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Pre-Assembly Governance Program

FOUNDATIONAL SEMINAR FOR CATHOLIC HEALTH GOVERNANCE

Saturday, June 10, 1:30 - 5:30 p.m. through
Sunday, June 11, 8:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans

Registration Fee: $200 per person

Overview

In response to member requests, CHA is offering a special pre-assembly program for CEOs, sponsors and new and current board members about effective governance of Catholic health organizations as a ministry of the Catholic Church. A highlight will be a conversation about the bishop and Catholic health care featuring the Most Reverend Robert Lynch, DD, Bishop Emeritus, St. Petersburg, Fla., and John J. Finan, Jr., president and CEO, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, Baton Rouge, La.

The pre-assembly program will take place Saturday, June 10 from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., immediately prior to the start of the annual Catholic Health Assembly, June 11-13, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel. The timing provides an ideal opportunity to attend both events in a premier hotel environment in New Orleans while saving time and money on travel expenses.

In addition to clarifying the distinctive roles of governance and sponsorship, participants will examine principles of Catholic social teaching, building effective relationships with bishops and understanding key ethical principles and the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Services.

There will also be great opportunities for networking and dialogue with fellow CEOs, board members, sponsors and colleagues.

This program is open to CEOs, board members and sponsors who attend the assembly as well as those who prefer to participate only in the pre-assembly event.

This is a perfect opportunity for CEOs and board members of ministry organizations to participate as a group in a relevant and productive board formation experience. All participants are invited to a special joint reception with Tomorrow’s Leader Honorees on Saturday, June 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the end of program sessions on Saturday. The program concludes at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. Participants who are also attending assembly are welcome to enjoy brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the start of the Opening General Session on Sunday, June 11 at 1:30 p.m.

Objectives

After attending this program, participants will be able to:

  • Operate more effectively as trustees of a ministry of the Catholic Church.
  • Describe fundamentals of governance specific to Catholic health care.
  • Distinguish the responsibilities of sponsorship, governance and management.
  • Apply principles of Catholic social teaching and tradition to the role of a trustee of a Catholic health ministry.
  • Identify ways of preserving Catholic identity while enhancing collaboration and partnering with other-than-Catholic organizations.
  • Describe the responsibility of Catholic health care and the role of trustees to carry out the ministry's commitment to a just health system that provides quality care for everyone.

Agenda

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SATURDAY, JUNE 10

1:30 p.m.   Opening and Introduction
Sr. Mary Haddad, RSM
Vice President, Mission Services
Catholic Health Association
St. Louis
1:45 p.m.   Catholic Health Care as a Ministry: Mission Impossible?
Rev. Charles Bouchard, OP, S.T.D.
Senior Director, Theology and Ethics
Catholic Health Association
St. Louis
2:45 p.m.   The ERDs and Catholic Social Teaching: Parts One and Six (Partnerships and Collaborative Ventures)
Rev. Tom Nairn, OFM, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Theology and Ethics
Catholic Health Association
St. Louis
4:00 p.m.   Break
4:15 p.m.   Sponsorship and Governance: Complementary Roles
Sr. Mary Haddad, RSM
Vice President, Mission Services
Catholic Health Association
St. Louis
5:30 p.m.   Joint Reception with Tomorrow's Leader Honorees

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 11

8:30 a.m.   Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Something Old, Something New: Clinical Ethics in the ERDs (Parts Three, Four and Five)
Fr. Charles E. Bouchard, OP, STD and Fr. Thomas Nairn, OFM, Ph.D.
Senior Directors, Theology and Ethics
Catholic Health Association
St. Louis
10:15 a.m.   Break
10:30 a.m.   The Bishop and Catholic Health Care: A Conversation
Moderator: Rev. Charles Bouchard, OP, S.T.D.
Senior Director, Theology and Ethics
Catholic Health Association
St. Louis

John J. Finan, Jr. 
President and Chief Executive Officer 
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System 
Baton Rouge, La. 

Most Reverend Robert Lynch, DD
Bishop Emeritus of St. Petersburg and Former CHA Board Member
St. Petersburg, Fla.

Mary Lyons, Ph.D.
Board Member
Providence St. Joseph Health
San Diego

Sr. Constance Phelps, SCL
Community Director
Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth
Leavenworth, Kan.

11:45 a.m. Adjourn

Program subject to change.




Continuing Education

CHA provides all participants with a Certificate of Attendance indicating program contact hours upon completion of the event. Participants may submit the certificates to relevant organizations.

Executives: American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) members may self-report using the contact hours information provided on their CHA Certificate of Attendance. To self-report, log in as a member on the ACHE site (www.ache.org); use the link on the left-hand side to self-report applicable contact hours for CEU credit.

NACC Board Certified Chaplains: National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) board certified chaplain members may self-report their continuing education hours (CEH's) using the contact hours information provided on their CHA Certificate of Attendance.

For more information please contact Danette Thompson, (314) 253-3408.

Cancellation Policy

Pre-Assembly Governance Program 
Cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing (mail or email). Phone cancellations will not be accepted.

Submit all requests to CHA Service Center via email at servicecenter@chausa.org or mail to CHA-Service Center, 4455 Woodson Road, St. Louis, MO  63134. CHA regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows; however, substitutions are gladly accepted.

Cancellations received by April 3: A refund of the full registration fee, minus a $50 cancellation fee, will be given for cancellations received by April 3, 2017.

Cancellations received between April 3 and May 22: A refund of 50% of the registration fee will be given for cancellations received between April 3 and May 22, 2017.

No refunds will be granted for requests made after May 22, 2017.