2017 Annual Healthcare Symposium

  • Friday, May 19, 2017
  • 8:45 AM - 3:45 PM
  • Sparrow Health Science Pavilion 2900 Hannah Blvd, East Lansing, MI 48823
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  • You'll receive entry to the Healthcare Symposium and a year membership with the MLC.

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Key Note Speaker:

Bryan O. Buckley, MPH

Bryan O. Buckley, MPH is a Patient Safety & Quality Manager for the Michigan Health & Hospital Keystone Center for Patient Safety & Quality. He is responsible for the facilitation of multiple patient-safety and quality-improvement efforts and uses a variety of improvement methodologies and group management techniques to support individuals and teams through process improvement initiatives. Mr. Buckley received his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and a Masters of Public Health with a concentration in Infectious Diseases and Administration at Michigan State University. He has had previous experience working in the field of advocacy and epidemiology on the local, state, and international level for the past six years. In Michigan, he serves as a Board Member and Policy Chair for the Michigan Public Health Association. He is also on the Advisory Board for the Michigan State University & Grand Valley State University Public Health programs. He also worked with Michigan State University on its tobacco-free campus initiative as an Alumni Consultant. In the American Public Health Association, he serves as a Board Member of the Black Caucus of Health Workers, Chair-Elect, Governing Counselor, and Action Board representative for the Community Health Planning & Policy Development (CHPPD) section. Mr. Buckley has a great love for performance/quality improve, healthcare organizational change, healthcare management, system design, health policy, and implementation science. He believes we all have an obligation to help build systems for everyone to be physically, and emotionally healthy.

Elizabeth C. Rubinstein

Elizabeth Rubinstein is a Henry Ford Transplant Living Community (TLC) volunteer and patient ambassador who in 2008 conceptualized and developed TLC to provide a vehicle for patient communication to interface with the transplant medical care team. TLC addresses continuity of care from hospital to home by incorporating the family, the patient, and transplant staff as a cohesive team from a non-medical perspective via mentorship interactions and lifestyle education. Lifestyle education is based upon Play Your “ACES”: Attitude Compliance Exercise and Support principles presented by trained patient volunteers. The community is recipient driven within a patient centered care platform in partnership with the Henry Ford Transplant Institute and Volunteer Services. The Transplant Living Community exists as an onsite volunteer ambassador program to support pre and post organ and bone marrow transplant patients, families, and support partners throughout the transplant experience. The uniqueness of the TLC program and “ACES” platform is that it is adaptable to other areas of healthcare involving patient care management beyond the medical environs. As a patient advisor, Elizabeth has served on the HFHS Patient Education Vendor Search Team, HFHS Conversation Ready Project, the System Quality Forum, HFHS Patient-Centered Care Team, Safety Champion Forum, MyChart Bedside Steering Committee, and Family Caregiver Education Council. She currently serves with the System CAUTI/CLASBI Committee, the Transplant Institute PFAC, HF All of USSM TACH PMI: Precision Medicine Initiative, the HFHS Board of Trustees Quality Committee, HF PERC: Patient-Engaged Research Center, and the MHA Person & Family Engagement Council. She has presented at the 2014 26th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care, 2014 5th Annual International Patient Safety Symposium: The Patient Voice: Are We Listening?, 2011 2nd Annual International Safety Symposium: Partnerships in Safety, and at the 2010 and 2012 6th and 7th Annual National Learning Congress sponsored by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in addition to other patient education venues.

Rubinstein is a 2007 transplant recipient, Gift of Life Michigan Governing Board member, Gift of Life volunteer and speaker. Elizabeth has over 20 years’ experience in independent marketing and business relations via retail senior management, owner operated businesses, community fund raising, multi-platform program development and services, active community volunteerism with youth, education, and greater community venues in addition to being supported by three great men in her life; a wonderful husband of 35 years and two adult sons.

Break Out Sessions:

Breakout Session 1: 

1. Organizational Lean Leadership by Dennis F. Cutright

2. Value to the Patient by Reducing Phlebotomy Wait Times at Henry Ford Hospital Out-Patient Phlebotomy Services by Ruan Varney from HFHS

Breakout Session 2: 

1. The Integrative Nurse in Value-Based Care - Lean as an Enabler by Ron Crabtree & Denise Ervin

2. How do you provide the very best non-profit mental health services in a world of diminishing funds and ever-increasing regulations and demands? You apply the Lean process of Continuous Quality Improvement! By Renee Huff & Denise Sluss

Breakout Session 3:

1. MDI-Metered Dose Inhaler or Managing Daily Improvement By Jody Kinney from Spectrum Health

2. The Marshmallow Challenge & The PDCA Cycle by Patrick Adams

3. “ReThink” Continuous Improvement Curriculum 1 Day Training by Larry Frydrych from HAP

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NOTE: Membership fee is $90 and if you become a member today or by the event you only pay the member registration fee of $40 for this event.

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