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Nov. 1, 2013  Four-Points Sheraton, Lexington, KY
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Kentucky 45th in the
Nation for Healthcare

Source The Commonwealth Fund

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2013 Presentation before the Kentucky State Health and Welfare Committee: The Need for State Engagement to Control Healthcare Acquired Infections:  
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Courier Journal Op-Ed:
You should learn the ABCs of HAI and MRSA.'
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US News & World Report Op-Ed:  Hospital Facility Fees Raise Out-of-Pocket Costs for Medicare Patients
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Program Committee:

Dr Beverly Holland, BSN, Department Chairperson, Bellarmine University;

Dr Betty Olinger, School of Nursing Chair, Kentucky State University;

Dr. Kevin Kavanagh, Retired Otolaryngologist and Board Director of Health Watch USA.

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Jeannie Cimiotti, College of Nursing RutgersJeannie Cimiotti, DNSC, RN
Presenting on Nurse Burnout and the need for a high quality working environment. 

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Dr Joycelyn EldersJoycelyn Elders, MD 
Former US Surgeon General.  Presentation on Patient Engagement Leadership

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Richard Wild MD, Medical Director CMSRichard Wild, MD
Chief Medical Officer,
CMS Atlanta Region.  Presentation on The CMS's Sunshine Act and an Update on Value Purchasing.

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Helen HaskellHelen Haskell 
Founder of Mothers Against Medical Error.

Presenting on Learning from Patient Stories.  

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Joyleen Chambers founder of FIDA (Failed Implant Device Alliance)Joleen Chambers 
Founder of the FAILED Implant Device Alliance
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Marvin FeitMarvin Feit PhD 
Founding Editor of the journal Social Work and Public Health (formerly the Journal of Health and Social Policy.)
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Daniel Saman, DrPH, MPH, CPHDaniel Saman, DrPH, MPH, CPH
Senior Epidemiologist Health Watch USAsm.  Presenting of Patient Survey Prediction of an Institution's rate of CLABSIs. 
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Due to unforeseen circumstances, speakers and topics may change without notice.

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Continuing Education

The following are the Continuing Education Credits which were will be applied for at the 2013 Conference.   6.25 hours

Physician/Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner/Nursing Home Administrator ( AMA Category I Credits ) - Approved

Nursing - Approved

Physical Therapy:  Applied For

Occupational Therapy:  Applied For

Social Service:  Applied For

Continuing Legal Education:  Approved For 7.25 hours by the Kentucky Bar