Summer Educational Event- 3 Type I Face-to-Face Credit Hours

Summer Education Chapter event. This event is open to all those in Healthcare Administration interested in these topics and in professional networking (both members and non-members of ACHE).

Army Residence Community- Auditorium – Lakeside  

7400 Crestway Dr, San Antonio, TX 78239

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM               Registration / Networking / Lunch

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM              Welcome & Introductions

1:00 PM – 2:45 PM   Diversity in Healthcare Management  (*ACHE Face to Face Education Credits 1.5 hours)

Moderator: Leni Kirkman, Senior Vice President, Strategic Communications & Patient Relations, University Health System
Panelist: Travis Krug, Director of Human Resourses/ Strategy, Christus Santa Rosa
Panelist: Theresa Scepanski, Senior Vice President/ Chief Administrative Officer Organizational  Development,  University Health System


Ann Winn, RN FACHE, Chief Nursing Officer, Northeast Methodist Hospital

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM   Leading a Successful Multigenerational Organization   (*ACHE Face to Face Education Credits 1.5 hrs)

Moderator: Mary Ann Weidner, Director of Quality, University Health System
Panelist: JP Bartonico, Chief Operations Officer, Methodist Healthcare System
Panelist: Jonathan Larson, MD, MBA, Founder & CEO, Medspoke Inc.
Panelist: Christopher Bowe, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer, Christus Santa Rosa- Westover Hills


(No Refunds or Cancellations after 6/10/2017)

May 5 – May 21         May 22- June 5        June 6 – June 15

Member                                 $55                         $60                         $65

Nonmember                         $70                         $75                         $80

Student                                  $30                         $35                         $40

Contact for Information/Cancellations

Mary Anne Weidner, MHA:

Register on our Eventbrite page!

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Spring Educational Event- 3 Type I Face-to-Face Credit Hours

This event is open to all those in Healthcare Administration interested in these topics and in professional networking (both members and non-members of ACHE).


11:30AM – 1:00PM: Registration / Networking / Lunch

1:00PM – 1:15PM: Welcome & Introductions

Event Topics:

1:00PM – 2:45PM: The Impact of the ACA: How Readmission Penalties Will Affect the Healthcare Executive’s Mission (See #64 for description)- 1.5 type I face-to-face credits.

  • MODERATOR: M. Hunter Perry, MHA/ED, NHCE-C: Regional Director, Transitional Care Management
  • PANELIST: Kenyatta Lee, MD: Chief Quality Officer, University of Texas San Antonio
  • PANELIST: Dana Kellis, MD, PhD, MBA: Regional Chief Medical Officer, Baptist Health System

3:00PM – 4:00PM: Aligning Evidence-Based Design and Evidence-Based Medicine to Design a More Efficient and Higher Quality Patient-Centered Healthcare Delivery Model (see #67 for description)- 1.5 type I face-to-face credits,

  • MODERATOR: Michelle Ingram, RN: Vice President/Chief Quality Officer, University Healthcare System
  • PANELIST: Emily Volk, MD, MBAFCAP: Chief Quality Officer, Baptist Healthcare System
  • PANELIST: Roxanne Rosa, MHA, FACHE: Executive Director, Call Center, Referral Management, Ambulatory Services
  • PANELIST: Mary Ann Ursua Wilkins, FACHE: Director of Family Practice, CHRISTUS

4:00 – 4:30PM: Questions / Closing Remarks

Go to our Eventbrite for registration!

REGISTRATION FEES** This event was previously scheduled on April 28– see Eventbrite for up-to-date pricing**

March 22-April 3  //  April 4-April 14  // April 15-April 28

Member $55 // $60  // $65

Nonmember $70  // $75  // $80

Student $30  // $35  // $40

Contact for Information/Cancellations:

Mary Anne Weidner, MHA

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Healthcare Landscape 2017

“The Challenge of Change”

The premier event for healthcare administrators, this annual one-day conference is a “must attend”! It is offered by the South Texas Chapters of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), and the Greater San Antonio Healthcare Foundation (GSAHF).

Continuing education credits will also be available for nursing and legal disciplines. [ACHE 3.0 Face-to-face, 5.0 Qualified Education; HFMA up to 9.0 CPE hours; nursing 7.5 CNE; attorneys 1.5 hours CLE – apply at ]

Speaker bios and presentation materials will be posted at for downloading prior to the conference. Use of a personal hotspot might facilitate your onsite connectivity.

A $50 late registration fee will apply after February 20. Cancellations must be made by Wednesday, February 22 to receive an 80% refund of your registration fee. Advance notice of substitute attendees will be greatly appreciated. NO REFUNDS for cancellations after 5:00 pm February 22.

Questions? Contact Linda Dunahoo at 512-926-6504 or .

Friday, February 24, 2017 St. George Maronite Center, San Antonio, Texas

Elf Louise volunteer event

The Philanthropy and Community Relations Committee would like to invite you to join us for a community volunteer opportunity. Our Chapter will be working with the Elf Louise Christmas Project on December 10, 2016 from 08:00 am. – 1:00 pm. We will be helping assemble Santa suits and assisting with toy runs. Minimum age required is 12. All volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes (no sandals or flip flops) and dress comfortably, but appropriately. We can take up to 18 volunteers for this opportunity, first come, first signed up. Sign up at our Eventbrite!

Questions may be directed to Don Brocker,  210-221-2876.

Assignments are available in 1 hour increments.

President’s Blog: Communication for Change

November 9, 2016: Well, that was quite an election cycle with shocking results for many.  So, where do we go from here?  How do we take what has been a divisive environment and unify a country to set sights on a clear vision for the future?  Or can we?  Are we talking transformation here or will it be business as usual? [Read the entire blog post here]

2016 Fall Collaborative Event (with Central Texas Chapter)

Please see the flyer below for details of this event.  Register at this link


Fall Collaborative Friday, November 4, 2016 Texas State University McCoy College of Business, Room #233

3.0 Face-To-Face ACHE Education Credits

1:00 PM-1:15 PM  Welcome (Cristian Lieneck, Associate Professor, Texas State University School of Health Administration)  Introductory Remarks (CT and ST-ACHE Chapter Leadership)

1:15 PM-2:45 PM PANEL #1 – Ethical Challenges in Healthcare Leadership Ethical challenges arise in all aspects of healthcare and service, from the bedside to the boardroom. Hospital leaders and boards set the ethical compass of the organization by making decisions about priorities, policies and resource allocation as they determine the best ways to meet the needs of their communities, while respecting their staff and the populations they serve. Understanding the expanding paradigm of planning, creating and maintaining an ethical healthcare organization is crucial to help identify strategies for implementing ethics initiatives within your own organization. Healthcare leaders must “walk the talk” and demonstrate their commitment to ethics throughout their organization. Moderator: Eileen Morrison, MPH, EdD, Professor, TX State School of Health Administration Panelists: Perry Ann Reed, MBA, Director, Ethics and Palliative Care, Texas Children’s Hospital Dawn Seery, D.Be, MA, RN, Director of Ethics Integration, Ascension Texas Courtenay R. Bruce, JD, MA, Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

2:45PM-3:00PM Break (light refreshments provided)

3:00 PM-4:30PM PANEL #2 – Creating a Committed Workforce Health care leaders need to adopt a change in beliefs and organizational practice to regain a focus on safety, quality, service, and financial performance objectives to ultimately achieve sustainable excellence. Discussion includes the importance of one’s perceptions, beliefs and individual leader behavior, new research on the science of change and adaptive human behavior, key elements of employee engagement, and the imperative to redesign the current health care organizational model to focus on the key elements of performance competitive advantage – self-awareness, collaboration, and connection. Moderator: Patrick D. Shay, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Trinity University Panelists: Michael Roussos, Hospital Administrator, University Health System Barry Burns, Vice President of HR, Methodist Healthcare System LTC David Parker, FACHE, COO, BrookeArmy Medical Center

4:30 PM Closing remarks – CT/ST ACHE chapter leadership

5:00 PM-7:30PM Networking reception at Salt Grass Steakhouse 221 E. Sessom Drive, San Marcos, TX, 78666

President’s Blog Post: Experience versus Satisfaction

I’ve read a few articles recently that talked about patient experience versus patient satisfaction and how we need to change our survey methods to match and trend those qualities in health care.  Are we splitting hairs here?  In one of the articles, it breaks down in two columns the alleged difference between the two.  I ponder whether or not the patient distinguishes between satisfaction and experience… [read the rest of the blog here]

Fall 2016 Education Chapter Event

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM               Registration / Networking / Lunch

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM                Welcome & Introductions

1:15 PM – 2:45 PM   Fostering Inclusion of LGBT Patients and Employees (*ACHE Face to Face Education Credits 1.5 hours)

Moderator: Missam Merchant, Director of Nursing, BSN, RN, RN-BC, NE-BC, Metropolitan Methodist Hospital

Panelist: Christopher Armijo, Integrated Healthforce Protection, U.S. Army

Panelist: Naomi Brown, LCSW-Vice Chair, San Antonio Pride Association

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM BREAK

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM     Health Information Exchange: Implementation in the  Real World (*ACHE Face to Face Education Credits 1.5 hrs)

Moderator: Bill Phillips, CIO, University Health System

Panelist: Kimberly Harris, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Healthcare Access San Antonio

Panelist: George Hooch, CEO, Texas Health Services Authority

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Questions / Closing Remarks

Review our Eventbrite for registration!

Fall Student & Early Careerist Education Chapter Symposium

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM          Registration / Networking / Lunch Provided

12:00 PM – 12:15 PM          Welcome & Introductions:  George Thomas, Director of  Student Affairs, STC-ACHE

12:15 PM – 1:45 PM          Developing High Performance Teams (*ACHE Category 1, 1.5 Credits)

Moderator: Barry Burns, VP Human Resources, Methodist Healthcare System

Panelist: Ernesto Gomez, PhD, President & CEO Centro-Med Health Center

Panelist: Kevin C. Moriarty, President & CEO Methodist Healthcare Ministries 

Panelist: Eric Cooper, President & CEO San Antonio Food Bank

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM      Break

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM        Career Positioning:  Strategically Mapping Your Early Career  Development  (*ACHE Category 2, 1.5 Credits)

Moderator: John Hornbeak, LFACHE, Trinity University

Panelist: Cary Fox, Executive Director, Population Health, Christus Health

Panelist: Wes Fountain, CPA, CFO Methodist Healthcare Ministries

Panelist: Paul Nguyen, MBA, President & CEO Communicare Health Center

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM          Questions / Closing Remarks / Adjourn              

Contact for Information / Cancellations:

Register at our Eventbrite site

President’s Blog Post: VIP Health Care

I read an article recently entitled, “VIP Syndrome can be a risk in caring for stars.”  It talked about the death of Prince and Michael Jackson, and how special medical care put them in a position to depend on treatment that was considered outside the standard of care and dangerous.  Most had to do with the treatment of pain, but it mostly concerned the prescribing and delivery of pain medication such as fentanyl, and the anesthetic propofol, used in Michael Jackson’s case to ease his pain and help him sleep. [Read the full blog post here]