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Texas Healthcare Trustees offers continuing education opportunities through regular live webinars, focusing on timely topics of interest to governing boards. Live webinars provide trustees with real-time access to subject-matter experts on a range of governance issues.

Webinar registration is available at a member and nonmember rate, and includes unlimited connections per hospital. A link to register individual participants will be sent to you upon payment.

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The 2021 Board Agenda
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | Noon – 1 p.m. CST
Speaker: Kimberly A. Russel, FACHE

Hospital and health system boards quickly adapted their governance practices as the nation went into shutdown mode in March 2020. Board meeting schedules, board retreats, planned agendas and continuing education sessions were upended. Previously scheduled board work, such as strategic planning, were postponed. As the pandemic continues with its many medical and societal implications, boards must thoughtfully consider and prioritize the most important areas on which to spend board meeting time in 2021.

The pandemic has emphasized the need for intentional board discussion and deliberation on numerous key items such as board and CEO succession planning, formation of new strategic partnerships, CEO performance evaluation, financial strategies and workforce needs. The presentation will identify discussion/decision items that should be on each board’s agenda during 2021. Ms. Russel will explain why each of these subjects is of prime importance to the board, and she will offer different approaches for the board to tackle this work.

Cost:

Member Group (unlimited connections): $99
Nonmember Group (unlimited connections): $129

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More About the Speaker:

Kim Russel Kimberly Russel, FACHE, has served as a health care executive for 38+ years. For the past 25 years, Kim devoted her energy and talents to serving as a health care CEO, first at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa and from 2008 to 2020, at Bryan Health in Lincoln, Nebraska. Earlier in her career, Kim served as Chief Operating Officer at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas and in various executive roles at Iowa Methodist Medical Center (now Unity Point-Des Moines).

Kim recently retired from Bryan Health and formed her own boutique consulting firm, Russel Advisors, which allows her to dedicate her time to advising and assisting healthcare boards and CEOs. She also serves as an Advisor to The Governance Institute.

Throughout her career, Kim has been an active member of over 20 boards and has served as chair of ten boards. Kim currently serves on the Foundation for Educational Services board and chairs the Omaha branch board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

Kim holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from Purdue University and a Master of Health Administration from Washington University.


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Supplemental Payment Programs: What Boards Need to Know
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 | Noon – 1 p.m. CST
Speaker: Anna Stelter, LMSW, MPH, senior director of policy analysis, Texas Hospital Association

THT is pleased to offer a free webinar on state supplemental and direct payment programs that can help the financial viability and stability of your hospital or health care system. Anna Stelter, Senior Director of Policy Analysis for the Texas Hospital Association, will provide an overview of CMS payment programs available to your hospital and highlight exactly what you, as board members, need to know about these programs to be effective leaders in the board room. Leave this webinar with a better understanding of what these programs mean for your hospital’s bottom line – and for your hospital’s communities and uninsured populations.

Cost:

Member Group (unlimited connections): Free
Nonmember Group (unlimited connections): $129

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Anna Stelter Anna Stelter, LMSW, MPH, is the Senior Director of Policy Analysis for the Texas Hospital Association, where she monitors health care financing and quality issues and supports the Association’s public policy activities related to hospital payments. Before joining THA in January 2021, Anna was a public health policy analyst at Texas Medical Association, leading the association’s child health and behavioral health policy activities. She also coordinated the Texas Public Health Coalition, a legislative coalition of 30 public health and health care organizations whose priorities included immunizations, tobacco and e-cigarette use, funding for essential public health services, maternal health, and chronic disease prevention.

Social Media for Governing Boards: Opportunities and Pitfalls
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | Noon – 1 p.m. CST
Speaker: Kevin Reed, J.D., Reed Claymon LLC

Social media is a vital tool for hospitals and health care organizations to connect with their patients and greater communities. Now, more than ever, communication via social media platforms is essential for the delivery of pertinent and timely information. When used regularly and correctly, social media is an incredible lifeline to your hospital’s audience and a valuable marketing tool to grow your base and improve your customer service.

But social media has its pitfalls, too. This webinar with health care governance expert Kevin Reed (Reed Claymon, LLC) will explore both the opportunities and dangers of social media – and how board members and executive leadership can avoid making major missteps in the various platforms that exist. Learn about new and developing social media platforms for your hospital, utilizing social media to magnify the positive of your organization (and respond to the negative), legal issues that exist, and best practices for using these online communication tools -- at your literal fingertips!

Cost:

Member Group (unlimited connections): $99
Nonmember Group (unlimited connections): $129

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More About the Speaker:

Kevin Reed Kevin Reed is a Partner at the Austin law firm of Reed, Claymon, Meeker & Hargett, PLLC. Mr. Reed has practiced health law for over 35 years and is Board Certified in both Health Law and administrative Law. Mr. Reed assists hospitals and health care systems with regulatory and compliance issues, complex transactional issues, and medical staff peer review matters. Mr. Reed has served as General Counsel for TORCH hospitals for 25 years.

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