2019 Healthcare Leadership Conference

October 29-30, 2019

InterContinental Houston – Medical Center

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About the Conference

Understanding healthcare delivery as a complex system requires meticulously navigating the waters of periodic uncertainty, unpredictability, opportunities and possibilities, while focusing on being efficient, effective, and impartial.

As a healthcare careerist you chose to enter a professional arena that is one of the most challenging and complex industries ever created. By making that choice you have undoubtedly recognized, early on, just how complex healthcare management really is and definitely requires you to keep pace with the changing healthcare climate.

This high-level conference features knowledgeable leaders from Texas and national leading hospitals, health systems and other major healthcare facilities that will share their insights and advice on lessons learned from “navigating the complexities of healthcare management” during their careers. Join your colleagues in learning from these seasoned experts.

By attending this conference you will also have the opportunity to re-evaluate your management skills and career path and hopefully provide you inspiration to be better prepared for the future.

Who Should Attend?

Professionals from Health Systems/Hospitals/Other Healthcare Facilities

  • CEO’s
  • COO’s
  • CFO’s
  • Chief Medical Officers
  • Chief Quality Officers
  • Chief Marketing Officers
  • Chief Nursing Officers
  • Chief Innovation Officers
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Directors of Diversity/Inclusion
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Medical Management
  • Community Health
  • Medical Directors
  • Innovation
  • Managed Care
  • Care Management
  • Operations
  • Finance
  • Strategy
  • Business Development

Also of interest to:
Vendors; Solution Providers; Nursing Home Managers; Medical Practice Administrators; Home Health Care; Physician Groups; Healthcare Consultants


DAY ONE – Tuesday, 10/29/2019 – 7th Floor, InterContinental Hotel

6:30am – 7:10am Onsite Registration and Breakfast
7:10am – 7:20am ACHE-SETC Welcome & Opening Session
7:20am – 7:45am Special Guest Speaker
7:45am – 9:15am On the Executive Tract, Leading People Who are More Experienced than You (ACHE F2F No. 1)
9:15 am – 9:25am BREAK
9:30am – 11:00 am RN & Clinical Staff Retentions & Turnover (ACHE F2F No. 2)
11:00 am – 11:10 am BREAK
11:15am – 12:15pm Concurrent Sessions (ACHE QE CEUs): T1A – T1E
12:15pm – 1:00pm LUNCH & ENTERTAINMENT
1:00pm – 2:30pm Behavior Change and Patient Engagement: The Endgame for Gamification in Healthcare (ACHE F2F No. 3)
2:30pm – 2:40pm BREAK
2:45pm – 3:45pm Concurrent Sessions (ACHE QE CEUs): T2F – T2J
3:45pm – 3:55pm BREAK
4:00pm – 5:30pm Sustainable Strategies to Support Resiliency and Professional Well-Being for Healthcare Professionals (ACHE F2F No. 4)

DAY TWO – Wednesday, October 30, 2019.

6:45am – 7:15am Arrival//Breakfast/Networking
7:30am – 9:00am Developing an Environment of Civility and Respect in Healthcare Organizations: Resources to Empower Healthcare Leaders to Identify, Intervene, and Prevent Workplace Bullying, Incivility and Disrespect (ACHE F2F No. 5)
9:00am – 9:10am BREAK
9:15am – 10:45am Diversity in Healthcare Management: Value-Added Business Sense (ACHE F2F No. 6)
10:45am – 10:55am BREAK
11:00am – 11:55am Concurrent Sessions (ACHE QE CEUs): W3A – W3E
12:00pm – 12:45pm LUNCH & ENTERTAINMENT
12:45pm – 2:15pm The Future of Healthcare Financing (ACHE F2F No. 7)
2:15pm – 2: 25pm BREAK
2:30pm – 3:25pm Concurrent Sessions (ACHE QE CEUs): W4F – W4J
3:30pm – 5:00pm Legalized Possession and Use of Cannabis: A Legal and Ethical Dilemma for Healthcare Organizations (ACHE F2F No. 8)
5:00pm ADJOURN



6750 Main Street
Houston, TX 77030 (Google Map)

Reservations: 1-800-261-9143 *

Or click here to make your hotel reservation online

* Mention ACHE-SETC Conference to get discounted rate

ACHE-SETC has reserved a number of rooms at the reduced rate of $159/night, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis until

October 6, 2019, or until sold out.


Featured Speakers

(Many more confirmations to be announced)

Jennifer Wagnenaar, FACHE
Division Chief Nursing Officer
HCA/Mountain Division, (Cottonwood Heights, UT)

Jim Janek, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
Rice Medical Center (Houston)

Roberta Schwartz, PhD, FACHE
Executive Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer
Houston Methodist, TMC (Houston)

Beth Bolick, PhD
Professor and Civility Expert
Rush University, College of Nursing (Chicago, IL)

Shibu Varghese
Sr. Vice President/Chief of Human Resources
MD Anderson Cancer Center, TMC (Houston)

Joy Calloway
Interim Executive Director
NAHSE Headquarters (Washington, D.C.)

Kimberly Curtin
DNP Clinical Administrative Director Thoracic & Orthopedic Center
MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston)

Syed Raza, MD
Chief Medical Officer
CHI St. Luke’s – The Woodlands

Monica Vargas
Chief Executive Officer
The Hospitals of Providence East Campus (El Paso, TX)

Randall Stenoien, MD
Chair, Hospital Chiefs of Staff
Harris County Medical Society (Houston)

Denise Lew
Deloitte Consulting (Arlington, VA)

Rob Followell
The Followell Company (Gainesville, GA)

Mary Stefl, PhD
Retired Faculty
Trinity University (San Antonio, TX)

Steve Sullivan
Managing Director
Pearl Meyer (Houston)

Austin Jones
Market Vice President/CFO
CHI St. Joseph (Bryan College Station, TX)

Angela Shippy, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Memorial Hermann Health System (Houston)

Rosalyn Carpenter
Chief Diversity Officer
Common Spirit Health (Chicago, IL)

Benjamin Foster
Regional Vice President Human Resources
HCA Gulf Coast Division (Houston)

Pam Potter, FACHE
Director, Practice Operations Specialty Physician Group
Houston Methodist

Michael J. “Mike” McBride, FACHE
Senior Healthcare Executive
Principal, Mike McBride Healthcare (Cold Spring, TX)

Puneet Freibott, DNP
Chief Nursing Officer
HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center

Stephen Spann, MD
Family Physician and Dean
University of Houston College of Medicine

Liisa Ortegon
Senior VP & Chief Nursing Executive
Houston Methodist Hospital

Mujtaba Ali-Khan, D.O.
Assistant Chief Medical Officer
HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division

Catherine Giegerich, DNP, FACHE
Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer
Memorial Hermann – The Woodlands



What is the cancellation policy?

All cancellations must be received 1 week prior to the first day of the event in order to receive a refund minus a $150 administrative fee. All cancellations less than 1 week prior to the first day of the event will be given a credit to a future event which is valid for one year. Your registration may be transferred to a member within your organization up to 24 hours prior to the first day of that event. All ACHE-SETC events are subject to change or updated and we reserve the right to alter all sessions without prior notice.

Can the registration be transferred to a colleague?

Yes – please email us in writing at quantumleadership@ache-houston.org with the colleague’s name and title

Where can I find information on the venue/accommodations?

Please visit the hotel website for specific information. The conference fee does not include the cost of accommodations.

What is the suggested dress code?

Business casual. Meeting rooms can sometimes be cold. While room temperature may be impacted by the number of people in a room, setting room temperatures lower also ensure that prevailing bacteria are not given the opportunity to flourish, as they would were temperatures higher, therefore we recommend a sweater or light jacket.




Special Allowance
If you interested in only attending the Networking Reception Tuesday, 5:30pm – 7:00 you may register on site on Tuesday, October 29. The fee is $50. Coded name badge will be provided