Hawaii - Pacific Chapter of ACHE Mobile - Spring 2016 Edition

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News from the Education Committee

Maj Angel Vargas

Springtime is here and there is a lot going on with ACHE-Hawai'i.

First, the Hawai'i Pacific Chapter's Education Committee has partnered with the Healthcare Financial Management Association's (HFMA) Hawaii Chapter to co-sponsor a one-hour ACHE panel. This panel is just a portion of a two-day HFMA annual conference beginning Thursday April 21, 2016 to Friday April 22, 2016 at the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu. Local ACHE members will receive the discounted HFMA member rate to attend this conference. 

The ACHE Panel will be held on April 21, 2016 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.  The topic is "Engaging Physicaian Leaders: The "What's In It For Me (WIIFM)?" Problem.  Our moderator is Dr. Gearda Livaudais, FACP, Vice President of Hawaii Health Partners. Our speakers also include Dr. Kenric Murayama, FACS, the Chair and Program Director for the Department of Surgery at the University of Hawaii in Manoa,  Ms. Martha Smith, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer of Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, and Ms. Kathy Raethel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Castle Medical Center.  This panel of physicians and hospital leaders will address how to engage physicians who often approach leadership requests with the question, "What's in it for me?" These questions include; money, power, title, or other resources. The discussion will also look at suggestions on how to move from transactional thinking to transformational thinking. 

We are hopeful this type of event becomes an annual opportunity for our members on island. ACHE Qualified Education Credits are currently being finalized. For more information regarding this event, please contact Maj Angel Vargas (angelvargasjr1@gmail.com).

Next, the Hawai'i Pacific Chapter's Education Committee is working to solidify an "Advancement to Fellow" support program for local members seeking to earn ACHE's prized certification--Fellow! Steps are being taken to establish study groups across the island, as well as organize study materials in support of a collaborative, peer-focused resource for qualified members. Bottom line: your success is our success!

Finally, the Education Committee continues to seek out energetic, detailed individuals to help coordinate events for 2016 and beyond. If you are interested in becoming an active member in the Chapter and want to know more about how you can help, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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