Diane Scardino and Personal Definition’s of Leadership

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HSA’s guest speaker, Diane Scardino, shared a very inspiring talk regarding the daily decisions leaders are faced with in Healthcare. To overcome daily obstacles and make the best decisions, Diane suggested that each of us develop a personal definition of leadership and apply it daily as a reminder of the leaders we want to be.

On behalf of The HSA officers and members, we would like to thank Diane Scardino for joining us and sharing a very inspiring talk on Texas Children’s Hospital and Leadership.

HSA Administrative Fellowship Panelists Line-Up

The HSA Administrative Residency/Fellowship Discussion Panel scheduled for March 22, 2016 @ 6 PM (more on https://hsauhcl.net/2016/03/08/) has a great line-up. Learn more about our Panelists. Today we introduce:

Jency Mani, MPH, Current Administrative Fellow, Texas Children’s Hospital

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Jency is one of the current Administrative Fellows at Texas Children’s Hospital. She is originally from Dallas and attended the University of Texas at Austin for her BBA in Corporate Finance and BA in Plan II Honors. After graduation, she worked as the Business Office Administrator for Healix Infusion Therapy, Inc. in Sugar Land for two years before beginning her Masters in Public Health in Healthcare Management at Yale University. During her MPH program, she was an intern in Strategic Planning at Yale New Haven Health System and was very involved with the Connecticut chapters of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and the American Public Health Association (APHA).

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jency-mani-21b52784           

Cameron Bisset, J.D. and BBA, Current Administrative Fellow, Texas Children’s Hospital

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Cameron is one of the current Administrative Fellows at Texas Children’s Hospital. He attended the University of Miami for his BBA; and in 2012, received his J.D. from The University of Houston Law Center. After graduation, he practiced healthcare law for 3 years in Houston before moving to TCH for the administrative fellow program.

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cameronbisset

Marie Jeanne Nisnisan, MHA, Current Administrative Fellow, Kindred Healthcare (UHCL Alumna)

MJMarie Jeanne Nisnisan graduated from Houston Baptist University with a degree in Biology and a minor in Business Administration. She later pursued her Masters degree in Healthcare Administration at the University of Houston – Clear Lake. She has held positions in multiple settings ranging from physician practice management to academic medicine. She is currently an Executive Fellow with Kindred Healthcare’s hospital division in the Houston integrated market.

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=54707453

Zach Weyand, MHA/MBA, Project Manager and Former Administrative Fellow at Houston Methodist Hospital (UHCL Alumnus)

UntitledZach Weyand serves as Project Manager at Houston Methodist West (HMW) since January 2015 and currently oversees the Food Nutrition Services Department, Valet Services, a $177M expansion project, Palliative Care and Wellness Services. HMW is a 193-bed community hospital located in the fastest growing suburb of West Houston. Zach has over 6 years of experience in healthcare. He has wide-ranging experiences in the fields of finance, operations, reporting and analysis, healthcare planning and development, and project management. Zach started at Houston Methodist Sugar Land as a Patient Access Representative in 2011 and completed 18 month global fellowship at Houston Methodist in December 2014.

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/zach-weyand/2b/98/528

Further Panelists:

  • Christopher R. Johnson, Former Fellow at Kelsey-Seybold (UHCL Alumnus)
  • Melissa Kam, Manager of Interpreter & Signature Services and Former Fellow at Memorial Hermann Hospital

Stay tuned for more posts.

Third HSA Administrative Residency/Fellowship Discussion Panel

The HSA invites all HADM students and HSA members to the
3rd HSA Administrative Residency/Fellowship Panel.

This event highlights the opportunities required to jumpstart your career if you are striving to become a Healthcare Executive or even a CEO! Our esteemed panelists are current and former Administrative Fellows of major hospital systems in Houston. They will offer students an experienced insight into the daily activities and responsibilities of a fellowship program. Students can also put forward queries about the selection processes and skill requirements of the various programs offered by the leading Healthcare institutions in Houston. The event provides a great opportunity to step into the world of Healthcare Networking.

Come and meet past and current Administrative Fellows including Alumni of UHCL, and get to know how they mastered their way through fellowships in Healthcare Administration.

Stay tuned. Find names and biographies of panelists here:
HSA Administrative Fellowship Panelists Line-Up (1)
The list will be updated shortly!

Save the Date!


Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 @ 6 PM

UHCL-TMC
W. Holcombe Blvd. 2151
Suite 1200, Room 136

HSA Meeting Schedule (UPDATED for Spring 2016)

HSA Meetings will now be held on the first Thursday of every month, at 6 pm in Room# 136 at the UHCL- TMC Campus.

Save the new dates:
  • 03/03/2016
  • 04/07/2016
  • For the month of May, the date will announced shortly.

The Agenda will be announced timely before each meeting. Any further changes to the schedule will be updated on this page, and via email.

We invite fellow HSA members and all HADM students to join the HSA Officers and share in the experiences of our association.

See you there!

Your HSA Officer team.

Mark your Calendar’s for the New Member HSA Meeting!

Dear HSA members and Healthcare Administration Students,
HSA invites you to join us on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 6 pm conference room #131 at UHCL-TMC campus to welcome our new members, introduce new officers, and discuss what we have in store for HSA this Spring.

We are really excited about our upcoming events and so we encourage you to not miss out. This Spring we will offer volunteer opportunities, social events, and one-to-one interaction sessions with our esteemed fellowship panel. More details will be shared throughout the semester.

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Membership and dues 

Please be prepared to pay your $35 annual membership at the meeting; this fee will secure your membership, as well as ensure you receive multiple opportunities to enhance your network and knowledge in the healthcare field.

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We want to thank Ashley Milhouse for participating in our HSA/ACHE Involvement survey, and congratulations on winning a free one-year HSA membership for 2016.

 

Yours,
HSA Officer Team.

Please continue to periodically check our site for updates on events, and honor chord point opportunities. Questions? E-mail us hsauhcl@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Welcome, new HSA Officers!

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Beginning with the Spring Semester 2016, HSA has new officers on Board. Short Bio and pictures will follow soon. Congratulations to all new officers!
Current HSA officers are:

Claudia Neumann President
Parth Vyas VP of Operations
Rahaf Abboushi VP of Finance
Sabah Pervez Director of Finance
Wilma Lobo VP of Marketing and Communication/PR
Mariana Smith Director of Marketing and Communication/PR
Abbas Naqvi SGA Representative
Joel Arthungal Undergraduate Enrollment Officer

If you want to contact officers, please use the official UHCL email (can be searched by name with UHCL email account) or email to Healthcare Students Association: hsauhcl@gmail.com.

First HSA meeting this semester on January 27

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Dear HSA members,
dear Health Administration Students,

HSA invites you all to our first HSA meeting this semester on January 27, 2016, 6 pm in the conference room #131 at UHCL-TMC campus.

The meeting is open to all HADM students. However, the plan is to get HSA officers and HSA active members started with our work in the spring semester. View the (pretty full) Agenda for details on our GoogleDrive: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_FJ5b0rBtZeY2FLNFY2b2FRdnc/view?usp=sharing
The ideal start for NEW HSA members will be our next HSA meeting on the firstWednesday in February, which is February 3rd, 2016. In that meeting we will give broad information about HSA, our goals, etc. HSA will invite you all to this meeting with a separate email.

For questions regarding HSA and involvement, please contact current officers or hsauhcl@gmail.com.*****

Membership and dues 

We will have new Membership and dues regulation starting 2016. Prices will remain $35 for a whole year, due in January. New: Proportional payments will be possible for new members joining in Summer or Fall Semester. More details on this will follow after the HSA meeting on January 27.

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HSA / ACHE membership Survey

We are still missing the “waves” of your input on our HSA-/ACHE involvement survey. Please take 2 minutes and participate!

Find our Survey HERE: http://bit.ly/1P0JFqa
We will raffle off a one year free HSA membership for 2016, among all participants of the survey at our meeting on January 27. Thank you in advance, for your support.

Yours
HSA Officer Team.

UPDATED: 2nd Administrative Fellowship Panel hosted by HSA

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The upcoming 2nd Administrative Fellowship Panel is the second panel hosted by HSA. It is a great door opener for new students into the world of Health Care Networking. Come meet past and current Administrative Fellows including Alumni of UHCL, hear their stories, and get to know how they mastered their way through residencies and fellowships in Health Care Administration.

Thursday, October 29th at 6:00 PM
UHCL – TMC Campus –  Room will be announced.

Panelists are:

  • Sara Loewy, former Houston Methodist Fellow.Sara joined the Administrative Fellowship after completing a Bachelors of Arts at the UniversBusiness Headshots for Houston Methodist Hospital.ity of Texas at Austin and a Master of Business Administration at the Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University.
    Sara’s passion for healthcare was inspired during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. As her hometown of New Orleans began the long recovery process, she recognized that local and regional healthcare institutions would require massive financial and intellectual resources to prevent a disaster of that magnitude from ever occurring again. Her passion became her career when she began working as the Marketing Director at Doctors Imaging Services, an independent outpatient imaging company in New Orleans. There she had the opportunity to work with employees from all levels of the organization and learned firsthand the value of strong organizational communication.
    LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saraloewy
  • Zach Weyand: Former Houston Methodist Fellow.
    Untitled 2013 – University of Houston –  Clear Lake, MBA/MHA 2010 – Texas A&M University, BA – Business ManagementZach Weyand serves as Project Manager at Houston Methodist West (HMW) since January 2015. HMW is a 193-bed community hospital located in the fastest growing suburb of West Houston. Zach has over 6 years of experience in healthcare. Zach has wide-ranging experience in finance, operations, reporting and analysis, healthcare planning and development, and project management. Zach started at Houston Methodist Sugar Land as a Patient Access Representative in 2011 and completed 18 month global fellowship at Houston Methodist in December 2014.
    LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/zach-weyand/2b/98/528
  • Jennifer Abbey: Current Fellow at Kelsey Seybold.
    JenniferIn her Position as the Administrative Fellow Operations Management at Kelsey-Seybold Clinics, Jennifer reports to the Vice President of Operations. She has exposure to strategic planning, finance, leadership and the nation’s first accredited Accountable Care Organization. She has exposure to strategic planning, finance, leadership and the nation’s first accredited Accountable Care Organization. Jennifer interned at Baylor College of Medicine as a Ambulatory Care Services Intern, where she gained knowledge of hospital processes and procedures and helped enhancing awareness and effectiveness of healthcare performance improvement.
    LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/jennifer-abbey/35/239/16
  • Jane Slusher: Current Houston Methodist Fellow.
    janeJane is currently an Administrative Fellow at Houston Methodist. She received her Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management from the University of Texas at Dallas. Prior to completing her MBA, Jane gained valuable healthcare experience working for a patient advocacy company. During her time as a patient advocate, she served as a resource for patients to understand and navigate through the complexities of the healthcare system. It was in this role that Jane developed a keen interest in healthcare and a desire to learn more. During her MBA program she worked as an intern at Willis Knighton Health System in Shreveport, Louisiana. In this role she gained an increased understanding of hospital operations. She worked as part of the Process Improvement department on projects aimed at increasing operational efficiency in the Operating Rooms and in the Cardiac Cath Labs.
    LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/janeslusher
  • Katie Rushdi: Current Fellow at MD Anderson.
    OriginKatieally from Memphis, Tennessee, Katie received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and will receive a Master of Science in Health Administration upon completion of her fellowship at MD Anderson. During her time at UAB, Katie interned in customer support with Greenway Health, an electronic health record company. She also served as the graduate administrative intern for Spar Medical, a medical sales company. Katie holds a Six Sigma Green Belt for Healthcare from the Institute of Industrial Engineers, and was the New Member Chair on the Junior Executive Board for the American Cancer Society in Birmingham, Alabama.
    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katierushdi
  • Taylor Huffman: Current Fellow at MD Anderson.
    Originally from Pasadena, Texas, Taylor received a Master of Health Administration dtayloregree from the Texas A&M University School of Public Health. While at Texas A&M, Taylor interned at Houston Methodist Hospital, where she worked on a Lean project to improve patient satisfaction in the surgical department. She also completed an internship at East Texas Medical Center-Fairfield, where she analyzed and improved processes in the Rural Health Clinic and emergency room.LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/taylorhuffman
  • Marie Jeanne Nisnisan: Current fellow at Kindred.
    MJMarie Jeanne Nisnisan graduated from Houston Baptist University with a degree in Biology and a minor in Business Administration. She later pursued her Masters degree in Healthcare Administration at the University of Houston – Clear Lake. She has held positions in multiple settings ranging from physician practice management to academic medicine. She is currently an Executive Fellow with Kindred Healthcare’s hospital division in the Houston integrated market.
    LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=54707453

Submit questions to the panelists: http://bit.ly/16AdLg0

View impressions from the first HSA AR/FS Panel here:
HSA Administrative Residency/Fellowship Panel

Stay tuned! More information coming soon!

Reminder: Member meeting Tonight!

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Don’t forget: We have a member meeting tonight at 6 PM at UHCL TMC.

Come and get involved! The agenda for tonight:
– Member meeting / Administrative session, no speaker.
– Report from officers and “task forces.”
– Setup for upcoming Fellowship Panel.
– Discussion of officer positions, and upcoming availabilities.
– Discussion of election process.

Learn more about HSA, get to know our officers, join us as a student member!

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