A Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives October 2017
In This Issue
President's Message
Message from Your ACHE Regent
WSHEF Fellow's Spotlight
WSHEF Advancement Committee Needs You!
Asian Healthcare Leadership Forum is looking for you!
Call for Capstone Project Proposals!!
Welcome New Members, Fellows and Re Certified Fellows
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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WSHEF Fellow's Spotlight

Vikki Noyes, Chief Operating Officer at Confluence Health, started her career in healthcare at age 17 as an x-ray transporter at Banner Health. After earning her Bachelor’s in Radiology from Northern Arizona University, she worked through the cardiac catheterization lab, to CT, angiography, and then MRI. In addition to being a clinical tech, Vikki got involved with marketing MRI (a new invention at the time!!) and her path to management began. Her excellent work got her promoted to supervisor of MRI, followed by a huge jump to Director of Radiology.

Vikki remembers “a painful learning curve” to figure out this new position, wade through the politics of the work environment, and learn all of the regulatory information that was necessary for Radiology. It was in this position that she determined that mentoring and development needed to be top priorities. The lack of a succession plan and transparency had catapulted her into a position that was unnecessarily difficult to navigate. Despite the difficult transition, she continued to shine and was given more and more departments to direct.

At the time, Banner Health required two things of their administrators: to have a Master’s degree and to become an ACHE Fellow. So Vikki went for it, obtaining her MBA and working through the credentialing process for FACHE. This allowed her to become the Associate Administrator, where she was in charge of all non-nursing staff at the hospital. 

Here’s where things get interesting! At an ACHE conference, Vikki connected with a CEO who was recruiting, and through that connection Vikki became the Vice President of Operations at Scottsdale Health. Vikki says a significant advantage of being a member of ACHE is the networking opportunities that it provides, as well as their distribution of timely, valuable information about healthcare and its future.


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Upcoming Events

Upcoming WSHEF Events 2017


WSHEF Annual Meeting and Breakfast

 World Trade Center West Building – Holland America Line Room

2200 Alaskan Way #410, Seattle, WA 

Thursday, October 12, 2017
7:00am – 8:30 AM

Doors open at 6:30am

Registration for our event is managed by WSHA. 
Attendees may also register for WSHA Annual Member Meeting & Education
or choose to just attend our event through the link below.






Please Join Us!!

Loft9/WSHEF/AHLF Education Series

Panel Discussion on Diversity and Inclusion in the

 Changing Healthcare Landscape

1.5 ACHE face to face credit

October 25, 2017

5:00 - 6:30pm

Overlake Medical Center Auditorium

1035 116th Avenue NE, Bellevue

Register at the link below 



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


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