Today’s workplace calls for the development of high performance work teams to manage dynamic healthcare environments. The panelists will present strategies to design and implement collaborative work systems. Please join us for our ACHE’s Western Florida Chapter Zoom-enabled event on Developing High Performance Teams designed especially for our early careerist members. Register here on Eventbrite!
Attendees will learn the ins and outs of creating and developing High Performance Teams. The event will be moderated by Mr. Bradley Herremans, CEO of Suncoast community Health Centers, Inc.
To register for this free event, please use the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ache-wfc-emerging-leaders-event-developing-high-performance-teams-tickets-277083954567
5:30 – 5:45 – Event & speaker introduction
5:45 – 6:45 – Speakers Present
6:45 – 7:00 – Speaker Q & A
Virtual Qualified Education Credit Hours: 1.5
**Please scroll down to learn how to secure your Qualified Education Credits**
Bradley Herremans, MBA, FACHE – Chief Executive Officer at Suncoast Community Health Centers
Mr. Herremans has been the CEO at Suncoast CHC for the past 11 years. Under his leadership it’s grown to employ 445 team members that serve over 63,000 patients at 10 sites in Hillsborough County, including three mobile health units. He holds an MBA from Western Michigan University and a Fellowship from the American College of Healthcare Executives, and has extensive experience in Managed Care, Finance, and Disaster Preparedness. Brad took leadership of Suncoast after completing a 22-year career as a Medical Service Corps Officer in the U.S. Air Force, where he held several senior-level positions, including Chief of Staff for the Air Force Surgeon General and Deputy Group Commander for the 3rd Medical Group at Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage, Alaska; and Group Commander for the 341st Medical Group at Malmstrom AFB in Montana. In his time at Suncoast, he’s significantly expanded the organization’s capacity and infrastructure, improved the quality of services and facilities, and started The Suncoast Career Academy. He currently serves as Chairman of the Hillsborough County Healthcare Plan: Behavioral Health Task Force.
Bill Auxier, Ph.D. – President/CEO, Center for Rural Health Leadership
Bill Auxier, Ph.D. helps successful rural health leaders achieve lasting positive behavioral change. He accomplishes that through rural health leadership development that includes consulting, coaching, training and research. He is experienced working with rural health leaders across the country to improve their organizations through more effective leadership, cultural transformation and strategic plan development.
As President & CEO of the Center for Rural Health Leadership, Bill serves as the Program Director of National Rural Health Association’s (NRHA) Rural Hospital Certification Programs for CEOs, CNOs and CFOs. He is also President and CEO of the Dynamic Leadership Academy, and Executive Director of Rural Health Leadership Radio, a 501(c)3 non-profit established to serve healthcare leaders serving the underserved in rural America. He is the creator and host of the Rural Health Leadership Radio podcast, and a best-selling award-winning author.
Dr. Auxier is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Graduate School at the University of Maryland Global Campus teaching Communication, Decision Making and Leadership.
He is an Affiliate Member of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School.
Kelly Batista, MHA – Executive Director, Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute at Sarasota Memorial Hospital
Kelly Batista is the Executive Director of the Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute for Sarasota Memorial Health Care System in Sarasota, Florida. Working in a dyad-leadership model with the Institute’s Chief Medical Director, Mrs. Batista is responsible for the strategic development and operational oversight of the Jellison Cancer Institute, including physician alignment, programmatic expansion and implementation, and the design and construction of multiple new cancer care facilities.
She also serves on the Board of the Western Florida Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives, holding various leadership roles since 2014 including as Chapter President. Mrs. Batista also serves on the Southwest Florida Advisory Board for the American Cancer Society.
Candace Smith, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC – Vice President of Operations, Chief Nursing Executive, Lee Health at Cape Coral Hospital
Dr. Smith is Vice President of Operations, Chief Nurse Executive, Lee Health at Cape Coral Hospital. She is author of “Chapter Leader’s Guide to Provision of Care: Practical Insight on Joint Commission Standards,” a guidebook by Healthcare Professional Organization. She holds a board certification in Advanced Nursing Executive from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Candace holds a PhD in Education with a specialization in Organizational Leadership. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from D’Youville College, and a Master’s in Public Administration from University of Brockport, New York. Dr. Smith is published in American Nursing Association and Nursing Management on topics surrounding Exemplary Leadership and Staff Engagement. Candace has served in two Corporate CNO positions involving clinical and technology consulting. She is a nationally known speaker on topics of clinical excellence, speak up, and exemplary leadership. She serves on the board of the Western Florida- American College Healthcare Executives Chapter and is Past President for Sun Coast Organization of Nurse Executives, a chapter of the Florida Organization of Nurse Executives. Dr. Smith is an adjunct Professor at State College of Florida, Health Services Administration Program. She teaches Quality Management in Healthcare and Contemporary Issues in Healthcare and in February 2020 published Healthcare Quality Management: A Case Study Approach with two other colleagues. . Dr. Smith has recently joined Nova Southeastern University as an adjunct Professor and teaches Quality Management in Healthcare. Dr. Smith has been in healthcare for over 30 years.
How to Secure Virtual Qualified Education Credit Hours:
As an independent chartered chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Western Florida Chapter is authorized to award 1.5 hours of ACHE Qualified Education credit toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have it considered for ACHE Qualified Education credit should list their attendance when they apply to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.
Qualified Education Credits are self-reporting credits. Please self-report your credits using the link titled “My education Credit” on your myACHE profile page. If additional assistance is needed, please contact ACHE Customer Service (firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-424-9400).
As an independent chartered chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives, ACHE of Western Florida is authorized to award a total of 1.5 hours of ACHE Qualified Education credit toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have it considered for ACHE Qualified Education credit should list their attendance when they apply to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.