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Upcoming Event(s)

Educational Event

Managing for Morale and Finding Joy in Work: A Discussion and Review of Techniques to Manage Health Care Teams Burnout and Resilience

Staff retention continues to be a top priority for healthcare executives. Health care organizations rely on the support of an engaged and loyal clinical workforce to support their mission. However, with increased turnover, patient and payer expectations and pressures to reduce cost of care, health care teams are at risk of burnout . Managing morale and helping clinicians find joy in their work is critical to retaining motivated staff. This program will take a closer look at how local health systems are working with health care teams to find joy in work to position their providers and organizations for continued success of providing high quality patient care.

Speakers:
•Curtis Sessler, MD, Director of Adult Critical Care, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
•Nancy Littlefield, Chief Nursing Officer, Riverside Health System
•Debbie Gentry, Director, Team Member Development, Sentara Healthcare

•Event Moderator: •Stephanie S. Jackson, Director, Patient Care Services, Sentara Leigh Hospital

Event Details:
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
•5:30-6:30 PM – Networking
•6:30-8:00 PM – Panel presentations and discussion
•Dinner will be served

Location:
Crowne Plaza Hampton-Marina
700 Settlers Landing Road
Hampton, VA 23669

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For more information about our chapter or upcoming events, check out our website (http://hcat.ache.org) or our new Facebook page (www.facebook.com/HCAsofTidewater/).

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

The Healthcare Administrators of Tidewater will be hosting a networking event on Monday, October 1st at Wasserhund Brewery at 1805 Laskin Rd. Va. Beach. The event will run from 5:30-7:00p.m.. Please come out and join us for a fun night of networking with our members and friends! Wasserhund is hosting a trivia night at 7, so stick around and challenge your trivia skills. 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!
There is no advance cost for this event; however RSVPs will enable us to better plan.
Look forward to seeing everyone there!

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Past Events

Educational Event

Emergency Department Service Standards: A Best Practice Approach

The Emergency Department is considered the “Front Door” to the hospital. Over the past several years, there has been a significant push by hospitals across the country to promote Emergency Department service standards, with the objective of attracting new patients, retaining current patients and positioning the hospital in a favorable light to the community.

This panel will explore comprehensive approaches required to provide, sustain and reap the benefits of Emergency Department service standards. Join Healthcare Administrators of Tidewater as we delve into Emergency Department operational standards as they relate to the impact on patient safety, required resource allocation, physical plant requirements and system commitment needs for long term sustainability and success.

Moderator:
•Jennifer Kreiser, Vice President Patient Care Services and Nurse Executive, Sentara Leigh Hospital

Panel:
•Amber Egyud, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer, Chesapeake Regional Healthcare
•Kimberly A. Harper, Director of Emergency Services, Riverside Walter Reed Hospital
•Lewis H. Siegel, Emergency Medicine Attending Physician and Operational Medical Director, Chesapeake Regional Healthcare

Event Details:

Tuesday, June 19th

5:30-6:30 PM – Networking

6:30-8:00 PM – Panel Presentations and Discussion

Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served

Tickets- ACHE Event

For more information about our chapter or upcoming events, check out our website (http://hcat.ache.org) or our new Facebook page (www.facebook.com/HCAsofTidewater/).

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

The Healthcare Administrators of Tidewater Programs Committee is excited to announce that HCAT is hosting a tour of the USNS Comfort on Wednesday July 11, from 4:45PM-7:00PM at Naval Station Norfolk.

Healthcare Administrators of Tidewater presents:

A Tour of Hospital Ship USNS COMFORT, Naval Station Norfolk (Qualified Education Event)

We welcome you to join us as we learn about the USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20). Originally an oil tanker, the ship was converted into a hospital ship and commissioned in 1987. While the USNS COMFORT has several missions, the ship receives the most visibility for its support of its large scale humanitarian assistance missions during peacetime military operations.

On the tour you will get the opportunity to explore one of the largest trauma facilities in the United States that offers a full spectrum of surgical and medical services. The medical treatment facility hosts 1,000 hospital beds, 12 operating rooms and a full scope of non-surgical, ancillary and support services capabilities.

The event is free, but please make sure to register using the link below so we may get a proper count of attendees. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!

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HCAT/CVHEG/VHHA Event

Healthcare Administrators of Tidewater (HCAT) is excited to partner with the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association (VHHA) and Central Virginia Healthcare Executives Group (CVHEG) to provide an event at the upcoming VHHA Annual Meeting! We will be hosting two panel discussions on Friday April 27, 2018 at the Williamsburg Lodge (810 South England Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185). The first panel will be “Public-Private Partnerships” and the second will “The Sustainability of Healthcare Organizations.”  The schedule for the day is as follows:

8:30 – 8:45am “Welcome Back” and Overview of the Day
 
8:45 – 10:15am  Panel #1: Public-Private Partnerships Hosted by CVHEG

  • Beth Bortz, President & CEO, Virginia Center for Health Innovation
  • Robert Fortini, VP & Chief Clinical Officer, Bon Secours Medical Group
  • Aaron Boush , Planning & Community Development Manager, Carilion Clinic
  • Julie Bilodeau , CEO, Crossover Health Care Ministry

10:15 – 10:30am  Break
 
10:30 – 12:00pm Panel #2: The Sustainability of Healthcare Organizations Hosted by HCAT

  • Wesley Blankenship, PharmD, FACHE, Regional Medical Liaison, Novo Nordisk, Past Chapter President, CVHEG
  • John P. Harding, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer, Children’s Health System, ACHE Regent, Virginia-Central
  • Thomas A. Lundquist, MD, MMM, FAAP, FACPE, Chief Medical Officer, Optima Health

12:00 – 1:00pm  ACHE Luncheon and Awards with ACHE Chairman David Olson

For more information, see the brochure below:

VHHA 2018 Annual Brochure_ACHE Event


Organizer of Organ & Tissue Donation Awareness in Your Community: A Tour & Discussion with LifeNet Health

ACHE recognizes donation as a critical component of life-saving technology and end-of-life decision making and supports voluntary efforts to increase organ and tissue availability. A well-functioning organ and tissue procurement program can have a direct impact on the functional wellbeing of the community, quality and patient outcomes. Health Administrators of Tidewater has a special opportunity to take a closer look at the local organ and tissue procurement center, LifeNet Health. LifeNet Health will provide an overview of organ donation and how research is expanding opportunities for increased donations in our community. Other members of the panel will address the patient and family perspective as well as operational considerations when leading a successful transplant program at a trauma center. An optional tour will be offered during the networking hour.

Moderator:
•Jean Neubauer, Senior Director of BioScience Learning Center, LifeNet Health

Panelist:
•Gary Walters, Sr. Director & GM Research Tissue Franchise, LifeNet Health
•James Hoy, Manager of Chaplaincy Services, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
•Eric Peterson, Adjunct Faculty, Marine Corps University College of Distance Education and Training (representing the patient experience of tissue donation)

Event Details:

5:30-6:30 PM – Networking & Optional Tour

6:30-8:00 PM – Panel Presentations and Discussion

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 


Healthcare Administrators of Tidewater Presents: Hospitals and Health Systems of the Future: Transforming to Thrive

John Harris, Director, Veralon and ACHE Faculty Member

How can you position your organization to thrive in a dynamic healthcare future? Understand the competitive and technological changes that will determine how to be a successful hospital or health system in the future, including:

•The changing role of physicians as artificial intelligence takes hold
•How big data will affect who controls the patient relationship
•The shift toward convenience over reputation
•How value-based payment models affect the continuum of care
•The impact of disruptive competitors (such as CVS, Google, Amazon, and Optum), and the risks of being the incumbent health system

To thrive amidst this change, we will identify how to leverage disruptors and innovators to enhance your market position.

Event Details:

Thursday, December 7th, 2017
•5:30-6:30 PM – Networking
•6:30-8:00 PM – Presentation and discussion

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.

 


Risk Management – Positive Impact on Patient Care, Reputation, and the Bottom-line

In healthcare, effective risk management not only mitigates financial loss, but can also mean the difference between life and death. Historically, risk management had been relegated to a reactive activity with focus on medical malpractice claims and liability. That is far from the case in today’s healthcare environment. The best organizations incorporate thorough risk management strategies and operations from the strategic planning process down to the point of care delivery. This event will outline a growing movement in the industry toward Enterprise Risk Management, discuss current trends challenging healthcare providers, and also cover the financial ROI of strong risk management programs. Because in our industry where human life is on the line, risk management is an activity that must be embraced by all.

  • Date: November 2, 2017
  • Time: 5:30 – 8:00pm
  • Location: Norfolk Yacht and Country Club (7001 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk, VA 23505)
  • Speakers:

o   Brent Ibata, Research Compliance Officer, Sentara Healthcare

o   Dorinda Burton, Attorney at Law, Brooke Poole Plumley

o   Douglas Penner, Attorney at Law, Goodman Allen Donnelly

  • Event Moderator:

o   Stephen Friedrich, Director of Operations, Sentara Healthcare

Event Details:

  • 5:30-6:30 PM – Networking
  • 6:30-8:00 PM – Panel presentations and discussion

 

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.

 


 Healthcare Administrators of Tidewater presents: Diversity and Inclusion – Discussion with experienced leaders in diversity and inclusion.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 5:30 PM- 8:00 PM EDT
Norfolk Yacht Club
7001 Hampton Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23505

The communities for which healthcare organizations operate are rapidly diversifying. Not only do they provide care for a diverse community of patients and families, but their workforce is also growing more diverse. The business implications and imperatives healthcare organizations face concerning diversity and inclusion are immense. Diverse communities will demand different care needs, improved quality, new or modified operational processes and service, strategic planning for a diverse patient demographic and continuum of care. It is incumbent on healthcare organizations and their leaders to both understand and embrace the needs of diverse populations. Their ability to respond to the needs and preferences of a broader customer base will be critical to their financial and operational survival.

Speakers:

  • Michele R. Ewing, Organizational Consultant, Trainer & Coach
  • Captain Sandra Hearn, Chief Nursing Officer, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
  • Deborah Rosenburg, Vice President Human Resources, Chesapeake Regional Healthcare
  • Commander Tiffany Lynn Scott, Regional Pharmacy Consultant & Diversity Officer, Medical Service Corps, United States Navy

Event Moderator:

  • Ruth A. Holmes, Clinical Program Manager/Nurse Investigator, Office of the Medical Inspector, Clinical Investigations Division, Department of Veterans Affairs

Event Details:

  • 5:30-6:30 PM – Networking
  • 6:30-8:00 PM – Panel presentations and discussion

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.


 
                                         Washington, DC Cluster, August 21st-24th                                          click here for more information.

HCAT and Virginia Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders present:
The Powerful Nurse Impact on our Healthcare World

Thursday, July 27th- 5:30 PM

Hampton, VA

Staff retention continues to be a top priority for healthcare executives. Healthcare organizations rely on the support of engaged and loyal clinical workforce to support their mission. Over the last several years healthcare organizations across the country have faced the significant impact of nurse shortages. High nurse retirement rates, changing demographics, insufficient staffing and the impact on stress levels of nursing are a few of the many trends impacting nurse shortages. Retention efforts are critical to reduce the burden of nurse shortages on healthcare organizations. This program will take a closer look at how local health systems are recruiting and retaining staff to position their organizations for continued success.

Speakers:

  • Genemarie McGee, Corporate Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Sentara Healthcare
  • Patricia Mook, Chief Nursing Information Officer, Inova Health System
  • Deborah Zimmermann, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services, Virginia Commonwealth University

Moderator:

  • Stephanie S. Jackson, Director, Patient Care Services, Sentara Leigh Hospital

From Volume to Value:
How Health Systems, Practitioners, and Post Acute Care Providers Navigate Value

Thursday, June 29, 2017- 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM 
Norfolk Yacht Club
7001 Hampton Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23505

Many healthcare organizations are partnering with practitioners and post-acute care providers to navigate the shift from volume to value. In this program, participants will learn how health systems are coordinating care with those providers through care pathways and technology. Participants will hear from thought-leaders who have led movements in their organizations to improve transitions of care. Specific focus will be given to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s (CMS) Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) program and the JenCare model. This program will also take a closer a look at how health systems partner with organizations like Remedy Partners to improve patient outcomes.

Speakers:

  • Grace Hines, Corporate Vice President, System Integration, Sentara Healthcare
  • Travis Ingrodi, Network Director, JenCare Senior Medical Centers
  • Kelly Best, Post-Acute Network Representative, Remedy Partners

Moderator:

  • Patrick Whitaker, Vice President, Strategic Accounts, Remedy Partners

Event Details:

5:30-6:30 PM – Networking
6:30-8:00 PM – Panel presentations and discussion
Dinner will be served

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.

 

HCAT and CVHEG Educational Event
Part 1- Applying Lean, Six Sigma and Blue Ocean Thinking to Your Reform Strategy  Part 2- Rebuilding Public Trust after Clinical and Managerial Errors

Saturday, April 29, 2017- 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM 
Williamsburg Lodge
310 South England Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Part 1- Applying Lean, Six Sigma and Blue Ocean Thinking to Your Reform Strategy: Developing a culture of continuous improvement is imperative for healthcare organizations to develop strategies and respond quickly to the changes brought on by Health Reform. This session assists participants in establishing a baseline understanding of contemporary methods in performance improvement (PI). A video presentation will be used to share criteria used to choose performance improvement methods, applications of various methods and results of their use. The panel will share examples of how these models have been used in their organizations.(1.5 ACHE approved Face-to-Face credits)

Speakers:

  • Kenneth R. Deans Jr., Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Chesapeake Regional Healthcare
  • Charity Anderson, Senior Process Improvement Engineer, Sentara Healthcare
  • Adam Campbell, Director, Clinical Improvement and Analytics, Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters

Moderator:

  • Becky Schulkowski, System Director, Perioperative Services, Riverside Health System

Part 2 – Rebuilding Public Trust after Clinical and Managerial Errors: In healthcare, trust is a key component of the relationship with the patient and their families. As healthcare organizations are subject to increasing oversight by public and private entities, transparency is becoming an expectation of that relationship with our stakeholders. When unexpected clinical and managerial errors occur, the response of the healthcare entity to the public as well as the internal process improvements are critical next steps. This panel includes leaders from various areas of healthcare from patient safety, clinical operations, pharmaceuticals, and public relations. Hear examples of community relations initiatives, internal process improvements, and internal public relations campaigns, such as responses to patients and families’ questions, press releases, and studying and adjusting safety initiatives. (1.5 ACHE approved Face-to-Face credits)

Speakers:

  • Wes Blankenship, Regional Medical Liaison, Novo Nordisk
  • Dana Taylor, Director, Risk and Patient Safety, Henrico Doctor’s Hospital
  • Cynthia Taylor, Nurse Manager, VA Medical Center

Moderator:

  • Terry Tysinger, VP, Marketing/Public Relations, Southside Regional Medical Center

This program has been developed and is presented locally by Healthcare Administrators of Tidewater and Central Virginia Healthcare Executives Group. The American College of Healthcare Executives has awarded 3 ACHE Face-to-Face Education Credits to this program.


VHHA/VHREF Spring Conference
ANNUAL ACHE AWARDS LUNCHEON

Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Noon
Williamsburg Lodge
310 South England Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Special Guest Speaker:

Henry Ruberte, FACHE
ACHE Board of Governors
President HR Healthcare, Cayey, Puerto Rico

Presentation of 2017 ACHE Regent Awards

Senior Executive: Terrie Edwards, FACHE
Outstanding Service:Roberta Tinch, FACHE
Early Careerist: Alexa Warner

Meet the new Regent for Central Virginia

John Harding, FACHE