Chief Nursing Officer Summit 2022

Hilton Doubletree Nashville, Nashville, TN
September 19, 2022 - September 20, 2022

40 days left

Welcome to Opal Group’s premier event for senior nursing leaders!

Transforming the Workforce Environment.

Healthcare is one of the most important and rapidly growing sectors during this economic climate. With the move to value-based care models and a more consumer-driven healthcare environment, this vital industry must respond swiftly and strategically to the scarcity of resources, generational shifts in the labor force, and technological advancements. The Chief Nursing Officer will be instrumental in the execution of necessary changes while focusing on achieving the goal of The Triple Aim.

Strategies being debated include: Creating an environment that attracts talent and aggressively screening labor from alternative markets, as well as, developing curriculum and tools to enhance the skills of healthcare professionals where emerging technologies are being employed. These issues enhance quality patient care which is the key responsibility driving a CNO's success.

As a respected and valued member of senior management, the CNO must be skilled in communications while building and strengthening bridges between clinicians and management. The Chief Nursing Officer Summit will feature high-level strategy sessions discussing issues to effectively address the complications associated with hospital expansions, finding avenues for increased cooperation, building useful partnerships with educational institutions, extending shared governance and decreasing nursing documentation time.

Current as of July 31, 2022


Registration & Breakfast


Chairperson Opening Remarks & Icebreaker


Panel: Leadership Development & Succession Planning

Dorothy C. Foglia Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer, Texas Health Hospital Frisco

Rhonda Hatfield MBA, BSN, RN, CCRN, Chief Nursing Officer


*Special Presentation

Joy Avery, Senior Vice President, Clinical Strategy, CipherHealth

Heather Hunn, Senior Director of Hospital Services, Performance Advisory (Patient Experience), Inova Health


Roundtables & Refreshments


Challenges and Opportunities with Leadership Development

Dawn L. Alexander, Chief Nursing Officer


Staffing Challenges, Nurse Productivity – The Importance of Aligning Clinical Tasks While Supporting your Nursing Staff

Jennifer McIlvaine, PT, MSPT, CSPHP, Health and Safety Specialist, Duke University Health System

Sponsored by Seneca Devices




Building Teamwork Within and Across Teams

Brian Carlson, Vice President of Patient Experience, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Richelle Graham, Associate Chief Nursing Officer for Surgery PCC, Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Roundtables & Refreshments


Texas Health Hospital Frisco: Built a Best-In-Class Hospital at the Worst Possible Time

Dorothy C. Foglia Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer, Texas Health Hospital Frisco


Leveraging Technology to Support Enhanced Telehealth and Patient Monitoring

Dr. Dennis Mihale, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Upward Health


Roundtables & Cocktail Reception




Chairperson’s Recap of Day One


Enhancing Care Coordination through Progression of Care Rounds and Acute/Post-Acute Integration

Candace S. Smith Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, VP, Operations & Chief Nurse Executive, Cape Coral Hospital, Lee Health


Pressure Injury Prevention Achieved

Martin Burns, Chief Executive Officer, Bruin Biometrics

Sponsored by Arjo


Roundtables & Refreshments


Emerging Issues in Nursing Education, Certification, and Retention

Anne Derouin, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, PMHS, FAANP, Professor, Assistant Dean, MSN Program, Duke University School of Nursing


Panel: Strategies to Address Ongoing RN Recruitment and Retention Challenges

Dawn L. Alexander, Chief Nursing Officer

Dorothy C. Foglia Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer, Texas Health Hospital Frisco

Rhonda Hatfield MBA, BSN, RN, CCRN, Chief Nursing Officer


Chairperson’s Closing Remarks


Conference Concludes

Hilton Doubletree Nashville
315 4th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, 37219

If a guest does not check-in on the reserved check-in date (and has not notified the hotel of any changes), the room will be subject to release. If the room is released, deposits will not be returned and guest credit card will be charged for the entire stay.

Standard Rate Local Rate
(inclusive of 2 nights’ hotel) (no hotel)
*Hospital/Health System, Health Plan, Physician Group Nursing Facility, Hospice, Government Agency $895 $495
Vendor/Solution Provider $2,495 $1,995

Registration subject to approval. To qualify you must be currently employed by a non-vendor company. Eligibility will be verified by conference
producer. Opal Group reserves the right to allocate places and to refuse applications.

*Health plans must be CMS approved as Medicare, Medicare Advantage or Medicaid health plans

Interested in sponsoring, exhibiting, speaking or attending? Contact
  • Determining the Optimal Nurse – Doctor Relationship to Make Your Staff Effective

  • Challenges of Chief Nursing Executives in Small & Rural Hospitals

  • Population Health

  • Bringing Family Engagement into the Patient Experience Formula

  • Optimizing Nurse Resiliency

  • Tackling Population Health & What it Means for Today’s CNO

  • Dynamics of a Multi-Generational Nursing Staff

  • Understanding the Numbers: Making a Budget Work

  • Chief Patient Engagement Officer
  • Chief Nursing Informatics Officer
  • Chief Nursing Information Officer
  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Chief Nurse Executive
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Senior Nurse Leader
  • Patient Experience Officer
  • EVPs, SVPs, VPs & Directors of:
    Patient Care
    Patient Services
    Clinical Operations
    Nurse Services
    Human Resources
    Nursing Administration
    Patient Engagement
    Patient Experience

    Very organized and accommodating especially to the speakers. Love the flow with shorter than usual time frames for sessions! Thank You! RN

    Getinge Group (sponsor)

    Very organized and accommodating especially to the speakers. Love the flow with shorter than usual time frames for sessions! Thank You! Director of Nursing Informatics

    UMC El Paso

    The CNO Summit provided by the Opal Group was a great experience with great networking! CNO

    OSS Health

    Great Summit! Very informative and a great organization that put it on! RN

    Getinge Group (sponsor)

    Great educational/networking event tailored to the unique group of CNO’s. Please continue next year! CNO & VP Patient Care Services

    Sinai Health System

    The content presented by each of the speakers was priceless in regard to sharing best practices, healthcare challenges and meeting challenges through collaboration, communication in a consistent manner. Director Nursing Informatics

    UMC El Paso