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President's Message
by Karin Larson-Pollock, M.D.

ACHE Colleagues –

It was wonderful to see so many of you at our WSHEF annual meeting on October 8, where our keynote speaker Chas Roades, Chief Research Officer of the Advisory Board, gave an outstanding presentation on healthcare market trends.  For those of you who registered for the event, we heard loud and clear that you want copies of the slides, so those will be sent to you from our chapter this week.

In the hectic schedules of all of our lives, especially going into the holiday season, I have decided to keep my message short. One of the biggest takeaways from Chas’ presentation, for me, is how do we provide value to our customers – whomever they are?

The WSHEF Board of Directors will be meeting in January to update our strategic plan, and we want to hear from you.  So in the extra few minutes you would spend reading my remarks, email me at wshefpresident@achemail.net, and let us know what would be valuable to you as a member of the WSHEF chapter.

Better yet, I’d love to have you join me at our next Seattle Meet & Mingle – THIS THURSDAY (October 15) – 6-8pm at Varlamos Pizzeria in Seattle. It will be a fun, informal time to network with colleagues – and share your thoughts.  Here is a picture from our recent gathering on September 28 at the Swiss in Tacoma. 





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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

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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!