Please join the North Carolina Chapter of HIMSS June 21, 2018 at the Grandover Resort in a thought-leadership discussion during our first ever Summer Solstice Dinner.
Due to adverse weather conditions throughout North Carolina, our 2018 Winter Dinner has been rescheduled (and renamed).
This year we are hosting industry experts who will discuss elements of Emergency Management and Preparedness. We welcome and encourage members and aligned professionals to participate in this informative and educational discussion.
Date: June 21, 2018
Time: 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location:Grandover Resort & Conference Center
1000 Club Rd, Greensboro, NC 27407
Cost: Early Registration Deadline – June 11, 2018
- Healthcare Providers (works in a facility that provides direct patient care) & Students – $30.00
- Vendors / Consultants / Non-Providers – $75.00
- Qualified Sponsor – Included in Sponsorship
* a 10% discount is applied for NC HIMSS Members.
* Prices increase after June 11.
A small block of rooms has been reserved at a discounted rate of $169. Note: the discount rates may sell out, so you are encouraged to make hotel reservations early.
To make a hotel reservation please click here.
Keynote Presentation (6:45 – 7:30 pm): Shelly’s Heart, Maureen O’Neill Hooker
Shelly Whitman’s heart gave transplant recipient Maureen Hooker a second chance to live. Her heart transplant on September 3, 2011 inspired the medical memoir “Shelly’s Heart”, one woman’s journey from heart transplant to recovery to rehabilitation to a reaffirmation of life. Maureen and her husband started a scholarship in honor of her organ donor, the single mother of a three-year-old child. Maureen’s mission raises awareness of the difficulties facing families of organ donors and 100% of the financial benefit from her efforts is used to fund the scholarship.
Interactive Panel Discussion (3:00 pm – 5:00 pm): Crisis Management Preparedness & Response
We are thrilled to present an expert panel focusing on crisis management and response. Due to the complex nature of emergency preparedness, it is critical that healthcare organizations develop an emergency operations plan relevant to their location and type of organization. Learn from experienced industry experts on responding to crisis situations and how you and your organization can prepare.
Mary Spruill, RN, CEN, Emergency Management Coordinator, Vidant Bertie and Vidant Chowan Hospitals
Mary Spruill spent the majority of her nursing career in the Emergency Department including 15 years as nurse manager. In addition, she coordinated the disaster preparedness program for nearly 30 years before becoming the hospitals’ first full-time coordinator in 2007. Mary retired in 2015, only to return to the same role four months later in a part-time status. She serves two Critical Access Hospitals, which are part of the Vidant Health System in Eastern NC. Currently, Mary is working with corporate leaders to further develop the system-wide response capabilities of all entities within the Vidant Health System. She is a Certified Hospital Emergency Coordinator (CHEC) and serves on numerous local, regional and state emergency management committees.
Ken Bishop, MS, MEP, CHEC, Manager for Emergency Management and Response, Wake Forest Baptist Health
After a very short retirement in 2005 from a 33-year career in Emergency Medical Services and Law Enforcement, Ken Bishop reenlisted in the Emergency Management field when he joined the staff at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center as the center’s first Emergency Manager. Drawing on 25 years of experience with the Winston-Salem Police Department, he soon became regarded as a subject matter expert for active shooter training in the healthcare setting. He is a member of the International Association of Emergency Managers and chairs several local emergency planning groups at the county, regional, and state levels. His specialized interests include internal disaster management, the medical center’s role in supporting community disaster response, healthcare business continuity and recovery, and the development of mobile field hospital response assets. He is HSEEP certified, a member of FEMA’s Master Exercise Practitioner Registry, a Certified Hospital Emergency Coordinator and is frequently called upon to design, control, and/or evaluate the medical response aspect of Emergency Management Exercises. Ken graduated summa cum laude from Gardner-Webb University before earning a Master of Science Degree from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa.
Keith Frederick, Head of Organizational Resilience, Duke Clinical Research Institute
For 20+ years Keith Frederick has been actively involved in enterprise operations, business continuity, emergency preparedness, and response. He currently serves as the Head of Organizational Resilience at Duke Clinical Research Institute. Keith has worked with many organizations and industries, from technical to financial, academic, healthcare, insurance, retail, and the U.S. government. In addition, he has served as a response advisor on numerous incidents ranging from local emergencies to large-scale disaster events. Keith is an Associate Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute and holds various professional certifications including Certified Business Continuity Professional and Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional.