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Multi-Chapter Education Event

Thursday, September 27, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

For the first time ever, the below four ACHE chapters are joining forces to offer an incredible education event. Offering up to 6.0 approved Face-to-Face credits, it’s a great opportunity to learn, meet new colleagues and network — all close to home and at an extremely reasonable rate!

Hosted by the following ACHE Chapters:

ACHE of North Texas
East Texas ACHE Forum
Sooner Healthcare Executives
Texas Midwest Healthcare Executives

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Panel 1: Integrating the Principles of Patient-Centered Care

Moderator:

Ken Hutchenrider, FACHE
President
Methodist Richardson Medical Center

Panelists:

Jan Althouse, FACHE, RDH, MHA 
Patient Experience Coordinator, Patient Satisfaction
Cook Children’s Health System, Fort Worth

Brad Thompson
Manager for Patient Relations and Patient Experience
Hendrick Health System

Paul Wright, MD
Medical Director
SSM Health Medical Group, Oklahoma City

Panel 2: Physician-Hospital Integration in the 21st Century

Moderator:

Chris Whybrew, FACHE
Principal
Whybrew Medical Management

Panelists:

Kevin Lewis, MD, CPE, FAASM
Regional President and CEO
SSM Health Medical Group Oklahoma

Brett McClung, FACHE
Executive Vice President
Texas Health Resources

Shelly Miland
Vice President of Finance & CFO
Texas Health Methodist

Panel 3: Improving the Health of Your Community

Moderator:

John Allen, FACHE
Director, Practice Operations, Neighborhood Clinics
Cook Children’s Medical Center

Panelists:

Vida Amin, MD
Neighborhood Clinic Medical Director / Population Health Advisor
Cook Children’s Physician’s Network

Seetha Modi, MBA, MPH, CSSGB
Former Director of Population Health
OZ Systems

Matt Richardson, FACHE
Director of Public Health
Denton County

Panel 4: Palliative Care-Advancing Quality and Improving Costs

Moderator:

Alfred Levy MD
Medical director of Palliative Care
Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital

Panelists:

Brian Bessent, FACHE
Vice President
Hendrick Health System

Alvin Mathe, DO
Center for Geriatrics
University of North Texas Health Science Center

Sarah K. Minor, DO, FACOEP, HMDC
Medical Director
INTEGRIS Hospice and INTEGRIS Hospice House

Speakers Bios:

John Allen, FACHE
Director, Practice Operations, Neighborhood Clinics
Cook Children’s Medical Center

John spent 22 years in the US Coast Guard (USCG). He spent the early part of his military career working as an EMT and health services technician. As a commissioned officer, he worked as a practice administrator and regional practice director. After he left the USCG, he worked as a program director at UNT Health Science Center for a transitional care program. He now works as a Director of Practice Operations at Cook Children’s Physicians Network. He holds a masters in health administration from Baylor University and a masters in public health from the University of West Florida.

Jan Althouse, FACHE, RDH, MHA 
Patient Experience Coordinator, Patient Satisfaction
Cook Children’s Health System, Fort Worth

Jan is the Patient Experience Coordinator, overseeing Patient Satisfaction at Cook Children’s Health System in Fort Worth. She was previously the Business Manager of Pain Management Centers at the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas; Independent Contractor with JK Althouse, RDH in Fort Worth; and Dental Practice Management Coach & Consultant at Jameson Management in Davis, Oklahoma.

She received her Associate degree in Applied Science Dental Hygiene, from Shawnee State College; Bachelor’s in Business Administration Marketing from the University of Nebraska; Master’s in Healthcare Administration from the University of Texas-Arlington and is a Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt through Villanova University.

Vida Amin, MD
Neighborhood Clinic Medical Director / Population Health Advisor
Cook Children’s Physician’s Network

Dr. Vida Amin earned both her medical degree and completed her residency training in Pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. She has also completed executive leadership training via the TCU Advancing Healthcare Leadership Series in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Amin has served as a member of the Cook Children’s Health Plan Board, as well as the System Physician Board. Additionally, she has been the lead physician champion over multiple system quality initiatives and value based projects.

Dr. Amin currently serves as Medical Director of the Cook Children’s Neighborhood Clinics (NHCs), as well as Population Health Advisor for the Cook Children’s Healthcare System, located in Fort Worth, Texas. The Cook Neighborhood Clinics consist of seven community based clinics serving the Fort Worth area and surrounding communities.

During her years as medical director of the NHCs and board member of the health plan, Dr. Amin has helped successfully lead several collaborative efforts between the CCPN Neighborhood Clinics, Cook Children’s Health Plan, and the Cook Children’s Healthcare System. These initiatives have included, but are not limited to, topics such as Asthma Clinical Pathways, Pharmacy Cost Savings, Speech Therapy Project, and Complex Care Navigation.

Dr. Amin has also represented Cook Children’s Physician Network (CCPN) as the lead physician responder and population health advisor on multiple key public health issues in the local community. On a national level, she has represented Cook Children’s at the Children’s Hospital Association: Accountable Health Learning Collaborative, where she joins other children’s hospital representatives in exploring innovative approaches in the quality, cost, and delivery of care within our children’s hospitals. She remains active on several organizational committees, including the system Quality Committee, the Patient Experience Committee, and the Readmissions committee. Dr. Amin is the driver behind departmental process improvement efforts, and the principal force behind the development of various clinical training protocols.

Dr. Amin’s professional mission and passion for excellence contributes to the fulfillment of the Cook’s promise: “Knowing that every child’s life is sacred, it is the promise of Cook Children’s to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.”

Brian Bessent, FACHE
Vice President
Hendrick Health System

Brian received his Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Hardin Simmons University in 1996 and Master of Science in 1998 from the University of North Texas. He began working at Hendrick in 1999 and served as Director of Rehabilitation and Director of Transitional Services until he was promoted to Vice President in 2013. Brian is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He oversees Rehabilitation Services, Long-Term Acute Care, Hendrick Medical Supply, Hendrick Hospice Care, Hendrick Housecalls Home Health, Pathways Palliative Care program, and the Skilled Nursing Facility as well as Patient Relations and Risk Management.

In 2011, Brian helped lead efforts to establish a full service Palliative Care program at Hendrick Health System which has now grown significantly over the past few years.

Brian is on the Board of Directors of the Abilene Industrial Foundation, Hardin-Simmons University Board of Development, Dyess Air Force Base Military Affairs Committee, the Institute of Healthcare Executives and Suppliers and the Texas Hospital Association, Education Committee. He serves as an Honorary Commander for Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene.

Ken Hutchenrider, FACHE
President
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 Masters 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.

Alfred E Levy, MD, FAAFP, DAAHPM
Director Supportive and Palliative Care
Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano

Dr. Levy received his MD from Thomas Jefferson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  His Internship Residency was with Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. This was followed with an active community family practice at Family Medical Center at Garland, in Garland, Texas.  He transitioned to full time to specialty Supportive and Palliative Care at Plano/THHBP in January 2012.

Some of his highlighted accomplishments include:

  • Chairing the Family Practice department, having served on the executive committee at Baylor Garland
  • Serving as Director Baylor Plano Supportive and Palliative Care which is comprised of outpatient services, and hospital service at BSW THHBP and BSW Regional Medical Center Plano since its formation
  • Readmission Committee BSWRMCP
  • Oncology Board Advisory Committee BSW
  • Oncology subcommittee RMCBP,
  • Best Care Committee at THHBP.
  • Ethics committee both RMCBP and THHBP
  • LVAD committee THHBP
  • Best Care Committee for HTPN
  • Advisory Best Care for BSWQA
  • Oncology Advisory Subcommittee HTPN
  • Active member of BSWQA

Dr. Levy’s object: “My focus in medicine is in the area of palliative medicine.  Palliative Medicine is the specialty in medicine that often deals with complex medical, psychosocial and spiritual issues in patients with life limiting circumstances. The primary mission is symptom burden relief, and assistance with advanced planning or direction.  Our perspective at the Supportive and Palliative Care at BSW RMCP and THHBP is more of a global view of the patient with the aforementioned goals. It is different and distinct from hospice care in that our patients often are continuing active treatment with disease suppression with symptom burden relief as the primary goal.”

Kevin Lewis, MD, CPE, FAASM
Regional President and CEO
SSM Health Medical Group Oklahoma

Kevin is a Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine physician by clinical background practicing for 15 years before fully focusing on his journey as a healthcare executive. Kevin is currently the Regional President and CEO of SSM Health Medical Group Oklahoma based in Oklahoma City, OK. Former executive roles include Chief Medical Officer of the Parkridge Health System (HCA) and the Memorial Health Care System (CHI) in Chattanooga, TN, Chief Medical and Quality Officer for the Hillcrest Healthcare System and Utica Park Clinic (Ardent) in Tulsa, OK as well as Chief Medical Officer for Graymark Healthcare in Oklahoma City, OK.

Kevin is a graduate of Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, OK and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center San Antonio for Medical School. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine-Tulsa and Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine fellowship at the University of Kentucky.

Alvin Mathe, DO
Center for Geriatrics
University of North Texas Health Science Center

Dr. Alvin Mathe´ serves on the Palliative Medicine Consult Team at Texas Health Harris Fort Worth Hospital. He also serves as the Medical Director of the Palliative Medicine Fellowship based at UNTHSC, training doctors who have finished a residency in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine and are now specializing in Palliative Medicine. The goal of Palliative Medicine is to prevent and relieve suffering and to ensure the best quality of life for patients and their families.

As the primary physician member of the Palliative Care Consult Team at Texas Health Harris Fort Worth, he helped open a 16-bed Palliative Care Unit, the only such facility in North Texas. He and his team help treat distressing symptoms such as pain, shortness of breath and constipation in hospitalized patients with severe life-limiting disease. They also help treat distressing symptoms in many patients at the end of life.

For more than three years, Dr. Mathe´ served as the local principal investigator of the MOPSE trial (Multicenter Osteopathic Pneumonia Study in the Elderly). He is a team physician for the inpatient unit for Vitas hospice in Fort Worth and serves as Vice President on the Board of Guardianship Services of Tarrant County.

Brett McClung, FACHE
Executive Vice President
Texas Health Resources

Brett S. McClung, FACHE, is the executive vice president and North Zone Operations Leader for Texas Health Resources. He has operating responsibility for owned and partnered assets in the northern 6 county region of Texas driving over $1.6 billion in total operating revenue.

Prior to this role, McClung served as president of hospitals in suburban and large urban markets and has been associated with Texas Health Resources and Harris Methodist in various roles since 1993. In addition to regional board positions, McClung volunteers his leadership to: Healthy Tarrant County Collaboration (past chair), Trinity University Healthcare Advisory Council (Chair), and faculty/moderator for American College of Healthcare Executives (2017 Regent’s Award).

McClung’s honors include being a Wharton Fellow with the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and being a Marshall Memorial Leadership Fellow with the German Marshall Fund of the United States. He also has been recognized as the Dallas Fort Worth Hospital Council Young Executive of the Year, the Early Careerist Healthcare Executive Award from ACHE, and “40 Business Leaders under 40” recognition from the Fort Worth Business Press. McClung earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Southwestern University and a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University. He and his wife Nancy have been married for 25 years and have two daughters, Madison a Graduate Student at Stanford University and Mackenzie, a sophomore at University of Southern California.

Shelly Miland
Vice President of Finance & CFO
Texas Health Methodist

Shelly Miland serves as vice president and group finance officer for Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. In this role, Shelly is responsible for Texas Health Resources hospitals in Fort Worth, Cleburne and Azle, as well as Texas Health Specialty Hospital. Through focused financial leadership, she worked to meet financial targets to the maximum level of performance in 2015. Instead of merely evaluating the bottom line, Shelly takes a comprehensive approach to analyzing strategic and operational projects. Her analysis always includes the Texas Health mission with regard to working with physicians and providing the highest quality of care to patients. Shelly worked diligently to meet financial goals as decreases in 1115 waiver funding occurred and also leads her hospitals in exceeding industry standards for all revenue cycle areas.

She began her employment with Texas Health in 1998 at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas; in 2001 she became director at Texas Health Fort Worth. Shelly became vice president at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital HEB in 2005 where she assumed responsibility for finance, accounting, and the oversight of Springwood Psychiatric Hospital, a separately licensed 50-bed hospital on the Texas Health HEB campus.

In 2007, she advanced to vice president of finance at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital and assisted with the conversion of all technology to Texas Health standard systems and was an integral part of the operations team in the opening of the Texas Health Heart & Vascular Hospital, a 48-bed hospital within Texas Health Arlington Memorial. Shelly began her current role at Texas Health Fort Worth in 2014.

Shelly received a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma and a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is a Certified Public Accountant, a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Fellow in Healthcare Financial Managers Association.

Shelly has been married to her husband, Doug, for 30 years and has a daughter, granddaughter, and grandson. She enjoys mentoring, both professionally and in her church, and enjoys photography, travel and needlework.

Sarah K. Minor, DO, FACOEP, HMDC
Medical Director
INTEGRIS Hospice and INTEGRIS Hospice House

Dr. Sarah Minor is currently the Medical Director for INTEGRIS Hospice and the INTEGRIS Hospice House in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She is a member of the Integris Hospice Board of Directors, the Patient and Family Advisory Council and the Ethics Committee at Baptist Integris Medical Center. After graduating from Oklahoma Christian University, she attended Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, serving as president of the Class of 2000. She then completed an emergency medicine internship and residency through the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Her initial practice of emergency medicine has expanded to include special interests in hospice and palliative medicine and addiction medicine. Dr. Minor is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine (AOBEM). She is also a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians, a C.S. Costin Scholar with Advanced Certificate from the Costin Institute for Osteopathic Medical Education, a Certified Hospice Medical Director (HMDC) and holds an Advanced Studies Certificate in Essentials of Addiction Medicine through the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine. Prior to returning to Oklahoma to work with Integris, she served as Medical Director for the Hospice and Palliative Care program at Mercy Hospital in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Medical Director for Arkansas Hospice, in private addiction medicine practice, and as an emergency physician for Team Health and 360 Degree Medicine. She maintains active membership in the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Medicine Physicians (ACOEP), the American Academy of Addiction Medicine, the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and the Oklahoma Hospice and Palliative Care Association (OHPCA). Outside of medicine, she is a wife and mother of three young men and an avid locally performing flutist.

Seetha Modi, MBA, MPH, CSSGB
Former Director of Population Health
OZ Systems

Seetha Modi is currently the National Director of Learning and Development for OZ Systems – a healthcare technology company that provides state health departments and hospitals with newborn screening solutions for better relationships, better care, and better outcomes. Formerly the Director of Population Health, she now supervises that department which has operational responsibility for all of OZ contracts with state health departments, association partners, grant-funded projects, and hospitals. In her current role, she also oversees OZ Systems’ care coordination services and education programs. Seetha started her career in public health at the American Heart Association and continued addressing cardiovascular health issues through her policy work at the CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. Seetha’s work focuses on systemic process and policy changes that improve the quality of care.

Seetha got her MBA and MPH from Emory University, but still considers herself a Longhorn from her undergraduate days. A seasoned healthcare executive, her career has spanned the public, private and nonprofit sectors. The common thread among her many roles is the satisfaction of knowing her work meaningfully impacts the well-being of others.

Matt Richardson, FACHE
Director of Public Health
Denton County

Dr. Matt Richardson was appointed as the Director of Public Health for Denton County in the summer of 2014. Dr. Richardson previously served as Director with the City of Amarillo and Potter/Randall Counties for 9 years. Dr. Richardson has authored peer-reviewed publications, testified to the Texas Legislature regarding public health issues and continues to advocate for public health practice and resources for Denton County and the state of Texas.

He has a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Abilene Christian University and both Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Public Health from the University of North Texas. He is currently board certified and Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Dr. Richardson also serves as an accreditation site reviewer for public health programs in universities across the US.

Matt lives in Argyle with his wife of 23 years and their two daughters.

Brad Thompson
Manager for Patient Relations and Patient Experience
Hendrick Health System

Brad Thompson is the Manager of Patient Relations, Risk Management and Lean Special Projects at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas. Brad earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from McMurry University, and his Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M-Commerce. He is certified as a patient experience professional by the Patient Experience Institute, as well as a certified health care risk management professional by the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, is deemed a Just Culture Champion by Outcome Engenuity, and is certified as a Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt.

Brad’s background with Hendrick includes roles in human resources, patient relations, quality, risk management and process improvement. Brad has been an integral part of Hendrick’s data analytics efforts toward population health and chronic disease management as well as patient experience. Prior experience includes banking and finance.

Through Brad’s various roles at Hendrick, he has been involved in improvement efforts related to patient experience, facility and systems efficiency, patient safety, revenue enhancement and other quality improvement efforts. Most recently Brad has led implementation efforts to bring the health system’s patient experience surveys into the 21st century with digital outreach and shorter surveys to improve the use and value of patient outcome metrics. The Patient Relations department of Hendrick Medical Center also manages a robust discharge call program to ensure safer transitions for certain at-risk patient populations.

Paul Wright, MD
Medical Director
SSM Health Medical Group, Oklahoma City

Paul Wright, MD, is currently the Medical Director of the SSM Health Medical Group in Oklahoma City. He is also a Teaching Faculty Physician at St. Anthony Hospital Family Medicine Residency; a Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine; a Clinical Associate Professor at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences; and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Family Medicine, Oklahoma State University.

He previously served as President of the Oklahoma Academy of Family Physicians and Department Chairman of Family Practice and Emergency Services at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was an Active Duty Air Force Physician from 1985 to 1995 and Individual Mobilization Augmentee USAF Reserves from 1995 to 2008. He retired with the rank of Colonel.

Paul is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians; an Oklahoma State Medical Association representative; and members of the Medical Advisory Committee at the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association, the Christian Medical and Dental Society, the Oklahoma Academy of Family Physicians and the Oklahoma State Medical Association.

Chris Whybrew, FACHE
Principal
Whybrew Medical Management

Chris Whybrew is a seasoned healthcare executive with over 20 years of experience serving for-profit health systems such as HCA, Community Health Systems, Vanguard Health System, and Capella. Mr. Whybrew has also served independent not-for-profit hospitals. During his career, Mr. Whybrew has served in executive roles ranging from Chief Development Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Whybrew has lead hospitals ranging from 60 bed community hospitals to 336 bed suburban regional referral centers.

While serving as a senior executive, Mr. Whybrew has led operational turn arounds, improved customer service performance, developed and implemented new clinical service lines, and developed regional referral networks. Mr. Whybrew has also lead design and construction of clinical units and facilities. Most recently, Mr. Whybrew lead the design team for an Emergency Center replacement at McAlester Regional Health Center, which incorporated significant Lean/Six Sigma process improvement and Lean construction design concepts.

Presently, Mr. Whybrew owns a healthcare consulting firm, Whybrew Medical Management, LLC, that serves physician groups, small to medium size hospitals, surgical hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. Mr. Whybrew’s primary services focus on strategic planning, growth and development, operations improvement, as well as interim management services.

Mr. Whybrew is a native of Memphis and Nashville, TN, and currently lives in Tulsa, OK. He is a Board certified healthcare executive with the American College of Healthcare Executives and is President of ACHE’s Oklahoma Chapter, Sooner Healthcare Executives. He earned his Masters of Business Administration at The Jack Massey School of Business at Belmont University, in Nashville, TN. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management at Austin Peay State University. He is also an active member at Evergreen Baptist Church, in Tulsa.

 

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A special thanks to Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano for hosting this event!

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