Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 7:15 AM EDT
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The Cliff House, Ogunquit, Maine 
591 Shore Road
Cape Neddick, ME 03902

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Chris O'Donnell 
Northern New England Association of Healthcare Executives 

Northern New England Association of Healthcare Executives 2017 Annual Meeting

November 2, 2017

 ACHE On-Location Program - 6 Face-to-Face Credits

 The Cliff House Ogunquit, Maine

8:00am - 8:30am         Registration / Coffee & Pastries   

8:30am - Noon            Face-to-Face Session: Possibilities, Probabilities and Creative Solutions. 6.0 Category 1 (Face-to-Face) Credits
The Face-to-Face session on 2 November is now full - registration for this course is closed. Register now for other offerings on 2 November, as well as the 3 November Annual Meeting.

Go beyond traditional methods of problem solving to generate new ideas. In order to go beyond traditional methods of problem solving and generate new ideas, leaders must facilitate, inspire and coordinate their team and reach past creativity to sustainable innovation. This interactive, dynamic and eminently practical course will equip you with content, processes and facilitative skills.

Presented by: Kevin O’Connor

Noon – 12:45pm         Lunch (provided)

12:45 pm - 3:30pm      Program (Continued)

3:30pm                        Adjourn – ACHE On-Location Program

3:30pm – 4:30pm        Break


4:30pm - 5:00pm         ACHE Advancement Information Session

Learn from local people firsthand what it takes to earn your ACHE Fellow Status.

Presented by: Marcy Rushford, FACHE


5:00pm – 7:00pm        Networking Reception

Hors d'oeuvres with cocktails 


Friday, November 3, 2017

NNEAHE 2017 Annual Meeting

The Cliff House, Ogunquit, ME

7:15 am – 8:00am    Registration / Breakfast

8:00 am – 8:15am    Welcome / Opening Comments / Introductions

Kevin Donovan, FACHE, NNEAHE President

8:15 am -9:45 am     KEYNOTE SESSION: Care Coordination: Acute Hospital Becoming a          Preferred Provider in the Narrow Network

1.5 Qualified Credits

There are six programs in the Affordable Care Act that incentivize hospitals to coordinate care with post-acute providers. Improved communication between levels of care, as well as data sharing are just a few of the basic expectations in coordinating care. In this program, participants will learn how health systems are coordinating care with post-acute providers and private duty caretakers through innovation and utilizing new technologies. Participants will hear from thought-leaders in care coordination, readmission prevention and population management. Specific focus will be given to the financial impact of effective care coordination on ACO’s, Bundled Payment Programs (BPIP) and Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary (MSPB).

Presented by:  Dr. Josh Luke 

9:45 am – 10:15am  Break / Hotel Check-out

Meet Sponsors and UNH Health Management & Policy Students

10:15am – 10:45am Legislative Update

 VT: Jeff Tieman 

NH: Steve Ahnen

ME: Steve Michaud

10:45am – 11:15am American Hospital Association Update: Jack Barry, Regional Executive, American Hospital Association

Meet Sponsors and UNH Health Management & Policy Students

11:15-12:30 LUNCH

12:30pm-1:00pm     NNEAHE Business Meeting

Kevin Donovan, FACHE, President, NNEAHE


Strategic Plan update

Board Slate review

Financial update

1:00pm-2:30pm       Panel discussion:  Improving Your Bottom Line by Optimizing Patient Throughput #80

1.5 Category 1 (Face-to-Face) Credits

Effective patient throughput is a challenge for most organizations even though a sound program can significantly affect operational costs, service capacity, and the patient experience. Creating good patient throughput includes strategies that closely align organizational structures, processes and people to initiate discharge execution at the time of admission.  Bringing these complex systems together requires an ongoing trans-disciplinary approach to plan, manage and monitor each area’s metrics such as length of stay, patient holding and emergency department left without being seen, and patient satisfaction. Results of a sound program may include increased bed capacity, improved revenue and reduced costs.  This discussion will explore strategies to reduce excess inpatient days and create bed capacity through multiple interlocking clinical initiatives.



Tara L. Pacy, RN, BA, Director of Emergency, Access and Patient Transitions, University of Vermont Medical Center
Michelle Buck, RN, MSN, Director Inpatient Nursing and Operations, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Daniel Hudson, RN, MSN, Director, Nursing Operations and Resources, University of Vermont Medical Center
Moderator:   Marie Vienneau, President and CEO – Mayo Regional Hospital


2:30pm-2:45: Wrap-up/complete surveys

2:45 pm Adjourn 

A limited number of rooms have been reserved for lodging at The Cliff House at $191.00 per night. Book now before resort discounted rooms sell out. Call (207) 361-1000 for reservations and reference the date of the event and mention "ACHE" to make a reservation.