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15th Annual Health Adminstration Alumni and Leadership Conference

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Thursday, October 25th, 2012

7:30-8:30 Welcome and Networking Continental Breakfast

8:45-10:15 Panel ONE | Implementing Strategic Plans for Successful Operations
Once the strategic plan is developed, the work is only half done. Without effective implementation, a strategic plan may be no more than a fancy binder on a shelf. Leaders face many challenges in getting organization-wide buy-in of the goals and plan and in setting up a system of accountability to ensure that the strategic plan is followed. This program will review common situations and concerns addressed by the panelists when implementing their strategic plans. 
(ACHE Cat 1 Credit – 1.5 hours)

  • Moderator  Mark O'Neil, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Hilton Head Regional Healthcare | Hilton Head, SC
  • Panelist Naomi Fried, Ph.D., Chief Innovation Officer, Children’s Hospital Boston | Boston, MA
  • Panelist Mark A. Lyles, MD, MBA, Chief Strategic Officer, MUSC | Charleston, SC

10:30-Noon Panel TWO  | Developing High Performance Teams
Today's workplace calls for the development of high performace work teams to manage dynamic healthcare environments. The panelists will present strategies to design and implement collaborative work systems.

  • Moderator  James S. Zoller, PhD, Director, MUSC Department of Healthcare Leadership and Management  |  Charleston, SC
  • Panelist  Larry Leaming, DHA, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer, Roosevelt General Hospital | Portales, NM
  • Panelist  Scott Goodspeed, DHA, FACHE, Principal and Vice President, iVantage Health Analytics | Portland, Maine

12:15-1:30 Lunch with Keynote Speaker

Michael Cuffe, MD, MBAMichael S. Cuffe, MD, MBA
President and CEO, Physician Services,
Hospital Corporation of America | Nashville, TN

1:45-3:15 Panel THREE| Successfully Leading Change in Healthcare Organizations
The healthcare environment is constantly changing, and provider organizations must adapt in order to survive and thrive. The success of major change implementation hinges on how it communicated and how it impacts individuals and processes in the organization. For change to truly be effective, a leader must know how to effectively communicate the benefits, minimize the barriers and describe the processes. Learn from your peers as they share approaches that were successful and those that impeded the change process. 
(ACHE Cat 1 Credit – 1.5 hours)

  • Moderator  Ruth Sens, Consulting Manager, GE Healthcare Performance Solutions  |  Denver, CO
  • Panelist  Dorothy Goulart, Director, Center for Clinical Excellence Performance Improvement, Brigham & Women’s Hospital | Boston, MA
  • Panelist  Linda Bacelis-Bush, Consulting Manager, GE Healthcare Performance Solutions  |Milwaukee, WI

3:30-5:00 Panel FOUR  | Managing for Morale
Staff retention continues to be a top priority for most healthcare executives. This panel will engage senior-level managers to discuss best practices in staff retention.
(ACHE Cat 1 Credit – 1.5 hours)

  • Moderator  Andrea Swartz, Director of Excellence, Human Resources, University Medical Associates | Charleston, SC
  • Panelist  Jamie Verkamp, Healthcare Consultant and Managing Partner, (e)Merge | Kansas City, MO
  • Panelist  William Traywick, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bishop Gadsden | Charleston, SC
  • Panelist  John J. Singerling, III, FACHE, President, Palmetto Health | Columbia, SC

5:00-6:00 Networking Oyster Roast
Sponsored by SC ACHE Lowcountry LPC


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