Session Descriptions

 Wednesday  /  Thursday  /  Friday

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16

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

7 am – 5:30 pm
General Registration

7 am – 4 pm
Executive, Allied and Affiliate Group Meetings

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

 
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

 
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

3:15 – 4 pm
THA House of Delegates
Open to all delegates

4 – 5:30 pm
Leadership Summit/ACHE Poster Session
Open to all registrants

THA Member Reception to Meet New President and CEO Wendy Long, M.D.
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

 
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.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17

7 am – 4 pm
General Registration

7 – 9 am
Beverage Refreshment Break with Sponsors

7 am – 6 pm
Executive, Allied and Affiliate Group Meetings

8 – 10 am
Opening General Assembly
Open to all registrants
ACHEQ / CBE / CME / CNE / CPE / CPHQ / NAB

The Crossroads of Health Care Value and Human Values
Lucy Kalanithi, M.D.
Internist and Faculty Member at Stanford School of Medicine

Lucy Kalanithi, M.D., is the widow of the late Paul Kalanithi, M.D., author of the number one New York Times bestselling memoir, When Breath Becomes Air, for which she wrote the epilogue.  She speaks from the perspectives of both a physician and family caregiver about the true value of healthcare. Coming from a place uniquely informed on both the medical and personal fronts, Kalanithi touches on questions such as: Are we getting what we are hoping for – and paying for –from our healthcare system?  How can we improve the value of healthcare by bettering care and lowering its financial and emotional costs? How can all patients, families and healthcare providers-help each other to live and die well?

10:30 – 11:30 am
THA Education Session
Open to all registrants
ACHEQ / CBE / NAB

The 4 Disciplines of Executing Strategy in Healthcare
Chris McChesney
Global Practice Leader of Execution
Franklin Covey Co.

Every leader has a goal they want to achieve, but how do you focus and leverage organizational behavior to accomplish your wildly important goals despite a whirlwind of competing priorities? The 4 Disciplines of Executing Strategy dives into the universal challenges of why almost every leader and organization will struggle with execution. Everyone from the boardroom to the front line can be taught the simple, but profound, disciplines that can be applied the next day, but take a lifetime to master.

11:30 am – 1 pm
THA Membership Buffet
Special event pre-registration required
ACHEQ / CBE / NAB

1:15 – 2:45 pm
THA Executive, Trustee and Physician Leadership Session
Open to all registrants
ACHEQ / CBE / NAB

This session will include recognition of hospital boards that have completed THA’s Board Certification Program. The THA Trustee of Distinction Award will be presented at this session.

Health Care Hydraulics
Matt Anderson
Senior Vice President of Policy and Chief Strategy Officer
Minnesota Hospital Association

Multiple forces – some pushing, others pulling — are redefining the future health care landscape. Participants will examine these forces and how they are expected to reshape health care and the expectations that hospitals and health systems will face in the years ahead. Beyond understanding the pressures driving these changes, this presentation will explore key strategies and competencies health care organizations should consider to position themselves for success in a more fluid and dynamic health care environment.

2:30 – 3:30 pm
Beverage Refreshment Break with Sponsors

3 – 4:15 pm
THA Education Session
Open to all registrants
ACHEQ / CBE / NAB

Lying to Myself
Ryan Leaf
Program Ambassador at Transcend Recovery Community
Former NFL Quarterback and Behavioral Health Advocate

In this very personal presentation, Ryan Leaf will share his story with a four-minute video introduction showing highlights of his Football career and his dream to be a professional athlete, which began to unravel as a result of making a few bad decisions. From growing up in Great Falls, MT to playing Division 1 football and being the 2nd overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft while all along being compared to Peyton Manning, he will take the audience on his journey from addiction to sobriety. Additionally, he will relate his story addressing issues of gateway drugs, prescription drug abuse, drinking and driving as well as self-harm.

Today, Leaf serves as program ambassador for Transcend Recovery Community, a sober-living community of nine homes in the Los Angeles, New York and Houston areas and joined ESPN as a college football analyst for the 2019 season.

4:30 – 6 pm
Reception Honoring Retiring THA President and CEO Craig Becker
Open to all registrants

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18

7 am – Noon
General Registration

7:30 am – 2:30 pm
Executive, Allied and Affiliate Group Meetings

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

7:45 am
Opening Remarks and Breakfast

8 – 8:30 am
Keynote Address
ACHE College Update
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.

 

8:30 – 9 am
ACHE Awards

Presented by:
Charlotte Burns, FACHE
State of Tennessee ACHE Regent

9 – 10 am
Diversity and Inclusion
Panel Discussion
ACHE / CBE / CME / CNE / CPE / CPHQ / NAB

 
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.

10:30 – 11:45 am
THA Education Session
Open to all registrants 
ACHEQ / CBE / CME / CNE / CPE / CPHQ / NAB

When Good Isn’t Good Enough: How Unconscious Bias Harms Patients…Despite Our Good Intentions
Gloria Goins
Former Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Bon Secours Mercy Health System

Gloria Goins is the former Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Bon Secours Mercy Health System. In this role, she was responsible for leveraging diversity, inclusion and cross-cultural competency to advance the organization’s mission and business objectives. Goins talks about how this type of bias can have extreme costs in the healthcare environment, where it can actually put patients at risk and how important it is to develop a “cross- cultural competency.”

12 – 2 pm
Membership Luncheon/Closing Session
Special event pre-registration required
ACHEQ / CBE / NAB

Courage Through Chaos
Aimee Copeland, LMSW, MA
Necrotizing Fasciitis Survivor, Quadruple Amputee
Board of Directors, Friends of Disabled Adults and Children and Tools for Life

Aimee Copeland will tell her story of how she miraculously survived a near fatal case of necrotizing fasciitis in 2012 after ziplining with friends turned into a fight for her life. Against all odds, she lived through the infection, though she lost her entire left leg, right foot and both hands. Copeland will share how she made it through the amputations with the support of her family, healthcare professionals, friends, the community and faith. She continues to live life to the fullest and uses her story to inspire others who face similar struggles.

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