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Virtual Leadership Summit

  • Thursday, March 25, 2021
  • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Virtual Meeting

Registration

  • The banner sponsorship package includes the ability to create your own graphic that will be showcased at the Summit. Your graphic will be active for all attendees to see and can be hyperlinked to a location of your choosing. This package also includes recognition on the MNCHA website.
  • The Summit Exhibitor package includes the opportunity for two company representatives to attend the Leadership Summit. Your organization will be able to network and speak virtually with attendees. You will be one of only a handful of sponsors interacting with the attendees at this Summit. The virtual conference platform Remo is a great tool to socialize and network with Summit attendees. This package also includes recognition on the MNCHA website and in Summit promotional emails. This sponsorship includes access to all our educational programming as well!


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. The event will include interactive exercises with a chance to discuss your challenges and develop practical solutions across the continuum of care. 

About the Summit

LifeSpan 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.

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Times

Topic / Speaker

 March 24  

8 – 8:30 a.m.

Networking / Exhibits

8:30 – 9 a.m.

Opening Remarks: Kevin Heffner, President, LifeSpan-Network & Dawn Seek, President, MNCHA

 9:00 - 9:15 a.m.

Opportunities from PCORI
Tabassum Majid, Ph. D.

9:15 – 9:30 a.m.

Senator Bill Ferguson, President, Maryland Senate

9:30 – 10 a.m.

Jon Weinstein, Director, COVID-19 Testing Task Force,
Maryland Department of Health

10 – 10:15 a.m.

Break/Exhibits

10:15 – 11:5 a.m.

Heather Sanders, John Hopkins University

Reflections on the post-acute care response to COVID-19
In this presentation we will reflect upon the post-acute care response to the COVID-19 pandemic and discuss lessons learned that will provide us with a roadmap for the changes we must make to improve care and outcomes in the post-acute care setting.

11:15 – 11:30 a.m.

Break / Exhibits

11:30 – 12:30 p.m.

Break Out Exercise: Barbara Citarella, RN, BSN, MS, CHCE, Facilitator

COVID Variant Surge – Responding Across the Healthcare Continuum
The current pandemic has identified a myriad of concerns for healthcare providers such as staff safety, PPE shortage, working under crisis standards of care, pharmaceutical and equipment shortages. It also has ethical and deep moral implications including post-traumatic stress for health care providers. As we may move into a third wave, not uncommon, in a pandemic, the focus of this tabletop exercise is to enhance partnerships and collaborative relationships across the home care, long term and acute care continuum. At the center of attention, will be providing the best care with limited resources including staff, and how to move patients back and forth through the health care system.

12:30 p.m.

Adjourn

 

 

March 25

 

8–8:30 a.m.

Networking / Exhibits

8:30 – 9 a.m.

Opening Remarks
Kevin Heffner,
President, LifeSpan-Network
Dawn Seek,
President, MNCHA

9 – 10 a.m.

Clifford Mitchell, MD, MPH Director, Environmental Health Bureau, Maryland Department of Health

10 – 10:15 a.m.

Break / Exhibits

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.

Overview, 2021 Legislative Session Danna Kauffman, Esq., Public Policy Consultant

10:45 – 11:15 a.m.

Ann Phelps and Jessica Singleton, OneDigital
Attract, Hire, and Retain the Right People by Building Loyalty and Belonging – The Human Experience Today

Work has changed dramatically in the past year – and so has the hiring process. The way we connect with others, both in and outside of our organizations has given way to video meetings and other virtual options, changing the human experience at work for all of us. Anne Phelps and Jessica Singleton from OneDigital describe practices to deploy in order to attract, hire, and retain the right people into your workforce along with key areas of focus to drive employee engagement, loyalty, and belonging. There is still a war for talent in essential business and we can help you win!

11:15 – 11:30 a.m.

Break / Exhibits

11:30 – 12:30 p.m.

Break Out Exercise: Barbara Citarella, Facilitator
Multi-Discipline Communication: Patient movement through the care continuum 

The current pandemic has identified a myriad of concerns for healthcare providers such as staff safety, PPE shortage, working under crisis standards of care, pharmaceutical and equipment shortages. It also has ethical and deep moral implications including post-traumatic stress for health care providers. As we may move into a third wave, not uncommon in a pandemic, the focus of this tabletop exercise is to enhance partnerships and collaborative relationships across the home care, long term and acute care continuum. At the center of attention, will be providing the best care with limited resources including staff, and how to move patients back and forth through the health care system.

12:30 p.m.

Adjourn


About the Speakers


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. She is an expert to ASPR TRACIE which stands for  Health and Human Services  Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange. The 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). 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. 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. 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. 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 discovered her love for population health and infection control during an assignment in Nairobi, Kenya where she worked to improve the prevention and control of infectious diseases in the Mathare Valley slums.  After spending 6 years in busy emergency departments, she transitioned away from the bedside to join the Johns Hopkins Hospital as an Infection Control Epidemiologist.  After earning 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.



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