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Feeling a Staffing Crunch?  Have New Leaders in Your ASC?

Feeling a Staffing Crunch?  Have New Leaders in Your ASC?

Make Sure Your Team is Registered for the CASA Annual Conference

The CASA Conference Committee knows the challenges you’re facing and put together a program to meet those top needs.  The program is packed with extra general session speakers of outstanding quality discussing these prime concerns.  Some highlights include:

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 Opening Sessions

How to Succeed in 2023 as an ASC Administrator – Caitlin Zulla CEO, SCA Health

Leading as a successful ASC administrator takes vision and the ability to pivot your strategy.  ASCs will need to align with their physicians, developing deep relationships, while always driving the needs for the patient first. They will need to incorporate innovative payment models, driving optimum patient outcomes.  As the Chief Executive Officer of Surgical Care Affiliates, Caitlin Zulla is leading this successful vision throughout the industry across the nation.  She will share the critical components that ASC leaders will need to incorporate into their strategic plans and daily practices for success and thriving in the coming years.

Pitch Perfect-Giant Courage - Dave Dravecky

The cancer battle that ended Dravecky’s career on the mound in a dramatic fashion, set the stage for his new life calling. In his address, Pitch Perfect – Giant Courage, he will share very personal challenges of his battle with cancer. He will inspire as he reveals how he has overcome adversity, depression, physical and mental challenges to live his best life as an encourager to others. He will impart how to handle obstacles to success in this ever changing and challenging healthcare environment.

Thursday September 8, 2022

The Connected Leader - Colette Carlson CSP, CPAE, Human Behavior Expert and CPAE Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker

Successful, effective leaders recognize the need to authentically connect on a human level, whether virtually or in-person, to create influence and impact. Connected leaders model courageous behaviors that create a culture of clarity, transparency, inclusion, and accountability, even in the most challenging times. In this engaging, uplifting, and research-based program, attendees will master their ability to communicate and connect on deeper levels, creating an environment where people thrive.

Friday, September 9, 2022 - Whatever you do don’t make plans to leave early

Mission Bend the Trend - Matt Luke RVP USPI and Carrie Millsap COO, Monterey Peninsula Surgery Centers

In this era of labor challenges, ASCs are not the only employer dealing with shortages of trained and motivated staff.   To successfully engage and recruit our workforce, ASC leaders will need to take an innovative and ownership approach.  This session will discuss pathways and the necessary mind set to “Bend this Trend.”

Why Leaders Fail: 7 Prescriptions for Executive Leadership Success - Mary Kelly, PhD, CSP, CDR, US Navy (ret)

Can great leaders become even better? Do you know the 7 critical mistakes leaders often make that cause them to falter? Why do good people so often struggle in leadership roles? Through analysis of over 100,000 employee surveys, Mary uncovers the 7 reasons many professionals are not as effective as they could be in leadership positions.  Based on the book, Why Leaders Fail and the 7 Prescriptions for Success, Mary shares principles of executive leadership success. Mary provides attendees with actionable insights they can apply immediately to be more successful in their leadership roles.

Rebuilding Your Team – Heather Lambert, Senior Manager, Learning & Development

As we move out of the pandemic, the impact of the past 2 years remains.  Our families faced enormous challenges, our healthcare structure was overburdened, our teams were compromised, and our surgery centers must deal with the fallout. The outcome is a new employee-driven playbook that puts the mental well-being, psychological safety, and emotional needs of our ASC teams first.  The way we supported individuals prior to the COVID-19 pandemic will not sustain teams as we move from this crisis to the next.  Rebuilding your ASC team to reflect the new reality is essential for patient care, staff retention, and individual wellness.  Join this session to look at the impact of the pressure performance curve, new realities for healthcare employers, and what your leadership needs to do in response.

Our conference will continue with other key topics including, Legislative, Regulatory and Accreditation Updates. In addition, there will be smaller breakout sessions diving deeper into the subjects of Finance, Human Resources, Clinical and Quality oversight.  Check out the full program here.

The CASA staff, Board and Conference Committee can’t wait to see you face to face again in Indian Wells at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort and Spa. For further information including registration and hotel reservations check out the CASA Conference website. 

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