Join us as the leading hospitals in West Houston give their updates on innovations in technology, telehealth, medical devices, benefits management, and the much-anticipated response on what is expected to happen with Covid-19 and vaccinations.
Moderated By: Richard Nevins, Independent Consultant
Richard Nevins, CPA is an independent consultant with expertise in the insurance area. He was a consultant for Higginbotham and Chapman Schewe for 29 years. In addition, Mr. Nevins served as a Chief Financial Officer for several firms in Houston. He is a graduate from the University of Texas, And, as a native Houstonian, he is a die-hard Astros fan.
Richard Nevins Rn1956@yahoo.com
Meet our Panelists!
HCA Healthcare West
Md Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Richard Ehlers
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Dr. Ehlers is a native Texan, born in Vernon, TX. He is a graduate of Rice University (B.A. 1991) and The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (M.D. 1995, M.S. 1999). After medical school, he completed residency training in the Department of Surgery at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 2002. He went on to become a Fellow and Clinical Specialist at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in the Departments of Surgical Oncology and Critical Care. In 2010, he rejoined the staff of The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center where he now serves as the Executive Medical Director and Associate Vice President for all of M.D. Anderson’s Houston Area Locations outside of the Texas Medical Center. Dr. Ehlers specializes in the care of patients with breast cancer and melanoma. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American Society of Breast Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons and is a member of the American Association for Physician Leadership and the American College of Healthcare Executives
Houston Methodist West Hospital - Vicki A. Brownewell, M.S., R.N., NEA-BC
Houston Methodist - West Hospital
Vicki Brownewell is Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President at Houston Methodist West Hospital (HMW). She partnered with the CEO to lead the planning, start-up and growth of this 239-bed facility. HMW received Magnet designation in 2018 and is part of the Houston Methodist Hospital System. For over twenty years she has been a hospital and nursing executive at community and tertiary care hospitals with system-level leadership responsibilities. For the past 11 months she has been a member of HM System Incident Command for COVID-19 response.
Vicki has a BS in Nursing, an MS in Health Services Administration and is board certified as Nurse Executive, Advanced.
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center,
Allen Tseng, VP and Chief Operating Officer.
Memorial Herman - Memorial City
Texas Children’s Hospital - West: Ryan Breaux MHA/MBA, MT
Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus
Ryan Breaux MHA/MBA, MT Director, Business Operations & Support Services Ryan Breaux is Director of Business Operations and Support Services at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus. Ryan has over 20 years of hospital administration experience. He began his healthcare career as a Medical Technologist working in the Houston area prior to working at Texas Children's Hospital in 2007. During his 14-year period at Texas Children’s Hospital, Ryan worked in the Pathology Department and completed an Operational Fellowship before moving into his next role. During his Operations period, Ryan managed the Multidisciplinary Clinic and Practice Administrators for Otolaryngology/Audiology/Speech. In 2013 Ryan became the Director for the Department of Pediatrics before being promoted into his current role.