Summer 2015
Summer 2015
In This Issue
President's Message
FEATURED ARTICLES
Fellow Spotlight: Melissa Proehl, MBA, FACHE
Message from Your ACHE Regent - Summer 2015
12 Things Successful Leaders Never Tolerate
Employee Engagement During Conference Calls
DEVELOPMENT AND CAREER
Member Announcements
UW Executive MHA and Medical Management Programs
WSU Spokane MHPA program
ACHE: Become Board Certified in Healthcare Management
ACHE Tuition Waiver Assistance Program
Your Career & Development - JOB BANKS
DELIVERY of WSHEF Newsletter (Disclaimer)
CHAPTER AND RESOURCES
2015-2016 Officers and Board Members
WSHEF Vision & Values
Get Involved! WSHEF Board and Committees
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Chapter Officers
President
Karin Larson-Pollock, MD, MBA, FACHE

President-elect
Martin Benning, FACHE

Immediate Past President
Andrea Zavos Turner, MHS, FACHE

Secretary
Lori Nomura, JD

Treasurer
Jim Cannon, MHA, FACHE

DEVELOPMENT AND CAREER
WSU Spokane MHPA program

WSU SPOKANE MASTER OF
HEALTH POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION

The Master of Health Policy and Administration (MHPA) degree is a vigorous, CAHME accredited, and personalized program that prepares future leaders in the dynamic and growing field of healthcare management. WSU HPA students enjoy small class sizes (12-20 students), which facilitate opportunities for strong and lasting relationships with both peers and professors. Students are required to participate in individual and group based projects and be actively engaged in class discussions. Additionally, students are provided valuable professional connections by networking with local healthcare professionals through site visits, guest lectures, student body events, and alumni events. 

A hallmark of the MHPA program is the completion of an internship. The required internship allows the student to gain leadership experience in the health care environment, explore the field, develop professional contacts, and contribute to career planning. The Department of Health Policy & Administration will help the student find an internship that meets your needs, or the student may arrange their own internship.  

Graduates of the program work in a wide range of career fields including hospital management, public health, managed care, group practice management, and financial management. Since 2013, 90% of WSU MHPA graduates secured employment within 3 months of graduation!

The program is ideal for working health care professionals who want to enhance their management skills or advance to management positions. To attract and accommodate our working professional students, our classes are offered from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., four days a week. Additionally, the program accommodates both full-time and part-time students. 

WSU Spokane’s Department of Health Policy and Administration is a proud member of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) which provides waivers for out-of-state tuition in 16 states. For more information regarding WICHE, please visit www.wiche.edu.

To learn more about the MHPA program, visit: http://spokane.wsu.edu/admissions/HPA/ or contact the Academic Coordinator, Robin Durfee, at robin.durfee@wsu.edu or 509.358.7987.

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Upcoming Events
UPCOMING EVENTS

 

WSHEF Annual Breakfast Meeting

Please join us for the WSHEF Annual Breakfast Meeting on October 8, 2015    

Key Note Speaker:  Chas Roades, Chief Research Officer, The Advisory Board

Regent's Report by Stephen Zieniewicz

Annual Business Meeting 

When:  Thursday October 8, 2015, 7 AM to 8:30 AM

Where: 

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

Details:  Join healthcare executives from around Washington State for a presentation by Chas Roades.  More information about the event and tickets for purchase will be made available on the WSHEF website.  

 

 

WSHEF 2016 Board Elections  

The Board of Directors of the Washington State Healthcare Executives Forum is seeking candidates for the following positions to begin service January 1, 2016.

President Elect- President Elect serves as a Board Officer assisting with overall chapter development and management. Will serve as President in 2017 and Immediate Past President in 2018.

At-Large Board Members (3 positions available) – 2 year terms. At-Large Board Members represent chapter membership, lead chapter committees and attend chapter events.

Candidates from throughout the state are strongly encouraged to apply – much board business is conducted via electronic and teleconference media.

Candidates should submit letter of intent to the Immediate Past President, Andrea Turner, at andrea.z.turner.civ@mail.mil  to include the following information:

Name/ Title/ Organization/ Address/ Phone / Email/ Position desired/ ACHE Status (Member/Fellow)

Deadline for candidates to declare:  Friday August 7th 4PM.

 

Mix and Mingles

Get to know your colleagues!  Watch for Upcoming Meet-n-Mingle Events in your Neighborhood
 
•        Have you wondered if there are ways you can meet more of your local healthcare colleagues – that  mysterious thing called “networking”?
•        Are you looking to find a next role?  You looking for the right candidate?
•        Is there a problem you are tackling at work and wonder if others are working on a similar issue?  Or are you just looking for others who will understand what the heck you are talking about?
•        Know where all the local healthcare execs hang out after work?
 
The highly popular Meet-N-Mingle events will be returning to different venues across our state.  Our first two will be scheduled for September/October in Tacoma and Seattle (UW area).  As we get the dates and locations finalized, an invitation will be sent out.
 
Meet-n-Mingles are informal gatherings of area WSHEF members at a local restaurant or pub.  There is typically a small fee to cover appetizers.  While this is not a formal education program, someone will be there to share upcoming WSHEF and ACHE events and activities. 
 
So, rather than heading out into the usual rush-hour, head over to a local Meet-n-Mingle for a nosh and a drink and get to know your fellow executives.  We want to put A U in COLLEGE!  (hint:  colleAgUe)
 
By the way, we are always looking for local hosts around the state and we will help you do all the planning.  If you have an interest in holding a future Meet-N-Mingle in your area let the membership committee know at smsaxe@comcast.net.
 
Thanks, and get networking, people!