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Cocktails with the Chiefs – Fort Worth

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

You’re not going to want to miss this one!

Our popular Cocktails with the Chiefs event is back in Fort Worth – once again under the beautiful glass dome at the trendy Reata restaurant.

Come listen as local industry leaders share their experiences, gaining insights on how to build leadership skills and leveraging them for professional growth. Learn from their successes and challenges and be inspired to further pursue your own professional and personal development goals.

The event will include some great networking opportunities as well.


Michael Sandborn, MS, FACHE, FASHP
Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth


Jenny Beuerlein, LMSW
Chief Executive Officer
PAM Rehabilitation Hospital In Allen

Melissa Johnson
Vice-president of Technology Operations
McKesson Corporation

Jyric Sims, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
Medical City Fort Worth

Speaker Bios:

Jenny Beuerlein is the Chief Executive Officer of PAM Rehabilitation Hospital In Allen where she leads the number one hospital in the PAM system. Jenny began her career as a social worker in the Baylor Scott and White Healthcare system, and was afforded an opportunity to transition into the Post-Acute setting. Jenny completed her Master of Science in Social work at The University of Texas Arlington, Magna Cum Laude. Jenny and her husband have 4 children and live in a Wylie, TX and spend most of their weekends at the soccer fields.




Melissa Johnson leads Technology Operations at McKesson Corporaton, a Fortune 6 pharmaceuticals distribution, health information technology, medical supplies, and care management tools company. As vice-president of Technology Operations, she is responsible for all technology operational-excellence initiatives within the corporation. Prior to McKesson, she served as vice-president of IT at Palo Alto Networks where she was instrumental in leading IT as interim CIO and ensuring the Engineering teams were supported by IT. Previously, she served in IT leadership roles at Caesars Entertainment Corporation and as CIO at Comair, Inc.

Having led all facets of IT over the years, she is highly experienced in developing capability models that ensure delivery of high-value projects with ongoing utilization metrics. With over 20 years of experience leading people, technology teams, and implementing cost-effective technology solutions, Melissa is highly skilled in all phases of the project lifecycle, from initial feasibility analysis and conceptual design, through execution and implementation.

Melissa has always been customer-focused and skilled in initiating and building alliances with internal and external customers as well as vendors. She has a proven ability to identify business needs or problems and translate them into technical requirements as well as execute large enterprise projects across multiple business units.

Michael Sanborn, MS, FACHE, FASHP 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 2,400 employees and 1,100 medical staff members. Services include transplantation, heart/vascular, oncology, trauma, and one of the largest women’s hospitals in the area.

Before joining All Saints, Sanborn served as 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 Baylor Scott & White system.  Throughout his 29 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 and is a Fellow of both ACHE and ASHP.

Jyric Sims serves as Chief Executive Officer of Medical City Fort Worth, a health system that includes a 320-bed medical center, an ambulatory surgery center, a free standing emergency room and more than 1,200 employees. Sims previously served as Senior VP & Chief Operating Officer of Tulane Health System in New Orleans, Louisiana, and in executive roles in hospitals in Port St. Lucie, Florida, Houston, Texas, and Little Rock, Arkansas. Sims has received numerous accolades, including 2017 National Healthcare Executive of the Year by the National Association of Healthcare Executives, 2017 Alumni of the Year by University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and 2016 Modern Healthcare Up and Comer. He was also appointed to serve on a national delegation to Israel. He is an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Academically, Jyric Sims serves on the Louisiana State University National Diversity Advisory Board and is an adjunct faculty member at Tulane University School of Public Health. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University, a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and a certificate in healthcare leadership from Harvard University. Sims is married to his college sweetheart, Maisha, and they are the proud parents of Sabriya (daughter) and Noah (son).


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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


ACHE of North Texas
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Reata Restaurant – Fort Worth
310 Houston Street
Fort Worth,TX76102United States
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