Hawaii - Pacific Chapter of ACHE Mobile - Fall 2014

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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. 

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

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