Tennessee Association for Healthcare Quality


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

7 – 8:30 am
THA Registration

Leadership Summit and ACHE Collaboration
Special event pre-registration required; light continental breakfast and lunch provided

8:30 – 9:45 am
Leading to Achieve Increased Engagement from Frontline Staff, Physicians, and Patients
Robert Earley

Chief Executive Officer
JPS Health Network

10 – 11:30 am
Utilizing Patient and Family Advisory Councils
Panel Discussion

11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Networking Luncheon
(included in Leadership Summit registration)

12:45 – 2:15 pm
Culture of Safety: Sharing Tennessee Priorities and Best Practices
Panel Discussion

2:30 – 4 pm
Hospital and Health System Best Practice Presentations

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
Dinner on your own



Thursday, October 17, 2019

7 – 9 am
Beverage Refreshment Break and Visit with Sponsors

8 – 10 am
THA Opening General Assembly
Open to all registrants

The Crossroads of Health Care Value and Human Values
Lucy Kalanithi, M.D.

Internist & Faculty Member at Stanford School of Medicine

Blake Farmer (Moderator)
Senior Healthcare Journalist and National Correspondent
Nashville Public Radio 

10:30 – 11:30 am
THA Education Session
Open to all registrants

4 Disciplines of Executing Strategy in Healthcare
Chris McChesney
Global Practice Leader of Execution for Franklin Covey

11:30 am – 1 pm
THA Buffet Lunch
(included in TAHQ registration)

12:15 – 1:30 pm
TAHQ Session

Healthcare Quality Professional Development
Joyce Hall, RN, CPHQ

Secretary/Treasurer TAHQ

1:45 – 3 pm
TAHQ Session

Healthcare Policy – Maximizing Your Input
Rebecca Foster, MSN, RN, CPHQ, CENP

U.S. House of Representatives

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

3 – 4:15 pm
THA Education Session
Open to all registrants

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

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



Friday, October 18, 2019

7 – 8:15 am
Affiliate Presidents’ Breakfast/Roundtable Discussion (President + one (1) board member)

8:30 – 9:45 am
TAHQ Session

Bioenergetics and the Impact of Physical Activity on Aging and Outcomes

Cathy Maxwell, PhD, RN, FAAN
Assistant Professor
Vanderbilt School of Nursing

Corley Roberts, MHA, CPHQ, ACSMEP-C, EIMQI
Consultant and Founder

10:30 – 11:45 am
THA Education Session
Open to all registrants

When Good Isn’t Good Enough: How Unconscious Bias Harms Patients . . . .Despite Our Good Intentions
Gloria Goins

Former Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Bon Secours Health System

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
TAHQ Session

Senior Helpers
Kathy Johnson-Warner, MSW

Social Worker
Senior Helpers

12:45 – 1:45 pm
TAHQ Session

Interactive Story of the Patient Experience
Carol Ponder and Robert Kiefer
Founder of “My Fathers Way”

2 – 3 pm
General Member Meeting
directly followed by Board Meeting

Virtual Experience entitles the participant to participate in TAHQ Breakout Sessions ONLY and upon completion of the evaluations, participants will be awarded CPHQ CEs. This is an option for participants who may not be able to travel or may not be available to attend the full conference. Handouts and conference line information will be provided upon receipt of registration.

Must Pre-Register. See registration form.