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Apr 22, 2014

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HFMA Texas Gulf Coast Women’s Initiative
Women in Leadership - Helpful Advice for the Road Ahead

April 22, 2014
5:30-7:00 pm

Texas Women’s University
6700 Fannin
Houston, TX 77030
Auditorium, 2nd Floor

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Women in Leadership - Helpful Advice for the Road Ahead
Course 1404W | CPE: 1.0 | Level: Basic | Prerequisites: None

Topic Description: This presentation will discuss the challenges and successes of women in corporate America, particularly in the healthcare industry. The session will provide opportunities for discussion in helping you develop your career by hosting an event that educates, entertains, and facilitates networking with women students and professionals.
The panel discussion facilitated by women leaders in the market with vast experience will provide an opportunity for the early and mid careerists to gain information and ask questions. The panel will share their views and experiences with career advancement, networking, mentoring and work/life balance issues to provide an understanding on how to navigate this arena for a rewarding and fulfilling career.

Learning Objective: After the session, early and mid-level careerists will have an understanding of how to develop, navigate and make educated career choices for a rewarding and fulfilling career, as they map their professional pathway.

Target Audience: Men and women involved in the medical field


Shawna Morris, MPA, FACHE- Senior VP and COO, Menninger Clinic | Ms. Morris serves on the Advisory Board of The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston and is a member of Sales and Marketing Executives International and the Alliance for Healthcare Strategy and Marketing. Morris volunteers regularly at community programs for children. She has served as Assistant Vice President for Business Development at ValueMark Healthcare Systems, Inc. (1996-1997), Senior Consultant for Network Management at Human Affairs. International (1994-1996) and Regional Managed Care Specialist at Charter Medical Corporation (1990-1994).

Sandra Murdock, FACHE, DrPH - Consultant | Sandra has held numerous administrative roles prior to joining UTMB including Administrator for Methodist Cardiovascular Surgery Associates and Vice Chairman for Administration at The Methodist Hospital in Houston; President and Chief Executive Officer at the Nevada Cancer Institute in Las Vegas; Deputy Director for Administration and Chief Operating Officer at the Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University in Atlanta; and Associate Vice President for Operations and Ambulatory Services, Associate Vice President for Patient Care Administration and Division Administrator for Laboratory Medicine at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer in Houston.

Karla Heath, MBA - Executive Director of Clinical Operations, Baylor College of Medicine | Karla P. Heath, MBA, is the Executive Director of Clinical Operations at Baylor College of Medicine. Karla has worked in the medical field for nearly 18 years specifically in clinical operations. Currently she oversees clinical practice operations for the Baylor Clinic with a focus on Patient Satisfaction - Press Ganey, Quality Assurance (Patient Complaints) and Patient Relations.

5:30-6:00 pm Networking and refreshments
6:00-7:00 pm Panel Discussion and Q&A as time permit

Cost: There is no cost for this meeting

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Silver Sponsors


Availity, LLC



Cleverly + Associates

Conifer Health Solutions



Duke Realty


Harris & Harris
Jackson Walker
Managed Resources, Inc.

Memorial Hermann System Services 

Parallon Business Solutions


Resource Corporation of America


SPi  Healthcare

Sullins Johnston Rohrbach & Magers
The SSI Group
Triage Consulting Group

Bronze Sponsors 

American Express

Apogee Consulting Group

Avadyne Health

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

CHI St. Luke's Heatlh

Cirius Group, Inc.

CNA HealthPro

Enable Comp, LLC


HCFS, Inc.

MASH, Inc.


Parrish Shaw


Winthrop Resources

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