Innovation Forum B

Monday, June 6 
3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

B1  Resource, Respond, Recover: An Integrated Approach to Associate & Clinician Wellbeing

During COVID-19 and natural disasters impacting our communities, CHRISTUS Health caregivers fulfilled its mission of healing in heroic ways. As we transition to new health care realities, it is essential to ensure caregivers have the resources they need to process the stress and trauma they experienced over the past two years. In response to engagement surveys, an integrated team from CHRISTUS' Mission Integration, Physician Wellness, Learning and Development came together to intervene. This session will feature an innovative triage model of Associate Wellbeing and Resiliency, developed by the team, emphasizing mind, body, and spirit.

George Avila
System Vice President, Mission Integration
Irving, Texas

Linday Ray, MD
Program Director, Clinicians Care and
Project Chair, CHRISTUS HoneyComb
Irving, Texas

B2  Washington Update

CHA's advocacy and public policy department consistently monitors developing federal legislation and regulations relevant to Catholic health care. In this session, staff will provide an up-to-the-minute review of actions of Congress and the Administration on health care, as well as the potential implications for our health ministry.

B3  Radical Kinship: Caring for Our Neighbors of All Cultures and Faiths

We find ourselves often feeling as if we live in a polarized and divided world. More than ever, we must work toward arriving at and building upon the common ground that naturally exists among and within us. This panel discussion will focus on efforts three health systems have put in place to reach across the table to listen and learn about cultures and traditions of others. The discussion will reflect on challenges and learnings from their efforts.

David Nantais
Director of Mission Integration
St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital
Ypsilanti, Mich.

Robert Tasman, Esq.
Vice President of Mission Integration
Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center
Lafayette, La.

Joseph Mazzawi
Director of Mission
Bon Secours – Southside Medical Center
Petersburg, Va.

B4  Jeopardy on the Road to Health Equity

CHA's 2020 "We Are Called" pledge urges us all to accept and respond to playing an active role in advancing health equity for our institutions and communities. In this highly interactive session, presenters from CHRISTUS Health and SCL Health will explore lessons learned from three use cases, across two health systems. Utilizing a narrative framework that incorporates elements of the beloved television show, Jeopardy, session leaders will invite participants on an equity learning journey using recent community engagement use cases of vaccine delivery, community health needs assessments and health improvement strategies. This session is intended to offer a high level of audience participation by placing attendees in the leadership seat to wrestle with the dynamics of decision making when implementing equity strategies.

Chara Abrams
System Director, Community Health and Health Equity
Irving, Texas

E. Gaye Woods, MBA
Community Benefit Leader