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Local Chapter Update: Groups hold 17 upcoming meetings

CDI Strategies, March 19, 2015

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With dozens of local chapters meeting all across the country it may come as no surprise that leaders have sprung forward with more than a dozen events in March and April. For additional information, visit the local chapter page on the ACDIS website.

The Hawaii ACDIS Chapter meets Wednesday, March 18, noon to 2 p.m., at Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. For information, contact Shun No Chan at 808-522-4978 or
The first Iowa ACDIS Chapter meeting will be held Friday, March 20, 1 to 3:30 p.m., at Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison. The group will discuss:
  • ICD-10 implementation
  • Physician involvement
  • Administration support
For additional information, and to RSVP, contact meeting host Sherry Morreau at 712-265-2549 or
The next Georgia ACDIS Chapter meeting will be held Friday, March 20, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center in Marietta. Agenda includes:
  • Development of physician liaisons
  • Use of clinical evidence queries for performance indicators, tips, tricks, and caveats
For information or reservations, email
The Florida ACDIS Chapter meets Saturday, March 21, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Health Central Hospital in Ocoee. For more information, contact Cynthia Knight at
The CA ACDIS Chapter meets online to provide a CDI update from the case management world on Wednesday, March 25, 9 to 10 a.m. For more information, contact Emily Emmons at 858-677-6813 or
The MN ACDIS Chapter meets for its monthly call on Wednesday, March 25, 1 to 2 p.m., via telephone conference line. The group will review the ACDIS/HCPro webcast “Outpatient CDI: Implement an Effective Program,” and feature a panel discussion with Mayo Clinic Health System speakers Kristy Olson, RN, Kris Lindblom, RN, and Jenny Schoenecker. For additional information, contact Teresa L. Hegard at 507-538-0945 or
New York
The Suffolk County (Long Island) ACDIS Chapter meets Friday, March 27, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Stony Brook Hospital. The agenda includes:
  • “Revitalizing a CDI program for physician engagement,” by Karen Chase, RN, BSN
  • “A unique collaboration of residency program, the Sim Lab, and CDI to educate new residents,” by Eileen Finnin, RN, BS
RSVP by Friday, March 20, to Patti McKenna at or 631-447-3001. Admission is $3. Breakfast will be provided.
The Arizona ACDIS Chapter Desert Documenters meets Wednesday, April 1, 5:15 to 8 p.m., at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. Glenn Krauss, BBA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPUR, FCS, PCS, CCDS, C-CDI, C-DAM, executive director of the Foundation for Physician Documentation Integrity presents “Clinical Documentation Improvement Programs: Reinvention is the Key to Longevity.” For more information, email Brenda Pierce at or Judy Schade at
The Mass. ACDIS Chapter meeting slated for Wednesday, April 1, 1 to 3 p.m., at Massachusetts General Hospital has been filled. To join the Mass. ACDIS Chapter, complete this short survey.
The Central Indiana ACDIS Chapter meets Wednesday, April 8, 10 a.m. to noon at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis featuring a presentation regarding hepatology. For information, contact Angela Green at
The next N. Illinois ACDIS Chapter meeting takes place Wednesday, April 15, noon to 4 p.m., at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. For more information, contact Colleen M. Stukenberg at
New Hampshire
The new leadership of the NH ACDIS Chapter includes Laurie A. Stewart, Cynthia A. Goewey, Suzanne Whiteford, and Beverly Lavoie The group holds its first 2015 meeting April 16, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester. Remote meeting access will also be available. To register, contact Whitford at
The TN ACDIS Chapter meets Friday, April 24, at Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga. To volunteer to present or participate, contact members of the Core Leadership Team: Sherri Clark, Kristie Perry, James Kennedy, and Judy Rochelle
New York
The Five Borough New York City Chapter of ACDIS meets Thursday, April 30, 5:15 p.m., at New York University Langone Medical Center. For more information, email Visit the chapter at
South Carolina
The SC ACDIS Chapter hosts an ICD-10 for CDI Boot Camp on May 1 at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital in lieu of its regularly scheduled meeting. Reservations required by April 1. For information, email PJ Floyd at
The ME ACDIS Chapter meets Friday, May 1, from noon to 4 p.m., at the Alfond Center in Augusta. For information, contact Cathy Seluke at
The Oregon ACDIS Chapter meets Friday, May 1, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Providence-St. Vincent’s Hospital in Portland. For information, contact Charlene Shope at


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