A Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives June 22, 2018
In This Issue
President's Message
Message from Your ACHE Regent
Welcome New Members, Fellows and Recertified Fellows
WSHEF Advancement Committee Needs You!
Asian Healthcare Leadership Forum is looking for you!
National News and Articles
National News Q2 2018
Washington Healthcare Programs and Career Development
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
2018 Officers and Board Members
Thank you to our Chapter Sponsors!
WSHEF Vision & Values
DELIVERY of WSHEF Newsletter (Disclaimer)
Get Involved!
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


WSHEF Sponsors

President's Message
Dear Colleagues,
I hope you are doing well and enjoying the beautiful (and unpredictable) spring weather. It was great to see some of you at the ACHE Congress in March – an event that is always very well-orchestrated and features high caliber speakers as well as great networking opportunities. If you have not been to Congress, I encourage you to make plans to attend next year.
Members of the WSHEF board have been working on programs, networking and advancement opportunities and have some great offerings in the works. I have highlighted a few items below regarding WSHEF that may be of interest to you. 

Advancement Information Sessions – In an effort to meet the needs of WSHEF members seeking to advance to Fellow, we are working on ways to help. Thanks to Steve Saxe and Karin Larson-Pollock, we hosted our first Advancement Information Session webinar a few weeks ago. There was strong interest in the first session and we plan to host more of these. This is a great way to learn more about what it takes to advance to Fellow in ACHE and hear from individuals who have successfully done so. If you have thought about advancing, plan to participate in the next offering. Additionally, I want to remind you that until June 30, there is a special offer from ACHE. If you are interested in advancing to Fellow, you can save $200 on the Board of Governors Exam fee. To learn more, visit ache.org/FACHE to apply conveniently online and learn more about the offer, details on requirements and Exam study resources.

Organizational Champions – We are wanting to make sure we have representation from the various healthcare organizations throughout our state. To that end, we are looking for WSHEF members to serve as organizational champions. This would involve staying connected to the WSHEF board and activities, engaging current WSHEF members and non-members in our events, and providing feedback regarding our programs and activities. If you are interested in serving as an organizational champion, let me know and we can talk with you more about the role and your interest. This is a great way to get involved without a big time commitment. 
Board Retreat in July – Annually, the WSHEF Board meets in January and July. This July we will begin the process of outlining our WSHEF strategic plan for the next 3 years. We would love to hear from you on the direction you would like us to be taking. If you have input you would like the board to consider, please send it to any of the board members before July 13. 
Diversity Program Opportunity – The application process is open for the Thomas C. Dolan Diversity Program (apply by July 9, 2018). During this yearlong program, scholars benefit from specialized curriculum opportunities to develop strategies to successfully navigate potential career challenges and enhance executive presence. They will receive one-on-one interaction with a specially selected mentor, and participation in formal leadership education and career assessments. Enhanced self-awareness, critical leadership skills and an expanded network of leaders will help prepare scholars to ascend to C-suite roles in hospitals, health systems and other healthcare organizations. Visit ache.org/ExecutiveDiversity for more information or to apply. If you have questions about the program, please contact Cie Armstead, director, Diversity and Inclusion, at carmstead@ache.org or (312) 424-9306.
WSHEF Annual Breakfast Meeting: Save the Date & Bring a Colleague  - The WSHEF Annual Meeting/Breakfast will be on October 11, 7:00 a.m. at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront. Please save the date and plan to bring a colleague with you to introduce them to WSHEF/ACHE. More details on the presentation/speaker will be sent out closer to the date. 

Additional information on upcoming events will be sent out as details are finalized, and will be available on our website. As always, please feel free to reach out (wshef.president@achemail.net) and share your thoughts and ideas on how we can best meet your educational and networking needs. Wishing you a lovely summer and hope to see you at an upcoming WSHEF event.
Pam Rock
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Upcoming Events

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


June 2018

WSHEF/AHLF Sponsored Event

How Healthcare Organizations Create Equity in the Community

Panel Discussion Template: #71 Health Equity

ACHE Face to Face Education Credits: 1.0

Quality of care should not vary on the basis of the patients’ socioeconomic, ethnic, gender, or geographic background. It is known however, that there is a healthcare divide in the U.S. especially in vulnerable populations including: those lacking health insurance, lowincome families, racial and ethnic minorities, and LGBT populations.  The Affordable Care Act aims to address access and equity of care issues by expanding health insurance coverage.  The improvement in access to care will change the way healthcare is delivered and financed. 
To embrace diversity is a core principle of the healthcare management profession and is also an ethical and business imperative. Healthcare organizations must ensure their staff is educated on disparities in order to appropriately address the needs of patients from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds to provide equitable high-quality care to all.  It has been shown that patient-centered care improves clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction while reducing medical errors and costs.  Eliminating healthcare disparities provides a strategic component to ensure organizational excellence and long-term financial viability. 


Swedish Cherry Hill - East Tower Auditorium
500 17th Avenue, Seattle, WA  98122


Moderator: Tessa Chu


*Kevin Wang, MD, Family Medicine Faculty, Swedish Medical Center; LGBTQ Course Director, University of Washington School of Medicine 

*Sunshine Monastrial, MPH, Planning, Development, and Evaluation (PDE) Manager at ICHS

*Ben Danielson, MD, Senior Medical Director, Odessa Brown Children's Clinic at Seattle Children's


5:30pm-6:00pm:  Networking

6:00pm-7:00pm:  ACHE Face to Face (1.0 Credit) Panel Discussion

7:00pm-7:30pm:  Networking with National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP)


July 2018

AHLF Community Service
Meet N Mingle Seattle Location

August 2018

Meet N Mingle Spokane Location

AHLF Annual Member Meeting


Annual WSHEF Breakfast Oct 11 2018
Topic:  Disruptive Innovation in Healthcare Delivery - Focus on Big Data and Analytics


Nov 9, 2018
Fellows Only, Face to Face CE in Seattle
Leading in a Changing Environment:  Focus on Population Health
Follow link for more information:  https://www.ache.org/events/seminar.aspx?cec_id=enpop
 Registration and Location to follow soon





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 Sue Miller at wshef.secretary@achemail.net


Questions? Contact wshef.admin@achemail.net 


Check out our web site for more information WSHEF http://wshef.ache.org/