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2019 ICAHN Annual Conference


November 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
November 14, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
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I-Hotel and Conference Center, Champaign, IL
1900 South First Street
Champaign, IL United States
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The 2019 Annual Conference, "Rural Healthcare: Exploring the Possibilities," will be held on November 13-14 at the I Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 S. First Street, Champaign, IL. Join senior hospital administrators, department managers, executives, and ICAHN leadership at our annual member conference. We invite you to connect with colleagues, participate in interactive educational workshops, visit with corporate exhibitors, and help us improve the future of rural health. In addition to our Board Governance Track, ICAHN has added a Marketing Track to this year's conference.

To view the 2019 Annual Conference Program Booklet, CLICK HERE

Our lineup of speakers represents an incredible spectrum of experiences within the world of health and patient care. Speakers will share moving patient experiences, propose strategies to encourage innovation, provide roadmaps to improving community services, and offer insight into the intersection of national health issues and public policy. Click the agenda below for speaker powerpoints:

NOVEMBER 13 (Click on the title of the presentation to open PowerPoints)

11:30 am   Member Luncheon and Annual Member Meeting (Chancellor)
12:15 pm   Welcome, presented by Pat Schou, ICAHN Executive Director, and Doug Florkowski, Board President (Chancellor)
1:30 pm    Opening Remarks, presented by Dr. Ngozi Ezike, Director, Illinois Department of Public Health (Chancellor)
1:45 pm    No More Team Drama, presented by Joe Mull (PowerPoint will not be available in advance of session) - Sponsored by TAG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (Chancellor)
3:00 pm   Break/Refreshments - Sponsored by ARHPC (Chancellor)
3:00 pm   Magician Preview! Meet and greet entertainer Rob Thompson - Sponsored by Nationwide Prescription Connection and Senex (Chancellor)
3:15 pm   Evolving Healthcare Environment: New Collaborative Approaches to Meet New Market Demands, presented by Eric Shell - Sponsored by MANAGED CARE PARTNERS (Chancellor)
3:15 pm   (Marketing Track) Strategic Planning Without Marketing Isn't Strategic, presented by Cheryl Powers, Founder, The Research Edge (Alma Mater)
4:05 pm   (Speaker Panel) Recruitment and Retention: The Real Story (no PowerPoint), moderated by Joann Emge, with Mark Kuhn, Sue Odle, and Andrew Buffenbarger, speakers (Chancellor)
4:45 pm   2019 IMPACT,  '4 Under 40' and MBQIP Awards (Chancellor)
5:15 pm   Evening Reception - Sponsored by Legato Healthcare Marketing - and Entertainment by 'The Funny Guy,' magician Rob Thompson - Sponsored by Nationwide Prescription Connection and Senex (Illinois Lobby)
* Hospital attendees are encouraged to obtain tickets to win a free Doctor Intro Video, provided by MHP Media Group. Tickets will be made available during the reception. Announcement of the winner will be made around 6:30 p.m. Must be present to win.

NOVEMBER 14 (Click on the title of the presentation to open PowerPoints)

7:30 am   Registration/Exhibit Visits/Breakfast - Sponsored by the MEDPRO GROUP (Illinois Lobby); Exhibits open in Illinois Ballrooms A-B-C
** Hospital attendees are encouraged to obtain tickets to win a $100 Visa Gift Card, provided by CliftonLarsonAllen, and a Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Dock for iPhone and Apple Watch, provided by Unified Trust Company. Tickets will be made available during breakfast / exhibit time. Drawings for these gifts will take place at the opening session in the Chancellor Ballroom. Must be present to win.
8:30 am   Creating an Environment of Trust through Compassion, presented by Karen Cook - Sponsored by nThrive (Chancellor) Hand-out
9:35 am   (Option 1) The Millennial Multiplier: How to Recruit, Engage, and Retain the Burgeoning Physician Population, presented by Kathy Jordan (Chancellor)
9:35 am   (Option 2) Chargemaster Compliance and Revenue Capture, presented by Scott Treida (Loyalty)
9:35 am   (Option 3) What Works for Health: Igniting Action in Rural Communities, presented by Joe Hinton (Alma Mater)
9:35 am   (Marketing Track - Option 4) Marketing Plans for the Small, Smart, and Savvy, presented by Jennifer Bender (Quad)
10:30 am  Exhibits open - (Illinois Ballroom) ICAHN Island and Treasure Game continues, with the opportunity to win $200 in cash or two $50 gift cards! Exhibitor raffle prizes will be given away during the 10:30 a.m. break and again from 11 a.m. to noon. ICAHN's three winners will be announced at the close of the session.

9:35 am   Top Ten Strategies to Build an Effective Board, presented by Stephen T. Moore (Lincoln)
10:10 am   The Importance of Data Strategies for the Rural Hospital Board, presented by Ralph Llewellyn (Lincoln)
11:15 am   Community Health Needs Assessments: Their Potential to Make Your Hospital a Community Champion, presented by Terry Madsen (Lincoln)


11:05 am   (Option 1) Overcoming Quality Issues in Illinois Critical Access Hospitals, presented by Chad Larson (Chancellor)
11:05 am   (Option 2) Continuing on the Road to Value, presented by Dr. Keith Mueller (Loyalty)
11:05 am   (Option 3) A Well-Trained Staff is Your Best Tool, presented by Rhonda Stringfellow (Alma Mater)
11:05 am   (Marketing Track - Option 4) Health Care Philanthropy, presented by Beverly Neisler (Quad)

12:00 pm    Lunch - Sponsored by Consociate Health/Ironshore/Vizient Insurance Services (Illinois Lobby)
*** Please dine in any one of these sponsor lunch room locations:
Knowledge Lunch Room - Sponsored by Adkisson Search Consultants
Humanities Lunch Room - Sponsored by HIV Care Connect / IPHA
Innovation Lunch Room - Sponsored by Tech Electronics
Excellence Lunch Room
Quad (Marketing Presentation and Lunch Room)
12:00 pm   Is Your Website a Litigation Target, presented by Randy "RJ" Jacobs (Quad)
1:00 pm   National Rural Health Policy Perspective, presented by Alan Morgan - Sponsored by The Joint Commission
2:00 pm   Improv Skills for Work and Life: Fun, Fast and Flexible, presented by Sarah Marie Curry
3:10 pm   Closing / Final Prize Give-Aways / Evaluations

Special thanks to the Illinois Area Health Education Center for its event donation and also to CliftonLarsonAllen and Medical Electronics for their sponsorship of the Lanyard/Name Badges and Tote Bags. ACHE credit will be awarded for participation in conference sessions. Criteria for successful completion includes attendance at the entire session for which you are requesting credit and submission of a completed evaluation form. The evaluation form will be emailed to you after the event. You will receive your certificate by email after you complete the evaluation.