Y.O. Ranch Hotel & Conference Center

Oct. 4-5, 2017 in Kerrville

Oct. 4: Golf Tournament at Comanche Trace Course

Oct. 5: Hot Topics Forum, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Y-O Ranch Hotel and Resort

Registration (per person):

  • Free for THIE subscribers
  • $75 for non-subscribers

Registration for the forum is now open.


Y-O Ranch Hotel and Resort
2033 Sidney Baker St.
Kerrville, TX 78028

A limited number of rooms are available. Ask for the THIE room block rate of $105 per night (plus taxes).

Reservation Deadline: Sept. 3. Act now to ensure room rate and availability.


Wednesday, Oct. 4

12 p.m
Golf Tournament
Comanche Trace Course

The tournament will have a shotgun start, and lunch will be provided.

5:30-7:30 p.m.
Reception at Y-O Ranch Hotel & Resort

Thursday, Oct. 5

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

8-8:15 a.m.
Meet our Sponsors

A brief introduction of our sponsors' products and services.

8:15-9:15 a.m.
The 85th Legislative Session in Review
Dave Pearson, president and CEO, Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals, Austin; and Ted Shaw, president, Texas Hospital Association, Austin

Legislative changes that may affect our Texas Hospitals.

9:15-10:15 a.m.
Legal Update
Craig Carter, J.D., partner, and Brian Jackson, J.D., partner, Jackson & Carter PLLC, Austin

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

10:15-10:30 a.m.
Networking Break

10:30 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Broadening Safety and Security Concerns in Your Hospital
Jeff McKissack, president, Defense by Design

Learn the areas of vulnerability and why your hospital may be at risk of being attacked.

12-12:45 p.m.
Lunch and Networking Break

12:45-1:15 p.m.
Hospital Code Standardization
Carrie Kroll, vice president, quality and public health, Texas Hospital Association

A discussion regarding how standardizing codes used in hospitals may help save lives.

1:15-1:45 p.m.
Genetics and Patient Care
Roberto Solis, GenMed Management

Learn how genetics can benefit patient care as well as the hospital’s bottom line.

1:45-2 p.m.
Networking Break

2-3 p.m.
Crisis Communications
Angela Hale, Red Media Group

How to be prepared to deal with the media when crisis strikes.

3-4 p.m.
Legal Update Part II
Craig Carter, J.D., partner, and Brian Jackson, J.D., partner, Jackson & Carter PLLC, Austin

Legal Update continued.

4 p.m.

Continuing Education

THA will award up to 6 (conference) pre-approved qualified education credits (non-ACHE) for each Hot Topics Forum toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Indicate your Hot Topics attendance on your application for credit.

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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