Seyfarth Events

Healthcare Workforce Summit

11/22/2013

Location: Trevisio Restaurant of Houston
6550 Bertner Avenue, Houston, TX 77030
(713) 749-0400

Registration & Networking: 2:30 p.m.
Program: 2:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Reception: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

There is no cost to attend but registration is required as seating is limited. To register for this important event, please click on the button below:


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Please join Seyfarth Shaw LLP as we host state and local healthcare leaders in an industry summit focusing on workforce issues.  The Healthcare Workforce Summit will feature Bernie Duco, David Lopez, Steve Murdock, Ph.D., Dr. Ken Shine, and Representative John Zerwas, M.D.

Agenda

  • Current Healthcare Needs.  Dr. Murdock will discuss the current healthcare needs of Texans, as well as the predicted healthcare sector workforce supply and demand concerns as a result of healthcare reform. 
     
  • Imbalance Between Supply and Demand.  Dr. Shine will provide a brief summary of the different strategies Texas (and specifically UT) is implementing to address the imbalance between provider supply and patient demand. 
     
  • Access to Care and Industry Response.  Dr. Murdock and Dr. Shine will participate in a panel discussion with Bernie Duco, David Lopez, and Representative John Zerwas, M.D. to focus on patient access to care and the industry's response to these issues.

   
In addition, stakeholders such as healthcare system executives, administrators, and governmental officials will discuss such strategies in the wake of healthcare reform, including the implications of these changes on the healthcare workforce. If you have any questions, please contact Shrichardson@seyfarth.com and reference this event.

 


 

Seyfarth Shaw's Healthcare Workforce Summit Speakers


 

 

Bernie Duco is Chief Legal Officer of Memorial Hermann Health System. Prior to joining Memorial Hermann, Mr. Duco served as senior vice president and general counsel of Sisters of Mercy Health System in St. Louis for 15 years. Prior to joining Mercy, Mr. Duco was a partner with the Houston law firm of Wood, Lucksinger and Epstein, representing a broad range of healthcare organizations. He received his law degree from the University of Houston and earned his bachelor of arts degree from Rice University. For additional biographical information, please click here.
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David S. Lopez, FACHE, is President and CEO of the Harris County Hospital District, the fifth largest metropolitan public healthcare system in the nation. He is a respected community leader with more than 28 years of administrative healthcare experience. He became permanent President and CEO of the Harris County Hospital District in April 2004 after nearly a year as its interim President and CEO. Before assuming his duties as President and CEO, Mr. Lopez helped lead many initiatives to strengthen the fiscal health of the Harris County Hospital District and improve the health of the community. His work as Chief Operating Officer was vital in creating strategic partnerships with business, industry and community leaders to ensure that the Harris County Hospital District receives all state and federal funds needed to improve patient access to primary and specialty care. For additional biographical information, please click here and here.
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Steve Murdock, Ph.D. is the founding Director of the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas, Dr. Murdock holds the Allyn and Gladys Cline Chair in Sociology at Rice University. He is the former Director of the U.S. Census Bureau, The State Demographer of Texas, holder of a Regents Chair at Texas A&;M University, The Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Demography and Organization Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and a noted scholar with 13 books and more than 150 articles and analytical reports. He is also noted in applied and Texas governmental circles having been named as one of the 50 most influential Texans by Texas Business in 1997 and one of the 25 most influential Texans by Texas Monthly in 2005. He has extensive experience in research on a wide variety of issues impacting Texas and is widely known as a national expert in the areas of Demography, Rural Sociology and Socioeconomic Impact Assessment. For additional biographical information, please click here.
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Dr. Kenneth Shine currently serves as the Special Advisor to the Chancellor at the University of Texas System and previously served as the System's Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs. Prior to his role at the University of Texas System, he served as President of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), from 1992 to 2002 where he concentrated his attention on meeting the healthcare needs of all Americans including organizing a symposia to underscore the importance of cultural sensitivity in healthcare, supporting programs to increase immunization rates, decrease use of tobacco among adolescents, and to improve care of the dying. He emphasized communication of scientific findings and recommendations. Under his guidance, IOM staff developed CDs, videotapes, guidelines for community-based research, and publications for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and the public. Dr. Shine is a member of many honorary and academic societies, including Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha, Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Master of the American College of Physicians, and was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 1988. For additional biographical information, please click here.
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Dr. John Zerwas represents the people of the 28th District in the Texas House of Representatives. A physician for over 25 years, he is one of only two doctors in the House at a time when Health and Human Services consumes roughly 40 percent of the state budget and is the fastest growing area of spending. Dr. Zerwas is an anesthesiologist with Greater Houston Anesthesiologists, a large group he began several years ago. He has served as the Chief Medical Officer of the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston and as such oversaw programs that have improved the outcomes of patients with certain medical conditions while also reducing the cost of treating those conditions. For additional biographical information, please click here and here.
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Seyfarth Shaw's Healthcare Employment Law Group: Overview
       

Health law is one of the most complex and universal of legal disciplines. Healthcare concerns affect virtually every business, organization and individual. In order to be successful in an era of great change, healthcare businesses and their customers require legal advisors with the knowledge, background, experience and resources necessary to provide sophisticated, coordinated counsel. Through the coordinated services of our interdisciplinary Health Law Practice Group, we apply the focused health industry experience of attorneys in all of our departments, while keeping an eye on the broader effects of healthcare regulation and compliance on day-to-day operations and long-term strategies. This unique blend of depth and breadth enables us to provide legal solutions and results that support our clients' overall objectives.

For more information on our Health Law practice, please click here.

 

Seyfarth Shaw's Healthcare Employment Law Group: Attorneys  

Seyfarth Shaw's Health Law Practice Group is a nationally recognized team of attorneys recognized by Legal 500. In addition to attorneys who specialize in health law, members of the team are also drawn from each of the firm's departments—Litigation, Corporate, Labor and Employment, Employee Benefits and Real Estate — in all of our U.S. offices, in order to provide a coordinated and comprehensive full-service health law practice. Core team members listed below bring experience working as inside counsel, outside general counsel and special counsel to health, biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical clients, and on behalf of customers and consumers of healthcare products and services. For a full listing of our Health Law Practice Group attorneys, please click here.
 
 

Jeff Berman
Los Angeles - Century City
Partner, Labor & Employment
Health Law
jberman@seyfarth.com

Suzanna Bonham
Houston
Partner, Commercial Litigation
Health Law
sbonham@seyfarth.com

Joan Casciari
Partner, Labor & Employment
Health Law
jcasciari@seyfarth.com
     

Mark Coffin
Houston
Partner, Corporate
Health Law
mcoffin@seyfarth.com

Sheryl Dacso
Houston Partner, Corporate
Health Law
sdacsco@seyfarth.com

Deborah Gordon
Chicago
Partner, Corporate
Health Law
dgordon@seyfarth.com
     

Katie Beth Gottlieb
Houston
Counsel, Corporate
Health Law
kgottlieb@seyfarth.com

Jonathan Ishee
Houston
Associate, Corporate
Health Law
jishee@seyfarth.com

Adam Laughton
Houston
Associate, Corporate
Health Law
alaughton@seyfarth.com
     

Chris Palamountain
Houston
Senior Counsel, Labor & Employment
Health Law
cpalamountain@seyfarth.com

Bill Schurgin
Chicago
Partner and Chair, Chicago Labor and Employment Department
Health Law
wschurgin@seyfarth.com

Daniel Sternthal
Houston
Partner, Corporate
Health Law
dsternthal@seyfarth.com