Our presenters provided a wealth of knowledge and fantastic topics for discussions throughout the 2014 NEONI Fall Conference.
Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) November 11, 2014
The Center for Health Affairs and its workforce initiative hosted the 2014 NEONI Fall Conference, “Nursing’s Future – The Workforce, The Expectations & The Technology,” Friday, Oct. 17 at South Point Hospital in Warrensville Heights, Ohio.
About 60 NEONI members and guests from the Northeast Ohio nursing community attended the 2014 NEONI Fall Conference. Attendees heard from keynote speaker Patricia J. Cirillo, Ph.D., president, Cypress Research Group, who presented "Nursing Forecast: A Picture of the Nursing Workforce in the State and the Region." Following Cirillo's presentation, attendees conversed with two panels of their colleagues, facilitated by Cindy Danko, MSN, RN, consultant and liaison, The Center for Health Affairs.
Panel 1 provided an overview of the state and regional picture of nursing. Participants included:
- Jane Mahowald, MA, RN, ANEF, executive director, Ohio League for Nursing
- Kathleen Gravens, Ph.D., RN, CPNP, director of nursing, Lakeland Community College
- Patricia Sharpnack, DNP, RN, CNE, NEA-BC, ANEF, dean and strawbridge professor, associate professor, The Breen School of Nursing, Ursuline College
- Claire Zangerle, MSN, MBA, RN, president and chief executive officer, Visiting Nurses Association of Ohio
Panel 2 reviewed the impact of technology on quality and safety initiatives. Participants included:
- Ryan Everett, coordinator of quality improvement, The Ohio Hospital Association
- Mary Jo Krivanek, RN, BSN, MPA, clinical nursing educator, Southwest General Health Center
- Nelita Zytkowski, DNP, MS, BSN, NEA-BC, RN-BC, FHIMSS, associate chief of nursing officer, informatics, Cleveland Clinic Health System
- Jill Evans, RN, MSN, manager, clinical informatics, The MetroHealth Medical Center
- Deirdre Faranda, BSN, MPA, director of nursing informatics, The MetroHealth Medical Center
“Our presenters provided a wealth of knowledge and fantastic topics for discussions throughout the 2014 NEONI Fall Conference,” said Pam Waite, MSN, RN-BC, MHSA, director of healthcare workforce and NEONI operations, The Center for Health Affairs. “We appreciate their time and efforts and are thankful for such a great turnout.”
For more information about the 2014 NEONI Fall Conference, please contact Waite via email or at 216.255.3650. To view slides from event, visit The Center's website here.
With a rich history as the Northeast Ohio hospital association, dating back to 1916, The Center for Health Affairs serves as the collective voice of hospitals and the source for Northeast Ohio hospital and healthcare information. As the leading advocate for Northeast Ohio hospitals, The Center aims to enhance the effectiveness of the healthcare community and the health of the communities it serves by providing expertise, resources and solutions to address the challenges faced by the region’s healthcare providers. The Center’s efforts focus on areas that benefit member hospitals from a regional approach, including healthcare workforce; emergency preparedness; public policy and advocacy; finance and reimbursement; and community initiatives. And because of its business affiliation with CHAMPS Healthcare, The Center has the resources to provide a broad level of professional services to its members. The Center, located in downtown Cleveland, is proud to advocate on behalf of 34 acute-care hospitals and two long-term acute-care hospitals in six counties. The Center for Health Affairs is honored to be named as one of The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Top Workplaces in 2014 and to ERC’s Northcoast99 List in 2003, 2004, 2010, 2012 and 2014. For more, visit chanet.org.