A Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives Spring 2017
In This Issue
President's Message
Message from Your ACHE Regent
New WSHEF Board Member Spotlight
6 Ways to Boost Alignment and Improve Strategy Execution
The Social Side of Emotional Intelligence: Bad Habits to Avoid
DEVELOPMENT AND CAREER
New Members and Member Advancement
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
2017 Officers and Board Members
Thank you to our Chapter Sponsors!
WSHEF Vision & Values
Get Involved!
Volunteer Opportunities
Host a Meet N Mingle in Your Area
WSHEF - MEMBERSHIP
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Chapter Officers

President
Dina O'Leary, FACHE
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President-elect
Pam Rock, FACHE
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Immediate Past President
Martin Benning, MHA, FACHE

Secretary
Lori Nomura, JD
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Treasurer
Bill Reid, FACHE
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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 WSHEF Events 2017

 

Future of Healthcare in Washington State

Thursday, March 30, 2017

8:15 AM - 4:30 PM
Harry Blencoe Auditorium, 
Renton Technical College 3000 NE 4th St. Bldg C 
Renton, WA

 

The Health Information and Management Systems Society-WA (HIMSS), Washington State Health Information Management Association (WSHIMA), Washington State Healthcare Executives Forum (WSHEF), WA-AK Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), Allied Health Center of Excellence (AH COE) and Renton Technical College are presenting the annual Future of Healthcare in Washington conference at Renton Technical College.
 
Learn more here: 
 

 

 Loft9/WSHEF Healthcare Education Panel Discussion

 Series Presents:


Transformation Methodologies and How they Apply to MACRA Readiness and Optimization

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (check in 5:30 PM)
Approved 1.5 Hours Face to Face Education

 

 UW MHA and WSHEF Spring Event:  Changing Tides: Policy Implications Under the New Administration

Monday, April 24, 2017

5:15 PM - 7:30 PM
 
The University of Washington Club
Upper Level, 4020 E Stevens Way NE, Seattle

Recent proposal have shed some light on what changes, challenges, and opportunities healthcare leaders may face in funding, coverage, and other regulatory mandates. Join with your colleagues as a diverse panel of local experts break down the implications and expectations and discuss the future of healthcare reform at the state and federal levels.

Approved 1.5 Hours Face to Face Education
You won't want to miss this one!  Find more information here: 
 
 

 

Meet & Mingle Events


Thursday, April 6, 2017

 
1120 Broadway, Seattle


Thursday, May 4, 2017

 
3617 NE 45th Street, Seattle


Thursday, June 1, 2017

1120 Broadway, Seattle



We invite WSHEF members or those interested in membership to join other professionals for an informal gathering. There is a small $10 fee to cover appetizers.  
 

 

 

 



 

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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