President’s Message

Winter Newsletter 2016v_shumulinsky

Dear Colleagues,

The holiday season is upon us! Whether you plan to take a nice trip this winter or spend a relaxing time at home with family, this is the best time of year to look back on your accomplishments.

With that said, what an amazing year in our industry and here at the San Diego Organization of Healthcare Leaders! I’ve been honored to have served as Chapter President this year, working with our phenomenal board and meeting so many of you, our amazing San Diego members. I feel truly blessed to have Nia Price of UC San Diego Student Health take the reigns as the 2017 Chapter President, who I know will help to make the best decisions for the Chapter and catapult SOHL to the next level!

Also, congratulations to those of you slated for the 2017 SOHL Board (please see 2017 Board Slate feature that follows in this newsletter). We look forward to another year of great events and programs, brought to you by these hard working volunteers. If you are interested in serving on one of our many committees to boost your leadership skills, give back to your profession, or for a networking opportunity, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Pamela Brewer, of Kaiser at to be matched based on your preference or your skills.

A final congratulations to our newly appointed Southern California Regent, Ellen Zaman, FACHE of CHLA. We look forward to working with her over the next few years.

Looking back on our organization for 2016, a few major milestones and new endeavors to note:

We had over 1100 people attend our 15+ events and programs this year
We had our first ever California Chapter reception at ACHE Congress
SOHL Achieved 4.26 out of 5 for our member satisfaction score, allowing us to meet one of our National goals
ACHE Chairman Ed Lamb joined us at our HCE/SOHL Joint Networking Event this year
Held another successful year of ASG and Executive Programs
We had a great event out in Imperial County and increased our membership in that region
We provided 12 Face to Face credit opportunities this year
SOHL became a Live Well San Diego partner
We had over 160 attendees at our SOHL 8th Annual Conference back in October. Thank you all who joined us for a riveting conversation about Consumer Driven Healthcare!
SOHL had developed its second 3-year plan. If any members are interested in seeing a copy, please contact myself or Nia Price, President in 2017.
Stay tuned for our first event of the year, the annual Member Appreciation (free!) event, where you can meet new folks in the Chapter or bring colleagues who might be interested in learning more about ACHE or SOHL. This event will take place on January 26th, at Soda and Swine, Liberty Station. See you there!

We will also be holding a Tour and CEO Rounds Event at UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center (please see this quarter’s Facility Spotlight article) early next year, and you’ll also get the opportunity to tour a Military amphibious Medical Facility in Q1 of next year as well.

Please keep up to date with our SOHL app (Search SOHL in the App Store) and on Facebook and LinkedIn SOHL pages, as well as our website We also send out weekly emails, so make sure you get those Constant Contact emails out of your spam box if you have not been receiving them!

Thanks again for your engagement, your ideas, and your commitment to ACHE and your profession this year.

See you in 2017!

Vicki Shumulinsky, MHA
West Health
SOHL Chapter President


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