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December 2018
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President's Message: Year in Review
Welcome Our Newest Members of SOHL!
National News Q4 2018
Hospitals Prioritize Clinical Documentation Improvement
Study Connects Work-Life Balance, Burnout and Safety Culture
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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 Q4 2018

Save the Date for the 2019 Congress on Healthcare Leadership

The American College of Healthcare Executives’ Congress on Healthcare Leadership brings you the best in professional development and opportunities to network with and learn from peers. At the 2019 Congress, to be held March 4–7 at the Hilton Chicago/Palmer House Hilton, you will have access to expert faculty and the latest information to enhance your career and address your organization’s challenges in innovative ways.

Join us in 2019 for countless opportunities to innovate, collaborate, grow and transform. The opening date for Congress 2019 registration and to reserve hotel accommodations was Nov. 13. Save your spot today!

Showcase Your Innovations at Congress

ACHE’s Congress on Healthcare Leadership gives you two exciting opportunities to share your innovations, network with other innovators and discuss pressing issues in healthcare with other leaders seeking similar solutions. You can apply to participate in the Management Innovations Poster Session and/or the Technology Innovations Session.

The 35th Annual Management Innovations Poster Session is a unique opportunity for you to share the innovative work being done at your organization that might be helpful to others, including innovations to improve quality or efficiency, enhance patient or physician satisfaction, implement EHRs, use new technology and similar topics.

Innovations that apply technological or digital solutions (e.g., apps, software, automated texts, etc.) to meaningfully improve the efficiency of an organization or the effectiveness and/or access of care delivered can also be submitted for ACHE’s first ever Technology Innovations Session.

Applications for both the Management Innovations Poster Session and the new Technology Innovations Session are due Jan 10. To learn more about application requirements and selection criteria, visit congress.ache.org/your-congress-experience/showcase-innovations/.


Encourage Your Members to Apply for Fellow Status

The importance of earning the distinction of board certification as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives cannot be overstated. Earning the FACHE® credential demonstrates a healthcare leader’s competence, leadership skills and commitment to excellence in the field. Encourage your chapter members to take the next step in advancing their career. When they achieve Fellow status, this accomplishment benefits their professional goals and the healthcare management profession.

Applicants who successfully meet all requirements by Dec. 31, including passing the Board of Governors Examination, will be eligible to participate in the Convocation Ceremony at the 2019 Congress on Healthcare Leadership.

Access Complimentary Resources for the Board of Governors Exam

For Members starting on the journey to attain board certification and the FACHE® credential, ACHE offers complimentary resources to help them succeed. Two resources available to get you started are the Board of Governors Examination in Healthcare Management Reference Manual and quarterly Advancement Information webinars.

* The Reference Manual, found at ache.org/FACHE, includes a practice 230-question exam and answer key, a list of recommended readings, test-taker comments and study tips.

* Fellow Advancement Information webinars provide a general overview of the Fellow advancement process, including information about the Board of Governors Exam, and allow participants to ask questions about the advancement process. An upcoming session is scheduled for Dec. 14. Register online at ache.org/FACHE.

Both offerings supplement other Exam resources such as the Board of Governors Review Course and Online Tutorial.

List Your Postgraduate Fellowship With ACHE

ACHE would like to know if your organization is offering a postgraduate fellowship for the upcoming year. If so, we encourage you to add it to our complimentary 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 attract top-notch applicants by posting your organization’s program on ACHE’s 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, at (312) 424-9308 or email ameyer@ache.org, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time.

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? Let ACHE know for a chance to be 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.

Find Open Positions With ACHE's Job Center

Did you know you can apply for healthcare management positions quickly and easily with ACHE's Job Center? This member-exclusive resource allows you to search through nearly 1,500 open positions across the nation based on your preferences such as location and desired salary. We’ve recently added an Internship Tab to help students and recent graduates navigate opportunities. To gain more exposure to potential employers, all members have the option of posting a resume for review. To provide additional value, the Job Center is complete with a Career Learning Center to help you enhance your resume and leave a lasting impact during your next interview. To take advantage of these resources and more, visit ache.org/JobCenter.

ACHE Announces Nominating Committee 2019 Slate

The ACHE Nominating Committee has agreed on a slate to be presented to the Council of Regents on March 2 at the Council of Regents meeting in Chicago. All nominees have been notified and have agreed to serve if elected. All terms begin at the close of the Council meeting on March 2. The 2019 slate is as follows:

  • Nominating Committee Member, District 2 (two-year term ending in 2021)

Donald G. Henderson, FACHE

President/CEO

Central Florida Health

Leesburg, Fla.

  • Nominating Committee Member, District 3 (two-year term ending in 2021)

David A. Stark, FACHE

President/CEO

UnityPoint Health

Des Moines, Iowa

  • Nominating Committee Member, District 6 (two-year term ending in 2021)

COL Mark D. Swofford, PhD, FACHE

U.S. Army

  • Governor (three-year term ending in 2022)

Kurt A. Barwis, FACHE

President/CEO

Bristol (Conn.) Hospital & Health Care Group Inc.

  • Governor (three-year term ending in 2022)

Brian C. Doheny, FACHE

Associate Vice President

Humana Inc.

Louisville, Ky.

  • Governor (three-year term ending in 2022)

Michael A. Mayo, FACHE

Hospital President

Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville (Fla.)

  • Governor (three-year term ending in 2022)

Mary C. Starmann-Harrison, RN, FACHE

President/CEO

Hospital Sisters Health System

Springfield, Ill.

  • Chairman-Elect

Michael J. Fosina, FACHE

President

NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital

Bronxville, N.Y.

Additional nominations for members of the Nominating Committee may be made from the floor at the annual Council of Regents meeting. Additional nominations for the offices of Chairman-Elect and Governor may be made in the following manner: Any Fellow may be nominated by written petition of at least 15 members of the Council of Regents. Petitions must be received in the ACHE headquarters office (American College of Healthcare Executives, 300 S. Riverside Plaza, Ste. 1900, Chicago, IL 60606-6698) at least 60 days prior to the annual meeting of the Council of Regents. Regents shall be notified in writing of nominations at least 30 days prior to the annual meeting of the Council of Regents.

Thanks to the members of the Nominating Committee for their contributions in this important assignment:

  • Edward H. Lamb, FACHE
  • Charles D. Stokes, FACHE
  • Chisun S. Chun, FACHE
  • Dolores G. Clement, DrPH, FACHE
  • Carle-Marie P. Memnon, FACHE
  • Stephen J. Pribyl, LFACHE
  • Michael O. Ugwueke, DHA, FACHE
  • Adam C. Walmus, FACHE


ACHE Call for Nominations for the 2020 Slate

ACHE’s 2019–2020 Nominating Committee is calling for applications for service beginning in 2020. ACHE Fellows are eligible for any of the Governor and Chairman-Elect vacancies and are eligible for the Nominating Committee vacancies within their district. Those interested in pursuing applications should review the candidate guidelines for the competencies and qualifications required for these important roles. Open positions on the slate include:

  • Nominating Committee Member, District 1 (two-year term ending in 2022)
  • Nominating Committee Member, District 4 (two-year term ending in 2022)
  • Nominating Committee Member, District 5 (two-year term ending in 2022)
  • Four Governors (three-year terms ending in 2023)
  • Chairman-Elect

Please refer to the following district designations for the open positions:

  • District 1: Canada, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
  • District 4: Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas
  • District 5: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Candidates for Chairman-Elect and Governor should submit an application to serve that includes a copy of their resume and up to 10 letters of support. For details, please review the Candidate Guidelines, including guidance from the Board of Governors to the Nominating Committee regarding the personal competencies of Chairman-Elect and Governor candidates and the composition of the Board of Governors.

Candidates for the Nominating Committee should submit only a letter of self-nomination and a copy of their resume.

Applications to serve and self-nominations must be submitted electronically to jnolan@ache.org and must be received by July 15. All correspondence should be addressed to Charles D. Stokes, FACHE, chairman, Nominating Committee, c/o Julie Nolan, American College of Healthcare Executives, 300 S. Riverside Plaza, Ste. 1900, Chicago, IL 60606-6698.

The first meeting of ACHE’s 2019–2020 Nominating Committee will be held on March 5, during the 2019 Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago. The committee will be in open session at 2:45 p.m. During the meeting, an orientation session will be conducted for potential candidates, giving them the opportunity to ask questions regarding the nominating process. Immediately following the orientation, an open forum will be provided for ACHE members to present and discuss their views of ACHE leadership needs.

Following the July 15 submission deadline, the committee will meet to determine which candidates for Chairman-Elect and Governor will be interviewed. All candidates will be notified in writing of the committee’s decision by Sept. 30, and candidates for Chairman-Elect and Governor will be interviewed in person on Oct. 24.

To review the Candidate Guidelines, visit ache.org/CandidateGuidelines. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Nolan at (312) 424-9367 or jnolan@ache.org.


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