Presidents Message

sohl-proclamation-acceptance-with-nick-macchione“SOHL Board Members accepting the Live Well San Diego Partnership Proclamation from the Director of the San Diego County Department of Health and Human Services Agency”Front Row: Nia Price, Nick Macchione, Vicki Shumulinsky, Dasha Dahdouh
Back Row: Johan Otter, Jared Vogt, Shawn Amirhoushmand, Leila Shams


President’s Message: Summer Newsletterv_shumulinsky

In light of the recent unfortunate events of Orlando, FL in June of 2016, I would like us all to reflect on how lucky we all are to have the love of our family and friends, the caring and purposeful industry we work for, and the support we have of our community here in San Diego. These senseless acts of tragedy reminds us how precious every day is and to live your life every day to the fullest, as tomorrow is not guaranteed. The SOHL family’s thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.

As we reach the halfway point of the 2016 year, I’d like to acknowledge some of the phenomenal events that have transpired.

8th Annual Advanced Study Group (ASG) – Congratulations to our 16 member cohort  who completed the 11-session ASG Program. The program’s purpose is to provide ACHE-level study courses, taught by local executives and leaders, to prepare our members for success on the Board of Governors Exam to attain their FACHE. Topics included Finance, Health Technology, Quality and Performance Improvement, Legal, Governance, and more. Thank you Andrea Gonzales and Yameeka Jones for doing a wonderful job co-chairing this program this year. Participants enjoyed the diversity of topics, speakers, and opportunity to practice the test, and many will be taking the BOG exam this summer.

College Bowl – Congratulations to San Diego State University who placed 3rd and National University who placed 4th in the state and region! See Charlie Tran’s article in this newsletter for details.

Resume and Career Development Workshop & Fellowship Panel – Our Career Development team ramped up this year with a helpful workshop for mid-careerists to develop their resume and career planning skills, as well as an exciting Administrative Fellowship panel for students interested in taking this route post-graduation.

Education Events – We had a successful set of events this spring ranging from Disaster Preparedness Panel, Women’s Joint Event with HFMA at a North County Winery, and Population Health Innovations. Thank you to Leila Shams and Jared Vogt for co-chairing this committee and continuously planning our high caliber events with your team of Programs Volunteers. Please let us know if there are any topics or partnerships you’d like to see from us in the future!

Mentor Program – Applications for the June-December Mentoring program were due June 15. We look forward to pairing you with the best mentor or mentee for you and celebrating the learnings from this professional relationship. See our website for more details on this great perk of SOHL membership.

Mark your calendars for the following:

Annual SOHL/HCE Joint Networking Event on July 28 with our sister chapter in Dana Point! Transportation provided, please see to register

SOHL Executive Program Beginning in August of 2016! Limited to 20 attendees and modeled off of the ACHE Executive Program, this program is comprised of interactive sessions with elite senior executive presenters to provide a variety of topics to enhance leadership skills and to help the middle manager become a more successful leader in a senior level position. SOHL program is an investment in you and your organization that takes continuing education to the next level all in your own backyard by proven healthcare leaders. The SOHL Executive Program also offers significant networking opportunities for peer‐to‐peer discussions and with our premier local executive presenters.

SOHL Annual Conference: In The Driver’s Seat: How Patients are Changing the Healthcare Delivery System on October 28. Patients are taking a more hands on role in their health and healthcare organizations are taking notice.  This conference will explore the new models of care that are emerging to supplement and extend more traditional healthcare delivery models and empower patients to be more active in decisions surrounding their care. Join us and up to 200 of your colleagues at our largest event of the year! Registration coming soon.

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

We’d like to continue to support our members and healthcare community. Thanks for attending our events and volunteering with us this first half of the year. If you have questions, suggestions, or comments, please feel free to reach out to myself of the 2016 SOHL Board at any time.

Vicki Shumulinsky, MHA
West Health
SOHL Chapter President


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