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

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

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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:

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STC-ACHE Summer 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 Developing High Performance Teams (*ACHE Face to Face Education Credits 1.5 hours)

Moderator: Heather Anderson, Vice President of Quality and Performance Management, Baptist Health System

Panelist: Brian Gibson, Director, Ambulatory Call Center University Health System

Panelist: Karen Bryant, Vice President, Surgery Service Line, Methodist Healthcare System

Panelist: Travis Krug, Director, HR Strategy, Christus Health


3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Employing Social Media to Build Customer Satisfaction and community Outreach (*ACHE Face to Face Education Credits 1.5 hrs)

Moderator: Leni Kirkman, Vice President of Strategic Communication and Marketing, University Health System

Panelist: Major Michael Damon King, MBA, FACHE, Vice President of Information Management and Systems, Medical Education and Training Campus

Panelist: David Tapia , MBA, FACHE, FHIMMS, Managing Partner, Convergence Health Solutions, LLC

Panelist: Angel Martinez, Director of Scouting Relations and Communications (Chief Story Teller/PR Director), Boy Scouts of America

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


Contact for Information/Cancellations: Roxanne Rosa, MHA, FACHE,