HealthLeaders Media, the Premier Producer of Information Resources for Senior Healthcare Executives, Announces the Launch of HealthLeaders Media Rounds

Press Releases, February 18, 2010

HealthLeaders Media, the premier producer of information resources for senior healthcare executives, announces the launch of HealthLeaders Media Rounds, a series of live 3-hour, limited-seating national events hosted at leading hospitals across the country and available onsite or via Internet simulcast. Go to for more information.

The first of these events, ED Overhaul: Reduce costs, improve quality, and increase satisfaction, hosted at Scripps Health, La Jolla, CA on February 23, 2010 features top executives from Tomball Regional Hospital, William Beaumont Hospital, Methodist Healthcare, and Scripps Health. Including an introduction by the host facility, a roundtable discussion, and an open Q&A session, participants will get strategies to:  

  • Reduce crowding, wait times, and the number of patients who leave without being seen
  • Streamline the admission process
  • Create a staffing plan that reduces costs and increases coverage during peak hours
  • Improve ED and hospital integration
  • Improve quality and patient safety
  • Develop call-coverage strategies and closer alignment with key physicians

Says Jim Molpus, strategic relationships director for HealthLeaders Media, "The emergency department is an enormously complex component of the hospital to operate because of the nature and variety of the care that must be provided and the skills that must be teamed together to make it happen. The greater challenge remains in not just creating a well-run emergency department but in tying that department into the overall hospital or health system's governance, technology and quality continuum."

Speakers at the inaugural event include leaders from three top organizations: Chris Van Gorder, FACHE, President & CEO of Scripps Health and Chairman-Elect, American College of Healthcare Executives, San Diego , CA; Robb White, RN, CEN, Director, Emergency Services, Tomball Regional Hospital, Tomball, TX;  Jedd Roe, MD Chairman, Emergency Medicine, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI;  Brent Eastman, MD, FACS Chief Medical Officer & N. Paul Whittier Chair of Trauma, Scripps Health; and Chairman, Board of Regents, American College of Surgeons, San Diego, CA and Michael O. Ugwueke, DHA, FACHE Senior Vice President & CEO Methodist Healthcare - North & South Hospitals, Memphis, TN

"We are pleased to be bringing a series of thought leadership events into hospitals, where the real work of healthcare happens," says HealthLeaders Media Publisher Matthew Cann. "We're not just meeting with executives. We're on campus with physicians, nurses and the other care team members nearby. That gives our unique events a new level of authenticity." 

About Scripps Health
The four emergency departments operated by Scripps Health care for more than 400 emergency patients a day, amounting to more than 157,000 visits annually in one of the nation's most active emergency and trauma care regions. Each Scripps ED is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of emergency medicine experts who specialize in emergency care.  

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