Schedule at a Glance

Sunday, February 13
2:00 – 5:00 pmWorkshop
3:00 – 5:00 pmPick-Up Your Badge Reception
Monday, February 14
6:30 am – 6:00 pmRegistration Open
7:30 – 8:15 amNetworking Breakfast –sponsored by Preftech
8:30 – 9:30 amOpening Keynote
9:30 – 10:00 amNetworking with Exhibitors
10:00 – 11:00 amConcurrent Breakout Sessions

[Finance] Managing Cost of Surgical Care: Unforeseen Opportunities Caring for Patients Amid a Pandemic

Speakers:
Rebecca McKenzie, DNP, MBA, MSN, RN       
Assistant VP Perioperative Services   
Duke University Hospital        
 
Kathleen Ulrich, MS, BSN, RN, NEA-BC
Assistant VP Nursing Perioperative Services
Duke University Health System
[Supply Management] Tame the Beast: Right-Size Your Surgical Supply Inventory

Speakers:
Brooke Mullett
Senior Director of Operations for Perioperative and Surgical Services
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
 
Ash Crowe
Project Manager
St. Onge Company
11:15 am – 12:15 pmConcurrent Breakout Sessions

[Performance Improvement] Organize the Chaos and Make Room for Process Improvement and Professional Growth

Speakers:
Stephanie Casanova, Director, Procedural Business Services
Massachusetts General Hospital
 
Meaghan Gray, Senior Director, Central Sterile Processing & Supply
Massachusetts General Hospital
[Data Analytics] Implementing A Digital Solution To Automate Pre-Surgical Screening and Drive Patient Engagement

Speaker:
Jennifer Hoffarth, MSN, RN
Program Manager, Regional Survey Program
Providence Health & Services – Oregon
12:30 – 1:30 pmKeynote Luncheon – sponsored by LeanTaaS
1:30 – 2:30 pmDessert, Coffee and Networking with Exhibitors
2:30 – 3:30 pmConcurrent Breakout Sessions

[Operations] The Goldilocks of Staffing Models: How to Assess Staffing Needs for Current or Future Volume

Speakers:
Randi Hissom  MBA    
Administrative Director, Operative Services 
UCLA Health   
 
Madeline Tuller
Analytics Manager                    
UCLA Health
[Supply Management] Mind the Gap: Using Technology to Improve Communication and Manage Change

Speakers:
Meaghan Gray, Senior Director, Central Sterile Processing & Supply
Massachusetts General Hospital
 
Adrienne Santer, MPH             
Project Manager         
Massachusetts General Hospital
3:30 – 4:00 pmNetworking Event with Exhibitors
4:00 – 5:00 pmPitchers and Pitches Vendor Shoot Out
5:00 – 6:30 pmWelcome Reception
Tuesday, February 15
7:30 am – 5:00 pmRegistration Open
8:00 – 9:30 amSponsored Keynote Breakfast
9:30 – 10:15 amNetworking with Exhibitors
10:15 – 11:15 amConcurrent Breakout Sessions

[Performance Improvement] Duel Ten Commandments – Rules of Engagement for Strengthening Interdisciplinary Partnerships

Speaker:
Robin Kaufman, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, NEA-BC
Associate Chief Nurse, Perianesthesia, Procedural and Ambulatory Services            
Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital
[Data Analytics] Case Duration Predictive Model Implementation

Speakers:
Lydia VanZalen, MBA 
Program Director        
Northwestern Memorial Hospital      
 
Gavin Blyth, MSc
Analytics Consultant  
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
11:30 am – 12:30 pmConcurrent Breakout Sessions

[Performance Improvement] Partners of Integration and Communication in a Multi-faceted Network

Speakers:
Alexandre Warman, M.B.A
Administrator – Perioperative Business Services
Lehigh Valley Health Network
 
Janeen Quanstrom, MBA        
Senior Perioperative Business Analyst            
Lehigh Valley Health Network


[Operations] Perioperative Preceptor Development: Journey of a STAR

Speakers:
Dr John Rich Randall   Levine, DNP, MSN, MHA, MPA, RN, APRN, NEA-BC        
Learning and Development Executive             
CHI Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center 
 
Rena Sebesta, BSN-RN, CNOR
CHI Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center 
12:45 – 1:45 pmKeynote Luncheon – sponsored by Qventus
1:45 – 3:00 pmDessert, Coffee, Networking with Exhibitors
3:00 – 4:00 pmConcurrent Breakout Sessions

[Finance] The Financial Implications of Unprofessional Behavior in the OR

Speaker:
Lynn E. Webb, PhD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
[Performance Improvement] No Unicorns in the Operating Room

Speaker:
Craig Wilburn
Sterile Processing Manager
The Medical Center of Aurora
4:15 – 5:15 pmConcurrent Breakout Sessions

[Operations] OR “Black Box” Technology: Implementing an Innovating QI Project to Enhance Culture of Safety

Speakers:
Rebecca McKenzie, DNP, MBA, MSN, RN       
Assistant VP Perioperative Services   
Duke University Hospital        
 
Kathleen Ulrich, MS, BSN, RN, NEA-BC
Assistant VP Perioperative Services                 
Duke University Health System
[Finance] Partnering with Finance to Align Billing with OR Resource Intensity

Speakers:
Katherine Tecci, MBA
Director, Business Operations
Boston Children’s Hospital

Elvira Pentella, RN, CPC
Boston Children’s Hospital
5:30 – 6:30 pmOffsite Networking Events
Wednesday, February 16
8:00 am – 12:00pmRegistration Open
8:30 – 9:45 amSponsored Keynote Breakfast
10:00 – 11:00 amConcurrent Breakout Sessions

[Operations} Herding Vendors and All the Trays They Carry With Them

Colleen Giggey, MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC
Senior Clinical Director Perioperative Services
HonorHealth Thompson Peak and Sonoran Medical Centers
[Operations] Strategies to Successfully Prepare and Survive a CMS Survey

Speaker:
Becky Zeigler-Otis, MHA, CASC, CHC, CPHQ, RHIA
Director of Operations/Revenue Cycle
Ambulatory Surgical Center of Stevens Point
11:15 am – 12:00 pmClosing Keynote
12:00 pmConference Concludes

Breakout Session Categories

Large amounts of data can be overwhelming and not always have a clear path for improvement. Learn how to leverage analytics to sustain productivity, reduce costs and grow new service lines in the Data & Analytics Track.

The Finance Track focuses on the bottom line of your facility. Discover how to balance costs with operational improvements, staffing and make room for improvement budgeting.

Providing excellent healthcare requires an excellent team. Learn from the experts about how to engage staff at all levels to improve consistency of using best practices and prevent nurse burnout in the Operations Track.

The Performance Improvement Track tackles using new tools that are constantly working to improve the OR. Discover how to properly integrate new technology to benefit your facility.

The Supply Management Track delves into matching supply with demand. Find out how data transparency and the use of the right technology can drive efficiencies and cost savings.