Spring 2015
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President's Message
Your Career & Development - JOB BANKS
Thinking about graduate school to advance your career?
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)
Fellow Spotlight: Kelly Malone, MHA, FACHE
Message from Your ACHE Regent
Eliminate These Poor Listening Habits
Five Methods to Engage a New Employee
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Chapter Officers
Karin Larson-Pollock, MD, MBA, FACHE



Immediate Past President
Andrea Zavos Turner, MHS, FACHE

Lori Nomura, JD

Jim Cannon, MHA, FACHE

Message from Your ACHE Regent

Recent Events

The Washington State Healthcare Executives Forum (WSHEF) had their Board Retreat on January 19, 2015. The Board Retreat provides the forum for strategic and event planning for the upcoming calendar year. Thank you to our Board President Andrea Z. Turner, FACHE, and all our Board Members for a very successful day!

This year’s Congress ….

The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Congress on Healthcare Leadership was recently held March 16 – 19, 2015 at the Hilton Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. ACHE's Congress on Healthcare Leadership brings you the best in professional development, opportunities to network with and learn from peers, and the latest information to enhance your career and address your organization's challenges in innovative ways.

There is an ACHE Tuition Waiver Assistance Program. To reduce the economic barriers to ACHE educational programming for ACHE members experiencing economic hardship, ACHE has established the Tuition Waiver Assistance Program. ACHE makes available a limited number of tuition waivers to ACHE Members and Fellows whose organizations lack the resources to fund their tuition for education programs. Members and Fellows in career transition are also encouraged to apply early. Please check http://www.ache.org for the information and materials for the Tuition Waiver Assistance Program. 

I enjoyed seeing many of you at Congress this year!

ACHE Membership Growth in Washington

Since my last Regent’s Report the ACHE membership activity in Washington State has been: admission of new members: 24 and recertification of Fellow status: 9. Your ongoing outreach and support to build ACHE membership is critical to our continued success. 

Network Visits

Program visit February 12, 2015, Bellevue, Master in Health Informatics and Health Information Distance Learning

Higher Education Network (HEN) Visit – for the University of Washington undergraduate program in Tacoma, WA took place on February 25, 2015.

Later in the Year - Upcoming Events to Mark Your Calendar

Our Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) annual meeting is on October 7 & 8, 2015 with our ACHE Breakfast on Thursday morning, October 8, 2015.

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 website at http://wshef.ache.org/ 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 the ACHE and networking with you as a fellow colleague in healthcare.

Best wishes in 2015!

Stephen Zieniewicz, FACHE
ACHE Washington Regent
District 5

Executive Director
University of Washington Medical Center

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WSHEF - UW MHA Spring Event April 27


Join us and a panel of healthcare executives from the Puget Sound as we discuss healthcare policy in 2015


Healthcare Today: A Focus on Policy in Washington State

Key Note Speaker:  Cassie Sauer, Senior VP, Advocacy & Government Affairs at WSHA

Presented by WSHEF & UW MHA

When:  Monday, April 27th, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Where:  University of Washington Club, 4020 E Stevens Way, Seattle, WA

Panel includes: Cassie Sauer, Steve Saxe and Dr. Kathryn Beattie

Moderator: Andrea Zavos Turner

Eligible ACHE members can receive up to 1.5 Face to Face Education Hours

Details:  Join healthcare executives from around Washington State for a panel discussion on current policy topics including:


        *       Telemedicine


        *       Mental Health


        *       Scope of Practice


        *       Medical Training


        *       Health Care Funding


Purchase Tickets at: eventbrite


        *          Non-ACHE and ACHE Members: $50

        *          Students: $10



Future of Healthcare in Washington

Date:  June 17, 2015 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Location:  Harry Blencoe Auditorium, Renton Technical College  3000 NE 4th Street Renton WA  98056


Description:  The Future of Healthcare in Washington is an assembly of healthcare thought and action leaders together for a day of executive briefing, connection and inspiration.  Jointly sponsored by WSHEF, WA/AK Healthcare Financial Management Association, Washington Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and others, the topics include:


    • Payment reform
    • Rural health
    • Security/privacy
    • Status of ICD-10
    • Behavioral and mental health
    • Medical Research

For more information see the registration page at  http://wa.himsschapter.org/%5CEvents%5CEvent.aspx?ItemNumber=41001&navItemNumber=0