|Moving and Shaking Local Program Councils|
|Outreach Director, Jim Whitmire, FACHE|
Texas Chapter - American College of Healthcare Executives includes two active,
making it happen Local Program Councils (LPCs). One is located in the Coastal
Bend and the other in the Rio Grande Valley.
Chair person in the Coastal Bend is Krystal O'Brien, MHA. She is located in
Corpus Christi. She is Physician Business Consultant, Wellmed Medical
Management, Inc; Phone (361) 371-6440;
The Co-Chair in the RGV is Ricardo Flores, M.S.,
CCC-SLP, Rehab Manager, STHS-Outpatient Rehab (McAllen & Edinburg), phone
(956) 971-5640,email: Ricardo.Flores@uhsrgv.com.
other Co-Chair in the RGV is Luis Calderon, LVN, CDP, Regional Director of
Business Development at ABRI Healthcare, office/cell phone (956) 624-4639,
LPCs are preparing to break out from the COVID restrictions and get back to
face to face activities. Optimism reigns
that the pandemic will subside and allow for relatively normal interactions. Given this is the case, folks in the RGV and
Coastal Bend will be provided opportunities for one or two Face-to-Face
Educational events for 1.5 to 3.0 credits.
Thus ACHE requirements can be obtained locally, plus it is always good
for ACHE members and non-members to
enhance their knowledge base. The opportunity for social networking is also a
great benefit. Additionally, the LPCs
are planning to provide charitable volunteer activities (such as beach clean-up
and food bank assistance) whereby folks can help the community while networking
with each other and getting volunteer credits on their records.
LPCs will be active in 2022. Folks in the LPC areas should avail themselves of
these interaction opportunities. Also, please consider contacting the LPC
Chairs and volunteering to be part of the planning and implementation
committees for the various events. The more the merrier, plus you'll find it