february, 2017

24feb6:45 am- 6:45 pmHealthcare Landscape 20176070 Babcock Road, San Antonio, TX St. George Maronite Center


(Friday) 6:45 am - 6:45 pm CST


St. George Maronite Center

6070 Babcock Road, San Antonio, TX

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6:45 – 8:00 am           Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast


6:45 – 8:00 am            C-Suite Breakfast: Key Challenges in Health Care

Course#: 1702J1     CPE: 1.5      Level: TBD     Prerequisites: None

1702J1 – Nowicki and Powell -Stafford

After attending this session, attendees will:

Have a common understanding of key challenges in Health Care today.


Valerie L. Powell-Strafford, FACHE, CEO, Englewood Community Hospital, Englewood, FL

Valerie L. Powell-Stafford, FACHE, is CEO, Englewood (Fla.) Community Hospital. She also serves on the Board of Governors of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. With comprehensive programs in credentialing, education, career counseling, publications and research, ACHE works toward its goal of being the preeminent professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving health.

Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Ms. Powell-Stafford served as an ACHE Regent-at-Large from 2012 to 2015. She was president of the Western Florida Chapter of ACHE from 2007 to 2008 and has also served on numerous ACHE committees, including the CEO Search Committee and Board of Governors’ Examination Committee, where she served as cha

Michael Nowicki, EdD, FACHE, FHFMA, ACHE Regent for Texas – Central & South; Professor of Health Administration, Texas State University, San Marcos

Dr. Michael Nowicki is a professor of health administration at Texas State University where his teaching, research, and service have been recognized with several university awards including teacher-of-the-year.

Prior to joining academe, Dr. Nowicki was Director of Process Management in the Hospital Division of Humana for six years. Dr. Nowicki has also held a variety of administrative positions in hospitals:  Valley Medical Center in Fresno, Hutzel Hospital in Detroit, Georgetown University Medical Center, and Lubbock Medical Center.  Dr. Nowicki has provided recent training support to such organizations as the Indiana Army National Guard, the medical command at Vandenberg AFB, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Ascension Health, Cardinal Health, Kaiser Permanente, University Hospitals in Cleveland, HCA, Mercy Hospitals of Northern Ohio, Baylor Healthcare System, Howard University Hospital, and Simpler Solutions.


8:00 – 8:15 am            Welcome & Introductions

David W. Korn, President, South Texas Chapter – HFMA

Roxanne Rosa, FACHE, Vice President, South Texas Chapter – ACHE

David Neathery, MHA, Executive Director, GSAHF


8:15 – 9:15 am            Military Medicine in 2017 – Opportunities for Greater Civilian/Military Integration

Course#: 1702J2     CPE: 1.0      Level: Intermediate     Prerequisites: None


VADM Bono will describe the unique mission of the Military Health System in 2017 – ranging from combat medicine, global health engagement, humanitarian assistance and disaster response. The briefing will also dive into the needs for greater collaboration between military and civilian health systems, and the opportunities presented by recent federal legislation.  Admiral Bono will discuss emerging initiatives in military medicine that touch on deployment of a new Electronic Health Record, the award of new TRICARE contracts, and the pursuit of value-based care initiatives that improve access and quality of care in both military and civilian medical institutions.

Course Objectives:

  • To educate audience on the current state of military medicine
  • To invite civilian leaders to understand how the Defense Health Agency mission and responsiblities and how they might better engage military medical leaders on collaborative efforts.

Presented by VADM Raquel Bono, Director, Vice Admiral, DoD/Defense Health Agency

Commissioned in June 1979, Vice Adm. Raquel Bono obtained her baccalaureate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and attended medical school at Texas Tech University. She completed a surgical internship and a General Surgery residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, and a Trauma and Critical Care fellowship at the Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine in Norfolk.

Shortly after training, Bono saw duty in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm as head, Casualty Receiving, Fleet Hospital 5 in Saudi Arabia from August 1990 to March 1991. Upon returning, she was stationed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth as a surgeon in the General Surgery department; surgical intensivist in the Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit and attending surgeon at the Burn Trauma Unit at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Her various appointed duties included division head of Trauma; head of the Ambulatory Procedures Department (APD); chair of the Laboratory Animal Care and Use Committee; assistant head of the  Clinical Investigations and Research department; chair of the Medical Records Committee and command intern coordinator. She has also served as the specialty leader for Intern Matters to the surgeon general of the Navy.

In September 1999, she was assigned as the director of Restorative Care at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, followed by assignment to the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery from September 2001 to December 2002 as the Medical Corps career planning officer for the chief of the Medical Corps. She returned to the National Naval Medical Center in January 2003 as director for Medical–Surgical Services.

From August 2004 through August 2005, she served as the executive assistant to the 35th Navy Surgeon General and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Following that, she reported to Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Florida, as the commanding officer from August 2005 to August 2008. She then served as the chief of staff, deputy director Tricare Management Activity (TMA) of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Health Affairs (OASD(HA)) from September 2008 to June 2010. She later served as deputy director, Medical Resources, Plans and Policy (N093), chief of Naval Operations. From November 2011 to June 2013, she served as the command surgeon, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii. From July 2013 to September 2013, she served as acting commander Joint Task Force National Capital Region

9:15 – 10:15 am          ACHE Take Aways

Course#: 1702J3     CPE: 1.0      Level: TBA     Prerequisites: None

1702J3 – Powell-Stafford ACHE

Valerie Powell-Stafford, FACHE, CEO, Englewood Hospital, FL

Valerie L. Powell-Stafford, FACHE, is CEO, Englewood (Fla.) Community Hospital. She also serves on the Board of Governors of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. With comprehensive programs in credentialing, education, career counseling, publications and research, ACHE works toward its goal of being the preeminent professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving health.

Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Ms. Powell-Stafford served as an ACHE Regent-at-Large from 2012 to 2015. She was president of the Western Florida Chapter of ACHE from 2007 to 2008 and has also served on numerous ACHE committees, including the CEO Search Committee and Board of Governors’ Examination Committee, where she served as chairman.

10:15 – 10:30 am        Break


10:30 – 11:30 am        Thriving Within the Healthcare Landscape’s Challenge of Change

Course#: 1702J4 | CPE: 1.0 | Level: Entry | Prerequisites: None

1702J4 – Mary Mirabelli

Healthcare finance professionals today face considerable challenges from new payment models to innovation to consumerism. Rather than looking at such challenges as obstacles, healthcare leaders can choose to view them as opportunities to learn, grow, and leverage their skills to improve the health of their communities. To that end, this presentation will focus on current challenges and the opportunities they offer to truly thrive – on the personal, professional, and organizational levels.

After this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe current challenges and opportunities facing healthcare finance professionals and other healthcare leaders.
  • Identify HFMA Resources to support healthcare stakeholders in their efforts to meet challenges and take advantage of opportunities.
  • Discuss how a commitment to thrive can help individuals meet their personal and professional goals.

Presented by Mary Mirabelli, FHFMA, VP Global Practice Healthcare , Hewlett Packard Enterprise, 2016-2017 Chair, HFMA

Mary Mirabelli, FHFMA, is Vice President of Global Healthcare Practice at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Chair of HFMA for the 2016-17 term.

A member of HFMA since 2003, Ms. Mirabelli’s involvement with the National Association includes serving on the National Board of Directors, Governance Committee, National Advisory Council, Morgan Award Judging Committee, Healthcare Leadership Council, Early Careerist Task Force, and Strategic Planning Committee.  She is also a recipient of HFMA’s Follmer Bronze and Reeves Silver merit awards. Other governance positions include the HCA Foundation Board, Vision Consulting, and she serves as Chair of the Federation of American Hospitals Health Information Technology Task Force.


11:30 – 12:30 pm        Lunch


12:30 – 2:00 pm         Improving the Health Status of Your Community

Course#: 1702J5     CPE: 2.0      Level: Intermediate     Prerequisites: None

1702J5 – Legal panel

Healthcare organizations exist to serve the communities in which they reside. Though community health has always been a focus for these organizations, new regulations require them to take an active role. The health of a community or geographic population has a critical impact on a healthcare organization’s planning, operations, financial sustainability, outcomes and success.

As the key components of the healthcare reform legislation are implemented, it will be even more important that provider organizations are both aware of and responsive to the health status and disease states that are most prevalent in their communities. Not only is a population-based focus the right thing to do, but it may prove to be the financially astute course of action.

After attending this session, attendees will learn:

  • Organizational alignment to community health needs
  • Strategic and operational planning concerning community health
  • Gauging the health literacy of your community
  • Conducting community health assessments
  • Evaluating the demographics, disease prevalence and service utilization of your community
  • Understanding federal, state, and local community benefit regulations and reporting
  • Financing and providing charity care

Moderator: Justice Rebeca C. Martinez, Fourth Court of Appeals, San Antonio

The daughter of a Vietnam War veteran, Justice Martinez grew up on military bases all over the country before ending up in Corpus Christi, TX. After attending Southern Methodist University in Dallas and Boston University School of Law, she clerked for both a federal judge and a state appellate judge, and began private practice with two prestigious law firms before starting her own litigation practice. Justice Martinez practiced law for over twenty years before taking the bench. She has defended and prosecuted cases involving personal injury, construction defect, oil and gas, environmental and toxic tort, as well as multi-party class action litigation in both state and federal court. After moving to San Antonio, her practice expanded to include family law and criminal defense.

Justice Martinez is also a member of many organizations and serves as the District Director on the Board of the National Association of Woman Judges, representing Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

Panelists: Anil T. Mangla, BSc., MS, PhD, MPH, FRSPH, Dir. Public Health & Research, University of the Incarnate Word

Mr. Magla is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences and the Director of Public Health and Research at University of the Incarnate Word – School of Osteopathic Medicine. He brings 15 years of International , State and Local Government experience to UIW-SOM. His specialty is in infectious diseases and population health. Dr. Mangla was the former Assistant Director of Health at San Antonio Metro Health Department. He is an Associate Adjunct Professor at UTSA, School of Public Health and at UTHSCSA, School of Medicine. Prior to this appointment, he was the Director of the Infectious Disease and immunization for the Georgia Department of Public Health and Acting State Epidemiologist for Georgia. He also serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia-Athens and an Assistant Professor at Mercer University School of Medicine.

Corinne S. Smith, JD, MHA, FACHE, Partner, Strasburger & Price LLP, Austin

A partner at Strasburger & Price since 2016, Corinne is a corporate practice and securities attorney specializing in the health care industry. She has expertise in complex business transactions involving hospital, physicians, ambulatory surgery, free-standing emergency facilities, and federally qualified health centers. Focused practice includes Stark Law, Anti-Kickback, False Claims, managed care and reimbursement issues facing healthcare providers.



Montrece McNeill Ransom, JD, MPH, Sr. Public Health Analyst/Team Lead, Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Montrece McNeill Ransom, JD, MPH currently serves as a Senior Public Health Analyst and Team Lead for Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development with the Public Health Law Program (PHLP) in the Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Ms. Ransom began her career in 2001, as a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF). During her career she has directed the CDC Community Public Health Legal Preparedness Initiative, served as the lead coordinator for CDC’s annual Public Health Law Conference, and developed novel partnerships between CDC and the American Bar Association and the American Health Lawyers Association.

As the Team Lead for Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development, Ms. Ransom’s current focus is on increasing the competency of the public health law workforce to use law as a public health tool. In this capacity she develops competency models, develops and delivers training in public health law, and oversees the workforce development components of CDC’s first cooperative agreement focused on building the legal capacity of the public health workforce. She has presented trainings, taught courses, and published on a broad range of topics including public health emergency law, tribal public health law, health disparities, careers in public health, law and ethics, and environmental public health law.

Cary Fox, Executive Director, Population Health, CHRISTUS Health

Cary Fox, FACHE, is Executive Director, Population Health, for CHRISTUS Health and supports development and implementation of CHRISTUS Health’s Population Health strategy including its Clinical Integration and Accountable Care Organization initiatives, working in coordination with the Senior Vice President for Population Health, Population Health implementation team, and regional leadership. Prior to assuming this role in May 2016, Cary served as Regional Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer for CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System located in San Antonio, Texas where he led the region’s strategic planning and marketing activities, as well as its clinical integration initiative.

2:00 – 2:15 pm            Break


2:15 – 3:15 pm            AHA / THA Political Update

Course#: 1702J6     CPE: 1.0      Level: Intermediate     Prerequisites: None

1702J6 – Ted Shaw

This course will provide hospital administrative and clinical staff with an understanding of current political events in Washington, DC, that could impact the hospital field.

During this session, attendees will:

  • Review political environment in Washington, DC;
  • Review key bills
  • Review regulatory activity
  • Review AHA advocacy and outreach efforts


Presented by Megan Cundari, Sr. Associate Director, Federal Relations, American Hospital Association, Washington DC

Megan has been a member of the Federal Relations department at the AHA since 2001 and has been lobbying Congress for the last thirteen years.  In addition to advocating the full range of AHA’s legislative and regulatory agenda, her specific issue areas include Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).  Prior to her work at the AHA, she spent five years in campaign politics, working for a Chicago-based political consulting firm.  She graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she majored in political science and economics.


Ted Shaw, President and Chief Executive Officer, Texas Hospital Association, Austin

Walter “Ted” Shaw joined the Texas Hospital Association as the organization’s fourth president and chief executive officer in February 2014. Shaw brings expertise forged from a 40-year career in health care leadership to his role as key strategist and spokesperson on behalf of more than 430 THA member hospitals.

Prior to joining THA, Shaw served as interim executive vice president and chief financial officer for Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas, where he led the development of the Medicaid Transformation Waiver in North Texas and the construction of an 864-bed replacement hospital. From 2004-2011, he was a partner with the Dallas-based Financial Resource Group LLC, a health care consulting firm where he specialized in interim operational turnarounds with facilities across the U.S. Prior to joining FRG, Shaw was president of the health care consulting firm W.T. Shaw Company from 1998-2003.


3:15 – 3:30 pm            Break


3:30 – 5:00 pm            Disruptive Innovation in Healthcare Delivery

 Course#: 1702J7     CPE: 2.0      Level: TBD     Prerequisites: None

1702J7 – Panel, Edward Schmacher, Moderator

Moderator: Edward J. Schumacher, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Health Care Administration, Trinity University





Panelists: Maria Faria, PhD, FACHE, Vise President and COO, Seton Southwest Hospital

Mary Faria, PhD, FACHE, currently Vice President/ Administrator and Chief Operating Officer of Seton Southwest Hospital, a member of the Seton Healthcare Network in Austin, a ministry of Ascension Health.

PhD from the University of Texas at Austin, MSHP from Texas State University, B.S. from University of Texas, and an Associate degree in Respiratory Therapy.  Doctoral Research was in the area of organizational change. During last two years collaborated as academic advisor for a PhD student with research focus on employee resiliency. Will co-present on this work at the Austin SXSW conference in March.

An advocate for healthy living, Mary is an age group competitive distance runner having completed 33 marathons, countless Half Marathons and Ironman level triathlon events. Won a bronze medal in the 2013 World Master Championships Half Marathon, age group winner of the 2016 Austin Fit Magazine’s Most Fit competition. Currently serves as Board Chair for the Mayor’s Health and Fitness Council, Chair for Austin Community College’s Community Advisory Council, Pinnacle Campus, Member of the St. Augustine’s University Advisory Board, currently serving on the Community Action Network in Austin.


Michael Zucker, FACHE, CEO and Co-Founder, Ranger Health, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of a healthcare services and technology platform. Ranger Health aligns the economic interests of employers and providers in regional markets and offers previously unavailable purchasing power for healthcare services. Ranger Health focuses on high-cost, high-volume,

acute-care procedures and admissions, where the greatest variability exists in cost and outcomes—and where the largest opportunity exits to generate savings and improve outcomes.  Ranger Health has developed a proprietary algorithm to measure providers in analyzing clinical performance, patient outcomes, and service scores that index each specialty and service line within a local market.  In this manner, members can make meaningful comparisons among provider choices in their existing health plan.

Graham Reeve, CEO & President, Baptist Health System

Graham Reeve serves as president and Chief Executive Officer of Baptist Health System, leading the system’s five hospitals, 6,200 employees, physician services network, School of Health Professions, and it’s ambulatory services network that includes HealthLink physical therapy clinics and Baptist M&S Imaging centers. Under his leadership, Baptist Health System has grown in size and in service to the San Antonio and South Texas community. Reeve successfully led the San Antonio market through an acquisition by Tenet Healthcare Corporation in 2013. He has been a driver in positioning Baptist as a leader in the changing healthcare environment, establishing the first Accountable Care Organization in San Antonio, successfully pioneering bundled payment programs, supporting the development of a Highly Reliable Organization by promoting LEAN practices, and leading the market toward the Meaningful Use mandates of the federal government. The Baptist hospitals have achieved national quality recognition in cardiovascular, stroke, cancer, orthopedic and bariatric care.


5:00 – 5:15 pm            Closing Remarks / Announcements / Special Presentations

Door Prize Drawings – 3 chances for a $50 Visa gift card – Must be present to win!


5:15 – 6:45 pm            Reception


ACHE – Program attendees will be eligible to receive 3.0 ACHE Face-to-Face Education Credit, 5.0 ACHE Qualified Education Credit.
HFMA – Attendees can receive up to 9.0 CPE hours toward HFMA advancement and approved by TSBPA through South Texas Chapter HFMA, sponsor #009106. No prerequisites required.
Attorneys – Legal panel qualifies for 1.5 hours CLE for attorneys…apply through the American Bar Association at www.americanbar.org.
Nursing – Methodist Healthcare System is an approved provider of Continuing Education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 16014, for 7.5 contact hours (pending).

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