|Chris Whybrew, President|
Dear SHE Members,
I would like to begin this quarter’s President’s
letter by recognizing our new board members.
SHE is pleased to announce the following new Board members who joined
the Board in June.
- Gordon Butler, MBA, RN, Director of Surgical
Services at McBride Orthopedic Hospital.
Gordon initially began volunteering with SHE’s Education and
Networking committee. He has been a
nurse for roughly seven years and has been in the healthcare industry for
nine years. He has an undergraduate degree in Nursing and a Masters in
Business Administration from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas.
He has been a phlebotomist, scrub tech, circulator, supervisor, manager
and now the Director of Surgical Services at McBride Orthopedic Hospital.
He is passionate about ensuring that his patients receive the best
experience and is extremely motivated to help push the state of Oklahoma's
healthcare ranking in the right direction.
- Mark Galiart, MS, FACHE, CEO of McBride Orthopedic
Hospital. Mark Galliart has served
as CEO for McBride Orthopedic Hospital and Clinic since June 2009. He is a
native Oklahoman, growing up in Oklahoma City, graduating from Putnam City
North High School. Mr. Galliart obtained his a Bachelor’s Degree in
Radiological Technology-Nuclear Medicine from the University of Oklahoma
Health Sciences Center and his Master’s of Science degree with an emphasis
in Healthcare Administration from Oklahoma State University. Before
joining McBride Orthopedic Hospital, Mr. Galliart served as Vice President
of Business Development at Stillwater Medical Center in Stillwater
Oklahoma. At Stillwater Medical Center he was responsible for all
physician clinics, physician recruitment/relations, hospital/physician
joint venture development, outpatient operations and strategic planning.
- David Argueta, MBA, FACHE, Chief Administrative
Officer of Mercy, OKC. David joined the Mercy community in 2017 and came
from The Woodlands, Texas, where he served as the President of CHI St. Luke’s
Health – The Woodlands, Lakeside and Springwoods Village Hospitals. He is a native of Texas and a graduate
of Baylor University. He completed his graduate school training at the
Baylor University Robbins Institute for Health Policy and Leadership in Waco,
Texas with a Master’s of Business Administration - Health Care
Passionate about healthcare policy and education, David serves on a
number of healthcare and community boards.
He serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Baylor University
Robbins Institute for Health Policy and Leadership. He is also an active board member of
Allied Arts and the American Heart Association – Oklahoma City. David is also a recent alumnus of the
Leadership Oklahoma City – Signature Class 37.
- Jeramy Blackmon, MHA, Executive Assistant to the
Chief of Staff and Health System Specialist, VA Health System, OKC. Jeramy Blackmon is a mid-careerist
currently serving as the administrator for medical operations at the
Oklahoma City VA Health Care System. He focuses most of his time on
developing others through his understanding of servant leadership and has
a wide array of experience in medical and surgical administration. Jeramy
graduated from Texas Woman’s University and started his administrative
career in Houston Texas as an Administrative Fellow with the Houston
VA. Jeramy Blackmon has a clear
understanding of process improvement and employee engagement. He enjoys
implementing Studer, Lean, and Disney methodologies and educates others to
use leadership principles to facilitate change. Jeramy is an eagle scout
and served in the US Army.
- Joey Mankin, MS, MBA, FACHE, Executive Director,
Supply Chain, Mercy/ROi. Joe is an
accomplished Board Certified Healthcare Executive with more than two decades
of operational experience combining training/education and business
management expertise to integrate organizational vision into business
plans, and deliver the solutions and support needed to improve processes
and boost market growth and business profitability. He is an exceptional
leader and communicator with track record of leading and cultivating teams
prepared to exceed expectations, and building professional, long-term
relationships with key accounts and stakeholders. Joe also serves as an Adjunct Professor
for the University of Oklahoma Price College of Business and Gene Rainbolt
Graduate School of Business.
We are very blessed to have these new members join
our Board. We have one Board seat that
remains open. If you are interested,
please email your resume and letter of interest to myself at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are particularly interested in leaders in
the Tulsa area or those that serve in rural Oklahoma.
2019 is a little more than halfway over, and SHE
continues to add member activities in addition to our annual education
events. Please save September 26th
on your calendars. SHE will return to
Plano, TX for our second Multi-Chapter Leadership Education Summit. We will return to Baylor Scott and White’s
state of the art Heart Hospital-Plano.
It is a beautiful facility, less than two years old.
This year’s panel discussions will be:
Management – Walking the Public Reporting Systems Minefield
Safety – Leading a Culture of Safety: a Blue Print for Success, Lead and
Reward a Just Culture and Establish Organizational Behavior Expectations.
- Leadership –
Strategies to Create Meaningful Executive Alignment with Physicains and
Organizational Financial Goals
- Law/Regulatory –
Stark Implications and Other Concerns in the Changing Sphere of Physician
Owned Medical Office Buildings
You will receive 6 Face to Face education credit
hours towards your board certification/re-certification exam. I believe you will find these topics to be
very informative and useful.
The Multi-Chapter Education Summit is an excellent
opportunity to meet and network with your fellow ACHE members, and professional
colleagues, south of the Red River.
Besides, if you get bored talking about business, you can always discuss
OU or OSU football. The event is
co-sponsored by Sooner Healthcare Executives, ACHE of North Texas (DFW), East
Texas ACHE Forum, and Texas Midwest Healthcare Executives.
Registration details will be published as soon as ACHE provides final approval
on the education sessions.
If you haven’t noticed, our new Education and
Networking Committee is ramping up our activities. We recently had a highly successful
networking event in June, which was very well attended. On August 1st, we had a networking
event in Tulsa at the Tulsa Country Club, and a social event at the OKC Museum
of Art on August 15th.
You will recall in my last letter that I encouraged
you to join the Board members by volunteering on SHE committees. We had a very nice response and are enjoying
getting to know the members who have joined our Marketing and Communications
Committee chaired by Alicia McAlpin, and our Education and Networking Committee
chaired by Rizan Mohsin. We still have
plenty of opportunities to join committees.
Here are several ideas for you to consider.
- Committee Membership – SHE is now establishing
a Membership Committee. The purpose
of the Membership Committee will be to a) encourage membership in ACHE and
SHE, and b) assist new ACHE/SHE members in getting oriented to SHE
activities, events, and resources.
If you are interested in participating in the Membership Committee,
please contact me at email@example.com.
Also, you’ll recall that SHE has
established a Marketing/Communications Committee led by Alicia McAlpin. Alicia is a very experienced Marketer and
would welcome individuals who have a passion for print/direct mail and social
media marketing. Please contact Alicia
at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a desire to work with vendors who
sponsor SHE, we have opportunities for you too.
- Local Planning Councils – This year, the SHE board
decided to organize LPCs focused on Military/Veterans and Indian Health
Services because education and networking among these two industry
segments were unique compared to private for-profit/not-for-profit
segments. SHE is also interested in
geographic LPCs that have a better opportunity to support networking in
specific regions of OK. If you have
a desire to coordinate an LPC, please let us know.
- Mentoring – As you can tell we have a number of
early careerists who have finished, or will be finishing, their education
and are starting their careers. As
mentioned above, they are no different than us senior leaders, when we
started our careers, looking for opportunities to connect with senior
leaders. If you have an interest in
guiding and mentoring young careerists, please let me know.
- Physician Leadership Group – this year Dr. Marty
Lofgren established a new, informal, physician group that connects monthly
via telephone to discuss matters specific to physician leaders. This group is specifically for physician
leaders who serve in Medical Directorships, Medical Staff elected
leadership positions, or VP of Medical Affairs/CMO roles. Physicians do not have to be a
member of ACHE to join. All you
need to do is contact Dr. Marty Lofgren at email@example.com. CEO’s, please spread the word to your
If you want to participate, but none of the above resonates
with you, please contact me directly and let’s discuss your interests. We can find opportunities that match your
passion with SHE’s mission to provide professional education and networking
opportunities to ACHE members in Oklahoma.
Again, thank you for your membership in ACHE and
SHE and thank you for your service to our communities, and our State, no matter
what role you serve in. Without you the
mission of healing lives would not be possible.
Yours in service,
Chris Whybrew, FACHE