New! UT Health Shares Stories with HLSA: Read about their new partnership with the SA Spurs

Our friends at UT Health have kindly agreed to share the latest stories and articles from their own newsletter to aid us in our ongoing efforts to bring additional value to our HLSA members. We hope, in our own small way, to help them reach even more readers in the healthcare and general business communities. That being said, please take a moment to read the story below about their new sports medicine partnership with the San Antonio Spurs. It does seem like a natural. #uthealth #spurs #sportsmedicine #partnership

UT Health: Partnership with SA Spurs a Slam Dunk

The San Antonio Spurs announced a multi-year partnership with UT Health San Antonio in a joint effort to pursue innovations in human performance and improve the health of the greater San Antonio community.

With this agreement, the Spurs have named UT Health San Antonio as their official sports medicine partner with Guy Nicolette, MD, as the new lead sports medicine physician. This thoughtfully designed partnership is built on the principles of research, medical and public health education, and will feature community health programming across the city.

Read the full article here.


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 [email protected]

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?”.



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.

HLSA Regular’s Company Named one of Top 10 SA Tech Startups for 2019!

Congratulations go out to Stan Marett, whose company, MR3 Health, was recently named by Tech Tribune, as one of the best tech startups in San Antonio for 2019.  The Tech Tribune is an online publication that provides insights on the latest technology and compiles lists of the best startup companies worldwide. Some of the criteria for inclusion include revenue potential, leadership team, brand/product traction and the competitive landscape.

The company was also featured on Startups San Antonio, a site devoted to the latest on San Antonio’s STEM ((science, technology, engineering and mathematics) startups.

Stan is a regular attendee of our monthly HLSA mixers and is a respected and well known figure in the San Antonio healthcare community.