CAH and Rural Health Conference agenda

The Minnesota Critical Access Hospital
and Rural Health Conference:
Engaging Communities
& Transforming Health Care
June 23-24, 2008 in Duluth, Minnesota

Program (PDF:1MB/8pgs)
MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2008
7:30-8:30 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
8:30-10 a.m. Welcome and Opening Keynote Speaker –
Gary Boelhower, Ph.D., Chair of Theology and
Religious Studies at the College of St. Scholastica
Making the Best Possible Decision (PDF:67KB/7pgs)
10-10:30 a.m. Break in Exhibit Hall

10:30-11:30 a.m.
Session 1


A Study in LEAN Principles (PDF: 76KB/9 pgs) and
An Experiential Case in Lean Principles (PDF: 387KB/55 pgs)

Making Long Term Care Feasible (PDF: 55KB/15pgs)
On the Rural Roads with Pediatric Simulation Training (PDF: 1MB/33pgs)
11:30 a.m.-
12:30 p.m.
Networking Lunch in Exhibit Hall

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Session 2



Strategic Foundation Beneath our Health Care Transformation-Physician Integration, Electronic Health Records, Community Collaboration (PDF: 531KB/24pgs)
Health Care Construction: Moving Your Project From Concept to Reality (PDF: 243KB/23 pgs)
Implementing a Culture of Safety in Small Rural Hospitals (PDF: 280KB/34pgs)

1:40-2:40 p.m.
Session 3


CAH Medicare Survey and Program Evaluation (PDF: 109KB/35pgs)
Culture of People (PDF: 132KB/26pgs)
CALS: Emergency Team Training for Rural Health Care Providers (PDF: 1MB/63pgs)
2:40-3 p.m. Break in Exhibit Hall
3-5 p.m. Rural Health Policy Forum (Rep. Huntley: PDF:447KB/20pgs and MDH Asst. Commissioner Leitz: PDF: 67KB/28pgs)
5-6:30 p.m. Reception in Harbor Side Ballroom overlooking
the Lake Superior Harbor
TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2008

7:30-8:15 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:15-9:30 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Keynote – Chaplain (Maj.) John Morris, Minnesota Army National Guard
The Challenges of Reintegration for Combat Veterans and Their Families (PDF: 731KB/19pgs)

9:30-10 a.m.

Break in Exhibit Hall


10-10:50 a.m.
Session 4


Navigating the Grant Proposal Process

Quality Improvement for a Healthy Minnesota (PDF: 870KB/61pgs)
Culture Matters: Improving Cultural Competency in Minnesota's Rural Physician Offices (PDF: 668KB/36pgs)
Addressing Dental Access Through Community-based Education (PDF: 2MB/49pgs)
Veterans Affairs Office of Rural Health

11-11:50 p.m.
Session 5




Design, Implementation and Progress of a Post-Doctoral Residency in Rural Psychology
Increasing the Supply of Primary Care Physicians in
Rural Minnesota (PDF: Dr. Cerra: PDF: 460KB/17pgs and Dr. Christensen: 18KB/12pgs and Dr. Moscovice 88KB/15pgs)
Improving Continuity of Care After Treatment Through the use of Survivor Care Plans (PDF: 64KB/20pgs)
Financial Leadership for Nonprofit Organizations (PDF: 76KB/27pgs)
Bridging Youth, Family, Community: Working Together to Build a Health Community (PDF: 938KB/ 24pgs)
12-12:45 p.m. Awards luncheon in Harbor Side Ballroom
12:45-1:10 p.m. Dessert in Exhibit Hall

1:10-2 p.m.
Session 6




Educating Rural Health Care Students Using an Academic EHR System: A Collaborative Effort in Minnesota (PDF: 1MB/30pgs)
Engaging Communities and Transforming Health Care Through Administrative Simplification (PDF: 157KB/26pgs)
Take Heart America: Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survival Initiative, an Imperative and Life Saving Collaboration of our Communities (PDF: 3MB/78pgs)
Minnesota Rural Palliative Care Project
New Models of Care: Interprofessional Practice and Education Teams (PDF: 160KB/25pgs)
2:15-2:45 p.m. Closing Keynote - John Becknell, EMS Best Practices, Inc. The Troubled State of Rural EMS and the Good News Ahead (PDF of presentation 3MB/36 pgs and of notes 58KB/1pg)
2:45-3 p.m. Closing comments and prize giveaways
Program (PDF:1MB/8pgs)

The Minnesota Rural Health Conference is cosponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, the Minnesota Rural Health Association and the Rural Health Resource Center - Minnesota Center for Rural Health, along with the assistance of many other organizations concerned with rural health issues.

Updated Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 10:53AM