Educational Events

Healthcare Administrators of Tidewater and NAHSE Virginia are pleased to present:

The Future of Healthcare Leadership:

Over the next decade – as care delivery faces new competition, embraces technology, and marches toward value and consumerism – hospital and health system administrators will find it much harder to staff key positions than they might expect. New ways of working while driving innovation and experimentation will permeate clinical and non-clinical staff, and an aging population will accelerate the demand for certain critical skills. There will be an inevitable need for new roles, new skills, and deeper relationships across the workforce. Competition will be hot across industries (not just healthcare). Retaining the best and brightest will only get more difficult.

To thrive in this era of disruptive change, healthcare must undergo an evolution to foster a new innovation-driven environment that enables an inventive, agile, and productive human-centered culture focused on the consumer experience. The best leaders will have capabilities that allow them to respond to risks more effectively, deliver on business priorities, and implement differentiated practices that act as a “force multiplier” for innovation and consumer obsession. In this session, we’ll explore what we can learn from the fastest growing, most innovative employers in the world – technology firms. We’ll look at what innovation-driven tech workplaces are doing to power through the tremendous velocity and the complexity of change in their business footprint and product roadmaps, and explore how healthcare can implement some of these practices. We’ll ask questions like, what do their leaders do differently? How will the most innovative workplaces be different from the rest? Most importantly, we will talk about how you can be ready for this transformation?

Keynote Speakers:
•Becky Sawyer, Chief Human Resource Office, Sentara Healthcare

•Suzanne Etherington, Principal, Senior Client Manager, Mercer

Event Moderator

•Chernelle Hill, Director, Sentara Leigh Hospital

Event Details:
•5:30-6:30 PM – Networking Hour (Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served)
•6:30-8:00 PM – Educational Session

Many thanks to our event sponsor: Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

To encourage the development of our student healthcare leaders, free admission will be available to students who sign-up for the event at least 3 days in advance and have a valid Student ID. We’re excited to learn with you!

Map and directions to the event room will be sent to attendees 2 days prior to the event.

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This program has been developed and is presented locally by Healthcare Administrators of Tidewater. The American College of Healthcare Executives has awarded 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face Education Credits to this program.

Networking Event

HCAT’s Membership Committee is excited for our next networking event! The Healthcare Administrators of Tidewater will be hosting a networking event on August 26th, 2019 at Legend Brewing Co., located at 1 High Street – N Landing #B in Portsmouth, VA 23704. The event will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the lounge area. Please come out and join us for a fun night of networking with our members and friends! There is no charge to attend this event aside from your drink order. This is not a “members only” event so please encourage your friends and colleagues to join you! For more information about our chapter or upcoming events, visit our website or our Facebook page Please RSVP at least one day prior to each event so we can ensure we have a large enough table for the group. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis.   Please register at:

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