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2019 ICAHN Annual Conference


November 13 @ 12:00 pm
November 14 @ 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. Marketers will explore strategies on customer relations management, datamining, marketing trends, innovative fundraising ideas, and tips and tricks for avoiding outmigration. Marketers and board members alike will also get a substantial price discount for registering early.

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.

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For full details on the Board Governance track, see agenda below:

  • Thursday, November 14
    Board Governance Track One (9:35 - 10:05 am)
    Top Ten Strategies to Build an Effective Board, presented by Stephen T. Moore, Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
    Even the most talented CEO and management team can fail without an effective Board. Multiple effective strategies must be deployed to select and develop Board members who support management in establishing and achieving organizational goals. This presentation will outline key drivers of success
    in developing an effective Board and will encourage sharing of experiences of all attendees.
  • Board Governance Track Two (10:10 - 11:10 am)
    The Importance of Data Strategies for the Rural Hospital Board, presented by Ralph Llewellyn, CPA, CHFP, Partner, Eide Bailly LLP
    Financial and operational success is not guaranteed in the rural healthcare setting. Healthcare is a process where stakeholders need actionable information to be successful and deliver effective patient care. Even talented leaders can fail if they lack the information to make the necessary decisions in a timely manner. However, existing data collection systems are complicated and that can lead to confusion. As systems of record, they sometimes can miss the mark when it comes to helping teams learn. This session will explore an improved path to engage teams, drive success, and help healthcare board members and leaders perform at higher levels with more confidence.
  • Board Governance Track Three (11:15 am - Noon)
    Community Health Needs Assessments: Their Potential to Make Your Hospital a Community Champion, presented by Terry Madsen, ICAHN CHNA Consultant
    2019 brought the end of the third round of the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) process mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The initial doubts about the impact of CHNAs on critical access and other small hospitals that prevailed nearly 10 years ago have been replaced by evidence of positive change. In many places, actions based on the implementation strategies from CHNAs have moved hospitals from community partners to recognition as community champions. This program will discuss programs, projects, and initiatives developed by ICAHN members in response to CHNAs. ICAHN’s CHNA consultant will explain some of the trends in CHNAs, and two member CEOs will share solutions initiated within their communities, outside of their facilities, that are changing the quality of life.