On Thursday evening, June 23, 2009, ACHE – SouthEastTexasChapter’s newest local program council (LPC) had its debut event, hosted by Lamar University, College of Business, Beaumont, Texas. The keynote speaker Ivan Wood, attorney for Strasburger & Price, LLP from Houston presented timely advice on “Anti-Kickback and Stark: Overview and Recent Developments”. The event was well attended with 104 healthcare professionals and students. Several officials of the ACHE – SETC Board of Directors drove from Houston to show their support. Special thanks to the GTLPC’s Committee Co-Chairs, Kevin Herrington, FACHE, Regional Vice President of Altus Healthcare Management Services, Beaumont, Texas, Lane Colvin, Administrator, Kate Dishman Rehabilitation Hospital, Beaumont, Texas and Dr. Bradley Mayer, Program Director, College of Business, Lamar University.
L to R. Lane Colvin (Co-Chair, GTLPC Committee). Ivan Wood, JD (Keynote Speaker) and guests Kent Ashley and David Townson
Others on the GTLPC Committee that contributed to the success of the event include:
- Guy Giesecke, FACHE, COO, Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospitals,
- Joe Chapman, President of Corporate Affairs, Harbor Healthcare System, Beaumont, TX
- Todd Senters Sr., FACHE, Administrator, USPI Beaumont Surgical Affiliates, Beaumont, TX
- Peter Isaac, M.D., Pathologist, Beaumont, TX
- Karen McRight, Regional Director, CHRISTUS Health, Beaumont, TX
ACHE – SETC currently has two active local program councils, ACHE – Brazos Valley Local Program Council, College Station, Texas and more recently ACHE – SETC Golden Triangle Local Program Council. The ACHE – SETC’s southeast Texas region consist of 29 counties with over 1100 members. Since it is not practical for some members of the chapter to drive long distance to attend quarterly educational sessions or other chapter events the Board of Directors created the local program councils to bring educational programs closer to the members. In addition, as an extension of ACHE – SETC, the LPC provides members the opportunity to access more resources as well as realize additional benefits of belonging to a major chapter affiliated with ACHE national.
If you are interested in becoming a member of ACHE (and automatically become a member of ACHE – SouthEastTexasChapter) please go online to www.ache.org and apply for membership. For further information contact Don Gibson, FACHE, President, Quantum Leadership, Inc. (281-398-7877)