A Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives September 2016
In This Issue
President's Message
Message from Your ACHE Regent
Member Spotlight
Proposed Rule on Site Neutral Payments for Off-Campus Hospital Outpatient Departments
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)
2016 Officers and Board Members
WSHEF Sponsors
WSHEF Vision & Values
Get Involved!
Volunteer Opportunities
Host a Meet N Mingle in Your Area
Newsletter Tools
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Chapter Officers

Martin Benning, FACHE

Dina O'Leary, FACHE

Immediate Past President
Karin Larson-Pollock, MD, MBA, FACHE

Lori Nomura, JD

Jim Cannon, MHA, FACHE


WSHEF Sponsors

SCI Solutions enables health systems and their provider networks to gain economic value through better community-based care coordination
Member Announcements

Welcome New WSHEF Members: 



 HM1 Kevin Blake, Wenatchee

 JoEllen Colson, Wenatchee

 Andrew G. Erickson, Seattle

 Christy C. Gallegos, Spokane

 Randy Hartman, Richland

 Brenda Lawing, Auburn

 Timothy McGuire, Mercer Island

 Abigail Osborne-Elmer, Colbert

 Barbara Pullar, Seattle

 Bronwen Raymer, Seattle

 Kyle E. Reader, Tacoma

 Monica J. Salgaonkar, Seattle

 Stacy L. Smith, Seattle

 Katlyn Van Curler, Spokane

 Laurie Zelaya, Issaquah



 Brianna L. Bobiak, Seattle

 Tara L. Cannava, Seattle

 Tessa Chu, Seattle

 Kyle P. Fisher, Seattle

 SSgt Abraham I. Garduza,

 Ben Landsman, Seattle

 HMC Johnnie Taylor Jr., Tacoma

 1LT Heidi L. Tittle, Tumwater

 Alice Toy, Chicago

 Mark Williams, Sammamish



 Craig Bakker, Spokane

 Kirsten B. Carlile, Spokane

 Christopher M. Kramer, Vancouver 

 Ray Manahan, Seattle

 Kimberly McHugh, Seattle

 Thomas A. Miller, Camano Island

 SGM Michael Mullen, DuPont

 Maureen O'Brien, RN, Lake Forest Park

 Anita Wharton, Seattle


Congratulations to Members who Advanced to Fellows or Recently Recertified: 

 New Fellows:


Siew-Yong S. Ho, FACHE, Bonney Lake

Kelly J. Malone, FACHE, Seattle

LT Kristoffer Reyes, FACHE, Burke


Recertified Fellows


 Rachanee A. Curry, FACHE, Steilacoom



 Michele A. Forgues-Fisher, FACHE, Renton

 Renee K. Jensen, FACHE, Elma

 Thomas A. Moser, FACHE, Spokane

 Jaime Nephew, FACHE, Renton

 Kenneth G. Overbey, FACHE, Greensboro

 Mary Eva Rose, PhD, FACHE, Seattle

 Tim M. Strickland, FACHE, Vancouver

 Andrea Z. Turner, FACHE, Bellevue



 Janice J. Jones, FACHE, Sammamish

 CDR Robert T. McMahon III, FACHE, Port Orchard

 Theresa Sullivan, FACHE, Moses Lake


Congratulations to Members who recently passed the Board of Governors Exam


 Shari L. McClure, Seattle


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Upcoming Events

We have a number of events planned for 2016 and more are coming!


WSHEF welcomes new Puget Sound Chapter of the Asian Healthcare Leaders Forum (AHLF) to the region!


In February of 2016, the American College of Healthcare Executives launched the Asian Healthcare Leaders Forum (AHLF) as a community within ACHE as a part of their ongoing commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in healthcare leadership.  AHLF aims to increase representation of Asian-Americans in healthcare management through professional development, continual learning, mentorship, and networking. Any ACHE member can join AHLF by going to http://www.ache.org/newclub/forums/AHLF/index.cfm and submitting a short online application. Forum annual dues fees are $100.


Please contact Paul Myoung at paul.myoung@swedish.org for more information about AHLF, a list of current AHLF members, signing up for the AHLF newsletter, and ways to become involved in the local Puget Sound Chapter. 


AHLF and WSHEF are planning a welcome, education and networking event for November of 2016.  Be on the lookout for an email invitation with more details in the coming weeks!




WSHEF Diversity Committee will host their next event featuring Dr Brian Wong, MD, MPH

Nov 16th 4:30-7:00pm

Grand Hyatt, Seattle WA




WSHEF Annual Breakfast Meeting

Friday, Oct 14th 7am - 8:30am

Bell Harbor International Conference Center

Seattle WA


Register here:






Did you know that WSHEF has a LinkedIn Group?


If you haven’t had the chance to check it out already, please do so! We will be posting information about events like the Meet-n-Mingles, sharing healthcare articles and much more. We hope to see you there.


LinkedIn Group Link: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1870888


Questions – Please contact Sheridah Lemmon at sheridah.bennett12@gmail.com


Questions? Contact wshef.admin@achemail.net 


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