Addressing Health Disparities through Governance: Diversity and Inclusion Strategies to Achieve Health Equity
This webinar will enhance awareness of how Health Equity is central to all health systems’ mission. Programs and initiatives that address health disparities will be discussed, along with strategies to integrate diversity and inclusion into overall organizational priorities.
Marcos Pesquera, System Vice-President for Community Benefit, Health Equity, Diversity & Inclusion; and Tiffany Capeles, Director of Health Equity, CHRISTUS Health, Irving
Marcos Pesquera is the System Vice-President for Community Benefit, Health Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at CHRISTUS Health, an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost 350 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 175 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. In this capacity, he leads the integration of diversity and inclusion strategies, cultural competence and community partnerships to impact population health and achieve health equity.
Tiffany Capeles serves as Director of Health Equity and is responsible for establishing and advancing the Health Equity strategy of CHRISTUS Health by working across the organization to ensure initiatives, resources and tools are effectively leveraged. She leads the implementation of innovative system changes that promote community health, reduce health inequities, and improve patient outcomes.
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Aligning Governing Boards and Physician Leaders
This webinar will describe why it is critical to align the governing board with physician leadership and also assist in determining how to enhance the relationship between the board and physician leaders including the Medical Executive Committee.
Pamela Knecht, President and CEO, ACCORD LIMITED, Chicago
Pamela Knecht is President and CEO of ACCORD LIMITED, a national consulting firm based in Chicago. Over her 36-year career, she has consulted with both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in multiple industries.
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Pamela has deep expertise in not-for-profit healthcare and has worked with hospitals, health systems, physician clinics, and health plans of all types and sizes across the country. She regularly assists boards, CEOs and physicians with strategic planning; corporate and governance restructuring; system affiliation and integration; change management facilitation; and governance assessment, development and coaching.
The Secrets of Open Meetings, Closed Sessions and Public Information
This webinar will focus on the key things public board members need to know to comply with the Texas Open Meetings Act rules for agendas, quorums, meetings, closed sessions, and the appropriate minutes for each. The session will also address top issues for responding to public information requests under the Texas Public Information Act.
Fletcher Brown, partner, Waller Lamsden Dortch & Davis, LLP, Austin
Fletcher Brown is a partner with Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP. Hospitals, health systems, physician practices and other health care providers throughout Texas rely on Fletcher Brown for assistance with operational and regulatory issues ranging from contract negotiations to Stark, anti-kickback and HIPAA compliance.
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Fletcher is Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated and recognized by Chambers USA as a leader in Texas health law. He is also board certified in health law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has invested significant efforts with the Texas Medicaid 1115 Waiver program which has helped hundreds of Texas health care providers receive additional funding to expand risk-based managed care statewide.