NCHN Welcomes 2 New Network Members
Please join the NCHN Board and Staff in welcoming Vermont Care Network and Wright Health Partners.
Vermont Care Network (VCN) is a statewide provider network of 16 non-profit community-based agencies that serve Vermonters affected by developmental disabilities, mental health conditions and substance use disorders. Incorporated as Behavioral Health Network of Vermont in 1994, VCN is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that creates effective partnerships and efficiencies to facilitate the provision of accessible, high quality services and supports throughout the state. Committed to excellence and innovation, VCN provides strategic return on investment by serving as a vehicle for collaboration, systems integration and improvement, economies of scale and new opportunities and markets. For more information, contact Simone Rueschemeyer, Executive Director, or visit VCN online at vermontcarepartners.org.
Wright Health Partners (Clarion, Iowa) was organized in 2010. Its mission is to provide an exceptional healthcare experience. WHN is an integrated network comprised of 3 rural health clinics and 4 hospital provider clinics. For more information, contact Ashley Recknor, Network Director.
2015 Board of Directors Election
The 2015 Board of Directors election closed Friday, April 10th. The following members were elected:
Dave Johnson, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative, WI â€“ Second Term
Lisa Ladendorff, Northeast Oregon Network, OR - First Term
Darcy A. Czarnik Laurin, Thumb Rural Health Network, MI â€“ Second Term
Pamela Norr, Oregon Rural Healthcare Quality Network, OR - First Term
Toniann Richard, HCC of Rural Missouri, MO - Second Term
Cindy Siler, Tennessee Rural Partnership, TN - Second Term
Continuing on the Board of Directors in 2015 are Deena Dodd (Indiana Statewide Rural Health Network, IN), Stacie Pace (Southeast Oklahoma Rural Health Network, OK), Heather Fuller (Sunflower Health Network, KS), and Steve Stoddard (New Mexico Rural Hospital Network, NM).
HCAHPS Webinar Series 6 Starting in May
Custom Learning Systems is offering the HCAHPS Breakthrough Series again! Series 6 webinars will begin in May. Release 6 includes 12 one-hour monthly webinars targeted to management and frontline leaders, with a goal to educate 10% of total personnel. The content has been designed to provide an educational, how-to roadmap that will successfully improve the patient experience. You will be provided a downloadable Learning Guide for each webinar, follow up Implementation Checklists, and attendance reminders for future events. If you have not yet ordered this for your members, you can find out more about offering this to your members at a huge discount here.
If you have already ordered for your network, you do not need to purchase again. We will send you a customized brochure and you may offer the HCAHPS Webinar Series again at no additional cost to your network.
NCHN Leadership Learning Community Call: Strategic Thinking
Friday, April 24 @ 12:00 PM ET
Strategic thinking is not limited to discussions around the future of the network you currently lead. Strategic thinking is a key leadership tool and requires a plan for you, the executive. We'll consider the communication preferences you identified last month. If you don't yet have a LinkedIn account or it has been 6 months since you updated it, we'll talk about this strategic tool as well. As the needs of your network change and as you continue to focus on and develop your leadership skills, your personal strategic plan will also change. Let's consider elements of leadership strategic planning! Bring your Canvas, your creative thinking and a willingness to focus on your growth for an hour this month!
Executive Roundtable Call: Network Leadership & Change
Tuesday, May 19 @ 12:00 PMET; 11:00 AM CT; 10:00 AM MT; 9:00 AM PT; and 8:00 AM AKST
Join your NCHN colleagues for our May Executive Roundtable on the impact of transitions in our Networks. In April, we considered features and tools contributing to a thriving partnership between a Board and the Executive. For Networks just beginning to work collaboratively or for mature networks examining how to retain vitality, it was clear that transitions are part of any equation and all Networks.
Join Rebecca Davis and Mary Kay Chess and explore:
- Who should be at the table during transitions?
- What is the nature of the transition?
- Where is the leader for the transition?
- When is it time to begin and end the transition?