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:

With great respect,

Byron C. Hepburn, M.D., FAAFP

Maj Gen, USAF, Ret.


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.

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!

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: [email protected]

Download the study flyer here.


Save the Date: Healthcare Landscape is March 22, 2019!

Be sure and mark your calendars for the annual Healthcare Landscape Conference on March 22, 2019. The theme for the day-long conference will be The Cost of Care and Price Transparency and will feature a keynote address on the Future of Consumerism from John Fifer, President and CEO of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Download the save-the-date flyer here.

Smile! HLSA Visited by Brident Dental!

One of the great pleasures of our monthly HLSA networking mixers is meeting representatives from the wonderful businesses around San Antonio and learning more about them. In an effort to share more about those opportunities with our followers we have started posting them here, on our website, along with notices about community events that have a business focus.

At our June 14th mixer we were privileged to meet Katie McCormick, the Community Relations Representative from Brident Dental.  You’ve probably seen the Brident locations driving around town, and Katie tells us there are many locations all over Texas, including the Dallas-Ft. Worth area and Houston.

Here, in a nutshell, is what Brident has to say about their services,

Brident Dental and Orthodontics is a family centered dental group offering nearly all dental services under one roof. We take most insurances including Chip and Medicaid as well as offering a free exam and xray for those without insurance. For any specialty treatments such as braces or implants we offer free consultation with our doctors.

To schedule a general appointment, free specialty consultation, or for any questions please call Katie McCormick at 830-563-7305.

The Health Cell Hosts a Boot Camp for Healthtech Startups on May 11th-13th, 2018

Our friends at The Health Cell are hosting a three-day boot camp for entrepreneurs looking to start or join a healthtech company. The event will take place at Geekdom from Friday, May 11th, to Sunday, May 13th, and will, according to Xconomy correspondent, David Holley, “offer prospective executives mentorship and classes from local experts in medical, technology, and business fields, according to the organizer, The Health Cell, a life sciences and healthcare-focused group that was founded in 2013. The schedule includes classes on topics such as giving an elevator pitch, customer validation, and regulatory and legal issues in creating a healthtech company.”

See Mr. Holley’s full article at Xconomy: Healthtech Boot Camp




Texas Tech University Offers New Programs in Health Administration

Healthcare Leaders of San Antonio is pleased to  share the news that the School of Health Professions at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock is offering several exciting new programs including an MS in Healthcare Administration and a BS in Healthcare Management. A number of graduate certification courses are also offered including Health Systems Policy and Management and Health Informatics and Data Analytics, Healthcare Finance and Economics, and Health Systems Engineering and Management.  There is much more to know, so you can download a Power Point presentation on the graduate programs here, and on the undergraduate programs here. Graduate programs are offered in 100% online and 8-week accelerated courses, and undergraduate programs are offered in traditional semesters.

For more information please contact  Department Chair Ryan N. Schmidt at [email protected], or Undergraduate Program Director Shenae Samuels at [email protected].