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Fourth Quarter ACHENTX Education Event

Thursday, October 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Come join us for our Fourth Quarter Education Event

Offering 3.0 Face-to-Face Credits (1.5 Credits Per Panel)*


Panel 1: Disruptive Innovation in Healthcare Delivery

Moderator: Paul Aslin, FACHE
Chief Transformation Officer and Senior Vice President of Strategic Alignment
Wise Health System


Dr. Andrew Masica
Vice-President and Chief Clinical Effectiveness Officer
Baylor Scott & White Health

Dr. Stuart Flynn
Founding Dean,
TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine

Bharath Thankavel, MD
Medical Director, Value Based Care
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas

Panel 2: It’s All About Vision: The Role Vision Plays in Your Strategic Planning Process

Moderator: Ken Huchenrider, FACHE
Methodist Richardson Health Center


Brent Lee, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer
Capital Senior Living

Aaron Bujnowski, FACHE
Chief Strategy Officer
Texas Health Resources

Michael Sanborn, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
Baylor Scott & White All Saints

Laura Irvine, FACHE
Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Medical City Healthcare

*Note: Panel #2: It’s All About Vision — The Role Vision Plays in Your Strategic Planning Process is a repeat of the June Local Program Council topic. If you attended that event in Waxahachie in June, you are welcome to attend this duplicate session in October, but you will only receive Face-to-Face credits for the first one.

Speaker Bios:

Paul Aslin, FACHE
Chief Transformation Officer and Sr. Vice President of Strategic Alignment
Wise Health System


Before joining the Hospital in 2011, Mr. Aslin held management positions beginning in 1999 with AT&T and 2007 with Fidelity Investments. Mr. Aslin received his Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington where he won first place in the graduate division of the national ACHE Richard J. Stull Student Essay Competition in Healthcare Management. Prior to his current role as Chief Transformation Officer, Mr. Aslin served as Chief Population Health Officer for Wise Health System and Chief Operating Officer for Wise Health Clinics, a multispecialty physician group in Decatur, TX. He currently leads the system’s participation in the 1115 Waiver program and has administrative responsibility for quality, patient experience, population health, telehealth, value-based care, and organizational performance excellence. Paul resides in Haslet, TX with his wife, Amanda, and three daughters.

Aaron M. Bujnowski, FACHE
Chief Strategy Officer
Texas Health Resources

Aaron M. Bujnowski, FACHE, serves as senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Texas Health Resources. Bujnowski is responsible for developing system, zone and entity level strategy across the entire enterprise that includes wholly-owned and joint venture hospitals, as well as ambulatory and post-acute care.

Prior to joining Texas Health in 2010 as vice president of analytics and market intelligence, Bujnowski served as the director of strategy for Dean Foods in Dallas. His experience includes more than four years with Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Dallas, where he served as project leader, consultant and a core member of BCG’s health care practice. Bujnowski previously held various leadership positions in business development, market development and innovation at Dow Chemical Company in Freeport, Texas, for more than nine years.

He holds a master’s degree in business administration from The University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated with the highest honors. He also holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where he graduated with honors. In 2015, Bujnowski became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).

Fluent in Spanish and basic American Sign Language, Bujnowski is co-inventor of four U.S. patents, certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt and has volunteered his services through many national organizations. To name a few, he was a Red Cross volunteer for Katrina Relief in New Orleans, a full-time Latter-Day Saint missionary and humanitarian volunteer in Chile, South America, and served as an executive board member for the Boy Scouts of America.

Stuart D. Flynn, M.D.
Founding Dean
TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine

Stuart D. Flynn, M.D., is the founding dean of Fort Worth’s new M.D. school, the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine. Pending accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the school will begin in July 2019.

Flynn has led the development of the new School and built a team that is pursuing accreditation and creating an innovative and patient-centric curriculum. In a supportive environment, students will become excellent communicators, active listeners, life-long learners and become valued physicians, colleagues, leaders and citizens in their communities.

Previously, Flynn served as founding dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. He also was a professor of pathology and surgery at Yale University School of Medicine, as well as an accomplished researcher, director of the residency program, a leader in the design and oversight of the school’s curriculum, and founding member of The Society of Distinguished Teachers at Yale.

Flynn received his medical degree and residency training from the University of Michigan and completed a fellowship in oncologic pathology at Stanford University.

Flynn has authored more than 100 articles, books and monographs. He has received numerous honors including America’s Top Physician’s Award from the Consumers’ Research Council of America, the Bohmfalk Teacher of the Year Award from Yale University School of Medicine and the Averill A. Liebow Award for excellence in the teaching of residents, also at Yale. He has been a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners Pathology Test Committee and USMLE Step I Test Material Development Committee.

Kenneth Hutchenrider, Jr., FACHE
Methodist Richardson Medical Center

Ken Hutchenrider joined Methodist Richardson Medical Center as President in July, 2010.

He has more than 25 years of executive experience with a result oriented record of substantially increasing financial stability and strengthening team management to build a tradition of providing the best care possible to the communities served.

During his tenure, Ken administered the assimilation of the hospital into the Methodist Health System, as well as the development of a $120M replacement hospital and its subsequent and ongoing expansions. Pam Stoyanoff, Chief Operations Officer of Methodist Health System has said “Ken is an outstanding leader with a proven track record in operational excellence.”

Additional accomplishments include the establishment of a new wound care center, recruitment and stabilization of the NICU physician group, development of the Da Vinci surgical program, and the successful recruitment/employment of new medical staff members. Under his direction, Methodist Richardson has received accreditations as a Chest Pain Center, a Stroke Center, and achieved nursing Pathway to Excellence.

Prior to July 2010, Ken served as the Chief Executive Officer of Galesburg Cottage Hospital, in Galesburg, Illinois. There, he successfully and effectively managed all facets of the 173 bed acute care facility, including a skilled nursing unit, inpatient psychiatric unit, a joint venture outpatient therapy unit, and a joint venture dialysis unit.

Previously in his career, Ken served in executive roles including Chief Executive Officer of the Terre Haute Regional Hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. Ken started his career in a clinical position as a Paramedic Shift Supervisor in Pasadena, Texas.

He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University and a Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Houston, Clear Lake.

Ken has received many accolades, including the American Heart Association SOAR Award, the Community Health System Outstanding Achievement Award, and Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is actively involved in the community and has served as the Chairman of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce and President of the Plano Independent School District Foundation. Ken is an enthusiastic supporter of the PISD Health Sciences Academy. Currently, Ken serves as the Regent for Northern Texas for the American College of Healthcare Executives

On a personal note, Ken and his wife Melinda have two teenage daughters. When he’s not spending time with his family, you are most likely to find Ken on the golf course. He is also a private pilot.

Laura Irvine, FACHE
Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Medical City Healthcare

Laura Irvine serves as division executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Medical City Healthcare. Her primary focus is to expand Medical City Healthcare’s service footprint with an integrated approach to network access and regional outreach, hospital operations and strategic planning.

Irvine most recently served as executive vice president for integration and alignment for Dallas-based Methodist Health System. In this role, she led healthcare reform initiatives, integration and alignment of physician enterprises, accountable care organizations, expansion of care delivery centers, population health management and nonhospital healthcare delivery migration. Her leadership strengthened multiple tertiary service lines, improved quality and further enhanced emergency, trauma and critical care services.

Irvine holds a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and a Master of Science in health care administration from Trinity University in San Antonio. Her accomplishments have been recognized by several professional organizations including Modern Healthcare magazine’s “Up & Comers” award, the American College of Healthcare Executives “Early Career Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award” and D CEO magazine’s “Most Influential Business Leaders 2016” recognition.

Brett D. Lee, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer
Capital Senior Living

Brett D. Lee currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Capital Senior Living, overseeing the operations of 129 Senior Living, Assisted Living, and Memory care communities in 23 states.

Mr. Lee has spent 20 years in the healthcare industry as a clinician, clinical leader, and executive. He joined Capital Senior Living from Tenet Healthcare, where he served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Dallas/North Texas market, and spent a majority of his career in pediatric healthcare, serving in executive roles at 4 of the nation’s top 10 largest children’s hospitals. Mr. Lee is also the bestselling author of four books, book including his latest publication, The Healthcare Leader’s Guide to Actions, Awareness, and Perception, which was recently named as the 2017 “book of the Year” by the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Mr. Lee holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Oklahoma, a Master of Health Science Degree in Health Finance and Management from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, a Master of Science in Leadership Development Degree from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business, and a Doctorate in Allied Health from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions.

In 2011, Mr. Lee was given the Robert S. Hudgens Memorial Award as the national young healthcare executive of the year by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), was recognized as a “Rising Star” of the healthcare industry by Becker’s Hospital Review in 2012,2013, and 2014, and was named as an “up and comer” by Modern Healthcare in 2013. In 2014, the Dallas Business Journal named Lee as one of their “Who’s Who in Healthcare”.

Mr. Lee remains active in leadership roles for community and professional organizations, serving as the chairman for the Rockwall area Chamber of Commerce, the chair of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council, and as the founding chair of the Texas Hospital Association Leadership Fellows Program.

Mike Sanborn, MS, RPh, FACHE
Baylor Scott & White All Saints – Fort Worth

Michael Sanborn serves as president of Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth. He is responsible for the leadership and management of the 572-bed acute care hospital with more than 1,800 employees and 1,100 medical staff members. Before joining Baylor Scott & White All Saints – Fort Worth, Sanborn served as the President at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Carrollton. Prior to leading Baylor Scott & White – Carrollton, Sanborn served as corporate vice president of cardiovascular services. He was responsible for management of cardiac services for all Baylor entities with a focus on improving patient outcomes, program development and strategic planning. During his over 25 years in healthcare, Sanborn has taken on increasingly complex roles, initially in pharmacy leadership and then in healthcare administration.

Prior to coming to Baylor in 2003, he served as a corporate vice president for the McKesson Corporation and also held leadership positions in several large health systems and academic medical centers. Sanborn has a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy and a master’s degree in hospital pharmacy administration. He is a fellow of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, as well as the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Bharath Thankavel, MD
Medical Director, Value Based Care
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas

Dr. Bharath Thankavel is a physician leader engaged in addressing the challenges within the health care system through utilizing value based care.

As medical director of value based care at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX), Dr. Thankavel is well positioned to make a difference. Working in tandem with BCBSTX’s Network Innovation Delivery team, this role helps further incorporate physician insights into the creation of the company’s new health care delivery models, such as accountable care organizations.

Born in San Antonio, Dr. Thankavel is Texas “born and bred.” He received his bachelor degree in biology from Baylor University, followed by his medical degree from Saint George’s University and his pediatric residency from the University of South Florida. As an inpatient physician at the University of Texas Southwestern and the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Dr. Thankavel has a wide variety of clinical experience.

As the medical director of the Home Care program at the Children’s Medical Center, Dr. Thankavel oversaw three departments that targeted care toward approximately 1,200 patients. This experience helped him better understand the need to analyze market utilization and population health.

Dr. Thankavel recognizes that doctors must practice what they preach, so he incorporates health and wellness into his life through sports – by coaching his son’s little league team and playing in a basketball league of his own. His love for travel has led him to several countries across the world, and he makes a conscious effort to expose his son to the same cultural opportunities.




Thanks to Haynes and Boone, LLP, for hosting this event!
Thanks also to the Health, Wellness, & Life Sciences Council Urban Land Institute North Texas for their contributions in organizing the program.


Thursday, October 25, 2018
3:00 pm - 7:30 pm