Chief Nursing Officer Summit 2024

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, Round Rock, TX
September 29, 2024 - October 1, 2024

129 days left

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

Healthcare Professionals: Encouraging a Shift in the Narrative

The Chief Nursing Officer Summit is an invite-only executive Summit for CNOs from hospitals and health systems to discuss vital clinical challenges, pertinent trends, and practical ideas while exploring innovative solutions. Join us for 3 days of insightful panels, presentations, collaboration, and unparalleled networking.

We often talk about healthcare being broken, but healthcare gets many things right. Evolution is required and needed, and healthcare professionals are working hard every day in that direction. We see effective strategies for boosting nursing staff engagement and improving retention, navigating the multigenerational nurse workforce, focusing on nurse wellbeing by combating high rates of burnout, and improving patient care, safety, and experience.

Join nursing leaders from some of the most well-respected healthcare organizations across the U.S. as they discuss the most pressing issues within nursing today. We will explore top tactics for motivating teams, action items to boost staffing plans and maintain firm personnel, dynamic and daring visions to strengthen the clinical workforce, and much more through keynote presentations, panel discussions, and small group roundtables. Attendees will return to their organizations with necessary action items to collaborate internally and improve their processes. You won’t want to miss this. Request your invitation today by contacting summits@opalgroup.net.

The Summit Experience

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Current as of September 9, 2023

1:00 pm

Registration & Itinerary Pick-up & Refreshments

2:15 pm

Opal’s Welcome Remarks

Presented by

Michelle Cardinal, Deputy Managing Director, Opal Group

2:30 pm

Emerging Nursing Professionals: Training, Preparation, and Issues Related to Generation of Nurses Coming Forward

Presented by

Anne Derouin, DNP, ARPN, CPNP, PMHS, FAANP, Clinical Professor, Director, Pediatric Behavioral Mental Health Specialty Program, Duke University School of Nursing

3:00 pm

Recognizing the Need to Educate More Nurses

Presented by

Bryan Sisk, Senior Vice President, Chief Nurse Executive, Memorial Hermann Health System

3:35 pm

Roundtables and Refreshments – NON CE

4:55 pm

Panel: Nurses’ Mental and Physical Health

Presented by

Anne Derouin, DNP, ARPN, CPNP, PMHS, FAANP, Clinical Professor, Director, Pediatric Behavioral Mental Health Specialty Program, Duke University School of Nursing

Maria Huling, RN, CWON, Director of Nursing, Unified Pledge Health

Elizabeth Rodriguez, DNP, RN, Chief Operations Officer, Optimus Health Care

5:40 pm

Day 1 Recap

Presented by

Michelle Cardinal, Deputy Managing Director, Opal Group

5:45 pm

Networking Cocktail Reception

 

Sponsored by BlueSky

7:15 am

Breakfast & Itinerary Pick-up

 

Sponsored by AMN

7:55 am

Day 2 Welcome

Presented by

Michelle Cardinal, Deputy Managing Director, Opal Group

8:00 am

Panel: Healthy Work Environments as a Right, not a Privilege

Presented by

Stephanie Gedeon, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, Assistant Chief Nursing Officer, Augusta Health

Neena Philip, DHA, RN, FACHE, CENP, CCRN-K, Chief Nursing Officer, New York Health + Hospitals

Cherie Smith, PhD, MBA, RN, Chief Nursing Officer & Vice President, Patient Care Services, OhioHealth

8:50 am

Roundtables & Refreshments -NON CE

 

Sponsored by GE Healthcare

10:10 am

The Complexities of Crafting an Effective Contract Labor Strategy

Presented by

Melissa Hosey, MSN, RN, NP-C, System Director of Clinical Workforce, Adventist Health System

10:40 am

Reducing the Economic Burden and Patient Harm of HAPIs

Presented by

William Padula, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical & Health Economics in School of Pharmacy, Fellow, Schaeffer Center, University of Southern California

11:15 am

Roundtables & Refreshments – NON CE

11:55 am

Morel Remarks & Brainstorm Session – NON CE

12:30 pm

Luncheon

 

Sponsored by Arjo

1:30 pm

Trauma Response Strategies: Reducing the Nursing Shortage

Presented by

Michele Szkolnicki, RN, FACHE, CMPE, Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer, Penn State Health

2:00 pm

Pandemic Visitation Restrictions: As Viewed Through a Patient/Family Lens

Presented by

John Sims MSN, RN, CNL, CMSRN, Strategic Healthcare Leader, Texas Health Resources

2:45 pm

Roundtables & Refreshments – NON CE

4:05 pm

At the Corner of Compassion and Outcomes

 

How a culture of compassion leads to exceeding outcomes

Presented by

Wendy Clayton, MSN, RN, CCM, CPHQ, Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer, Penn State Health St. Joseph

4:35 pm

Panel: Legal Strategies for CNOs

Presented by

Mary O'Connor, PhD, MSN, RN, Professor Emeritus, Global Online Coordinator MSN Nursing Administration program (retired), PennWest University, California Campus

5:20 pm

Day 2 Recap

Presented by

Michelle Cardinal, Deputy Managing Director, Opal Group

5:25 pm

Roundtables – NON CE

 

Networking Cocktail Reception

 

Sponsored by Medical Informatics

7:45 am

Breakfast

8:15 am

Day 3 Welcome

Presented by

Michelle Cardinal, Deputy Managing Director, Opal Group

8:20 am

Bringing Nurses Back: Encouraging and Supporting Nurses’ Return to Practice; Nurse Emeritus Program

Presented by

Helene Burns, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President & Regional Chief Nursing Officer, Jefferson Health

8:50 am

Staff Development – How Leadership Impacts Effectiveness & Quality of Service

Presented by

Jill S. Anderson, MBA, MBB, PMP, Vice President – Patient Experience, RWJBarnabas Health System

Samantha Bobinski, Patient Experience Intern, RWJBarnabas Health System

9:25 am

Roundtables & Refreshments – NON CE

10:05 am

Succession Planning: Nurse Emeritus Programs

Presented by

AnnMarie Papa, Chief Nurse Executive, Emeritus, Jefferson Health

10:40 am

The Cost of Nurse Turnover: 3 Million Reasons for Change

Presented by

Heidi J. Zedlar MSN, MBA, RN, NE-BC, Chief Nursing Officer, Dedicated Nursing Associates

11:10 am

Panel: Leading Through Adversity – Building Endurance and Resiliency in Healthcare

Panelists

Matthew Fiddler, DHA CPXP, Director of Patient Relations, Augusta Health

Michele Szkolnicki, RN, FACHE, CMPE, Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer, Penn State Health

Jose Torrez, Director of Food and Administration, University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center

David Weisman, Ph.D., CPXP, FPCC, Chief Experience Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals / Queens

Moderator

Soojin Jun, BCGP, CPPS, CPHQ, Co-Founder, Patients for Patient Safety US CE

11:55 am

Closing Remarks

Presented by

Michelle Cardinal, Deputy Managing Director, Opal Group

12:00 pm

Close of Program

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Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, Round Rock, TX
3001 Kalahari Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665, USA


Kalahari Resorts & Conventions is located 30 minutes north of Austin in Round Rock, TX. Kalahari is all about sharing their love for Africa with their guests! From the moment you arrive, uncover the magic of Africa through unique artwork, furniture, music, and crafts. From Cape Town to Kenya, they’ve devoted themselves to supporting the people, places, and cultures that inspire us by creating meaningful collaborations that help us bring all the wonders of Africa straight to their guests.

The Chief Nursing Officer Summit is an invitation-only event for senior nursing leaders from hospitals, healthcare systems, physician groups, nursing home facilities, assisted living facilities, and senior living facilities. Registrations are complimentary for qualified nursing leaders and include 2 nights of accommodations, meals, networking functions, roundtables, and access to all conference sessions. Solution providers can attend through sponsorship with a limit of two companies per category.

We welcome nursing administrators and solution providers to be involved.

  • Nurses Mental and Physical Health
  • Telehealth: Virtual Nursing Care
  • Travel Nurses and Contingent Staff
  • Advance Practice Registered Nurses
  • Strategies to Reduce the Nursing Shortage
  • Recognizing the Need to Educate More Nurses
  • Increased Burnout & Executive Stress
  • Meaningful Recognition: Nurses at Decision-Making Tables, Authentic Leaders
  • Healthy Work Environments as a Right, not a Privilege
  • Nurses Well-Being
  • Data & Privacy Management
  • Expense Control Strategies for Health Systems
  • The Multigenerational Nursing Workforce
  • 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
    Nursing
    Staffing
    Nurse Services
    Human Resources
    Nursing Administration
    Operations
    Patient Engagement
    Patient Experience
    Telehealth

    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