• Building Bridges By Faith
  • 2017 Catholic Health Assembly

Innovation Forum C

Monday, June 12
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

C1 – Reuse of Obsolete Inpatient Space in Challenged Neighborhoods

This session will present the case study of the 17-year transformation of Mercy Hospital Detroit into a "Healthy Village." The story presents opportunities to repurpose legacy inpatient properties and achieve better health outcomes, reduce costs and positively impact the social determinants of health. Speakers will address issues of collaborative governance, care redesign and person-centered care in the context of population health.

William D. Evo, JD
Director, Physician Alignment
St. Mary Mercy Livonia
Livonia, Mich.

David A. Spivey
President and CEO
St. Mary Mercy Livonia
Livonia, Mich.

C2 – Maximum Impact Metrics: Bridging Formation with High Operational Performance

This session will outline ways to permeate Catholic identity throughout the organization by aligning formation programs with key performance metrics that physicians and administrators care about most. Mercy developed an innovative four-level formation measurement model to assess value for the health ministry. As a result, Mercy successfully completed a correlation study highlighting the positive relationship between formation and operational outcomes related to co-worker engagement, physician engagement and patient satisfaction.

Kyle Klosterman
Executive Director, Mission and Formation
Chesterfield, Mo.

Steve Fowler
Vice President and Chief Mission Officer
Trinity Health – Maryland Region
Silver Spring, Md.

C3 – Employee-Driven Peer Mentorship to Inspire the Future of Our Ministry

As organizations across the U.S. are racing to better recruit, retain and develop their top talent, young professionals at Providence Health & Services have inspired a grassroots movement bringing together hundreds of emerging leaders. ProvNext, an employee-driven peer mentoring group, offers internal networking, professional development and mission formation opportunities that build and maintain community across a large, five-state health system. In this session, founding ProvNext members will discuss how the group has informed their careers. Presenters also will outline best practices for a successful peer networking group that appeals to the next generation.

Cassie Tinari
Director, Community Investment and Development
Providence Health & Services 
Renton, Wash.

Matt Schuld
Director, Service Development and Integration
Providence Health & Services 
Portland, Ore.

C4 – Successful ER Referral Strategies for Dental Patients

Use of hospital emergency rooms for dental patients in pain has increased in the past five years due to state Medicaid regulations, underutilization of existing dental resources and other challenges. This session will review the most current data nationally for dental use of emergency rooms and illustrate how Catholic Charities in Effingham, Ill., built a partnership between HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital and local dental offices. Presenters will provide an overview of various national ER models, as well as the mechanics of data collection and program modification steps that promote patient satisfaction, safety, hospital cost savings and ethical care.

Jane S. Grover
Director, Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations
American Dental Association

Sr. Carol Beckermann, OSF
Effingham Catholic Charities
Effingham, Ill.