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Third Quarter Education Event

Thursday, August 22, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Approved for up to 3.0 ACHE Face to Face Credits (1.5 per panel)

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Come join us of our next double panel education event. This event is being hosted by TCU’s Neeley School of Business and for the first time, we’ll be meeting at the beautiful Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth.

Panel 1: Rethinking the Ambulatory Care Network

Stuart Flynn MD
TCU & UNTHSC School of Medicine


Kyllan Cody, FACHE
Indendent Consultant

Kenneth Hutchenrider, Jr., FACHE
Methodist Richardson Medical Center

Dr. Todd Richwine, MS, DO, FAACP
Chief Medical Infomatics Officer
Texas Health Family Care

Ruby Taylor
Senior Vice President, Nursing, Population Health
Parkland Health

Panel 2: Population Health Management: Justice, Access and Financial Implications

Karim Kaissi, FACHE
General Manager
Caremore/Anthem, Inc.


Mae Centeno, DNP, RN, CCNS, ANCS-BC
Vice President, Chronic Care Continuum
Baylor Scott & White Health

Bob Ellzey, FACHE
Senior Consultant
TORCH Management Services, Inc.

Joy Parker, MS
Vice President, Community Health Administration
JPS Health Network

Matt Richardson, FACHE
Director of Public Health
Denton County

A special thanks to the TCU Neeley School of Business for hosting this event!

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Speakers Bios:

Mae Centeno serves as Vice President of the Chronic Care Continuum for Baylor Scott & White Health. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Baylor University College of Nursing and the University of Texas at Arlington. In her previous role at BHCS, Dr. Centeno served as Program Manager and Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Heart Failure Program and Advanced Lung Disease Center at Baylor University Medical Center. She frequently gives international presentations on topics such as reducing readmission rates and transforming care for patients with chronic medical conditions. She is currently co-leading a grant-funded project focused on risk stratification and transitional care.



Kyllan Cody serves as independent consultant for NueHealth, which owns, manages, and operates specialty hospitals and surgical centers. Prior to her role as independent consultant, Kyllan served as administrator for Cook Children’s Surgery Center in Hurst, TX. Kyllan has also served as vice president of operations for Methodist Charlton Medical Center, and in various roles in both the for-profit and not-for-profit arena in Texas and Florida.

Kyllan is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and holds a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Cornell University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Wake Forest University.

Kyllan and her husband, William, live in Irving, TX and have two young children, Laurel and Elliott.

Bob Ellzey, MHA, FACHE, has been in healthcare for 30 years and provides a wealth of knowledge in operational leadership, strategic planning, and forming collaborative relationships. He is passionate about improving the health and well-being of people in our communities and is mission driven but margin focused.

Bob is currently a Consultant with TORCH Management Services, Inc., where he provides audits and assessments for Community hospitals, with a focus on the current trends towards ambulatory and urgent care.

He was most recently the President of Texas Health Azle, Texas from 2011-2019, CEO of Mena Regional Health System, Mena, Arkansas from 2008-2011 and has held various other executive level positions with community and tertiary healthcare organizations throughout his extensive career.

A graduate of Baylor University with a BBA, in 1971 and an MHA from University of Houston-Clear Lake, in 1991, he is also a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Bob is a member of many professional organizations including Healthy Tarrant County Collaborative, Board of Directors, (President 2018-19), ACHE North Texas Regents Advisory Council 2014-17, and many others.

He is also a member of many community and religious organizations including the Azle Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, where he was selected as “Business Man of the Year” for 2019, and was also selected as “Health Hero 2019”, by the Fort Worth Business Press.

Bob is married, has two sons and one daughter in law, as well as a new grandson. He enjoys family, friends, community and anything outdoors.

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.

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.

Karim Kaissi, FACHE is the General Manager for CareMore Health – a highly integrated, patient-focused national network bringing team-based care to North Texas. CareMore provides primary care, behavioral health, pharmacy management as well as care coordination and social resources to the community’s most vulnerable, complex and chronically-ill patients. CareMore has a proven track record of increasing access, improving quality and health outcomes while driving down medical costs. Karim has oversight of strategy, growth and operations for CareMore’s Texas market, with overall budget and P&L responsibility from start-up to sustainment and expansion. He is in charge of business and clinical operations, care management functions, payer relations and community engagement.

Prior to CareMore, Karim was with Texas Health Resources for 12 years and held leadership roles in strategy, operations and business development. He is also a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and an active member in our local chapter in North Texas.

Joy Parker received her bachelor’s and master’s of science degrees from Texas A&M University System Health Science Center and holds an additional leadership certification from the University of California, Berkley’s Haas School of Executive Education.

Prior to joining JPS Health Network in 2017 as executive director of Community Health, Joy served in leadership positions of Ambulatory Services and Home Care at Children’s Health in Dallas. During that time, she led efforts to increase access and patient satisfaction in the outpatient clinics, overseeing new clinic expansion and grant-funded programs for at-risk children. Joy led a team to open and operate the hospital’s first Joint Commission-accredited Home Care division as well as oversaw the management of reporting for the hospital’s U.S. News and World report ranking for its ambulatory services.

Since joining the JPS team, Joy has supported initiatives to improve patient access to their medical homes, achieve PCMH certification and successfully complete The Joint Commission survey. Most recently she guided JPS’s efforts to provide telehealth service availability for its employees.

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 24 years and their two daughters.


Todd Richwine, M.S., D.O., FAAFP, is the chief medical information officer (CMIO) for Texas Health Physicians Group (THPG).

Since 2018, Dr. Richwine has lead and assisted in planning, coordinating and overseeing the electronic health record (EHR) and other information technology solutions which providers and clinicians use within THPG.

As a member of Physician Comp Committee, he was also an integral part of the development and deployment of all improvements and modifications to the primary care provider reimbursement structure. In an effort to meet the needs of the community, the providers and prepare for future changes in health care, this committee recently launched the latest version of the Physician/APP salary index including traditional guaranteed salary, wRVU-based salary and an innovative panel model.

Dr. Richwine began his career as a physician at THPG in 2011. Along with providing patient care, he also worked as the physician champion for THPG. As the physician champion, he was the primary Epic physician builder who oversaw the Ambulatory PAC committee and helped leadership in the Epic Refuel. In addition, Dr. Richwine worked to improve the CareConnect One EHR experience for providers and assisted with their training.

He earned his undergraduate degree at Baylor University and earned a masters in integrative physiology at the UT- Houston Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. In 2000, he received his doctor of osteopathic medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth and completed his post graduate residency at the St. Louis University-Forest Park Hospital.

Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, attending his children’s’ sporting events and playing golf.

Ruby Taylor has over 15 years of experience as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and is currently the Senior Vice President of Nursing for Population Health at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Ruby received her Doctor of Nursing Practice with a focus in Nursing Administration from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, where she also received her BSN. Her past experience includes 5 years as a Geriatric Nurse prior to becoming a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. Ruby is also a colposcopist and completed her training at UTSW. Ruby has served as Texas Woman’s University Adjunct Faculty for Critical Care Integration Preceptorship. Ruby has been in nursing leadership for most of her career and enjoys all aspects of leadership, especially mentoring and helping to develop leaders.

Ruby is a recipient of the Great 100 Nurses Award and the D Magazine Nursing Excellence Award.


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Thursday, August 22, 2019
3:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Colonial Country Club
3735 Country Club Circle
Fort Worth,TX76109