Live In Person Seminars

Workforce Summit

3/13/2023 - 3/14/2023

Registration Now Open!
, Columbus/Westerville , Ohio

Workforce Summit
March 13 - 14, 2023

In Person Location:
Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel
409 Altair Parkway
Westerville, OH 43082
(614) 882-6800

A limited number of rooms have been blocked at the OHCA rate. The hotel may have additional rooms available once all of the OHCA rooms are gone, but they may not be at the special rate, even if you contact them prior to the cut off date. It is unlikely that they will be able to extend the cutoff date of February 17 due to the busy nature of their hotel and since rooms go quickly, there may not be any available rooms left at that point.

To make a reservation, call the hotel directly at 833-427-0292 and ask for Reservations. Mention you are attending the OHCA Workforce Summit. The group rate is $159

Click here to reserve a room now

We can't wait to see you!

March 13, 2023

12:30 pm Summit Check In

1:00 pm - Legal and Regulatory Update
presented by: John Goodman & Rob Pivonka

2:00 pm - Networking Break

2:15pm -Tackling Technology and a Mobile Workforce with Targeted Training

Technology can bring efficiency to operations and staff management, but also can open up a number of privacy and data security issues. Learn how to identify risk areas relating to expanding telehealth and the exploding number of mobile and internet-connected devices, and develop role-based training to ensure employee adoption of systems while also mitigating risks associated with data in motion, security breaches and internal and external threats to systems and data.

Presented by: Jennifer M. Griveas, Esq., LNHA, CEHCH, CEAL, CHC & Michael M. Gray, CISSP, HCISPP, HIT

3:15 pm - Networking Break

3:30pm - Four Generations in the Workplace: Enhancing Effective Communication
presented by: Ingrid Provident
Each generational cohort has distinct characteristics, values, and attitudes toward work, based on life experiences. To successfully integrate these diverse generations into healthcare workplaces, changes need to occur to address ageism. Creating a healthy culture of communication which actively demonstrates respect and inclusion for its multigenerational work force is the ideal. This session will review the four distinct generations in the workplace and highlight successful evidence based strategies for recruitment and retention of these valued workers.

4:30pm - Cocktails and Conversation: Sharing Strategies to Recruit and Retain Workforce

5:45 pm - Day 1 concludes

March 14, 2023

8:30 am Summit Check In & Continental Breakfast

9:00 am - Building the Bench
In the complex environment of Post Acute Care, having a strong bench is vital to any leader's success, Here we address how to recruit top management and leverage one's current team while keeping staff engaged.
Presented by: Samantha Jones

10:15 am - Networking Break

10:30am - OHCA Workforce Initiatives and Legislative Update
Pete Van Runkle, Erin Hart, Heidi McCoy, Mandy Smith, Debbie Jenkins

12:00pm - Lunch (provided)

12:45pm - Direct Care Workforce Study: Untapped Opportunities to Recruit and Retain
Presented by: Maggie Keen
Amid a national shortage of direct care workers, too few people are entering the profession, workers are leaving in droves, and companies are plagued with high turnover. We conducted a study, analyzing 67k+ direct care workers, to understand the psyche of the people behind care delivery in America. The session will be tailored to present key insights:

-Study highlights including demographics, income, and more
-The 7 personas of a direct care worker
-Recruitment, engagement and onboarding strategies that inspire each persona
..and so much more

This session will inspire new thinking to expand workforce strategies to deliver better care.

1:45 pm - Networking Break

2:00 pm - Medical Marijuana: The New Challenges Posed and How to Handle Staff with Medicinal Licenses
presented by: Joelle Khouzam, Brad Wells , Bricker and Eckler

3:00 pm - Networking Break

3:15pm - Recruiting and Onboarding Foreign Educated RNs During a Nursing Crisis
presented by: Dwight Myfelt and Kelli Hayes, Dinsmore and Shohl
The goal of the session is to educate employers on the various ways in which they can locate, recruit, and obtain work visas for foreign educated Registered Nurses. We will discuss the regions of the world which offer the greatest numbers of registered nurses, how to recruit in those regions, and whether employers should recruit through the use of staffing companies. We will discuss the use of a dual ?track immigration program which combines temporary work visa and green card options to create a steady stream of registered nurses which can be used to supplement domestic staffing programs.

4:15 pm - Adjourn

Michael M. Gray, CISSP, HCISPP, HIT is one of less than 1,500 dual CISSP/HCISPP certification holders nationwide. Mr. Gray joined Eliza Jennings in 2008 as an IT Support Analyst. He is responsible for ensuring that the company mission is met using technology, maintaining various compliance requirements, making sure that the department meets and exceeds quality benchmarks and ensuring that the organization can meet future challenges. His major areas of focus are on IT risk management and regulatory compliance. Mr. Gray oversees technology vendor relations, the procurement and rollout of hardware and software, and all data and voice infrastructure on the company?s campuses. Mr. Gray also leads IT security training, auditing and monitoring, and policy development and management.

Jennifer M. Griveas, Esq., LNHA, CEAL, CEHCH, CHC has served as a member of the senior management team of Eliza Jennings Senior Care Network since 2011. She currently serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer & General Counsel, and she works extensively with the company?s board and management on matters of employee relations, as well as health care compliance and security concerns. She also oversees all legal matters for the organization. Prior to joining Eliza Jennings, Ms. Griveas practiced law at Frantz Ward LLP in the firm?s labor and employment and litigation groups, where she focused on litigation and employment counseling for clients in numerous industries, including health care and social service providers.

Samantha Jones, Executive Coach and Senior Living Operator, brings over twenty years of experience leading teams to positive outcomes in the complex world of post-acute care. She has successfully led teams in: Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living, and Hospice. Her extensive leadership experience and background as a clinical counselor gives her the expertise to coach leaders with vision and decisiveness. By applying the counseling principal of listening first, Samantha is able to help Executives and their teams achieve measurable success. Samantha is seasoned speaker and CEU provider and has presented for: Ohio Health Care Association, New Mexico Health Care Association, Health Care Association of New Jersey, American College of Health Care Administrators and Washington Health Care Association.

Maggie Keen - Vice President Corporate Development, MissionCare Collective
Maggie Keen is a nationally recognized expert on healthcare recruitment, retention, and motivation. She's spent the last 8 years consulting with top healthcare organizations and serves as Vice President of MissionCare Collective. Maggie regularly speaks at leading industry events across the nation, inspiring audiences to rethink their recruitment strategy. Her unique insights stem from her team's front-row seat into the complexities and challenges of the front-line labor market. Maggie?s mission is to change the culture of care, to bring meaning and purpose to care careers, and to imagine a world where both care workers are more inspired and patients get the care they need.

An experienced legal advisor and litigator, Marie-Joelle C. Khouzam provides clients with advice on a wide range of labor and employment issues, including discrimination, harassment, breach of contract, non-compete/restraint of trade, and other aspects of the employment relationship. Her focus is on providing pragmatic and straightforward support on personnel issues, helping management develop and implement realistic policies, and representing clients before courts and administrative agencies. For many clients, Joelle is, in effect, their outsourced one-stop HR department. Joelle is a firm believer in mediation, advocating on behalf of clients in mediations and also serving as a retained mediator (neutral). She conducts in-house training to help management ensure legal compliance and avoid litigation, and is an author/speaker on developing employment-law topics.

As a U.S. immigration attorney, Dwight Myfelt focuses his practice on employment-based immigration for corporate clients providing guidance for U.S. employers seeking employment authorization for foreign born and educated professionals. He is well versed in multiple pathways to permanent residence, and he has extensive experience working with healthcare employers. In this space, his clients include hospitals, rehab centers, clinics, nursing homes, home healthcare providers and staffing companies with large temporary placement and direct to hire programs. Dwight also assists clients in understanding the importance of immigration compliance.

Ingrid M. Provident Ed.D, OTR/L, FAOTA, is a National Education Specialist, for Select Rehabilitation. Dr. Provident has held positions of Program coordinator, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator and Associate Professor at major Universities in Pittsburgh PA. She currently creates tailored continuing education content for healthcare audiences based upon contemporary issues. Ingrid is a highly engaging speaker who holds clinical degrees in Occupational Therapy and Educational Leadership. She has worked in multiple practice settings with the adult and geriatric populations. Ingrid has presented in more than 70 state, national and international venues. Dr. Provident has facilitated multiple presentations on wellness, communication, and health care. She is a published author and mentor with a passion for assisting professionals.

Brad Wells is a health care attorney with robust experience in a wide variety of legal matters faced by health systems. As former in-house counsel with several sizes and types of health care providers, he knows firsthand how to help his clients strategically address their unique legal needs. Specifically, he assists with health care transactions, legal/regulatory compliance, and pre-litigation dispute resolution. Negotiating contracts and agreements, Brad collaborates with health care clients to navigate the terms and conditions associated with employment agreements, real estate leasing and acquisition, and vendor and supply chain partnerships, as well as the purchase of medical equipment. Additionally, he represents health systems in pre-litigation disputes, governmental inquiries and regulatory investigations, probate court guardianship hearings, pre-litigation mediation/arbitration proceedings and administrative hearings. He also ensures compliance with the 340B drug pricing program, HIPAA, HITECH, EMTALA, graduate medical education, and fraud/abuse laws, educating his clients and supporting them through audits and investigations. Brad is the former associate general counsel and director of legal services with Firelands Health, where he advised senior leadership and oversaw a legal team providing counsel across the Sandusky-based health conglomerate. Associated entities included a 200-bed hospital, a 34-bed psychiatric unit, ambulatory surgery center, over 80 provider physician group, a charitable foundation, durable medical equipment company, and a 7-county outpatient mental health provider. Additionally, Brad has law clerk experience with University Hospitals and MetroHealth Medical Center

Continuing Education Credit:

Day 1 - 4.25 CEs
Day 2 - 5.75 CEs

10 CE credits

Ohio NHA
Ohio Nurses
Certified Executive for Home Care & Hospice (CEHCH)
Certified Executive for Assisted Living (CEAL)
SHRM - pending

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Need CEs document.pdf
Sign Up Now.pdf
Legal and Regulatory Human Resources Update (2023).pdf
Tackling Technology and Mobile Workforce.pdf
Four Generations in the Workplace-Provident.pdf
Straight Dope-Khouzam.pdf
Recruiting and Onboarding Foreign Educated RNs During a Nursing Crisis-Dinsmore.pdf