Thursday, November 30, 2017 

8:50 a.m.

Sonoma County Fires:  Association Involvement Controversial but Necessary by Art Sponseller

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Back in the 70’s after a serious quake in the San Fernando Valley (LA), Steve Gamble, CEO of the Hospital Council of Southern California was the only means of coordination between affected and non-affected hospitals.  Steve was parked on a nearby hill and used his radio car phone to coordinate patient movement, supplies, etc.  Out of this experience Reddi-Net was born.  Or so I recall the legend.  Since then things have changed for the better and the federal, state and local system for communications and coordination is quite good.  Hospitals drill with and rely on those systems.  The system works so well that until the recent Sonoma fires I believed that the association had no role to play at the local level.  I was wrong and I knew it when, on the first day of the fires, the number two exec at the national level of Kaiser called me. The mantra of this movement is “Use the system; if you don’t, we will have chaos”.  The premise of this mantra is that it will work in every disaster.  Use the system, it works.  Except when it doesn’t.


9 a.m.    

Hospital Associations Role in Disaster Response by Rich Rasmussen, VP by Florida Hospital Assn.

Hurricane Irma, a category five hurricane tore across the Caribbean before slamming into Florida as a category four storm.  The destruction left half the state without electricity and created a public health emergency with hundreds of long-term care facilities without power or backup generators.  Working with the Florida Department of Health, the FHA served as the lead partner and assisted the transfer of 3,000 patients, secured federal waivers to improve care delivery, managed communications and coordinated with federal partners for the hospital communities.  Rich will provide an overview of the association’s role in disaster response and share recommendations on how other associations can serve their members during times of an emergency.


10:15 a.m.     

Ascend Innovations by Bryan Bucklew

The Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association created a for-profit joint-venture among competing hospital/hospital network members to create medical devices and processes using local intellectual property. Bryan will provide an update that includes some of the technology developed and the creation of a clinical trial organization with an intensive data analytics component.


10:30 a.m.     

Re-Branding Our Family of Companies by Travis Heider

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Travis will discuss going from fragmented, confusing and overly complicated to streamlined, strategic and simplified in their brand, messaging, look and feel.  He will talk about the process, the pitfalls and the buy-in.


10:45 a.m.     

Pathways Community HUB Model by Scott Fry

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Scott will describe how this particular model is a cost-effective approach to addressing the social determinants of health and removing barriers to care among the most disenfranchised populations in a community.  Utilizing Community Health Workers, the model works to find and engage those at greatest risk, identify and remove social barriers to care and measure the results.


11 a.m.     

Designing Effective Compensation & Benefit Initiatives  by Greg Wolf and Dane Sinn

Compdata Surveys and Consulting is a national consulting firm and a leader in the salary survey industry.  Compdata has had consulting relationships with healthcare organizations across the country on various compensation and benefits initiatives.  These projects helped organizations become more effective by increasing engagement and reducing turnover.  Greg and Dane will share how they have navigated healthcare organizations through the necessary philosophical and strategic discussions surrounding compensation and benefit programs while helping them design competitive and customized solutions.


1 p.m.       

The Opioid Epidemic in Northeast Ohio Overview by Tim Jarm   

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Tim will describe the unique effort by multi-hospital systems in Northeast Ohio and The Center for Health Affairs to collaborate on developing best practices to significantly impact the ravages of the opioid epidemic.


1:15 p.m.       

Crisis Stabilization Unit by Bryan Bucklew

The Dayton region has had the highest opioid overdose deaths per capita in the entire country.  The region looked toward GDAHA to move forward a collective impact model and the establishment of a free-standing crisis stabilization unit (CSU) that is funded by a public-private partnership led by GDAHA and two competing healthcare/hospital organizations. Bryan will provide a brief review of the process and progress of this initiative.


1:30 p.m.       

Open Discussion on Opioid Initiatives


1:45 p.m.       

Infant Mortality:  Hospitals Collaborate to Help Babies Celebrate Their First Birthday by Jeff Klingler

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Ohio has one of the worst rates of infant death in the country. Central Ohio has developed a community plan to address the issue. Hospitals have been assigned a number of initiatives as part of the greater community strategy.  Jeff will look at initiatives of the central Ohio hospital systems that are designed to reduce the number of infants dying before their first birthday.


2 p.m.        

Creating a Generation of Health:  Gen-H by Sara Bolton   

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The Health Collaborative’s vision is that Greater Cincinnati is healthy by design and everyone is connected to quality, affordable health care.  To do that we are committed to helping create a generation of health:  Gen-H.  This effort utilizes the collective impact model to bring together those working to improve health and healthcare by:

  • Bridging the clinic to community gap by addressing social determinants of health.
  • Providing technical assistance and data to local leaders in priority neighborhoods to help improve health outcomes.
  • Motivating, supporting and rewarding providers for delivering better care and producing better outcomes.


2:15 p.m.       

Top of Mind Issues Pertaining to Hospital Associations by Peter Doerner, John Bugos, Jim Brophy

North American Partners in Anesthesia, the nation’s leading single-specialty anesthesia and perioperative management company will discuss three main areas:

  • What keeps hospital CEO’s up at night?  Thoughts from a recent CEO roundtable.
  • How does NAPA assist hospitals and IDN’s to address challenges that they are facing?  Case study from a CMHA member.
  • Brainstorming ideas to create passive income between associations and NAPA.


3:15 p.m.       

Advance Care Planning by Sarah Hackenbracht           

Advance care planning is often associated with end-of-life care but a community-wide initiative in Dayton is moving conversations with individuals and their loved ones “upstream.”  Trained facilitators are helping individuals begin conversations about life experiences and values that shape their goals for care planning. Loved ones and clinical care teams can better understand what living well looks like to that individual.  Sarah, Director of the Greater Dayton Advance Care Planning Initiative, will share her experiences.


3:30 p.m.       

Unique Recovery Opportunities for Healthcare Providers by Keith Minella and Ron Calhoun

Allēus Health Analytics has developed a unique suite of encounter analytics which are specifically designed to proactively discover institutional payment sources not found through traditional discovery methods.  Their proprietary discovery analytic system has found 3-6% of additional recovery opportunities for healthcare providers.  The revenue discovered can be referred back to the system for recovery by Allēus or financed, if the system would like the funds earlier than the traditional revenue cycle.

4 p.m.       

The S.A.F.E.R. Initiative by Mike Dunaway

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Mike will describe the S.A.F.E.R. Initiative, which identifies and disseminates best practices and resources to help hospitals foster collaboration and develop safer care environments in order to address frequent and alarming examples of workplace violence.


4:30 p.m.        Adjourn




Friday, December 1, 2017


Meeting Room:         Bayview Terrace CD


8:30 a.m.                   

Round Table Discussions

Comments on Management Compensation Study by Mike Dunaway


Integrated Inclusion, Diversity & Health Equity Strategy by Sara Bolton

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In service to their communities and patients, The Health Collaborative member organizations are enhancing their workforce inclusion, supplier diversity and health equity efforts.  THC, with its members, will undertake a strategy that supports leadership development, education and sharing of best practices.


Lucas County Community Health Assessment by Scott Fry

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Almost two decades worth of data provides backing on how Lucas County hospitals, health department and community organizations can work together to address priority issues affecting their community.

Hawaii’s Provider Fee Experience by George Greene

Moving from Local to National Data Analysis by George Greene        

Strategic Planning for the Suburban Hospital Alliance  of New York State by Kevin Dahill

Developmental Disability Organizations Seek Membership in Healthcare Council by A.J. Harper


10:45 a.m.     

Other Business


11:15 a.m.     



Annual Meeting Sponsors


Allēus Health Analytics


Compdata Surveys & Consulting


North American Partners in Anesthesia