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The focus of our existence is education: CEO Luncheons, divisional meetings, seminars and conferences, which are the primary focus for our educational activities. CEO’s, Board Chairs and other Executives are invited to attend regularly scheduled meetings focusing on strategically important issues. Divisions composed of department heads and department specialist address managerial trends and concerns and frequently draw upon the expertise of our Associates for presentations

HCNCA/Premier Fall Conference

Next Conference will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2019

Board/CEO Meetings

The Board for the Healthcare Council and the Shared Services Board meet four times each year to review the strategic direction of the organization. The Board consists of Provider and Payor Executives.

March 20, 2019

June 19, 2019

September 18, 2019

December 4, 2019

Matthew F. McNulty Award & Employee of the Year Awards Luncheon

Next Event will be held on Thursday, March 7 2019 at Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, MD

The McNulty Award and Employees of the Year Award Luncheon was held March 7, 2018. Ronald R. Peterson, Former President of Johns Hopkins Health System and Executive Vice President of Johns Hopkins Medicine, was the 19th recipient of this award. Richard O. Davis, PhD, President/CEO, Sibley Memorial Hospital; Jacky Schultz, President/CEO, Suburban Hospital; and Conan Dickson, PhD, JHM Community Division nominated Mr. Peterson to receive this 2017 award based on his extraordinary integrity, service, and accomplishments over the span of his 44 year career. They were honored to be able to nominate their mentor and friend and couldn’t think of anyone who better embodies these principles. Mr. Peterson made patient safety and quality the number one priority and showed great courage in creating a transparent culture that fosters patient safety and clinical excellence. He also personally developed and championed programs to hire and purchase locally with tremendous economic impact to the Mid-Atlantic region.

Employees from participating healthcare facilities received the "Employee of the Year Award." This was the sixth Employee of the Year Event sponsored by the Healthcare Council, recognizing 38 outstanding employees who contributed to extraordinary efforts in creating efficiencies, improving processes and contributing to customer satisfaction.

Divisional Meetings:

Facility Managers Division

CONTACT: (Interim): Mark Mininberg, President, Hospital Energy

HR Divisional Meeting

CONTACT: Queenie Plater, VP & Chief Human Resources Officer, Johns Hopkins Medicine Community Division

IT Divisional Meeting

CONTACT: Dr. Robecca Quammen, Chief Information Officer, Howard University Hospital

Pharmacy Group Meeting

CONTACT: Melanie Massiah-White, Pharmacy Director, Inova Health System

Physicians Management Meeting

CONTACT: Darmita Wilson, COO – Providence Physicians Services, Providence Hospital

Quality Divisional Meeting

CONTACT: Derdire Coleman, President, DCAHQ (DC Association of Healthcare Quality)

Rehab Division Meeting

CONTACT: Gerilynn Connors, BS, Clinical Manager, Respiratory Care Outpatient Services,
Inova Fairfax Medical Campus

Supply Chain Division

Meetings held under MASHMM umbrella
CONTACT: Kenyetta Keys, Director of Materials Management, Doctors Community Hospital

Volunteer Divisional Meeting

CONTACT: Roxanne Holston, Manager,
Volunteer Services & Senior Connection Dept. Providence Hospital

Young Health Care Professionals Divisional Meeting

CONTACT: John McNally, Assistant Administrator,
Clinical Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,
Community Hospital Division Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Past Events

Healthcare Council/Premier Fall Conference 2018

Welcome to HCNCA / Premier 2018 Fall Conference—Emerging Healthcare Trends: 2019

Les Pitton, HCNCA President & CEO gets acquainted with Marshall Ruffin, Progknowse Inc., CEO

Attendees begin to arrive

Attendees Networking and getting acquainted before the conference begins

Kevin DeBruyne, Premier, Inc. Region Vice President welcomes attendees

Providers Leading Amidst Disruption & Future Trends in Healthcare” Panel’s Moderator Grady (Skip) Philips, Valley Health is seen here with Neil Carpenter, LifeBridge Health, Inc.; Matt Targett, Google, and Marshall Ruffin, Progknowse, Inc.

Anu Mullick, Sibley Memorial Hospital introduces Theo Gilbert-Jamison, Chief Executive Officer of Performance Solutions by Design

Theo Gilbert-Jamison presents “Customer Relationship Management and Creating Customer Loyalty/Stickiness” to conference attendees

It was a full house at this year’s Fall Conference

Kathy Cox, Greenleaf Integrative, Chief of Staff & Director of Communications and Operations presents a question to the speaker

Steve Fowler, Chief Mission Officer of Holy Cross Health offers some inspirational words and gives the Invocation Prayer leading into the Networking lunch hour

Les Pitton and Robert Nolan, Pronto Consulting

Darmita Wilson, Providence Hospital and Dr. Robecca Quammen, Howard University Hospital conversing during the lunch break

Matt Targett visiting getting acquainted with a Premier Representative

Christopher Howard, HCNCA and Roxanne Holston, Providence Hospital

Donna Anthony, The HSC Health Care System serves as Panel Moderator discussing “Practiced Ways to Combat the Opioid Crisis”. Panel members include Lauren Cummings, Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition; Wande Kotun, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center; and David R. Baker, DrPH, LifeBridge Health.

Joe Lavelle, Novant Health and HCNCA Board Member

John Baker, Baker Rehab Group presents a question to the panel

Dr. Louis Damiano, Holy Cross Hospital and HCNCA Board Member introduces speaker Bernadette Loftus, M.D., The Permanente Medical Group

Bernadette Loftus, M.D. presents on “Kaiser’s Coordinated & Connected Approach to Healthcare”

Conference attendees listen intently to speaker

Les Pitton and Kevin DeBruyne close out the day by selecting 3 conference attendees to win 3 raffle prizes

Grand Prize, Greenbrier Resort Weekend Package was won by John Baker, Baker Rehab Group

2nd Prize, Delta Airline Gift Card was won by Darmita Wilson, Providence Hospital

And finally, 3rd Prize, Bose Earphones was awarded to Kelly Corbi, LifeBridge Health

HCNCA Board Members, Michael Barch and George Wilkes, looking out at the lovely scenic view at Congressional Club

The Fall Conference was a great success and attendees were even able to enjoy a nice day inside and out

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