ASHRM 2016 Keynotes

Sunday, September 25

3-5 PM
Annual Business Meeting & Recognitions
Location: Hilton Orlando Ballroom

President Ann Gaffey and the ASHRM Board of Directors invite all ASHRM 2016 attendees to come to ASHRM’s Annual Business Meeting & Recognition Event. Please join us as ASHRM honors the individuals and organizations that have made invaluable contributions to the “World of Safe and Trusted Health Care.”

David McNally, CPAE

Opening Keynote – The Push - Inspiring Safe and Trusted Healthcare at Your Organization
Sponsored by Beazley

Everyone needs the right push before we can soar, including your colleagues in health care. Discover success strategies for building a competent and empowered team to help ensure patients at your organization receive safe and trusted healthcare. Move from surviving to thriving in the world of healthcare risk management with this inspirational approach.

  • David McNally, CPAE Bio
    For over 30 years David McNally has inspired millions of people from the stage, on film and in his best-selling books. His following has garnered him the honor of election to the Speakers’ Hall of Fame and recognition by a leading speakers’ bureau as one of the world's Top 50 business speakers. His insights as an entrepreneur, speaker, author, and film producer focus on powerful transformations occurring when people are aligned and committed to a compelling purpose.

    David wrote EVEN EAGLES NEED A PUSH — Learning to Soar in a Changing World and THE EAGLE’S SECRET — Success Strategies for Thriving at Work and in Life. His co-authored book, Be Your OWN Brand, is used by business schools throughout the world to address the importance of building a strong personal brand to achieve professional and personal success. His latest book is THE PUSH — Unleashing the Power of Encouragement. Also an award winning producer, David has produced two highly praised, inspirational films, THE POWER OF PURPOSE and IF I WERE BRAVE.

    David’s books have been translated into twelve languages and developed into corporate training programs released in over twenty countries. Abbott Laboratories, Ameriprise, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Con-way, Delta Air Lines, Gartner, Merrill Lynch, Pulte Homes, and Time Warner Connect are among the distinguished organizations recognizing David’s work.

    As founder and CEO of TransForm Corporation, David and his team connect people to The Power of Purpose through a unique process for aligning leaders, teams and individuals across divisions and throughout organizations. David has discovered that the key to growth and profitability is Purposeful Leaders who build Inspired Organizations and Iconic Brands.

Tuesday, September 27

8:30-10 AM
Keynote Panel – Leaders of Change: The power of partnerships in patient safety innovations to reduce harm
Sponsored by Datix

Undergoing transformational change is difficult when done in silos and without appropriate stakeholders and leadership supporting the work. This lively panel discussion will highlight the work three diverse healthcare organizations have undertaken to advance safe and trusted healthcare through powerful partnerships to advance patient safety with an enterprise risk management approach. 

Hear from industry leaders about how preventable harm has been reduced using Lean Daily Management and unit-based problem solving; how a multi-site physician group improved safety around patient triage and same-day appointment scheduling; and how a children’s hospital risk management department partnered with patient advocacy to increase early detection of adverse events by partnering with patients and much more.

This panel session will culminate with the awarding of the ASHRM Patient Safety Award – (Partnering with Datix to Recognize Patient Safety Innovation).

Ann Gaffey – Moderator
Lisa Griffee – Greater Baltimore Medical Center
Carolyn L. Candiello – Greater Baltimore Medical Center
Rebecca Cady – Children’s National Health System
Tatum O’Sullivan – North Shore Physicians Group
Lindsay Gainer – North Shore Physicians Group

Location: Hilton Orlando Ballroom

Wednesday, September 28

Erik Rasmussen

8:40 AM – 9:40 AM
Keynote - 2017 Forecast: Politics, Policy and the Future of Health Care in America
Hear from CNN Political Analyst Ana Navarro and American Hospital Association’s Erik Rasmussen as they dissect how the upcoming election will impact you and your organization. These experts will try to make sense of this anything-but-usual election season, and how a Clinton or Trump administration could impact health care in America in 2017. You will get a full breakdown of the policy proposals and the professional implications surrounding this political season. Attend this keynote to be knowledgeable on these issues when you have a seat at the table with health care executive leaders.

  • How the 2017 elections, upcoming legislation and political cycle will impact health care and hospitals
  • The possible future for the Affordable Care Act and other federal legislation affecting health care delivery
  • Ana Navarro Bio
    Ana Navarro is a well-known Republican strategist and a political analyst for CNN and CNN en Español. She is also a political contributor on ABC’s The View. The Miami New Times named her a “Republican power-consultant,” and the Tampa Bay Times called her “a sought-after voice in Republican politics and an adviser for any presidential hopeful,” saying, “with confidants Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio she is poised to play a big role in the GOP response to immigration reform and Hispanic outreach.” Respected on both sides of the aisle for her straight shooting and candor, Navarro frequently appears in the media, sought after by Meet the Press, Bill Maher’s Real Time, Anderson Cooper 360, and The View, to name a few. “Ana speaks the truth, and she is willing to speak the truth to power without reservation…She has the ear of lots of elected officials,” said Republican consultant Brett O’Donnell. She is in touch with the political issues people are talking about, and in presentations, she discusses the latest hot button issues in politics, giving audiences an insider’s view of the upcoming elections and a roadmap for where the country is headed.

    Political Expertise. Navarro most recently served as the national Hispanic co-chair for Governor Jon Huntsman’s 2012 campaign and the national co-chair of John McCain’s Hispanic Advisory Council in 2008, where she was also the national surrogate for the McCain 2008 campaign. She has played a role in several federal and state races in Florida. She served on Governor Jeb Bush’s transition team in 1998 and was his first director of immigration policy in the Executive Office of the Governor.

    In 2001, she served as ambassador to the United Nation’s Human Rights Commission, devoting much of her energy to condemning human rights abuses in Cuba. In 1999, she worked in the private sector, representing private and public clients on federal issues, particularly related to immigration, trade, and policy affecting Central America. In 1997, she was a special advisor to the government of Nicaragua and was one of the primary advocates for NACARA (Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act).

    Education and Immigration. Navarro is a graduate of the University of Miami. In 1993, she obtained her BA in Latin American studies and political science. She obtained a Juris Doctorate in 1997. She was born in Nicaragua, and in 1980, as a result of the Sandinista revolution, she and her family immigrated to the United States.
  • Erik Rasmussen Bio
    Erik Rasmussen works in the Federal Relations Department of the American Hospital Association as Vice President of the Advocacy & Public Policy Group. Erik is responsible for representing AHA’s interests before the U.S. Congress. His primary goals are to promote hospitals’ interests with primary congressional committees with greatest importance to hospitals and will play a leadership role in developing AHA’s strategies and articulating AHA’ s policies on assigned congressional committees.

    Prior to his time at AHA, Erik was Professional Staff at the Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health. He was formerly the Chief of Staff to Representative Kenny Hulshof (R-MO9), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, and subcommittees on Health and Trade. The Ways and Means Committee has primary jurisdiction over Medicare, as well as all tax and trade issues in the House. Before joining Rep. Hulshof, Erik was the Health Policy Advisor to Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ5), and prior to that Erik was a lobbyist with Jefferson Government Relations where he handled mostly health care and business clients, including the Texas Medical Society, Fortis Health (now Assurant), Aetna, and Holiday Inn. Erik began his career in Washington on the staff of now retired Representative John Edward Porter (R-IL10), who chaired the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittee of Appropriations. Erik is an alum of Brigham Young University, where he majored in Political Science, with a minor in Journalism.

    Erik sits on the board of the Charles and Annaley Redd Charitable Foundation. Erik is also active as a Boy Scout leader, having served as a Scoutmaster, Venture Crew leader, and currently serves as the Troop 821 Assistant Scoutmaster. Erik is a father of four (Addison, Becky, Kate and Jack; wife Ashlie) and firmly believes next year will be the year the Cubs win the World Series.

Location: Hilton-Orlando Ballroom

Allan Frankel, MD
Michael Leonard, MD

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Keynote – Healthcare Transformation: What are the next steps for risk managers in the pursuit of a world with safe, reliable and efficient care?

Healthcare is undergoing a profound transformation to value based care, which requires visible, standardized processes of care. Risk managers have a valuable and unique perspective and skill set to help inform this process.  The goal of this presentation is to provide valuable and practical insights for risk managers as to the characteristics of a highly reliable care environment, and the critical role risk managers play in enhancing patient safety and mitigating risk.

  • Objectives
    • Describe a framework for safe and reliable operational excellence and associated measurements
    • Articulate the inextricable relationships between teamwork, leadership and improvement - in pursuit of decreasing risk.
    • Detail practical, actionable steps that risk managers can take to contribute to effective risk mitigation in high-risk clinical areas and processes.
  • Allan Frankel, MD Bio
    Allan Frankel, MD, has trained more than 2,000 patient safety officers worldwide. He and his clinical group have applied their insights and jointly developed with Mayo Clinic the Team-Based Engagement Method (TEM), an intervention to create learning environments in health care organizations.
  • Michael Leonard, MD Bio
    Michael Leonard, MD a cardiac anesthesiologist by training, helped forge a collaborative relationship with Dr. Robert Helmreich’s Human Factors Research Project to work on the application of human factors teamwork and communication training into healthcare.



Leeza Gibbons

11:15 a.m.-12:30 PM
Closing Keynote – Leeza Gibbons
Sponsored by RL Solutions
Location: Hilton Orlando Ballroom

Leeza Gibbons, popular television personality and co-host of Entertainment Tonight, will serve as the Closing Keynote Speaker for the ASHRM 2016 Annual Conference. As a longtime caregiver for several family members diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, Leeza Gibbons will speak about her experiences as a caretaker and advocate for health care and wellness.

  • Leeza Gibbons Bio
    Emmy Award winner Leeza Gibbons is one of the most well‐known pop‐culture icons on the air. In addition to her impressive background in the field of entertainment and news media, Leeza is an instrumental advocate for healthcare, wellness, and caregiving. She is also a wife, mother, businesswoman, EMMY award winner and a New York Times bestselling author.

    The spectrum of Leeza’s career in entertainment and news media is diverse and impressive. Her on‐camera hosting dominance in the entertainment‐news and talk‐show arenas, ranges from the most popular entertainment news show in history, Entertainment Tonight, to her award‐winning daytime talk show, Leeza. 

    More recently, in 2013, Leeza published her first NY Times Bestseller, Take 2, a personal growth guide designed to help people recreate themselves and hit the reset button on their lives.

    Recognized as a social entrepreneur, Leeza has become one of the leading voices for issues facing family caregivers. When her mother and grandmother were struggling with Alzheimer’s disease, she created what she wished she and her family had and started the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation. Her training as a journalist united with her compassion and business savvy when she opened the foundation’s signature programs Leeza’s Place and Leeza’s Care Connection, offering free services for family caregivers encouraging them to call on their courage and summon their strength for the long journey ahead.