Leadership Sessions

Concurrent Leadership Session Abstracts

Motivating and Retaining Valuable Employees
Friday, November 14, 2003, 10:45 – 11:45 am
Speaker: Antonio W. Felices, RNC,CMC,CMIS,CMOM, BSN

Focus on how to decrease employee turnover and increase retention in your organization. Evaluation of turnover, implementation of measures to prevent turnover and identification of potential risk areas leading to turnover will be discussed. Learn how to motivate employees without spending exorbitant amounts of money and gain insights into the psychosocial needs of your employees. Effective recruitment measures will be reviewed to increase potential nursing and general candidate applications.

Weathering the Storm: Medical Malpractice Claims
Friday, November 14, 2003, 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Speaker: Sarah Freymann Fontenot, BSN, JD

Medical malpractice claims have created a storm in this country. Some professional liability insurers are declining coverage in healthcare; others are raising their premiums dramatically. Many providers are changing the scope of their practice, moving to areas with less litigation, or retiring prematurely. Learn about the model most state and Federal tort reform initiatives are based on, and current efforts to achieve Federal legislative changes that will help calm the waters for all providers and patients. 

Regrouping and Revitalizing Your Career
Friday, November 14, 2003, 3:15 – 4:15 pm
Speaker: David L. Woodrum, CFAAMA

Everything you do as a healthcare executive is aimed at being successful. But what if the unthinkable occurs during your career and you suddenly are out of the field (OTF)? Will you be prepared for the series of events that occurs next? This session provides a comprehensive view of the OTF experience – from the personal and social implications of job loss to the strategies required for the job search and the redeeming value of the job.

Benchmarking for Small and Rural Hospitals
Friday, November 14, 2003, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Speakers: Nick Bottom, MBA                Jason Friesen, BS

               Deryl Gulliford, PhD, FAAMA, FACCA

Discover how the Pioneer Health Network (PHN), located in rural southwest Kansas, developed a benchmarking program to measure performance of member hospitals. Administrators have instituted performance comparisons and identified best practices and areas in need of improvement. Attend this session to find out if this benchmarking process may benefit your hospital.

Creating a Productive Work Environment
Saturday, November 15, 2003, 8:00  – 9:00 am
Speaker: Fred A. McCurdy, MD, PhD, MBA,CPE
Part 1 of 2

Learn how to establish and maintain an environment that is conducive to individual and group productivity within your organization. The effective leader must be proactive, exert mastery over existing conditions and have the courage to change to achieve a vision. Attend this workshop to come to a more clear understanding of how critical accountability and responsibility are in creating a productive work environment. You will explore how the concepts of continuous quality improvement can be used to align mission, vision and values with the need to effectively manage change and thus achieve the goal of creating a productive work environment.

Part 2 of this session continues at 9:15 am.

Creating a Productive Work Environment
Saturday, November 15, 2003, 9:15  – 10:15 am
Speaker: Fred A. McCurdy, MD, PhD, MBA,CPE
Part 2

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