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ACHE Multi-Chapter Healthcare Forum: Celebrating Excellence, Inspiring Innovation

May 9, 2024 @ 8:00 am - May 10, 2024 @ 2:00 pm

This event has been approved for up to 7.5 ACHE In Person Education Credits and 2.0 ACHE Qualified Credits.

Please join us for this first-ever two-day multi-chapter education conference being hosted by the ACHE of North Texas, East Texas ACHE Forum and Texas Midwest Healthcare Executives. During this event you will be able to earn up to 7.5 ACHE In Person Education Credits and 2.0 self-reported ACHE Qualified Credits. This will include five 1.5 hour breakout session panels (with 10 panel topics to choose from) – and two keynote presentations.

On Thursday evening, May 9, there will be an offsite After Hours Multi-Chapter Networking Reception. Your conference registration fee will include your access to this reception.

You’re not going to want to miss all this great education and these networking opportunities! Space is limited so be sure to register early – we fully expect this to become waitlisted very quickly.

We would like to thank our special hosts for this event: Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth for hosting us on their campus; Compass One Healthcare for providing the breakfasts and lunches for us; Aramark for hosting the Thursday night reception; and Texas Health Clearfork for providing the venue for the reception.


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Conference Agenda

Thursday, May 9

8-9am: Check-In & Breakfast

9-10am: Opening Keynote Presentation: Code Blue: Recognizing & Responding to Medical Identify Theft

Presented by: Kelle Slaughter; Senior Investigator; Federal Trade Commission (FTC),Southwest Region

10-10:30am: Break

10:30am-12pm: First Breakout Sessions

Option 1: Population Health Management: Access, Outcomes and Financial Implications
Moderator: Herron Mitchell, FACHE; Chief Operations Officer; Foremost Family Health Centers

Stephanie Copeland, MD, MBA, CPHQ, FAAP, CPXP; Regional Medical Director for Quality and Risk Adjustment; OptumCare North/West Texas Region, WellMed/USMD; National Medical Director – Quality Performance Management/Optum Clinical performance
Brian D. Jones, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAFP; Chief Medical Officer, Methodist Patient Centered ACO; VP of Value Based Care, Methodist Health System

Option 2: Navigating Supply Chain Challenges in the Current Healthcare Environment
Moderator: Benson P. Chacko, FACHE; President; Methodist Southlake Medical Center

John Kott, FACHE, CMRP; Cook Children’s Health Care System
Cheryl Petersen, MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC; Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer; Cook Children’s Medical Center, Fort Worth & Prosper
Cassandra Self, MSHA, FACHE, CMM; Program Director of Clinical Supply Services;Texas Health Resources

12-1pm: Lunch

1-2:30pm: Second Breakout Sessions

Option 1: The Role of Data and Advanced Analytics in Transforming Healthcare
Moderator: Nick Kagal, FACHE; Client Success; SpinSci Technologies

Dr. Mehmet Ayvaci; Associate Professor of Information Systems; University of Texas Dallas
Brian Kenjarski, MD, MBA, FACEP; SVP, Chief Medical Informatics Officer; Methodist Health System
Nitin Kunte; Senior Director; NTT

Option 2: Inclusive Leadership in Healthcare
Moderator: Michael Belkin, FACHE; Divisional Vice President; Merritt Hawkins

Danielle Jenkins; CEO and Founder; NursingInstyle Consulting, PLLC
Nadine Nadal-Monforte, MPH, CPH; Director of Community Health Development; CHRISTUS Health
Ajith Pai, PharmD, FACHE; President; Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth

2:30-3pm: Break

3-4:30pm: Third Breakout Sessions

Option 1: Behavioral Healthcare: Approaches to Increase Value for the Organization and Meet Community Needs
Moderator: Walter L. Taylor, PhD, FACHE; Chief Strategy Officer; North Texas Behavioral Health Authority

Teneisha Kennard; Executive Director of Behavioral Health – Ambulatory Services; JPS Health Network
Sejal S. Mehta, MD MBA; President; Psychiatric Medical Associates in Plano
Matt Roberts; Chief Operations Officer; North Texas Behavioral Health Authority (NTBHA)

Option 2: Managing for Morale—Effective Management Techniques to Retain Your Staff
Moderator: Pamela Stoyanoff, MBA, CPA, FACHE; President & Chief Operating Officer; Methodist Health System

Kristen Dunlap; Corporate Human Resources Director; Methodist Health System
Kevin Johnson; Founder; Express Pros Training
Ed Marx; Author, “Voices of Innovation” & “Healthcare Digital Transformation;” Podcaster, “DGTL Voices;” Blogger, “CEO Unplugged”

5-7pm: After Hours Multi-Chapter Networking Reception (at Texas Health Clearfork)


Friday, May 10

7-8am: Breakfast

8-9:30am: Fourth Breakout Sessions

Option 1: Care for the Uninsured and Underinsured
Moderator: Richard G. Greenhill, DHA FACHE; Program Director, Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management Program; Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Michael Malaise, DSc; Senior Vice President of Communications & External Relations; Parkland Health
Teneisha Kennard; Executive Director of Behavioral Health – Ambulatory Services; JPS Health Network
Joel Hunt; Acclaim Multispecialty Group

Option 2: Quality Management Systems: Ensuring High Quality Care
Moderator: Denise B. Elliott, FACHE, CLSSMBB; Quality Management Officer; VA Heart of Texas Healthcare Network

Mark S. Schnitzer, MD, FACHE, CEC; Surgeon, Educator, Physician Advisor, Chief Medical Officer, Consultant, & Board Certified Executive Coach
Dr. Shernette R. Kydd, PE, PhD, MBA, CLSSMBB, CSSBB, CPHQ, LBC; Assistant Vice President of System Effectiveness; Cook Children’s Healthcare System

9:30-10am: Break

10-11:30am: Fifth Breakout Sessions

Option 1: Integrating the Principles of Patient-Centered Care
Moderator: Brett Lee, FACHE; President; Texas Health Frisco Hospital

Mass Cham, FACHE; Director of Lab & Pathology Operations; Methodist Mansfield Medical Center
Sophia McRae, CPXP; Vice President of Standardization, Innovation & Experience; Compass One Healthcare
Stephanie Wells; Director of Patient Experience; Methodist Health System

Option 2: The Value of Developing and Implementing Alternative Care Models
Moderator: John Carter, FACHE; Brand Ambassador; Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting

Melissa Campenni; Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships; The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation
Day-Vene Gilliam, FACHE; Staff Vice President of National Network Business Development; Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Belinda Tommey, BSN; Executive Director; Dallas Nephrology Associates

11:30am-12:30pm: Lunch

12:30-2pm: Closing Keynote Presentation: Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations Overview and Highlights
Presented by: Jason Meadows; Special Agent in Charge, Dallas Region; HHS/Office of Inspector General


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