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ACHE/NFLHE Caucus Educational Event

American College of Healthcare Executives Central Texas Chapter

Friday, June 13, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM (CDT)

ACHE/NFLHE Caucus Educational Event

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The ACHE/NFLHE Caucus Educational Event

Career Positioning— Proactively Managing Your Professional Development

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1.5 Face-to-Face Hours

 

Friday, June 13, 2014

11:30am – 4:30pm

 

St. David’s Medical Offices

919 East 32nd Street

Austin, TX 78705

5th Floor Auditorium

 

After Event Social at:

The Salty Sow

1917 Manor Rd., Austin, TX

 

Description:

The American College of Healthcare Executives - Central Texas Chapter and the National Forum for Latino Healthcare Executives Caucus is proud to bring you our first educational event.

This panel will focus on the nuts and bolts of career planning. It will explore steps an individual should take within his or her organization and in the surrounding community to reach the next level in his or her career. The program will begin with an opening presentation from the keynote speaker, followed by brief opening remarks of approximately 10 minutes by the moderator, and 15-minute presentations by each of the three panelists. The program will conclude with a 20-minute question-and-answer period.

 

Agenda:

 

11:30am – 1:00pm

Registration and Lunch

1:00 – 1:15

Introduction and Opening Remarks

1:15 – 2:00

Keynote Speaker

2:00 – 2:30

Break and Social

2:30 – 4:00

Panel Discussion

4:00 – 4:15

Closing Remarks

4:30 – 7:30

Social Event (Location TBD)

 

 

At a Glance:

 

Keynote Speaker

 

Sally A. Hurt-Deitch, RN, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer

Sierra Providence East Medical Center

 

Moderator:

 

Stefan Werdegar

Vice President

Tyler & Company

 

Panelists:

 

Dell Ingram-Walker, MBA

Associate Vice President and Administrator

McLane Children’s Hospital

 

Geronimo M. Rodriguez Jr.

Vice President of Diversity and Community Outreach

Seton Healthcare Family

 

Iliana Gilman

Executive Director

El Buen Samaritano

 

Ruben Castro

Chief Operating Officer

St. David’s Georgetown Hospital

 

Bio’s

 

Keynote Speaker:

 

Sally A. Hurt-Deitch, RN, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer

Sierra Providence East Medical Center

 

A native El Pasoan, Sally attended and graduated from Burges High School (1986), the University of Texas at El Paso (1990 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1994 Master of Science in Nursing), and Trinity University (2003 Master of Science Healthcare Administration).

 

At the age of 27, Sally became the youngest corporate officer in Columbia/HCA history as the Chief Nursing Officer at Columbia Medical Center West. In 1997 she became the Chief Nursing Officer at Del Sol Medical Center and in 2000 was named Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer.   At the end of 2002, Sally was Chief Operating Officer and Ethics and Compliance Officer. Sally taught in the Nursing Administration MSN program at the University of Texas at El Paso in 2003, and also guest lectures at Trinity University. In 2005, she was CEO at Edmond Medical Center.

 

She returned to El Paso in 2007 to accept the CEO position for Sierra Providence East Medical Center. She led the build of El Paso’s newest acute care hospital that opened May 21, 2008. In 2012, Tenet Healthcare recognized Sierra Providence East Medical Center as one of the company’s Circle of Excellence Award winning hospitals. In less than 5 years from opening, Sierra Providence East Medical Center has begun a $67 million dollar expansion project, has received Joint Commission accreditation as a Primary Stroke Center, a Texas Department of Health Level IV Trauma Center, and Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score “A.”  

 

Professionally, Sally is a Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives, the National Forum of Latino Healthcare Executives, and a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She has represented the Texas Hospital Association in three appointments, currently serving on the HOSPAC Board, the Ad Hoc Committee for THA Annual Conference, and the THA Council on Policy Development. She has served as the President of the Texas Organization of Nurse Executives and is a graduate of Leadership Texas and the Power Pipeline.

 

Moderator:

 

Stefan Werdegar

Vice President

Tyler & Company

 

Stefan works as a successful healthcare executive search consultant for Tyler & Company and leads the firm’s IT executive search practice. He combines his natural ability to build a broad and influential network with his previous experience in information technology (IT) and healthcare IT to help hospitals, vendor organizations, and healthcare systems achieve top performing teams. He frequently provides career coaching for IT, sales and healthcare executives. Stefan has more than 15 years of experience working closely with leadership teams in all types of healthcare and IT settings.

 

Stefan is passionate about advancing the careers of rising stars and works diligently to find the brightest talent and match them with the right employers. Stefan is able to help organizations solve business challenges through his experience and knowledge in enterprise technology. Within healthcare IT, Stefan understands major trends and challenges facing healthcare organizations today, including electronic medical record (EMR)/electronic health record (EHR) migration and/or implementation; demonstration of meaningful use; decision-support and quality-reporting needs; and the movement toward accountable care organization (ACO).

 

Stefan enjoys sharing his experiences through speaking engagements, and has been invited to present to executives at several local and regional conferences including: The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Trinity University, The Texas Association of Financial Administrators and The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society ( HIMSS).

 

His speaking topics include career planning and advancement in healthcare and sales, taking your career to the next level and leading tomorrow’s healthcare IT organizations. Stefan is known to be a clever, influential and sincere speaker who offers his audience practical tips that can be implemented immediately in the workplace.

 

Stefan customizes his presentations to each audience and can vary the length from 30 minutes to up to two hours. He also often partners with IT leaders working in the field to offer real-world, practical tips.

 

Panelists:

 

Dell Ingram-Walker, MBA

Associate Vice President and Administrator

McLane Children’s Hospital

 

Dell Ingram-Walker joined Scott & White, now Baylor Scott & White Health, in 1999. She has held escalating positions within the institution and currently serves as Associate Vice President and Administrator for McLane Children’s. Her responsibilities include oversight of general and specialty pediatric outpatient services in Temple, Belton, Killeen, and Waco, and specialty services in Round Rock and College Station.

 

During her tenure in her current role, she has overseen a tremendous period of growth with the opening of 8 clinics, including the recently opened 112,000 square foot McLane Children’s Specialty Clinic.

Originally from Alabama, Dell graduated with a BS in Healthcare Management from the University of Alabama, and received her MBA from Texas A&M University – Central Texas.

 

 

Geronimo M. Rodriguez Jr.

Vice President of Diversity and Community Outreach

Seton Healthcare Family

 

Geronimo M. Rodriguez Jr. currently serves as Vice President of Diversity and Community Outreach with Seton Healthcare Family in Austin, Texas. He joined the Seton Family in June 2006 to help expand efforts across the healthcare system in the areas of diversity, inclusion, cultural competence, federal contract compliance and workforce development.

 

          Mr. Rodriguez has served as an Adjunct Faculty member at the LBJ School of Public Affairs teaching US Latino Policy Issues and as an Adjunct Faculty member at St. Edward’s University focused on Political Leadership, Political Management/Managing Crisis and Mass Media and Politics. Mr. Rodriguez has over twenty three years of public service experience advising federal, state and local elected officials and helping manage presidential, gubernatorial, and attorney general campaigns.

 

          Mr. Rodriguez also served in the White House Office of Congressional Affairs where he helped in legislative preparations for the Seattle Round of the World Trade Organization. In addition, he served as Deputy Associate Director and later Acting Associate Director in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel where he was responsible for recommending a third of the President’s senior level appointments. He was also responsible for advising senior White House staff on appointments affecting the Hispanic community.

         

          Mr. Rodriguez is currently a member of the Seton Board of Trustees’ Justice in the Workplace Committee and the Ascension Health Leadership Academy. He serves as Co-Chair of the Healthcare Workforce Alliance of Central Texas, a collaboration between health care and academia focused on the nursing/allied health pipeline and inspiring the next generation of healthcare professionals. He also serves as Chair-Elect of Leadership Austin, Board Member of the Impact Center, Board Member of PeopleFund, a member of the Austin Area Research Organization and Immediate Past Chair of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he also serves as Chair of the Development Committee and Executive Committee Board Member of KLRU-TV, the local public television station. Finally, he serves as a Texas Advisory Board Member for Environmental Defense, Tri-Chair of the AISD Performing Arts Center Task Force, and is an alumni of the Texas Lyceum.

 

          Mr. Rodriguez is co-author of the Diversity chapter in Hospitals: What They Are and How They Work. In January 2014, he received the Education Service Award from the San Juan Diego Catholic High School for his support of placing work study students at Seton Healthcare Family. In September 2008, he received the Syracuse University Chancellor's Citation for achievement in public service. In May 2007, he was chosen one of 25 Young Americans to participate in the American Swiss Foundation Young Leaders Conference in Thun, Switzerland. In March 2007, he received the Austin Under 40 Award for Government/Political Affairs. He was named a 2006 and 2005 Rising Star by Texas Monthly. In 2001, he received the St. Edward’s University Alumni Achievement Award. Mr. Rodriguez also served as Student Body President of St. Edward’s University.  

 

          As a child, Mr. Rodriguez spent eight months of each year as a migrant farmworker traveling with his parents from South Texas to the Northwest United States following the harvest seasons. His parents continue to harvest crops in Oregon.

 

          Mr. Rodriguez, a native of Alamo, Texas, graduated from St. Edward’s University with a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, where he received a four year academic scholarship and a College Assistance Migrant Program Scholarship. Mr. Rodriguez also attended the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and received his law degree from the University Of Texas School Of Law.

 

Iliana Gilman

Executive Director

El Buen Samaritano

 

         Ms. Gilman joined El Buen Samaritano in April 2014 and is responsible for providing organizational leadership and vision through strategic operations in accordance with policies established by the Board of Directors and Episcopal Diocese of Texas. Her work includes fostering growth through a diverse workforce, community partners, the San Francisco de Asis Church's Vicar and Episcopal Diocese of Texas. Ms. Gilman also leads El Buen's transparent fundraising initiatives and ensures public stewardship. 

         Previously, Ms. Gilman was chief strategy officer at Austin Travis County Integral Care, where her responsibilities spanned from communication and outreach, to policy and governance administration, to strategic operations and planning. She previously worked in various communication roles for the Association of Junior Leagues International, the Texas Association for School Administrators and KLRU. Ms. Gilman has a Masters of Arts degree in media studies from The New School University in New York City and a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from The University of Texas at Austin

 

Ruben Castro

Chief Operating Officer

St. David’s Georgetown Hospital

 

Ruben Castro is currently the chief operating officer at St. David’s Georgetown Hospital. Ruben is responsible for overseeing most of the ancillary departments including Radiology, Laboratory, Security, Engineering, Environmental Services and Dietary.  In addition he serves as the hospital’s ethics and compliance officer.

 

Previously, Ruben served as associate administrator and ethics and compliance officer at North Hills Hospital in North Richland Hills, Texas, for three years. As associate administrator, he supported numerous strategic, clinical and operational initiatives, including the planning and operations of an $11-million freestanding emergency department. Additionally, Ruben oversaw the emergency, clinical laboratory and radiology departments, among others.

 

Prior to his administrative role, Ruben was the director of information technology and services at North Hills Hospital, providing leadership for the facility’s information technology infrastructure, applications and ongoing projects. He also served as a rehabilitation unit nurse and a systems analyst nurse.

 

Ruben has also previously served as a licensed practical nurse and anesthesia technician at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford in Bedford, Texas, and was a member of the U.S. Army Reserve for eight years. He earned his Bachelor of Science in information technology as well as his Master of Business Administration from The University of Phoenix.

 

 

We look forward to hosting our first ACHE/NFLHE Caucus Educational Event, and we hope to see you there!

 

For questions, please contact David Perez – Program Director, dperez@sw.org

Have questions about ACHE/NFLHE Caucus Educational Event? Contact American College of Healthcare Executives Central Texas Chapter
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St. David's Medical Center - Medical Offices
919 East 32nd Street
5th Floor Auditorium
Austin, TX 78705

Friday, June 13, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM (CDT)


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American College of Healthcare Executives Central Texas Chapter

American College of Healthcare Executives Central Texas Chapter (www.centraltexasache.org) is an independent chapter of the American
College of Healthcare Executives. It serves a 21-county area in Central Texas. Its website includes educational conferences, career networking opportunities and regional job postings. Contact : Amanda McCrary at Amanda.McCrary@stdavids.com

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