Call for 2019 NEHCC Speakers Now Open

We are pleased to open the call for speakers up to any and all. The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, November 16th by end of day.

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Conference Overview

The NEHCC is designed for senior and mid-level administrative and clinical staff. The conference features multiple keynote sessions, workshops, and intensive programs. Topics are designed to meet the needs of all agencies, including Medicare-certified, private duty, and hospices. The trade show is the largest home health and hospice expo in the Northeast.

Review Guidelines & Criteria

Each proposal is reviewed and evaluated according, with preference shown toward those that present:

  • Relevance to home care and hospice;
  • Clearly identified objectives;
  • Timely or innovative topics;
  • Overall quality and a well-defined focus;
  • Practical application of materials;
  • Teaching/speaking experience of presenter; and
  • Freedom from commercial bias

There is no limit to the number of proposals a presenter may submit.

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Another Successful Conference… and Onward to 2019!

Thank you to everyone who made the 2018 NEHCC such a success. That goes for our exhibitors, sponsors, speakers, staff, and — of course — our attendees. The NEHCC is the region’s premier home care and hospice conference because of you.

A few post-conference items:

  • Lost your notes from one of the sessions? The (newly-updated) NEHCC Handouts Page has PDFs for nearly every session.
  • Looking for more ways to follow-up with exhibitors/sponsors and speakers? We’ve also put together lists on Twitter for each. Here’s the exhibitors/sponsors‘ list and here’s the speakers‘.
  • The venue and dates for the 2019 NEHCC have been finalized: we can’t wait to see all at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth, MA June 5-7, 2019. More announcements coming on this soon.

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New Deal Offered for the 2018 NEHCC Wound Care Pre-Conference!

Asked & Answered: What Does it Take To Develop a Successful Would Care Program?
Wednesday, April 25: 2:00-5:00PM

 Register by April 18th for the rate of $90/person whether you attend the rest of the New England Conference of not! (Normally $150!)

Attendees will receive 3 Nursing CEUs!

Wound Care Program development is an iterative, interactive process requiring continued persistent quality improvement efforts.   This program will show your agency the way to success!   Presenters will offer examples of intentional planning such as identifying the agency culture, engaging in targeted project development, developing operational strategies, and conducting follow-up analysis.

Rochelle Allen of Byram Healthcare will focus on key considerations such as staffing, training, delegation, getting buy-in from leaders, regulations and supply management. The agency participants will –  based on their own experiences –  highlight institutional challenges, barriers to success, as well as lessons learned and achievements by each agency, one small and the other large.

This session is for both those interested in creating a program, as well as those who already have one established.

Presenters: Rochelle Allen, Byram Healthcare; Carol Jones, BSN BA, WCOCN, WOC Nurse Team Leader   VNA Care (MA);  Jennifer Gullison, RN, MSNs, Clinical Director, Cornerstone VNA

To receive the discount on the non-NEHCC attendee “ticket,”  use promo code:
PRENEHCC

Distance a little too far? Get a Room at Meadowmere Ogunquit Resort (just 5 minutes down the road) for only $75/Night!

Contact:
Michelangelo Floridino
Sales Manager
Meadowmere Resort
207-646-3641 x 657

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 2018 NEHCC: April 25-27, Cliff House Maine

Meet NEHCC 2018 Keynote Speaker: Melanie Stover

Hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and other care providers are looking for help to aid patients in managing
the disease process at home. If you aren’t there to tell them what you can do for them, no one will. Building a customer base starts with defining your brand and communicating your message. Learn how to get a seat at the table, how to present your data, and how to establish your agency as the provider of choice.

Stover has led numerous workshops and field training programs for clients, focusing on training clinicians to be better salespeople and training professional salespeople to produce more in less time through account management, successful selling skills, personal branding, time management, and improved customer service. Follow her on Twitter @melaniestover or @Home_Care_Sales.

Registration is now open for the 2018 New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show. The NEHCC is the region’s premier event for home care and hospice agencies. It’s hosted by the six New England state home care associations, which collectively represent nearly 400 organizations. The 2018 NEHCC will be in Cape Neddick, ME from April 25-27, 2-18.

Meet NEHCC 2018 Keynote Speaker: Kathy Gruver

Kathy Gruver, PhD
Author, Stress Expert

Burnout is high among those who care for others. Join  caregivers, executives and support staff for this fun and practical program and explore stress-busting  techniques as well as nutrition suggestions for people on the go, exercises, quick stretches and sleep tips. These are key to enhancing work productivity, improving communication and ensuring wellness of the staff. Teach your staff to care for themselves so they can care better for others.

Kathy Gruver, PhD is the award-winning author of seven books including: Conquer Your Stress, Workplace Wellness, Conquer your Stress at Work, and Journey of Healing. She studied mind/body medicine at the famed Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard and has been featured as an expert in numerous publications on over 250 radio and TV shows. In 2015, she had the privilege of creating a stress reduction program for the US Military.

Registration is now open for the 2018 New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show. The NEHCC is the region’s premier event for home care and hospice agencies. It’s hosted by the six New England state home care associations, which collectively represent nearly 400 organizations. The 2018 NEHCC will be in Cape Neddick, ME from April 25-27, 2-18.

Meet NEHCC 2018 Keynote Speaker: Laura Adams

Laura Adams
President and CEO, Rhode Island Quality Institute

If a health care provider can’t navigate the healthcare
system, who can? Laura Adams had gone through all the standard diagnostic tests before being diagnosed with breast cancer. She was dismayed at how little information was shared between the providers and how she was not included as part of her own health care team. This experience does not bode well for patients, especially those with low health literacy.

As home care and hospice professionals, we have the power to disrupt and transform the industry by focusing on patient and family engagement. Laura will share her personal story to illustrate how we must learn to use the information and data to improve the quality of the care we provide.

Laura Adams is the President and CEO of the Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI), a center of collaborative innovation that advances health and healthcare transformation. RIQI was named a CMS Practice Transformation Network, one of only 29 in the nation. She is the Massachusetts appointee to the Oversight Council for the MA Center for Health Information and Analysis and has served on the Rhode Island Governor’s Workgroup on Healthcare Innovation.

Registration is now open for the 2018 New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show. The NEHCC is the region’s premier event for home care and hospice agencies. It’s hosted by the six New England state home care associations, which collectively represent nearly 400 organizations. The 2018 NEHCC will be in Cape Neddick, ME from April 25-27, 2-18.

Meet an NEHCC 2018 Keynote Speaker: Pat Gallant-Charette

Pat Gallant-Charette is a native of Maine, wife and grandmother, and  also the oldest woman ever to swim across the English Channel. Join Pat for this inspirational story about her personal journey, which reinforces her belief that we are restrained only by the limits we place on ourselves. When we recognize this, we can accomplish amazing feats.

Pat has completed five out of seven of the world’s toughest open water swims, including the North Channel between Ireland and Scotland, California’s Catalina Channel and Japan’s Tsugaru Channel. In 2016, Pat was nominated for World Open Water Swimmer Woman of the Year and for the Global Marathon Swimmers Federation Solo Swim of the Year for her record setting North Channel swim.

Pat will give the lunch keynote address to the NEHCC on Thursday, April 26.

Registration is now open for the 2018 New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show. The NEHCC is the region’s premier event for home care and hospice agencies. It’s hosted by the six New England state home care associations, which collectively represent nearly 400 organizations. The 2018 NEHCC will be in Cape Neddick, ME from April 25-27, 2-18.

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Meet an NEHCC 2018 Keynote Speaker: Gina Mazza

Gina Mazza, BSN, RN, CPHQ
Partner, Fazzi Associates

Having enough trained staff to provide services and administrative support is the number one strategic goal for agency directors and supervisors. Employee engagement is critically important to the every aspect of your hospice and home health agency. It is the essence of what keeps employees committed and passionate about their work. Every leader has a role to play in attaining and maintaining a high level of employee engagement.

Most experts agree that turnover typically costs about 1.5 times the annual salary of the position requiring a replacement. Mazza will discuss what this is doing to your bottom line and how the “Span of Influence,” or the number of subordinates directly reporting to a leader/manager, is affecting your agency. Gina will delve into the changing labor force and give actionable items that leaders must do now to ensure employees are engaged.

Gina Mazza is a national leader on regulatory and compliance issues. She manages one of the largest OASIS and compliance groups in the country. She has spearheaded a number of Fazzi’s national best practice initiatives and serves as the clinical expert on Fazzi’s National State of the Industry Study. Follow her at @FazziAssociates.

Registration is now open for the 2018 New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show. The NEHCC is the region’s premier event for home care and hospice agencies. It’s hosted by the six New England state home care associations, which collectively represent nearly 400 organizations. The 2018 NEHCC will be in Cape Neddick, ME from April 25-27, 2-18.

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Here’s What Our Members Want to Learn About at 2018 NEHCC

The Call for Speakers for the New England Home Care and Hospice Conference and Trade Show deadline is quickly approaching with only a few weeks left to submit!

We have surveyed attendees to learn some of the topics they would like to hear during this years conference. Along with the standard basics of clinical, leadership/management, financial, hospice, private care topics, some more specific examples include:

  • New COPs
  • Implementing a palliative care program into an existing hospice and home health agency
  • Clinical models of delivery that support patient centered care recruitment and retention of home care clinicians
  • QAPI – how to demonstrate action and success
  • Hospice – future trends, strategies, system alignment, etc
  • Choosing primary diagnosis for hospice
  • Revenue enhancement strategies for intermittent services
  • Operational dashboards that help manage daily operations
  • Collaboration across the healthcare continuum
  • New HR laws for 2018
  • Value-Based Purchasing
  • Patient outcomes
  • Surveys

The NEHCC committee welcomes Speaker Presentation applications from a diverse audience of home health and healthcare experts.

The deadline to submit is Friday, December 15th at the end of the business day.

The 2018 conference is being held from April 25-27 at the Cliff House Maine.

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Now Seeking Speakers for 2018 Conference

The New England Home Care and Hospice Conference and Trade Show is now seeking speakers for its 2018 event from April 25-27 at Cliff House Maine in Cape Neddick.

Answer the CallThe NEHCC is designed for senior and mid-level administrative and clinical staff. Topics are designed to meet the needs of all agencies, including Medicare-certified, private duty, and hospices. We are looking for speakers for multiple keynote sessions, workshops, and intensive programs. A list of past keynote speakers is available, as is the full schedule for the 2017 conference.

The New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show is the region’s premier event for home care and hospice agencies. It’s hosted by the six New England state home care associations, which collectively represent nearly 400 organizations.

Return to www.nehcc.com.