Regent’s Spring 2016 Message


Greetings Texas-Southeast colleagues,

It is with mixed emotions that I pen my final Regent message. I’ve accepted a position as the SVP of Operations for Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

I am honored to have had the opportunity to serve as your Regent and I will miss collaborating with the exceptional healthcare leaders, members and partners in Southeast Texas.


Upcoming Events:

April 28, 2016 – ACHE-SETC 2nd Quarter Educational Breakfast Session, The Junior League of Houston Ballroom, Houston, TX, Register Now!

May 18-20, 2016 – ACHE-SETC Annual Conference on Healthcare Leadership/Medical World Americas Conference, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX, Register Now!

2016 Texas-Southeast Regent Early Career Healthcare Executive Award – Rachel M. Murray

Ms. Murray is the UTMB Business Manager of Transplant Services and since completing her fellowship there at UTMB, she has taken numerous leadership roles to include leading a quality improvement team in identifying ways to reduce errors in chemotherapy ordering, and serving as the project lead for the Unit Based Clinical Leadership program at UTMB. She’s come up with innovative ways to optimize and standardize processes and has participated in numerous efforts and events to support our community and our local chapter.

News from the Texas Woman’s University HCA Program
The HCA Program at TWU was recently re-accredited by CAMHE for another 7 years. 2015 marked the 20th consecutive year that the program has been accredited.

Executive MHA:
The HCA Program at TWU recently introduced its executive MHA degree option. The option is available to experienced managers (3-5 years of management experience). The Executive MHA option is under the same CAHME accreditation umbrella as the regular MHA Program, and issues the same MHA degree. The GRE/GMAT entry exam requirement is waived, as are the Level I foundation courses. Courses are from the regular TWU MHA degree program, and follow the same TWU MHA course rotation.

All the Best!

Jessie L. Tucker III, PhD, FACHE
Regent for Texas – Southeast
EVP & Hospital Administrator
Harris Health & LBJ Hospital

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