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