2021 IHA Small & Rural Hospitals Annual Meeting – June 23-24

Time: 9:00 AM

Location:

June 23: 9 am to 4 pm

June 24: 8 am to 12:15 pm

Webinars

Registration:

Individual registration: $195/person
Hospital registration:: $495/organization

An Individual registration will register one attendee for the program.

NEW: The Hospital registration option allows you to register an unlimited number of attendees from your hospital. Please note this rate is not applicable to attendees across a hospital system.

Registration is open only to IHA member hospitals and health systems and Event Sponsors.

Register Online

Healthcare does not exist in a vacuum: The pandemic proved that the most global events can touch the most remote communities. Your organizations rose to the challenge and served your communities with tenacity and heart. Now, we set our gaze on what comes next: Enhancing operations and achieving healthier communities. With a novel, compassionate approach, we can increase access to care for everyone, regardless of race or occupation.

Your action planning starts at IHA’s first signature event of the year, the 2021 Small & Rural Hospitals Annual Meeting. Join us live from the comfort of your desk—no travel needed!—for one-and-half days of innovative programing focused on Moving Healthy Ahead.

Agenda

Wednesday, June 23

9 am: Welcome
Kendra Taylor, President & CEO, Salem Township Hospital
Chair, IHA Small & Rural Hospitals Steering Committee
Karen Teitelbaum, President & CEO, Sinai Health System
Chair, IHA Board of Trustees
 
President’s Address
A.J. Wilhelmi, President & CEO, IHA

9:35 am: Returning to New: Leading Your People and Communities to a Better Future
Craig Deao, MHA, Managing Director and Speaker, Huron Consulting

11:05 am: Break

11:20 am: Breakout Sessions

Roundtable Discussion: Diversifying Your Board
Moderated by Abby Radcliffe, Director, Small & Rural Hospital Constituency Section, IHA

IHA Initiatives Advancing Health Equity & Quality Improvement
Adam Kohlrus, MS, CPHQ, CPPS, Assistant Vice President, Quality, Safety and Policy, Institute for Innovations in Care and Quality, IHA

11:50 am: Lunch Break

12:50 pm: When Good Intentions Aren’t Enough: How Unconscious Bias Harms Patients Despite Our Intentions
Gloria Goins, Former Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Bon Secours Mercy Health

1:50 pm: Break

2:05 pm: Hospital Panel: Illinois Small & Rural Hospitals Addressing Health Disparities
Moderated by Ted Rogalski, Administrator, Genesis Medical Center, Aledo

3:05 pm: Break

3:20 pm: IHA State and Federal Advocacy Update
David Gross, Senior Vice President, Government Relations, IHA
Sarah Macchiarola, Vice President, Federal Government Relations, IHA

Thursday, June 24

8 am: Reimagining Your Behavioral Health Program
Heather Hintz, M.Ed., LMHC, Director of Behavioral Health, Carle Foundation Hospital

9 am: Break

9:15 am: Breakout Sessions
                       
Mental Health on the Farm
Amy Rademaker, Rural Health and Farm Safety Program Coordinator, Carle Center for Rural Health & Farm Safety, Carle Foundation Hospital
Josie Rudolphi, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tips and Tricks to Maximize Your Telehealth Program
Session sponsored by Sound Physicians
Brian Carpenter, MD, SFHM, National Medical Director, Sound Telemedicine, Sound Physicians
Stephen M Ward, MD, Chief Medical Director, Telemedicine, Sound Physicians

9:45 am: Break

10 am: Panel Discussion: The Rising Role of Telehealth in Small & Rural Hospitals
Moderated by Laura Hepp Kessel, Director of Telehealth Services, SIU School of Medicine

11 am: Break

11:15 am: Thriving Through Change: Choosing Resilience
Wayne Sotile, PhD, Founder, Center for Physician Resilience and Sotile Center for
Resilience, and Author

Speakers

Brian Carpenter, MD, SFHM, National Medical Director, Sound Telemedicine, Sound Physicians
Dr. Carpenter has a proven record of success in hospital medicine leadership, administration and physician development technology. Prior to joining Sound Physicians in 2017, he was a hospitalist and hospital medicine chief at various healthcare providers in Maryland. As regional medical director for Sound Hospital Medicine, Dr. Carpenter developed and piloted many innovative programs to reduce readmissions and improve patient outcomes. In 2018, he helped launch Sound Telemedicine, which now includes acute and post-acute programs in nearly 100 facilities nationwide. He is a senior fellow of the Society of Hospital Medicine.

Craig Deao, MHA, Managing Director and Speaker, Huron Consulting
As a senior leader at Huron, Deao works with healthcare executives to create highly reliable organizations where employees want to work, physicians and nurses want to practice, and patients want to receive care. A highly regarded national speaker on leadership, engagement, quality and patient safety, Deao serves on the quality committee of a health system in Pensacola, Florida.

Gloria Goins, Former Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Bon Secours Mercy Health
Goins is the former Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Bon Secours Mercy Health System in Cincinnati, Ohio, the fifth largest Catholic health system. Under her leadership, Bon Secours was recognized as one of the 10 best healthcare systems three years in a row. Becker’s Hospital Review named Goins one of the 15 chief diversity officers to know in healthcare and she was previously the first Chief Diversity Officer at The Home Depot. Goins currently teaches at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Heather Hintz, M.Ed., LMHC, Director of Behavioral Health, Carle Foundation Hospital
A therapist by trade, Hintz has provided clinical care, leadership and change strategies to patients and organizations in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Connecticut. She possesses a broad range of experience in creating operational systems that ensure excellent patient care in for-profit and not-for-profit behavioral healthcare settings.

Amy Rademaker, Rural Health & Farm Safety Program Coordinator, Carle Foundation Hospital.
With nearly 20 years devoted to providing rural health and farm safety education, Rademaker focuses on solutions to help farmers, their families and employees prevent accidents, unintended injuries and deaths. She has conducted over 75 Progressive Ag Safety Days—more than any other coordinator in program history—and hundreds of other outreach programs focused mainly on prevention but also on rescue and treatment. Rademaker is recognized nationally as a leading expert in community-based agricultural safety programs. She has received numerous awards and accolades including the 2017 Practitioner Achievement Award from the International Society of Agricultural Safety.

Josie Rudolphi, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rudolphi currently serves as an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist for the university’s Agricultural Safety and Health in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. She has educational training in occupational and environmental safety and health with a specific focus in agricultural safety and health. Rudolphi’s research and outreach target farm stress and mental health of agricultural producers in the Midwest and child agricultural injury prevention. She’s also a board member for the National Association of Rural Mental Health and Progressive Agriculture Foundation, as well as a fellow with the National Rural Health Association. 

Wayne Sotile, PhD, Founder, Center for Physician Resilience and Sotile Center for
Resilience, and Author
A pioneer in the fields of health psychology, resilience, and work-life balance for high performing people, Sotile is one the world’s most seasoned clinicians specializing in life coaching for physicians. He has been invited to speak at more than 9,000 events for health professionals, including the American Medical Association Leadership Conference and the American Academy of Medical Administrators. He is an Approved Supervisor in the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and a Fellow in the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

Stephen M Ward, MD, Chief Medical Director, Telemedicine, Sound Physicians
A graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Dr. Ward served as a Lieutenant in the Coast Guard for five years before pursuing a career in medicine. He received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and holds a board certification in Internal Medicine. Dr. Ward has spent the last 10 years working as both a hospitalist and primary care physician. Since joining Sound Physicians in 2019 he has been instrumental in the successful deployment of tele-hospitalist programs across the country, including the rapid launch of a 100% dedicated COVID-19 hospital in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area.