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ACHETNX Annual Women’s Breakfast: Empowered Women Empower Women

Thursday, October 13, 2022 @ 7:00 am - 9:15 pm


Our very popular in-person annual Women’s Breakfast is back!!


This year we are thrilled to have a panel of dynamic and influential women CEOs who will share their stories, insights and words of wisdom. It’s definitely a program you’re not going to want to miss!




Sharn Barbarin, MHA, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
Medical City Arlington

Pat Driscoll (Moderator)
Texas Woman’s University – Dallas

Deborah Gage
Founder & Principal
Amida Health

Amanda Thrash, FACHE
Texas Health Allen


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A big thanks to Medical City Dallas for hosting this event!


Speakers’ Bios


Sharn Barbarin is Chief Executive Officer of Medical City Arlington since June 2022. Prior to joining Medial City Arlington, she was CEO at Medical City Lewisville. MCL has achieved 6th consecutive year of LeapFrog A scores, #1 ranking in Medical City Healthcare for Clinical Quality Excellence, top quartile HCAHPS performance, top quartile employee engagement, 97th percentile physician satisfaction, and 5th consecutive year of record earnings and margin performance.

A 24-year veteran of HCA Healthcare, Barbarin joined North Texas Division in 1997 as an Administrative Fellow. Barbarin served as Associate Administrator of Medical City Las Colinas, COO of Medical City McKinney and COO of Medical City Arlington prior to her current role.

Barbarin currently serves on several boards and councils including the DFW Hospital Council Board, Texas 2036’s Legislative Committee, HCA Hope Fund Board, HCA Healthcare Division Diversity and Inclusion Council, LISD Business Advisory Board, Flower Mound and Lewisville Area Chambers of Commerce Boards. She serves a Denton County Judge appointed role on the Denton County Public Health Advisory Council and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Barbarin has been honored by Dallas Business Journal, DCEO, and was named a Tulane University Outstanding Alumni. Due to her passion for development, she serves as a coach and mentor to early careerist and up and coming Healthcare Executives.

Barbarin earned her bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and her master’s degree in Health Administration from Tulane University. She and her husband, Reginald, have two sons, Courtland and Brice.




An accomplished educator and senior healthcare leader; Pat Driscoll is the former President and CEO of Home Health Services of Texas, Inc. She has more than 40 years of health care experience, including work in her private legal practice and roles in a variety of clinical, executive, consultant, and educational settings. Pat currently serves as Professor of Health Care Management at Texas Woman’s University and on a variety of Boards.





Deborah Gage is a passionate high-energy CEO and Board Director with a track record creating high-growth health tech companies. Her career focus has been with firms in the $100M+ range. She has created and led start-ups and two subsidiaries of major Corporations. Throughout her career, she has driven organic and inorganic growth and fostered dynamic, high-performance cultures. Deb served as a Board Director for three private Companies; as an Advisory Board Member for two firms; and as a Board Member for four non-profit and academic organizations. Deb is known as a business transformer having created and infused innovation, passion and purpose into start-up and existing firms to drive high-growth and value for stakeholders. She is passionate about transforming the healthcare system to improve access, consumer experience and health outcomes. She is also a trailblazer and advocate for women in leadership roles.





Amanda Thrash, FACHE, has served as president of Texas Health Allen since July 3, 2022.

Amanda has primary oversight of daily operations and responsibility for the 88-bed hospital’s annual operating plan.

Thrash previously served as vice president, professional and support services, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Her tenure with Texas Health extends much further, though. She started at Texas Health Dallas as an administrative resident in 2009, moving to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano in 2010. She became administrator of Texas Health Neighborhood Care & Wellness Prosper in 2016, serving in that role for two years.


Over the span of Amanda’s career, she has focused heavily on market strategy, physician relationships and streamlining hospital operations. Most recently, Amanda has been successful in growing EMS traffic, improving perioperative efficiencies and growing the cardiovascular and robotic service lines.


In her spare time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband of seven years, Bucky, and their 3-year-old son, Beau. They love cheering on the TCU Horned Frogs during football season and entertaining friends in their home.


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Thursday, October 13, 2022
7:00 am - 9:15 pm


ACHE of North Texas
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Medical City Dallas – City Hall Auditorium
7777 Forest Lane
Dallas,TX75230United States
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