Collaborative Educational Event with Central Texas Chapter

Registration is now open for our annual collaborative educational event with the Central Texas Chapter!

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

1:15 PM – 2:45 PM                Legalized Possession and Use of Cannabis: A Legal and Ethical Dilemma for Healthcare Organizations  (*ACHE Face to Face Education Credits 1.5 hours)

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM              The Healthcare Executive’s Role in IT Decisions (*ACHE Face to Face Education Credits 1.5 hours) 

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM                Closing Remarks

Location: Texas State University, McCoy School of Business, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666

Visit our Eventbrite site for details and registration!

Fall Education Event & Board Meeting- Leading the Future!

Register now for our Fall Educational Event in San Antonio – 2019 Board Elections will also occur at this time

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

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

1:15 PM – 2:45 PM                The Healthcare Executive’s Role in IT Decisions (*ACHE face to face education 1.5 credit hours pending approval)

Moderator: LCDR Alistair McLean- Defense Health Agency SCAR
Panelist:  LTC Peter Huynh, CIO- Brooke Army Medical Center
Panelist: Roberto Villarreal, MD- Senior Vice President Research & Information Management, UHS
Panelist: Ming Wong- CEO at Institute for Women’s Health

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Leading a Successful Multi-generational Organization  (*ACHE face to face education 1.5 credit hours pending approval)

Moderator: James (Curt) Quick, CDR, USN, COO- Budget Execution Branch, Defense Health Agency
Panelist:  Crystal Kohanke- Group Vice President, Human Resources, CHRISTUS Health
Panelist: LT Niesha Guidry- Project Manager, Defense Health Agency
Panelist: Travis Krug, M.B.A., PHR, SHRM-CP -Director, Human Resources Strategy – Westover Hills

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

Register TODAY at our Eventbrite site !!!

Student & Early Careerist Symposium

Student & Early Careerist Symposium: September 21, 2018

Join us for our annual student-focused event. Due to the success of last year’s event, we are pleased to hold this for the second year at St. Mary’s University.

There are two panels:

1:00 – 2:45pm Strategically Mapping Your Early Career Development – worth 1.5 qualifying education credits

3:00 – 4:45pm Quality Management Systems – worth 1.5 face-to-face education credits

Details can be found on our flyer, and you can register now at our Eventbrite site!

Summer Educational Event- Adapting to Change

Register now for our Summer Educational Event in San Antonio

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

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

1:15 PM – 2:45 PM              Diversity and Inclusion (*ACHE 1.5 face-to-face credit hours pending approval)

Moderator: Ramon Cancino, MD, MSc- Director of the UT Health Physicians Primary Care Center
Panelist:  Brit Peek- HR Manager at Methodist HC Ministries
Panelist: Linda Solis, PhD- Prior Director, Student Diversity, Current Assistant Professor of Applied Humanities
Panelist:  Dr. Roger Enriquez- Associate Professor & Director of the UTSA Policy Studies Center

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Successfully Leading Change in Healthcare Organizations (*ACHE 1.5 face-to-face credit hours pending approval)

Moderator: Michael Nowicki, EdD, FACHE, FHFMA- Professor of Health Administration, Texas State University- San Marcos, ACHE Regent-TX Central and South
Panelist:  Lee McKenna – Vice President, Operations at FetchMD
Panelist: Jeff Wilson- Chief Executive Officer, Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital
Panelist: Tony Sanchez- Vice President for Human Resources, Nix Health System

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

Location: San Antonio Country Club, 4100 N New Braunfels Ave,  San Antonio, TX 78209  

Register TODAY at our Eventbrite site

Healthcare Landscape 2018


South Texas Annual Joint Healthcare Conference- Friday, February 23, 2018

Sponsored by the local affiliates of the:
American College of Healthcare Executives
Healthcare Financial Management Association
Greater San Antonio Healthcare Foundation
St. George Maronite Center, 6070 Babcock Road
        San Antonio, TX 78240 210-696-5937

Register at our Eventbrite site

Flyer HCL 2018

6:45 – 8:00 AM Registration, Networking & Light Breakfast

7:00 – 7:45 Leadership Roundtables – Key Healthcare Issues (Creekside Room – sign in for credit)

  • Value-based Care and Reimbursement Models – David Glazener, CPA, MBA
  • Healthcare Consumerism- Ralph Foster II, MBA
  • Cybersecurity/ Digital and Other Technology Issues – David Tapia, MBA, FACHE, FHIMSS
  • Workforce Issues/ Leader and Clinician Burnout – Lynn Downs, FACHE
  • Continuum of Care Partnerships – Roxanne Rosa, FACHE

7:45 – 8:00 Welcome & Introductions

  • David W. Korn, President, South Texas Chapter – HFMA
  • Roxanne Rosa, FACHE, President, South Texas Chapter – ACHE
  • David Neathery, MHA, Executive Director, GSAHF

8:00 – 9:00 Keynote Address – The Sustainable Partnership: The Basis of Transformation

Nicholas Tejeda, FACHE, CEO of The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus, El Paso

9:00 – 9:10 Break

9:10 – 10:25 AHA / THA Political Update (John Hawkins – AHA – THA)

  • Megan Cundari, Sr Associate Director, Federal Relations, American Hospital Association, Washington DC
  • John Hawkins, Senior Vice President, Advocacy and Public Policy , Texas Hospital Association, Austin
  • George Hernandez, Jr., JD, President and CEO, University Health System

10:25 – 10:35 Stretch Break

10:35 – 11:35 Seeding Innovation with Physicians (Friesen slides)

Carol A. Friesen, FHFMA, VP Health System Services, Bryan Health, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2017-2018 Chair, HFMA

11:35 – 12:35 PM Lunch

12:35– 1:35 Economics Driving Healthcare Reform

Michael Nowicki, EdD, FACHE, FHFMA, Professor of Health Administration, Texas State University – San Marcos and \ ACHE Regent – Texas Central and South

1:35 – 1:45 Stretch Break

1:45 – 3:15 Integrating Acute to Post Acute Care Settings: Where Do We Go From Here? (Panel – Acute to Post Acute Care – PShay)

  • Panel Moderator: Patrick D. Shay, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Care Administration, Trinity University
  • Panelists:
    • Kristen Lowe, MSA, BSN-RN, CCRN-A, Chief Executive Officer, Kindred Hospital Medical Center
    • Wes Fountain, MBA, Chief Financial Officer, Methodist Healthcare System
    • Kathleen Tregear, RN, BSN, MSN, MBA, JD, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa – Westover Hills

3:15 – 3:30 Break

3:30 – 5:00 Technology Innovation Changing the Face of Healthcare Delivery (Panel – Technology Innovation – Jon Larson)

  • Panel Moderator: Jonathan Larson, MD, MBA, Founder and CEO, MedSpoke (Why Innovation in Health Care Is So Hard)
  • Panelists:
    • David Tapia, MBA, FACHE, FHIMSS, Managing Partner, Exegete Healthcare International
    • Yolanda L. Kyle, MBA, Health Systems Specialist, South Texas Veterans Health Care System
    • Jill Vogel, JD, RN, Partner, Kreager Mitchell PLLC, San Antonio
    • LTC Chani A. Cordero, FACHE, CHCIO, PMP, CPHIMS, Chief Information Officer, J-7 Information Technology and Multimedia Branch, Defense Health Agency

5:00 – 5:15 Closing Remarks / Announcements / Special Presentations / Door Prize Drawings – 3 chances for a $50 Visa gift card – Must be present to win!

5:15 – 6:45 Reception


ACHE – Program attendees will be eligible to receive 3.0 ACHE Face-to-Face Education Credit, 5.0 ACHE Qualified Education Credit

HFMA – Attendees can receive up to 8.0 CPE hours toward HFMA advancement and approved by TSBPA through South Texas Chapter HFMA, sponsor #009106. No prerequisites required.

Attorneys – 7.5 hours CLE for attorneys… apply through the San Antonio Bar Association, CLE #: 174002836

Nursing – Methodist Healthcare System is an approved provider of Continuing Education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 16014, for 7.5 contact hours.

Education Event & Final Board Meeting of 2017

Plan for the last Face-to-Face educational opportunity of the year, worth 3 face-to-face credit hours.

Also, this will be our final board meeting of the year, open to all Chapter members.  We will have our elections for the 2018 officers and present our 2017 Chapter Awards.

Fall 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). 

Location: 901 East Sonterra Boulevard, Horizon Room, San Antonio, TX 78258

1:00 PM – 2:45 PM Building the Hospital of Tomorrow: Rehabilitate, Renovate or Replace (*ACHE Face to Face Education Credits 1.5 hours)

Moderator: Michelle Ingram, RN, Chief Quality Officer, University Health System


  • Robert Lenza – CEO, Methodist Children’s Hospital
  • Karen Bryant- VP for Strategy & Business Development, CHRISTUS Health- South Texas Region (Santa Rose and Spohn)
  • Ted Day – Exec VP, Strategic Planning & Business Development, University Health System

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Financial Implications: The Push From Inpatient to Outpatient Care  (*ACHE Face to Face Education Credits 1.5 hrs)

Moderator: Brad Beauvais, PhD, MBA, FACHE –  Assistant Professor, Trinity University


  • Travis Smith – Deputy CFO, University Health System
  • Monica Kapur, MD – CEO, UHS Physician Practice
  • Wes Fountain – CFO, Methodist Healthcare System
REGISTRATION FEES (No Refunds or Cancellations after 11/22/2017) — EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION HERE
                                     Before Nov 10          Nov 10-22            After Nov 22
Member                                 $55                         $60                         $65
Nonmember                         $70                         $75                         $80
Student                                  $30                         $35                         $40

Contact for Information/Cancellations

Paul Heyliger, LTJG, MHA –

Hope to see you there!

2017 Student Symposium

TOPIC 1: Leading a Successful Multi-generational Organization (see #37 for details)- 1.5 type I face-to-face credit hours

Moderator: MG (Ret.) David Rubenstein, FACHE, MMAS, MHA- Associate Professor of Healthcare Administration, Texas State University
Panelist:  Amer Kaissi, Ph.D.- Professor of Health Care Administration, Trinity University
Panelist: Jonathan Larson, MD, MBA- CEO & Founder, MedSpoke, Inc


Theresa Scepanski, Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer – University Health System


Edward Schumacher, Ph.D.- Professor of Health Care Administration, Trinity University

TOPIC #2: New Governmental Focuses on Fraud and Abuse Enforcement (ACHE panel template 52- fraud and abuse) – qualifying credit

Moderator: Rebeca Martinez, JD- Justice for the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
Panelist:  Jay Dewald, JD- Partner, Jackson Walker
Panelist: Sarah Fontenot, BSN, JD, CSP- Adjunct Professor of Health Law, Trinity University
Panelist: Andre Hampton, JD- Professor, St. Mary’s University School of Law
Panelist: Celeste Lira, JD, BSN- Attorney at Brin & Brin, PC

LOCATION: St. Mary’s University School of Law- Sarita Kenedy Law Library (directions can be found here: Directions)


TIME: 11:30am – 5pm

See flyer for details.

Register today at our Eventbrite site!

Attendees: Please see St. Mary’s University Code of Conduct Policy