April 2002

National Leadership Conference Offers Full Agenda

Catholic Health Initiatives’ leaders to meet September 17—19 in Kentucky

Leaders from across Catholic Health Initiatives will focus on clinical excellence from a holistic perspective when they gather for the 2002 National Leadership Conference at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, Ky., September 17—19. Market-based board, executive and physician leaders are invited to attend the conference. The keynote address will be delivered by Deborah Prothrow-Stith, MD, associate dean for faculty development and director and professor of public health practice at Harvard Medical School. She will speak on "Creating Healthier Communities: The Role of the Health Care Leader." General session speakers will include:
  • Myles Sheehan, SJ, MD, senior associate dean of the education program and associate professor at the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University of Chicago, on "Innovation and Hope in Clinical Care."
  • Linda Aiken, RN, PhD, trustee professor of nursing and professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, on "Workplace Innovation: Key to Nurse Retention and Clinical Excellence."
  • Philip Reilly, MD, JD, chief executive officer of Interleuken Genetics, Inc., on "The Basics of Human Genetics" and "The Human Genome Project and Its Implications for the Future."
  • Attendees will also be able to choose from a variety of concurrent sessions that will provide opportunities for dialog on leading practices that advance Catholic Health Initiatives’ core strategies of quality, people, growth and performance.
There will be time to meet and talk with colleagues during several shared meals, including Wednesday night’s banquet. Political humorist Mark Russell will provide thought-provoking entertainment. Conference attendees are also invited to enjoy a continental breakfast and tour of the Catholic Health Initiatives Northern Kentucky Office on Friday morning, September 20. The registration deadline for the conference is September 1. Attendees can receive a discount of $50 off the registration fee of $375 by registering before June 30. For more information, contact Diana Bader, OP, senior vice president of mission, at dianabader@chi-national.org or 303/383-2676.