Fall 2015
Fall 2015
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President's Message
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Fellow Spotlight: Jan Bennett, MS, FACHE
Checking In With Employees
Communicating Change
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

FEATURED ARTICLES
Communicating Change

Change is frequent within an organization. Whenever something is looming on the horizon, employees will look to you for information and answers. Whether this is layoffs, leadership change or simply rumors, you need to be prepared to foster an honest dialogue and share as much information as possible with employees.

Share What You Know

Even if you’re not completely sure of the exact steps that will be taken, explain what the final process is supposed to look like and what it might mean for them. Let’s say the topic is salary increases. Noting that management is looking over the options in front of them, but that decisions won’t be made until next year will give workers a stronger sense of relief. It may not provide much insight into the final outcome, but employees will feel better having some idea of what’s going on.

Listen for Concerns

Pay attention when you meet with employees to learn what worries they have. Setting up small group discussions with employees to discuss their concerns will help set in place a stronger peace of mind. Knowing their thoughts regarding the change can help you work to find out more information and allows you to share the details you think will quell their concerns.

Be Timely

Allowing employees to hear information through the grapevine rather than you is the biggest way to lose their trust and confidence—delaying bad news does not make it better. During these times, make communication with your team a priority.

—Adapted from Communication Solutions July 2015 newsletter, www.communicationbriefings.com

 

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Upcoming Events
UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Seattle Meet -n- Mingle

Please join us for a networking event with your WSHEF colleagues in the University of Washington/Seattle Children's Hospital area. 

October 15, 2015 6 to 8 pm

Varlamos Pizzeria
3617 NE 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98105

Register at

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=sszqhtuab&oeidk=a07ebiqz7fv48c2bd5d

 

 

 

Meet -n- 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!