COVID-19 Vaccines: Preparing Your Organization for Expanded Rollout

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ASHRM CE Credit: 1

Domain: Health Care Operations

Level: Foundational


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Join ASHRM, Aon and the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) for a joint panel discussion on the distribution and administration of the COVID-19 vaccines.

Join ASHRM, Aon and the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) for a joint panel discussion on the distribution and administration of the COVID-19 vaccines.

Hospitals and public health organizations across America face an unprecedented challenge of achieving widespread vaccination against COVID-19 in 2021. With expanded supply and new vaccines expected in the months ahead, this period will be crucial to controlling the pandemic, but no less complex. Panelist will share their experiences and lessons learned from the early rollout, and how those lessons will apply to the upcoming phases.

Robyn Begley, Chief Executive Officer of the AONL and Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer of the American Hospital Association, will also provide a timely update on the national vaccination strategy, and the legislative, regulatory and logistical developments associated with new federal leadership.

Speakers: Elaine Ziemba, Heather McClure, Stephenie Fenton-Wilhelm, Martha Jacobs, Robyn Begley
Product Code 322006OD21
ASHRM CE Credits 1.0
CNE Credits 0.0
Domain Health Care Operations
Level - Foundational (F), Practitioner (P), Advanced (A) F
Publication Date 2/11/21
Next Review 2/11/23

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Speaker Bios

Elaine Ziemba, MHA, JD is the Chief Risk Officer and Vice President for the Stanford Medicine health care enterprise in Palo Alto, CA. Elaine has built her career on the foundation of her operational, legal, risk and risk financing experiences within academic medicine, large hospital systems and insurance organizations. Elaine currently serves on the ASHRM Board and is a faculty for ASHRM Academy.

Heather McClure, J.D., LL.M., is Chief Risk Officer for OU Health at the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma’s comprehensive academic health system, including University of Oklahoma Medical Center, Oklahoma Children’s Hospital, OU Medical Center Edmond, Stephenson Cancer Center, OU Medicine Breast Health Network and Valir Rehabilitation Hospital. Heather’s position also encompasses the physicians’ academic medical practice. There she directs the operations of the combined Risk Services department, which includes the Risk, Claims, and Insurance divisions, managing risk involving all entities of the OU Medicine system as well as over 2300 faculty physicians, resident physicians, and medical students at both the Oklahoma City and Tulsa health sciences campuses and around the state.

Heather is an attorney licensed in Oklahoma, Texas, and Vermont with a legal specialization (LL.M., Masters of Law) in Health Care Law. She has worked exclusively for health care providers and medical systems for the past 25 years including at Chicago’s Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s, Texas Health Resources, and in large health care law firm settings. She is a past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Vermont Captive Insurance Association, and is active in other national and international domiciles as a frequent speaker and teacher on risk management and captive insurance topics.

In her role as Chief Legal Officer and Vice-President of Operations for Academic Physicians Insurance Company, the captive insurer of both the physicians’ practice and the hospital system, Heather advises the board of directors and directs the insurance and reinsurance programs of the hospital system on all lines of insurance. Heather is passionate about the philosophy of improving patient care and organizational risk through financial accountability and the captive insurance model. She enjoys travel, speaking regularly at industry conferences, and spending time with her family.

Stephenie Fenton-Wilhelm serves as Vice President of Risk Management and Accreditation for UNC Health. Stephenie oversees all risk management strategy and operations including clinical risk management, claims and litigation, accreditation, patient safety reporting, and management of self and commercial insurance programs. Prior to joining UNC Health, Stephenie worked in healthcare risk management at Stanford Health Care following a 14 year law career.

Martha Jacobs is responsible for coordinating the delivery of Aon’s full suite of products and services to its health care clients. In her role as Health Care Industry Practice Leader, she drives strategy around Aon’s health care industry segment, developing current and relevant resources, data, content and industry insight for clients and prospects. She serves as a conduit across all lines of coverage to coordinate broking and direct the process of creating innovative solutions to address evolving risk areas within the industry.

Martha began her career as an underwriter at Chubb & Son, briefly in the Surety group, and ultimately in the Executive Protection Department. During her tenure at Chubb, she was the Pennsylvania Regional Manager of the Executive Protection Department and a designated underwriting officer for the company. Prior to joining Aon in 2005, she was with a competing broker, serving as the Regional Director of Executive Risk Solutions. During her time with Aon, Martha’s responsibilities include her most recent role as Financial Services Group Health Care Practice Leader, focusing on the core management liability products, including Directors and Officers Liability, Managed Care Errors and Omissions, Employment Practices Liability, and Cyber/Privacy and Security Liability, and other related coverages. She has also served as the Team Leader for the Pittsburgh Financial Services Group and as Managed Care Errors and Omissions National Practice Leader for Aon Financial Services Group. She first began working in the industry in 1991.

Martha’s provides strategic direction to and is involved with the handling of Aon’s complex health care clients. She assists with setting strategy for managing the marketplace, designing creative and innovative solutions for evolving risk areas, and directing the renewal strategy process to drive optimal results. She is also involved with the marketing and servicing of certain Management Liability and Managed Care Error and Omissions programs for some of Aon’s complex health care clients.

Robyn Begley is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership and Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer of the American Hospital Association. She previously served in leadership roles for various state nursing and professional nursing organizations. She has more than 40 years of experience in health care and has received numerous awards, including the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Nursing’s Visionary Leader Award. She earned her D.N.P. at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, obtained her M.S.N. at Widener University, Chester, PA, and received her B.S.N. at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. She was inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing class of 2020.