NueHealth Annual Leadership Conference Brings Facilities Together for Insights and ConnectionsOctober 18, 2018 / NueHealth Marketing
NueHealth recently brought ASC administrators and hospital CEOs together with NueHealth leadership at its annual Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The conference provides an opportunity for both facility leadership and NueHealth leadership to collaborate and hear the same important topics and information regarding current industry trends that directly affect our business. Attendees have the opportunity to ask questions, engage in discussions, and collaborate on further business improvements.
The conference agenda was created to specifically address current key industry topics. Keynote speaker Megan Clark, Managing Director of Advisory Board, delivered a “State of the Union” overview focused on disruption, competition, and cost pressure. This informative and engaging address laid the groundwork for discussion and innovation during the rest of the conference, which included a NueHealth Corporate Strategy Panel featuring NueHealth CEO Dan Tasset, NueHealth President and COO Jon Friesen, NueHealth Executive Chairman John Palumbo, and ValueHealth CEO Carl King. Opportunities for social interaction and networking were peppered throughout the conference, including a river cruise that gave attendees a unique view of beautiful San Antonio. As an accredited Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) provider, NueHealth was also able to provide 8.75 CNE hours.
“The conference is critical not only for keeping our teams up-to-date, but also for allowing the corporate office team time to build stronger and deeper relationships,” said Vickie Sanders, SVP of Business Operations at NueHealth. “It’s a time to celebrate the importance of administrators and CEOs in helping to build success not only within their own facilities, but also for NueHealth.”
One of the most-anticipated parts of the conference is the Centers of Excellence Awards, which were presented this year by NueHealth EVPs Andrea Kingsley and Julie Stumberg. Both facilities and individuals were recognized for a variety of accomplishments, including:
- Excellent Patient Satisfaction Score (Patient satisfaction scores are based on data collected from independent sources and patient surveys.)
- Achieved Top Decile National Rank Scores 3 Years in a Row
- Highest Employee Engagement (Employee engagement scores are determined by an independent group of corporate psychologists and management consultants.)
- Highest Physician Engagement (Physician engagement is based on partner and physician satisfaction survey scores.)
- Most Improved Physician Satisfaction (Physician satisfaction is based on partner and physician satisfaction survey scores.)
- Most Improved Top Line Revenue (Award is determined by the largest percentage increase in net revenue year over year.)
- Most Improved Profit Margin (Award is determined by the largest percentage increase in profit margin year over year.)
- Most Improved Salary and Productivity (Award is determined by year over year decrease in SWB as a percentage of net revenue.)
- Most Improved Supplies and Implant Costs (Award is determined by year over year decrease in supplies and implants as a percentage of net revenue.)
NueHealth also announced this year’s recipients of the Candace Grantham and Joseph DeMarco Scholarship Awards, which were created to honor two NueHealth administrators who passed too soon. Each of two $2,500 scholarships are awarded to staff and staff dependents at NueHealth or a NueHealth managed and owned facility who meet highly competitive criteria, including being accepted into an accredited healthcare program or declared degree/certification in healthcare, maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale, and carrying a certain number of credit hours per semester (three for employees and nine for dependents).
This year’s recipients were Halie Lige, the daughter of admittance/registration clerk Brandy Schmidt, and Virginia Snyder, a registered OR nurse planning to study healthcare management. Recipients were chosen from 12 qualified applicants from various NueHealth surgery centers and hospitals.
Applicants were asked to provide the selection committee with a current resume and application form, two letters of recommendation, and a 250-word essay explaining their aspirations and goals and the importance of scholarship assistance in achieving those goals.
Conference planning for next year’s Administrators Conference is already underway, and we look forward to seeing everyone in 2019!