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Annual Healthcare Forum

23rd Annual Delaware Healthcare Forum

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
Moderator:  Megan Wiliams, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP, Vice President, Delaware Healthcare Association
Robin Caruso
, Chief Togetherness Officer, CareMore Health (Invited), 
E.A. Casey, MPAff, Advisor, Social Connectedness - AARP Foundation, 
Linda Brittingham, ACM-SW, CCM, CCMHC, BCD, LCSW, NCC, Corporate Director, Social Work, Christiana Care Health System. 
As attention turns to social determinants of health, loneliness is developing ss an intriguing area of focus.  Learn what one of the leaders in this area has been doing to combat loneliness and improve health.

State And Legislative Update 
Wayne A. Smith, President & CEO, Delaware Healthcare Association
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.

Panel Discussion:  Help Wanted ! Developing Tomorrow’s Workforce – Panel Discussion
Moderator:  The Hon. Chandlee Kuhn, Director Office Of Work-Based Learning, And Executive Director Of The Healthcare Industry Council, Delaware Technical Community College.  
A panel will discuss ways to connect young talent with willing employers to help supply the pipeline of needed health care industry workers.

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

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

Sponsor Brochure                        

Registration Form

Sponsors of the 2019 Annual Healthcare Forum: