“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
As health care consumers and health care workers, we are keenly aware of the challenges facing our healthcare system and the areas that need to change. The transformation of our health care system will require a commitment from both individuals and the systems that serve them.
This summit will consider innovative strategies and ideas to manage stress, advance wellness initiatives and better understand the decisions at end-of-life.
We believe that by implementing some of these practical approaches to our personal and work lives they will help us to transform ourselves and our relationship to the healthcare system. Our hope is as we become healthier and change ourselves, the systems surrounding us may also mirror those changes.
The summit will take place in the Predolin Humanities Center on the Edgewood College campus. Campus Map
Advanced registration is encouraged and food will be provided. The Innovation in Healthcare Summit is co-hosted by Edgewood College and Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin as part of the $1,000,000 gift to Edgewood College to engage and enlist Edgewood nursing students and graduates in innovative and progressive care delivery.
This summit is geared to students of health services. This event is free and open to the public.
8:30 – 9:00 Check in and brunch: Predolin Lobby
9:00-9:45 Keynote Speech: Transforming Health Care by Transforming Ourselves: Anderson Auditorium
Speaker: Mary Elizabeth Bathum PhD, RN
The first keynote will explore the neuroscience discoveries based on habits and health behavior change, the usefulness of mindfulness and meditation in changing behavior, aspects of motivational interviewing, paying attention to the quality of our relationships, and the importance of self-care and self-compassion.
10:00-10:45 Keynote Speech: Managing Stress through Self-Care: Anderson Auditorium
Speaker: Pamela Crary PhD, RN
In the United States 70%- 90% of clinic visits can be associated with symptoms related to stress and how individuals cope with stressors. This presentation will discuss relationships between health behaviors and stress management and introduce the practice of self-compassion and care.
10:45 -11:15 Snacks and Time to Explore Booths: Predolin Commons
11:15 – 12:00 Breakout sessions 1: Honoring Choices Wisconsin: A Conversation about Healthcare Decisions OR Is Anyone Listening?
Honoring Choices Wisconsin: A Conversation about Healthcare Decisions: Predolin 114
Speaker: Lisa N. Sherven BSN, RN
Do you know who would make healthcare decisions for you in the event you were not able to speak for yourself? Have you thought about the type of care you want to receive? Most adults do not want to think about this however it is critically important that we have these conversations with the people we love so that the decisions YOU want made are made. This workshop/breakout session will discuss the state wide initiative currently being implemented around Wisconsin and why you should complete an advance directive.
Is Anyone Listening?
Speakers: Mary Elizabeth Bathum PhD, RN and Colleen Gullickson PhD, RN: Predolin 116
Tired of hearing the same things at every clinic visit—eat right, exercise, get enough sleep? Tired of repeating the same information at every clinic visit—stop smoking, lose weight, reduce stress? This session will discuss strategies to engage in meaningful dialogue that will help build partnerships between health care providers and health care recipients to promote engaged health care. Time to change health care conversations and start building meaningful dialogue ! ! !
This session is intended for all audiences.
12:15 – 1:00 Breakout sessions 2: Developing a Comprehensive Wellness Initiative Using the Wheel of Health OR It's Up to Me: Taking Ownership of My Health Begins Now
Developing a Comprehensive Wellness Initiative Using the Wheel of Health: Predolin 114
Speakers: Rebecca Zambrano and Maria Sierra De La O
What does a comprehensive wellness initiative look like? How does an organization take the first steps to plan a wellness initiative? Who should be included in the process? This presentation will help you answer these questions in a way that responds to the unique needs and culture of your organization.
This workshop will describe a practical approach that utilizes the “wheel of health” as the basis of a framework for developing wellness programs. You will leave with practical tools and strategies to help you begin the process of creating a comprehensive wellness initiative in your workplace.
It's Up to Me: Taking Ownership of My Health Begins Now: Predolin 116
Speaker: Pamela Crary, PhD, RN
In this breakout session participants will engage in their own individualized assessment that addresses mind, body and spirit. Upon completing the assessment, participants will be able to see areas for growth and begin setting goals toward a healthy lifestyle. Additionally, some easy to do self-care modalities will be introduced and practiced.
The conference will feature speakers and presenters from Edgewood College and Group Health-Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin.
Mary Elizabeth Bathum PhD, RN
Henry Predolin School of Nursing
Pamela S. Crary PhD, RN
Colleen Gullickson PhD, RN, GNP
Professor and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Henry Predolin School of Nursing
Lisa N. Sherven BSN, RN
Quality Services Manager at Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin and Faculty for Honoring Choices Wisconsin
Maria Sierra De La O
Utilization and Operations Manager
Director of Online Faculty Development
Thank you for your interest in the Innovation in Healthcare Summit.
Registration for this event has closed.
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Wellness Activity Brainstorm