Webinar - Diversity at the Top Grows Your Bottom Line

Thursday, March 8, 2018 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


To deliver high-quality equitable care, providers must eliminate health and healthcare disparities that continue to exist for far too many racially, ethnically and culturally diverse individuals. Boards should consider cultural competency training, increasing diversity in leadership and governance, and unconventional community partnerships to help the organization break down disparities. Accepting and valuing individuals from different backgrounds brings different perspectives and new information and promotes a more innovative and highly productive team, from the top of an organization to a whole community.

The MHA Health Foundation webinar “Diversity at the Top Grows Your Bottom Line” will explore:

  • How diversity benefits a whole organization and the surrounding community
  • How to develop and integrate diversity hiring processes
  • How to measure the effectiveness and financial impact of diversity and inclusion
  • Discrimination and how to avoid it at the board table and in the organization

Meet Your Faculty

Kerry Watson is interim CEO of Memorial Healthcare, Savannah, GA, and president and CEO of Watson Healthcare Management Solutions. Watson has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare with an emphasis on creating a diverse, forward-thinking organizational culture. Watson was a member of the American Hospital Association Task Force on Variation in Healthcare Spending, charged with determining how to tackle the challenges associated with reducing variation in care practices and improve the value of healthcare delivered.

Preston Smith, JD, FACHE, is president of Tyler & Company, headquartered in Atlanta. Smith has more than 20 years of healthcare leadership experience. He is board certified in healthcare management and has extensive experience in advocating for patient-experience improvement and medical liability reform.

Stephan Davis, DNP, MHSA, NEA-BC, CPHQ, FACHE, is founder and principle of Illuminant, located in Atlanta. Davis promotes leadership excellence through education, coaching and consultation. He has served in leadership roles for hospitals, health insurance companies and health systems.

Who Should Attend

C-suite executives; physician and nurse executives; hospital board members; human resources personnel

Connection Fee

$195 per MHA member; $295 for non-MHA members

Registration Deadline

Members are encouraged to register by noon, March 7, 2018.


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