Program Listing

If you have questions or experience problems registering, please contact CHA Education Services at 203-294-7263 or educationservices@chime.org.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received ten business days prior to the program date will receive a full refund minus an administrative fee. After that time, you may send a substitute. There is no refund.

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Diversity Collaborative Anniversary Symposium
Thursday, October 23, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: No Fee for Acute Care Members
  • Other Member: No Fee for Other Members
  • Non-Member: N/A

CHA will present a symposium to celebrate the third anniversary of the CHA Diversity Collaborative: From Intent to Impact. This multi-year, statewide initiative is designed to engage hospital teams in educational programs, implementation of improvement strategies, sharing best practices, and measuring and tracking progress to achieve the Collaborative goals.

The Symposium will feature a keynote address by Colleen O’Toole, PhD, Chief Administrative Officer of the Greater Cincinnati Health Council, the Health Improvement Collaborative, and HealthBridge. Dr. O’Toole will discuss The Greater Cincinnati Health Council’s continuing efforts to strengthen race, ethnicity, and language (REAL) data collection methodology and data integrity in pursuit of reducing disparities in care. Lessons learned along the journey from the 28 initial member hospital participants regarding securing commitment, training, quality assurance, and communications will be shared.

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Transitioning From Staff to Management: What’s Next?
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $225 per person for first and second Acute Care Member attendees—$200 each for person three or more from the same Acute Care Hospital.
  • Other Member: $250 per person for first and second CHA Other Member attendees—$225 each for person three or more from the same CHA Other Member institution.
  • Non-Member: $300

Whether recently assigned to the role of manager or a seasoned veteran, it is essential to continually step back to assess your knowledge of management practice and how well your critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making, and communication skills are keeping pace with the rapidly changing and challenging healthcare environment.

For those of you who attended the first program in our leadership development series—“Staff to Management: Starting the Transition” in or March or October, and all managers who want to improve their skills and learn practical techniques for leading change initiatives, building team cohesiveness, coaching employees for better performance, and using time management strategies, this practical and interactive session will help you manage both the people and business components of your job more effectively.

Registration for this event is now closed.


Coaching Skills to Improve Performance
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $225 per person for first and second Acute Care Member attendees—$200 each for person three or more from the same Acute Care Hospital.
  • Other Member: $250 per person for first and second CHA Other Member attendees—$225 each for person three or more from the same CHA Other Member institution.
  • Non-Member: $300

What does it take for a manager to be an effective coach? Is there a difference between managing and coaching employees for improved performance? Building trust, appreciating differences, encouraging growth, providing constructive criticism, and overcoming roadblocks to goal achievement are all part of the process.

Registration for this event is now closed.


Medication Safety: Your Role on the Team
Monday, November 10, 2014
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Other

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

According to the FDA, it has received more than 30,000 reports of medication errors since 1992.  Medication errors can occur at any point in healthcare, and involve patients, families, and professionals.  Please join us for a multi-stakeholder approach to Medication Safety: Your Role on the Team.  This program is open to  consumers, patients, and families; hospital providers; continuum of care providers; retail pharmacies; Boards or senior leadership; healthcare organization staff; policy makers and staff of policy makers; media; and students and instructors in professional schools. 

Speakers will include patient advocate Marian Hollingsworth from San Diego, discussing her father’s death and polypharmacy; clinicians from Yale University School of Medicine, Brown University, and University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy; nursing advocates from long-term care and home health care; representation from the Office of the Healthcare Advocate, and our keynote speaker, Dr. Allan Vaida from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices.  Attendees will participate in break-out sessions to discuss a strategy for making Connecticut the safest state for medication use.

Continuing education credits will be awarded.

This program will be held at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University.

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Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioid Analgesics Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS)
Monday, November 10, 2014
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Other

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

The Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioid Analgesics Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) program will be held at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. 

This program is brought to you in collaboration with DPH

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HRO Ambulatory Design Day
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Additional information will soon be available.

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HRO Fair and Just Accountability
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

This is a session for Human Resources Executives and anyone else who manages people. Fair and Just Accountability trains staff to review performance from a standardized perspective when there is an adverse event, focusing on the behavior rather than the outcome.

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Canceled - HRO Safety Coach Training
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Safety Coaches are peer mentors, trained to recognize and acknowledge good high reliability behavior and to remind people about opportunities to improve behavior that does not stay true to high reliability concepts.

Registration for this event is now closed.


Canceled - HRO Ambulatory Design Day
Thursday, November 13, 2014
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

This program is being held on November 12.

Registration for this event is now closed.


CHA Nurse Preceptorship Program
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
8:30 AM - 3:45 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $125 per person for the first and second CHA Acute Care Hospital Member attendee—$99 each for person three, and additional participants from the same CHA Acute Care Hospital member organization.
  • Other Member: $150 per person for the first and second CHA Other Member attendee—$125 each for person three, and additional participants from the same CHA Other Member institution.
  • Non-Member: $250

Supporting and strengthening the work of nurse preceptors is critical to the development of new nurses and retention of the highly skilled staff registered nurses who teach them at the bedside.

Curriculum for the Nurse Preceptorship Program, was developed by a team of educators from hospitals and schools of nursing and is designed to provide core content that is foundational for the role of nurse preceptor. This one-day program includes presentations and interactive sessions that cover topics such as roles and responsibilities, characteristics of a professional role model, basics of teaching and learning, tools and strategies for effective communication, principles of constructive feedback delivery, evaluating competence, and delegating effectively. The Nurse Preceptorship Program will serve to start new nurse preceptors off with critical information and also may be of interest to nurse preceptors that have not had this content, or would like to be refreshed on these concepts.

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Honoring Patients’ Goals for End-of-Life Care: Addressing Life-Prolonging Care, Limited Care, and Comfort Care
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $35
  • Other Member: $35
  • Non-Member: $35

We invite you to join us for the fourth program in our end-of-life care series, designed to expand providers’ existing skillset to engage patients and their families in discussing their goals for end-of-life care.  We are extremely pleased to have Angelo Volandes, MD, MPH, of ACP Decisions, as the keynote presenter, discussing strategies and tools to facilitate meaningful dialogue with patients on fulfilling their wishes.

Speakers will also provide an update on Connecticut’s MOLST Pilot program, Qualidigm’s Interact tool, and Middlesex Hospital, Hospice and Home Care’s research-based Palliative Care screening tool.  VITAS Healthcare’s Hospice Medical Director Clare Cherney, MD, will present suggestions and examples on when and how to start the difficult end-of-life care conversation.

This program is presented by Connecticut’s Collaborations of Care partners: the Connecticut Hospital Association, the Connecticut Association for Healthcare at Home, the Connecticut Association of Health Care Facilities, the Connecticut State Medical Society, and LeadingAge Connecticut.

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HRO Safety Coach Training
Monday, December 15, 2014
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Safety Coaches are peer mentors, trained to recognize and acknowledge good high reliability behavior and to remind people about opportunities to improve behavior that does not stay true to high reliability concepts.

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HRO Fair and Just Accountability
Monday, December 15, 2014
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

This is a session for Human Resources Executives and anyone else who manages people. Fair and Just Accountability trains staff to review performance from a standardized perspective when there is an adverse event, focusing on the behavior rather than the outcome.

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HRO Ambulatory Kickoff
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Program details to follow.

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