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Maintaining Profitable and Sustainable Growth in Healthcare

August 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Join us for our next virtual East Texas ACHE Forum Brainfood: Lunch & Learn event, Maintaining Profitable and Sustainable Growth in Healthcare.


How do we maintain profitable and sustainable growth in health care? Our executive speakers will address a number of forces in play that are now having direct impacts on the industry including the expansion of virtual care and simultaneous challenges with broadband and the remote workforce. They will also explore the challenges presented by consumer-driven health, information management and cyber security.


Date: Wednesday, August 25
Time: 12-1pm
Our Presenters:

Mark S. Leitner, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
Henderson Memorial Hospital, Henderson, Texas

Chief Information Officer
Titus Regional Medical Center, Mount Pleasant, Texas

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Speakers Bios:


Mark Leitner has over 30 years of senior-level experience in hospitals ranging from smaller regional to larger tertiary facilities, in both not-for-profit and for-profit settings.

In 2005, assumed the Chief Executive Officer position for Henderson Memorial Hospital, Henderson, Texas, a rural, 96-bed, 501(c)3, independent hospital. In 2018, joined the UT Health East Texas system of hospitals as UT Health Henderson and assumed additional responsibility serving as Chief Executive Officer for UT Health Carthage as well.

Earned a BSBA (’84) from the University of Arizona and a MHA (’86) from Washington University School of Medicine’s Health Administration Program in St. Louis. Completed a post-graduate residency at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. A Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Married Margaret in 1988. Two adult daughters, Sarah and Hannah.

Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona.



Tim Pugsley joined Titus Regional Medical Center in 2015 and has twenty three years of experience in Information Technology with seventeen of those in Healthcare. His previous position was CIO at Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital, a physician owned specialty hospital focused on the total care of the orthopaedic patient. Before being a member of the senior leadership team at NOH, Mr. Pugsley was Director of Corporate Technologies with Student Resources, a division of UICI, a leading provider of insurance with annual revenues exceeding 2.1 Billion dollars. Prior to UICI, Mr. Pugsley was Vice President of Information Technology and Client Services for i-Trax LLC, a national telehealth nurse triage and disease management provider. He also has extensive experience in system design, analytics, and operations management.

Mr. Pugsley earned both his Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Bellevue University in Bellevue NE.

He is a Fellow with The American College of Healthcare Executives as well as holding certifications with College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHCIO, FCHIME) and Health Information Management Systems Society (CPHIMS).

Mr. Pugsley is married to his wife of nineteen years, Amanda Pugsley and they have three children, Jordan, Madelyn, and Emma. His hobbies are focused primarily on outdoor sports including golf, fishing, boating, and hunting.

Mr. Pugsley’s role at TRMC includes oversight for the corporate Digital Strategy and Development as well as Health Systems Support Services including Clinical Informatics, PACS/CPACS, Systems Management, Clinical Engineering, Information Systems, Laboratory, Pharmacy, and Program Management.

Titus Regional Medical Center is licensed as a 174-bed multi-specialty hospital with over $260 Million in Annual Revenues. The health system is located in Mount Pleasant, Texas and serves over 90,000 lives within 5 counties. TRMC is Joint Commission certified and is recognized as a premier Stroke Center in North East Texas.