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 www.thefeatherstonegroup.com/Lab/. To be eligible for the 15 percent discount, select “HLSA” in the application dropdown that asks, “How did you hear about the Lab?”.



Save the Date! Healthcare Landscape 2020 is Friday, January 31, 2020

Healthcare Landscape 2020 will take place Friday, January 31, 2020 at the St. George Maronite Center  at 6070 Babcock Road here in San Antonio. This the South Texas Annual Joint Conference on the future of healthcare, led by the South Texas Chapter of ACHE, the South Texas Chapter of HFMA and the Greater San Antonio Healthcare Foundation. The focus for this year’s conference will be Innovating for the Futureand will feature a keynote address by Gus Cardenas, President & CEO of the Austin Healthcare Council, on  Disrupting Healthcare Through Innovation. The day-long conference will offer presentations and insights from a number of distinguished healthcare leaders from San Antonio and across Texas including Allen Harrison, President & CEO of Methodist Healthcare System, George Hernandez, President & CEO of University Health System and Ted Shaw, President & CEO of the Texas Hospital Association. Healthcare Landscape is one of San Antonio’s most significant conferences in terms of value and industry insights and is an opportunity not to be missed.  You can download the conference agenda here and register for Healthcare Landscape 2020 here.

Interested in supporting Healthcare Landscape 2020? See the suggested support levels here and contact Jim Hall, STC-ACHE Treasurer at [email protected].



Vice Admiral (Ret) Raquel Bono, MD to speak at Holly Auditorium on November 21st

Dear Colleagues,

Please gather with your friends and colleagues on Nov. 21 for the Military Health Institute Distinguished Lecture featuring Vice Admiral (Ret) Raquel Bono, MD, the former Director of the Defense Health Agency.

Dr. Bono led the unprecedented merger of four separate health delivery systems into an integrated system of readiness and health for the entire military. She will share her experiences and insight for designing and sustaining a value-based health system through disruptive leadership.

A reception begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by Dr. Bono’s presentation from 6:30 pm to 7:30 p.m. in the Holly Auditorium on the UT Health San Antonio campus, located at 7703 Floyd Curl Drive in the South Texas Medical Center.

For more details and to register, please visit: https://makelivesbetter.uthscsa.edu/mhilecture

With great respect,

Byron C. Hepburn, M.D., FAAFP

Maj Gen, USAF, Ret.


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.