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COMMITTEE MESSAGE

Fall Edition 2017

 

The coming of fall reminds us that there is so much we have accomplished and with a few more months to go, we strive to push harder towards the end of the year.  What does the coming of fall mean to you?

- WA AHLF Committee 2017

YOUR ACTION REQUIRED

For this Fall:

  1. Don’t forget to add AHLF to your ACHE membership when you renew! For new members, join AHLF & ACHE here – if you join between now and September, your new member dues of $150 for ACHE and $100 for AHLF cover both 2017 and 2018 in full.

    CLARIFICATION: If you submitted a paper form to Paul Myoung when this group first met, that was for the now-defunct ACHLA group and the form was never processed. Use the link above to join ACHE and AHLF.

  2. Sign up to be a mentor!

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 

 

1. LOFT9/ WSHEF/ AHLF Education Series

The Loft9, WSHEF, and AHLF panel discussion on diversity and inclusion in healthcare will focus on how health systems can adopt to our changing diverse patient and staff populations. Diversity is exhibited in a number of ways, including nationality, race, religion, language, age, gender, and physical ability. These and other diverse communities require different care and management needs. This necessitates us to strategically plan today so we are able to implement new procedures and care settings tomorrow.

The panel will feature experts from local healthcare systems and consulting practices.  

Moderator

1. Gene Boes, Northwest Center

Panelists:

1. Reeana Bradley, Consultant, Loft9 Consulting

2. Wendy Zheng, Multicultural Engagement Director 

3. Jamilia Sherls, Director Health Equity & Comm Benefit, MultiCare Health System

4. Shareka Fortier, Cultural Outreach Program Manager MultiCare Health System

 

(1.5) ACHE Face to Face Credits

Light food and drinks will be provided.

 

ACHE Members/Fellows: $50   Students:  $20

Register here! 

 

Date: October 25, 2017
Time: 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Venue:
Overlake Medical Center Auditorium

 

 

2. UCSF 6th Annual Asian Health Symposium

The Asian population has grown rapidly in the nation over the last decade, presenting major challenges in healthcare to provide culturally-appropriate care and eliminate healthcare disparities. Over half of the Asian community are immigrants with unique cultural and language needs. In light of that, the Asian Health Institute at the University of California, San Francisco kicked off an Asian Health Symposium series in 2012 with the aim to educate healthcare providers on the specific health and healthcare needs of Asian patients.

The 6th Annual Asian Health Symposium will highlight several specific areas for this unique community, including cancer, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular diseases, nephrology, endocrine, geriatric, and infectious disease, with special emphasis on the differences in the care of Asian patients in these targeted disease areas.

This unique symposium is one of the very few programs in the nation that can help bridge the knowledge and practice gaps of the healthcare community in treating Asian patients, especially the disadvantaged immigrants, on the many diseases and health issues that have significant impacts on them. 

DateOctober 6 - 7, 2017

Venue: Laurel Heights Conference Center, 3333 California Street, San Francisco CA

Register here

 

3. WSHEF Mix and Mingle Events

The Washington State Healthcare Executives Forum (WSHEF) organizes frequent Mix and Mingle events. 

Meet-n-Mingles are informal gatherings with WSHEF members at a local restaurant or pub. There is a small $10 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. Check out their website for more information. 

WA AHLF Mentoring Program - LAUNCHED!

The mentoring program has kicked off and on behalf of all of us, thank you mentors for your time and guidance. We have an overwhelming response from mentees and are still on the hunt for 3-4 more mentors. For those still interested to join as a mentee or mentor, sign up here

AHLF sends out guidelines for professional networking and mentorship, as well as a survey for those interested to elect in participation in the AHLF mentor/mentee database. Those who elect to participate will be matched.

PAST EVENTS / MEETINGS

Summer BBQ Pot Luck, July 7, 2017

At this roof top BBQ, we welcomed two potential AHLF members and said our farewells to Paul Myoung, who have moved to Boston to be a Senior Administrative Director at Massachusetts General Hospital. 

Loft 9 Panel Series: Successfully Leading Change in Healthcare Organizations, July 18, 2017

Emily Yu, our AHLF member was recently featured as a panel speaker and industry expert who have successfully led organizational change initiatives across the region. 

Emily is part of the AHLF committee team and is the Director of Retail Clinics and Virtual Health at MultiCare Health System. 

 

New Commitee Member

Wendy Zheng, Multicultural Engagement Director at Swedish Health Services has been a member of WA AHLF since the Fall of 2015 and we're excited to have her on our committee board.

At Swedish, Wendy develops and manages cultural responsive care programs to recruit Chinese/Korean/Vietnamese patients and engage Asian community via grassroots, media, digital, community based organizations and special interest groups. She also develops international partnership with hospitals and key stakeholders for expert to expert learning, caregiver exchange and patient referrals in China and Korea.

Given her vast experience and expertise, Wendy will be coordinating events and expanding WA AHLF's network. 

Wendy joined WA AHLF because she wanted to find a group of diverse Asian American healthcare leaders and learn from veteran leaders. Tony Armada, founder of WA AHLF has been Wendy's influencer. 

She hopes to collaborate and support other fellow Asian American leaders with respect, trust, integrity, in both challenging and flourishing times.

Reading Nook

 

Food for thought:

http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2017/07/31/538299755/whats-keeping-asian-american-lawyers-from-ascending-the-legal-ranks

 

Read anything that you are excited to share with us? Maybe a book or article? Email trina.tan@multicare.org and it will be published at the next newsletter!

ABOUT US

We are the WA State caucus chapter of the Asian Healthcare Leaders Forum (AHLF) and our goal is to create stronger connections amongst Asian-American healthcare professionals in WA to promote continual learning, coaching, mentoring, professional development, and ongoing networking. As a current or potential AHLF member, you are invited to become active in our community.

The National Asian Healthcare Leaders Forum was launched on February 8, 2016. AHLF is a new community within the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and it aims to increase the representation, through leadership and professional development, of Asian-Americans in healthcare executive management, policy, and administration. The Forum will offer value added benefits to members in the form of targeted education, networking, career services and publications designed to provide opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Our Mission Statement:

To increase the representation—through leadership and professional development—of Asian-Americans in healthcare executive management, policy, and administration through targeted education, networking, career services and publications designed to provide opportunities for personal and professional growth to AHLF members in various healthcare settings and at all career stages.

Identity Statement:

WA AHLF is a multidisciplinary group of Asian-American healthcare professionals in Washington State, representing all areas of the healthcare industry, including Medicine, Law, Healthcare Administration, Quality & Patient Safety, Nursing, and Public Health Policy & Advocacy.

Value Proposition:

Members will gain exclusive access to AHLF and ACHE resources, that include invitations to private networking events, continual education, professional development, mentorship, and regular information exchange with local and national AHLF members.

WA AHLF COMMITTEE 2016-2017

Committee Chair
Florence Chang
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
MultiCare Health System
 
 
Continual Learning / Professional Development
Christopher Phan, MHA
Director of Finance
Swedish Medical Center
 
Communications / Marketing Chair:
Trina Tan, MPH
Program Manager for Ambulatory Strategy
MultiCare Health System
 
Membership / Outreach Chair:
Emily Yu, MHA
Director, Retail Clinics and Virtual Health
MultiCare Health System
 
Networking / Events Chair:
Wendy Zheng
Multicultural Engagement Director
Swedish Medical Center
 
Coaching / Mentorship Chair:
Tessa Chu, MPH
Senior Consultant
ECG Management Consulting

MEMBERSHIP

Not yet an AHLF member?

Don’t forget to add AHLF to your ACHE membership when you renew! For new members, join AHLF & ACHE here – if you join between now and September, your new member dues of $150 for ACHE and $100 for AHLF cover both 2017 and 2018 in full.

CLARIFICATION: If you submitted a paper form to Paul Myoung when this group first met, that was for the now-defunct ACHLA group and the form was never processed. Use the link above to join ACHE and AHLF.

WA AHLF encourages our members to actively seek to forge new and stronger connections. View our current list of members here.

 

Have a friend or colleague that would be interested to join us? Email Emily.yu@multicare.org

SUGGESTION CORNER

WA AHLF is for you! Together we can develop relationships with other healthcare professionals, enhance our educational offerings, and address critical healthcare issues on local, state, and national levels.

If you have a suggestion for our next social event, have a great speaker in mind or a discussion topic that you would like to discuss in our quarterly meetings, we would love to hear from you and support it.

Please email them to Trina.tan@multicare.org

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