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THURSDAY, JULY 28: PRE-CONFERENCE DAY

6:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
THT Golf Tournament

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – Noon
New Board Member Orientation & Refresher

  • 8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
  • Introduction to Texas Healthcare Trustees
  • Susannah Ramshaw, Advisor, Trustee Programs and Engagement, Texas Healthcare Trustees, Austin

  • 8:45 – 10 a.m.
  • Board Member Orientation
  • Fletcher Brown, J.D., Partner, Waller, Lansden, Dortch & Davis LLP, Austin; and Kevin Reed, J.D., Partner, Reed, Claymon, Meeker & Hargett, PLLC, Austin
  • 10 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Morning Break
  • 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
  • The Board’s Role in Quality and Patient Safety Oversight
  • Karen Kendrick, RN, Vice President of Clinical Initiatives, Texas Hospital Association Foundation, Austin 
  • 11:15 a.m. – Noon
  • Introduction to Hospital Finance
  • Deborah Whitley, Partner, BKD, Waco

Noon – 1 p.m.
Pre-Conference Luncheon

1 – 5 p.m.
Advanced Board Strategies

  • 1 – 2:30 p.m.
  • What’s New (And What’s Not) in Health Care Governance
  • Kim Russel, CEO, Russel Advisors LLC
  • 2:30 – 3 p.m.
  • Afternoon Break
  • 3 – 4 p.m.
  • Advanced Finance for Hospital Trustees
  • Deborah Whitley, Partner, BKD, Waco
  • 4 – 5 p.m.
  • Ethics in Healthcare Governance
  • Craig Carter, J.D., co-founding partner; and Brian Jackson, J.D., co-founding partner, Jackson & Carter, PLLC, Austin

5 – 6 p.m.
Welcome to Fort Worth Reception


FRIDAY, JULY 29: HEALTHCARE GOVERNANCE CONFERENCE – DAY 1

7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Registration

7 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 10 a.m.
Opening General Session
Lessons from the Pandemic and Implications for Effective Governance in the Future
Jamie Orlikoff, Expert on Health Care Governance and Leadership, Illinois

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged hospitals and health systems as never before. The challenges will continue with pandemic-accelerated negative macro-economic and demographic trends, and lingering COVID-19-related disability. What can boards learn from the pandemic and its impact on health care trends? How can they apply these lessons to enhance governance effectiveness as healthcare struggles in unchartered waters? This presentation will examine the failures and lessons of the pandemic, its impact on health care trends, and the responses and implications on health care and its leadership.

10 – 10:45 a.m.
Morning Break in the Exhibit Hall

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • Texas Legislative Update
  • Jennifer Banda, J.D., Vice President of Advocacy, Public Policy and HOSPAC, Texas Hospital Association, Austin; and John Henderson, President/CEO, Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals
  • Board Chair Lessons Learned
  • Jeff Barnhart, President/CEO, Deaf Smith County Hospital District, Hereford; Mike Schueler, Board Chair, Deaf Smith County Hospital District, Hereford
  • Moderated by Susannah Ramshaw, Advisor, Trustee Programs and Engagement, Texas Healthcare Trustees, Austin
  • Succession Planning for Your Board
  • Kim Russel, CEO, Russel Advisors
  • Q&A with Jamie Orlikoff
  • Jamie Orlikoff, Expert on Health Care Governance and Leadership, Illinois
  • Moderated by Amy Eskew, President/CEO, Texas Healthcare Trustees, Austin

Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Trustee Awards Luncheon

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • Repeat Session: Texas Legislative Update
  • Jennifer Banda, J.D., Vice President of Advocacy, Public Policy and HOSPAC, Texas Hospital Association, Austin; and John Henderson, President/CEO, Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals
  • Setting Up Compliance Infrastructure
  • Kenya Woodruff, J.D., Partner and Deputy General Counsel, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Dallas
  • Health Care Finance Update
  • Implicit Bias – Conversations in the Board Room

2:30 – 3:15 p.m.
Afternoon Break in the Exhibit Hall

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
Afternoon General Session
Prevalence and Severity of Burnout: Workforce Resilience as Care Quality
Bryan Sexton, Ph.D., Director, Duke Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality, Durham, North Carolina

Burnout has affected every level of the health care workforce during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, from frontline caregivers to the C-Suite to the hospital board. It is increasingly common, compromises clinical and operational outcomes, challenges leadership teams and is treatable. In this session, Dr. Bryan Sexton will demonstrate what happens in our heads when we get burned out.

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Noble Allen Silent Auction & Reception


SATURDAY, July 30: HEALTHCARE GOVERNANCE CONFERENCE – DAY 2

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
General Attendee Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • Board Meeting Dynamics
  • Amy Eskew, President and CEO;and Susannah Ramshaw, Advisor of Trustee Programs and Engagement, Texas Healthcare Trustees, Austin
  • Board Oversight in Health Equity
  • Being a Hospital and Community Advocate
  • Risk Management: What to Have on Your Radar

9:45 – 11 a.m.
Closing General Session
Health Care Politics and Policy: Where is the Nation in 2022? Where Are We Headed?
Susan Dentzer, Health and Health Policy Thought-Leader, and Senior Policy Fellow, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, Washington, D.C.

11 a.m.
Adjourn