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
Ensure delivery of Chapter E-newsletter (Disclaimer)


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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
Mission Trail Baptist Hospital – Built on 108 Years of Trust

Mission Trail Baptist Hospital opened June 27th on the campus of Brooks City-Base and is like no other hospital in San Antonio.

It is an innovative and patient-centered healing environment that brings together state-of-the-art medicine with compassionate, patient-centered care. 

 From all private rooms, to natural light and views and the latest advances in healing technology, Mission Trail Baptist sets a new standard for hospitals in San Antonio and South Texas.

The patient is at the center of every design and operational consideration,says Andy Harris, President of Mission Trail Baptist Hospital. Safety, respect, trust, quality and comfort are some of the words we use to describe the kind of care that we offer patients.

Some of the unique hospital features include:

  • All private patient rooms with access to natural light and views
  • Noise reduction features
  • Flat screen TVs with entertainment, health education and movies on demand
  • Mediation garden
  • Adequate space for families to stay overnight

The new Mission Trail Baptist Hospital offers a full range of health care services including cardiovascular care, mother and baby care, world-renowned minimally invasive surgery, emergency and intensive care, a dialysis unit, orthopedics, urology, vascular and mens health care services.

Mission Trail Baptist Hospital is the first hospital in San Antonio to seek LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Certification. Some of the conservation designs that are built into the hospital include:

  • Six electric car plug ins
  • Use of native vegetation
  • Grey water irrigation
  • Recycling program
  • Use of regional and recycled building materials
  • Highly efficient lighting & water systems
  • Energy efficient design and construction
  • Low Volatile Organic Compounds usage
  • CO2 air quality monitoring
  • Wind power offset purchasing

Mission Trail Physicians Plaza Medical Office Building also opened June 27th, offering space convenient to the hospital for physicians and their patients. It features physician offices, Baptist M&S Imaging, HealthLink Rehabilitation and 2,500 sq. ft. of dedicated education space.

Mission Trail Baptist Hospital is located at 3333 Research Plaza. For more information call 297-7005 or visit

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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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