Message from the New President

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


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


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.
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.