A Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives June 2017
In This Issue
President's Message
Message from Your ACHE Regent - Spring 2017
New WSHEF Board Student Representatives 2017
6 Tips for Working With a Poor Team Player
Tapping Community Physicians for Innovation Ideas
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)
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
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Chapter Officers

Dina O'Leary, FACHE

Pam Rock, FACHE

Immediate Past President
Martin Benning, MHA, FACHE

Lori Nomura, JD

Bill Reid, FACHE


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President's Message
by Dina E. O'Leary, MBA, FACHE
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone” – Neale Donald Walsch
Several years ago I was enjoying the Northwest Flower & Garden Show with my eldest daughter and a good friend when we happened upon a jewelry booth. Flowery pendants and thin bracelets were adorned with short inspirational quotes.  This one really jumped out at me…and so I purchased a bracelet.  At the time I was firmly established in my comfort zone.  I liked my job and the wonderful people I worked with.  We had onsite daycare and good benefits which had greatly aided my family's ability to grow while still allowing me to work in healthcare.  But things were beginning to change – mergers and acquisitions, some tragedies in the life of our family and the families of several close friends…things were about to get very uncomfortable.
I found myself between jobs, questioning whether I wanted to continue to work in healthcare…or even work at all.  I was enjoying my first unemployed summer since Junior High (oh, why don’t we all get summer break – it is a marvelous gift!).  It was then, in the midst of my uncertainty, that I was asked if I would be willing to run for President-Elect of WSHEF.  That was definitely outside of what I considered to be my comfort zone.  By the end of the summer there would be several other steps outside of my comfort zone – my husband started a new job, we found our son a new daycare, I went to work for a major retailer, and I was elected to serve WSHEF.  These dis-comforting occurrences in my life have all turned out to be amazing blessings.  My son is thriving, my husband and I both love our new jobs, our daughters are happy, and I am enjoying serving WSHEF.
What’s outside of your comfort zone?  For what have you been reluctant to put yourself out there?  Somewhere amongst you are several new Fellows, possibly a District 5 Regent at Large, and some potential WSHEF board members.  We are looking for people willing to step outside their comfort zone and host a Meet -n- Mingle or serve on a local program council.  This summer I challenge you to take a step outside your comfort zone and see what else life has to offer you!
I want to take a moment to publicly thank Norma Pearce.  Norma Pearce has served as the WSHEF Administrative Assistant for the last several years.  As a Board we owe the timeliness of our event notifications, seamless registration process, and any semblance of organization and flawless preparedness to Norma.  (Any snafus in those things was due to one of the Board members not providing Norma with what she needed.)  If you attended one of the last several WSHEF Breakfasts at the WSHA meeting, she probably checked you in for the event.  We will miss you!  Thank you so much for working with us!
Finally, I would like to encourage everyone that is interested in the WSHEF Regent at Large position to please apply by July 15, 2017.  If you have any questions about the application process please reach out to me or any of the board members!
Enjoy your summer!
Dina E. O'Leary, MBA, FACHE
President, Washington State Healthcare Executives Forum
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Upcoming Events

Upcoming WSHEF Events 2017


 Loft9/WSHEF Healthcare Education Panel Discussion

 Series Presents:

Successfully Leading Change in Healthcare Organizations

July 18th

The Chelsea Building 603 South J St, Tacoma, WA 

5:30pm - 7:30pm 



Joe Macias, MultiCare Health System


Emily Law Yu, MultiCare Health System


Jennifer Beals, Sound Physicians 



 WSHEF Board Retreat


July 28, 2017

Seattle, WA



 ACHE Seattle Cluster

Session 1: September 25-26, 2017

Session 2: September 27-28, 2017

 Hyatt at Olive 8

1635 8th Ave, Seattle WA

For more information see the ACHE.org education page



WSHEF Annual Meeting and Breakfast

 Thursday Oct 12, 2017

World Trade Center

2200 Alaskan Way, #410, Seattle






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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