Dr. Sarah Bodner on Good and Bad (Office) Politics

Corporate politics are a fact of life, and many of us who have worked in healthcare would probably say they are more prevalent in our industry than in any other. The reality is that they are universal and one must be able to navigate them successfully. But you don’t necessarily have to become a pirate to sail those waters. Instead, read Dr. Sarah Bodner’s excellent blog, “Taking the ‘Ick’ Out of Office Politics” here.

And be sure to watch her brief video on the topic as well.




Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Take some time while you’re here to watch this inspiring TED Talk by Simon Sinek, on how great leaders inspire action. In Simon’s words, “People don’t but what you do, they buy what you believe. And what you do simply proves what you believe.” While the video dates to 2009, some life lessons bear repetition, and Simon is a compelling speaker. Enjoy.


Thinking of a Franchise? Listen to Dru Carpenito’s Podcast

Franchises have been a recent topic of discussion among some of the members of Healthcare Leaders of San Antonio. There seems to be a growing interest in franchise opportunities from different sectors of business, and for a variety of reasons. Not the least of which is career disruption, an unfortunate reality many people in healthcare have experienced.  One thing we do know, whether you’re thinking of a franchise as an alternate career, or as an investment on the side, there are a lot of things you need to know and understand first. So, you can begin by listening to Dru’s podcast here.


STC-ACHE Hosts Fall Educational Event Featuring Panel on Medical Tourism

The South Texas Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (STC-ACHE) is hosting their Fall Educational Event on October 4th, 2019 at the Club at Sonterra. Registration begins at noon, and the event concludes with a networking/happy hour from 4 to 5 pm. The session topic is, Medical Tourism: The Globalization of Healthcare. This is an important topic for today’s healthcare executive, so this is an opportunity not to be missed!

Register now on Eventbrite!

HLSA Regular Stan Marett Interviewed by Temple Daily Telegram

We’re always proud to report on the successes of our regular attendees! A recent article by Janice Gibbs of the Temple Daily Telegram underscores the points made by MR3 President, Stan Marett, earlier this year at the Temple Health and Bioscience District’s pitch competition at its annual Med-Tech Symposium. MR3 took third place at the competition with a presentation on the importance of RPM (Remote Patient Monitoring) as an indispensable tool for physicians in maintaining the health of their patients. In addition to diabetes, there are a number of chronic diseases, including hypertension, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with simple physiologic indicators that can easily be monitored remotely on a daily basis. Changes in such indicators can generate alerts for physicians allowing them to react quickly to adverse conditions. The preventive benefits of routine daily monitoring are significant, a fact recognized by Medicare in the creation of new reimbursement codes for physicians who offer RPM services.

Download a PDF of the full article here.

TTU Offers New Degrees and Certifications in Healthcare

We’ve posted on HLSA before about the great new programs Texas Tech University has launched through their School of Health Professions and now they have expanded their offerings to include online programs for both a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management and a Master of Science in Healthcare Management. The programs are tailored for diverse array of students at competitive tuition rates. TTU also offers a number of 12-hour certificate options, including Long Term Care Administration, which can help distinguish your resume in today’s highly competitive job market.

For more information on these programs, contact the TTU School of Health Professions at 806.743.3220.

Leadership Coach & Author Visits HLSA

Leadership Coach and Author Michael J. Farlow joined us for our June mixer at Aldino’s last week. Michael is a certified master coach and training professional with expertise  in helping leaders improve their performance at work. He is a partner in Wolf Leadership Development, LLC and author of the book, Leaders are Made not Born. Michael graciously donated a few copies of his book for our business card raffle that night and we are most appreciative as are the lucky winners.

Check our Michael’s website at www.leaders-are-made.com.

HLSA Regular Takes 3rd Pace at Annual Med-Tech Pitch Competition

HLSA regular, Stan Marett, took third place at the 3rd Annual Medtech Symposium and Pitch Competition on May 3rd, 2019. This year’s competition was titled, Growing to Success: Startup and Beyond, and was presented by the Temple Health and Bioscience District. Stan’s (pictured at far right with the other winners) presentation was on his company, MR3Health, which offers a remote patient monitoring service (RPM) aimed at preventing diabetic foot ulcers and was named by Tech Tribune as one of the top 10 tech startups in San Antonio for 2019. Congratulations Stan!

ProPublica Article Documents Employment Challenges Faced by Older Americans

A recent article by Peter Gosselin does an excellent job documenting the employment challenges faced by Americans aged 50 and over. Gosselin cites new data analysis by ProPublica and the Urban Institute that shows more than half of older U.S. workers are pushed out of longtime jobs before they choose to retire, often suffering damaging financial loss and significant difficulty in finding new employment. Those who do find employment are often underpaid and underemployed for their skills and experience. Read the full article here.

GCU Doctoral Candidate Seeks Study Volunteers

Rebecca Griffin, a doctoral candidate at Grand Canyon University, is seeking volunteers to take part in a study about physician leadership and external stakeholders.

The following criteria describe those eligible to participate:

  • Staff member at an independent medical practice
  • Work in Nevada, Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Utah, Utah, Colorado or Texas
  • Not a doctor
  • 18 years of age or older

Participants will be asked to do an interview lasting 60 to 90 minutes and will receive a $25 gift card for their time.

For more information, or to volunteer, contact:

Rebecca A. Griffin
Grand Canyon University Doctoral Candidate
Telephone: (210) 278-6970
Email: RGriffin5@my.gcu.edu

Download the study flyer here.