Healthcare expert to speak at fourth annual MHA symposium

Matthew Enfinger

Georgia Southern University welcomes Daniel Salinas, chief medical officer for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, to speak on the topic “Healthcare Value is in the Eye of the Beholder.”

Salinas’s speech is part of the fourth annual masters of healthcare administration (MHA) symposium hosted by students in the MHA program and James Stephens, associate professor and MHA program director.

After earning his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical School, Salinas went on to become a well-known pediatrician and physician leader in the state.

He has served as regional vice president and national medical director for WellPoint Inc., as well as vice president and medical director for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia. Salinas has also worked closely with community providers to help them develop the Children’s Care Network, one of the first pediatric, clinically integrated networks in the country, according to

“[Salinas’s] lecture topic is of great interest in the country right now, and he’s a top expert in the country. Gaining knowledge first-hand from a leading expert in this area is a unique opportunity to take advantage of,” Stephens said to

The event will begin at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12 in the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center, room 1915.