Winter 2020

Winter 2020

Winter 2020

Healthcare Executives of Southern California wants to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for all that you are doing on the front lines in the midst of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. We know that your roles are crucial to providing quality patient care and wanted to share resources to help you respond effectively to patient and community concerns around coronavirus (COVID-19).

ACHE COVID-19 Resource Center
ACHE Membership Directory

Additionally, at this time we have canceled all in-person events and are quickly looking to implement virtual events and webinars to continue supporting our members during this time. 
Health Care Executives of Southern California is positioned for a wonderful year. The Board of Directors of HCE, under the very able leadership of Dr. Tricia Kassab, FACHE, has launched 2020 with exceptional education programs and networking opportunities for its members.

I would like to thank the 2020 HCE Board of Directors, Vice Chairs and committee members for their volunteer leadership. If you are interested in getting more involved in your Chapter, there are many opportunities on committees, so please reach out!
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Transformation occurs when organizations recognize the old way of operating can’t deliver the business strategies required to meet new marketplace requirements for success. A key feature of transformation is when a new state of functioning is unknown, and the change process must be shaped and adapted as it unfolds. A second key function of transformation is the essential role that mindset, behavior and culture change play in its successful transformation. Leaders must be willing to engage in their new personal change process to shift how they think, lead and relate; engage stakeholders earlier in the change process and to a greater extent; and overtly set up the change process to welcome and respond to rapid course correction (Ackerman-Anderson & Anderson, 2010). True transformation that delivers breakthrough results require a conscious change leadership approach. I highly recommend you read the “Change Leaders Roadmap” how to navigate your organizational transformation.
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Emerging Healthcare Leaders: Five Career Traps to Avoid

By Dr. Kevin Nourse, Nourse Leadership Strategies

Leading healthcare organizations recognize the value of investing in developing high-potential future leaders in order to establish a pipeline of talent ready to step into future management roles. Proactively developing future leaders can make a big impact on reducing the likelihood of career derailment later in their careers.

Having designed and facilitated several leadership programs to develop high-potential talent in healthcare organizations and related professional associations, there are five common career traps experienced by participants in these programs. In this article, I identify five common developmental challenges faced by emerging leaders in healthcare:
  • Perfectionism
  • Inability to delegate effectively
  • Excessively blunt communication
  • Failure to say no or set boundaries with others
  • Overly self-critical
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10 Things to Expect from the New Hospital Price Transparency Rule

By Tom Dougherty, Cindy Ehnes and C. Duane Dauner

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a final rule requiring hospitals to release pricing information before providing services. Under the rule, hospitals must list standard prices for 300 “shoppable services,” as well as the lowest prices they will accept from consumers paying out of pocket. According to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, the new price transparency rule will help patients by boosting quality and cutting costs.

The rule defines a “shoppable service” as a health care service that consumers can schedule in advance, at times that are convenient for them. These services typically are non-urgent.
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Visit our website to check out our latest member spotlights!

This month we featured Mirna Orihuela, Manager of Post-Acute Networks at Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital and David Nugent, Performance Improvement Analyst in the Value Improvement Office at Keck Medicine of USC.
ACHE Member Communities Can Enhance Experience
We offer four community groups that align with our members’ professional backgrounds and commitment to diversity and inclusion. Members who meet the requirements can join one or more that meet their professional needs and goals. The groups include:
  • Asian Healthcare Leaders Forum
  • LGBTQ Forum
  • Healthcare Consultants Forum
  • Physician Executives Forum
Members can join or renew a membership in one or more of these groups for an annual fee of $100 each, in addition to ACHE membership dues. All benefits are accessible online and include a quarterly newsletter, an exclusive LinkedIn Group and a special designation in ACHE’s online Member Directory.

Board of Governors Exam Fee Waiver
March 1–June 30 The Board of Governors Exam fee waiver provides the opportunity for Members to save $225 when submitting Fellow applications between March 1 and June 30, 2020. Eligible members must submit their completed Fellow application, the $250 application fee and meet all requirements. Pending application approval, ACHE will waive the $225 Board of Governors Exam fee. For questions about the waiver, contact the Customer Service Center at

Ready to take the BOG? Be sure to sign up for our BOG Virtual Study Group. Stay tuned for more information coming soon! 
Hussein Abouelnaga
Ezekieel K. Adu-Gyamfi 
Kathryn C. Allen
Amy Altomare
Sarig Armenian
Kendra Arrieta
Melanie E. Barber
Nathalie Bedolla
Sarkis Bolisajian
E. Ann Lee, FACHE
Joon Y. Lee, MPH
Young Lee
Jennifer Lehmann
Michael Leon
Deb Lewandowski
Ronald Lewis
Aubrey D. Love
Ryan Mancari
Aloke K. Mandal, MD, PhD
John S. McCallum
William McConnell, JD, PhD
Thomas R. Melton, II
Melissa  Mendez
Candis Miller
Joel C. Mitchell, PhD, FACHE
Nicole M. Mitchell
Chinedum Mogbo, MBBS
Adnan Mohsin
Tamara Molidor
Jinhee Nguyen, MSN, RN
Dora L. Noriega, RN
Angela Nwachuku
Jay Orr
Allison Escott
Faye Espiritu
Arshia C. Feeley, MBA
Sedona Frankel
Connor Gahre
Sharon Gattas
Patrick L. Githens
Lisa M. Gonzalez
Morgan Harris
Heidi High
Janet Ioli
Margaret James, MBA, BSN, RN
Alan D. Johns
John P. Joyce, FACHE
Gurjot Kaur
Wren Keber
Taylor Keskin
Nandita Kotwani
Abigail Largaespada
Sherine Lazarow
Wendy F. Edwards, MSN, RN
Erlyana Erlyana, PhD
Hameed Adewole
Celina G. Afenir
Hesham  Alsayyed Ahmad
Lauren Amato
Kayla Armijo
Diana Babayan, MPH
Leang Bauer
Lindsey Bedwell
Suraj N. Bossoondyal, MD
Matt Ostrom
Amanda Pablos
Sam Paikar
Kiara Peregrina
Rosette Perez
Nicholas P. Rizley
Neida C. Rosario
Scott A. Russell, DO
Therese Sage
Gowtami Sall, MBA, MHA
Jenny Santiago
Stephanie Schlosser
Sr. Alice M. Schwieder, FACHE
Tchaka Shepherd, MD
Fateh Sidhu
Brianna M. Simon
Joe Singh, MBA
Agaezi Sonya, DC
Sandy Stein
Jessica Tanamachi, MHA, BSN, RN
Shahriyar Tavakoli, MD
Gaurav Thakral, MD, MHA
Michael Thompson
Chase Uribe
Joshua I. Vergara
Johnny Vo
Peggy Williams
Tyler A. Williams, BS
Isaiah Zirkle
Lt Col Naishadh D. Buch, PharmD, MBA
HM2 Larry C. Cabaong, BS
Capt Floyd Caldwell
Silvano J. Cardenas, MBA
Corey Castillo, EdD
Lisa Chan, DDS
Samantha Chan
Jaskaran Cheema
Lauren G. Cisneros, MPH
Andrew L. Day
De Wayne D. Dela Guerra
Carla Delgado
Danica Dotson
Pamela Duarte, BS
Samuel Eberlein


And congratulations to our new FACHE members!
Justin B. Cooke, FACHE  and Jason Lohr, MD, FACHE
Join a Committee
While we understand as health care professionals you are all extremely busy, especially during this time, we invite you to join one of our committees. Be part of team to launch virtual events and education for members allowing them to continue learning and building connections virtually. For those interested please email 
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Winter 2020

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President’s Message
HCE Receives ACHE Chapter Merit Award
Past Event Recaps

Congratulations new FACHEs
Welcome New Members
Upcoming Events

6 Key Healthcare Trends to Watch in 2018
CIOs Rank Most Overhyped IT Innovations

Check Out ACHE’s Enhanced Executive Coaching Directory
ACHE Senior Executive Program
ACHE Executive Program
Board of Governors Exam Fee Waiver Campaign: March 1–June 30
ACHE’s Leader-to-Leader Program
ACHE Member Communities Enhance Membership Experience
Share Your Professional Announcements
ACHE Call for Nominations for the 2019 Slate
2018 Fund for Healthcare Leadership


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