Monday, Sept. 26 - Learning Sessions

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9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.


Monday, Sept. 26, 2016
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.


M1 - Driving Employee Engagement: A Strategic Approach for Maximizing Employee Engagement +
People Strategies | Mid-level | Non-Hospital
Paulette Wright, Vice President of Benefits and Wellness Solutions, Hackensack Meridian Health
Christina Proscia, Managing Director, Institutional Relationship Management, TIAA

Learn a strategic approach to maximize employee engagement, while building upon your existing education and communication plan, so you’ll be positioned to help take employees to the next level to create real relevancy.
  • Know the three factors that drive employee engagement
  • Understand the steps to successful employee engagement
  • See which trends are reinventing employee engagement.

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M2 - Addressing Burnout Head-On: How to Develop a Physician Wellness Program
People Strategies | Mid-level | Non-Hospital

Barbara Reilly, Senior Vice President, Employee, Nurse and Physician Engagement, Press Ganey
Thomas Jenike, Senior Vice President Physician Services, Novant Health

Burnout is a pressing issue for caregivers industry-wide. To deliver truly patient-centered care, organizations must prioritize the health and wellbeing of those providing it. Novant Health and Press Ganey will share how to build a wellness program aimed at proactively addressing burnout and increasing organizational alignment.
  • Understand why caregiver engagement is a strategic priority for transforming organizational culture around patient-centric care
  • Implement a scalable wellness program to proactively address organization-wide issue of burnout
  • Translate engagement metrics to manage improvement on organizational and financial performance initiatives.
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M3 - Understanding Care Transitions in Older Adults to Assist and Support Employees and Their Families
People Strategies | Mid-level | Non-Hospital

Jeryn Laengrich, Chief Service Officer and Senior Vice President, Cariloop
Stephanie Mistler, Director of HR, Ag-Power

This session will increase HR managers’ knowledge of the complexity of care transitions for older adults and offer tools and information needed to improve this tough transition. It's crucial to see the challenges and identify proper resources for employees to assist each transition as it occurs.

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M4 - The Critical HR Role in Mergers, Acquisitions and Other Combinations +
Health Care Business Knowledge | Leader | Non-Hospital

Mark Nelson, Shareholder, Polsinelli PC
Katie Bata, Vice President of Human Resources, Advocate Health Care
Ed Rathman, Benefits Director, Catholic Health
William Sweeney, Shareholder, Polsinelli PC

A panel of speakers – a VP of HR for Advocate Health Care, the HR leader for mergers and acquisitions with Catholic Health Initiatives, and two attorneys who provide labor/employment and employee benefits guidance will share their personal and professional experiences and learnings from transactions in which they have played important roles.

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M5 - Hosting a Professional Nursing Pathway in the Quality Talent Suite
Transformation of Care/HR Delivery | Leader

Sarah Peterman, PHR, SHRM-CP, Talent & Learning Management Systems Administrator, Crouse Hospital

Crouse Hospital recently introduced a clinical ladder for all bedside nurses, the Professional Nursing Pathway.
Problem: it was contained within 100 pages. Solution: use existing technology.
Attend this session for a discussion about their journey to paperless tracking of education, training and performance.
  • Learn how Crouse Hospital imported the loose pieces of paper to develop a concise, easy-to-navigate guide book for the pathway
  • Discuss how the pathway was deployed to the learning screens of the appropriate staff, based on job title
  • Understand how the committee will review the documentation and the employee portfolio to decide if they have met the criteria to proceed to the next level.

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M6 - Stop Turnover in the First Three Years – Part I
The Advisory Board Company | HR Delivery | New-to-the-Profession

Kate Vonderhaar, Senior Consultant, The Advisory Board Company

With a looming workforce shortage, you can’t afford to keep losing staff just when they’ve become fully trained and productive. We’re dedicating two sessions to sharing best practices to retain staff.

*Open to HR Advancement Center members only

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Monday, Sept. 26, 2016
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


M7 - Maximizing your Employee Health Team to Increase Employee Engagement and Satisfaction
People Strategies | Mid-level | Non-Hospital

Erin Cosgrove, Director of US Marketing, Oxford Immunotec

As an HR leader, you work closely with your employee health team, but sometimes it seems as if you are speaking a different language.  In this session, you’ll learn how to maximize your employee health team by reducing onboarding time for new hires and spending more time away from the floor so you can focus on delivering employee wellness programs that increase employee engagement and satisfaction to your organization.

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M8 - Just Culture: Strategic Alignment for Accountability, Engagement and Patient Safety +
People Strategies | Mid-level | Non-Hospital

Cheryl Coors, CEO, Coors Healthcare Solutions
Diane Ebersberger-McKeon, Senior Healthcare Consultant, Coors Healthcare Solutions

This session explores “just culture” as the heart of creating a culture of safety – what it is, why it is important, how it relates to accountability and employee engagement, and practical, experience-proven steps that HR leaders can take to earn C-suite support and implement a culture of patient safety.

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M9 - From Low Engagement to Gallup Great Workplace Award Winner +
People Strategies | Leader

Bruce Cutright, Vice President of Human Resources, Mary Lanning Healthcare
Becky Sullivan, Wellness Manager, Mary Lanning Healthcare
Sharon Hayek, Director of Organizational Development, Mary Lanning Healthcare
Andrew Giger, Managing Consultant, Gallup

This session presents results of a longitudinal study demonstrating how a health care organization improved from very poor metrics via improved employee engagement and became a Gallup Great Workplace Award winner.  Participants will learn about six primary initiatives contributing to this accomplishment. This session is designed for HR leaders responsible for high level HR strategic planning.

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M10 - Health Care Employee Safety – Current and Emerging Issues +
Health Care Business Knowledge | Leader

Gail Blanchard Saiger, Vice President, Labor and Employment, California Hospital Association

California continues to be at the forefront of workplace safety regulations.  Cal/OSHA requires all employers to have Injury and Illness Prevention Programs.  For health care employers, Cal/OSHA has adopted health care-specific regulations covering blood borne pathogens, aerosol transmissible diseases and safe patient handling.  Most recently, Cal/OSHA is developing health care workplace violence prevention regulations and evaluating anti-neoplastic drug handling regulations.   In this session, we will review these various regulatory obligations with specific focus on safe patient handling and health care workplace violence prevention.  We will also examine federal OSHA efforts on these topics, including a recent Government Accountability Office report on health care workplace violence.  Finally, we will discuss how California’s efforts impact health care employers in other states.   

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M11 - Dyad Leadership Development: Risks, Challenges and Solutions +
Transformation of Care/HR Delivery | Mid-level

Doreen Jesseph, Executive Director, Physician Leadership Institute
Mo Kasti, CEO and Founder, Physician Leadership Institute
Manoj Pawar, MD, MMM, FAAFP, Catholic Health Initiatives
Amanda Trask, MBA, MHA, FACHE, CMPE, National Vice President, CHI Hospital Medicine Service Line

The unique dynamics of an ever-changing health care environment has given rise to the health care dyad leadership model. The key to successful implementation of this model lies in the partners' ability to harness the leadership potential of both the MBA (the business realm) and the MD (the clinical realm). Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) recognized the importance of both administrators and physicians to its organization’s success and embarked on a program to deliver a comprehensive leadership transformation program for those in dyad leadership roles. This presentation covers the challenges CHI faced, the solution they chose, the lessons learned and the outcomes.

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M12 - Stop Turnover in the First Three Years – Part II
The Advisory Board Company | HR Delivery | New-to-the-Profession

Kate Vonderhaar, Senior Consultant, The Advisory Board Company

With a looming workforce shortage, you can’t afford to keep losing staff just when they’ve become fully trained and productive. We’re dedicating two sessions to sharing best practices to retain staff.

*Open to HR Advancement Center members only

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Monday, Sept. 26, 2016
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.


M13 - Mentorship: Developing the Next Generation of Human Resources Leaders
People Strategies | Mid-level | Non-Hospital

Brandon Melton, Health Care HR Consultant and ASHHRA Past President
Grace Moffitt, CHHR, Executive Director, Human Resources, Cone Health and ASHHRA Past President

Mentoring the next generation of human resources leaders is essential to advancing the HR profession.  This session will focus on core competencies and characteristics required of both mentors and HR leaders.  Participants will also learn key elements of an HR mentorship program that can be successfully replicated in their organizations.

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M14 - Integrating Multiple Survey Data Points to Drive Patient Satisfaction and Reduce Turnover
HR Delivery | Leader

Scott Mondore, Managing Partner, SMD, LLC
Todd Horton, Director, Workforce Intelligence, Dignity Health

This case study discusses how one health care system integrated numerous surveys from across the employee lifecycle (onboarding, engagement, exit) and used analytics to link them all directly to patient satisfaction and turnover.

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M15 - Case Study:  Reining in FMLA Absences in Health Care
Health Care Business Knowledge | New-to-the-Profession | Non-Hospital

James Brown, Attorney, ComPsych
Tony Grycewicz, Director, Organizational Development, Reading Health

Health care organizations, on average, have more than 30 percent of employees on FMLA leave at any given time, causing significant disruption in scheduling as well as additional staffing costs and overtime. Hear how one organization, Reading Health, improved its leave administration processes to rein in absences and operating costs related to FMLA.

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M16 - Culture Critical Components: Your Key to Engagement +
People Strategies | Mid-level | Non-Hospital

Chip Madera, MS, CSP, President/CEO, Chip Madera Productions, Inc.

Attendees will analyze their corporate alignment, identify common myths that sabotage a culture of excellence and discover many new opportunities that will drive high performance, increased patient satisfaction and ultimately, the highest employee engagement possible.

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M17 - Successful HR + Medical Affairs Integration - A Sum Greater than Its Parts
Transformation of Care/Health Care Business Knowledge | Mid-level

Katie Engel, Director, Medical Staff Services, Rush University Medical Center
Hugh Greeley, Principal, HG Consulting
Johanna Barraco, Director, Human Resources, ARUP Laboratories
John Benson, Co-Founder COO, Verisys Corporation

Duplicating HR and medical affairs programs is risky and threatens quality and financial viability.  Discuss the issues and opportunities around integration of these functions. Kristine Jagnow will address how leadership in transition can align these efforts. Facilitated discussion will follow.

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M18 - Reduce Stress and Burnout – Part I
The Advisory Board Company | Personal Leadership | New-to-the-Profession | Non-Hospital

Jim Veronesi, Special Director, The Advisory Board Company

Some of the drivers of stress and burnout in health care are beyond your control, but you can take greater control over how you respond to those conditions. Learn how to reduce your stress now and prevent burnout in the long run.

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Monday, Sept. 26, 2016
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.


M19 - Stop Worrying About Culture and Start Winning With Culture +
HR Delivery | Mid-level | Non-Hospital

Jana Brown, Vice President, HR Strategy and Planning and Chief of Staff, TIAA
Kristin Brand, Director of Engagement, Vaco - Healthcare Vertical

Have you heard “culture eats strategy for breakfast?” It’s true. Culture is not just a nice-to-have. Built on clearly defined and universally embraced values it is vital to a business’s success. Join us to explore the culture-performance connection and learn key factors for success.

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M20 - Fiduciary Update and Best Practices for Retirement Plan Committee Members
HR Delivery | Mid-level | Non-Hospital

Michael Rosenbaum, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath
Phil Kubow, Chief Human Resources Officer, ProHealth Care

Help HR leaders understand the importance of having a well-run retirement plan committee and the current best practices to reduce the related risks/liabilities.

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M21 - Workers’ Comp: Creating a Paradigm Shift From Understanding Risk to Defining Strategy
Health Care Business Knowledge | Mid-level | Non-Hospital

Margaret Spence, President/CEO, C. Douglas & Associates, Inc.

Hospitals recorded nearly 58,000 work-related injuries annually, amounting to 6.4 injuries for every 100 full-time employees, almost twice the private industry rate. What are the key injury reduction strategies that CHRO/HR must communicate to their CEO and C-Suite? This presentation will shift the way attendees connect HR and injury management.

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M22 - How Predictive Analytics and Proactive Recruiting Can Help Improve Retention
Health Care Business Knowledge | Leader

David Murdock, Managing Director, Novia Strategies
Rhonda Magee, MBA, MSHA, Project Associate, Novia Strategies

As health systems struggle to recruit and retain nurses, an innovative approach to this challenge is emerging. This session describes a recent application of predictive analytics to equip recruiters with proactive recruiting data that can improve retention. A case study of applying predictive analytics to recruiting nurses will be presented.

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M23 - The Journey to a Paperless HR Record +
Transformation of Care/HR Delivery | New-to-the-Profession

Cheryl Prall, MSN, RN, Director, Training and Development, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton recently began their journey to a paperless HR record. Through the use of technology, many processes have now been digitized, including the orientation checklist process. This session showcases their journey and where they are going. Challenges encountered and lessons learned are also shared.

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M24 - Reduce Stress and Burnout – Part II
The Advisory Board Company | Personal Leadership | New-to-the-Profession | Non-Hospital

Jim Veronesi, Special Director, The Advisory Board Company

Some of the drivers of stress and burnout in health care are beyond your control, but you can take greater control over how you respond to those conditions. Learn how to reduce your stress now and prevent burnout in the long run.

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