Barron, McCannon Featured at Leadership Summit at THA Annual Meeting

The THA leadership summit will feature Ridley Barron, a patient safety advocate who will talk about how every ½ second counts; Joseph McCannon, senior advisor to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator, who will discuss hospital-acquired conditions and preventable readmissions; and a Tennessee showcase of best practices from across the state. The leadership summit will be held October 30, during THA's annual meeting at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville.

CEOs, chief operating officers, chief nursing officers, quality and patient safety directors, risk managers and other individuals involved in their hospital's patient safety and quality programs and services are strongly encouraged to register to attend this meeting.

NBC News Correspondent Lisa Myers will be the keynote speaker during the THA annual meeting, which will be held October 30-November 1. She is going to discuss the 2012 election and beyond at the opening general assembly on October 31.

Maureen Swan, principal, MedTrend, Inc., will talk about developing a high performing board at the THA trustee education and awards luncheon on October 31.

Diana Smalley, American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) chairman-elect, will talk about healthcare leadership at the ACHE breakfast.

David Rubenstein, a retired major general, Army Medical Department, will discuss healthcare leadership during a THA education session on October 31. Another THA education session on November 1 will focus on performance in the new healthcare economy and speakers will include Marlin Chapman, Nissan North America; Jennifer Wortham, Institute for Performance Excellence; Douglas Gunderson, UCLA Santa Monica Hospital; and Matthew Brown, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville.

Brian Boyle, author and ironman competitor, will talk about triumphing against the odds at the THA membership luncheon on November 1.

Maureen Swan also will speak at the THA executive leadership session on October 30, which is designed for CEOs, board members and other executives. She will talk about healthcare trends every executive should know.

The ACHE category 1 education session will focus on the 12 variables for sustaining organizational success with Thomas Atchison, EdD, Atchison Consulting, LLC.

Hotel rooms are available by calling 888-777-6779 and referring to group code "A-THA12" or group name "2012 Tennessee Hospital Association annual meeting." Individuals also can click here to reserve a room online.

For a copy of the annual meeting brochure, click on 2012 THA annual meeting brochure. Registration information also is available at www.tha.com. Questions should be directed to Lisa Wright at THA, 615-401-7433, lwright@tha.com.


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