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2019 Annual Membership Dinner

December 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

An evening filled with great education, networking and fun!

Come an join us for our first-ever annual ACHE of East Texas General Membership Dinner. Gather, Eat and Be Cheerful!

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The evening’s agenda will be as follows:

6:00-7:00pm – Social Hour
7:00-8:00pm – Dinner and Chapter Business and Elections
8:00-8:30pm – Feature Presentation
8:30-9:00pm – Networking

The presentation will include a special interview of Chris Karam, FACHE – CEO and President, CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Health System; with the interview being conducted by Dan Nielsen, LFACHE – Speaker, Publisher, and Author and Founder/CEO, America’s Healthcare Leaders.

Speakers Bios:

Chris Karam, FACHE – CEO and President, CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Health System

Karam has over 35 years of experience in health care, 32 of which were spent with a number of CHRISTUS facilities in Shreveport, La., Alexandria, La. and Beaumont, Texas. He has served as president and CEO of CHRISTUS St. Michael since 2003, during which time the hospital has earned numerous accolades and awards, including U.S. News & World Report naming it Best Hospital in Texas in 2016 and 2017. It was also named one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare four times, one of the 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker’s Hospital Review and in the top 15 percent in the nation for outstanding patient experience in 2017 and 2018 by HealthGrades. The hospital earned Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2012, the most prestigious distinction a health care organization can receive for nursing excellence. In addition, Karam led the negotiations that brought CHRISTUS St. Michael Hospital – Atlanta into the CHRISTUS system in 2013. As the CEO of CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Health System, Karam has oversight all the system’s ministries in Louisiana and Southeast Texas, including CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini, CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System, CHRISTUS Southwestern Louisiana Health System and CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System.

Dan Nielsen, LFACHE – Speaker, Publisher, and Author and Founder/CEO, America’s Healthcare Leaders

A Lifetime Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (LFACHE), over the course of his career Mr. Nielsen has served as a hospital CEO, a senior leader and innovator of national healthcare education and networking programs, and a faculty member at four universities. Mr. Nielsen has launched several successful businesses. He is the author of two books on leadership—“Be An Inspirational Leader: Engage, Inspire, Empower” (2017), and “Presidential Leadership: Learning from United States Presidential Libraries & Museums” (2013). Mr. Nielsen have launched several successful businesses. I am the author of two books on leadership offer’s keynotes, workshops, and team leadership development across America and is frequently consulted as a leadership mentor and coach. Mr. Nielsen is passionate about helping others develop leadership excellence and achieve greater success—personally, professionally, and organizationally. His current businesses, America’s Healthcare Leaders and the Dan Nielsen Company, were both created to do just that. By leveraging his unique life experiences and his gift for writing and public speaking, it is his mission to provide healthcare leaders and people from all industries and walks of life the resources they need to leverage their strengths and achieve greater success. America’s Healthcare Leaders (AHL) is an online platform and resource for healthcare leaders seeking to improve their leadership and advance in their careers. Through the AHL website, AHL offer free access to in-depth video interviews featuring many of the most respected and successful healthcare executives in America, with a focus on strategies, results, and lessons learned.

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December 4, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


ACHE of East Texas


Willow Brook Country Club
3205 West Erwin Street
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