President’s Welcoming Message – 2019

Howdy and Welcome to 2019!

Our hope is that your holidays were a pleasant break from the usual and that you had time with family and friends to recharge and ready yourselves to an eventful 2019.  With the ever changing healthcare landscape, the dynamic economic marketplace and the political environment, 2019 promises to be a year of great continuing opportunity to sharpen our focus on providing care to the patients whom we are privileged to serve.

Your ACHE-SETC Chapter stands ready to assist you in your professional journey for continuing education, networking, mentoring and professional engagement with colleagues across the entire health delivery spectrum.  Take advantage of our quarterly breakfast sessions, other educational and networking opportunities and Leadership Conference on October 23-24.

Our theme this year—“Bold Innovation: the New Era of Medicine”– kicks off with a presentation by Toby Hamilton, MD, on “Innovation: A Moral Imperative” on January 31, 2018 at the Junior League Building at 1811 Post Oak Lane.  If indeed it is still true that it takes 17 years from the lab bench to the bedside for a new procedure to be fully adopted, how do we shorten that time frame for the benefit of our patients?  Additionally, how do we balance the reaction that the “boss has read a new book last week and we have to change again this week” to the continuous expectation for change?

We are looking at new ways to bring you more of the required “Face to Face” ACHE required educational credits.  Be sure to mark the dates of October 23-24 on your calendar for the Chapter’s Leadership Conference.  Six to nine hours of ACHE F2F CEUs will be offered with the opportunity to earn a total of 12 hours for the year via other events scheduled in 2019.

On behalf of the Chapter Board, joined by our Chapter Administrator, Regent and the Foundation Board, we look forward to serving your continuing educational needs and encourage you to “bring a colleague” to one of our sessions.

Jack Buckley, FACHE

ACHE-SETC Chapter President

Regents Message – Fall/Winter 2018

Happy holidays SETX Colleagues,

I cannot believe we’re wrapping up another year and the holiday season is in full swing. It is my wish for each of you to be able to take some time off and enjoy your family and friends this holiday season.

Our 2018 healthcare leadership conference at Texas Woman’s University was one of our best to date. I’d like to express personal appreciation to Don Gibson and volunteer team leaders: Tyra Barge and Cescely Collins. Other key team members who dedicated two full days of their time and talent included Murat Uralkin, Kyle Jenkins, and Jason Baumgarten. Thank you for all that you did to help put together such a great event. I’d like to also recognize and thank TWU’s HA Program Director, Dr. Gerald Goodman, and his entire team for hosting us. It was a great venue and an absolutely beautiful building. We’re hoping TWU will be able to accommodate our healthcare leadership conference in upcoming years.

As many of you are aware, being a member of ACHE plays an important role in professional development and enhances your professional and personal network. Those considering taking the next advancement, I highly recommend and encourage you to make the very important commitment in achieving the very distinguished fellow-ship status. To learn more, visit for more information.

I hope you enjoyed our fourth quarter breakfast session, where we had great attendance on November 8. Harold Griffin, PhD and Alla Adams, PhD, shared their expertise on professional success, leading change and making a difference in the healthcare industry.

Lastly, I thank each and every one of our members for your support and commitment in making this another very successful year. With your help, we will continue to enhance the SouthEastTexasChapter. I wish you all a wonderful and safe holiday that includes lots of quality time with your family and friends.

Be sure to take note of the Save-the-Dates for 2019 events listed in this issue.


Todd Caliva, FACHE

President’s Message Fall/Winter 2018

Dear Healthcare Professionals,

As I near the end my term as the President of ACHE-SETC, I am reminded of being so blessed to have had an opportunity to work with some incredibly talented people within the chapter’s circle of highly professional members.

It has been a privilege to provide service to the chapter and work with fellow board members who help provide the leadership for ensuring that ACHE-SETC continues as one of the largest and highly respected chapters affiliated with ACHE. As Past- President, I look forward to supporting Jack Buckley as he begins his term as President and continuing to serve you in ways that add value to the future direction of the chapter. The board and I look forward to focusing on additional ways to strategically grow the chapter and provide what you as members want.

As 2018 comes to close I want to thank the chapter board and committees for all the support they provided this year. Special thanks to volunteer team leaders Tyara Barge and Cescely Collins for all the hard work and countless hours they invested in coordinating the many volunteers to support each event throughout the year and the healthcare leadership conference. Much of the success of our chapter events are dependent on highly committed and skilled volunteers and their dedication is greatly appreciated. I would also like to express my appreciation to Don Gibson, our chapter administrator, for all his work to ensure the smooth running of the chapter.

Reflecting back there is much to celebrate. For example, a recent chapter survey analysis of the past three years (2016- 2018) revealed the following:

•         SETC consistently outperforms “all chapters’ mean” overall member satisfaction.

•         SETC members have higher satisfaction with the services they consider as highly important compared to all chapters

•         SETC events are well attended compared to the attendance in all chapters

Thanks to the chapter’s “re-instatement campaign” the chapter membership is currently 1460. The goal is to reach 1500 or more by January. Thank you for your support!

Wishing you and yours happy holidays and a great New Year!

Paul O’Sullivan, FACHE

2019 Fall, Winter Newsletter







ACHE-SETC 2018-2019 Mentorship Program

The ACHE-SETC Mentorship Program Committee

(Note Mentee Application Deadline Below)

The ACHE national organization recognizes the importance of providing resources for the healthcare student and the early careerist. ACHE has developed a myriad of leadership development programs, self-assessment tools, resume tools, job search essentials, networking resources and mentorship programs to accommodate healthcare leaders across the entire spectrum.

ACHE-SouthEastTexasChapter welcomes participants in its mentorship program each fall. The purpose of the mentorship program is twofold: to assist students and early healthcare careerists in their growth and development; to give mentors, a satisfying and enriching relationship in which to share their wisdom, insights, and experiences.

Criteria for mentor participation:

  • Membership in ACHE and a current member of the SouthEastTexasChapter with
    • A position as Vice-President, Sr. Executive, or Director in his/her organization OR
    • Minimum of five years of Healthcare Management experience with ACHE Fellow status
  • Willingness to help develop students or early healthcare careerists

Criteria for mentee participation:

  • ACHE Student Associate membership status or current member of the SouthEastTexasChapter
  • Less than five years of healthcare management experience
  • Willingness to develop professionally
  • Signature of faculty advisor or supervisor

Program Timeline:

Sept 1 Accepting Mentor Applications
October 12 Mentee Applications Due
October 31 Matches Announced
May 9 End of Program Celebration

If interested, please complete the Mentor-Mentee Questionnaire Form and send to Representatives from the Membership Committee will follow up with you to match you with your mentor or mentee.

Applications due October 12, 2018.

Regent’s Message Winter 2018

Message from Your ACHE Regent

Winter 20018

Hello Southeast Texas Colleagues,

First, Happy New Year to you and your family, I hope everyone’s year is off to a great start. If you had a chance to attend one of our education sessions last year, thank you for your support.

Special acknowledgement and thanks to Jeanna Bamburg, FACHE for serving as our chapter president last year. Her leadership was greatly appreciated. I would also like to welcome our incoming chapter president Paul O’Sullivan, FACHE.  I am certain Paul will also do a great job leading our chapter.

For those of you who were unable to attend our first quarter breakfast, you missed a great event. Judge Emmett and Memorial Hermann’s lobbyist did a fantastic job reviewing the phenomenal response of our city during Harvey and disaster preparedness for the future.

I announced two Regent awardees from Southeast Texas at the THA Conference during the Horace Coldwell Breakfast session. I could not be more pleased to award both Jeanna Bamburg, FACHE and Anne-Claire France, PhD, FACHE as recipients of the Southeast Chapter. I have known and worked with both for several years and they have made significant contributions to our chapter over the years. Please join me in congratulating them for this award and recognition.
Many of you may be aware that our chapter is a proud recipient of the ACHE 2018 Award for Chapter Merit and the Award for Sustained Performance. During the March 2018 ACHE Congress ACHE-SETC will be presented the awards from the ACHE Chapter Management and Awards program.

Thank you for your continued support of our chapter and all that you do to make SETC one of the largest and strongest chapters in all of ACHE. Special thanks to Charles D. Stokes, FACHE, CEO of Memorial Hermann.  This year, Chuck serves as the National Chairman of ACHE. Thank you Chuck for your leadership and support.

We have some exciting events scheduled. I hope you will consider joining your colleagues for these sessions. As you all know, 2018 Congress on Healthcare Leadership is right around the corner in Chicago. I plan to attend, and hope to see many of you there as well.

Save-the-Dates for the Following Upcoming 2018 Events:

Saturday, March 17
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Community Outreach
Houston Food Bank
535 Portwall Street
Houston, TX 77029

Thursday, April 5
5:45 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
“What’s Up, Boss?”
Junior League of Houston
1811 Briar Oaks Lane
Houston, TX 77027

Friday, April 13
Reg. 12 N – Tee T. 1:30
17th Annual Golf Tournament
Tour 18 Golf Club
3102 FM 1960 East, Humble, TX 77338

Thursday, May 24
6:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Second Quarter
Educational Breakfast Session
Topic/Speaker – TBD
Junior League of Houston
1811 Briar Oaks Lane
Houston, TX 77027


All the best,

Todd Caliva, FACHE
Regent – Texas – Southeast
CEO, Clear Lake Regional Medical Center
(281) 338-3110


Regent’s Message December 2017

Message from Your ACHE Regent

December 2017

Hello Southeast Texas Colleagues,

I want to take this time to extend my well wishes to everyone while we recover from Hurricane Harvey. I know many of you were very involved within your own facilities ensuring that patients were well taken care of throughout the entire storm. It made me very proud to be a part of the profession we have all chosen; to put our patients first and ensure their safety and well-being come first. I will continue to keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. I wish everyone speedy recoveries.

I hope that many of you have had the opportunity to attend one of our breakfast sessions this year. I have been very impressed with the quality of our speakers and the message they all send to all of us as caregivers. To recap our year, we had Armando Nahum talk with us about hospital associated infections, Dr. Benjamin Chu spoke with us about Memorial Hermann Health System, Dr. Jonathan Perlin, MD, PhD spoke with us about HCA Healthcare and Dr. Tejal Gandhi spoke with us about the National Patient Safety Foundation.

In addition to our breakfast sessions, I hope many of you had the opportunity to attend our annual healthcare leadership conference last month. It turned out to be a great event and I would like to thank Don Gibson, Tyra Barge, Cescely Smith and the many volunteers that help make the conference a success. This was our fifth annual conference, and I am hopeful that everyone has enjoyed this educational opportunity at such an affordable price.

I want to take this opportunity to thank Jeanna Bamburg, our 2017 Chapter President, for her leadership and commitment to our chapter. Thank you so much, Jeanna! I would also like to welcome Paul O’ Sullivan as our incoming President of 2018. Paul and Memorial Hermann have been highly supportive of ACHE-SETC over the years and we look forward to Paul’s leadership next year.

Thank you all for your continued support of our chapter and in making this a very successful year. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and spend quality time with family and friends.

Save-the-Dates for the Following Upcoming 2018 Events:

Monday, Feb. 5th 1:30pm – 5:00pm – Texas Hospital Association Pre-Conference – ACHE-SETC

Marriott Marquis Hotel, Downtown.  Conducting two ACHE F2F panel discussions. 3.0 CEUs:

  • “Successfully Leading Change in Healthcare Organizations”, 1:30pm – 3:00pm; and
  • “Using the Baldrige Criteria to Improve Your Organization’s Performance and Quality”, 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Main Conference Days: Tuesday, Feb. 6th and Wednesday, Feb. 7th

Thursday, Feb. 8, 6:45am – 9:15am, First Quarter Educational (Breakfast) Session – The Junior League of Houston Ballroom, 1811 Briar Oaks Lane, Houston, Texas 77027. Topic: Guest Speaker TBA

Thursday, April 5, 5:45pm – 8:15pm, “What’s Up, Boss?” – Location Pending

Friday, April 13, Registration 12 Noon – Tee Time 1:30pm – SETC Annual Golf Tournament – Tour 18 Golf Club, Humble, TX

Thursday, May 24, 5:45am – 8:15am, Second Quarter Educational (Breakfast) Session – The Junior League of Houston Ballroom, 1811 Briar Oaks Lane, Houston, Texas 77027. Topic: Guest Speaker TBA

Thursday, August 9, 5:45am – 8:15am, Third Quarter Educational (Breakfast) Session – The Junior League of Houston Ballroom, 1811 Briar Oaks Lane, Houston, Texas 77027. Topic: Guest Speaker TBA

Wednesday/Thursday, Oct. 10-11 – SETC Annual Healthcare Leadership Conference, Rice Bioscience Research Collaborative, Texas Medical Center.

Thursday November 8, 5:45am – 8:15am, Fourth Quarter Educational (Breakfast) Session – The Junior League of Houston Ballroom, 1811 Briar Oaks Lane, Houston, Texas 77027. Topic: Guest Speaker TBA

All the best,

Todd Caliva, FACHE
Regent – Southeast Texas Region
CEO, Clear Lake Regional Medical Center


2017 Chapter Member Needs Survey – Email Notice from ACHE Begins May 8

The 2017 Chapter Member Needs Survey will be sent May 8–26 via email to all ACHE members who have been chapter members for more than one year. The survey was developed and will be administered by ACHE’s Division of Member Services, Research. Results will be available by September and shared at the Chapter Leaders Conference, Sept. 18–19 in Rosemont, Ill.

The 2017 survey asks about your familiarity and satisfaction with your chapter and also focuses on the chapter’s events and volunteer opportunities.

As your chapter president, I encourage you to respond to the survey so the results are as representative as possible. Based on our members’ participation for 2016 the results were greatly appreciated. Please take the time to complete this year’s survey. Your input does make a difference.

Thank you.

jeanna barnard

Jeanna Barnard, FACHE
President, ACHE-SETC

Proud Recipient of ACHE 2017 Award for Chapter Distinction

Chapter_2017_distinctionDuring the March 2017 ACHE Congress ACHE-SETC was presented an Award of Chapter Distinction from the ACHE Chapter Management and Awards Program. This program was established to “ensure the delivery of high-quality services to ACHE members and other healthcare executives at the local level. ACHE designed this program to provide chapter performance incentives and acknowledge outstanding accomplishments based on objectively measured results”.  The award performance standards on which the awards are based are as follows:

Education and Networking Performance

This measure is a simple calculation of indexed attendee hours, which are programming hours multiplied by the number of attendees for each event divided by total chapter membership at the beginning of the current year.

Chapters must provide at least 13.4 hours of chapter event programming per chapter member.* ACHE-SETC provided 23.3 hours of chapter event programming per chapter member.

Net Membership Growth

Net membership growth is measured by the percentage difference between the total number of ACHE-affiliated chapter members in all membership categories at the beginning of the year and at the end of the year.

Chapters must have a net membership growth of 9.6 percent. *

Level of Member Satisfaction

Each chapter must have a top-ranking level of member satisfaction.
Chapters must receive 4.0 or higher on a five-point scale in chapter member satisfaction. *

ACHE-SETC received 4.0 in chapter member satisfaction.

Advancement of Eligible Members

Advancement of eligible members is measured by the percentage of the eligible pool of members affiliated with the chapter who advance to Fellow or pass the Board of Governors Exam each year.

A Chapter must advance a number greater than or equal to 9.2 percent of the chapter members eligible to advance at the beginning of the year.*

Award of Chapter Merit Awarded to all chapters that meet one of the four performance standards.
Award of Chapter Distinction Awarded to all chapters that meet two of the four performance standards.
Award for Chapter Excellence Awarded to all chapters that meet three of the four performance standards.
Board of Governors Award Awarded to all chapters that meet all four of the performance standards