Tom Flick
OPENING CEREMONY
Tom Flick
Former NFL Quarterback,
Success Coach, and
Change Management Specialist
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Panel:
Journeys of Excellence -
Innovative Strategies
that Transform Care
MOTIVATIONAL BREAKFAST

Panelists
Kenneth W. Lukhard
President
Advocate Christ Medical Center
Oak Lawn, Illinois

Robert G. Riney
President and Chief Operating Officer
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, Mich.
Discussing the Baldrige Journey

Michael Robinson
CEO and Senior Vice President of Operations
Bon Secours Memorial
Regional Medical Center
Mechanicsville, Va.
Discussing Magnet Status

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Carson Kressley
CLOSING CEREMONY
Carson Kressley
Renowned Stylist and
Television Star

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OPENING CEREMONY

Tom FlickTom Flick
Former NFL Quarterback, Success Coach and Change Management Specialist

Tom Flick is a former Rose Bowl Champion, Pac-10 Conference “Player of the Year” and successful NFL quarterback for seven seasons. Today he is a dynamic, highly sought after speaker who has delivered over 3000 presentations, to a who’s-who list of clients that includes Microsoft, Starbucks, Marriott, Hallmark Cards, Boeing, American Express, NASA Ritz-Carlton Hotels and the US Army Rangers to name just a few.

Tom’s exceptional ability to communicate clear business solutions with humor, wit and razor-sharp insight is why he is in such high demand. Personally, Tom addresses over 100,000 men and women each year on high performance strategies for leadership, teamwork, change, and personal growth. His passion for raising more effective leaders is achieved by his unique gift to connect with the listener’s heart as well as their head.

Achieving long term results and exceeding client expectations have allowed him to serve leading companies in financial, health, technology, manufacturing, and service fields. Tom’s expertise is helping an organization define their vision, lead change more effectively, develop leaders and leadership teams and increase teamwork and communication skills.

As President of Tom Flick Communications and The Legacy Coaches, Inc, Tom understands that people, not programs, help organizations change and grow. Meeting the challenges of today’s business environment requires a committed workforce and providing actionable solutions that allow people to become peak performers both personally and professionally increases success and impacts the bottom line.

Happily married since 1985, Tom Flick and his wife, Molly, have two children. An avid fly-fisherman, mountain biker and reader, Tom is most proud of his role as husband and father.

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MOTIVATIONAL BREAKFAST

Journeys of Excellence - Innovative Strategies that Transform Care

Panelists

Kenneth W. Lukhard
President
Advocate Christ Medical Center
Oak Lawn, Illinois
Discussing Quality Initiatives

Robert G Riney
President and Chief Operating Officer
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, Mich.
Discussing the Baldrige Journey

Michael Robinson
CEO and Senior Vice President of Operations
Bon Secours Memorial
Regional Medical Center
Mechanicsville, Va.
Discussing Magnet Status

ASHHRA will hold a panel discussion among three leading hospital CEOs examining the current and future dynamics reshaping the way they deliver care. As each of our organizations try to navigate the way we deliver care, it is important to understand what other organizations are doing to further their journeys of excellence. From the Baldrige Award, Magnet Status, and quality initiatives, each will discuss what has worked in their organizations. This session will allow you to hear from CEOs about their own journeys - from the struggles to their triumphs.

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CLOSING CEREMONY

Carson KressleyCarson Kressley
Renowned Stylist and Television Star

Accomplished stylist, television star, equestrian, best-selling author and fashion designer, Carson Kressley is out to make over the world. Honing his signature flair for transforming lives with style and humor, Kressley will host the new make-over show Carson-Nation and co-host Your OWN Show: Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star for Oprah Winfrey’s new OWN Network. In Carson-Nation, Kressley travels to small towns throughout the U.S., making viewers’ lives better one person at a time. As a fashion and beauty industry expert, Kressley teaches women of all shapes and sizes to go from self-loathing to self-loving without resorting to interventions like extreme dieting or cosmetic surgery. “It’s easy to change your outfit and easy to change your hairstyle. What’s really hard—and what makes for an amazing transformation—is changing how you feel about yourself,” says Kressley.

Kressley burst on the scene as one of the stars of the hit Emmy award winning series Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, where his sharp wit and undeniable sense of style resonated with audiences internationally.  Also a renowned fashion designer, Kressley launched a collection of men’s and women’s wear exclusive to the QVC network, Perfect by Carson Kressley.  As a fashion industry veteran, Kressley is known for his modern and sophisticated approach to fashion: “classics with a twist.”

His New York Times best-seller Off the Cuff is an essential style guide for men and for the women who love them, and his illustrated children’s book You’re Different and That’s Super builds confidence at an early age.  Kressley has been a judge on The CW’s Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants, a reality series about mothers and daughters competing together in beauty pageants, and his film credits include The Perfect Man and The Year without a Santa Claus.

Kressley is an avid philanthropist, championing a wide array of charities and nonprofit organizations from gay rights activism to mental health causes.  He is an active voice on behalf of the Human Rights Campaign Federal Club, the 2004 AIDS Walk in New York City, The Gay and Lesbian Association Against Defamation (GLAAD), Heritage of Pride, Inc., The Trevor Project and Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN).  Kressley hosted the 2008 True Colors Tour to raise public awareness about the issues that face the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.  “I shared the stage with people I’ve idolized like Cyndi Lauper and the B-52s—it was a perfect blend of celebration and activism.”

Kressley is also an active member of the Lay Advisory Board for the NYU Medical Center’s Mental Illness Prevention Center.  As a strong advocate of medical interests and mental health causes, he has worked with Katie Couric’s annual fund raiser for The Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health and donated his time as a style expert for the Dream Foundation, enhancing the quality of life for those battling terminal illnesses by granting dreams and wishes.  Kressley was a major donor in establishing the first college scholarship program for gay youth in his hometown of Allentown, Penn.

At the podium, Kressley’s impact as a fashion guru transcends style tips and fashion trends.  His signature “wit with a heart” approach inspires audiences to embrace their individuality and look inward without fear.  With a deep understanding of self-image issues and an empathetic approach to building confidence, Kressley’s enlightening perspective resonates with men and women alike.  His charming wit and positive outlook offers insight into how to become a better person, from the inside out.

Kressley began his career as an independent stylist which led to a long tenure with Polo Ralph Lauren. Kressley worked on the design team of the men’s sportswear division, then moved to the corporate advertising group. He has worked extensively styling catalogs, editorial and film shoots for Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, and Bloomingdale’s. Kressley graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Gettysburg College with degrees in Finance and Fine Art. He is also an avid nationally ranked equestrian and a former member of the U.S. World Cup Equestrian Team.  He resides in New York City.

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