American College of Healthcare Executives

The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), THA’s Tennessee Center for Patient Safety (TCPS) and Tennessee Organization of Nurse Executive (TONE) are partnering together to offer three ACHE Face-to-Face credit hours at the opening Leadership Summit.

ACHE and the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) also will jointly sponsor Friday’s breakfast, which will include a keynote presentation from Heather Rohan, 2019 ACHE chairman, and a panel discussion about inclusion.

Because of these great partnerships, we will be offering up to 5.5 ACHE F2F continuing education (CE) credits – the most ACHE F2F CEs ever offered at the THA Annual Meeting.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16

SYMBOL KEY FOR CREDIT HOURS:
ACHE / ACHEQ / CBE / CME / CNE / CPE / CPHQ / NAB

NEW THIS YEAR!
Leadership Summit and ACHE Face-to-Face Collaboration
Special event pre-registration required; light continental breakfast and lunch provided

8:30 – 9:45 am
Keynote Address 
ACHEQ / CBE / CME / CNE / CPE / CPHQ / NAB

Leading to Achieve Increased Engagement from Frontline Staff, Physicians and Patients
Robert Earley, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
JPS Health Network

Robert Earley began his career in politics, elected to  the Texas House of Representatives when he was only 23 and serving ten years. His career path included public affairs, TV political analyst and college professor before joining the JPS Health Network in 2005 as a senior vice president focused on community and government affairs. Earley was named president and CEO in 2009.

Earley will share three basic leadership principles he follows that make a significant impact on how his hospital’s health network performs through the shifting healthcare landscape. It will include a behind-the-scenes look at how frontline leadership can positively impact workplace culture and drive results by going back to the basics.

10 – 11:30 am
The Value of Patient and Family Advisory Councils
Panel Discussion
ACHE / CBE / CME / CNE / CPE / CPHQ /
NAB
View panelist bios.

 
Moderator



Charles Hagood
President,
Press Ganey;
Strategic Consulting
 
 
Panelist


Mary Pegler, MS, CCLS
Director of Child Life,
East Tennessee
Children's Hospital
 
 
Panelist


Neely Ashby, MSN, RN
Chief Nursing Officer,
Henry County
Medical Center
 
 
Panelist


Sarah Harris Barry
Patient Experience
Coordinator,
Maury Regional
Medical Center
 

Patient-Centered Care has emerged as a way for healthcare organizations to achieve better quality and lower costs. Active partnerships with patients and their families are essential to improving healthcare outcomes. Patient and family advisory councils (PFACs) seek to integrate the perspectives of patients and families into care delivery and the healthcare environment. Councils build and strengthen partnerships with clinicians and leadership to improve the healthcare organization.  Presenters from three hospitals will share how patient/family advisory councils are functioning in their facilities and will participate in a panel discussion.

11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Networking Luncheon

12:45 – 2:15 pm
Culture of Safety: Sharing Tennessee Priorities and Best Practices
Panel Discussion
ACHE / CBE / CME / CNE / CPE / CPHQ / NAB
View panelist bios.

 
Moderator



Chris Clarke
Senior Vice President
of Clinical Services,
Tennessee Hospital
Association
 
 
Panelist



Deborah Lumpkins
Chief Nursing
Officer and
Senior Vice President,
Maury Regional
Medical Center
 
 
Panelist



Elizabeth Jackson, M.D. 
General and
Bariatric Surgeon,
Holston Valley
Medical Center
 
 
Panelist



Marilyn Dubree
Executive Chief
Nursing Officer,
Vanderbilt University
Medical Center
 
 
Panelist



April Kapu, DNP
Associate Chief
Nursing Officer for
Advanced Practice,
Vanderbilt University
Medical Center
 

It is important to build a culture in which all leaders and workforce understand principles of patient safety and support the reporting of errors, lapses, miss-steps, and adverse events. Establishing organizational behavior expectations allows the organization to promote transparency, effective teamwork, active communication, respect, and timely feedback, in sustaining a culture of safety. Presenters from three hospitals will address the culture of safety at their facilities, necessary to ensure patient and workforce safety and inspire healthcare leaders to achieve zero preventable harm.

2:30 – 4 pm
Hospital and Health System Best Practice Presentations
View program descriptions and speaker bios.

Decreasing Turnover and Increasing Nursing Skill in Critical Care
ACHEQ / CBE / CME / CNE / CPHQ / NAB

Katherine Strobel, BSN, RN
Nurse Manager – Critical Care Unit
Parkwest Medical Center

An Innovative Collaborative Partnership Addressing the Rural Nursing Shortage
ACHEQ / CBE / CME / CNE / CPHQ / NAB
Lisa Smithgall, PhD, RNC-NIC, NEA-BC, CPNP-PC
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
Ballad Health

Education and Simulation Training to Prevent and Manage Aggressive Patient Situations
ACHEQ / CBE / CME / CNECPE / CPHQ / NAB
Lisa Schafer, RN, MSN, NEA-BC

Executive VP COO/CNO
Regional One Health

Spores No More – A Clostridiodes difficile Reduction Initiative
ACHEQ / CBE / CME / CNECPE / CPHQ / NAB
Jennifer Radtke, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, CIC
Infection Prevention Manager
UT Medical Center

A Mother’s Love: An Innovative Program for Opioid-Addicted Pregnant Women
ACHEQ / CBE / CME / CNECPE / CPHQ / NAB
Kim Parker, MSSW

Director of Inpatient and Crisis Services
Pathways Behavioral Health Services

Better Behavioral Health Care in the ED Setting
ACHEQ / CBE / CME / CNE / CPHQ / NAB
Kathy Watts, MSN, SANE-A
Administrative Director of Emergency Services
Maury Regional Medical Center

4 – 5:30 pm
THA Member Reception and Leadership Poster Session
Open to all registrants

5:30 – 7:30 pm
ACHEMT Chapter Dinner and Panel Discussion – Listening to Employers
Special event pre-registration required; dinner provided
ACHE / ACHEQ / CBE / CME / CNE / CPE / CPHQ / NAB
View panelist bios.

 
Panelist



Beth Ratliff
COO,
Premise Health
 
 
Panelist



Melia Leedy, MBA
VP Economic
Development,
Nashville Area
Chamber of Commerce
 
 
Panelist



Brent McDonald
SVP Employer Solutions
& Strategy,
Vanderbilt Office of
Population Health
 
 
Panelist



Ted Cornelius
Executive Director,
TN State Alliance
of YMCA's
 

The continued pressure to manage healthcare costs and maximize workforce productivity has caused employers to broaden their participation in population health management for their employees. Managing the health of a defined population requires attention to issues of access, cost and quality. In addition to traditional work injury prevention and management programs, employers are expanding the services offered to employees to include health promotion, health behavior change, primary care, and other allied health services. Employers may contract with health plans, with niche healthcare providers or with local health systems to design and offer health services that meet the needs of employees while achieving the goals of the employer. This program focuses on understanding the needs of employers in managing workforce health and discusses how healthcare organizations can partner with and support employers in population health management.

 


 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18

ACHE/NAHSE Better Together Breakfast  New Collaboration This Year!
Sponsored by ACHE with proceeds to benefit NAHSE
Special event pre-registration required

7:45 – 10 am
ACHE Update and ACHE Awards
ACHEQ / CBE

Heather Rohan, FACHE
2019 ACHE Chairman and President
HCA TriStar Health

Heather Rohan will highlight key ACHE strategies and initiatives and provide insight into current programs, products and services.

 

ACHE Panel Discussion – Diversity and Inclusion
Panel Discussion
ACHE / CBE / CME / CNE / CPE / CPHQ / NAB
View panelist bios.

 
Moderator



Joy Calloway, MHSA, MBA
Executive Director,  NAHSE
 
 
Panelist



Tom Ozburn, FACHE
Market President,
Parkridge Health System
 
 
Panelist



Sherri Neal
VP Cultural Development
& Inclusion,
HCA Healthcare
 
 
Panelist



Audrey Gregory, PhD.
Market CEO,
St. Francis Hospital
 
 
Panelist



Craig Becker, FACHE
President & CEO,
Tennessee Hospital
Association
 

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. This diversity is exhibited in a number of ways, including nationality, race, religion, socioeconomic status, language, age, sexual orientation and physical ability.

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 services, 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.