Networking Event- Nexus

Upcoming Networking Event at Geekdom Event Centre (131 Soledad Street, San Antonio, TX 78205)


New members of the Health Cell and STC-ACHE are encouraged to attend.  Please feel free to share this with your friends, peers and colleague.  Each month, we have a limit of 60 seats.  

Join us each month as we gather to discuss relevant topics across multiple industries.  The first hour is dedicated to open dialogue led by a two-person panel followed by a new twist on networking.  Registration is limited. 

Our goal is to create dialogue, friendship and collaboration outside of our silos.  Each attendee will have an opportunity to make a new connection. 

Nexus is made possible by the collaboration and support of The Health Cell ( and the South Texas Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (


MARCH 20, 2018 — KickOff Event: HealthTech Boot Camp

The HealthTech Bootcamp is a 3-day weekend event to develop your idea for a HealthTech Startup, a company that uses digital technology to improve health. Pitch your idea, gather a team, and work with the support of expert mentors to move your idea from vision into reality.  The event culminates in a pitch competition with judges from across the health and technology sectors and the opportunity to win prizes!

Register at our Eventbrite site

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!

Fall Collaborative Educational Event with Central Texas Chapter

Central & South Texas Chapters’ Fall Collaborative Event

Friday, November 3, 2017

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- Integrating the Principles of Patient-Centered Care

Patient-Centered Care (PCC) has emerged as a way for healthcare organizations to achieve better quality and lower costs. This approach considers the patients’ cultural traditions, their personal preferences and values, their family situations, and their lifestyles. It makes the patient and their loved ones an integral part of the care team who collaborate with healthcare professionals in making clinical decisions and ensures that transitions between providers, departments and health care settings are respectful, coordinated and efficient. When care is patient centered, unneeded and unwanted services can be reduced. A truly patient-centered health care system may provide higher quality healthcare, improve patients’ experiences and increase efficiency.

Moderator:  Karen Kendrick, RN, MSN, Director of Clinical Initiatives, Texas Hospital Association Foundation


  • Christopher L. Pate, PhD MPA CQIA, Director of Quality and Performance Improvement, CommUnity Care
  • Celina Padilla, BSN, RN, Division Director of Quality Mgmt, St. David’s
  • Elsie Graves, VP and Chief Nursing Officer, Central Texas Medical Center
  • Kim Miller, RN, MBA, Chief Quality Officer, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa      

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

3:00 PM-4:30PM           PANEL #2 – Leading a Successful Multi-Generational Workforce

In today’s complex healthcare environment, a multigenerational workforce presents unfamiliar terrain for healthcare leaders. As a result conflicts may develop in healthcare organizations due to the generational differences in core values and work-related issues. Other factors include economic and political differences, size of each generation’s population, the transition of younger generations to leadership roles and social influences of the generational periods. This combination of factors results in further conflict among healthcare employees. Healthcare executives must take proactive steps to create cohesion across generational segments.

Moderator: Angela Jaco, MHA, MBA, FACHE, CEO, Hamlin Health Memorial Hospital


  • Tony Sanchez, VP for Human Resources, Nix Health System
  • Tommye Austin, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, Sr. Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive, University Health System
  • David Parker, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer, Brooke Army Medical Center

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

5:00 PM-7:30PM   Networking reception at Salt Grass Steakhouse

Registration can be found on this Eventbrite site for both STC and Central Texas.

For directions and more information, please check out our ACHE 11 03 17 Fall Collaborative Flyer!

Membership/Networking/Qualifying Education Event

This event is open to all those in Healthcare Administration interested in learning about membership with ACHE and professional networking (both members and non-members of ACHE). 

Membership/Networking/Qualified Education Event: Healthcare Executive Career Management in a Web 2.0 Era (Qualifying Education)

The growth of social networking Web sites has been rapid both in their extent of use and in their transformation from informal socializing into media integral to career management. However, healthcare executives must understand that employing social networking media offers advantages and disadvantages. The purpose of this template is to assist chapters in planning a concise panel presentation that exposes participants to how individuals, employers and executive recruiters are integrating the power of social networking in an employment market that has become unprecedentedly demanding. This program examines the current and emerging employment market for healthcare executives from the organization’s and the job seeker’s viewpoints. The session will also explore how Web 2.0 social networking strategies, tactics and tools offer career management opportunities and challenges.

Registration can be found at our Eventbrite site!

Registration Fees: None! This is a no cost event. All members are encouraged to bring a friend or two.