Message from the New President

Micah Ewing, FACHE
Greetings and welcome to 2018!  I hope the holiday season has been safe and served you well with the valuable time with our families and good fortune overall.
It is with great enthusiasm that I begin the new year as your President as I look forward to a great year and opportunity to continue improving and evolving our chapter offerings to meet the needs of our membership throughout the Hawaii-Pacific region.  While our first board meeting is on Thursday, January 11, we have already began the planning process and we have some great things planned for this year.  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.  We recognize that having to travel to meet your credentialing goals is a big challenge–lets minimize that travel cost and time for all members with more credit opportunities!
I want to congratulate Gidget Ruscetta for her election as the new Regent for our region–her 3 year term begins 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 congratulate our new board members and thank you for taking an active role in our chapter!
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Aloha, and look forward to seeing you at our events this year.
Micah Ewing
President, Hawai’i Pacific Chapter of ACHE


Hawai’i 2017 Healthcare Leadership Conference

Our local chapter recently provided continuing education credits during the 2017 Healthcare Leadership Conference, which was held at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel November 2nd-3rd.

Several Hawai’i-Pacific Board Members attended the event.

Our regent (Jen Chahanovich) facilitated a panel titled, “Diversity In Leadership: Leadership Perspective.” Participants included Richard Cordova (FACHE), Gary Kajiwara (FACHE), and Arthur Ushijima (MA).

ACHE New Member Breakfast

We recently hosted our second annual “New Member Breakfast” on Wednesday, March 15 at Hawai‘i Pacific Health’s Administrative Offices located in the First Insurance Center building in downtown Honolulu. We were pleased to welcome twelve new members who serve in various hospital systems throughout the state.
Nick Hughey (Current President) and Micah Ewing (President-Elect and Membership Chair) and held a short orientation for the attendees. They highlighted our consistent increase in chapter membership. We now have over 250 active members!


2017 Congress on Healthcare Leadership

The annual chapter dinner at Quartino’s. a long standing tradition of great food and great times networking and  talking story with Chapter colleagues!

ACHE annual convocation ceremony.  The wonderful event formally recognizes the efforts and achievement of all  new Fellows. Hawaii had four new Fellows in this class !

Nick Hughey , Chapter President and  Jen Chahanovich, Regent  taking a picture with  Deborah Bowen, ACHE Chief Executive Officer  at the convocation reception. 


Message from New President

Nick Hughey RN, MBA, FACHE
I am honored to be the President of the Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE in 2017. The Chapter continues to grow due to commitment of our members and diligent leadership of Officers and Board. We are now approaching 250 members!
The Hawaii-Pacific chapter has continued to see unprecedented growth and we are already planning for networking and education events for 2017.
Much has changed–and continues to change– in the healthcare landscape and there is undoubtedly a measure of uncertainty. One thing I am certain of, is the value of membership in ACHE and our chapter.
Networking and professional development are vital and ACHE is the leading education association for healthcare executive management in the nation.  ACHE is a tremendous professional organization and the Hawaii-Pacific chapter of ACHE is a dynamic chapter.
I look forward to working with everyone in 2017!
I want to thank all of our members for their commitment to strong quality healthcare leadership in Hawaii. If I can be of any assistance or help in any way, please feel free to  contact me. I look forward to seeing you at an upcoming educational or networking event.
Mahalo Nui,
Nick Hughey
RN,MBA, FACHE President – Hawaii- Pacific Chapter of ACHE