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President's Message
Your Career & Development - JOB BANKS
ACHE: Become Board Certified in Healthcare Management
UW Executive MHA and Medical Management Programs
2014-2015 Officers and Board Members
Get Involved! WSHEF Board and Committees
WSHEF Vision & Values
ACHE Tuition Waiver Assistance Program
DELIVERY of WSHEF Newsletter (Disclaimer)
WSHEF Fellow Spotlight: Anna Reach
Reflecting and Serving our Increasingly Diverse Communities
Message from Your ACHE Regent - Fall 2014
7 Common Credibility Blind Spots
The Secrets to Career Fulfillment
Managing a Workforce of Multiple Generations
Understanding Your Leadership Style
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Chapter Officers
Andrea Zavos Turner, MHS, FACHE

Karin Larson-Pollock, MD, MBA, FACHE

Immediate Past President
Kimbra Wells Metz, MHA, FACHE

Lori Nomura, JD

Jim Cannon, MHA, FACHE

Message from Your ACHE Regent - Fall 2014

ACHE Chapters Leaders Conference – was held in Chicago on September 28 – 30.

ACHE Breakfast -  The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) held its 82nd Annual Meeting on October 15 & 16, 2014 at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Seattle, WA.  The ACHE Breakfast which is scheduled as part of the WSHA annual meeting was held Thursday, October 16.   Christine M. Candio, RN, FACHE is the Chairman of ACHE and is chief executive officer, Inova Alexandria Hospital, and senior vice president, Inova Health System in Falls Church, VA.  Christine was the keynote speaker presenting “For the Love of Healthcare Leadership.”  Christine’s presentation was very inspiring as she shared her own experiences and provided us leadership guidance considering the challenges before us as healthcare leaders.

Thank you to all those who participated in the ACHE Breakfast.  The event was well attended and provided great networking opportunities.

Awards & Recognitions - At the ACHE Breakfast several awards and recognitions were presented including:  Regent’s Award presented to Kimbra C. Wells-Metz, FACHE, immediate past Board President for the Washington State Healthcare Executives Forum (WSHEF) recognizing her diligence, passion and dedication to ACHE and her outstanding service as Board President for the WSHEF.  

Andrea Zavos Turner, FACHE, President, WSHEF presented our Chapter Service Awards to:  Gregg A. Davidson, FACHE, James J. Sapienza, FACHE, Martin F. Benning, FACHE and Marcel C. Loh, FACHE.

Please join me on congratulating Kimbra, Gregg, Jim, Martin and Marcel!

Meet & Mingle – On October 1, 2014, the WSHEF held a networking event in Seattle. The event was very successful with over 30 participants from a wide variety of healthcare backgrounds.  Please check our Chapter web page at for upcoming Meet & Mingle events.

Upcoming Events …

Higher Education Network (HEN) Visits
– Each year HEN visits in Washington State include:

Eastern Washington University, Health Services Administration, Spokane, WA
Program Director:  Mary Ann Keogh Hoss, PhD, FACHE
Washington State University – Spokane, Health Services Administration Program Spokane, WA
Program Director: Joseph S. Coyne, DrPH, Faculty Advisor: Adrianne M. Lara
University of Washington – Seattle, Health Services Administration Program, Seattle, WA
Program Director: Christopher E. Johnson, PhD, Career Development Counselor: Becca Bregel,
University of Washington – Tacoma, Healthcare Leadership/Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
Tacoma, WA, Program Director:  Sharon Gavin Fought, PhD, RN

My HEN visit in Spokane took place on November 3.  I will be visiting Eastern Washington University and Washington State University.

Just Around the Corner …

2015 Congress on Healthcare Leadership is March 16 – 19, 2015
.  Congress registration is scheduled to open November 12, 2014.  Please check the web page for updates.

ACHE Membership Growth in Washington
Since my last Regent’s Report the ACHE membership activity in Washington State has been: admission of new members: 22 and recertification of Fellow status: 8 and new Fellow certification: 2. Thank you for your ongoing outreach and support to build ACHE. Membership is critical to our continued success.  

There are many opportunities to be involved as a healthcare leader to improve the health of the communities we serve and to advance the profession of healthcare executives.  

Please visit our Chapter’s web page at  for more information. I look forward to your active participation in our local WSHEF Chapter.

I am available to assist you in participating in the benefits of ACHE and networking with you as a fellow colleague in healthcare.

Sincere Regards,

Stephen Zieniewicz, FACHE
District 5, Washington State Regent

Executive Director
University of Washington Medical Center

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