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NDHA’s 3rd Annual C-Suite Leadership Conference


Date: 4/22/24 – 4/23/24

Thank you to our event sponsors! Their generous support has made it possible to bring together state leaders and expert speakers for education and networking.





NDHA Members: You can use your education vouchers towards registration fees! Contact Pam to find out if you have vouchers remaining!

Monday, April 22, 2024

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Social – Appetizers and beverages
  • 2024 ND Daisy Award Presentation.


Tuesday, April 23, 2024

7:30 a.m.                     NDHA Registration Open | Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.       Welcome, Tim Blasl, NDHA President

Panel – ND State Legislators: Rep. Jon Nelson, Sen. Judy Lee, and Sen. Dick Dever
Moderated by Tim Blasl & Melissa Hauer, NDHA

Content: This panel presentation is being provided to share information and discuss ideas for addressing healthcare issues, all with the aim of serving the needs of North Dakota communities.

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.       Break

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

Legislative Update
Presented by: Tim Blasl & Melissa Hauer, NDHA

Content: This session will provide an overview of the important health care-related studies being conducted by legislative committees during the 2023-24 interim, as well as the North Dakota Hospital Association’s key legislative priorities.

11:00 a.m. – Noon

Navigating the Future of Rural Healthcare
Presented by: Martie Ross, PYA, P.C.

Content: Rural providers face increasing costs of delivering care, changing methods of care delivery, erosion of public trust and challenges from new market entrants. Developing a plan to navigate the future of rural health in the face of these obstacles seems an impossible task. During this session, we’ll identify and quantify the challenges facing rural providers, discuss the impact of future market developments and provide a framework for strategic planning to maintain local access to high quality care. The discussion will focus on four fundamentals to guide your strategy: 1) become a presence, not a place, 2) deliver health, not healthcare, 3) develop a financial improvement plan, and 4) pursue collaboration, not competition.

Noon – 1:00 p.m.     Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.         Concurrent Sessions

Workplace Safety: The Game has Changed
Presented by: Matthew Wosiak, Crisis Prevention Institute

Content: Post-COVID, the intensity of workplace violence has pushed past the ceiling that made it more manageable. Staff are afraid and leave long-tenured jobs for health systems that demonstrate more care for their safety. But how do they know workplace safety matters to the organization? Join Matthew J. Wolak as he unravels the ”how” behind a clear and compelling workplace violence (WPV) prevention program that measures outcomes, continues to secure funding, and integrates current legislation.

AHA Update
Presented by: Liz Summy, AHA Regional

Content: This session will provide an update on AHA legislative and regulatory priorities and an overview of key AHA initiatives including patient safety, workforce, and rural health care.

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.         Break

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.        Concurrent Sessions

The Change Healthcare Attack: What Hospitals Should Learn
Presented by: Johnathen Inskeep, Healthcare Security Strategist, Critical Insights, Inc.

Content: The cyberattack on Change Healthcare should result in an after-action plan for every hospital. The attack exposed a huge area of risk resulting from consolidation and reliance on a third party. Despite the unprecedented impact of Change Healthcare’s downtime, well prepared patient-focused organizations fared better than others. Just before the attack happened, the federal government rolled out new regulations and guidance for healthcare providers. In this presentation, you’ll learn how aligning to the new government guidance will help your organization prepare for the next “unprecedented” cyberattack. You’ll also learn how to align to the new cybersecurity guidance even if you’re in a resource-constrained environment.

Hospital Board Training
Presented by: Melissa Hauer, VP/General Counsel, NDHA

Content: This session will cover what hospital board members should know about their legal duties. It will include key laws regarding governance of nonprofit organizations, trustee fiduciary duties and consequences for breach of those duties, the difference between governance and management, and special responsibilities of hospital directors including medical staff credentialing and quality oversight.

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.       Break

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Road Map to 2024 Election
Presented by David Wasserman, The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter

Content: Before we know it, the 2024 presidential election will be here. In a strictly non-partisan presentation, David Wasserman cuts through the spin and offers a data-driven forecast of how upcoming elections might unfold. Wasserman draws on his extensive interviews with both parties’ candidates and strategists to shed light on the top issues on voters’ minds. Wasserman will also discuss how the election could affect healthcare policy & regulations.

4:30 – 4:45 p.m.         Conclusion




Apr 22 - 23 2024

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