Assembly 2018, San Diego | June 10-12

Innovation Forum A

Monday, June 11 
1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

A1 — Burnout and Calling: Innovations at the Intersection of Religious Formation and Health Care

Physician, nursing and medical student burnout has reached epidemic proportions. The detrimental effects of burnout are not limited to only the practitioner, but also concerning for patients and our ministries' longevity. Studies have found that a sense of "calling" is connected to professional satisfaction and personal well-being. Drawing on the founding charisms of Catholic health care, this presentation will describe how the framework of religious formation can be utilized as a resource for maintaining or renewing a sense of calling in Catholic health ministry. Presenters will describe three innovative collaborations between Loyola University Health System and Loyola University Chicago that are putting this idea to work.

Michael McCarthy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division
Maywood, Ill.

John Hardt, Ph.D.
Vice President Mission Integration
Loyola University Health System, Trinity Health
Maywood, Ill.

A2 — Empowering Your Employees and Board Members to Take a Stand for Medicaid

Amid today's unpredictable political scene, Catholic health care can be a powerful voice in support of those on the margins. This session will showcase an employee-driven campaign to oppose repeal of the Affordable Care Act and deep cuts to Medicaid coverage reductions. This innovative campaign provided a voice for the voiceless by engaging thousands of employees and hundreds of board members to reach opinion leaders and policy makers. It resulted in 8,882 emails to Congress and ultimately helped stop a bill from passing the Senate. Presenters will share learnings from this effort, as well as valuable insights on staging campaigns and pioneering new methods for mobilizing the ministry's collective voice on behalf of the vulnerable – even in these turbulent times.

Alison Santore
Vice President, Government and Public Affairs
Providence St. Joseph Health
Washington, D.C.

Louise Hoy
Senior Communications Manager – Advocacy
Providence St. Joseph Health
Renton, Wash.

A3 — Using Venture Investing to Spur Innovation and Further Our Mission

The continuing transformation from volume to value in 2018 will require new approaches to care management and delivery. As a result, many health systems are turning to venture capital investing to find fresh ways to improve quality of care, diversify revenue streams and create more innovative cultures. More than 70 systems now have formal venture capital investing programs, representing a growing portion of the $8+ billion U.S. health care investing total in 2017. This session will explain how venture investing can support health systems as they transition to value, spur innovation and diversify revenue streams to support overall mission effectiveness.

Mary Jo Potter
Senior Advisor
BDC Advisors, LLC

Matt Hermann
Senior Managing Director
Ascension Ventures LLC | CHV
Clayton, Mo.

Joseph Randolph
President and CEO
The Innovation Institute
La Palma, Calif.

A4 — Creating Age-Friendly Care

The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement are partnering on the Creating Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative. The goal is to develop an age-friendly health systems model and rapidly spread the model to 20 percent of U.S. hospitals and health systems by 2020. The initiative is demonstrating that quality care and quality of life can be improved by putting in place – and measuring – evidence-based practices. One of the founders of the initiative and a CHA member who is part of the pilot test will discuss how to close the gap between what we know (research) and what we do (actual practice) in caring for older persons, as well as learnings to date.

Catherine Mather
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

J. Michelle Moccia, DNP, ANP-BC, CCRN
Program Director, Senior Emergency Center
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Livonia, Mich.