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Annual Healthcare Forum

23rd Annual Delaware Healthcare Forum

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The Delaware Healthcare Association in a Joint Providership with The Healthcare Leadership Network Of The Delaware Valley, and Bayhealth presents The 23rd Annual Delaware Healthcare Forum on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at The Delaware Technical Community College, Terry Campus, Dover, Delaware.  

It is a full day event, starting with breakfast and registrations at 8.30 AM.  last presentation ends at 4.30 PM.

The Delaware Healthcare Forum is the only event attended by all of Delaware’s Hospitals And Health Systems, from CEOs to Department Managers.  Last year’s event was attended by 300 attendees representing Delaware’s Hospitals, Health Systems, and other local Health Care Providers. 

Participating sponsors receive benefits designed to maximize their exposure to health care leaders during our Annual Educational And Networking Conference.  With your sponsorship, The Delaware Healthcare Association is able to provide healthcare education at a reasonable cost.

Here's a brief look at the  presentations:

Panel Discussion:  Loneliness – Social Determinant Of Health
As attention turns to social determinants of health, loneliness is developing As an intriguing area of focus.  Learn what one of the leaders in this area has been doing to combat loneliness and improve health.
Moderator:  Megan Wiliams, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP, Vice President, Delaware Healthcare Association
Susan Maddox, RN,
Clinical Services Director, Saint Francis LIFE

E.A. Casey, MPAff, Advisor, Social Connectedness - AARP Foundation, 
Linda Brittingham, ACM-SW, CCM, CCMHC, BCD, LCSW, NCC, Corporate Director, Social Work, ChristianaCare
Maggie Ratnayake, LPCMH, ATR, NCC, Program Director, Lori's Hands 

State And Legislative Update 
The first session of The Delaware General Assembly wrapped up with many proposed and new laws affecting healthcare in Delaware. Learn what has changed and what is ahead.
Wayne A. Smith, President & CEO, Delaware Healthcare Association

Panel Discussion:  Creating the Workforce we need
A discussion highlighting new medical education and recruitment efforts to ensure the clinician supply Delaware Needs
Moderator:  Lolita Lopez, FACHE, President & CEO, Westside Family Healthcare
Lisa Maxwell, MD, Chief Learning Officer,
Stephanie Green, MBA, Lead GME Coordinator, Bayhealth.
David I. Rappaport, MD, FAAP, Hospitalist & Associate Residency Director, Nemours, A I DuPont Hospital for Children. 
Omar Khan, MD, MHS, FAAFP, President & CEO, Delaware Health Sciences Alliance, Physician Leader, Research Administration & Scientific Affairs, ChristianaCare, Associate Professor of Family & Community Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University.

Panel Discussion:  Changing The Payer-Provider Perspective:  Value Based Contracting In Delaware
ChristianaCare partnered with the State's two Medicaid Managed Care Organizations to enter into value-based contracts.  A case study.‚Äč
Moderator:  Tom Brown, SVP Nanticoke Health Services & President, Nanticoke Physician Network
Jennifer Schwartz, Esq., Chief Legal Officer, ChristianaCare
Emmilyn Lawson, CEO, Amerihealth Caritas Delaware
Todd Graham, President & CEO, Highmark Health Options

ACHE Panel Discussion – Leading A Successful Multigenerational Organization
A panel will explore specific challenges healthcare leaders encounter with multigenerational organizations and how they affect organizational culture and patient care
Moderator:  Sharon Kurfuerst, Ed.D, OTR/L, FACHE, FAOTA, Chief Operating Officer, ChristianaCare

LeRoi S. Hicks, MD, MPH, FACP, Hugh R. Sharp, Jr. Chair of Medicine, Physician Leader, Acute Medicine Service Line, Physician Leader, Value Institute, ChristianaCare, Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University
Lauren Brittingham, BS, MPA,Director, Organizational Development, Bayhealth
Tammy Brown, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, OCN, Clinical Director, Cancer Care Management, ChristianaCare 
Please Note: 

Registrations for some DHA Members (see list below) are being coordinated by one staff person – Please send your registration information to the designated person as follows: 

·               Bayhealth  – Suzanne Raffio ( 
·               Beebe Healthcare – Lynn Wilkins (
·               Nanticoke Health Services – Kim Darling ( 
·               Nemours – Doreen Albert – (

The Forum offers ContinuingeEducation Credits to attendees:

 ACHE I –   1.5 Credits   
ACHE II – Qualified Education Credits, 4 Hours (Apply Online)

Bayhealth is an approved provider of Continuing Nursing Education by The Delaware Nurses Association, an accredited approver by The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission On Accreditation.  Nursing Contact Hours are pending approval for this program.

If you have any questions, need additional information, or have any problems, please contact me, Yasmine Chinoy, at Delaware Healthcare Association at (302) 674-2853 or by E-Mail at
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