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RARE Action Learning Day—June 17, 2014

The RARE Action Learning Day was designed for the RARE organizations' working teams and focused on the five key areas for improvement. Teams discussed their strategies and worked on plans, and participated in cross organizational networking.

Dr. Eric Coleman
Keynote speaker Dr. Eric Coleman
  1. Agenda (1-page PDF)
  2. Welcome presented by Lawrence Massa, FACHE, Minnesota Hospital Association
  3. Keynote presented by Dr. Eric Coleman, MD, MPH, AGSF, FACP
  4. Patient and Family Engagement presented by Pamela K. Greenhouse, MBA Executive Director Patient and Family Centered Care Innovation Center of University of Pittsburg Medical Center (60-page PDF)
  5. End of Life Care presented by Gloria Cade, RN, MBA, Director of Hospice, Palliative Care, and Advance Care Planning Allina Health (15-page PDF)
  6. Sustainability & Networking Activity presented by Kathy Cummings, RN, MA, Project Manager, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (3-page PDF)
  7. Symphony of Care presented by Carmen Hansen RN, BSN, and
    Jan Schuerman, MBA
  8. Looking Forward – Next Big Thing presented by Jennifer Lundblad, PhD, MBA, President and CEO, Stratis Health (5-page PDF)
Riverwood Team
Riverwood RARE team
RARE operating partners
RARE Campaign operating partners
RARE Action Learning Day attendees
Attendees at the final RARE Action Learning Day celebrate the success of 31,900 nights at home instead of in the hospital (June 17, 2014).
Patients and family members
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