A Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives March Newsletter
In This Issue
President's Message
Message from Your ACHE Regent
Fellows Spotlight
Welcome New Members, Fellows and Re Certified Fellows
WSHEF Advancement Committee Needs You!
Asian Healthcare Leadership Forum is looking for you!
National News and Articles
CIOs Rank Most Overhyped IT Innovations
6 Key Healthcare Trends to Watch in 2018
National News Q1 2018
Washington Healthcare Programs
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)
2018 Officers and Board Members
Thank you to our Chapter Sponsors!
WSHEF Vision & Values
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Volunteer Opportunities
Host a Meet N Mingle in Your Area
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Chapter Officers


Lori Nomura, JD

Immediate Past President
Dina O'Leary, MBA, FACHE

Sue Miller, PharmD

Ryan Sundquist, MHA


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Fellows Spotlight

Fellows Spotlight:  Martin Benning

When asked the question of what he wanted to be when he grew up, a career in healthcare was the last thing that Martin Benning would previously answer. A long battle with childhood cancer pushed Martin away from healthcare, and down his initial path of pre-law at the University of Washington. However, Martin says a job at the Seattle Surgery Center during college is when he began to “fall into healthcare.” His initial exposure in combination with his past patient journey in healthcare are what eventually drew him back in and brought him to where he is today.

Through his personal and professional experience, Martin states that he has always put physicians on a pedestal and is part of why he loves what he does so much. While he admits that care delivery has never been for him, being able to support them from an operational level has helped him to continually show his appreciation to caregivers and physicians. He is constantly looking for ways to align administrative visions with those of the providers, recognizing common goals and working to explicitly address the “why” behind these goals.

Martin is beginning his role as the Vice President of Clinical Operations and Market Integration for Washington Kaiser Permanente in the South Service area. Whether through quality and process improvement, or his current role, he has always worked in an operational role to some capacity. Throughout his career, he has appreciated the networking opportunities that ACHE has provided him as fellow. He recognizes the value in speaking a common language as his peers in this organization, and through his years as a fellow, has found that it creates a rapport among colleagues who are like-minded in their commitment to the healthcare industry and profession.


Thanks to Kelly Lalita Mohammad, MHPA candidate WSU for Fellow Spotlight article.



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Upcoming Events

Check out all WSHEF Events at http://wshef.ache.org/events/


March 2018

UW MHA Social at ACHE Annual Meeting
Mar 27th 7pm-9pm
Park Grill at Millennium Park

Future of Healthcare in Washington
Mar 29th 8:00-4:30pm
Bellevue College

April 2018

AHLF sponsoring Mahjong Night at Kin On
April 5th 6:45p-9:15p
Kin On Community Senior Center
near Columbia City/Beacon Hill

Effective Career Planning
April 21st 8:30 - 12:30pm
Swedish - 1730 Minor Ave, suite 300

May 2018

Women in Healthcare Leadership
May 7th 5p - 8:30p
UW Club


Meet -N-Mingles


Seattle Mar 22nd

The Garage 

1130 Broadway Seattle WA




Vancouver, WA 

April 26th

Location and registration in progress


Everett, WA


Location and registration in progress


Further details on these and other events on the WSHEF website 





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