A Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives June 2019
In This Issue
President's Message
WSHEF Early Careerist Spotlight
Guest Article by Jane Turlo, MBA, CHC
Message from Your ACHE Regent
Welcome New Members, Fellows and Recertified Fellows
Member Advancement Opportunities
Advancement Information Sessions
WSHEF Advancement Committee Needs You!
Volunteer Opportunities
Asian Healthcare Leadership Forum is looking for you!
ACHE National News
Run for the Council of Regents, Save $200 on BOG exam, Learn about new ACHE Choice Program
ACHE: Become Board Certified in Healthcare Management
ACHE Tuition Waiver Assistance Program
Check out ACHE's New Redesigned Website!
Washington Healthcare Programs and Career Development
UW Executive MHA and Medical Management Programs
WSU Spokane MHPA program
Your Career & Development - JOB BANKS
2019 Officers and Board Members
Thank you to our Chapter Sponsors!
WSHEF Vision & Values
DELIVERY of WSHEF Newsletter (Disclaimer)
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Volunteer Opportunities
Host a Meet N Mingle in Your Area
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Chapter Officers

Lori Nomura, JD

Brian Barry

Immediate Past President

Sue Miller, PharmD

Ryan Sundquist, MHA


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President's Message

Welcome to summer! 

Recent and Upcoming Events

This is a beautiful time of year in the Pacific Northwest and we have a number of events recently and many more on the calendar. These events had opportunities for chapter members to attend educational programs, connect with colleagues and plan for the upcoming year. We hope that you will join us at an event soon. 

The WSHEF board holds two retreats annually in January and July. At our upcoming retreat on July 19, we will focus on strategic planning for the next several years. If you are interested in getting more involved in the Chapter or you have input to pass along for the strategic plan, please email me at wshef.president@achemail.net

Spring was a busy season and we were delighted to offer the following programs: 


May 1: Masters of Health Administration Program on the State of Health Care Payment Reform.  This program (1.0 qualified education credits) included an informative session from three UW Assistant Professors and an update on ACHE activities from ACHE Immediate Past Chairman David Olson.  

May 6: Addressing Implicit Biases in the Workplace. This program (2 qualified education credits) was jointly sponsored by the Asian Health Leaders Forum. 

May 14: Leading A Culture of Safety: A Blueprint for Success. This program featured Jaqueline Valentine of Seattle Children’s, Commander Kevin Burns of the U.S. Navy and Dr. Richard Jordan of Madigan Medical Center, and was offered in Tacoma (1.5 face to face education credits). 

May 21: Legislative Update: This program, held at Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue, featured Chelene Whiteaker, WSHA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs. 

June 4: Meet & Mingle: Hosted by Joseph Wall at the Swiss Restaurant & Pub in Tacoma. Thanks to Steve Saxe for providing the picture below of the attendees!


June 13 FACHE Advancement Information Session: This live webinar offered information about the FACHE credential and resources to begin the journey.  

Upcoming events include:

June 19: Meet & Mingle The Garage in Seattle

July 19: WSHEF Board Retreat

August 19-22: ACHE Seattle Cluster

Free 1 hour qualified educational program offered by Roche August 19 and 21 at 4 pm followed by a networking reception. 

September 26: Physician and Executive Partnership: Hard Facts, Soft Skills. UW Club at the University of Washington (6 ACHE face to face education credits)

October 9: Annual Breakfast Meeting

For more information about chapter events, please visit the website at wshef.ache.org. For information about the free education program offered by Roche, an email will be sent to all chapter members in early August with a registration link. 

Dolan Executive Diversity Scholarship

ACHE is accepting applications for the Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program. During this yearlong program, scholars benefit from one-on-one interaction with an individually matched mentor, paid tuition to attend 2020 Congress on Healthcare Leadership and the 2020 Executive Programs, formal leadership education and career assessment and specialized curriculum opportunities for career advancement. This program will help participants formulate a strategy for a career in healthcare management and provide an invaluable network of colleagues. Applications are due July 12, 2019. For more information, visit ache.org/ExecutiveDiversity or contact Cie Armstead, Director, Diversity and Inclusion, at carmstead@ache.org or (312) 424-9306

Thank you, 

Lori Nomura

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Upcoming Events

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


Summer and Fall 2019

Seattle Cluster Aug 19-22, 2019 

To Learn more visit this link Seattle Cluster

Physician and Executive Partnership: Hard Facts, Soft Skills

September 26, 2019

6 ACHE Face to Face Credits

Cost: $500 ACHE Member / $650 Non-ACHE Member

Register Here 


 Meet N Mingles Upcoming

November 13

Location: The Garage 1130 Broadway, Seattle


Come and join WSHEF colleagues and friends for networking and appetizers!

Register here: November 13







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 


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