October 2-3, 2019, Lubbock, TX


THIE and NWTHA have teamed up for THIE’s fall Hot Topics for one great event! As always, education will be provided by THIE and their great line-up of speakers. The golf tournament will be hosted by the Northwest Texas Hospital Association. Funds raised will benefit NWTHA’s scholarship program— a 90-year tradition that supports rural health care facilities.

With this in mind, please note, there will be a fee to play golf at the fall event in Lubbock. While we pride ourselves on offering golf for free, this year we are working to give back and support NWTHA in continuing their scholarship tradition. We hope you will join us to support a great cause!

Education is free for THIE subscribers • $75 for non-subscribers
Golf will be $100 per person*

Profits raised will be contributed to the NWTHA Scholarship Program

The registration deadline is Monday, September 23rd


The Overton Hotel
2322 Mac Davis Lane
Lubbock, TX 79401

Reservations: 806/776-7000
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Wednesday, October 2nd

7:30 a.m. -8:00 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

8:00 a.m. -9:00 a.m.
Brian Jackson & Craig Carter
Jackson & Carter, LLC
Legal Update

This two part legal session will focus on a variety of the most common legal issues facing healthcare today. 

9:00- 9:15 a.m.
Networking Break

9:15- 10:00 a.m.
Ted Shaw, President/CEO THA &
John Henderson, CEO TORCH

Legislative Update
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10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Networking Break

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Fernando Martinez, THA
The Single Most Important Security Concept

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Brent Fuller & Mark Haven, Discovery Healthcare Consulting
Change in State and Federal Reimbursements & How it Affects Your Facility

1:00 p.m.
Golf Tournament
The Rawls Course, Lubbock, TX

5:30-8:30 p.m.
Reception and Tailgate
The Overton Hotel

Thursday, October 3rd

7:30 a.m. -8:00 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

8:00 a.m. -9:00 a.m.
Tonya Stafford,
"It's Going to be OK!"

Victim identification and survivor assistance to those affected by human trafficking.

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Networking Break

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Anjanette Hebert,
Cypress All Hazards Planning
Emergency and Security Preparedness
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10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m
Networking Break

10:30 a.m. -11:15 a.m.
John Parks,
Avera eCARE
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11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Brian Jackson & Craig Carter
Jackson & Carter, LLC
Legal Update
Part two of legal session will focus on a variety of the most common legal issues facing health care today. 

12:15 p.m.

Continuing Education

The Texas Hospital Association is authorized to award up to 6 1/2 (conference) pre-approved qualified education credits (non-ACHE) for each Hot Topics Forum toward advancement of recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when making application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or re-certification.

To register for the Hot Topics Workshop, the options below take you to the Texas Hospital Association website, where you will need to login or create an account on the website in order to register. Click for help logging in or for help with registration, or contact the THA Service Center at 512/465-1057.

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