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2013 List of Events


02/20/2013 : West Virginia Immunization Network  

West Virginia Immunization Network 8th Annual Awards Banquet

An event to recognize those who share the vision of protecting the health of West Virginians.

5:00 pm, Wednesday,  February 20, 2013
The Culture Center, Capitol Complex, Charleston, WV

05/10/2013 - 05/11/2013 : Institute for Health Care Governance  


2013 Governance Forum
May 10th & 11th
Stonewall Resort & Conference Center, Roanoke, West Virginia

Brought to you by The Center for Rural Health Development, Inc., once again, the Governance Forum promises to be a valuable experience for both existing and emerging leaders in any organization. The Forum provides executive and board leaders with current information on governance best practices and other topics being discussed throughout boardrooms of nonprofit organizations across the nation and in West Virginia.


Featuring:
Michael E. Frisina, author of Influential Leadership, Change Your Behavior, Change Your Organization, Change Health Care

"A leader's behavior is the most important predictor of organizational performance."

Leaders make things happen. Influential leaders go a step further by making a positive difference in organizations and in the lives of people. Influential Leadership reveals how successful and effective leaders are driven by a set of behaviors that enables them to become role models for followers, guide operational improvements, and sustain excellence.

Other sessions will focus on:
  • The role of the governance committee - your board's most important committee
  • How to engage people from different generations in the board's work
  • Lunch speaker: Mr. Don Arnwine, first President and CEO of CAMC
  • Mr. Arwine will discuss his perspectives on the importance of effective governance derived from his years of experience
  • The Governance Partnership: Critical to Board and Organizational Success - A panel discussion between board chairs and CEOs
CEUs Available:
Lawyers, accountants, physicians, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, CHES and WVU School of Social Work Continuing Education Certificate in Nonprofit Management.

Visit us online at wvforums2013.com for a complete listing. CEUs for public health are pending.

Click Here to learn more about  the Governance Forum
06/11/2013 - 06/12/2013 : West Virginia Immunization Network  


Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, WV
 
The Annual West Virginia Immunization Summit is an action-oriented event targeted toward public and private organizations with an interest in addressing and resolving immunization issues in West Virginia. Various sessions at the Summit will be targeted toward healthcare and public health professionals, educators, students, business leaders, consumers, and others interested in reducing vaccine-preventable diseases in West Virginia.
 

Topics to be addressed include:

•    Vaccine Hesitancy
•    Adolescent Immunization
•    HPV and Cervical Cancer
•    Immunization Update for Pharmacists
•    Adult Immunization
•    Immunizations Across the lifespan

Accommodations:

A block of rooms is being held until May 20th at the Holiday Inn Express at a rate of $94 + tax per night for Immunization Summit attendees. Call 304-345-0600 to make a reservation using group code: IMM.
For more information please call (304) 397-4071.

 
For more information, please call (304) 397-4071
 
Sponsored by the


 
 
09/10/2013 : West Virginia Immunization Network  


The next WIN Steering Committee Meeting will be held on September 10, 2013. For more information about joining the Steering Committee, please contact the Program Manager.

09/19/2013 : Institute for Rural Health Improvement  




Annual Collaborative Meeting

Inaugural Annual Meeting September 19, 2013
Stonewall Resort & Conference Center


Please join us for this one day event that will serve as a tool for unleashing the energy and creativity of every employee to solve problems every day. The WV Values Collaborative helps organizations understand the difference between holding someone accountable for doing their job vs. creating a culture of ownership in which people do what needs to be done because they expect it of themselves.  Please click here for the Values Collaborative Meeting Agenda and here for the Registration Form.  Registrations must be received by August 19, 2013.


Healthcare Kaizen: Engaging Front-Line Staff in Sustainable Continuous Improvements
During this three hour workshop Mark Graban will coach senior leaders, managers and key front-line staff (who have the ability to lead within their workgroup) about Kaizen principles for continuous improvement. The workshop will involve lecture, discussions and an interactive simulation that demonstrates the practical Lean and Kaizen principles. Mark is the author of “Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety & Employee Engagement” and “Healthcare Kaizen: Engaging Front-Line Staff in Sustainable Continuous Improvements.”

The Importance of Values in Community Hospital’s Journey to Excellence
Community Hospital CEO Jim Ulrich will share his success story using the Twelve Core Action Values and how they are a part of Community Hospital’s comprehensive and systematic approach to crystallizing both personal and organizational values. Participants will learn strategies to internalize the Twelve Core Action Values into departmental goals and corporate culture and how the “Invisible Architecture” of core values, organizational culture, and emotional attitude impact clinical quality, patient satisfaction, employee engagement, and productivity.

Accountability ... Turn (limited) Resources into Results!
In this very personal presentation Liz Jazwiec will reveal the lessons she learned about becoming a leader in difficult times. The participants will benefit from her perspective of health care management and what guidance, mentoring and direction is needed from all leaders in order to achieve results even when resources are limited. Liz is the author of “Eat that Cookie” and “Hey Cupcake! We Are All Leaders.”



Continuing Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the CAMC Health Education and Research Institute and the Center for Rural Health Development, Inc.  The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute’s CME program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.
 
Physicians - The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Pharmacy - The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This knowledge based activity provides 7.5 contact hours UAN 0554-9999-13-036-L04-P.
 
Nurses- The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the West Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  This program has been approved for 7.5 contact hours (PO15-14-13574 WVBPN:01a)
 
Social Workers- CAMC Health Education and Research Institute is an approved provider of continuing education by the West Virginia Board of Social Work Examiners.  This program has been approved for 7.5 hours of social work credit.  Approval number #490045.
 
 

Lodging Options

A room block has been reserved until August 19th at Stonewall Resort at a rate of $125 per night plus tax and resort fee.  To reserve a room please call 304-269-7400 and mention the Values Collaborative Meeting.
 
A room block has also been reserved until August 18th at Holiday Inn Express in Weston at a rate of $105 per night plus tax.  To reserve a room please call 304-269-3550 and use code VCM.

09/24/2013 : The Center for Rural Health Development  

Board Meeting

Jackson Kelly, PLLC
500 Lee Street, East
Suite 1600
Charleston, WV  25301


Lunch to be served at 12 Noon.
Meeting will begin at 12:30PM and adjourn at 3PM
09/25/2013 : West Virginia Immunization Network  


The next Southern Regional WIN Coalition meeting will be held on September 25, 2013.

To join a regional WIN coalition, please contact the Program Manager.

10/01/2013 : West Virginia Immunization Network  


The next Northern Regional WIN Coalition meeting will be held on October 1, 2013.

To join a regional WIN coalition, please contact the Program Manager.

10/08/2013 : West Virginia Immunization Network  

Upcoming Quarterly Training

Topic: Implementing Meaningful Use

October 8, 2013, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy: Room 113
2300 MacCorkle Ave. SE, Charleston, WV 25304

Sponsored by: 

West Virginia Immunization Network (WIN)

Co-Sponsored by:

CAMC Health Education & Research Institute
and University of Charleston School of Pharmacy

Training Description

The shift from merely recording data in an electronic clinical record, to using it to improve the quality of care will be a major change in healthcare and will define for the clinician the reason for switching from paper-based to digital records.   This presentation will give the audience an overview of Meaningful Use, its purpose, how it can be implemented and how it will improve healthcare quality.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify at least 2 Meaningful Use Objectives;
  2. Describe the transformational stages of Meaningful Use;
  3. Discuss the changes necessary to make Meaningful Use work.

Agenda

  • 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm   Registration; Dinner served
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm   Presentation: Implementing Meaningful Use

Speakers:

  • Patty Ruddick, RN, MSN
  • Edward R. Sobel, DO

Registration

This event is free to attend, however participants must register by October  1, 2013.
Space is limited to the first 80 registrants.

To register, complete the registration form available here and return it by October 1st to Ginger Grose at:

The Center for Rural Health Development
75 Chase Drive
Hurricane, WV 25526
Fax: (304) 397-4076

About the Speakers

Patty Ruddick, RN, MSN
Director of Patient Safety, WVMI
Patty currently oversees WVMI’s role in the West Virginia Regional Health Information Technology Extension Center (WVRHITEC) project. She is directing staff responsible for helping 500 primary care providers implement electronic medical records and meet criteria for meaningful use.  Patty is also WVMI’s Director of Patient Safety where she has led a series of projects and grants, including an award-winning effort to use health care technology to improve care in West Virginia’s rural hospitals.  She has performed research and training in many areas of health care, including patient safety, rural health, health information technology, and privacy and security.

Edward R. Sobel, DO
Medical Director, Quality Insights of Delaware
Edward Sobel is a retired Senior Partner, Managing Director, and family physician at Family Practice Associates of Wilmington, Delaware.  He is the Medical Director of the Health Care Quality Improvement Program for Quality Insights of Delaware, the state Quality Improvement Organization as well as for the Delaware Regional Extension Center.  His areas of expertise include clinical quality improvement, evidence-based medicine, practice management and electronic medical records system implementation.  He received the 2011 Daniel A. Alvarez, MD Service Award from the Medical Society of Delaware for helping to implement over 1000 physicians on electronic medical records.  In December 2012, he was certified as a Clinician/Practitioner Consultant HIT Professional by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information.

Continuing Education

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essentials and standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of CAMC Health Education and Research Institute and the Center for Rural Health Development, Inc.
 
CREDIT HOUR STATEMENT
Physicians- The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Osteopathic Physicians- This program is accepted as Category 2-A credit by the AOA.  It is the responsibility of the participant to submit credit hours directly to the AOA. 
Nurses- CAMC Health Education and Research Institute is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by West Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited  approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This program has been approved for 2 contact hours - PO15-14-13632 WVBPN:01a.
Pharmacy- The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This application based activity provides 2 contact hours UAN 0554-9999-13-044-L04-P. To receive credit, participants must complete the sign-in sheet, attend each activity, complete the evaluation at the end of the activity.   Statements of Credit will be posted to the online NABP/ACPE CPE Monitor within six (6) weeks after the activity.
 

10/21/2013 - 10/23/2013 : The Center for Rural Health Development  

21st Annual West Virginia Rural Health Conference

The 21st Annual West Virginia Rural Health Conference commences on Monday, October 21, 2013, and it concludes on Wednesday, October 23, 2013.  A bounty of subjects on improving health care and the standards of living in West Virginia will be presented to attendees, participating students and health care professionals.  As usual, continuing medical education credits (CEU’s/CME’s) will be offered to those attending the various sessions that focus on health care implementation in rural areas.
 
This year, the conference will be held at the charming and scenic Stonewall Resort, located in Roanoke, West Virginia.  Stonewall features some of the most pleasant vistas in the Appalachian Mountains.  This four-diamond resort has a lakeside lodge and cottages, conference center, restaurants, complete fitness center, swimming pool and spa.  The signature 18-hole Arnold Palmer Golf Course is also located on the premises. 

For more information, please contact:
WV Department of Health & Human Resources
Bureau for Public Health
Office of Community Health Systems & Health Promotion
Division of Rural Health & Recruitment
350 Capitol Street, Room 515, 5-A-1
Charleston, WV  25301-3716

Main:  304-356-4252
Phone:  304-356-4197
Fax:  304-5581437
Email:  Drew.A.Evans@wv.gov

12/13/2013 - 12/14/2013 : Institute for Health Care Governance  


Intentional Governance:

Board Leadership for Tomorrow

Board Development Workshop

December 13 & 14, 2013
Holiday Inn & Suites,
South Charleston, WV

Friday, December 13th begins at 2:00 pm with dinner at 6:00pm

Saturday, December 14th begins at 8:00am and concludes at 11:30am

Registration:
• $50 for PIHN members
• $100 for non-members

OBJECTIVES:

By the end of the Workshop, participants will:

  • Gain insights, tools, and materials to enhance your understanding of governance best practices

  •  Develop a network of peers for the exchange of information and mutual support

  • Examine approaches, assumptions, questions, and practices regarding nonprofit governance

ACCOMMODATIONS:

Please call 304-744-4641 to make reservations at the Holiday Inn and Suites, 400 Second
Ave., Charleston, WV. Refer to block code: CRD to receive special room rate of $99 per night. Rooms will be released and no longer held for our group after November 21, 2013.  All guests receive a complimentary breakfast buffet.

☛ Registration due by November 22, 2013

Please click here for the Board Development Workshop Flyer and here for the Registration Form.

Offered by:





12/17/2013 : The Center for Rural Health Development  

The Center for Rural Health Development, Inc. Board Meeting & Christmas Luncheon

Summit Conference Center & Catering
129 Summers Street
Charlestion, WV

Board Meeting will be in the Paramount Room beginning at 9:30AM and adjourning at 12 Noon.

Our Annual Christmas Luncheon will be held in the Horizons Dining Room following the board meeting.  Luncheon is for Board Members and others by Invitation.

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