2022 Nursing Leadership Summit
Understanding, Preserving and Improving Patient Experience, Quality and Safety
October 27-28, 2022 * Austin Marriott Downtown * Austin, TX

2022 Nursing Leadership Summit

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About the Conference:

The leadership and direction of the clinical enterprise of any hospital or health system either excels or fails through the nursing staff and its leadership. Chief nursing officers have a demanding, complex role that commands accountability in leading the nursing profession and achieving quality patient outcomes. CNOs have consistently gone through a significant amount of challenges. Through these challenges, nursing leaders are tasked with providing quality care, reducing costs while improving patient experiences– a challenge that requires strong leaders at the helm of their organizations. Leadership in Nursing practice directly impacts an organization’s drive, performance and people – caregivers and patients alike. Hospitals and health systems that understand the importance of nursing leadership in implementing change will be better equipped to make an impact on patient safety and quality initiatives.

This conference brings together senior nursing executives from hospitals and health systems to strategize, collaborate and share best practices on patient safety, patient satisfaction, clinical transformation, readmissions, care coordination, quality and key new drivers shaping the healthcare industry.

Who Should Attend?
From Hospitals/Health Systems/Long-Term Care Facilities

  • Chief Nursing Officers
  • Chief Nursing Executive
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Patient Care
  • Patient Services
  • Nursing Directors
  • Nursing Administration
  • Clinical Operations
  • Patient Experience
  • Patient Safety
  • Patient Engagement
  • Chief Nursing Information Officer
  • Telehealth Director
  • Operations Director
  • Staffing
  • Nurse Leaders
  • Nurse Manager
  • Medical Directors
  • Chief of Staff
  • ICU Nurse
  • Clinical Care

Also of Interest to Vendors/Consultants/Staffing Agencies/Recruitment

Conference Agenda

Day One - Thursday, October 27, 2022

7:15am – 8:00am
Conference Registration & Networking Breakfast 

 

8:00am – 8:15am
Chairperson’s Opening Remarks 

 

8:15am – 9:00am
Nursing Leadership and Population Health
Nursing has been the most trusted profession in America. Known for their honesty and high ethical standards, nurses have worked hard to gain public trust, and they are increasingly asked to help modernize the nation’s approach to population health. This renewed urgency for public health reform comes amid a global pandemic and many other challenges still looming, like improving primary and preventive care access and managing a growing and diverse patient population with high levels of chronic illness. For decades, nurses have formed the backbone of public health initiatives. Their cumulative knowledge should be mobilized to guide new policies, improve patient engagement, and enhance the health of individuals and communities. This session will explore all this and why nurses should spearhead population health initiatives.

Michele Hasselblad, DNP, RN, NE-BC
Vice President, Adult Ambulatory Nursing
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

 

9:00am – 9:45am
How Nurse Leaders Can Make a Difference in Mental Health
Mental health – or the lack of it – is one of the most serious challenges facing the healthcare system. The scope of the problem is staggering. In the face of this, is there an opportunity for nurse leaders to make a difference? Are there areas in which nurses can have a unique impact? This session will identify areas in which there is an opportunity for nurses to provide leadership: nursing practice, continuity of care, technology and innovation, stigma and patient partnerships. Gain insights and perspectives on why these areas are particularly important and the opportunities for nurses to make a difference in mental health.

 

Tammy Moore, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Associate Chief Nurse
Neurological Institute Nursing/University Hospital Medical-Surgical Nursing
The Ohio State University

 

9:45am – 10:15am
Networking & Refreshments Break 

 

10:15am – 11:00am
Leadership Strategies to Improve Nurse Retention
The nursing shortage and high turnover rates are a problem in the healthcare industry. Nurse leadership has the most significant influence when it comes to nurse retention and keeping nursing staff satisfied. Predicting nurse turnover is essential for nursing leaders to avoid expensive costs and an increase in staff loss. Multiple issues can impact nurse turnover rates. Turnover can stem from nurse managers’ treatment, leadership styles, potential biases they may show, or benefits given to specific staff and not others. Amid an increasing nursing shortage, nurse leaders must find the best way to recruit and retain staff. This session will explore leadership strategies that hospital senior nurse managers use to improve nurse retention.

 

Kim Hanson, BSN, MHA, RNC-OB
Vice President, Nursing Clinical Operations
Temple Health 

 

11:00am – 11:45am
Patient Safety Culture: The Nursing Leader’s Role
Discussions about a culture of patient safety abound, yet nurse leaders continue to struggle to achieve such a culture in today’s complex and fast-paced healthcare environment. This session will examine the concept of a patient safety culture, including leadership, evidence-based practices, teamwork, communication, and a patient-centered culture. Nurse managers will learn practical examples illustrating how they can help their teams establish a culture that offers patients quality care in a safe environment.

Kathy Knorzer, RN,MSN, NP-BC,NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
University Hospitals St. John Medical Center 

11:45am – 12:15pm
Virtual Nursing and the Digitally Enabled Clinical Workforce of the Future 
The largest clinical workforce, nursing, is in jeopardy. Workforce challenges that have escalated through the course of the pandemic are at a perilous tipping point where an imbalance in supply and demand is transitioning to a chronic healthcare delivery concern. Nursing staffing shortages are one of the nation’s top patient safety concerns, driving longer wait times, contributing to increasing bloodstream infection rates and falls rates as well as higher inpatient operating costs. And increasingly our caregivers are leaving, with nearly one quarter (25%) leaving clinical practice entirely or shifting roles. Traditional response measures fall short in ensuring a healthy, happy and sustainable nursing marketplace, and as healthcare staffing challenges persist, telehealth-enabled hybrid care models are helping health systems offset clinical workforce shortages while continuing to deliver high-quality patient care. This webinar explores virtual nursing use cases and best practices for cultivating the Digitally Enabled Clinical Workforce of the Future.

Corey Scurlock, MD, MBA
CEO
Equum Medical 

Wendy Deibert, EMBA, BSN, RN
Senior Vice President of Clinical Solutions
Caregility

12:15pm – 1:15pm
Luncheon 

1:15pm – 2:00pm
Nurse Leadership During a Crisis: Ideas to Support You and Your Team
Crisis leadership requires communication, a clear vision and values, and caring relationships. During a crisis – such as the current coronavirus pandemic – these are essential parts of nurse leaders’ roles. This session will examine the existing evidence about each of these themes and suggest ways in which nurse leaders can support themselves and their teams. We’ll also discuss the implications for training and the future opportunities that arise as a result of a crisis.

Phyllis Doulaveris, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
Banner Health

2:00pm – 3:00pm
Panel Discussion: Patient Experience: A Call to Action for Nurse Leadership
Healthcare organizations recognize that it is difficult to achieve consistent excellence in patient experience. Nursing leaders cannot underestimate the importance of the role they play in efforts to improve the patient experience. This session will explore actions for nurse leaders to consider reframing the patient experience as a focal point for the entire organization’s strategic approach and tactics. This involves facilitating a dialogue about the organization’s patient experience definition; building a strong, positive organization culture; creating processes to ensure the engagement of all voices; ensuring a focus across the continuum of care; and addressing the key drivers of patient experience excellence.

Melania Flores, DNP, RN, NE-BC
Nurse Administrator
Mayo Clinic

 Patti Hart DNP, MSN, RN, CPN, NE-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
MUSC 

Laura Massey
Chief Nursing Officer
Texas Health Resources 

3:00pm – 3:30pm
Networking & Refreshments Break

3:30pm – 4:15pm
The Nurse Manager Role in Recruiting Staff
The costs of high staff turnover in healthcare can be considerable. Not only are there direct financial costs of replacing staff, but other repercussions such as the loss of key skills, knowledge and experience, and the negative effect on workforce morale, just to name a few. In addition, high turnover represents a substantial burden both on human resources and nurse leaders, as they’re constantly recruiting and training new staff. With today’s nursing shortage as rampant as it is, these incidents are more widespread than we’d like to admit. This session will explore successful recruitment strategies.

Cynthia Latney
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive
Ohio Health 

4:15pm – 5:00pm
Ways Nursing Leadership Improves Patient Outcomes
Nurses have traditionally been underrepresented in leadership roles because the doctors, specialists and even administrators responsible for making decisions about patient care viewed them not as partners, but as “functional doers.” That’s changing, however, as a growing body of evidence demonstrates that applying the principles of nursing leadership in clinical settings has a direct impact on patient safety, quality of care delivery, and patient outcomes. Effective leadership in nursing correlates with reduced length of stay and lower rates of medication errors, patient falls, urinary tract infections, and pneumonia. Studies even suggest that nurse leaders can have a positive impact on patient mortality. This session will explore ways nursing leadership can positively influence patient outcomes, including:

– Advocating for appropriate staff levels

– Creating a culture of safety

– Supporting collaborations

– Promoting nurse engagement

– Mitigating issues that lead to burnout

– Implementing value-based care strategies

Pamela Missi
Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
Norton Healthcare

5:00pm – 5:45pm
Transforming Leadership for Patient Satisfaction 
In the modern healthcare landscape where value-driven performance is a key to reimbursement, hospitals must make the most of every opportunity to obtain high scores on performance measures. Multiple studies show a link between work environment and patient outcomes. Nurse leadership plays a pivotal role in creating a positive work environment on the nursing unit. It is critical for nurse leaders to collaborate with others as mutually respected partners; a leadership style which partners with employees for mutual goals is associated with better patient outcomes, fewer medical errors, and reduced staff turnover. Ensuring that nurse leaders have the proper training and exposure to the concept of transformational leadership is crucial to organizational success. This session will explore the relationship between nurse leadership and patient satisfaction.

Duke C. Lim, DNP, RN, CNML
Associate Vice President, Nursing & Patient Services
U.F. Health- Shands Hospital

5:45pm
End of Day One 

Day Two – Friday, October 28, 2022

7:15am – 8:00am
Networking Breakfast 

8:00am – 8:15am
Chairperson’s Recap

8:15am – 9:00am
The Looming Nurse Leadership Shortage: Are You Prepared?
The combination of an aging nursing population and not enough new nurses coming in to fill those roles plays a large part in today’s nursing shortage. According to the American Nursing Association, registered nurses who are less than 30 years old represent only 10 percent of the total working nurse population. With this nursing shortage there will come a shortage of nurse leaders. The roles served by nurse leaders are critical to the health of the enterprise and ultimately, in driving positive outcomes for the patients receiving care. Given the continuing need for future nurse leaders, it is essential to develop the next wave of RNs to be well-prepared to assume leadership roles. This session will examine competencies that are vital to shaping future nurse leaders. 

Courtnay Caufield, DNP, CENP, CNML, NE-BC, RN-BC
Chief Nurse Executive
 

9:00am – 9:45am
Improving Nursing Staff Workplace Satisfaction
Ask any nurse about workplace satisfaction and the response will likely be the same: Nursing is a demanding profession but is also very fulfilling. Some of the most rewarding parts of a nursing career include making a difference in people’s lives and positive relationships with patients. Dissatisfaction in the workplace is linked to lower-quality patient care, productivity and staff engagement, among other things. Nurse leaders have an opportunity to make the job even more rewarding by increasing workplace satisfaction and reducing staff stress. This session will explore steps for nurse leaders to increase workplace satisfaction.

Rudy Jackson, DNP, MHA, RN, CENP
Senior Vice President, Chief Nurse Executive
UW Health 

9:45am – 10:15am
Networking & Refreshments Break

10:15am – 11:00am
Developing Nurse Leaders
Nurse leaders are essential to the advancement of healthcare because of their ability to bridge the gap of knowledge between clinical practice and the business of healthcare. Developing nurse managers is imperative to the future of nursing given their influential role in healthcare. This session will examine the importance of effective leadership for nurses, as well as how nurse leaders can develop their skills.

Helene M. Burns, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer
Jefferson Health New Jersey 

11:00am – 11:45am
Understanding Return on Investment in Advanced Practice
Across the nation, many healthcare organizations are turning to advanced practice providers to meet the needs of patient care. Overall employment of nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners is projected to grow 45 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.  The physician assistant job market is expected to grow by 37.4% by 2026. CRNAs are in even greater demand with many states offering full practice authority. The substantial growth of this workforce requires careful planning to ensure advanced practice team members are hired into sustainable roles rather than just raising the costs of healthcare. Expanding use of the advanced practice team will require innovative organizational structures and analytics, sound billing practices and effective onboarding. A commitment to comprehensive workforce planning that enables all clinicians to work top of license is crucial.  This lecture will review strategic priorities to unleash the untapped potential of the growing advanced practice workforce.

Christi DeLemos, MS, CNRN, ACNP-BC
Chief of Advanced Practice
UC Davis Health 

11:45am – 12:30pm
The Future of Nurse Leadership
Strong leadership is critical if the vision of a transformed health care system is to be realized. Yet not all nurses begin their career with thoughts of becoming a leader. The nursing profession must produce leaders throughout the health care system, from the bedside to the boardroom, who can serve as full partners with other health professionals and be accountable for their own contributions to delivering high-quality care while working collaboratively with leaders from other health professions. This session will explore the need for nurse leaders to be prepared to partner with those inside and outside of healthcare to create innovative, interprofessional care delivery models; advocate for advancements in technology to address healthcare access shortages; and lead new areas of research that can drive policy change to support nurse leaders in long-term care and the essential role of the nurse manager in creating optimal practice environments for quality outcomes. 

Carol Biggs, MBA-HA, RN, DHSc
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive
Jackson Health System

12:30pm – 1:15pm
Role Innovation Staffing Model Utilizing Admission, Discharge, Transfer (ADT) and Zero Harm Nurses (ZHN) 

  • Initiative Proposal for financial approval
  • Creation of Roles and Structure
  • Implementation Process
  • Outcomes

Elizabeth L. Smith, DNP, RN
Chief Nursing Officer
University of Miami Hospital & Clinics (UMHC) 

1:15pm Conference Concludes

Workshop - Friday, October 28, 2022
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Workshop

Developing Nurse Leadership Skills and Strategies

Featured Speakers

Michele Hasselblad, DNP, RN, NE-BC

Michele Hasselblad, DNP, RN, NE-BC

Vice President, Adult Ambulatory Nursing

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Tammy Moore, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

Tammy Moore, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

Associate Chief Nurse

Neurological Institute Nursing/University Hospital Medical-Surgical Nursing
The Ohio State University
Kim Hanson, BSN, MHA, RNC-OB

Kim Hanson, BSN, MHA, RNC-OB

Vice President, Nursing Clinical Operations

Temple Health
Kathy Knorzer, RN,MSN, NP-BC,NEA-BC

Kathy Knorzer, RN,MSN, NP-BC,NEA-BC

Chief Nursing Officer

University Hospitals St. John Medical Center
Corey Scurlock, MD, MBA

Corey Scurlock, MD, MBA

CEO

Equum Medical
Wendy Deibert, EMBA, BSN, RN

Wendy Deibert, EMBA, BSN, RN

Senior Vice President of Clinical Solutions

Caregility
Phyllis Doulaveris, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ.

Phyllis Doulaveris, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ.

Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

Banner Health
Melania Flores, DNP, RN, NE-BC

Melania Flores, DNP, RN, NE-BC

Nurse Administrator

Mayo Clinic
Patti Hart DNP, MSN, RN, CPN, NE-BC

Patti Hart DNP, MSN, RN, CPN, NE-BC

Chief Nursing Officer

MUSC
Laura Massey

Laura Massey

Chief Nursing Officer

Texas Health Resources
Cynthia Latney

Cynthia Latney

Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive

Ohio Health
Pamela Missi

Pamela Missi

Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

Norton Healthcare
Duke C. Lim, DNP, RN, CNML

Duke C. Lim, DNP, RN, CNML

Associate Vice President, Nursing & Patient Services

U.F. Health- Shands Hospital
Courtnay Caufield, DNP, CENP, CNML, NE-BC, RN-BC

Courtnay Caufield, DNP, CENP, CNML, NE-BC, RN-BC

Chief Nurse Executive

Rudy Jackson, DNP, MHA, RN, CENP

Rudy Jackson, DNP, MHA, RN, CENP

Senior Vice President, Chief Nurse Executive

UW Health
Helene M. Burns, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Helene M. Burns, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer

Jefferson Health New Jersey

Christi DeLemos, MS, CNRN, ACNP-BC

Christi DeLemos, MS, CNRN, ACNP-BC

Chief of Advanced Practice

UC Davis Health
Carol Biggs, MBA-HA, RN, DHSc

Carol Biggs, MBA-HA, RN, DHSc

Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive

Jackson Health System
Elizabeth Smith, DNP, RN

Elizabeth Smith, DNP, RN

Chief Nursing Officer

University of Miami Hospital & Clinics (UMHC)

Arlene Luu RN, BSN, JD, CPHRM, CHC

Arlene Luu RN, BSN, JD, CPHRM, CHC

Senior Risk Solutions Consultant

Med Pro Group
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Austin, TX 78701
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