Straight Talk for Texas Trustees
  • Straight Talk for Texas Trustees

Straight Talk for Texas Trustees is a new series of pre-recorded conversations between health care governance expert Pam Knecht (ACCORD Limited) and Texas Healthcare Trustees’ network of hospital trustees and executive leadership. Join us as we candidly explore issue areas affecting hospitals across the state – from strategic planning to financial security to quality and patient safety – to learn how THT member hospitals model effective governance and leadership.

Pam Knecht is president and CEO of ACCORD LIMITED, a national consulting firm based in Chicago. For over 25 years she has provided assistance to hospitals, health systems, clinics, and health plans of all types and sizes. Pam regularly assists boards and CEOs with strategic planning; strategic partnership facilitation; corporate and governance restructuring; and board assessment and development. She is a frequent speaker and a facilitator at state, regional, and national health care conferences as well as at hospital and health system board education sessions and retreats. She currently serves as a faculty member for The Governance Institute, the American Hospital Association, and iProtean and was also on the faculty of the former Center for Healthcare Governance. Pam has also authored over 60 articles and white papers for AHA, ACHE, TGI, and other healthcare publications.

Building the Foundation for Great Governance

Parkland Health and Hospital System, Dallas, TX
Saul Cordero, Chief Governance Officer
Dr. Winfred Parnell, Former Board Chair

Building New Partnerships for Community Health Improvement

Wise Health System, Decatur, TX
Jason Wren, President & CEO
Carey Williams, Board Chair
Jordan Holzbog, Director of Population Health

Increasing the Emphasis on Safety and Quality

The Joint Commission; Houston Methodist, Houston, TX
Dr. Ana McKee, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, The Joint Commission
Debbi Garbade, Director, System Patient Safety, Houston Methodist

Ensuring Financial Stability for the Future

Hendrick Medical Center, Abilene, TX; Hilltop Securities
Brad Holland, CEO, Hendrick Medical Center
J.V. Martin, Trustee, Hendrick Medical Center
Chris Janning, Managing Director, Hilltop Securities

The Board’s Role in Revisiting Your Strategic Plan in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Palo Pinto General Hospital, Mineral Wells, TX
Ross Korkmas, CEO
Lori Boyd, RN, BSN, Board Chair

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