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2020 WSHA Summer eSymposium

August 6, 2020

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Leadership and resiliency: Navigation through and beyond COVID-19

WSHA is collaborating with our partner State Hospital Associations to offer a leadership and community engagement opportunity for hospital and health system leadership. Attendees will tackle topics such as safety culture, public health after COVID, health equity and more. The series will facilitate connection between leaders from across the national and Washington State health care industry. This summer series consists of six sessions, followed by live Q&A sessions and WSHA-facilitated discussion groups. Recordings of the sessions will also be available for participants.

Speaker sessions are scheduled for 10:00-11:00 a.m. PST, to be followed by Discussion Groups from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST.


Thursday, June 25, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST | Bite Size Coping During Times of Uncertainty

Discussion Group | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. facilitated by Darcy Jaffe, SVP, Safety & Quality, WSHA

Bryan Sexton | Safety Culture, Teamwork, and Workforce Resilience Expert

Stressed during uncertain times? If you, your staff or your colleagues are feeling particularly spent, it is probably because the level of emotional exhaustion in health care workers was already at an all-time-high before COVID-19, with one out of three people already meeting the criteria for burnout. In this enlightening and entertaining module, we will provide some perspective, hope, and simple strategies to try during tense times.

Thursday, July 9, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST | Update on Coronavirus: What’s Next and How to Plan**

Discussion Group | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. faciliated by Beth Zborowski, SVP, Member Engagement & Communications, WSHA

Marty Makary, MD | Johns Hopkins Surgeon and Professor of Health Policy

Dr. Makary, a leading public health expert at Johns Hopkins and Editor-in-Chief of MedPage Today, reviews the latest on the coronavirus and what organizations can do to prepare for the growing epidemic. Using plain English, he interprets the current data from overseas and U.S. studies projecting the impact in the U.S. Dr. Makary also reviews best practices of employee policies and how to adapt your business to deal with the epidemic in real-time.

Thank you to Incyte Diagnostics and Coverys for sponsoring this session!

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Thursday, July 23, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST | The Post-COVID Healthcare Landscape: Implications for Strategy

Discussion Group | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. facilitated by Matt Ellsworth, Executive Director, AWPHD

Jeff Goldsmith | President of Health Futures Inc.

What will the US health system look like post-COVID-19? Hospitals and health systems will be facing the financial aftereffects of a COVID related economic slowdown or recession. They will also have to deal with the political uncertainties created by the 2020 national election. Finally, they will face the continued threat of disruption of their existing businesses by new technologies and new competitors.  What are the most significant threats, and also opportunities, in this post-COVID landscape? How do health system boards and leadership set strategic priorities for this uncertain near term future?

Thank you to Incyte Diagnostics for sponsoring this session!

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Thursday, Aug. 6, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST | How Hospitals and Health Systems can Lead a “Quiet Revolution” for Healing During a Pandemic**

Discussion Group | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. facilitated by Jacqueline Barton True, VP, Rural Health Programs, WSHA

Dayna Bowen Matthew | Dean of George Washington University Law School

Dayna Bowen Matthew, JD, Ph.D., is the new Dean for George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC  and the former William L. Matheson and Robert M. Morgenthau Distinguished Professor of Law and the F. Palmer Weber Research Professor of Civil Liberties and Human Rights at the University of Virginia School of Law. She holds an appointment in the School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences, and as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow, worked on Capitol Hill, helping to address public health disparities for disadvantaged communities. Because of her great experience in this area, in her presentation Professor Matthew identifies the historic and contemporary role that health providers can play in increasing health equity.  In addition, she defines the need for health care equity during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the threats to health equity that have been heightened as a result of this challenging period.

Thank you to Collective Medical for sponsoring this session!

Collective Medical

Thursday, Aug. 20, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST | Win When: The 21st Century Challenges of Health Equity

Faciliated Discussion | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 pm by Michele Kulhanek, Director, Maternal-Infant Health Safe Deliveries Roadmap, WSHA

Dr. Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins | Award winning national journalist on the influence of race, racism and psychosocial stress within medicine.

Dr. Jenkins

From broken community partnerships to diminished funding, how do we overcome the 21st Century Challenges of Health Equity?  Dr. Jenkins motivates clinicians, researchers, and health care leaders to explore the role, recognition and remediation of inequity in medicine. This presentation teaches health care providers and biomedical researchers how to clinically confront the deadly “isms” that prevent quality care and public wellness. In addition, Dr. Jenkins will be addressing the important issues of systemic racism and unconscious/implicit bias and the impact that they will have on delivering quality care to all.

Thank you to Collective Medical and Qualivis for sponsoring this session!

Collective Medical

Thursday, Sept. 3, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST | The New Healthcare Ecosystem**

Facilitated Discussion | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 pm by Cassie Sauer, President & CEO, WSHA

Tom Koulopoulos | Chairman of Global Futures Think Tank The Delphi Group

What the COVID-19 crisis has made abundantly clear is that the current healthcare ecosystem is ill-prepared to deal with the type of healthcare needs that will be typical of the 21st Century. With an aging global demographic that will put more than half of the world’s population in the 60+ age group by 2060 the world’s real healthcare crisis has barely begun. The challenge isn’t advances in medicine, the threat of future pandemics, or our ability to develop new pharmaceuticals and therapies, but rather a healthcare ecosystem that pits payer against provider, forces gaming of the system, poorly orchestrated supply chains, and the enormous burden on providers to handle so many of the administrative aspects of healthcare. The best hope for healthcare is to rethink how to refocus every part of the healthcare ecosystem on what it is best at.

Thank you to Incyte Diagnostics and Coverys for sponsoring this session!

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**Session is eligible for WSHA Health Care Governance Education credit.

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