Innovations In Healthcare


Date and Location
Thursday, 11/8/18 - 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
WakeMed Andrews Center
3024 New Bern Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27610
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Join us on November 8, 2018, for a continuation of our Dinner & Development learning series! Our speakers will share their experiences and insights as they delve into “Innovations in Healthcare” that are occurring across the region. We look forward to seeing you there! Our speakers for the evening are:

David Zaas, MD, MBA President, Duke Raleigh Hospital

Bringing National Innovations to the Local Level: A pulmonary and critical care medicine physician by training, Dr. Zaas formerly served as medical director for Lung Transplantation at Duke. As President of Duke Raleigh, he is advancing innovative clinical integration, access improvement and patient-centered care design in line with national trends AND designed for Duke Raleigh. Dr. Zaas received his undergraduate degree from Yale University, completed his medical degree at Northwestern University and his MBA at Duke. 

Dana Weston, MHA, FACHE President, and CEO, UNC Rockingham Hospital

A Journey to the Brink of Closure and Back: Dana Weston was President of Morehead Memorial Hospital, a 108-bed community hospital in Eden, NC, when it filed for bankruptcy in June of 2017. Over a period of 15 months, Ms. Weston guided the hospital through a reorganization process and eventual acquisition by UNC Health Care. She will share insights, strategies, and lessons learned from her experiences leading through uncertainty and change. Ms. Weston received her MHA from UNC-Chapel Hill and her BS in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University in Atlanta.

Rick Shrum, MBA, MHA Vice President, and Chief Strategy Officer, WakeMed Health and Hospitals

Improving Behavioral Health through Community Collaborations: Rick Shrum is WakeMed’s leader for the Network for Advancing Behavioral Health (NABH), a network of community-based groups designed to reduce unnecessary hospitalizations, strengthen community ties, minimize disruptive crises and keep the whole person healthy. The network is using a unique combination of technology and collaboration to streamline and accelerate the transition from the hospital to the right outpatient care. Mr. Shrum received both his MBA and MHA from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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This event is pre-approved to award 1.5 hours of ACHE Qualified Education Credit (non-face-to-face) toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. 1.5 Credits pending for NAHQ. 

The Southern Atlantic Healthcare Alliance is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: Participants will earn 1.8 CPE credits for this session. 

* *Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits apply to NASBA. 

Delivery Method: Group-Live Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this session. Advanced Preparation: None Program Level: Basic

$25 includes dinner, presentations and CEUs.

For more information contact:

Dr. Gwyndolan Swain 980.254.7099

Swati Bhardwaj 919-350-1792