April 19, 2017 Events

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The Basics of Budgeting
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492


  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $225
  • Other Member: $250
  • Non-Member: $300

Many healthcare department managers have traditionally risen from the professional ranks as successful clinicians or technicians but with little or no formal business financial training. As a result, many are thrust into a chaotic environment without the necessary knowledge or tools in financial management. Skills in planning and budgeting are essential if they are to achieve the institution’s mission and contribute to “bottom line” results, particularly in an environment of chronic federal and state underfunding. In a very real sense, these represent survival skills for both managers and organizations. This member-requested management development program, part one of a two-part series, provides managers with an introduction to budgeting concepts, including calculating the volume budget and a revenue budget, tools to develop staffing plans, and salary and supply budgets, and information on how best to handle capital and equipment requests. Bill Ward, a popular and dynamic lecturer on financial management in healthcare returns at member request to present the program.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.

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Care Decisions Connecticut - Kickoff Program
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

There is no fee for this event.

Keynote Presenter: Susan Frampton, PhD

Susan Frampton, PhD, is the President of Planetree International, a non-profit advocacy and membership organization that works with a growing network of healthcare provider organizations across the continuum to implement comprehensive person-centered models of care.

Dr. Frampton, a medical anthropologist, has authored numerous publications, including the three editions of Putting Patients First (Jossey-Bass 2004, 2008, 2013), and served as lead author on the National Academy of Medicine’s Harnessing Evidence and Experience to Change Culture, released in early 2017.

Dr. Frampton leads Planetree’s advocacy efforts, chairs the National Quality Forum’s National Quality Partners Leadership Consortium, and has co-chaired NQF Action Teams on Advanced Illness Care, Patient-Family Engagement, and Decreasing Hospital (Re)Admissions. She serves on the Governing Board of the WHO-CC International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals, and on the editorial board for the Journal of Compassionate Healthcare.

Dr. Frampton chaired the National Academy of Medicine’s Scientific Advisory Panel on the Evidence Base for PatientCentered Care, which led to this ground-breaking publication. This guiding framework for patient and family engaged care definitively answers the question of whether resource investment in this area leads to better health outcomes. 

In addition to speaking internationally on culture change, quality, safety, and the patient experience, she was honored in 2009, when she was named one of “20 People who Make Healthcare Better” by Health Leaders magazine. 

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