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12:00 - 5:00 PM   Registration and Vendors
12:30 - 12:45 PM   Welcoming Remarks
Carla Donnell, MSN, RN
Director of Patient Safety, Quality and Workforce
Kentucky Hospital Association
 12:45 - 1:45 PM   Reigniting Readmissions Reductions: Effective Strategies that Go Beyond the Hospital
Bruce Spurlock, MD
President and CEO
Cynosure Health
 1:45 - 2:30 PM   Public Health 3.0
Angela T. Dearinger, MD, MPH, FACP, FAAP
Assistant Dean of Graduate Medical Education
UK College of Medicine
2:30 - 3:15 PM   Overview of Maternal Mortality in Kentucky and Strategies for Change
Connie White, MD, MS, FACOG
Deputy Commissioner for Clinical Services
Kentucky Department for Public Health
3:15 - 3:30 PM   Break with Vendors
3:30 - 5:00 PM   Transitions of Care Interactive Discussion: Listening to Different Voices
Charlie Kendell, MPA
External Communications Liaison
Kentucky Hospital Association
5:00 PM   Conference Reception


7:30 - 8:15 AM   Registration and Breakfast with Vendors
8:15 - 8:30 AM   Welcoming Remarks
Harold "Bud" Warman, Jr., FACHE
Vice President of Member Services
Kentucky Hospital Association
8:30 - 9:30 AM   Radical Redesign
Thomas Evans, MD, FAAFP
President and CEO
Iowa Healthcare Collaborative
9:30 - 10:30 AM   Leading Your Hospital Through Quality Improvement Change - The Journey
Donna Meador, MSN, RN, CENP, CPHQ
10:30 - 11:00 AM   Break with Vendors
11:00 - 11:45 PM   The Journey Continues - Sustainability
Carla Donnell, MSN, RN
Director of Patient Safety, Quality and Workforce
Kentucky Hospital Association
11:45 - 1:15 PM   Lunch and Vendors
1:15 - 1:30 PM   Next Steps in Quality
Carla Donnell, MSN, RN
Director of Patient Safety, Quality and Workforce
Kentucky Hospital Association
1:30 - 1:45 PM   Kentucky Hospital Association's Sepsis Initiative
Deborah Campbell, RN-BC, MSN, CPHQ, T-CHEST, CCRN
Quality and Infection Prevention Improvement Advisor
Kentucky Hospital Association
1:45 - 2:15 PM   Break with Vendors
2:15 - 3:15 PM   Incorporating the Age-Friendly 4 M's Into Your Care
Donna Fick, PhD, GCNS-BS, FGSA, FAAN
Distinguished Professor - College of Nursing; Elouise Ross Eberly Professor of Nursing;
Professor - College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
Pennsylvania State University
3:15 - 4:15 PM   Strategies to Prevent Hospital-Onset Staphylococcus aureus Bloodstream Infections and an Ongoing Collaborative Implementing these Approaches
David Ham, MD, MPH
Medical Office, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Prevention and Response Branch, Antimicrobial Resistance Team
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
4:15 - 5:20 PM   Making the Case for Building Quality Improvement Expertise
Jennifer Coldren, MPH, CPXP
Consultant, Quality Improvement
Children's Hospital Association
5:20 PM   Conference Reception


8:00 - 8:30 AM   Registration and Breakfast with Vendors
8:45 - 9:00 AM   Welcoming Remarks
Carla Donnell, MSN, RN
9:00 - 9:45 AM   Strategies and Update of the Kentucky Opioid Response Effort (KORE) and the Statewide Opioid Stewardship Program
Allen Brenzel, MD, MBA
Office of the Commissioner, Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities
Cabinet for Health and Family Services
9:45 - 10:45 AM   Addiction Doesn't Discriminate, But Recovery Definitely Does: Alex's Story
Alex Elswick
Voices of Hope
10:45 - 11:00 AM   Break with Vendors
11:00 - 12:00 PM  

Transitions of Care: It's More than Just Medication Reconciliation
Amy Perpich, PharmD, BCPS
Pharmacy Clinical Manager
Norton Healthcare

Cathy Hanna, PharmD
Director of Education and Research
American Pharmacy Services Corporation

12:00 - 1:15 PM  

Lunch and Vendors

Forgiveness Project

1:15 - 2:15 PM  

Outpatient Antimicrobial Stewardship and Quality Improvement: A Perfect Match!
Navjyot Vidwan, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Medicine
Norton Children's Hospital/University of Louisville

Julianne Green, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infections Diseases
University of Louisville

2:15 - 3:15 PM  

Pharmacist Interventions to Promote Patient Adherence for Long-Term Antibiotic Infusion Therapy
Angela Gibson, PharmD, MBA
Director of Pharmacy
Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center

Implementation of an Antimicrobial Stewardship Newsletter: Staff Education and Antimicrobial Use Reporting
Frieda Hutchins, Pharm D
Clinical Pharmacist/MTM Pharmacist
Hardin Memorial Health

Assessing the Impact of Molecular Testing on Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Treatment of Pneumonia
Megan Hull, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident
CHI Saint Joseph Health

3:15 - 3:30 PM   Closing Remarks