American College of Healthcare Executives
Summer 2011 Volume 4 (2)
In This Issue

Message From The STC ACHE President
Message from the Regent - Texas Central & South
Healthcare Leadership: Thoughts From My Foxhole
Member and Community Leadership
Recertifying With ACHE This Year?
11 Things to Look for in a Tablet Computer
Ground Broken For New Air Force Surgical Center
CDC & NIH Update Guidelines to Protect Patients From Bloodstream Infections
Partnership For Patients To Improve Care and Lower Costs For Americans
Summer Reading List
Request for Hot Topic eNewletter Articles
Ensure delivery of Chapter E-newsletter (Disclaimer)


Will the July 2011 mandate requiring health care providers associated with Medicare to institute electronic medical record (EMR) impact healthcare delivery and economically penalize private physician providers?

No impact on healthcare delivery or physician provider economics
Yes, a definite impact on health care delivery
Practitioners will continue to practice and Medicare recipients will find qualified healthcare
Do not know


South Texas Chapter Website
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
Jeanette R. Skinner, RN, MBA, FACHE
Greater St Louis Area

Karla Krueger-Strawn, MHA
San Antonio, TX

Vice President
Walt Dannenberg, MHA/MBA
San Antonio, TX

Charles Scott Hughes, MHA/MBA, FACHE
San Antonio, TX

Gennell Kidder, MHA
San Antonio, TX
Message From The STC ACHE President
Karla Krueger-Strawn, MHA

Membership is essential to the success of our Chapter. Membership creates the associations and networking opportunities that are vital to the mission of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), as a professional society for healthcare executives. 

Currently, the STC-ACHE has approximately 735 members. In December of 2010, the STC-ACHE Board of Directors set a goal to increase membership to 850 members by 2012. The Board has begun to implement several initiatives to boost membership, to include: retaining the membership of student associates as they transition to full membership; maintaining involvement of uniformed service members as they move in and out of the South Texas region; and increasing involvement of senior level and c-suite level executives.

Membership is also addressed and recognized at ACHE nationally. Each year at the Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago, the ACHE recognizes Chapters that have delivered high quality services to its membership at the local level. To receive an award, a Chapter must score or reach a certain level on the following performance standards: Education & Networking Performance; Level of Member Satisfaction; Advancement of Eligible Members; and Net Membership Growth. For the past several years, the

STC-ACHE has received an award based on our performance in these areas. The STC-ACHE continues to set Chapter membership as a priority, while at the same time, ensuring meaningful programming and networking opportunities for the membership. This brings about a challenge for the Chapter as we strive to meet the needs and professional goals of members at all levels in their careers. 

I encourage each of you to contact a colleague who is not currently a member of ACHE and invite him/her to our next program or event. Remember, when you join ACHE at a national level, you automatically become a member of a Chapter and are added to our email group for communication.

Come and see what the STC-ACHE Chapter has to offer and help us continue to grow ACHE and this Chapter as a premier professional organization.


Next Article

July 16, 2011
STC-ACHE Summer Satellite Series Educational Program
Via Video-Teleconference, Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital
San Antonio, Texas
Locations: San Antonio, TX, Corpus Christi, TX, Harlingen, TX, McAllen, TX, Austin Tx, Temple Tx, Mexico

August 5, 2011
STC-ACHE Advancement Seminar
San Antonio, Texas

October 28, 2011
STC-ACHE Fall Educational Program 
San Antonio, Texas 

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