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Ethical Challenges in Healthcare Leadership

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

This panel has been approved by ACHE National to qualify for 1.5 Face-to-Face virtual credits.

Please note we are required to restrict this event to a maximum of 50 participants. Please register early to reserve your spot.


Moderator: Wes Wesson
Senior Director of Performance Improvement
Medical City Healthcare


Michael Rubin, M.D., M.A.
Assistant Professor in the Departments of Neurology & Neurological Surgery
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Janice Whitmire, MBA, HCM
Chief Operating Officer
Baylor Scott and White All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth

Jennifer Wimberly, MD, MA, HEC-C
Medical Director of Resiliency
Chair of the Institutional Ethics Committee
Parkland Health and Hospital System


Speaker Bios:

Michael Rubin, M.D., M.A., is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Neurological Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Dr. Rubin earned his medical degree in 2004 at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Lubbock, Texas, and performed an internship in neurology at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. He then completed a residency in neurology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, followed by a neurocritical care fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis. He later received a master’s degree in bioethics and health policy from Loyola University in Chicago in 2013.

Dr. Rubin served as an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Washington University in St. Louis for three years before joining UT Southwestern in 2013. He has clinical appointments at UT Southwestern University Hospital and Parkland Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Rubin is Chair of the UT Southwestern Ethics Committee and a member of the Medical Center’s program in Ethics in Science and Medicines. He also co-directs the “Ethics in Clinical Science” course at UT Southwestern’s Center for Translational Medicine

Among his many honors, Dr. Rubin is a 2015 recipient of the Presidential Service Award as well as a Presidential Citation by the Neurocritical Care Society. He is a member of the editorial board of Currents, the online journal of the Neurocritical Care Society, and he serves as a neurology reviewer for the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Dr. Rubin has lectured widely on palliative care, medical decision-making, organ donation, and other neurocritical care topics, and he has authored or co-authored reports and reviews in peer-reviewed journals such as the American Journal of Bioethics, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Journal of Critical Care and Neurocritical Care, Lancet Neurology, and Medical Ethics Advisor, as well as chapters in textbooks on neurotrauma and neurological critical care.


Wes Wesson is a decisive healthcare administrator who has proven progression in a value driven and growing healthcare system. A leader that has partnered with senior hospital leadership and clinicians in quality improvement, clinical excellence and superior patient experience while reducing expenses and enhancing revenue.

Specialties: Supply chain management, Process Improvement, Merger and Acquisition, Divestiture and Wind Down, Technology Management, Clinical Quality,

Wes has spent the past 11 years at HCA Healthcare. His most current role is the Senior Director of Performance Improvement for Medical City Healthcare. He also is the Senior Director of Operations Improvement at Medical City. Prior to that role he was a consultant in Health Markets focusing on implementation of compliance and compliant systems that required day to day operational management of complaints as well as analytics warehouse and Hyperion reporting.


Janice Whitmire, MBA, HCM, currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Baylor Scott and White All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth. She oversees numerous operational areas including ancillary departments, graduate medical education and the women’s hospital.

Previously, Janice served as corporate vice president of the Baylor Annette C. & Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute. She successfully led this team in becoming the 2nd largest heart transplant program in the world. Janice has held a variety of leadership roles during her tenure, including her extensive, dedicated service to Baylor All Saints from 1989 to 2012. Among her many accomplishments, Whitmire led the planning team for the construction and 2008 opening of the 110-bed Paul and Judy Andrew’s Women’s Hospital where she served as the Administrator and system leader for the women’s service lines.

Janice’s education includes a master’s degree in business administration and a certification in health science management from the University of Dallas. She is also a graduate of the SMU Cox School of Business Executive Leadership program. Whitmire was honored by the YWCA as an Outstanding Woman in Business, as well as being recognized as a Health Care Hero by the Fort Worth Business Press.


Jennifer Wimberly is Chair of the Institutional Ethics Committee at Parkland Health and Hospital System and supports organizational ethics through her position as Medical Director of Resiliency in which she partners with the Office of Experience to promote physician engagement.  She is a board-certified Urologist, having completed her medical and surgical training at Georgetown University.  Prior to this, her bioethics training began nearly 30 years ago at Kent State University where she achieved a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and received a Minor in Healthcare Ethics (a developing field at the time.)  While continuing her clinical practice, she recently completed her Master of Arts in Bioethics at Medical College of Wisconsin and is a certified Healthcare Ethics Consultant through the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities.




Tuesday, November 10, 2020
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


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