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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Karin Larson-Pollock, MD, MBA, FACHE



Immediate Past President
Andrea Zavos Turner, MHS, FACHE

Lori Nomura, JD

Jim Cannon, MHA, FACHE

President's Message
by Andrea Turner, FACHE


ACHE Colleagues-

Spring is in the air and I hope you have made time for some outdoor activity. I just returned from 2015 Congress and it was a great opportunity to meet with leaders from around the world and catch up with old friends.The Congress mobile app was easy to use and you could view/download all presentations. We hope to see you next year or at the Seattle Cluster July 13-16. If finances have held you back from attending note ACHE has tuition waivers available. It is an easy process to apply and you can’t win if you are not in!


Your WSHEF Board has been working hard to bring more events to you and we hope to see you April 27 for our Healthcare Reform program at the University of Washington. Face to Face credits are available. Also, mark your calendar for the Healthcare Futures Conference June 17 at Renton Technical College. We will be expanding our Meet & Mingle program in 2015- these events are fun to attend and easy to host. If you are interested in hosting in your area, please let us know!

This is my last President’s Message as I hand over our chapter to Dr. Karin Larson-Pollock. It has been an honor serving you this past year and I look forward to continuing my work with the Board as Past President. Each of our Board members, committee members, and student representatives are a pleasure to work with and I say thank you for all their support and leadership.

I look forward to meeting you at an upcoming event.

Serving to Heal, Honored to Serve.

Andrea Turner



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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