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Interdependence of Public, Private & Federal Healthcare Delivery

September 19, 2023 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Summer “Global Perspectives” Virtual Series: Event 4.

September 19th, 2023 at 4:30 – 6:30 pm.

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Event Description:

The traditional boundaries between Public, Private and Federal Healthcare delivery have become more permeable as healthcare regulations and requirements have changed. The beneficiary population can no longer be considered as belonging to its system alone.

Patients seek services outside healthcare systems for many reasons, including access, capacity, and cost. Traditionally, migration between healthcare systems would be discouraged through financial measures or by threat of dissenrollment. Today healthcare systems rely on each other to provide services that they cannot provide for financial, geographical or accessibility reasons. The Veterans Administration and Department of Defense both rely on partnerships with public and private healthcare systems to provide care to Veterans, Service Members, and their dependents beyond the capability of the Federal system. Likewise, public and private healthcare systems enter into affiliation agreements with Federal sector healthcare systems for academic and research-based support.

Through this discussion, participants will gain an understanding of the complexities related to documentation of episodes of care, reimbursement for completed care, and information technology challenges; the interoperability and cooperation of Public, Private and Federal Healthcare Systems during natural or manmade disasters; and the future of Public, Private and Federal Healthcare Delivery as it relates to the continued homogenization of their respective patient populations.


4:00 -4:15 – Event & speaker introduction

4:15 -5:15 – Speakers Present

5:15 – 6:30 – Speaker Q & A

Qualified Education Credits: 1.5

As an independent chartered chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the West Florida Chapter, is authorized to award a total of 1.5 hours of ACHE Qualified Education credits toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have it considered for ACHE Qualified Education credit should list their attendance when they apply to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.

Featured Speakers:

Victor Weeden, DHA, FACHE

Dr. Victor Weeden is an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Master of Health Administration Program at the University of South Florida. He served on the ACHE Western Florida Chapter Board as a Director-at-Large from 2020-2022 and is currently the President-Elect. Dr. Weeden has been an active ACHE member since 2002 and board certified since 2005. He has previously served on the ACHE Europe and United States Air Force Regent Advisory Councils.

Dr. Weeden is a passionate educator and career healthcare administrator that joined the USF College of Public Health in 2021. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Organizational Behavior, Health Services Management, Health Care Leadership, and the Advanced Seminar in Health Care Management. He received his Doctor of Health Administration from Central Michigan University. Prior to academics, Dr. Weeden served 37 years in the United States Air Force, including 23 years in numerous healthcare administration and leadership roles. He retired from active military service in August 2021 at MacDill AFB, where he served as the Deputy Director and Administrator of the 6th Medical Group.

Dr. Weeden is purpose driven; he is living his dream of teaching, advising, and mentoring future healthcare leaders. Dr. Weeden is very excited to continue serving on the ACHE Western Florida Board to promote our healthcare profession and advance leadership excellence. His research interests include the examination of global healthcare systems, healthcare leadership development, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on organizational behavior and performance outcomes


Major Rashida Brown, MHA

Major Rashida J. Brown is the Resource Management Flight Commander for the 6th Medical Support Squadron, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. As the Flight Commander, she oversees a $46.2M budget and leads 18 healthcare administration personnel supporting operations for a rapid global air refueling wing, two Joint combatant command headquarters, 33 mission partners and representatives from 44 international coalition nations in the Department of Defense’s largest single-unit catchment of 265K beneficiaries. She arrived to MacDill with robust experience in the deployment of the new DOD electronic health record, MHS GENESIS, and wing-level Diversity & Inclusion programs.


Col(ret) Paul F. Martin, USAF, MSC, FACHE

Paul Martin is currently the Supply Chain Management, Chief of Outpatient Centers at James A Haley VA Hospital. Paul has 40 years-experience in healthcare. A retired Air Force Medical Service Corps Colonel with 30 years of service, his roles included Deputy Command Surgeon “Division VP” for Air Force Special Operations Command, Command Administrator “Regional COO” for U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Group Commander “CEO” Pope AFB Medical Group, Squadron Commander/Administrator “COO” for 3 different Air Force facilities, and roles in Logistics, Managed Care, Finance, and Patient Administration. Immediately following his retirement from the Air Force, Paul was the Practice Administrator “CEO” for the HCA Florida Heart Institute in Pinellas County. He followed that experience by establishing an LLC to subcontract with Decon, LLC providing First Receiver training and consultation to Navy and Air Force medical facilities. Prior to his commission in the Air Force, he was an analyst for The Joint Commission.

Paul earned a bachelor degree in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration from DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, a Masters in Health Services Administration from Webster University, St Louis, MO a Masters in Strategic Studies from Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL. A board-certified member of ACHE since 1992, he achieved Fellow status in 2005. His Fellows thesis, Establishing and Sustaining Healthcare Operations in a Contingency: A Logistical Perspective, was the ACHE Fellows Thesis of the Year. Paul has served the College in multiple roles: Regent, Chair of the Regents Compliance Committee, Professional Development Committee, Counselor Committee, Regents Advisory Council and Secretary of the Low Country Healthcare Executives. Paul is currently active on the Governing Board of the Air Force Medical Service Corps Association.


David J. VanMeter, FACHE, MHA

David VanMeter was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer /Deputy Medical Center Director of the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital and Clinics (JAHVH) in January of 2016. In this capacity he has oversight responsibility for more than 6400 employees, an annual budget of $2.0B, and approximately 2 million outpatient visits a year. He leads one of the busiest and most complex medical centers in the federal sector and oversees daily operations of one of the flagship medical centers in the Department of Veteran Affairs.

He served as the JAHVH Associate Director from 2013-2016. Prior to his transfer to Tampa, Mr. VanMeter served as the Assistant Director of the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. He has served VA in various capacities of increasing supervisory and fiscal responsibility for nineteen years and his experience spans diverse operations, services, and locations.

Mr. VanMeter is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He was recognized for his dedication, response, and recovery efforts from Hurricane Katrina by the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and he is the recipient of the 2012 ACHE Federal Sector Award for Federal Excellence in Healthcare Management for Early-Career Healthcare Executives. He is a native son of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and earned a dual degree bachelor’s in business administration and Financial Management from the University of Kentucky Gatton School of Business and a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Kentucky Martin School of Public Policy. He previously served as a Member-At-Large for the ACHE Western Florida Chapter.




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