MS Healthcare Executives 2018 Winter Education

MS Healthcare Executives 2018 Winter Education
The Mississippi Healthcare Executives, an independent chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives, will hold its winter meeting on February 8-9, 2018. The program is outlined below.

February 8 and 9, 2018
Mississippi Hospital Association
Madison, Mississippi

The MS Healthcare Executives Chapter 2018 Winter event is planned for February 8 and 9, 2018.  It will be held at the MHA Conference Center, 116 Woodgreen Crossing, Madison, Mississippi.  Two approved F2F panels will be presented plus much more!   Register Today!

Korky von Kessel, Keynote Speaker
Korky von Kessel is a Senior Vice President for LifeWings and has over 25 years of experience in aviation. A TeamSTEPPSTM Master Trainer and dedicated facilitator with a vast amount of experience in Lean and  CRM-based patient safety programs, Korky has provided program implementation for several clients including Vanderbilt University Medical Center, University of New Mexico Hospitals, Oakwood Healthcare Systems, Miami Children’s Hospital, Vassar Brothers, and University of Texas Medical Branch.

Two Templates to Be Presented: 
Closing the Gaps in Patient Care Plans: Executive Roles

Preventable patient harm in five of the largest hospitals in one county of southeast Texas exceeded $235M (2015-16) with significant unfavorable impact on operating margins. In the quest to improve healthcare, increasing attention is being paid to gaining control over quality by making care safe, effective, timely and centered on patient needs. The complexity of healthcare delivery can benefit from the care team having access to real-time insights into patient safety threats/risks to prevent adverse events before they occur. Incorporating predictive risk management technology into the care plan can be an effective means for preventing harm. Hospital leadership must create an environment that invites and enables care teams to succeed through the application of High Reliability Organization (HRO) principles.

Integrating Acute to Post Acute Care Settings: Where Do We Go From Here?
Management of populations of patients through integrated post acute care models can not be done by a simple referral. As our populations change, so must the delivery of healthcare services along the care continuum. Acute Care Hospitals are faced with ever more regulatory requirements and expanding financial penalties all in an effort to elevate the Standard of Care across the healthcare system on a national scale. These regulatory requirements and the corresponding financial penalties are not new phenomena. Most hospitals aggressively develop performance improvement plans that center on the resolution of these deficits for minimization of potential financial exposure. We are now in a new wave of financial penalties to Acute Care Hospitals with the Medicare payment reductions for returns to acute within 30 days of discharge.

FACHE Exam Prep Session will be held February 8.  There is no cost to attend this prepatory class for the Board of Governor's Exam.  

The Chapter will hold its annual reception the evening of February 8, 5:30-6:30 pm at the MHA facility.  This is an excellent opportunity for you to network with your peers from around the state. 

Questions?  Please call Candy Brown at 601-368-3214.

Registration Fees: MS Healthcare Executive may register at $175 / person. All others: $350. Registration is online. You must have a log-on and password for MHA's website in order to register. 

AGENDA:  Thursday, February 8, 2018

10:30 a.m.

MS Healthcare Executives Board Meeting Board Members Only Please

12:00 p.m.

Lunch provided 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. attendees invited

1:00 p.m.

FACHE Exam Prep Session including Audience Discussion and Q&A

Moderator: Peyton Warrington, FACHE, Assistant Administrator

Baptist Memorial Hospital--North Mississippi, Oxford


  • William Daryle “W.D.” Heath, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer, Regency Hospital of Hattiesburg, Jackson, MS
  • Alfred D. Faulk, III, FACHE, Director, IT Healthcare Ops, University Hospitals and Health System, Jackson, MS
  • J. Michael Parnell, MSN, RN, FACHE, Director of Network Strategies,                UnitedHealthcare Community Plan, Ridgeland, MS 

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.



MS Healthcare Executives Reception-MHA

All chapter members plus registered sponsors invited to attend the reception


AGENDA:  Friday, February 9, 2018

8:30 a.m.

Registration with light refreshment provided

8:45 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions Chandler A. Ewing, FACHE, CPA - Chapter President

9:00 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Korky von Kessel, LifeWings

10:20 a.m.


10:30 a.m.

Template 91: Closing the Gaps in Patient Care Plan: Executive Roles in Engaging Care Teams to Improve Patient Safety, Quality of Care, and Operating Margins

Moderator: Korky von Kessel, LifeWings

Panelists: Robert Peltier, M.D., CMO North Oaks Health System, Hammond, LA

Theresa Horne, CNO, St. Dominic’s Hospital, Jackson, MS

12:00 a.m.

1:30 p.m.


Chapter Business Session with Financial Report

Presentation Board Appreciation

Sponsor Presentation

1:40 p.m.

Template 62: Integrating Acute to Post Acute Care Settings: Where Do We Go From Here?

Moderator: Christopher L. Morgan, FACHE, CEO, Healthcare Strategies, LLC

Panelists: John O’Keefe, FACHE, CEO, Select Specialty Hospital of Gulfport, MS

Gregory S. Oden, M.D., CMO, Merit Health Systems, Jackson, MS

Wayne Walters, CAH Management Services, Hattiesburg, MS

3:10 p.m.

Q&A / Evaluation Completion & Return / Adjourn




2/8/2018 9:00 AM - 2/9/2018 3:00 PM
116 Woodgreen Crossing
Madison, MS 39110 United States



Thursday, 08 February 2018

2/8/2018 12:00 PM - 2/9/2018 3:00 PM
12:00 PM
2/8/2018 12:00 PM - 2/9/2018 3:00 PM
12:00 PM

Friday, 09 February 2018

Sponsors may set up in the hallway adjacent to the meeting. Sponsors will not present formally to the audience.
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM
Students are encouraged to attend the chapter program at a $25 registration fee.
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM

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