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Local Program Councils (LPCs) and where are they in the STC-ACHE area?
|STC-ACHE Local Program Councils|
Local Program Councils are critical extensions of the ACHE Chapters into the
outlying areas of chapter boundaries. They
provide members located in distant locations from the main chapter headquarters
the opportunity to participate in similar chapter activities as found in the
larger chapter location without requiring traveling extended amounts of
distance and time. LPCs provide
Face-to-Face Educational events for credit, hence assisting members in meeting
their ACHE educational credentialing requirements. LPCs also provide
opportunities for members in networking get-togethers and volunteer events in
the community, such as Food Bank and
Beach Clean-Ups, thus serving their communities while acquiring ACHE credits
for charitable endeavors. All LPC events importantly provide folks with social
networking, allowing folks to get to know each other, share ideas,
commensurate, and make new friends or renew friendships, among other benefits. All events are open to participation by ACHE
members from anywhere in the South Texas Chapter area.
LPCs in the South Texas Chapter-ACHE, are organized in two locations: the
Coastal Bend LPC and the Rio Grande Valley LPC.
The Coastal Bend LPC is currently chaired by Krystal O'Brien, MHA. She is in Corpus Christi and serves as Physician
Business Consultant, WellMed Medical Management, Inc., office phone (361)
371-6440, email: KrO'Brien@wellmed.net.
The Rio Grande Valley LPC is co-chaired by Rashmi Chandran, DPT, MBA, PGDMLS,
CSS. She is System Director, Rehab and Therapy Services, South Texas Health
System/UHS, office phone (956) 632-4670, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rashmi's co-chair in the RGV is Luis Calderon, LVN, CDP. He is Regional
Director of Business Development at ABRI Healthcare, office/cell phone (956)
624-4639, email: email@example.com.
These Healthcare LPC leaders would like to see many people participating in the
events that are held within the LPC area. A lot of effort and time is put into
organizing and presenting these events for the benefit of healthcare
professionals in the area. They would also, if some folks can also find the
inclination and time, appreciate local folks volunteering to serve on their
committee and assist in organizing and implementing events in their respective