We list hundreds of events on our Rural Reporter Calendar, but the workshops and events below are either our workshops or events we'd like to highlight.
Moving Your Organization Toward What Matters Building upon previous levels, this level tackles moving the EMS organization forward, making change and ensuring the organization avoids trouble and continues to be a place good people want to work. We will help you clarify where your organization needs to go next and how to get there. Contact Kathryn Miller for additional information. Location: Camp Douglas, WI. Registration»
The HCAHPS survey’s first 12 questions are directly related to employee behaviors and their communication skills. The last two reveal your fate. They ask how the patient rates your hospital overall, and if they would recommend you to their friends and family. If you have departments where pockets of push back and procrastination exist, if you have crisis creators, conflict avoiders or control commanders on your teams, it is likely that your HCAHPS scores are inconsistent and not where you need them to be. Join us for a day-long journey toward building your very own peak performing teams. Tune in to how managers can become more effective leaders, participate in more meaningful conversations and tune out to negativity and the other background noise standing in the way of getting to “always” and “yes”! Location: Stevens Point, WI. Save-the-Date»
The presenter, Betsy Chapin Taylor, will lead interactive sessions focused on identifying the various levers to enhance your foundation’s performance; strategies to identify and engage your key allies; and building a resonant case for support by conveying the human impact of your foundation’s work with powerful and emotional mission storytelling. This is offered to hospital foundation directors, staff, and board of trustee members through a partnership of the Wisconsin Office of Rural Health, the Wisconsin Hospital Association, and the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative. Location: Rothschild, WI.Event Website »
PEPP is a course created in recognition of the need for EMS training in the handling of pediatric patients. This program is designed to enhance and increase knowledge and skill in delivering care in the pre-hospital environment. Topics will include respiratory emergencies, emergency delivery and newborn resuscitation, and trauma. The course consists of an online portion and in person skills stations and exam. Register for one of two in person sessions on August 15 or August 19. Seating is limited; registration deadline is July 31. Sponsored by the WI Office of Rural Health. Location: Eau Claire, WI. Information & Registration»
Your Specific Role and Challenges: A Retreat At this level, the senior participants in the EMS Leadership Academy set the agenda in a facilitated retreat style session that focuses on applying what has been learned to actual cases. Specifically the session focuses on each participant’s leadership roles and challenges. Utilizing an “open space” format, participants chose the topics. Brief presentations are made on the topics and the balance of the allotted time is used to workshop each topic with discussion, exercises and the sharing of best (and worst) practices. Contact Kathryn Miller for additional information. Location: Warrens, WI. Registration»
The Workshop targets CFOs and Financial Managers of Critical Access Hospitals, but some information will be pertinent to Small Rural Hospitals as well. The Workshop is sponsored by the Wisconsin Office of Rural Health, in collaboration with the Wisconsin Hospital Association, the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative, and Hall, Render, Killian, Heath and Lyman. This Workshop is free of charge thanks to federal funding from the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program Grant. Location: Sauk City, WI. Save-the-Date»
The Wisconsin Office of Rural Health and the Wisconsin Transition of Care Coalition Steering Committee are hosting this one-day seminar. At the end of this educational session participants will be able to: Rethink methods and tools for communicating. Assist individuals and families to be more involved with their health care decisions. Engage community partners to create local solutions. Provide networking opportunities using active coalitions. Location: Wisconsin Dells, WI. Information & Registration»