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ACHENTX First Quarter Education Event

Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Two Panel Education Event

1.5 Approved Face-to-Face Credits Per Panel

3-3:30pm     Registration

3:30-5pm     Panel 1:     The Future of Healthcare Financing (MACRA)

Financing, a driving force on the healthcare landscape, continues to become more complex. With budgetary pressures on Medicare and Medicaid, pay for performance and federal expectations for investment in technology without regard to costs, executives must constantly monitor the financing landscape. Given these pressures, many questions emerge.

Paul Aslin, FACHE

Brad Helfand, FACHE
Timothy Kennedy
Erin Mastagni
Dr. James Parker

5-5:45pm     Networking & Dinner

5:45-7:15pm     Panel 2: Mindful Leadership:  Leading with Heart and Mind for Healthcare Leadership

The use of mindful practices like meditation, introspection, and journaling have been shown to contribute to the success of leading organizations. Mindful practices support personal and professional growth by enabling leaders to gain focus, clarity, creativity, and compassion – qualities which allow leaders to face the myriad demands and struggles of everyday work life. Healthcare leaders, in particular, deal with challenges and pressures that are unique to the healthcare climate. Practicing mindfulness can help healthcare executives more effectively deal with these challenges by teaching them how to approach each situation with focus and clarity to make important decisions, how to be creative and innovative in their approach to healthcare leadership, and how to be compassionate with others in times of turmoil.

The goal of this session is to make the case for the importance of bringing mindful practices into healthcare organizations to develop leaders’ cognitive abilities to be more effective and compassionate and provide suggestions for how to implement these practices in an organization.

Mike Sanborn, FACHE

Dr. Joseph Schaffer
Kevin Stevenson, MBA, FACHE
Dan Stover

Speaker Bios

Panel 1

Paul Aslin, FACHE

Vice President, Population Health – Wise Health System
Chief Operating Officer – Wise Health Clinics

Paul Aslin is the Chief Operating Officer for Wise Health Clinics, a multispecialty physician group, and is Vice President of Population Health for Wise Health System in Decatur, TX.  He leads their participation in the 1115 Waiver program and has administrative responsibility for eight DSRIP projects and system population health initiatives.  Paul received his Masters in Health Care Administration in 2011 from the University of Texas at Arlington.  As a student, Paul received the 2010 TORCH Foundation MHA Scholarship Award and was 1st place winner in the graduate division of the 2011 ACHE Richard J Stull Student Essay Competition in Healthcare Management.  He is a member of the inaugural class of the TORCH Leadership and Management Institute Healthcare Fellowship and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.  Paul resides in Haslet, TX with his wife, Amanda, and three daughters.

Brad Helfand, FACHE

Managing Director
HealthScape Advisors

Brad participates in a diverse number of strategic and operational client engagements. His areas of expertise include enterprise growth and financial planning, service line distribution for integrated delivery networks and health reform preparedness for emerging payment models, population health management and insurance exchanges.

Prior to joining HealthScape Advisors, Brad served as a Vice President for the Sg2 Consulting team. Before his career at Sg2, he held leadership roles in surgical services at Loyola University Health System and the University of Chicago Medical Center. During his tenure at Loyola, he oversaw the business operations of 35 inpatient and outpatient operating room suites. Earlier in his career, Brad was a senior consultant in the health care provider strategy and operations practice at Deloitte Consulting LLP and completed an administrative fellowship program under the COO at Advocate Health Care.

Brad graduated from an accelerated BA/MA program at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, earning an MA in sociology with a concentration in organizational behavior and a BA with a double major in political science and sociology. Additionally, he completed an MPH in health policy and administration from Yale University in New Haven, CT, where he also served as book review editor for the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics. Brad also holds a graduate certificate in integrated marketing from the University of Chicago. He is a current fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and an active member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Timothy Kennedy
Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C.

Tim Kennedy is a shareholder at the law firm of Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C. and practices out of the Indianapolis, Indiana office.  Tim earned his undergraduate degree at Wabash College in 1980 and his law degree at Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis in 1983.  He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.  Tim specializes in health care reimbursement issues.  In 2015, the Governor of Indiana awarded Tim a “Sagamore of the Wabash” for his assistance in the development and implementation of Indiana’s Section 1115 health care coverage expansion, Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0.

Erin Mastagni

Senior Manager
ECG Managed Care

Erin works in ECG’s Managed Care practice with a focus on health care reform and population health management. Her experience with healthcare IT, business intelligence, and population health projects for providers, payors, and public health agencies allows her to help clients address strategic healthcare transformation initiatives through population health program development and community partnerships.  Prior to joining ECG, Erin was a thought leader in the data analytics practice at Mercer, a national HR consulting firm, where she worked to develop intellectual capital to benefit all clients using claims data warehouses and analytics to manage population health. Erin has a bachelor of arts degree in economics and politics from Claremont McKenna College and a master of health administration degree from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Dr. James Parker
Internal Medical, Primary Care Physician
Texas Health Care, PLLC

Dr. Parker received his undergraduate degree at TCU in Fort Worth and his MD at UTMB in Galveston.  He did his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

He has practiced in Fort Worth since 1985.  After being employed for two of those years, he went into solo practice for three years; working with a small group of doctors for five of those years; then moving to a large PA (45 doctors) from 1995-2003 – serving as the President of PA and responsible for insurance contracting and medical affairs during that time; and from 2003 to present, being at Texas Health Care, PLLC.  Dr. Parker chaired the Medical Advisory Committee (responsible for insurance contracting, peer review and compliance) until 2011 and has served as the CMIO since 2011 (responsible for MU, EHR upgrade training programs, and reporting for CMS programs).

His hospital staff leadership experience includes:

  • Harris Southwest representative/liaison to Harris Hospital Board 1988-1990
  • Vice-President of Medical Staff Harris Southwest 1990-1992 – Chaired Credentials Committee
  • President of Medical Staff Harris Southwest 1992-1994
  • Harris Southwest Board member 1990-1996


Panel 2 

Michael Sanborn, FACHE
Baylor All Saints in Ft Worth

Michael Sanborn currently serves as president of Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth. He is responsible for the leadership and management of the 574-bed acute care hospital with more than 2,000 employees and 1,000 medical staff members.

Before joining Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth, Sanborn served as the president of Baylor Scott & White – Carrollton where he was responsible for the hospital, three satellite medical offices and a freestanding diagnostic center.  Prior to his position at Carrollton, Sanborn served as the corporate vice president of cardiovascular services for the system. He was responsible for management of cardiac services for all Baylor entities with a focus on improving patient outcomes, program development and strategic planning. Throughout his 23 years in health care, Sanborn has taken on increasingly complex roles, initially in pharmacy leadership and then in health care administration.

Mr. Sanborn holds a B.S. and M.S. in Pharmacy and Administration respectively from the University of Kansas in Lawrence and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Mr. Sanborn is married with 2 children.

Joseph Schaffer, M.D.
Chief of Gynecology
Parkland Memorial Hospital and UT Southwestern Medical Center

Joseph Schaffer, M.D., holder of the Frank C. Erwin Jr. Professorship in Obstetrics and Gynecology, is Chief of Gynecology at Parkland Memorial Hospital and UT Southwestern Medical Center, as well as Director of Gynecology and Director of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at UTSW.

He completed undergraduate studies at Wesleyan University, a pre-medical program at Columbia University, and medical school at the University of Cincinnati. His additional training included a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Philadelphia’s Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, a fellowship in advanced pelvic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, and a preceptorship in urodynamics and urogynecology at King’s College Hospital in London.

Before joining UT Southwestern in 1997, Dr. Schaffer was Director of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at University Medical Center–Stony Brook in New York. At UTSW, he is Associate Director of the fellowship program in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery and Course Director of the annual update in Female Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse.

Dr. Schaffer has conducted extensive research on pelvic floor dysfunction, surgical outcomes, and surgical and nonsurgical treatments for incontinence and prolapse. His work has been published in numerous textbooks, books chapters, video presentations, and medical periodicals, and he is a frequent guest lecturer at regional, national, and international medical conferences. Dr. Schaffer is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, past president of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, and an active member of the American Urogynecologic Society, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, International

Continence Society, and the International Urogynecology Association, among other professional organizations. He is a reviewer for the New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, International Urogynecology Journal, Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease, Neurourology & Urodynamics, and the Journal of Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Schaffer was born and raised in New York and spends most of his nonworking hours with his wife, also a physician at UT Southwestern, and their two children. Together they enjoy traveling, snow skiing, visiting museums, and hanging out on the beach.

Kevin Stevenson, MBA, FACHE
Executive Director
IntegraNet Health

Kevin W. Stevenson, MBA, FACHE has served in leadership roles in healthcare organizations, hospitals and systems for over 27 years.  Kevin currently serves as the Executive Director for the North Texas region of IntegraNet Health, an independent physician network with over 1300 physicians throughout Texas, and also serves as an adjunct professor in the Healthcare Administration program for Concordia University in Austin.  He earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Business Administration from Baylor University.

A Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives since 2001, Kevin has served in a variety of roles within ACHE chapters in Texas, Louisiana, Kentucky and Nebraska and currently serves as the President-Elect of ACHE of North Texas.  In 2014, Kevin was honored with the ACHE Service Award for his commitment to healthcare through his involvement with the College.  Kevin and his teams have been recognized for leadership in quality, safety, patient satisfaction and Kevin was named 2001 Marketer of the Year by the Greater Omaha Chapter of the American Marketing Association.

Kevin and his wife, Michelle, have two daughters (one off of the payroll and the other still hanging on for dear life), are rabid Baylor football fans and tailgaters and are members of Park Cities Baptist Church where Kevin sings in the Chamber and Sanctuary Choirs and serves as a deacon.

Dan Stover
Leadership Consultant

Daniel Stover manages the west coast office for Integrated Leadership Systems from Los Angeles, California. He received his education from The Ohio State University where he studied Psychology, Criminology and Security & Intelligence. The core of his development and training was in cognitive-behavior psychology and mental health crisis intervention. Through this experience, he learned that his passion and purpose is to help others understand their emotions.

Dan has concentrated this passion on working with companies ranging in size from 30 to 1,000 employees in ten states in multiple industries. Some examples of his clients are: healthcare executives, physicians, construction and general contractors, technology entrepreneurs, partners in tax and consultative accounting, pharmaceutical manufacturing, robotics manufacturing, university administration and wellness providers.

The scope of Dan’s work in succession planning, team consulting, coaching, training and development provides insight into the core issues that keep an individual or team from performing at their highest level. Although the work is designed to address emotional intelligence, it is aimed to positively impact the bottom line.

Dan is a community advocate and has served on multiple non-profit boards in the areas of mental health and community development in both Columbus, OH and as a volunteer in Los Angeles, CA.

In his free time, Dan’s activities are hiking, painting, sport-shooting, reading, writing and continuing his formal education.


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Thursday, February 23, 2017
3:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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UNTHSC – Medical Education & Training (MET) Building
1000 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth,TX76107United States
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