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