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The 7th Annual Medical Director and Leadership Staff  Evening



Thursday ~ July 25, 2019
from 5:00pm to 8:30pm

(Meet the Vendors, Networking /Cocktails at 5:30pm; seminar begins promptly at 5:30pm)

2 Complimentary cocktail tickets


$90  - submit payment to Healthcentric Advisors - Attn. Joyce Laforge via mail in advance of session or credit/debit card 


Pawtucket Country Club 

900 Armistice Boulevard

Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02861

Driving Directions 


Joyce Laforge
Program Assistant

This dinner seminar is designed especially for Nursing Home Medical Directors, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nursing Home Leadership Teams, and their Strategic Partners to explore opportunities to empower Nursing Home teams and improve transitions of care. 

Presentations by:

  • Stefan Gravenstein, MD, MPH ~ Healthcentric Advisors Consultant Geriatrician, Professor of Medicine and Health Services Policy and Practice - The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown School of Public Health ~ Providence Veterans Hospital ~ Adjunct Professor of Medicine University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University 
  • Captain Hyosim Seon-Spada.DNP, RN, FNP-BC, USPHS, CIC ~  Nursing Home Survey and Hospital Certification and Enforcement Branch Manager, Consortium for Quality Improvement, Survey & Certification Operations, Center for Medicare and Medicaid


  • Patricia A. Chace, MD CMD ~ Medical Director OPTUM/Careplus 


  • Steven DiZio, MD ~ Medical Director BH Link


After attending this event, attendees will ~

  •  Role community coalitions have in identifying and implementing care transitions quality improvement initiatives
  • Comprehension of the Medical Directors role in the survey process
  • Knowledge of the electronic survey process as related to nursing home leadership
  • Effective measurement tools for clinical staff 
  • Determining and communicating prognosis 
  • Strategies to better understand age, disease trajectories, prognostic tools, and clinical indicators assist in the prediction of life expectancy
  • Recognizing the clinical picture of end stage or terminal disease in specific noncancer diagnosis, and what factors may affect survive
  • Identify elder behavioral behavioral health needs
  • Describe elder behavioral health escalation and best practices
  • Community resources available to the nursing home community





~ Dinner Menu and Selection ~ 



  • NURSING: This continuing education activity has been submitted for 2.5 CEU's by the Rhode Island State Nurses Association.

  • NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATORS: This continuing education activity has been approved for 2.5 contact hours by the Rhode Island Health Care Association

Please contact Joyce Laforge at 401.528.3268 / for more information about contact hours.