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WNY health care leaders to talk future of services at forum hosted by HEF


Mon, Oct 16th 2023 09:45 am

Healthcare Executive Forum, local chapter of American College of Healthcare Executives, inviting top care leaders to D’Youville’s new hub to discuss local health care challenges

Some of Western New York’s top health care leaders from organizations such as Kaleida Health, Catholic Health, Independent Health, D’Youville University and Health Catalyst will present and take questions during a half-day forum hosted by the Healthcare Executive Forum of WNY at D’Youville’s Health Professions Hub, located at 301 Connecticut St., Buffalo.

The forum, titled “Healthcare 2024: Adapting to a Changing Landscape,” will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25. It is open to all and offers face-to-face credit for ACHE members. More than 100 professionals from across WNY’s for-profit and not-for-profit health care sectors are expected to attend, as well as those in academia and other organizations.

Presenting at the event will be John Rodgers, executive vice president and COO, Independent Health; Wendy Allen-Thompson, vice president and chief nursing officer, Kaleida Health; David Markiewicz, vice president, physician integration and practice management, Catholic Health; Lauri McCoy, business development manager, Catholic Health; C. J. Urlaub, senior vice president and president of Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, Catholic Health; Rebecca McCormick-Boyle, chief integration o­fficer, Catholic Health; Renee Cadzow, professor of health administration, D'Youville University; Margaret Paroski, president and CEO, Catholic Medical Partners; and Cathy Menkiena, senior vice president and general manager NE, Health Catalyst.

“HEF has an outstanding future-looking forum prepared with Western New York’s true health care innovators laying out the challenges we all face in this post-pandemic period,” said HEF President and Board Chair Michael Omoniyi Ayanbadejo, MBBS, MPH, senior healthcare innovator at Independent Health. “The lineup is amazing, making it set to be the area’s best health care discussion of the year and a terrific learning experience for all who attend.”

A press release stated, “The Healthcare Executive Forum has annually put on a forward-looking event at year-end, but it has been relegated to online meetings during the pandemic years. This will be the first time in several years that the forum will take place in an in-person setting, with expectations that it will be the largest event of its kind to date.

D’Youville University is sponsoring the event, while providing a unique venue at its Health Professions Hub. The hub is an education, training and community health center embedded in Buffalo’s west side where students, medical professionals and community members can come together.

HEF board member and D'Youville University associate professor for health administration Kathleen Curtin, BSN, MBA, Ed.D., added “D’Youville’s new hub is the perfect spot for this sure-to-be impactful event. All those interested in Western New York’s health care sector are welcome to attend and will surely not want to miss it.”

Tickets for the event, which includes breakfast and lunch, are $40 for the general public, $35 for ACHE members, and $20 for students. To register, visit Eventbrite at https://hefachehealthcare2024.eventbrite.com. ACHE members seeking face-to-face credit must also register https://www.ache.org/.

More About the Healthcare Executive Forum of Western New York

The Healthcare Executive Forum of Western New York is an independent chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives in the Western New York Region. The chapter territory includes the following counties in New York: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming. HEF’s mission is to be the professional membership society for health care executives; to meet its members’ professional, educational, leadership and management excellence; and to promote the mission of ACHE. Views expressed at the “Healthcare 2024: Adapting to a Changing Landscape” forum are not necessarily those, nor represent the viewpoints, of any member of the Healthcare Executive Forum of Western New York.

More About the American College of Healthcare Executives

The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 48,000 health care executives who lead hospitals, health care systems and other health care organizations. ACHE’s mission is to advance its members and health care management excellence. ACHE offers its prestigious FACHE credential, signifying board certification in health care management. ACHE's established network of 76 chapters provides access to networking, education and career development at the local level. In addition, ACHE is known for its magazine, Healthcare Executive, and its career development and public policy programs. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its vision of being the preeminent professional society for leaders dedicated to improving health.

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