American College of Healthcare Executives
Summer 2009 Volume 2 (2)
In This Issue

Message From The STC ACHE President
Messsage From The Regent
South Texas Chapter Innovation Grant
Member and Community Leadership
Baptist Health System Chosen to Test New Health Care Approach
Remington Medical Resort-San Antonio a First in the Nation
Methodist Stone Oak Opens as Accredited Hispanic Healthcare Hospital
First Class of Nurses Receives Associates Degree
Methodist Stone Oak Hospital Captures Birth Day
Global Health Care Issues
The Alamo Area Academies
FDA News Release
Request for Hot Topic eNewletter Articles
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American College of Healthcare Executives
Texas Hospital Association
San Antonio Metropolitan Health District
Tricare Regional Office South TROS
Humana Military Healthcare Service Tricare South
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Integrative Center for Homeland Security
South Texas Regional Advisory Council for Trauma
National Cancer Institute
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Chapter Officers

Immediate Past President
Gary J. Meyn, MA, FACHE
San Antonio, TX

Joyce G. Brown, FACHE
San Antonio, TX

Vice President
Jeanette R. Skinner, FACHE
San Antonio, TX

Michael P. Griffin, FACHE
San Antonio, TX

Karla Krueger
San Antonio, TX

South Texas Chapter Innovation Grant
Gary J. Meyn, MA, FACHE

The South Texas Chapter (STC) was one of eight ACHE chapters to receive a grant for Chapter Innovation. This grant will allow the STC to develop and implement video conferencing capabilities to broadcast educational programs to our Local Program Councils (LPC) in the Coastal Bend and Rio Grande Valley. The goal of this conferencing capability is to empower members in these locations to become more involved in the STC, as well as making ACHE credits more accessible.

The first video conference program is scheduled for Saturday July 25th from 7:30 AM to noon. The program selected for this inaugural program includes two panel discussions.  Panel topics include:“Pandemic Influenza: Preparing Your Healthcare Organization” and “Cultural and Language Challenges of Diverse Patient Populations”. The STC has requested ACHE Category I credit approval for both panels, which is currently unprecedented for a Chapter Educational Program.

The moderator of the pandemic influenza panel will be Jan Patterson, MD, FACP, FIDSA, CPE, Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases & Pathology; Director, Center for Patient Safety & Health Policy, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and Chief, Medical Service, South Texas Veterans Healthcare System. The moderator for the diversity panel will be Enrique Ruelas Barajas, MD, Undersecretary, Innovation and Quality Ministry of Health, Mexico. Panelist include faculty from San Antonio, Coastal Bend and Valley LPCs and Mexico.

Faculty and attendees will have the ability to ask questions and actively participate in the program from each of the participating sites. Currently we have five sites proposed within South Texas to include San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Harlingen, McAllen & Laredo, as well as participants from collegues in Mexico at the Universidad Anáhuac in Mexico City, University of Monterrey and Guadalajara University.

We encourage you to invite your non-ACHE member colleagues to attend and learn about the benefits of ACHE and our Chapter. Watch for periodic updates on this ground breaking educational opportunity at the STC website


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STC-ACHE Summer Education Program
South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, TX 


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