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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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

First Class of Nurses Receives Associates Degree
Baptist Health System School of Health Professions has moved from Nursing Diploma Program to An Associate Degree Program

May 7, 2009 marked the beginning of a new era in the 105-year history of the Baptist Health System nursing education program. On that day, 72 nursing students became the first in their school to receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing, rather than the nursing diploma that had previously been granted. 

Earlier this year, Baptist Health System School of Health Professions received full approval from all six required regulatory agencies to confer the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing, moving the Department of Professional Nursing (DPN) from a diploma program to an associate degree program. 

The School, founded in 1903, had offered the oldest hospital-based diploma nursing program in continuous existence in Texas.  Karen A. Stiefel, PhD, FACHE, Chief Learning Officer & Dean, School of Health Professions noted that school leaders have pursued the goal of an earned degree for its nursing graduates in recent years in order to make its graduates more competitive.

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