COVID-19 Series with Front-Line Leaders: Chris Van Gorder, FACHE of Scripps Health

April 3, 2020 12:30–1:15 p.m. Central time

Join ACHE and Chris Van Gorder, FACHE, president and CEO of Scripps Health, for a free webinar on COVID-19, April 3, 12:30–1:15 p.m., Central time. During the webinar, Van Gorder will share insights into how his organization is addressing this unprecedented crisis and best practices that can be applied in your own organization.

This webinar is the first in a series of executive insights that ACHE will be sharing regarding the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is one of many tools and resources available to healthcare professionals on

Please note that this webinar is free and not eligible for ACHE Qualified Education credits.

STC-ACHE Offering 1.5 Face-to-Face Education Credits at their April 3rd Lunch & Learn

Join the South Texas Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives as we host our Spring Lunch-N-Learn offering 1.5 Face-To-Face Education Credits.

Title: Diversity: Fostering Inclusion of LGBT Patients

Description: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients face many challenges in accessing knowledgeable, unbiased and welcoming healthcare in all practice settings. The potential and/or fear of receiving derogatory remarks, unequitable care, or being turned away from treatment often deters some of the LGBT community and their families from seeking healthcare services. Healthcare equality for all people is a guiding principle of the healthcare management profession. However, discrimination towards the LGBT community continues in the healthcare environment today. This panel discussion will focus on the need to strengthen the pursuance of equity of care and to foster inclusion of LGBT patients and employees.

Our moderator, Amy Stone, Ph.D of Trinity University is an accomplished sociologist who has recently published research on this topic and excited to share / discuss. Join her and our panelists for what is sure to be an enlightening and professionally broadening luncheon. Your ticket includes lunch consisting of Brisket, Smoked Turkey, and Pulled Pork along with all the fixings. Alcohol is available for purchase separately.

12:00 PM – 12:30PM Registration/Networking/Lunch

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Diversity: Fostering Inclusion of LGBT Patients

Moderator: Amy Stone, Ph.D of Trinity University

Panelist #1: Howard Rogers, LMFT; Executive Director, Alamo Area Resource Center

Panelist #2: Peter Andrew Guarnero, R.N.,Ph.D.,M.Sc.; Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing, UTHSCA & Director of Nursing, Pride Community Clinic

Panelist #3: Marcos Garcia; Associate Director, Healthcare Equality Project, Human Rights Campaign Foundation

REGISTRATION FEES (ACHE Member / Nonmember/ Student)

Before March 23nd: $30 / $40 / $20

After March 23rd: $35 / $45 / $25

No Refunds or Cancellations after April 1, 2020

Register on Eventbrite!

For questions, contact Brian Turner, MHA, MBA, FACHE at

MR3 Health Recognized as TOP 10 Pioneer in Patient Monitoring by MD Tech Review

MD Tech Review, a curated knowledge network for physicians and health professionals, has included MR3 Health in it’s list of Top 10 Patient Monitoring pioneers of 2019. The list is included in their December 2019 issue which is devoted to the preventive health benefits and reductions in the costs of care to be realized through effective remote patient monitoring (RPM). The full article, which features an interview with MR3 president, Stan Marett, can be read here. Stan is a regular at our monthly mixers and we’re pleased to share this success with our HLSA family.

Congratulations Stan!


Jennifer Newell Documents Her Entrepreneurial Journey in “Building Betty’s”

HLSA member and marketing advisor Jennifer Newell is documenting her entrepreneurial journey to launch Betty’s Co., a combination of clinic and services aimed at providing a comfortable, one-stop-shop approach for young ladies as they transition from adolescence to women’s health. Jennifer has started a YouTube channel, “Building Betty’s”, to share her experiences with her company to mentor and encourage other young entrepreneurs. Watch Jennifer’s announcement below and be sure to subscribe to her channel at

HLSA Members Offered Discount on Featherstone Executive Lab!

Dr. Sarah Bodner is graciously offering HLSA members a 15 percent discount on her Featherstone Executive Lab, which will be offered in five separate modules on specific dates between January 30th and May 15th of 2020. Dr. Bodner is a highly acclaimed coach and executive advisor whose clients have included Fortune 500 leaders from the fashion, chemical, medical, energy and airline industries. The Lab is designed to help successful leaders take their skills to the next level, and is a good fit for:

  • Leaders new to an executive role
  • Leaders leading strategic initiatives
  • Experienced senior leaders simply wanting to grow their skills

The Lab is capped at 10 registrants to allow each member to receive individualized attention and for the program to be customized to meet the needs of the participants.  Download the Featherstone Executive Lab flyer here, or for more information, or to apply go to To be eligible for the 15 percent discount, select “HLSA” in the application dropdown that asks, “How did you hear about the Lab?”.