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Campaign For Quality

The Mohawk Valley Health System’s (MVHS) annual Campaign For Quality (CFQ) promises to provide a new perspective on the ever-changing healthcare industry.

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Thursday, October 11
Dinner and a Humorous Look at Healthcare, Delta Hotels by Marriott Utica

Friday, October 12
Conference Keynotes and Presentations, Hamilton College

The Mohawk Valley Health System’s (MVHS) 2018 Campaign For Quality (CFQ) promises to provide a new perspective on the ever-changing healthcare industry. This popular educational event, celebrating its 17th anniversary, features international, national and local experts presenting on current trends in healthcare, patient experiences, population health topics and patient safety initiatives.

CFQ will be held at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, on Friday, October 12, 2018, and is free to attend. A special evening presentation and dinner will be held on Thursday, October 11, at Delta Hotels by Marriott Utica.

Trisha Meili kicks off CFQ on Friday at Hamilton College. For years Meili was known to the world as The Central Park Jogger. Her amazing story of survival and recovery was detailed in her best-selling memoir I Am The Central Park Jogger: A Story of Hope and Possibility. Trisha’s story is not of an attack, but rather, one of healing. The horror of her attack brought an outpouring of support and love from her family, friends, healthcare workers, co-workers and strangers.

The conference also features Bryan Sexton, PhD. Sexton specializes in organizational assessment, teamwork, survey development and quantitative methods. He spends his time teaching, mentoring, conducting research, and finding practical ways of getting busy caregivers to do the right thing, by making it the easy thing to do. His research instruments have been used around the world in over 3000 hospitals, in 30 countries.

The conference offers nine presentations in total, including topics on: palliative care, robotics and NSQIP, TeamSTEPPS, team training, high reliability, AFib treatments, teamwork, accountability and more.

“Providers, healthcare workers and anyone concerned about his or her health, or the health of loved ones in general, should make time to attend Campaign For Quality. You have everything to gain,” said Scott Perra, FACHE, president/CEO of MVHS. “This educational series brings together incredible speakers with years of experience on various topics that affect all of us. You’d expect to see these renowned speakers in large cities or major academic healthcare institutes, however, the 2018 CFQ is bringing all of them right to our community. Even if you can only attend part of this amazing conference, you will come away with a better understanding of healthcare.”

Target Audience

This free educational event is open to employees, medical staff and volunteers from hospitals across New York State, as well as the general public. In 2017, more than 500 physicians, healthcare workers, students and community members were in attendance with more than 50 hospitals and healthcare organizations across New York State represented at CFQ.

2018 Keynote Speakers

Bryan Sexton – Motivational Speaker

Dr. Sexton has captured the wisdom of front-line caregivers through rigorous assessments of safety culture, teamwork and workforce resilience. His research instruments have been used around the world in more than 3,000 hospitals, in 30 countries. With specializations in organizational assessment, teamwork, survey development and quantitative methods, he spends his time teaching, mentoring, conducting research and finding practical ways of getting busy caregivers to do the right thing, by making it the easy thing to do.

Trisha Meili – Central Park Jogger, Motivational Speaker

For years Trisha Meili was known to the world as The Central Park Jogger. Her amazing story of survival and recovery was detailed in her best-selling memoir I Am The Central Park Jogger: A Story of Hope and Possibility. Trisha’s story is not of an attack, but rather, one of healing. The horror of her attack brought an outpouring of support and love from her family, friends, healthcare workers, co-workers and strangers.

2018 Learning Objectives

  • Improve patient experience reflected in a 10 percent improvement in HCAHPS scores.
  • 10 percent improvement in sepsis related mortality via standard protocols.
  • Each manager will conduct two safety-oriented discussion/month in their clinical areas.

CFQ Committee Members

Marianne Baker, MS, RN, CCM, CPHQ – Mohawk Valley Health System
John Forbes - Mohawk Valley Health System
Denise M. Jaskolka, BS – Mohawk Valley Health System
Paul Rubsamen, BA, MSOD – Mohawk Valley Health System
Timothy Shoen, MD ­– St. Mary’s Healthcare (retired)
Kelly Sperling – Mohawk Valley Health System
Derrick Suehs, Ed.D. – Mohawk Valley Health System
Michael F. Trevisani, MD – Mohawk Valley Health System
Colette Wilk, MSN, RN – Mohawk Valley Health System
Eric Yoss, MD, FCCP - Mohawk Valley Health System