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, CONGRATS TO ALL OUR FELLOWS
Welcome New Members, Fellows and Recertified Fellows
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
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
CHAPTER AND RESOURCES
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
WSHEF - MEMBERSHIP
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Chapter Officers

President
Pam Rock, MHSA, FACHE
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President-elect
Lori Nomura, JD
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Immediate Past President
Dina O'Leary, MBA, FACHE

Secretary
Sue Miller, PharmD
wshef.secretary@achemail.net

Treasurer
Ryan Sundquist, MHA
wshef.treasurer@achemail.net

 

WSHEF Sponsors



National News and Articles
National News Q2 2018

Share the value of the FACHE® Credential With This New Video

Share ACHE’s new FACHE video and help inform and raise awareness about the value of the credential to their healthcare management career advancement. Members can apply for Fellow status conveniently online and learn more about the steps and requirements needed to advance by visiting ache.org/FACHE.

The Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program—Now Accepting Applications

Please help spread the word to your members about the open application period (May 7–July 9) for the 2019 Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program by pointing them to ache.org/ExecutiveDiversity.  

During this year-long program, scholars benefit from specialized curriculum opportunities to develop strategies for successful navigation of potential career challenges and enhance executive presence, 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.

The Foundation of ACHE’s Fund for Healthcare Leadership accepts donations to the Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program. Gifts—no matter the amount—help shape the future of healthcare leadership. Visit ache.org/ExecutiveDiversity to make your donation.


Run for ACHE Regent

ACHE is beginning the election process for new Regents to serve a three-year term on its Council of Regents, the legislative body that represents ACHE’s more than 48,000 members. The Regent is the ACHE leader within a specified geographic jurisdiction elected by the voting members to represent the interests of members in the governance of ACHE and its chapters.

Recommended knowledge, skills and experience include knowledge of the programs, products and services of ACHE and the local chapter(s); knowledge of the local healthcare community including senior-level healthcare executives, state and regional healthcare associations; negotiation, influencing and policy decision/analysis skills; and personal organizational and planning skills. Go to the Member Center for full position descriptions for geographic Regents and federal sector Regents. The descriptions include a summary, scope of responsibility, meeting requirements and other commitments.

All Fellows who wish to run for election must submit a letter of intent to elections@ache.org by Aug. 24. The letter of intent must include a current business title, business address, email address and telephone number. If you submit your letter of intent and haven’t received confirmation of its receipt by Aug. 31, contact Caitlin E. Stine, communications specialist, Division of Regional Services, ACHE, at (312) 424-9324 or cstine@ache.org.

Elections will be held in the following jurisdictions:

Air Force

Arkansas

Army

California—Northern & Central

Connecticut

Florida—Eastern

Illinois—Central & Southern

Indiana

Iowa

Kentucky

Maine

Mississippi

New Mexico & Southwest Texas

New York—Metropolitan New York

Puerto Rico

South Dakota

Texas—Central & South

Veterans Affairs

West Virginia & Western Virginia

Wisconsin

Forum Member Directory Connects Executives With Healthcare Consultants

ACHE’s Healthcare Consultants Forum Member Directory serves as a resource for healthcare executives and organizations seeking the services of a healthcare consultant with a specific area of expertise.

Are you a healthcare executive searching for a consultant?
The Directory’s robust search functionality can help identify ACHE Consultant Forum Members who may meet your needs.

Are you a Consultant looking to gain visibility with decision makers?
Join the Healthcare Consultants Forum, and select your primary area of expertise.

Questions? Please contact Liz Catalano, marketing specialist, Division of Member Services, at ecatalano@ache.org or (312) 424-9374 or Erika Joyce, assistant director, Division of Member Services, at ejoyce@ache.org or 312-424-9373.

Deadline Approaching to Save $200 on Board of Governors Examination Fee

ACHE is pleased to offer the Board of Governors Exam fee waiver promotion to eligible ACHE Members seeking to take the next important step for their healthcare management careers. Healthcare leaders who hold the prestigious FACHE credential are recognized for their commitment to lifelong learning, competence and ethical decision making. In fact, more than 75 percent of Fellows feel better prepared to handle the challenges of the evolving healthcare management landscape.

Qualifying for the $200 Exam fee waiver is easier than you think! Just follow these simple steps:

1. Go to ache.org/FACHE and click “Apply for Board Certification.”    

2. Submit the application and $250 application fee. Depending on your ACHE profile, many of the required fields may already be completed for you.

All required documents, including your application, fee and references, are due June 30, 2018 in order to qualify for the waiver.

Forum on Advances in Healthcare Management Research 2019 Proposals Open

The American College of Healthcare Executives is inviting authors to submit proposals to present their research at the 11th annual Forum on Advances in Healthcare Management Research. This session will take place during ACHE’s 2019 Congress on Healthcare Leadership, March 4–7. The lead presenter of each selected proposal will receive a complimentary registration to Congress. Please visit ache.org/Congress/ForumRFP.cfm for the selection criteria and submission instructions. Submit your up-to-400-word abstract by July 2.

ACHE’s Leader-to-Leader Program

When you share the value of ACHE membership with your colleagues through encouraging them to join or advance to Fellow status, you can earn points to obtain rewards such as gift certificates toward ACHE education programs, a polo shirt, backpack tote, water bottle, umbrella and even a chance to be entered into a raffle for a free Congress registration when three or more are sponsored.

Each time a person joins ACHE or advances to Fellow status and lists your name as a sponsor on the application, you earn a point. The more points you earn, the more rewards you can receive. Points expire on Dec. 31 of the year after they were earned (e.g., a point earned on Jan. 1, 2018, will expire on Dec. 31, 2019). You can check your available points and discount program coupon codes in the My ACHE area of ache.org. To ensure colleagues reference you, referral cards are available that you can pass out so you receive the credit you deserve.

When you help grow ACHE, you make a strong statement about your professionalism and leadership in the healthcare field and also strengthen the organization. For more information on the program, go to ache.org/L2L.

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Upcoming Events

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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

Panelists:   

*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

SAVE THE DATE

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

CALLING ALL FELLOWS!

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/