A Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives Fall 2019
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President's Message
WSHEF Early Careerist Spotlight
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!
National ACHE News
National News Q3 2019
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
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Chapter Officers

Lori Nomura, JD

Brian Barry

Immediate Past President

Sue Miller, PharmD

Ryan Sundquist, MHA


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WSHEF Early Careerist Spotlight



Christian Diaz, MHA

Practice Manager, Neurology & Psychiatry, Kadlec Regional Medical Center

Christian Diaz is married to his high school sweet heart (Macey), is a father to a couple of wonderful children Harper (5) and Rockwell “Rocky” (3). He is the practice manager for KNC Neurology and Physiatry. Christian has been with KNC since January of 2019. Prior to that, Christian worked for Medical Center Hospital (MCH) in Odessa Texas. While at MCH Christian managed their specialty clinics (endocrinology, pain, GI, ENT, skin disorder). Later he fulfilled the role of divisional director over urgent care and retail clinics. Christian received his undergraduate degree from BYU-Idaho and his MHA from Grand Canyon University. Christian and his wife are both originally from central Washington (Mattawa & Royal City). They enjoy anything that involves spending time with family, from being on the river, camping, smoking meats, or riding dirt bikes. Being close to family was a priority, which is why working for Kadlec became a reality for Christian. He are grateful to be part of the Kadlec family and a member of the community that he grew up near to. 




Amanda Cutsforth, MBA

Practice Manager, ENT, Foot & Ankle and Urology, Kadlec Regional Medical Center

Amanda Cutsforth is a Practice Manager with Kadlec Clinic who partners with physicians, caregivers, and administration in order to grow specialty practices to meet the needs of the community and support the operations of the organization.

After 12 years with Kadlec, Amanda has also gained experience in physician recruitment and as a lean facilitator.  She has participated in Lean Leader Training, 3P workshops for building projects, A3 Problem Solving, Change Acceleration Process for Leaders (CAPFL) and Work-Out for Leaders (WOFL) Training.

Since joining clinic leadership in 2015, Amanda has been added an additional clinic specialty each year.  She currently manages Kadlec Clinic Audiology; Ear, Nose and Throat; Foot and Ankle; and Urology which includes 13 providers.

Amanda earned an MBA and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Gonzaga University with concentrations in Human Resource Management and Operations and Supply Chain Management.  Her college experience also included a year studying abroad in Florence, Italy.



Maggie Johnson-Eng, MPA

Service Line Manager, GI Oncology, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Maggie has been working with the SCCA for nearly 10 years. She began her career at SCCA as a team coordinator scheduling patient appointments shortly after graduating from college. Over the last decade she has progressed through increasing levels of management and is now in the role of Service Line Manager for our Gastrointestinal Oncology program. Maggie completed her Masters in Public Administration approximately 1 year ago. She has been building a successful career at SCCA and would benefit from continuing to grow professionally with WSHEF. 

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Fall 2019


WSHEF Annual Breakfast Meeting
Oct 9, 2019 
Doors open at 6:30am
Program - 7am - 8:30am

Panel Discussion:  Service Line Development

(1.5) ACHE Face to Face Education Credits

Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle's Southport

1053 Lake Washington Blvd N

Renton, Washington   98056

Meeting Registration is in conjunction with the WSHA Annual Meeting:  WSHEF Annual Breakfast Meeting


Moderator: Tessa Chu, Business Strategy Director, Washington Permanente Medical Group

Panelist: Pat Dawson, Medical Director for Health Equity, UW Medicine

Panelist: Rob Watilo, Chief Strategy Officier, Providence Southeast Washington

Panelist: Ben Ormond, Director, Business Operations, Surgical Specialties, Permanente Medicine

Panelist: Patricia O'Leary Crutcher, Director, Service Line Director and Operations, UW Medicine


3 Part Webinar Series :Leading For Safety: Trust, Respect and Inclusion

Oct 23, 2019 at Noon ET

Hosted by AHLF in collaboration with Better Together Groups

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Nov 4, 2019 5:30pm - 7pm

Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital Spokane, WA

1.5 hrs Face to Face ACHE credit

Communication and Resolution Programs: Achieving the Benefits and Avoiding the Pitfalls

Presentation and Panel lead by Thomas Gallagher, MD UW - a National CRP expert

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