to Oct 16

NMHE / NMHFMA / NMHIMSS Fall Conference “Engagement Through Enlightenment” October 15-16, 2018

  • NM State Bar Association (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Monday, October 15th

7:30 – 8:00am Breakfast / Exhibitor Setup and Registration

8:00 – 8:15am Welcome / Introductions

8:15 – 9:00am Macro Healthcare Trends

Owen Poole, President and Founder, CMD9

9:00 – 10:00am Patient Experience

Colleen McCory, National Speaker and Coach, Studer Group

10:00 – 10:30am Networking Break with Exhibitors

10:30am – 12:00pm CEO Panel Discussion

Moderator: Bill Patten, CEO Holy Cross Hospital

Panelist: Colleen McCory, Studer Group

Panelist: Kaye Green, CEO Roosevelt General Hospital

Panelist: Brendan Dowling, President Davita Medical Group New Mexico

12:00 – 1:30pm Lunch / Diversity and Inclusion

Aswita Tan-McGrory, Deputy Director, The Disparities Solution


1:35 – 3:00pm Diversity and Inclusion Panel Discussion

Moderator: Kristina Sanchez, Executive Director, UNM Hospitals

Panelist: Aswita Tan-McGrory, Deputy Director, The Disparities Solution


Panelist: Christina Campos, Administrator, Guadalupe County Hospital

Panelist: Marcos Pesquera, Vice President, Christus Health

3:00 – 3:30pm Networking Break with Exhibitors

3:30 – 5:00pm The Future of Healthcare Financing—Perspectives from Payors and

Providers Panel Discussion

Moderator: Josh Lewis, Partner, Moss Adams

Panelist: Tom Roben, MD, Regional Medical Director for Humana

Panelist: Jamie Silva-Steele, CEO, UNM Sandoval Regional Medical


Panelist: Ed Brown, CFO, Cibola General Hospital

Panelist: Sunah Hoeferkamp, Director of Network Contracting, United


6:00 – 9:00pm Networking Activity Evening

Main Event (Bowling 6-8pm, Activities, Food, Games, Networking)

See additional information

Tuesday, October 16th

8:00 – 8:30am Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30am Compliance for Healthcare Organizations

Arthur Culpepper, Chief Compliance Officer, UNM Health Sciences


9:30 – 10:00am Networking Break with Exhibitors

10:00 – 11:30am Interoperability Panel

Moderator: Kevin Carey, CEO, Taos PHO

Panelist: Thomas East, PhD, CEO NMHIC / LCF Research

Panelist: Owen Poole, President and Founder, CMD9

Panelist: Grace Chen, President/CEO and Founder, LucidAct

11:30am – 12:15pm Lunch with Exhibitors

12:15 – 1:45pm Data Analytics / Value Based Purchasing Panel

Moderator: Mary Jacintha, Executive Administrator UNM Health System

Panelist: Stefany Goradia, Informatics Officer, Versatile Med Analytics

Panelist: Tom Pascuzzi, MD, Medical Officer, Versatile Med Analytics

Panelist: Tim Washburn, RN, Senior Director of Outreach Systems,

Memorial Medical Center

1:45 – 2:00pm Break

2:00 – 3:00pm Medicare Reimbursement Optimization Strategies for the 21st


Jonathan Wiik, Principal, Revenue Cycle Management Health Care

Solutions, TransUnion

3:00pm Closing Remarks

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this program, participants will:

Be able to apply strategies to thrive in the midst of adversity

Learn how to improve the patient experience

Be able to describe trends shaping the future of healthcare and how to prepare for these changes, including recent Federal and New Mexico regulatory changes

Receive input directly from New Mexico payors and healthcare leaders on changes affecting reimbursement in New Mexico

Gain a better understanding of the Diversity and Inclusion needs of patients, visitors and staff.

Understand the importance and benefits of Interoperability and what currently exists in New Mexico

Learn about emerging payments models, including population health and value-based purchasing, and the value of data analytics for those payment models

Obtain updates on compliance requirements for healthcare organizations

Pre-requisites: This program is appropriate for physician leaders and healthcare professionals with experience and knowledge level comparable to CEOs, CFOs, CNO’s, COO’s, Controllers, Revenue Cycle Directors, Healthcare Consultants, IT Directors and Professionals and other similar positions.

Program Level: Intermediate

Advanced Preparation: None

Delivery Method: Group Live Seminar

CPE Credit: Upon verification of participant attendance, this program will be eligible for credits in various fields of study. Credits may vary depending on state guidelines.

ACHE Category I Credit: Upon verification of participant attendance, portions of this program will be eligible for ACHE Face to Face credits with the remaining presentations eligible for ACHE Qualified Education. Credit may vary depending on ACHE guidelines.

NM HIMSS CEU Credit: Upon verification of participant attendance, this program will be eligible for HIMSS CPHIMS and CAHIMS credits. Credit may vary depending on HIMSS guidelines.

Registration: Please use the Eventbrite link to register for this conference.

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Santa Fe Cluster
to Jun 7

Santa Fe Cluster

Session 1: June 4–5, 2018

Effective Leadership for High-Reliability Healthcare

Improving the Patient Experience to Build Customer Loyalty

Redesign and Operationalize Your Medical Staff for Health Reform

Strategic Planning: From Formulation to Action

Session 2: June 6–7, 2018

Critical Financial Skills for Hospital Success

Hospitals and Health Systems of the Future: Transforming to Thrive

Managing Healthcare Facility Design and Construction Programs

Two-Day Seminar Details

Time: 7:00 am – 1:30 pm
Credits: 12 ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits
Tuition: ACHE member $1,530.00 / Nonmember $1,830.00

The tuition fee covers one seminar selected from either Session 1 or Session 2. If you would like to attend two seminars, you will be charged two tuition fees. Due to the timing, you may only register for one seminar from each session.

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2018 Congress on Healthcare Leadership
to Mar 29

2018 Congress on Healthcare Leadership

The opportunity to lead is an incredible privilege—a doorway to bring about positive change in the communities we serve and to be part of something bigger. Leadership, however, can be challenging, and ACHE is dedicated to supporting you along the way.

ACHE's 2018 Congress on Healthcare Leadership provides you with opportunities to:

Be inspired. Benefit from cutting-edge professional development on the most
current and relevant topics from the nation's most influential thought leaders.

Be part of the solution. Gain practical solutions to contemporary challenges in
healthcare management and delivery.

Be among the best and brightest. Network with a global community of the best and brightest healthcare executives from across the continuum of care.

Although we live in challenging and uncertain times, ACHE is confident that together, we can make our field stronger. Together, we can make a difference in a world where leadership is key to making healthcare safer, more affordable and
accessible for all. Together, we can be part of something bigger.

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CEO Rounds: Building the Hospital of Tomorrow: Rehab, Renovate, or Replace
9:30 AM09:30

CEO Rounds: Building the Hospital of Tomorrow: Rehab, Renovate, or Replace

Program Agenda:

9:30-10:30 Hosptial Rounds

10:30-12:00 CEO Rounds

12:00-1:00 Lunch (provided by LCMC) RSVP so we can prepare enough food

1:00-3:00 Networking/Social


Brad Treptow, Public Relations Manager- Presbyterian

Christina Campos, CEO- Guadalupe Country Hospital

Jim Klein, Contractor- DC Environmental Inc.

Todd Oberheu, Administrator- Presbyterian Moderator


RSVP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ceo-rounds-building-the-hospital-of-tomorrow-rehab-renovate-or-replace-tickets-42905766302

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9:00 AM09:00

CEO Rounds at the VA Hospital


last chance to get credits for 2017 year



9 am – 10 am Hospital rounds

10 am – 11.30 am Panel Discussion

11.30 am – 12.30 pm Lunch

12.30 pm – 2.30 pm Anti-Racism Seminar / Discussion

2.30 pm – 4.30 pm Networking social / Community Service Event


Moderator –

Andrew Welch


Panelists –

1) Sonja Brown

2) Ron Aldrich

3) Andrea Botero

4) Possibly from 377th Medical Group


Complimentary Lunch will be provided thanks to Jennifer.

The veterans need some donation items – NEW underwear, undershirts and socks. We are requesting that each attending person bring up to $10 worth of articles as well any thoughtful donations will be greatly appreciated. This is a service to the veterans.

Everyone can meet at the main entrance / lobby of the main building (#41). We will escort them to the 4th floor. The actual meeting is on the Fourth floor. Any stragglers can go the Office of the Director (fourth floor, section 4B) and someone will show them the way.

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5:30 PM17:30


The Southwest Healthcare Executives Association

Cordially Invites You to Our


Phil Young, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer, The Hospitals of Providence East Campus

will provide a presentation on

Value Based Purchasing


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine

Rooms 152/153
3501 Arrowhead Drive

Las Cruces, NM 88001


Please Register on Eventbrite


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to Oct 6

NMHE's joint AC with HFMA and HIMSS

The New Mexico Chapters of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), and Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) are proud to announce our joint 2017 fall conference! We have designed our agenda to address many pressing and timely issues affecting healthcare in New Mexico. This is an opportunity no healthcare professional should pass up.

Please join us on October 5th and 6th and give yourself the gift of two days without interruptions to network with peers and learn about healthcare issues and updates in New Mexico. Our conference is also scheduled to occur the two days before the start of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, which begins on October 7th.   


Room's/Hotel @ the Sheraton uptown.  Group rates apply while rooms last.


Schedule At-A-Glance:

Thursday, October 5th

  • Washington Legislative and Regulatory Update
  • Centennial Care Update
  • Behavioral Health/Opioid Addiction Panel
  • Telemedicine Panel
  • Payor Panel

Friday, October 6th

  • CEO Panel
  • New Mexico Legislative and Regulatory Update
  • A New Era in Collections: Patients are the New Payor!
  • Population Health and Value Based Purchasing
  • HITRUST Common Security Framework
  • Interoperability Panel 


Additional Information

Earn up to 13 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) during this conference!

Enjoy a lunch session on Thursday with Raul Torrez, Bernalillo County District Attorney, to support our session on Behavioral Health and Opioid Addiction in NM.

Confirmed - Dr. Nowicki, Dr. Stanley and Patricia Montoya.

ACHE - 7.5 Face-to-Face credits as well as general education credits.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this program, participants will:

•Be able to apply strategies to thrive in the midst of adversity

•Be able to describe trends shaping the future of healthcare and how to prepare for these changes, including recent Federal regulatory changes

•Receive input directly from New Mexico payors on changes affecting reimbursement in New Mexico

•Obtain an overview of the Behavioral Health environment in New Mexico

•Understand cyber-security risks affecting businesses and other information technology best practices

•Obtain updates on healthcare reform in the United States

•Obtain an overview of the Behavioral Health environment in New Mexico and the possibilities for integrated medical/ behavioral care management

•Learn about current Interoperability landscape/issues in New Mexico and the region, prerequisites for delivering on promise of Interoperability and lessons learned from “real world” case studies. 

Pre-requisites: This program is appropriate for physician leaders and healthcare professionals with experience and knowledge level comparable to CEOs, CFOs, CNO’s, Controllers, Revenue Cycle Directors, Healthcare Consultants, and other similar positions.

Program Level: Intermediate

Advanced Preparation: None

Delivery Method: Group Live Seminar

CPE Credit: Upon verification of participant attendance, this program will be eligible for up to fourteen (14) credits in various fields of study. Credits may vary depending on state guidelines.

ACHE Category I Credit: Upon verification of participant attendance, this program will be eligible for ACHE Category I credits Credit may vary depending on ACHE guidelines.

Registration: See the detailed registration instructions on the NM HFMA website at www.nmhfma.org or the NMHE website at http://www.nmhe.org/. 

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7:30 AM07:30

ACHE Regent’s Breakfast

Embassy Suites, Albuquerque

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ache-regents-breakfast-tickets-37504025550


7:30 – 8:15am Breakfast and ACHE Keynote Presentation

--Edward Lamb, FACHE, Immediate Past Chairman ACHE

8:15 – 8:30am Chapter Awards, Regent’s Awards

8:30 – 8:50am Student Scholarship for ACHE Congress Recipients Presentation

--Stetson Berg and Daniel Astorga

8:50 – 9:00am Break

9:00 – 10:30am Panel Discussion (Face to Face Credits)—“The Impact of the ACA: How Readmission Penalties Will Affect the Health Executive’s Mission”

--Moderator: Mary Jacintha, FACHE, ACHE Regent

--Panelist: Edward Lamb, FACHE, Immediate Past Chairman ACHE

--Panelist: Jeff Dye, FACHE, President & CEO New Mexico Hospital Association

10:30 – 11:30am Social / Networking Time

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1:00 PM13:00

International Overdose Awareness Day


Thursday, August 31, 2017
International Overdose Awareness Day

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
2401 12th Street NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Networking Reception at 12:00 noon

The Bernalillo County Community Health Council
and Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins
invite you to join us in observing International Overdose Awareness Day as we share the progress of the Opioid Accountability Initiative along with our partners in addressing the continuing crisis of opioid-related deaths from heroin and prescription drugs in Bernalillo County.
Hear up-to-date reports on future plans for preventing opioid use disorder, increasing naloxone distribution, and expanding treatment capacity.


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11:00 AM11:00

CEO Rounds: Cibola General Hospital

Meet in the front lobby of the hospital.

The agenda will be a tour of the hospital (11am-12pm), networking lunch provided (12pm – 12:45pm), and a panel discussion education (12:45pm – 2:15pm).

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ceo-rounds-cibola-general-hospital-tickets-35467589515ref=enivtefor001&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&utm_term=eventpage


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to Jul 13

Effective Leadership for High-Reliability Healthcare

Southwest Healthcare Executives Association

Effective Leadership for High-Reliability Healthcare

by Gary Yates, MD and Steve Kreiser


Please make plans to join this informative conference!

Face to Face Credits (12 Credits) will be earned byattending!

Date:Wednesday-Thursday, July 12-13, 2017

Time:8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus

2000 Transmountain Road  El Paso, Texas, 79911

Register ONLINE at

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shea-annual- conference-2017- tickets-34019621604

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12:00 PM12:00

Annual Conference Meeting for all Committee chairs, members and board members

New Mexico Healthcare Executives is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. This meeting will be a remote meeting. If we need to have an additional follow up meeting in July, we can do both a virtual and in person meeting at that time. Committee chairs, please forward this to your committee members as well. Looking for ALL input!

Topic: All Committee Meeting to discuss Annual Conference

Time: May 16, 2017 12:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)


Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/2155101421

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +16465588656,2155101421# or +14086380968,2155101421#

Or Telephone:

    Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)

    Meeting ID: 215 510 1421

    International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=2l86hmh7d0VhjnArh9P1qH6_eDfU8tEF

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9:00 AM09:00

BOG Exam Prep/Review

The New Mexico Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives cordially invites you to attend a BOG Exam Review on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9a – 4 pm

BBRP Pavilion conference room 1500, UNMH campus.

Fee is $100.00 for supplies and materials.

Subway and Jersey Jacks are in the same building for lunch.

It is right across from the reception desk of the Women’s and Children Hospital (new structure).


attendees, park in the visitor parking next to the hospital on Yale/Lomas (either the structure or the open parking lot).

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11:30 AM11:30

Clinical Intelligence for Population Health: Using Data to Change Health Care

with Marina Daldalian, Clinical Intelligence Researcher with the Advocate Cerner Collaborative

The BioScience Center

Join us for April's NM-HIMSS Luncheon

Purchase tickets at:


As the health care landscape changes, health care providers and health care IT vendors must continually innovate using data and technology to engage in effective population health management. The Advocate Cerner Collaborative (ACC) is a jointly staffed, interdisciplinary team working at the intersection of health care and IT; creating intelligence that expands population health understanding. In this presentation, we’ll discuss the tools, skillsets, and technology underpinning the ACC, examine how this work is being integrated into clinical workflows, and take a look at current research and development in population health.

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to Apr 7

HFMA Spring Confrence


Register here: http://www.nmhfma.org/


Schedule At-A-Glance:


Thursday, April 6th 

Medicaid Update – NM Human Services Department (Medical Assistance Division) 

Accounting and Financial Reporting Update – Moss Adams LLP 

Health Insurance Exchange Update – New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange 

Making Supply Chain a Competitive Advantage in an Era of Bundled Payments and Population Health – Curvo Labs 

CyberSecurity and CyberHealth – REDW LLC

Friday, April 7th 

Legislative Update – Jeff Dye (New Mexico Hospital Association) 

Washington Healthcare Update – Katie Gilfillan (HFMA Director of Healthcare Finance Policy, Physician and Clinical Pratice) 

Medicare Update – Novitas Solutions 

Strategies for Engaging Patients: Field Services and Community Outreach – Integrated Health Management Services Additional Information 

Earn up to 13 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) during this conference!

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10:45 AM10:45

CEO rounds for Q1 2017



NMHE will provide lunch for this event. Please RSVP so we can accommodate adequately.


10:45 Meet in front of 377th Medical Group

11:00 Travel to the Pararescue (PJ) and Combat Rescue Officer School House

11:15 Tour and briefing of PJ School House

12:00 Travel to 377th Medical Group

12:15 Comprehensive Quality Management System-Ensuring High Quality of Care Trusted Care Anywhere

1:15 Travel to Flightline

1:30 58th Special Operations Wing – Flightline tour

2:30 Travel to Monster Garage

2:45 Tour Monster Garage

3:15 Travel to Bioenvironmental Engineering

3:30 Bioenvironmental Engineering Demonstration

4:00 Travel to Moutain View Club

4:15 Military Working Dog Demonstration

4:45 Comfort Break in Mountain View Club

5:00 Social in Manzano Room of the Mountain View Club

6:00 Return to 377th Medical Group Parking Lot

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9:00 AM09:00

CEO-Hosted Rounds

Please join us at Española Hospital for our next installment of CEO Rounds.  More details to come as the date approaches.  Brenda Romero the Administrator will be leading the event.  

Brenda Romero has over 30 years' experience in nursing. As Administrator and previous Director of Nursing and Patient Care Services at Presbyterian Española Hospital, Ms. Romero dedicates her personal and professional life to enriching the health and well being of northern New Mexico and is well known for her work to address the serious and ever-growing problem of drug addiction and domestic violence in Española.

She is a life-long northern New Mexico resident and serves on a number of boards and committees within the hospital and community, including the Nursing Department Advisory Board for Northern New Mexico College, as Vice President of the Rio Arriba Health Community Council, and as a member of the New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence Board. She previously served on the Governor's Drug Prevention Task Force.

Lunch will be provided compliments of Espanola Hospital. 

Please RSVP to this event so we know you can make it! 

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5:30 PM17:30

Holiday Party

Please join New Mexico Healthcare Executives with a little bubbly and good cheer to toast the holidays and the coming New Year! Cash bar and heavy hors d'oeuvres will be available. 

Dress:  Business Casual

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9:00 AM09:00

CEO-Hosted Rounds

  • Sandoval Regional Medical Center R (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us for the next CEO-Hosted Rounds at Sandoval Regional Medical Center. These events are meant to showcase the vaious hospitals in New Mexico as well as provide a platform for a panel discussion on healthcare hot topics.  The event is also a great opportunity to network with fellow and prospective NMHE members.  We hope to see you there!

Jamie Silva-Steele is the CEO of UNM-SRMC and as served as a panel member at NMHE's most recent Annual Conference.  She has extensive healthcare knowledge as well as done work for diversity and inclusion initiatives.  We are excited for this next installment of CEO rounds and to learn more about what Jamie and her team have done at SRMC. 

This event is eligible for 1 education credit and lunch will be provided compliments of SRMC. 

Please RSVP to let us know you can make it. 

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11:00 AM11:00

Q2 CEO-Hosted Rounds

CEO Rounds at CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center:
Healthcare Safety— Protecting Patients and Front Line Staff


CHRISTUS St. Vincent and the New Mexico Healthcare Executives organization will host its CEO Rounds in Santa Fe at CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center.  The event will take place Friday, July 8, 2016. The event is also hosted by Patrick Carrier, CEO and President of CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center. The topic of the event will be " Healthcare Safety— Protecting Patients and Front Line Staff "

As part of the Patient Protection Affordable Care act signed into law March 23rd, 2010, patient safety is at the forefront of every organizations mind especially with Value-Based Purchasing expectations from CMS and additional safety measures for FY 2017.   

Pat Carrier at CHRISTUS St. Vincent, together with committed physician, staff and community leaders, have been able to implement programs in line with ACO initiatives. Pat and his team have graciously volunteered to share with us the "Lessons Learned."

CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center celebrated 150 years in 2015 and is New Mexico’s oldest hospital.  CHRISTUS St. Vincent has 268 beds. Last year, 54,096 patients visited the hospital's emergency room. The hospital had a total of 13,121 admissions. Its physicians performed 3,509 inpatient and 4,847 outpatient surgeries.


Debra Honey, MHA, RN, CPHQ, FACHE, Chief Nurse Executive- CSVRMC

Johanna Bell, MHS, Executive Director of Quality Improvement, Medical Staff Office and Risk Management - CSVRMC

Dr. Sunil Desai, MD, President CSV Medical Group - CSVRMC

Moderator: Lillian Montoya, MBA, CAO- CSVRMC

Welcome/Host: Patrick Carrier, President and CEO - CSVRMC

No charge for NMHE members or guests of members, $20 Non-members. This program has been developed and is presented locally by New Mexico Healthcare Executives. The American College of Healthcare Executives has awarded [1.5] ACHE Face-to-Face Education Credits to this program.

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11:00 AM11:00

CEO-Hosted Rounds - Guadalupe County Hospital

Please join NMHE for the first CEO Rounds of 2016!  CEO Rounds is an event used to showcase the various hospitals and to learn more about how management oversees the facilities.  There will be a panel discussion (topic to come) and a tour of the facility. The panel discussion is Improving the Health Status of Your Community. 

Additionally, there will be a NMHE Working Group event for our diversity and inclusion goals. 

Please RSVP so we can determine if group transportation may be an option. 


We hope to see you there!  

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5:30 PM17:30

Q4 Community Service Event - N'MPower


Please join us for the next NMHE Community Serivce Event!  N'MPower is funded by the Department of Health and under the leadership of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains. Together, these organizations are making a significant impact on HIV prevention for our state.  Come tour the N'MPower and Teen N'MPower community outreach space, and learn about their grassroots HIV prevention strategies. Our speakers will be:

 Martin Walker, Director of HIV prevention services at Planned Parenthood

Josh, N'MPower Education Program Manager 

Jax,Teen N'MPower Education Program Manager

 Learn about N'MPower and the new Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis treatment (PrEP) being rolled out at Planned Parenthood sites in NM. PrEP is a once-daily pill regimen than helps individuals stay HIV negative. Enjoy dinner and networking while you find out more about these great community resources!

Please note - There is no sign on the street, only in the windows

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7:00 AM07:00

New Mexico Healthcare Executives Annual Conference

Event Description

Join us for NMHE’s 2015 Annual Conference.  4.5 ACHE Face-to-Face Credits will be offered along with excellent networking opportunities.


Event Description at a Glance

  • Date: Friday, October 2nd, 2015

  • Time:  7:00AM – 4:30PM

  • Location:  Hyatt Regency, Downtown Albuquerque.  330 Tijeras Ave NW

  • Cost: $200 Members.  $60 Student/Military.  $250 Non-Member.

  • Topic: NMHE Annual Conference.  Panel descriptions below.

  • Education Credits: 4.5

  • Food/Beverage:  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Coffee and other refreshments will be provided

  • Parking: Regular hotel parking

  • Dress:  Business casual


Detailed Event Agenda

  • 7:00AM-8:00AM:  Sign-in , breakfast and networking

  • 8:00AM-8:10AM:  NMHE President’s Welcome

  • 8:10AM-8:15AM:  Keynote Speaker Introduction, Christy LeMack, Ph.D, FACHE

  • 8:15AM-9:15AM:  Keynote Speaker Address, “Leadership Equity: The Key to Improving Population Health”

  • 9:15AM- 9:20AM: Nick Edwardson, Ph.D - UNM Masters of Health Administration Program Update

  • 9:20AM-9:30AM:  Regent’s Award Ceremony

  • 9:30AM-10:00AM: Break and Networking

  • 10:00AM-11:30AM: Panel Discussion, “Improving the Health Status of Your Community”

  • 11:30AM-1:00PM:  Networking, Lunch, Committee and Chapter Reports, Member Recognition

  • 1:00PM-2:30PM: Panel Discussion: “Sustainability of Healthcare Organizations: A Plan of Action”

  • 2:30PM-2:45PM: Break and Networking

  • 2:45PM-4:15PM: Panel Discussion: “Diversity in Healthcare Management”

  • 4:15PM-4:30PM: NMHE President’s Closing Remarks


Meet the Keynote Speaker

Christy Harris Lemak, PhD, FACHE is Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, home to over 30 faculty, 8 educational programs, including graduate degrees in Health Informatics, Healthcare Quality and Safety, international degree programs, an Executive Doctorate in Health Administration, and the #2-ranked graduate program in health administration.

Christy teaches and conducts research in the areas of health care management and leadership development, with an emphasis on how leadership and organizational factors are associated with high performance.  She is currently examining a complex pay-for-value program for physicians, interventions to improve population health, and the career trajectories of women leaders in health care.  She currently serves as Board Chair of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) and is a Board Member of the National Center for Healthcare Leadership. 

Previously, Christy was a faculty member in Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan and the Michael O. and Barbara Bice Professor of Health Services Research, Management and Policy at the University of Florida. She holds a PhD in Health Services Organization and Policy from the University of Michigan, MHA and MBA degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a BS in Health Planning and Administration from the University of Illinois.





Meet the Panelists






Sustainability of Healthcare Organizations: A Plan of Action

  • Moderator:  Greg Nainani, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, New Mexico Heart Institute

  • Amy Blasing, MSN, BSN, RN, Administrator Urgent and Emergent Services, Presbyterian Healthcare Services

  • Martin Hickey, MD, Chief Executive Officer, New Mexico Health Connections

  • Lawrence Nylin, Government Contracts Director, Molina Healthcare Inc.


Improving the Health Status of Your Community

  • Moderator:  Christina Campos, MBA, FACHE, Administrator, Guadalupe County Hospital

  • Charles Milligan, JD, MPH, Chief Executive Officer, United Healthcare Community Plan of New Mexico

  • Leah Steimel, MPH, Advocate and Community Relations Manager, New Mexico Health Connections

  • Dale Alverson, MD, Medical Director, University of New Mexico Center for Telehealth

  • Art Kaufman, MD, MPH, Vice Chancellor for Community Health University of New Mexico

  • Bruce Struminger, MD, MA, Associate Director Project Echo Institute,  University of New Mexico

Diversity in Healthcare Management

  • Moderator: Christy Lemak, Ph.D, FACHE, Professor and Chair, Department of Health Service Administration, University of Alabama at Birmingham

  • Andrea Botero, Program Manager and Graduate Research Assistant, UNM Community Engagement Center

  • Nita Beth Looks Twice, CFO, Desert Hills Rehabilitation Center

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12:30 PM12:30

First Student Association of Healthcare Administrators (SAHA) Meeting

The UNM Student Association of Healthcare Administrators (SAHA) would like to formally invite you to join us for a guest speaker presentation on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 from 12:30pm – 1:30pm.

Our first guest speaker will be Kelly Byram, president of the New Mexico Healthcare Executives and Program Planning Officer at the NIH Clinical and Transformational Science Center (CTSC) at UNM.

All meetings will be televised via ITV for our distant site campuses. For ABQ students, the meetings will take place on the UNM Main Campus in the Mechanical Engineering ITV Classroom, Room 210. (Map to Mechanical Engineering Building: https://goo.gl/81QAlM)

During the meeting on Tuesday, we will also introduce the SAHA officers, discuss the goals for our program, and let you know how you might get involved in our association.

We are very exciting for the upcoming season and look forward to seeing you at our first meeting!

Food and drinks will be provided!                    

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5:00 PM17:00

Networking and Community Service Event (Supply Drive)

These networking events benefit local community service groups and are scheduled on a quarterly basis. The events vary in format from brunch to on-site volunteering sessions. This quarterly event is a supply drive to benefit First Nations Community HealthSource, an organization that provides healthcare services to Native American and underserved populations.  Linda Son-Stone, First Nations CEO, will be speaking at the event.  Please go to the following link to find out more about this organization. 

Please RSVP to this event.  The RSVP page will have the listing of donations needed. We urge you to RSVP no later than June 17th as we must provide an estimated head count to the venue. 


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