From clinical to administrative, the challenges that faced us during the pandemic were and are at the same time both unique and universal. Join us for an in-depth discussion of lessons learned from our collective experience in the coronavirus global pandemic. We will explore what worked, what needs improvement and what areas require additional focus as we move into the next phase of the pandemic and understand the continued impact on healthcare. Learn from healthcare peers and share your own perspectives in this collaborative event held over 2 half-day sessions in March. The event will include interactive exercises with a chance to discuss your challenges and develop practical solutions across the continuum of care.
About the SummitLifeSpan and The Beacon Institute have teamed up with the Maryland National Capital Homecare Association (MNCHA) to bring you the 2021 Cross-Continuum Leadership Summit. Designed to prepare you for what lies ahead in the healthcare industry, the annual summit will inform you about the latest innovative care delivery models, and update you on technologies being used to improve outcomes.
As a stakeholder, you will need to be an actively engaged partner in the State’s vision for person-centered care, clinical innovation and excellence, and improved population health. The Cross-Continuum Leadership Summit will ready you for opportunities currently underway and those that lie ahead.Target Audience
- Leaders at Hospitals, Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers, Assisted Living Communities, and Home Health Providers
- Owners, Executive Directors, Administrators, Medical Directors, Clinical Leaders, and Home Health Providers
- Hospital Executives, CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, and CIOs/CTOs
Remarks from William C. Ferguson, President of the Maryland State Senate
With over 25 years of experience, Barbara Citarella RN, BSN, MS, CHCE, NHDP-BC, is internationally known for her expertise in the areas of disaster preparedness and leadership. She specializes in emergency disaster planning, bioterrorism, health care development and operations. She provides education to law enforcement and government agencies, health care providers, private sector, first responders, national and state associations in all aspects of disaster preparedness. Barbara serves as a subject matter expert to ASPR TRACIE which stands for Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange. This exchange was created to meet the information and technical assistance needs of healthcare coalitions, healthcare entities, healthcare providers, emergency managers, public health practitioners, and others working in disaster medicine, healthcare system preparedness, and public health emergency preparedness.
Dr. Clifford Mitchell, MPH is the Director of the Environmental Health Bureau in the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH). The Bureau oversees the Office of Food Protection and four centers: Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology; Healthy Homes and Community Services; Injury and Sexual Assault Prevention; and Injury Epidemiology. His responsibilities include environmental public health tracking, monitoring hazardous algal blooms, coordination of environmental health activities with other state agencies, and direction of the department’s preventive medicine residency program. Prior to assuming his current position, Dr. Mitchell was an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He has also done consulting for international, federal, state, and private entities in the fields of occupational health and indoor air quality.
Danna L. Kauffman, Esq. joined Schwartz, Metz & Wise, in 2013 and became a partner in 2017. Throughout her career Danna has worked in various levels of State government and in the private sector. She has established a reputation as a problem solver and consensus builder who can handle complicated issues in a trusted and professional manner. Beginning in 1997, Danna served as Counsel to the then House Environmental Matters Committee, working on complex health care issues, and then spent three years as a senior legislative advisor to Governor Glendening, where she worked on a wide range of issues in the areas of health, environment, civil rights and homeland security. Immediately prior to joining the Firm, Danna served as the Senior Vice President of Public Policy for LifeSpan Network, the leading senior care provider association in Maryland. Raised in Howard County, Maryland, Danna holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Towson University, where she graduated cum laude. In 1996, she graduated with honors from the University of Maryland School of Law, where she was an editor on the Maryland Law Review. Prior to entering State government service, Danna began her career as a litigation attorney at Smith, Somerville and Case, P.A.
Heather Saunders holds a master’s degree in public health and a certification in infection control. Heather first discovered her love for population health and infection control during a short-term assignment in Nairobi, Kenya where she worked with a multidisciplinary team to improve the prevention and control of infectious diseases in the Mathare Valley slums. After spending the first 6 years of her nursing career in busy emergency departments, she transitioned away from the bedside to join the work at the Johns Hopkins Hospital as an Infection Control Epidemiologist. Following the completion of her Master of Public Health degree, Heather became the infection prevention and control consultant for the State of Maryland, guiding the state's infection prevention and control efforts during the COVID pandemic.
Heather is excited to be back at Johns Hopkins in the Office of Population Health as the Director of Infection Control. She looks forward to partnering with post-acute care facilities in the improvement of infection prevention and control in the post-acute care population.
Full agenda and session descriptions coming soon!
* A limited number of sponsors will be accepted.
Exhibitor - $400