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Message from the New President

Aloha Chapter Members!

The new year is in full swing and like many of you I am looking forward to 2022 with cautious optimism. Our healthcare community has endured much over the last two years. We have been heralded as heroes of the frontlines for weeks, months, and moving now into years. Many of our own are tired, having valiantly risen to meet the challenges of the pandemic day after day, both at work and at home. As leaders in our facilities, practices, and communities, I know that you experience the dual challenge of maintaining your own personal poise and resiliency while also rallying your teams, keeping them inspired to meet the needs of the day and to keep moving forward. I commend these efforts, because together, as a healthcare community, we have made an incredible impact and saved thousands of lives. While not easy, the work we do and leadership we provide is meaningful and worthwhile. Thank you for making such a positive difference for your patients, your staff, and your communities.

I know many of us miss meeting in person where we were able to network and learn from each other, share experiences, and forge new relationships. Our local chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives will be looking for opportunities to safely re-introduce in person membership events and will be communicating with you regarding these over the coming weeks. Our national event, the 2022 Congress on Healthcare Leadership, will take place in person in Chicago March 28-31. We will also be bringing more educational opportunities both in person and virtually throughout the year. I look forward to re-connecting.

Mahalo,

Travis Clegg, MBA, FACHE
President – Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE
Chief Operating Officer – Straub Medical Center
Email: Travis.Clegg@straub.net

Welcome

Message from the New President

Aloha Chapter Members!

I hope your 2020 is off to a great start.  It’s an honor to represent the Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE as President this year.  I’m most looking forward to networking with our members, sharing best practices, and coordinating educational opportunities so we can continue to advance the quality of healthcare being provided here in the islands.  In January, we held our first board meeting of the year, as well as our annual strategy session to ensure we are aligned with the needs of our community and our membership.  Our focus this year will be in three key areas: Networking, Education, and Philanthropy.  This year’s activities kick off with the Annual ACHE congress, held this year from March 23rd – 26th at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago.  ACHE’s Congress on Healthcare Leadership gathers more than 4,200 leaders from the healthcare leadership community for this annual premier education and networking event, we hope to see you there.  We also have several great social and educational events scheduled locally in the coming months, calendars will be distributed shortly.  Lastly, I wanted to touch on our philanthropic efforts this year.  We will be partnering with H4, a comprehensive service facility serving Oahu’s chronically homeless population.  In the coming months, you’ll see additional information released about how you and your organization are able to help with supplies and other toiletries for H4.  Social determinants of health have real impacts on the outcomes of Hawaii’s homeless, and what better way to show solidarity, partnering as a chapter to help this cause.  Thank you for being a member of this great organization, and I hope to connect with you all at one of our upcoming events!

Mahalo,

Andrew T. Giles, MBA, FACHE
President – Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE
Assistant Administrator – Hospital Operations & Support Services

Kaiser Permanente – Hawaii Region
808-432-7960 (office)
808-432-8605 (fax)
808-763-8544 (mobile phone)

Welcome

Message from the New President

Darlena Chadwick, MSN, MBA, FACHE
President Hawai’i-Pacific Chapter of ACHE

Aloha,

It is my honor and pleasure to serve as your 2019 ACHE Hawai’i-Pacific Chapter President. I had the opportunity to attend ACHE Congress which has strengthened my enthusiasm and passion in the healthcare field. We face many challenges in the ever changing healthcare world though together we can make positive changes. Thank you for the dedication and commitment from our members and board leadership which resulted in the recognition “Chapter Management & Awards Program Award for Chapter Excellence for 2018” for the Hawai’i-Pacific Chapter at Congress this year.

ACHE is committed to life-long learning, embracing the power of knowledge and how it drives positive change, within oneself and one’s organization. Our board has been working hard to organize educational and networking events to help support our members in their professional development and growth. Some upcoming events in 2019 include: Social Events, New Member Breakfast, Annual Chapter Breakfast, and AONE/HFMA Conferences.

We welcome all volunteers to participate and be active in our chapter activities as it will take a team to achieve our goals. I look forward to seeing you throughout the year.

Thank you,

Darlena Chadwick, MSN, MBA, FACHE
President Hawai’i-Pacific Chapter of ACHE

Welcome

Message from the President

Micah Ewing, MBA, FACHE
President, Hawai’i Pacific Chapter of ACHE
Greetings and welcome to the Hawai’i-Pacific Chapter ACHE website!
The summer season is upon us and it is with great enthusiasm that I continue to serve as your President.  2018 is proving to be a great year with opportunities to continue improving and evolving our chapter offerings to meet the needs of our membership throughout the Hawaii-Pacific region.  We plan on providing the same amount of social networking and membership opportunities, but also increasing the variety and also the number of hours of face-to-face credit opportunities to meet your FACHE credentialing needs.  Your chapter board of directors recognize that having to travel to meet your credentialing goals is a big challenge.  To that end, we set out to minimize travel cost and time for all members with more credit opportunities and invite you to join us for the following chapter events!
Save The Date:
On-Location Education Program on Leadership Strategies, August 13-14, 2018 at the Queen’s Conference Center.  RSVP and register via Eventbrite.
Hawai’i-Pacific Chapter Annual Breakfast, July 24, 2018 at the Waikiki Prince Luxury Hotel.  RSVP for this free event via Eventbrite.
I want to congratulate Gidget Ruscetta for her election as the new Regent for our region–her 3 year term beqan in March of this year.  Thanks to Jen Chahanovich as she transitions out of the Regent role and all of her many contributions as our Regent.  Finally, I would also like to sincerely thank all of our board members for taking an active role in our chapter!
As part of member engagement, our goal is to provide members with access to up-to-date information on chapter events on our ache website.  Information about educational events, social events, obtaining FACHE status to mention a few; are available to our members.  Access our quarterly newsletter and links to the national ACHE website.
I want to invite interested members, long-time and new to volunteer by taking an active role in our chapter!  Contact Kecia Kelly, membership chair or any of our committee chair members to find out more about opportunities to participate.
In closing, thank you for your membership, I look forward to seeing you at our events this year.
Mahalo,
Micah Ewing, MBA, FACHE
President, Hawai’i-Pacific Chapter of ACHE

 

 

2018 Congress on Healthcare Leadership

We continued our long-standing tradition of great food and fellowship as Regional Director Gerry Berish joined us at our Annual Chapter Dinner at Quartino’s Ristorante in Chicago.

 

Micah Ewing and Robert Diaz spend some time networking with current ACHE Chairman, David Olsen, and ACHE President and CEO, Deborah Bowen.  David will be speaking at our Chapter Breakfast in July.