Washington State Healthcare Executives Forum
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring was a busy season and we were delighted to offer the
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
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
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
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
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.
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 email@example.com or (312)
WSHEF Early Careerist Spotlight
Aimee O'Neil, BS, MBA
Business Manager, Radiology Seattle Children's
Aimee O’Neill found her second career in healthcare in 2012 after fifteen years in the legal industry as a paralegal. Following the diagnosis of her oldest child with a chronic illness, Aimee began spending a lot of time at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Her time at Seattle Children’s inspired Aimee to switch industries, achieve her MBA and move into leadership in healthcare. Aimee has been the business manager for the Seattle Children’s Radiology department for nearly 3 years. Previously, Aimee was the business manager for Seattle Children’s regional outreach services.
Practice Coordinator, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Laura Sandberg is the Practice Coordinator in the Medical Director’s Office at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. She completed her bachelor’s degree in public health 3 years ago and has been working in healthcare for one year. She has aspirations to return to school to earn a masters degree in the upcoming year and I have been personally mentoring her on topics of professional development. She has gone above and beyond expectations in her time with SCCA taking ownership of quality and productivity data tracking and reporting for our medical staff.
Molly Goldsworthy, MHA
Manager, Adolescent Medicine Specialty Programs
Molly is the Practice Manager at Seattle Children’s Hospital for Adolescent Medicine Specialty Programs. I have been at Seattle Children’s for a little more than 6 years. My role includes all elements of practice management including provider deployment and utilization, budget development, business planning, and some clinic operations as well. I received my MHA from the University of Washington in 2008 and have worked in the Seattle area since then in a couple of different roles. My passion in healthcare is working with and supporting our clinicians and providers to ensure they are able to provide the best patient care possible. It is so rewarding to support a team dedicated to our patients and families!
When I’m not at work, I enjoy family time with my husband and two kiddos. We enjoy outdoor activities such as skiing in the winter and water sports in the summer, taking advantage of all that Seattle has to offer!
Jane Turlo is a healthcare executive with over 30 years of clinical and leadership experience. Jane has served in several leadership roles and in 2019, she started an advisory company, Jane Turlo and Associates, LLC that provides business and manage
leadership, a distinct interwoven parallel
By: Jane Turlo, MBA,
Webster’s, the definition of Management is: “the conducting or supervising of
something (such as a business)” and “judicious use of means to accomplish an
end” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary APP).
Webster’s defines Leadership as: “the office or position of a leader; capacity
to lead; and the act or an instance of leading- leadership molds individuals
into a team.” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary APP).
and leadership are different, but they are also intertwined. We have all had bosses that were managers,
others that were leaders and sometimes if we were fortunate, both. What makes one person a manager and the other
a leader? What characteristics set the
two a part? How does one evolve into the
other? Although a subjective topic, I do
believe there are certain qualities that differentiate the two.
between management and leadership has to do with using attributes, both innate
and learned, AND really pushing your boundaries and comfort zones.
business functioning, ensuring that employees are engaged and productive, and
being responsible for operations running smoothly are all a part of
management/leadership. Focusing on increasing
revenue and decreasing cost, along with a gamut of other responsibilities, is
what managers and leaders do. However, at
times, with management, it can feel like running on a hamster wheel with the
main goal being, to get stuff done. Throughout
a workday, managers operate tactically and vigilantly at driving profit and
effective functionality, while extinguishing fires that inevitably start up
routinely. This type of energy level and
environment can make it difficult to focus on developing or enhancing leadership
to get things done too, but they approach it strategically to achieve long term
impact, impression and vision. Leaders
are courageous risk takers that are fearlessly driven to challenge themselves, staff,
peers and superiors. They are not afraid
to make unpopular decisions and they do it with strength not bullying. Leaders are decisive and take ownership of
the good and bad. They are not
threatened by their teams’ talents; they welcome fostering growth in others and
instilling confidence in their staff. Leaders
pave the way to change through example, hard work and dedication, and in turn, employees
will follow a proven trusted leader.
flourish in your careers, take note of the attributes of your bosses. Notice how they make decisions, how they
conduct themselves and how they interface with employees and colleagues. This type of intel can help contribute to how
you shape your leadership or management style. Seeking out a strong trusted mentor who has
walked in your shoes, can really make a difference.
and managers, it is important to remember that good management and good
leadership complement each other; great leaders need great managers and vice
versa. Not everyone wants to be or is
capable of being a leader, and that is ok-nobody is good at all things. However, it is important to know what kind of
boss you want to be or what kind of boss you want to work for. If you are clear on these, it helps move you
in the right direction and into the right culture and organization, and that is
a great place to be.
Reference: Webster’s Dictionary APPBody text here.
Message from Your ACHE Regent
It is graduation season and new MHA graduates across the country are joining the ranks of our profession. Do you remember what first brought you into medicine? Are you now where you thought you would be after graduation? I challenge each of us to make new connections with students, new graduates, new members of our organizations and other healthcare leaders. Who have you connected with this spring?
Another cornerstone of our success is healthcare advocacy at the local, state, and national levels. WSHA provided our chapter with an outstanding legislative update and reminded each of us that we can be a vital voice by getting to know our council members, legislators, and becoming a sought after resource to educate about healthcare issues.
We have two meet and mingle sessions coming up in June, as well as opportunities to earn ACHE credit towards advancement right here in Seattle. Our WSHEF board and I want to hear what we can do to bring the most relevant programming in a convenient location for you. If you are interested in serving ACHE at the state or national level, I am happy to share my experience with you. Nominations are due this summer (July 15 – Governor; August 23 – Regent) so don’t delay.
I hope you have a relaxing and restorative summer.
Serving leaders who care,
Andrea Z. Turner, FACHE
Regent for Washington
Director, Overlake Medical Center & Clinics
Connect with me on LinkedIn or Twitter: @WAStateRegent
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS, CONGRATS TO ALL OUR FELLOWS
Welcome New Members, Fellows and Recertified Fellows
Welcome New Members!
Chris W. Coon Seattle WA
Mark Cortezzo Brier WA
Winfried A. Danke Olympia WA
Wismine D'Avilar Oak Harbor WA
LTJG Eric R. Eberspeaker, MHA Bremerton WA
Carly Elliott Walla Walla WA
Quinton B. Harold Vancouver WA
Vivek Jain, MD Tacoma WA
Mital Shah, MHA Seattle WA
Pamela Shepard Edmonds WA
SFC Charles A. Southerland Tacoma WA
MAJ Christiaan D. Taylor Roy WA
Tona Taylor Lynnwood WA
Charanjit Virk, MD Puyallup WA
Brian Garish Vancouver WA
CDR James R. Hagen Bremerton WA
Heidi Hurn Seattle WA
Pat Songer Leavenworth WA
Jacqueline M. Britton, MPA Bothell WA
Gary Guenther Bellevue WA
Panachon Lor Bonney Lake WA
Gregg Miller, MD Edmonds WA
LTC Gail E. Raymond DuPont WA
Frank Smith Seattle WA
Mehrnoush Tehrani Seattle WA
Congrats to Recertifying Fellows!!
Wade J. Harman, JD, FACHE WA
Thomas R. Rylander, FACHE DuPont WA
Donavan K. Knight, FACHE Burien WA
Jeffrey W. Richey, RN, FACHE Seattle WA
Tim M. Strickland, FACHE Vancouver WA
Michael G. Brunn, FACHE Seattle WA
Van Chaudhari, FACHE Seattle WA
Lt Col Scott D. Cook, FACHE Fairchild AFB WA
Lori L. Everett, FACHE Morton WA
Theresa Sullivan, FACHE Moses Lake WA
Congrats to New Fellows!!
Meghan McCarthy, FACHE Vancouver WA
Member Advancement Opportunities
Information Session (AIS) – WSHEF has scheduled their next AIS webinar. This
one-hour live webinar will share the value of the FACHE credential, the
requirements to become credentialed and resources to prepare.
Date: Aug 6, 2019
Register: Registration link forthcoming
If you questions you can contact ACHE's Customer
Service Center or the WSHEF Advancement Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Now is the
perfect time to apply for Fellow status in a ACHE. When you submit your
completed application by June 30, 2019 along with the $250 application fee and
all supporting documents, ACHE will waive the $200 Board of Governors Exam fee.
That waiver is valid for 6 months after your application has been approved.
Why obtain your
Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) click here?
1. The FACHE credential demonstrates professionalism,
ethical decision making, competence, leadership skills and commitment to
2. The FACHE credential symbolizes a commitment to
excellence; it is a rigorous credential based on multi-faceted
criteria—including a valid and reliable examination.
3. Board certification provides the personal satisfaction
of achieving a goal and achieving professional recognition.
1. Participate in an Advancement Information Session to
learn more about the value of the credential, the requirements to advance, and
the resources to make this next move in your professional development.
2. Join a study group to begin preparing for the Board of
Governors exam. There may be a group starting in January.
3. Contact the Advancement committee for more information.
The ACHE Credentialing website has a wealth of information
to show the value of the credential and help you plan your path to attaining
board certification as a healthcare executive.
Just go to www.ACHE.org/FACHE. If
you cannot attend one of these sessions, both ACHE and WSHEF have recorded
webinars available on their websites. In addition, resources to help you begin
your journey are on the ACHE website.
And remember, the members of WSHEF are here to help.
WSHEF Advancement Committee Needs You!
WSHEF Advancement Committee – Volunteer Opportunities
WSHEF members are often looking for opportunities to assist with an event or activity. The Advancement Committee has some great opportunities for WSHEF members looking for a chance to become more involved and give back to our profession. Please consider one of the following opportunities:
Fellows Only Event – These events are tailored to members that have attained the Fellow certification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Help or lead the selection of a sponsor, venue, speaker and other logistics to host another outstanding opportunity for ACHE Fellows to network and gain additional healthcare knowledge. In the past, proceeds of these events have gone to the Foundation for Healthcare Excellence.
Advancement Information Sessions – Are you a recent Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives? Are you interested in getting the next batch of members motivated to work toward their own Fellow credential to demonstrate excellence in healthcare management? Then consider volunteering to lead or assist with the development of Advancement Information Sessions every three to six months. Ideally these session or webinars will provide 1.5 hours of information on the steps for a member to take to move to the next level as a certified healthcare executive with the ACHE Fellow designation.
Board of Governors (BOG) Exam Study Group – Getting ready for the BOG exam to apply toward your Fellow credential with ACHE? Consider a study group to help motivate and guide your preparation. Study groups will follow the format of the ACHE preparation guides and have periodic online meetings as determined by the group. The groups share the initial preparation of the discussion using the ACHE recommended materials. As an added bonus, each member that successfully passes the BOG exam within a year of the end of the Study Group can submit the receipts for the ACHE study preparation books and receive a $240 refund.
Board of Governors Exam Study Group Facilitator – One member of the study group who is interested in running the study group can also apply to be a study group facilitator. If selected, the member will have the ACHE exam preparation webinar series and the preparation books covered by the chapter. The facilitator will help arrange the study group meetings and assignments. The group normally rotates taking lead on each topic to be covered at study group meeting. Virtual meetings will be encouraged to allow for remote BOG exam candidates to be able to participate.
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
Access to Career Resources Continues Following 2019 Congress
Thank you to the nearly 100 volunteers who assisted hundreds of visitors to the Career Center at this year’s Congress on Healthcare Leadership. With their help, we provided approximately 500 career advising and resume review sessions.
If you missed the 2019 Congress, you can still access leadership assessments and other career management tools year-round by visiting ache.org/CareerResources
. The resources available can help you advance your career, build your brand, develop your network and seek new opportunities. Whether navigating professional transitions or creating a long-term plan, everything you need to manage and develop every step of your career is a click away.
Save $200 on the BOG Exam Fee
When you submit your advancement application by June 30, the $200 Board of Governors Exam fee will be waived.
Earning the FACHE® is the gold standard for board certification in healthcare management, so obtaining this coveted credential signifies hard work, dedication and commitment. We want to thank you for your efforts, which is why when you submit your completed application by June 30, along with the $250 application fee and all supporting documents, the $200 Board of Governors Exam fee will be waived.
If you are committed to standing out as a leader among leaders in healthcare management, learn about the requirements to sit for the BOG Exam and the complimentary resources available to help you prepare for it here
Your Success Benefits Everyone
When you share the value of your ACHE membership with colleagues, you not only help advance the profession but can earn rewards as well.
Each time you encourage someone to join ACHE or help them earn their FACHE® you receive a reward point through the Leader-to-Leader Program. The more reward points you collect, the more rewards you can receive. When you help grow ACHE, you not only make a strong statement about your professionalism and leadership in the healthcare field, but you strengthen the organization. For more information visit ache.org/L2L
Choice: ACHE's Tailored Professional Development Series
offers the ability to tailor ACHE’s high quality, professional development programs, seminars and assessments specifically to your organization. This new customizable professional development series (formerly known as "On-Location") is designed to meet the educational needs and close the competency gaps within your group. Additionally, leading every ACHE program is a respected expert speaker, facilitator or author with a real-world perspective.
Choice programming means that clients receive the professional development needed, where it is convenient and with a cadence that works best for their organizations. During the planning phase, clients have options for who, what, where, when and how their programs are tailored. These programs, categorized in a meaningful way, focus on topics that affect executives and leaders in the healthcare industry today. Some of these topics include:
• Advancing Population Health
• Career Resource Management
• Care Delivery Management
• Employee Experience and Relationship Management
• Executive Leadership Coaching
• Fiscal Leadership and Management
• Operational Advancement
• Physician Executive Partnerships
• Patient Experience and Consumerism
• Safety and Quality
• Technology and Information Analytics
As ACHE continues to advance both leaders and the healthcare management field toward excellence, we also strive to meet today’s challenges with bold new solutions. Choice is an example of that. For questions regarding Choice programming, the topics listed above or how we can help bring tailored professional development to your organization, please contact Catie Russo, program specialist, at email@example.com
or (312) 424-9362. Visit ache.org/Choice
for more information.
Run for ACHE Regent
All Fellows who wish to run for election to serve on the Council of Regents must submit a letter of intent
by Aug. 23. The letter of intent must include a current business title, business address, email address and telephone number.
The Council of Regents is the legislative body representing ACHE’s more than 48,000 members. Serving as an elected official is a unique opportunity that allows you to exercise your leadership ability, share innovative ideas and act on behalf of ACHE members.
Elections will be held in the following jurisdictions:
District of Columbia & Northern Virginia
Florida—Northern & Western
Michigan & Northwest Ohio
Nebraska & Western Iowa
New York—Northern and Western
Pennsylvania—Southeast & Southern New Jersey
Research Solutions Sought for 2020 Congress
Authors can submit proposals to present their research at the annual Forum on Advances in Healthcare Management Research during next year’s Congress on Healthcare Leadership. 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 abstract, of up to 400 words, by July 10.
ACHE: Become Board Certified in Healthcare Management
Ready to Advance to Fellow?
Why Board Certification - You want to go to board certified physicians for your care, so why not go to an organization with board certified healthcare executives. Earning the distinction of board certification as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives demonstrates your competence, dedication and commitment to lifelong learning. To learn more, visit ache.org and then go to the credentialing page.
Advancement Information Session - Do you want to learn more about the value of board certification and the steps to completion? Then come to the Advancement Information Session sponsored by the Washington State Healthcare Executives Forum. There are two ways to participate. In-person or at your desk through a webinar. These sessions will be held twice annually. For more information about future information sessions you can contact Steve Saxe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACHE Tuition Waiver Assistance Program
To reduce the barriers to ACHE educational programming for ACHE members experiencing economic hardship, ACHE has established the Tuition Waiver Assistance Program.
ACHE makes available a limited number of tuition waivers to ACHE Members and Fellows whose organizations lack the resources to fund their tuition for education programs. Members and Fellows in career transition are also encouraged to apply. Tuition waivers are based on financial need and are available for the following ACHE education programs:
- Congress on Healthcare Leadership
- Cluster Seminars
- Self-Study Programs
- Online Education Programs
- Online Tutorial (Board of Governors Exam preparation)
- ACHE Board of Governors Exam Review Course
All requests are due no less than eight weeks before the program date, except for ACHE self-study courses; see quarterly application deadlines on the FAQ page of the tuition waiver application. Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Recipients will be notified of the waiver review panel's decision not less than six weeks before the program date. For ACHE self-study courses, applicants will be notified three weeks after the quarterly application deadline.
If you have questions about the program, visit ache.org/TuitionWaiver.
Check out ACHE's New Redesigned Website!
ACHE launched a redesigned ache.org in December 2018. This new "digital front door" is an important milestone in delivering on our goal to educate, engage and inspire leaders to improve health.
Designed with our members and users in mind, the new site:
The new website is the first phase of a digital strategy that will continue to evolve, ultimately providing healthcare leaders, especially members, with value-added content, a personalized experience and a sense of community. While the site provides a fresh, new look and experience, the regular activities that members conduct on the site, such as paying membership dues, registering for a seminar or purchasing a book, will function as usual.
Washington Healthcare Programs and Career Development
UW Executive MHA and Medical Management Programs
The UW Executive MHA Program
(EMHA) is a part-time master’s program that equips you with the
business and management skills to advance into leadership roles and help your
organizations deliver better patient care. Designed for mid-career
professionals, the EMHA program allows you to continue working full-time while
earning a Master of Health Administration (MHA) from one of the best programs
in the nation. The healthcare industry needs leaders who thoroughly
understand the unique and complex business of healthcare. Consider
applying or forwarding to colleagues in your network.
> Learn more
about the EMHA program
If it is time to futher your education and earn a master's degree in health policy and administration, WSU offers an exciting program designed around a working professional's schedule.
WSU SPOKANE MASTER OF
HEALTH POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION
The Master of Health Policy and Administration (MHPA) degree is a vigorous, CAHME accredited, and personalized program that prepares future leaders in the dynamic and growing field of healthcare management. WSU HPA students enjoy small class sizes (12-20 students), which facilitate opportunities for strong and lasting relationships with both peers and professors. Students are required to participate in individual and group based projects and be actively engaged in class discussions. Additionally, students are provided valuable professional connections by networking with local healthcare professionals through site visits, guest lectures, student body events, and alumni events.
A hallmark of the MHPA program is the completion of an internship. The required internship allows the student to gain leadership experience in the health care environment, explore the field, develop professional contacts, and contribute to career planning. The Department of Health Policy & Administration will help the student find an internship that meets your needs, or the student may arrange their own internship.
Graduates of the program work in a wide range of career fields including hospital management, public health, managed care, group practice management, and financial management. Since 2013, 90% of WSU MHPA graduates secured employment within 3 months of graduation!
The program is ideal for working health care professionals who want to enhance their management skills or advance to management positions. To attract and accommodate our working professional students, our classes are offered from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., four days a week. Additionally, the program accommodates both full-time and part-time students.
WSU Spokane’s Department of Health Policy and Administration is a proud member of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) which provides waivers for out-of-state tuition in 16 states. For more information regarding WICHE, please visit www.wiche.edu.
To learn more about the MHPA program, visit: http://spokane.wsu.edu/admissions/HPA/ or contact the Academic Coordinator, Robin Durfee, at email@example.com or 509.358.7987.
Your Career & Development - JOB BANKS
If you are a member of ACHE you have access to a robust, national job bank. It can be found at:
ACHE Job Bank
We are pleased to provide a link to the WA Healthcare News Job Bank. This is an excellent source of information about positions in our local geographic area. The available position list has also been extended recently to contain some positions in other parts of the country.
WA Healthcare News Job Bank
CHAPTER AND RESOURCES
2019 Officers and Board Members
2019 WSHEF Officers:
- Lori Nomura, JD, President
- Brian Barry, President-Elect
- Pam Rock, MSHA, FACHE, Immediate Past President
- Sue Miller, PharmD, Secretary
- Ryan Sundquist, MHA, Treasurer
2019 WSHEF Board Members:
- Rosalee Allen, PHR, FACHE
- Park Corbin
- Emily Yu, MHA
- Aaron Hefel, MBA, MHA
- Karin Larson-Pollock, MD, FACHE
- Nick Malos, MHPA
- Valerie Chrusciel,MBA, FACHE
- John Joyce, MBA, FACHE
ACHE Regent, WA (within District 5)
- Serena Mukai, MHA
- Nolan Brandt
STUDENT AFFILIATE Board Members
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Thank you to our Chapter Sponsors!
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WSHEF Vision & Values
To be the premier professional society connecting leaders in Washington State to learn, share, and transform health care.
To advance Washington state ACHE members' healthcare professional excellence through interaction and communication and fostering professional development.
As members of our Chapter, we are committed to:
We advocate and emulate high ethical conduct in all we do.
We recognize lifelong learning is essential to our ability to innovate and continually improve ourselves, our organizations and our profession.
We lead through example and mentoring, and recognize caring must be a
cornerstone of our professional interactions.
We advocate inclusion and embrace the differences of those with whom we work
and the communities we serve.
We recognize service to our communities is an integral part of who we are as
We take initiative to build partnerships in advancing professional
development within and outside of our healthcare community.
DELIVERY of WSHEF Newsletter (Disclaimer)
To ensure delivery of your chapter newsletter, please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your email address book or Safe Sender List. If you are still having problems receiving our communications, see our white-listing page for more details:
Looking for ways to connect with more healthcare leaders? Volunteer for a WSHEF committee!
As a volunteer organization committed to being the premier professional society connecting healthcare leaders in Washington State, WSHEF depends on volunteers to run its programs and provide service to its members. Opportunities abound for individuals looking to connect with other healthcare professionals, learn more about WSHEF programs and services or give back to the healthcare professional community. WSHEF has volunteer opportunities for the following committees:
If you are passionate about continuing education and professional
development, consider volunteering for WSHEF’s Programs Committee.
Programs Committee participation can include annual committee
membership, where you participate in setting the vision and long-term
strategies for WSHEF sponsored events. Volunteering can also be event
specific, allowing you to volunteer for the amount of time you are able
to commit. Event specific volunteering is a great way to meet your local
colleagues and support your local ACHE chapter. Time commitment for
events is typically 3 months and totals less than 10 hours, serving in
ways such as:
• Event Planning (Location, Speaker, Topic, etc…)
• Event Materials & Promotion
• Day of Event Support (Check-in/Greeters, Setup, etc…)
you’re interested in volunteering with the Programs Committee, please reach out to Programs Committee Co-Chairs at email@example.com.
Beyond joining a committee, there are other ways to get involved. Write an article for the newsletter, attend an educational session and bring a colleague, provide a venue for an event or serve as a mentor for an MHA student. Just email one of the contacts above to get connected.
Host a Meet N Mingle in Your Area
Get to know your colleagues! Watch for Upcoming Meet-n-Mingle Events in your Neighborhood
• Have you wondered if there are ways you can meet more of your
local healthcare colleagues – that mysterious thing called
• Are you looking to find a next role? You looking for the right candidate?
• Is there a problem you are tackling at work and wonder if
others are working on a similar issue? Or are you just looking for
others who will understand what the heck you are talking about?
• Know where all the local healthcare execs hang out after work?
The highly popular Meet-N-Mingle events are happening at different
venues across our state. As future dates and locations are finalized,
an invitation will be sent out.
Meet-n-Mingles are informal gatherings of area WSHEF members at a local
restaurant or pub. There is typically a small fee to cover appetizers. While this is not a formal education program, someone will be there to
share upcoming WSHEF and ACHE events and activities.
So, rather than heading out into the usual rush-hour, head over to a
local Meet-n-Mingle for a nosh and a drink and get to know your fellow
executives. We want to put A U in COLLEGE! (hint: colleAgUe)
By the way, we are always looking for local hosts around the state and
we will help you do all the planning. If you have an interest in
holding a future Meet-N-Mingle in your area let the membership committee
know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks, and get networking people!
WSHEF - MEMBERSHIP
All ACHE members located within the chapter's assigned geographic territory are automatically members of the chapter as a benefit of being an ACHE member. Only ACHE members are eligible to hold membership in the chapter.
If you are not a current ACHE member, we encourage you to join by visiting the ACHE website. Nonmembers are welcome to attend chapter events. If you would like to be added to the chapter's nonmember mailing list to be notified of future programs and events, please send an email to email@example.com.