Learn with Peers in an Interactive Environment

May 30, 2019 | The Henry, Dearborn

This full-day event will focus on simulation and tracer education. Tracers are individualized visits within a hospital that utilize a walk-through process, from the patient’s arrival to discharge, to better understand delivery of care methods and provide insight on opportunities to improve within the continuum of care. Simulation education engages healthcare professionals and allows them to think critically with hands-on, interactive and scenario-based training that gives an understanding of care required based on the patient’s needs. Both trainings are facilitated by subject matter experts who provide up-to-date knowledge around best practices in delivery of care.

Workshop attendees will hear from the subject matter experts and acquire knowledge, skills and abilities to share with colleagues as well as apply to real-life situations within their organization.


7:30 – 8:30 a.m.               
Registration, Breakfast and Exhibitors

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Brittany Bogan, FACHE, CPPS, senior vice president of safety & quality, MHA; executive director, MHA Keystone Center

8:45 – 9:30 a.m.
Implementation Excellence
Jeff Vlasic, MD, MS, CM&AA, managing partner, Vlasic & Roth LLC, Northville

9:30 – 10 a.m.
Sepsis Tracers
Pat Posa, BSN, MSA, RN, system performance improvement leader, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor

10 – 10:30 a.m.
Break and Exhibitors

10:30 – 11 a.m.
Introduction to Simulations

11 a.m. – Noon
How Real is Real Enough? Leveraging Low-Fidelity/Low Cost Healthcare Simulation
Lisa Barker, MD, director of education, Jump Simulation, Peoria, IL

Noon – 1 p.m.
Lunch and Exhibitors

1 – 2 p.m.
Sepsis Simulations
Emily McKinney, sepsis coordinator, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor

2 – 2:15 p.m.
Break and Exhibitors

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.

  • Moderated by Pat Posa, BSN, MSA, RN
  • Bruno DiGiovine, MD, MPH, division head of medical specialties, IHA; chair of Pulmonary and Critical Care Clinical Excellence Council, Trinity Health, Livonia
  • Carolyn Hoy, sepsis reduction coordinator, Dickinson County Healthcare System, Iron Mountain
  • Claudia Orth, RN, sepsis coordinator, Munson Medical Center, Traverse City

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks

Conference Specifics

Registration is available online via the MHA Member Portal. Confirmation of your registration will be sent automatically via the MHA Member Portal. Contact keystone@mha.org if you have not received confirmation or have any questions.

Attendees must contact keystone@mha.org to cancel a registration.

Room block is available at discounted rate of $179 per night until May 8. Reserve online or call Marriott Reservations at (888) 709-8081 or the hotel directly at (313) 441-2000. 

On-site complimentary parking is available.

If you have any special needs, please contact Naomi Rice at nrice@mha.org so adequate arrangements can be made.

Registration is open for the 2019 MHA Keystone Center Spring Workship. For more information, contact us.

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