide general chapter updates, and are offer 1 hour of continuing education credits from renowned speaker Craig Daeo. Thank you to all who joined!
I would like to close by saying it has been a pleasure serving you over the past two years as the Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE President. The pandemic spoiled some of our in-person conferences and events, but it has been a rewarding few years, and I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity. Please join me in welcoming our incoming President, Travis Clegg, the COO of Straub Medical Center, who will be assuming the President role in January.
Mahalo for all that you do! Cheers to a safe & prosperous holiday!

Thank you,


Andrew T. Giles, MBA, FACHE
President, Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter of ACHE  
Assistant Administrator - Hospital Operations & Support Services
808-432-7960 (office)
808-432-8605 (fax)
808-763-8544 (mobile phone)

Article of Interest

Diversity Disparities

Glenn Kawabata and Jessica Niles
A year later, disparities among different groups is still pertinent and these issues just as pressing if not more so. 

Last December, the Diversity Committee addressed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health care disparities, as well as some of the ways in which it exacerbated and highlighted issues in the health care industry. A year later, having worked together through myriad challenges, we find that these topics are still pertinent, these issues just as pressing if not more so.

As mentioned a year ago, the pandemic has both focused attention on and in many cases aggravated existing inequities. As an example, in Hawai’i, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations experienced disproportionately higher incidences than in the population as a whole. Between March 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021, Pacific Islanders accounted for 24% of COVID-19 cases in Hawai‘i despite comprising only 4% of the population (Hawai‘i Department of Health, 2021). Such data, note the authors, draws attention to systemic issues that engender and sustain inequalities in health care access, delivery and outcomes.

In some cases, the increased visibility of and attention to these discrepancies resulted in actions to address them. The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (HDOH) created a Pacific Islander Priority Investigations and Outreach Team tasked with providing translated information, accessible resources and effective support in ways that were culturally specific and relevant. The Team comprised members of the targeted communities, with support from community organizations. In such ways, the pandemic drew attention and action to pre-existing public health problems, and hopefully set in motion trends towards increased efforts to address the unique needs of these populations.

One of the key recommendations is for a more robust process around data disaggregation. Early case reporting used only five categories of race: White, Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Input from community partners encouraged the HDOH to disaggregate into nine distinct categories: White, Black, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, Other Asian and Other. This breakout of the data allowed for more clear information regarding how COVID-19 was affecting Hawai‘i’s people and where resources should be targeted. Given the makeup of its population, Hawai‘i would stand to benefit from such data disaggregation when considering population health and delivering health care to these varied populations.

Health disparities continue to exist for numerous other serious conditions. Improving the health of the larger population will require the proper collection and classification of data especially as it relates to race. COVID has continued to force us to think about how health care is delivered differently, and these differences have the potential to make meaningful changes for the residents of Hawai‘i. 

Tackling Important Conversations Virtually

Regardless of the circumstances, executives are always seeking effective, efficient methods of communication. But these days, executives need virtual ways to communicate that are just as effective and meaningful as face-to-face encounters.

Regardless of the circumstances, executives are always seeking effective, efficient methods of communication. But these days, executives need virtual ways to communicate that are just as effective and meaningful as face-to-face encounters.

For many, communicating in the virtual space has become the preferred method of doing business.

Following are strategies for getting the most out of day-to-day work communications, engaging with remote employees and having meaningful conversations virtually. 

Good Manners Equals Great Communication
Many of us have been working remotely for months; however, we can’t let our guard down and forget virtual meeting etiquette. Some recommendations for maintaining good virtual meeting manners include:

Have an agenda and stick to it. If possible, send out an agenda a day or two before the meeting. An accurate agenda not only lets everyone know exactly what will be discussed but also gives meeting participants the opportunity to ask or answer questions prior to the meeting.

Punctuality matters. When participating in a virtual meeting, a tardy host is almost as frustrating as the recurring chime that announces the addition of a latecomer. Arrive a few minutes early and have the meeting program running in the background of your computer while you are working on other tasks. Finishing a meeting on time is just as important as arriving on time. 

Remove potential distractions. Silence your mobile phones, block time on your shared calendar, close the window to unnecessary websites, and let others who are working or living in your virtual office space know you’re in a meeting and are not to be disturbed, if possible.

Mute yourself
. Unless you’re presenting, be sure to mute yourself. It’s amazing how much background noise microphones pick up.

Dress for success. Although many bedrooms currently are doubling as home offices, loungewear is never acceptable office attire.

Can You Hear Me Now?
We all want to be heard. And when communicating in the virtual space, it’s often difficult to know if we’re being heard or seen or even understood. Prior to 2020, most of us took for granted those little acknowledgements that let us know when we had successfully connected with another co-worker. Today, most of us aren’t able to give our co-workers an encouraging pat on the shoulder, provide a hug to someone who might be grieving, or even onboard a new employee with a tour of the office and traditional meet-and-greet welcome lunch.

With remote work and the use of virtual platforms the norm for the time being, finding connections with each other is critical to preserving our mental health and ensuring a necessary standard of production to remain successful. Here are simple ways leaders can preserve connections with their teams:

Prioritize daily face-to-face check-ins. A quick, 10-minute “huddle meeting” with your team at a set time each day can foster an atmosphere of collaboration and teamwork. Ask all participants to turn on their video, if possible. We all communicate much more effectively when we can be heard and seen.

Celebrate milestones and accomplishments—regardless of size. Though we might not be physically together, that shouldn’t stop us from getting together in the virtual space to celebrate each other and our accomplishments. Continue celebrating birthdays, work anniversaries and team wins—big and small.

Collaborate and educate. As an executive, you’re part of a senior leadership team. Being a good team member includes sharing helpful information with other leaders. When meeting with your peers, include time on your agenda for ongoing training, best practice sharing and problem-solving. “What are you currently reading?” is a great question to spark an information-sharing session.  

Do lunch. Remember how nice it was to get out of the office for a bit and share a bite to eat? It’s still possible to create that same atmosphere of connection and conversation, even when working remotely. Consider sending lunch via food delivery apps to one person or your entire team.

When an In-Person Meeting Is Needed
All executives are tasked with performing duties such as delivering difficult news, negotiating contracts or disciplining an employee. Meetings related to these situations are best conducted in person. Face-to-face interactions allow meeting participants to share a common space, where distractions are minimized and technological issues eliminated. Unlike virtual meetings, an executive can control the environment of the in-person meeting and keep distractions and interruptions to a minimum. In-person meetings allow for a fuller sense of connection and trust over virtual meetings.

Because of our experience navigating 2020, we are all much better equipped to work in this new, virtual space. And now that we know better, we can all do better. 

--Adapted from “Tackling Important Conversations Virtually,” Healthcare Executive, Jean Willey Scallon, FACHE, regional vice president, operations, Signature Healthcare Services LLC, Corona, Calif., and an adjunct professor at Indiana University in the O’Neill School.

The Impact of Remote Work on Reading Body Language

Many people are fully aware of how their body language can communicate their feelings and emotions to the outside world, whether intentionally or no

Many people are fully aware of how their body language can communicate their feelings and emotions to the outside world, whether intentionally or not. For instance, crossed arms might signal defensiveness or hostility, consistent eye contact can relay a sense of confidence, leaning forward can suggest engagement and interest.

But with the widespread shift to remote work in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Americans have shifted to remote work, and for many that remote work is likely to remain a feature of employment for the foreseeable future, even as the pandemic subsides. This means, among other things, that common visual cues around body language are more difficult to pick up in the new remote world. There is widespread use of video conferencing tools, but these don’t fully mimic the nuances of in-person body language.

There are many relevant cues that can be picked up through various aspects of digital communications in a manner similar to how body language is read. The ability to read that language is important for creating a positive work environment in remote and hybrid settings.

Something as simple as including a smiling emoji on an email or text can help set a friendly, disarming tone with colleagues and subordinates and change an email requesting a status update of a project from something that could be taken as demanding and impatient to a casual, friendly check-in.

The fact that millions of Americans have shifted to a remote work setting means that it’s more important than ever to be conscious of how communication is received. While working in-person in an office allowed coworkers to rely on body language to communicate more effectively, that becomes more challenging in a remote setting.

Nevertheless, digital body language can help bridge the gap as long as employees understand how to leverage it. It’s another form of communication that companies should be alert to as they help train their employees for success in the new world of work.

—Adapted from "The Impact of Remote Work on Reading Body Language," by HR Daily Advisor, a sibling publication to HealthLeaders, July 19, 2021.

News & Committee Updates

News from the Education Committee

Kristen Croom, MLS (ASCP), MB (ASCP)

Supporting continuing education for our members

Aloha Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter,

The Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE Education Committee would like to thank our members for their continued support and dedication to our chapter and this association. We had hoped to be able to offer an in-person educational experience this year, but Covid-19 had other plans. We are grateful that the National organization has provided quality virtual F2F and QEC programs throughout the year. One such new virtual course is the Health System Simulation program, presented in partnership with the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health. This 3-day course offers an “immersive experience that provides participants with the opportunity to experience the challenges of executive leadership and strategic decision-making.” This course is designed for healthcare executives interested in an intensive, team-based, experiential program drawing from real-life scenarios. For more information and to sign up for the course go to www.ache.org.

Our local chapter was also able to take advantage of virtual F2F programming by offering our second leadership seminar. In March 2021, we provided 6 hours of F2F credits focused on Conversations about Leadership. The three 1.5-hour sessions were held virtually with speakers from our local and military healthcare systems. We discussed effective crisis management, the importance of telehealth, and how diversity, equity and inclusion play vital roles in healthcare. The education committee hopes to continue this leadership bootcamp in 2023 with an in-person event. If you or anyone you know would like to participate in this event in the future, please contact Kristen at hawaii@achemail.net.

The board also held another collaboration with the ACHE Choice program starting 11/30. We hosted Dr. Michael Frisina, PhD, who spoke on “Professional Burnout in Healthcare: Lead your Organization to Wellness.” This session was held virtually, with two-hour sessions on three days. It provided 6 hours of F2F credit as well as Continuing Medical and Nursing Education credits. Dr. Frisina discussed the various aspects of burnout and work, with participants tasked to develop a plan to reverse and prevent burnout. We were fortunate to have this amazing and engaging speaker provide this timely topic to our ACHE members.

Our final education event of the year took place during our annual meeting on December 14th. We were pleased to offer a one-hour virtual F2F session from Craig Deao. Mr. Deao discussed “Finding Silver Linings, Experimentation, Innovation, Opportunity.” This session highlighted the amazing opportunities for innovations our healthcare organizations experienced and executed during this pandemic. It was a pleasure to offer this uplifting discussion about how we have persevered during the last two years. 

On behalf of the Hawai’i-Pacific Chapter of ACHE Education Committee, I want to give a heartfelt Mahalo to the board, our sponsors, and our entire membership. We would not be able to continue providing these events without everyone’s support. Our 2021 education committee included Jennifer Espiritu, Emily Denson and Tausilia Amoa. They have done an outstanding job given the restrictions for in-person meetings and juggling their full-time jobs. I deeply appreciate your support and amazing ideas and I look forward to a phenomenal 2022.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kristen at kcroom80@gmail.com.

With regards, The Education Committee

Kristen Croom
Co-Chair, Education Committee


Membership Report: New Fellows, Members, and Recertified Fellows

Travis Clegg, Membership Chair

On behalf of the membership committee, I wish to thank all of you for your engagement with and continued support for our chapter.

Aloha from the membership committee.  The third quarter of the year has been an active one, and I am thrilled to welcome 20 new members to our Chapter! Additionally, we saw five of our fellows recertify and four of our members advance to fellow status.  Well done!

Please extend a warm Aloha to our New Members

  • Anita H. Becker, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
  • CPO Asterik C. Cabrera, BS
  • Danielle Capalad
  • CPT Benjamin J. Carlson
  • Ryan Cooke
  • Natiley L. Duke
  • James F. Falls
  • Stephanie L. Guy
  • Ronald Kuroda, MD
  • Marlena Lester
  • Shannon Lau
  • RDML Pamela C. Miller, DO, MHA
  • PO1 Rissory Radjouki
  • Mike Renaud
  • CDR Gavin Sanjume
  • Danielle Sayner
  • Willa T. Shimomura
  • Angela Simmons
  • HMC Jeremiah E. Spasojevich
  • MSG Kyle H. Specht, BS

Congratulations to our Recertified Fellows

  • Coral T. Andrews, DPPD, MBA, FACHE
  • CAPT Jeffrey W. Bitterman, MD, MBA, FACEP, FACHE
  • Margaret Bumgarner, FACHE
  • Jennie H. Chahanovich, FACHE
  • Angel L. Vargas, Jr., FACHE
 Congratulations to our New Fellows
  • Marisa Adaro, FACHE
  • Colleen F. Inouye, MD, FACHE
  • Lilian Kanai, MD, MBA, FACHE
  • James C. Lin, MD, FACHE

Diversity Committee: Chapter Demographics

Aloha chapter members! While we have met virtually in many forums this past year we unfortunately have not been able to enjoy each other’s company in person for another year. To better understand our chapter’s demographic makeup I wanted to share some information with you. Some notable facts include:

  • We have grown to 261 members, which is 30 more members than at this time last year.
  • 35% of the membership has military affiliation, which is up 1% from last year.
  • Our student membership has doubled from last year.

Here are the full chapter demographics:



 CHAPTER (n=261)

 ACHE (n=47,448)

Under 30






























































Freestanding Hospital/Medical Center



Member hospital of a non-Federal hospital system



Member hospital of a Federal hospital system






Corporate Headquarters of Healthcare System

Ambulatory Care Facility/Group Practice



Managed Care/HMO/PPO



Post Acute/Chronic Care



Public Health/Community Health/Mental Health Agency



Consulting Firm






Educational Institution/Research Institute



Military (non-hospital/clinic setting)



Health-Related Industry (e.g., supplier, pharmaceutical or equipment manufacturer)






No Response








Chief Executive Officer



Chief Operating Officer



Chief Financial Officer



Chief Information Officer



Chief Medical Officer



Chief Nursing Officer



Senior Vice President



Vice President



Department Head/Director












Not currently employed









No Response







White (non-Latino)



Black (non-Latino)






Asian or Pacific Islander



American Indian, Eskimo, Aleut



No Response







<5 Years



5-10 Years



10-15 Years



>15 Years







Bachelor's Degree



Honorary Degree






Master's Degree






Doctoral Degree



Associate Degree




Member Spotlight: Laura Bonilla

Jessica Niles, MBA, RN-C
Member spotlight on Laura Bonilla, RN, BSN, MA, FACHE, and member of the ACHE Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter Board of Directors.

For this month's member spotlight, we feature ACHE Hawai’i member of the Board of Directors Laura Bonilla, BSN, MA, RN, FACHE. Laura is the Executive Director of Pediatric and Women’s Services at Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women and Children and Hawai’i Pacific Health.

What is your background?

I am originally from NYC. I was born there and lived there until I moved to Hawai’i when I was recruited for my current position in 2002. I still have my NY accent. People thought I would never stay in Hawai’i, but fast forward 20 years…I have 2 kids and 1 stepson who lives in Florida. My son lives in NY, and my daughter lives in LA. I have 5 grandchildren – 3 from my stepson and 2 from my son.

I graduated from Downstate Medical Center with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and completed a Master of Arts degree from New York University.

I have been a Registered Nurse for 45 years. For thirty of those years I have worked in an administrative capacity, overseeing nursing operations in pediatrics. I have also run organization-wide operational functions and led large-scale projects from inception to successful completion, while making sound strategic decisions in collaboration with executive leadership teams.

What is your role in your organization?

Presently, in my role as Executive Service Line Director, I am responsible for overall development and management of a network of care to address and improve access and clinical outcomes for Pediatric and Women’s services.

How long have you been a member of ACHE and what active roles have you taken?

I been a member of ACHE since 2011, and a Fellow since 2014. I am an active member in the local Hawai‘i Chapter, and sit on the Board of Directors. I have also participated as a committee member for the AONE/ACHE conference planning committee.

Are you involved in community activities?

I am also a Board Member of two other Not-For Profit Community Organizations - the March of Dimes and Hawai‘i Children’s Cancer Foundation. I have served since 2003.

I have worked and volunteered at multiple community events and activities that provide education to the public and provide resources to the underserved in our Hawai‘i communities on O‘ahu and the neighbor islands. I also serve as a member and participant of our community benefits programing and partnerships workgroup at Hawai‘i Pacific Health, which seeks to improve access to care and improve the overall health and well-being of our community.

What are your primary areas of interest or concern as a health care leader?

My primary areas of interest are Women’s and Children’s overall health. This includes access to care issues, culturally sensitive and equitable services for the families we serve, and addressing how best to impact and promote overall wellness, prevention and healthy lifestyles where we live.

What role(s) would you like to see ACHE play in the local health care industry?

ACHE can make an impact by continuing to grow young leaders and prepare them to serve the communities in which we live and work. I feel our Hawai‘i Chapter has done an excellent job in serving our health care professional leaders, and has made excellent inroads even in the face of a pandemic. I hope we can continue to do more outreach, provide ongoing engagement, education and training, and build our membership further. I find so much richness and value in our network, which motivates me to look inward to improve myself so that I can serve others.

What do you do for fun?

For fun I enjoy walking and hiking, spending time in the gym, reading, traveling, and spending time with my family. I like trying new foods and restaurants and I love to cook for people.

Mahalo Laura!

ACHE National News

Connect With Your Peers

Three free online communities for physician executives, Asian healthcare leaders and LGBTQ healthcare leaders.

Connect With Your Peers

New in 2021, we are pleased to offer members three free online communities for physician executives, Asian healthcare leaders and LGBTQ healthcare leaders. The communities platform makes it easier than ever for peers to connect in real time, tackle issues together and ask important career-related questions. Members can participate in discussion threads, share resources and best practices, and crowdsource innovative ideas and solutions.

To join, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to my.ache.org.
  2. Under “Helpful Links” on the right-hand side, click the last option, “My Communities.”
  3. Click the “Add” button to choose the online communities you wish to join. An MD or DO degree is required to join the Physician Executive Community.
  4. Watch your inbox for your welcome email and instructions to access your new community! The email will arrive within 24 hours.

We hope you will join these communities. If you have any questions, please email communitymanager@ache.org.

Our Exclusive On-Demand Content Library Can Help Advance Your Career

Did you know that as a member, you have access to guided presentations to assist with your healthcare management career development?

Did you know that as a member, you have access to guided presentations to assist with your healthcare management career development? Our Career Resource Center has compiled a library of member-only, on-demand sessions that provide information and resources for healthcare leaders at all stages of their careers. Whether you are a student entering the field, a leader aspiring to a position in the C-suite, or a clinician transitioning to an administrative role, there’s something for everyone. All sessions within the CRC’s On-Demand Content Library were recorded at the 2021 Congress on Healthcare Leadership. We encourage members to explore the On-Demand Content Library and other resources and tools available just for them in the Career Resource Center.

Healthcare Consultants Forum Member Directory: Connecting Executives to Consultants

Identify a consultant who meets your needs

Healthcare Consultants Forum Member Directory: Connecting Executives to Consultants

The Healthcare Consultants Forum Member Directory offers a robust search functionality to help you identify a consultant who meets your needs. And if you are a consultant looking to gain visibility with decision-makers, consider joining the Healthcare Consultants Forum. The forum also offers resources tailored to a healthcare consultant’s specific career development needs.

ACHE Blog and Podcasts

ACHE Blog and Podcasts

Gain best practices and learn from your peers through our blog and the Healthcare Executive Podcast. Both the blog and podcast provide up-to-date content on the issues most pressing to healthcare executives. Be sure to share these with your colleagues. Follow the Healthcare Executive Podcast wherever you access podcasts.

2021 Premier Corporate Partners

 ACHE 2021 Premier Corporate Partners

We would like to recognize ACHE’s 2021 Premier Corporate Partners:

  • BRG
  • Cerner
  • Change Healthcare
  • Roche Diagnostics

These organizations are clearly demonstrating their commitment in supporting our mission to advance healthcare leadership excellence and fostering innovative solutions to the new challenges facing healthcare leaders in the wake of the pandemic. In 2021, they will be active participants at Congress, support complimentary webinars and providing additional educational content during the year. To learn more and access additional complimentary resources provided by the partners please click here

Calendars and Recent Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of events

*At the time of publication all in-person events remain canceled due to COVID-19.* 

Please check www.hawaii.ache.org/events/ for the most recent updates.

Calendar of Educational Events

Upcoming Calendar of Educational Events

*In-Person education events have been canceled due to COVID-19.  Click here for the dates and times of various Virtual Face-to-Face Education Courses available.*

Virtual Board of Governors Exam Review Course
Jan. 4–Feb. 10
Required Virtual Live Sessions: Jan. 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, Feb. 1, 3, 8, 10
All virtual live sessions begin at 12 p.m. Central time
14 ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits

Improving Results Through Better Team Engagement and Accountability
Jan. 14–Feb. 11
Required Virtual Live Sessions: Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11
All virtual live sessions begin at 12:30 p.m. Central time
6 ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits

Breakthrough Physician Alignment: Creating a Win-Win for Optimizing Organizational Performance
Feb. 16–Mar. 16
Required Virtual Live Sessions: Feb. 23, Mar. 2, 9, 16
All virtual live sessions begin at 10 a.m. Central time
6 ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits

Health System Simulation
Feb. 24–26
21 ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits

Virtual Board of Governors Exam Review Course
Mar. 29–May 5
Required Virtual Live Sessions: Apr. 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, May 3, 5
All virtual live sessions begin at 12 p.m. Central time
14 ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits

ACHE Resources

Career Corner

Whether you're an early careerist, making a career transition, or getting ready to retire from the C-suite; ACHE's Career Resource Center offers a myriad of tools and resources to help you succeed.

Improve Your Networking Strategy

Network volunteers can provide names of key contacts in your chosen region or healthcare specialty, details of a local healthcare marketplace, and information on specific organizations you may targeting. 

Volunteer Your Services

Join the Career Advising Network to assist ACHE members during planned and unplanned career transitions. 


Use the Career Advising Network

Request the assistance of an ACHE volunteer Advisor, whose background best matches your healthcare leadership objectives. 



Board of Governors Exam at Pearson VUE Testing Centers

Pearson VUE Centers continue availability for taking the Board of Governors Exam. The company is following recommendations from the CDC and World Health Organization for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting testing candidates and staff. As such, availability is limited at this time due to social distancing guidelines and government guidance, and candidates for the Board of Governors Exam are encouraged to scheduled their appointments well in advance. Some test centers are extending their hours to be open nearly 24 hours a day.

Candidates must bring and wear a face mask while at a Pearson VUE test center and throughout the Exam. Any surgical or cloth face mask, including a homemade face mask, is acceptable as long as the nose and mouth are fully covered. Candidates without a face mask will be denied testing services.

Additional health and safety measures at Pearson VUE test centers include:

  • Hand sanitizer available in the waiting area and prior to entering the testing room.
  • Increased cleaning and disinfecting regimens in between all testing appointments.
  • Tissues provided to candidates upon arrival at the test center.
  • Candidates permitted to wear disposable gloves if they choose.
  • Candidates reminded to wash their hands or utilize hand sanitizer upon arrival at the test center.
  • Enforcement of local social distancing requirements.

Access Complimentary Resources for the Board of Governors Exam

Preparing for the Board of Governors Exam?  AHCE has got you covered!  Check out resources available on the ACHE website.

The Board of Governors (BOG) Exam Outline is the blueprint for the BOG Exam. Every question on the Exam is associated with one of the knowledge or skill statements found in this outline. 

FACHE overview webinars provide a general look at the advancement process. Participants will learn how the FACHE credential can earn them the distinction of being the best of the best in healthcare management. The webinars cover the requirements, application process, BOG Exam, study resources and maintenance requirements. Plus, participants have the opportunity to ask questions about the advancement process. An upcoming session is scheduled for September 16. Register information is available here.

Additional resources designed to supplement other study resources are available as well. These include the Board of Governors Review Course, Online Tutorial and Exam Study Bundle.   

ACHE offers complimentary resources for Members beginning the journey toward board certification and the FACHE® credential. These resources are designed to help Members succeed so they can be formally recognized for their competency, professionalism, ethical decision making, and commitment to lifelong learning.


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Thank you to all our Sponsors

The ACHE Hawai’i-Pacific Chapter is pleased to announce our valuable sponsors for this year. Our sponsors allow us to continue to offer high quality continuing education and leadership development to prepare Hawai’i’s healthcare leaders for the ever changing and challenging health care landscape.  
Platinum Sponsors
  • Hawai’i Pacific Health
  • Kaiser Permanente 
  • The Queen’s Health Systems
Gold Sponsors
  • Hawai‘i Pacific X-Ray Corporation
  • Adventist Health
Silver Sponsors
  • Fujifilm
  • Hawai‘i Pathologists
  • Nihon Koden
  • Lifescience Resources
  • Stryker