In This Issue
President's Message
Fellow Spotlight: Jan Bennett, MS, FACHE
Checking In With Employees
Communicating Change
Member Announcements
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)
2015-2016 Officers and Board Members
WSHEF Vision & Values
Get Involved! WSHEF Board and Committees
President's Message
by Karin Larson-Pollock, M.D.

ACHE Colleagues –

It was wonderful to see so many of you at our WSHEF annual meeting on October 8, where our keynote speaker Chas Roades, Chief Research Officer of the Advisory Board, gave an outstanding presentation on healthcare market trends.  For those of you who registered for the event, we heard loud and clear that you want copies of the slides, so those will be sent to you from our chapter this week.

In the hectic schedules of all of our lives, especially going into the holiday season, I have decided to keep my message short. One of the biggest takeaways from Chas’ presentation, for me, is how do we provide value to our customers – whomever they are?

The WSHEF Board of Directors will be meeting in January to update our strategic plan, and we want to hear from you.  So in the extra few minutes you would spend reading my remarks, email me at, and let us know what would be valuable to you as a member of the WSHEF chapter.

Better yet, I’d love to have you join me at our next Seattle Meet & Mingle – THIS THURSDAY (October 15) – 6-8pm at Varlamos Pizzeria in Seattle. It will be a fun, informal time to network with colleagues – and share your thoughts.  Here is a picture from our recent gathering on September 28 at the Swiss in Tacoma.