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OHA Quality Summit - June 15, 2016


The OHA Quality Summit was held June 15 during day three of the OHA Annual Meeting in Columbus. The Quality Summit is a day dedicated to health care quality and patient safety improvement. The summit featured a number of continuing education sessions, presentations from key industry experts, opportunities to network with peers and a showcase of best practices from around the state. Highlights included an ACHE breakfast and the annual Quality Summit luncheon.


ACHE Breakfast 7:30 - 8:30am  

Speaker: Edward Lamb, FACHE, Chairman of the American College of Healthcare Executives; Division President - Western Division, IASIS Healthcare (Utah)

Poster Session 8:00 - 9:00am Abstracts

Opportunity for networking with presenters from around the state, highlighting effective quality and patient safety practices in their organizations.

Keynote Address - Disparities: Leading Through a Diverse LensGOHLF ACHE

9:00 - 10:30am Slides:

Keynote - James

Data Collection & Use - Geppert

Social Determinants of Health - Abebe

Executive Sponsorship - McKibben

Larry James, MBA - Keynote Speaker & Moderator - Former Vice President, Multicultural Competence & Inclusion, and Chief Diversity Officer - Mercy Health
Jeff Geppert, JD, MEd - Senior Research Leader - Battelle
Sean McKibben, MBA - President & COO - Mount Carmel West Hospital
Nebeyou Abebe, MA, PMP - Senior Director, Health & Well-being - Sodexo North America

Poster Session 10:30 - 10:45am Abstracts

Opportunity for networking with presenters from around the state, highlighting effective quality and patient safety practices in their organizations.

Breakout Sessions GOHLF ACHE & ACHE of Northern Ohio 10:45a - 12:15pm

Sustainability - David



PFE 4 & 5Hillcrest Hospital

Iatrogenic Delirium - Summa Health System

Leadership Track: Sustainability
Nancy Tinsley, RN, MBA, FACHE - President - University Hospitals Parma Medical Center
Robert David, CPA - President - University Hospitals St. John Medical Center
Jayne Gmeiner, MS, RN, NEA-BC - Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer - Dayton Children's Hospital
Brian Kaminski, DO - Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety - ProMedica Health System

Performance Improvement Track - Emerging Topics: PFE 4 & 5 and Iatrogenic Delirium
Moderator: Edward P. Syron, FACHE, PhD
- Group Practice Manager - Dayton VA Medical Center
Maryjo Cleveland, MD, CMD - Medical Director, Post Acute and Senior Services; Chief, Division if Geriatric Medicine - Summa Health System
Sue Fosnight, RPh, CGP, BCPS - Clinical Lead Pharmacist in Geriatrics - Summa Health System; Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice - NEOMED
Joyce Restifo, RN, MSN - Geriatric CNS-BC, Geriatric Services - Summa Health System, Barberton Hospital
Therese Razzante - March of Dimes Family Support Specialist, Caring Partner Program Coordinator - Hillcrest Hospital, Cleveland Clinic
Melissa Richardson, MSN, RN, SCRN - Stroke Program Manager - Hillcrest Hospital, Cleveland Clinic

Poster Session 12:15 - 12:45pm Abstracts

Opportunity for networking with presenters from around the state, highlighting effective quality and patient safety practices in their organizations.

OPSI Best Practice Award Presentation 12:45 - 12:55pm Winner

Award Presentation

Presented to Dayton Children's Hospital"Global NP culture surveillance decreases hospital acquired infections in NICU setting"

Sepsis Presentation- Hand-offs in Care GOHLF ACHE

12:55 - 2:25pm Slides:




von Gunten


Jim O'Brien, MD, MS - Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety - OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital; Chair, Board of Directors - Sepsis Alliance

Lisa Schlemmer, RN, BSN, CRFN, EMT-P - Clinical Manager, Air Care & Mobile Care - University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Shankar Kurra, MD - Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs - Fisher-Titus Medical Center
Kelly Belcher, MSW, LISW - SNF CCN Program Manager - OhioHealth Skilled Nursing Facility Continuing Care Network
Charles F. von Gunten, MD, PhD - Vice President, Medical Affairs, Hospice and Palliative Care - OhioHealth System

Evaluations & Adjournment 2:25 - 2:30pm    

Poster Showcase

Throughout the OHA Quality Summit, attendees will have the opportunity to browse poster displays showcasing member hospitals' efforts across the state to improve quality in a variety of focus areas:
  • Culture of Safety
  • Reducing Harm
  • Reducing Readmissions
  • Preventing Infant Mortality
  • Improving the Patient Experience/Patient and Family Engagement
  • General Quality Improvement Processes
  • Patient Safety
  • Health Care Worker Safety
  • Sepsis Reduction
  • Disparities
  • Sustainability
  • Iatrogenic Delirium
  • Undue Exposure to Radiation
  • Airway Safety
  • Failure to Rescue
  • Leadership/Executive Sponsorship

The abstracts for the 2016 Quality Summit can be found here

For more information on the Quality Summit, contact OHA's Rosalie Weakland, senior director of Quality Programs at 614-221-7614 or by email,

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