American College of Healthcare Executives
Fall 2011 Volume 4 (3)
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
Mission Trail Baptist Hospital – Built on 108 Years of Trust
ACHE: For Leaders Who Care…..But Do They?
Home Health Referral Physician Marketing
Report Examines Lower Body Blast Injuries
Mall Sets Sights on South Texas Healthcare Clinics
ACHE Continuing Education At Your Convience
Request for Hot Topic eNewletter Articles
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Texas ranks 47th of 50 states in supply of primary care doctors. Do you think nurse practitioners (NPs) could provide the growing gap as primary care providers?

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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
Member and Community Leadership
Time and Passion To Make a Difference

Major General David A. Rubenstein, FACHE, Commanding General Army Medical Department Center & School and Chief, Medical Service Corps, AMEDD Center & School, Ft Sam Houston, TX, welcomed the San Antonio Greater Chamber of Commerce, Military Affairs and BioScience & Healthcare Committees to observe a live combat patrol demonstration and gave a command briefing on AMEDD readiness and operational environment of the Medical Education & Training Campus (METC).

Jane Murphy is now President and CEO, St Joseph's General Hospital, Corpus Christi, TX.

William D. (Bill) Rasco, FACHE, Col, USAF, MSC (ret), is Member Relations Consultant, Federal Health Care Sector, American Hospital Association, Chicago, IL.

Major General David A. Rubenstein, FACHE, Commanding General Army Medical Department Center & School and Chief Medical Service Corps; Col Josef H. Moore, PT, PHD, SCS, ATC, Dean Graduate School, Academy of Health Sciences; and Maj Forest Kim, PhD, Associate Dean for Research, presided over the AMEDDC&S, Academy of Health Sciences Graduate School 1st Annual Research Day.  Awards were sponsored by the Army-Baylor Alumni Association.

Teresa Diane Boyd, DO, Deputy Chief of Staff, Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital,  San Antonio, TX, moderated the STC-ACHE Summer Educational Seminar panel "Organizational Transition Toward Prevention." Panelists included: Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC; George C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP, Executive Director American Public Health Association, Washington, DC; Edward H. Lamb, FACHE, President & CEO Doctors Regional-CC Medical Center, Corpus, Christi, TX; M. Danet Lapiz Blumn, PhD, Assistant Professor Department of Chronic Care, School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio, TX; Peter Wald, MD, VP and Enterprise Medical Director, United Services Automobile Association, San Antonio, TX; and Horacio Garza Ghio, MD, Director, Hospital Christus Mugerza, Monterrey, Mexico.

Thomas R, Miller, PhD, MBA, Carpenter Chair Health Care Policy, Scott & White, Temple, TX, moderated the STC ACHE Summer Educational Seminar panel "Becoming an Accountable Care Organization." Panelists included: Brent Hardaway, Vice President Premier, Inc, Austin, TX; J. James Rohack, MD, Director Center for Healthcare Policy, Scott & White, Temple, TX; Eric S. Weaver, MHA, FACHE, Administrator Austin Sports Medicine, Austin, TX; Christian Lieneck, PhD, MHA, FACMPE, FACHE, FAHM, Assistant Professor School of Health Administration, Texas State University; and Lillian Timon, Director of Managed Services Organization Seton Healthcare Family, Austin, TX.    

Clay Howell, accepted a position as Director, Major Gifts, American Red Cross, San Antonio, TX.

Karen A. Stiefel, PhD, FACHE, Dean, Baptist Health System School of Health Professions, highly recommends Unbroken by Laura Hillebrand, the story of Louis Zamperini, 1936 Olympic runner and World War II Veteran. 

Harry Smith, FACHE, serves at the Executive Director of the Greater San Antonio Healthcare Foundation.  The Healthcare Foundation, formed in 1996 under the auspices of the Greater San Antonio Hospital Council extended its role in serving the community in areas dealing with healthcare workforce issues.

Gennell Kidder, LT, MSC, USN, has been promoted to Deputy Comptroller, US Naval Hospital Okinawa (USNHO).

Mary Beth Fisk was appointed President & CEO, South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC); and Linda Myers was promoted to President & COO, QualTex Laboratories, a center affiliate that provides blood and plasma testing services. 

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October 28, 2011

STC-ACHE Fall Educational Program

Video Conference Satellite Series 

  • Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital, San Antonio, TX

  • Corpus Christi VA Outpatient Clinic, Corpus Christi, TX

  • South Texas VA Health Care Center at Harlingen, Harlingen, TX

  • McAllen Va Outpatient Clinic, McAllen, TX

  • Universidat de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico

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