Quarterly SOHLstice
December 2018
In This Issue
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

President's Message: Year in Review

Thanks to the hard work of our board, volunteers, and chapter members, SOHL (the San Diego chapter of ACHE) has emerged as a thriving and dynamic chapter. Our chapter is consistently recognized on the national level for both sustained performance and innovation.

What makes us unique is that in addition to helping to prepare the next generation of health care leaders, we are doing so with an eye as to what the next phase of health care will look like. It will certainly be more diverse and with an increased priority on meeting the needs and expectations of the healthcare consumer. Care will be delivered with a sharpened focus on an improved experience for patients and families. Further, we anticipate a new focus on “caring for the caregiver” as it is even more essential that our staff is both engaged and safe in the workplace. New technologies will be embraced, but at the same time, we understand that no technology can take the place of the human touch which provides compassionate care.

We are fortunate to be here in San Diego—a city that provides the right environment and work force to support a wide range of organizations across the healthcare spectrum. Our hospitals are recognized leaders in experience and outcomes in addition to research and innovation. Our community is supported by growing numbers of technology, device and diagnostics, biotech companies, and more. We are also fortunate to have a community of higher education partners like SDSU, UCSD, National University, University of Phoenix, and the University of St. Augustine.

As such, it is this community that is motivating and supporting our annual programs that provide essential knowledge transfer, professional development, and peer-to-peer networking events. Our list of achievements and programs is too long to list here—and the number of people who devote countless hours to organizing and producing these even longer.

It has been my great honor to serve as President working together with a truly world class board. The characteristics and attributes that unite our board are that they are high-achievers, committed to purpose, possessed of integrity, innovators, and team players. I am deeply grateful to have had this opportunity and will look forward to supporting our incoming president, Dasha Dahdouh, and our 2019 Board as the best is yet to come.

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