ACHE-SETC | 2017 Annual Healthcare Leadership Conference
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The SETC Annual Conference on Healthcare Leadership October 11 & 12, 2017

Join your colleagues for another year of cutting-edge topics at this premier healthcare leadership conference, Oct. 11, 12 in the Rice Bioscience Research Collaborative (see in above photo), Texas Medical Center. Interact with health system decision-makers, trustees, key facility leaders, managers, and other healthcare professionals representing various sectors and professions in health regions, authorities and alliances, hospitals, long-term care organizations, public health agencies, community care, mental health and social services. In addition, this conference draws participants from education and research organizations,
professional associations, consulting firms, and other health related product and service companies.

Learn from healthcare leaders and industry experts about best practices. Discover the benchmarks that are best for your organization. Evaluate operational improvement scenarios, quality measures and solutions that may enhance the performance of your responsibilities.

This ACHE-SETC 2017 event is more than just a conference it’s an opportunity to invest in an exchange of knowledge that may make a difference in your career growth and/or professional performance.

Schedules and Sessions

6:30 am – 7:10 am  (Exhibition Hall)

Continental Breakfast

Onsite Registration and Networking

7:10 am – 7:30 am (Main Auditorium)

ACHE-SETC Welcome (Opening Session)

  • Jeanna Barnard, President, ACHE-SETC
  • Todd Caliva, President Educational Foundation – SETC
  • Keynote Speaker: Chuck Stokes, President/CEO, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System and ACHE Chairman

7:30 am – 9:00 am (Main Auditorium)

ACHE F2F Panel Discussion #1

Career Positioning – Proactively Managing Your Professional Development

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore steps individuals should take within his or her organization and in the surrounding community to reach the next level of his or her career
  • Understand the importance of networking or not working and the value of involvement in a professional association
  • Gain value-added support by working with a mentor/coach

9:00 am – 9:15 am (Break)

9:15 am – 10:45 am (Main Auditorium)

ACHE F2F Panel Discussion #2

Closing Gaps in Patient Care Plans: The Executive’s Role in Engaging Caregivers to Improve Patient Safety, Quality of Care, and Operating Margins

Learning Objectives:

  • Leadership’s role in creating an environment that invites and enables care
    teams to succeed through application of a high reliability organization
  • How a quality of care plan can provide a competitive advantage
  • Discover ways innovative technology is impacting transitions of patient
    care by providing effective means for preventing harm

10:45 am – 11:00 am (Break)

11:00 am – 12:00 pm (Breakout Sessions 1A & 1B)

1A/1B are ACHE Qualified Education CEUs – 60 Minute Sessions)

Breakout Session 1A (Main Auditorium)

Essential Qualities Healthcare Boards Look for When Hiring CEOs of the Future”

(Sponsored by National Association of Corporate Directors)

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the challenges facing the healthcare industry and the need to
    reevaluate leadership qualifications for the future
  • Identify essential qualities needed to position a CEO for success
  • Why leaders who adapt to change are more likely to thrive in the
    transitioning health care landscape
  • What the health system/hospital leaders of tomorrow will be like

Breakout Session 1B (Room 106 – Adjacent to Main Auditorium)

Value of Postgraduate Fellowships and Residencies to the Sponsoring Organizations and the Individuals

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the advantages of serving as
    host/sponsoring organization for a Health Administrative Fellowship/
    Residency program
  • Identify the added value to the host/sponsoring organization by
    sponsoring a Health Administrative Fellowship/Residency program
  • Describe ways to utilize the capabilities of ACHE national to develop,
    sponsor, publicize and recruit applicants for a Health Administrative
    Fellowship/Residency program

12 pm – 12:45 pm (Exhibition Hall)

Lunch and 45 Minute Presentation

1 pm – 1:15 pm – Break

1:15 pm – 2:45 pm (Main Auditorium)

ACHE F2F Panel Discussion #3

Developing High Performance Teams

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the importance of collaboration in the workplace and identify
    strategies used by best practices
  • Describe how individual contributions to team efforts are rewarded
  • How to measure team success

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Breakout Sessions 2A, 2B, 2C)

ACHE Qualified Education CEUs (Category II, 60 Minute Sessions)

Breakout Session 2A (Main Auditorium)

Balancing the Strategic Framework – the Fourth Aim

Learning Objectives:

  • The quadruple aim: better health, better Care, lower Cost….and now
    engaged stakeholders
  • What employee engagement is really all about
  • Know the key to building an infrastructure of team excellence in any organization

Breakout Session 2B (Room 106 – Adjacent to Main Auditorium)

How Collaboratives Can Create Value in Promoting Antimicrobial
Stewardship and Reducing Patient Harm

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss urgent public health issues around antimicrobial resistance and stewardship
  • Explore steps in developing an effective antimicrobial stewardship program
  • Gain insight into why there is a major need to work across the continuum of care on a community-wide basis

Breakout Session 2C (2nd Floor Lecture Hall)

Planning and Designing the Hybrid OR Space: The Devil is in the Details!

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the necessity in having a comprehensive early engagement between medical equipment planners with the architectural and engineering project teams
  • The importance of deciding whether fixed imaging placement is either floor or ceiling based early in the design process
  • Understanding the importance of early vendor engagement from a structural and cost/time perspective

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm (Main Auditorium)

ACHE F2F Panel Discussion #4

Medical Staff Relations: Critical to the Success of Healthcare Organizations

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of what physicians need from hospital leaders and vice versa
  • Explore the value of inter-hospital studies to set the stage for collaborative
    opportunities between medical staff and hospital leaders
  • Identify effective strategies for collaboration from medical staff and hospital leader’s perspective

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm (Exhibition Hall & Patio)

Networking Reception

6:45 am – 7:15 am  (Exhibition Hall)

Arrival of attendees – networking opportunities continue, continental breakfast

7:30 am – 9:00 am (Main Auditorium)

ACHE F2F Panel Discussion #5

Bending the Execution Curve: Implementing Successful Organizational Change in Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify key factors required to advance successful organizational change in hospitals and healthcare organizations
  • How to create pull for change by appropriately engaging both front line and senior leadership
  • Describe methods used to sustain organization change over time

9:00 am – 9:15 am (Break)

9:15 am – 10:45 am (Main Auditorium)

ACHE F2F Panel Discussion #6

Healthcare Executive Career Management in a Web 2.0 Era

Learning Objectives:

  • Review social networking and implications for hiring authorities and job seekers
  • Describe local healthcare executive employment market and the tools
    tactics and strategies that organizations are using to attract top talent
  • Explore how executive recruiters are using social media to find candidates

10:45 am – 11:45 pm (Breakout Sessions 3A & 3B)

ACHE Qualified Education CEUs (Cat. II, 60 Minute Sessions)

Breakout Session 3A (Main Auditorium)

Current Changes in the Political Landscape & its Implications for Healthcare Delivery

Breakout Session 3B (2nd Floor Lecture Hall)

Topic Pending

11:45 pm – 12:30 pm (Exhibition Hall)

Lunch and 45 Minute Presentation

(1.0 hour ACHE QE CEUs)

Equity and Climate Issues for LGBT Patients and Employees: Fostering Inclusion of LGBT Patients and Employees

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients face any challenges in accessing knowledgeable, unbiased and welcoming healthcare in all practice settings
  • Why healthcare equality for all people is a guiding principle of the
    healthcare management profession
  • How to strengthen the pursuance of equity

12:30 pm – 12:45 pm – Break

12:45 pm – 2:15 pm (Main Auditorium)

ACHE F2F Panel Discussion #7

Physician Integration Approaches

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the key influences that are driving physicians and hospitals to align
  • Gain insight into the strengths and weaknesses of traditional physician-Hospital integration models vs. the latest innovative approaches
  • Explore the value of a hospital-physician partnership

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm (Break)

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm (Breakout Sessions 5A, 5B)

ACHE Qualified Education CEUs

Breakout Session 5A (Main Auditorium)

The Role of Leadership in Robust Process Improvement

Breakout Session 5B (Room 106 – Adjacent to Main Auditorium)

Topic Pending

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm (Main Auditorium)

ACHE-SETC F2F Panel Discussion #8

Mindful Leadership: Leading with Heart and Mind for Healthcare Leaders

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand why mindfulness is an important topic today
  • How leaders can develop mindful skills
  • Methods for implementing mindful practices to enhance employee,
    physician and patient engagement

5:00 pm (Adjourn – Conference concluded)


ACHE-SETC Registration Fee Covers:

  • Continental Breakfast (Wednesday/Thursday
  • ACHE F2F & QE Sessions
  • Lunch (Wednesday/Thursday) plus 45 minute presentations
  • 12 Hours of ACHE Face-to-Face CEUs
  • Choice between multiple concurrent one-hour sessions of ACHE QE CEUs
  • After Hours Reception (Greet & Meet and/or Network or Not Work Opportunity) (Wednesday)

ACHE National Member (2017 Dues Paid as ACHE National Member)

Register Today – $495 

One-Day Rate – $250 on-site registration only.

Register Now ($395)

Non-ACHE National Member

Register Today – $625

One-Day Rate – $325 on-site registration only.

Register Now ($525)

ACHE National Student Associate (2017 Dues Paid as ACHE Student Associate)

Register Today – $200

One-Day Rate – $100 on-site registration only.

Register Now ($100)

Non-ACHE National Student Associate

Register Today – $250

One-Day Rate – $125 on-site registration only.

Register Now ($175)

Note: If you are in need of less than 12 hours of ACHE F2F CEUs (1.5 hours/session) and would like to purchase individual F2F sessions, the fee is $65 each. If you would like to purchase individual Qualified Educational CEUs (1.0 hour/session), you may purchase one for $45 or two for $60. You can ONLY register for the individual sessions on-site at the ACHE –SETC Registration Headquarters October 11 & 12, Exhibition Hall, Rice Bioscience Research Collaborative.