Quarterly SOHLstice
Fall 2018
In This Issue
President's Message
Message from Our ACHE Regent
Welcome Our Newest Members of SOHL!
The 10th Annual SOHL Conference - Facing the Drug Crisis: Politics, Costs, Consequences and Solutions
National News Q3 2018
Increase in Healthcare M&A Activity Continues in 2018
IHI Publishes Guide for Providing Safe Home Healthcare
Activation and Transition Planning is Key to a Successful Move
Disasters and Healthcare: Are you Ready?
Meet the Inventor of NEXTGENPCR [Interview Part 1 of 2]
Special Thanks to Our Platinum Sponsors
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Chapter Officers

Officers


Regent (California - Southern)
Ellen Zaman, FACHE
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

 

President
Darrell Atkin
Darrell Atkin Associates

 

President Elect
Dasha Dahdouh
Rady Children’s Hospital / County of San Diego

 

Immediate Past President
Nia Price
California Baptist University


Secretary
Spshelle Rutledge 
National University


Co-Treasurer
Amy Kasahara 
UC San Diego Health

 

Co-Treasurer
Howard Salmon
nThrive

 

Board of Directors


Membership Co-Chair
Angela Rivera
CTG HealthCare Solutions


Membership Co-Chair
Allison Noel
ECG Management Consultants


Programs Co-Chair
Jared Vogt
Rady Children’s Hospital


Programs Co-Chair
Jennifer Arevalo
Retrophin


Marketing Co-Chair
Shawn Amirhoushmand
Generations Healthcare-Friendship Manor Nursing


Marketing Co-Chair
Michelle Martin
Casa Palmera Treatment Center


Career Development Co-Chair
Andrea Gonzalez
Scripps Health


Career Development Co-Chair
Edwin Kofler
UC San Diego School of Medicine


Volunteer Coordinator
Vicki Shumulinsky
West Health


Sponsorship
Barbara Gerber
Devon Hill Associates, LLC


Imperial County Liaison
Shiloh Williams
El Centro Regional Medical Center


Military Liaison
Jose PonCevega
Naval Medical Center San Diego


VA Liaison
Sara Bass
VA San Diego Healthcare System


Subcommittee Members


Diversity Council
Melody Schiaffino
San Diego State University


Annual Conference
Johan Otter
Scripps Health


Annual Conference
Michael Van Gorder
Rady Children’s Hospital


Newsletter
Michael De Castro
ECG Management Consultants


Social Media
Alice Dang
Scripps Health


Mentoring
Sarah Bass
VA San Diego Healthcare System


Mentoring
Ada Clark
VA San Diego Healthcare System


Early Careerist Network
Melinda Hudson
UC San Diego Health


Early Careerist Network
Amy Shackleford
UC San Diego


Executive Program
Steve Martin
TRICARE Regional Office


Executive Program
Nora Bota
County of San Diego


Advancement Study Group
Jose PonCevega
Naval Medical Center San Diego


Advancement Study Group
Edwin Kofler
UC San Diego School of Medicine


Graduate Program Council, San Diego State University
Brandy Lipton
San Diego State University


Graduate Program Council, UC San Diego
Robert Kaplan
UC San Diego School of Medicine


Graduate Program Council, National University
Peggy Ranke
National University


Student Liaison, San Diego State University
Sarah Norwood


Student Liaison, UC San Diego
Celerina Cornett


Student Liaison, National University
Aubrianna Butler


Graduate Student Initiative, San Diego State University
Caitlin Cole

 

College Bowl
Peggy Ranke
National University


Senior Advisors Council
Mary Parra
Neighborhood Healthcare

Mark Campbell
TRICARE Regional Office – West


Members-At-Large
Alice Dang
Scripps Health

Aaron Byzak
Galvanized Strategies

Chisun Chun
Rady Children's Hospital


Legal Counsel
David Balfour
DiCaro, Coppo & Popcke


Website Manager
Carol Cannizzo
IKOR International

National News Q3 2018

 

Are You Leading for Safety?

Healthcare leaders are guided by the highest calling—to care for those who entrust their care to us. This means that we must keep our patients and workforce safe. Improving healthcare safety requires leaders who are committed to take a stand.

That is why ACHE has partnered with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement/National Patient Safety Foundation Lucian Leape Institute and other safety experts to help healthcare leaders take a stand.

Join us and commit to leading for safety by signing the We Lead for Safety pledge online at ache.org/Safety. While you are there, you can find resources, tools, self-assessments and best practices to help your organization measure, build and sustain a culture of safety. 

 

Maximize Your Leadership with ACHE’s CareerEDGE 

Are you taking advantage of your complimentary access to ACHE's CareerEDGE®? More than 4,300 of your fellow ACHE members have registered for this unique and interactive tool designed to support you in planning and managing your career. Early careerists and senior executives alike can use the tool to support their own career development as well as those they lead. CareerEDGE includes free assessments and tools to enhance your self-awareness as well as a comprehensive framework that makes it easy to map a plan to achieve your goals. Visit our CareerEDGE webpage to login and explore CareerEDGE today!

 

Attend a Local Prep Course for the BOG Exam

A new review course is available to help ACHE Members prepare for the Board of Governors Examination. The BOG Exam Prep: Brought to You by ACHE and Your Local Chapter includes a thorough content review of the 10 knowledge areas addressed in the Exam, practice test questions and test-taking strategies. Participants may earn up to 12 hours of Face-to-Face Education credit when they complete the review course.

Three ACHE chapters recently piloted the BOG Exam Prep, and course revisions are being made based on participants’ feedback. The national rollout for the course is planned for September 2018.

Members who would like to take the new review course through a local ACHE chapter should contact their chapter leadership to learn more and express their interest in preparing for the Exam.

BOG Exam Prep is also available as an On-Location Program. Contact Katherine M. Stack, FACHE, manager, program development, Division of Professional Development, at (312) 424-9304 or kstack@ache.org for more information.

 

Share Your Professional Announcements

Improve your visibility in the healthcare field and build your professional brand by sharing career updates with ACHE. Have you started a new job or been promoted recently? Are you planning to retire? If the answer is yes, then get yourself listed in the "On the Move" section of Healthcare Executive magazine! All you have to do is email the job title, organization and location of both your former and your new job, as well as a high-resolution headshot, to he-editor@ache.org

 

Offering a Postgraduate Fellowship? ACHE Can Help

If your organization is offering a postgraduate fellowship for the upcoming year, we encourage you to add it to the Directory of Postgraduate Administrative Fellowships at ache.org/Postgrad

As a healthcare leader, you know how crucial it is to attract and develop highly qualified professionals in your organization. Gain exposure and start attracting top-notch applicants by posting your organization’s program on the directory. You may add a new listing or update a previous one at any time by completing the Online Listing Form.  

Questions? Please contact Audrey Meyer, membership coordinator, Division of Member Services, at (312) 424-9308 or email ameyer@ache.org.

 

ACHE Communities Can Enhance Members’ Experience

ACHE offers four community groups that align with our members’ professional backgrounds and commitment to diversity and inclusion. Encourage members in your area to join any of the communities that meet their professional needs and goals (pending satisfaction of eligibility requirements).

Sign up today! Join or renew one or more of these groups for an annual fee of $100 each in addition to your ACHE membership dues. All benefits are accessible online and include a quarterly newsletter, an exclusive LinkedIn Group and special designation in ACHE’s online Member Directory.

Questions? Please contact Liz Catalano, marketing specialist, Division of Member Services, at ecatalano@ache.org or (312) 424-9374, or Erika Joyce, assistant director, Division of Member Services, at ejoyce@ache.org or (312) 424-9373.

 

Forum Member Directory Connects Executives With Healthcare Consultants

The Healthcare Consultants Forum Member Directory is a resource for healthcare executives and organizations seeking the services of a healthcare consultant with a specific area of expertise.

Are you a healthcare executive searching for a consultant? The directory’s robust search functionality can help identify ACHE Consultant Forum Members who may meet your needs.

Are you a consultant looking to gain visibility with decision makers? Join the Healthcare Consultants Forum, and select your primary area of expertise now!

 

Are You Due to Recertify Your FACHE Credential in 2018? 

Demonstrate your continued dedication and commitment to lifelong learning by recertifying your FACHE® credential. Login to my.ache.org to learn when you are due to recertify. Please submit this application no later than Dec. 31; include your Qualified Education credits and your community/civic and healthcare activities. For more information, please visit ache.org/Recertify

You may also contact the ACHE Customer Service Center at (312) 424-9400, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Central time, or email contact@ache.org

 

 

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