November 7-8, 2023

Connect with fellow members of the Practicing Excellence community as we focus on aligning to the things that matter most, unifying your teams around a common purpose, and transforming your organization to fulfill your mission and deliver outcomes.

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CONNECT 2023 SCHEDULE

* You can earn up to 10 hours of CME or CNE at this event

DAY 1

 

Tuesday, November 7, 2023 | 7:30am – 4:30pm 

Followed by a networking reception 4:30pm – 6:30pm

November 7, 2022 | 7:30am EST

Registration and Breakfast

Chandler; Salon E & F

 

Welcome to CONNECT 2023!

Registration begins at 7:30 am. Breakfast is available from 7:30-8:30 am.

Setting the Stage

Mercer Ballroom | 8:30am

 

Welcome and the promise for CONNECT 2023 delivered by Practicing Excellence

President Gidon Margolin.

Meet and Greet

Mercer Ballroom

Meet fellow Practicing Excellence community members and participate in an engaging

activity together.

Keynote Session

Mercer Ballroom

Practicing Excellence Founder and CEO Dr. Stephen Beeson will deliver an inspiring message on how purpose drives performance.

EXecutive Conversation

Mercer Ballroom

Ryan Donohue, Strategic Advisor at NRC Health, will share the latest research on patients’ care desires and perceptions to help us align and unify our teams to transform the care experience.

Break

10:30am

Relax, recharge, and re-caffeinate.

Partner Showcase: Texas Health Resources

Mercer Ballroom

Hear from Texas Health Resources as the share practical ideas, best practices, challenges, and successes.

Break Out Sessions

Choose to attend one of the following sessions:

  • Elevating Performance: Using Practicing Excellence to Develop Your People (Dunwoody):
  •  Best Practices for Integration and Engagement for Practicing Excellence (Mercer Ballroom)
  • Best Practices for Integration and Engagement for the Nursing Experience Project (Salon G)

LUNCH

Salon E & F | 1:00pm

A CONVERSATION ON HEALTH EQUITY

Mercer Ballroom | 1:45pm

Hear from industry leader, Virtua Health, as they share their organizational journey focusing on health equity from the Board to the communities they serve. This session will feature Virtua Health CEO Dennis Pullin.

Round Table Discussion

Mercer Ballroom

Join us for community round table discussions on health equity practices and initiatives in healthcare.

Volunteer Project 

Salon E & F

Let’s make a difference together as we pack kits for local patients in need.

Networking Happy Hour

Location TBA | 4:30pm

Join us on the rooftop for fun and fellowship as we enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres!

Day 2

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 | 7:00am – 3:30pm

November 8, 2023 | 7:00am EST

Mindful Mornings

Begin between 6:30-7:00am

 

Wake up in wellness together by joining one of our optional guided wellness activities.

The Road Ahead: Co-creating our future together

Mercer Ballroom | 7:30am

An optional opportunity to preview what’s next, codesign, and share your feedback for the road ahead for Practicing Excellence.

Breakfast

Salon E & F | 8:30am

Welcome and Social Networking

Mercer Ballroom | 9:00am

Welcome to Day 2! Let’s meet and have a little friendly competition and fun!

Keynote Session

Mercer Ballroom

J. Corey Feist, JD, MBA, co-founder and president, Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation, will share a powerful message and cover steps organized medicine and other stakeholders can take now to care for the caregivers.

Partner Showcase: Virtua Health

Mercer Ballroom

Hear from Virtua Health as they share their PE journey of 13,000 colleagues across their health system.

EXPO

Foyer near Mercer Ballroom

Experience Practicing Excellence like never before with an opportunity for 1:1 exploration and interaction with Dr. Stephen Beeson and the Practicing Excellence team, expo style!

Keynote Session

Mercer Ballroom | 11:30am

Dr. Crystal Lawson, DNP, RN, CENP will lead us through an empowering keynote focused on engaging nursing leaders to transform both the nure and patient experience.

Partner Showcase: USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

Hear from USC VHH as they share their intentional journey with the Nursing Experience Project.

LUNCH

Salon E & F | 12:30pm

4th ANNUAL PRACTICING EXCELLENCE AWARD CEREMONY

Mercer Ballroom | 1:15pm

Bring on the awards, as we celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of our community! 

Breakout Sessions

2:00pm

Choose to attend one of the following sessions:

  • The Impact of Nurse Leaders on Culture – Dr. Bob Dent & Britt DiNatale, RN, BSN (Salon G)
  • Leader Enablement: Developing Skills Leads to Transformation – Gidon Margolin & Mary Sue Easmeil (Dunwoody)
  • Solving Access Challenges – Dr. Stephen Beeson, Blaine Brackett, & Michael Six (Mercer Ballroom)

Adjournment

Mercer Ballroom

Join us for the close of CONNECT 2023. Event ends at 3:30 pm EST.

Event Location

CONNECT will be held at the Loews Atlanta Hotel (1065 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30309) on the 14th floor in the heart of Midtown.

LEARN HOW OUR PARTNERS ARE HARNESSING Practicing Excellence TO DRIVE ENGAGEMENT AND ACHIEVE OUTCOMES.

Join us for what’s sure to be a dynamic gathering with our colleagues and industry leaders!

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Please contact Sam Hickert at sam.hickert@practicingexcellence.com with any questions.