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April 2008 - Volume 4 - Issue 10

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South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Associationís May Summit Meeting Will Focus on Solutions

The third annual South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association Summit will take place on May 8 and 9, 2008 and will offer participants countless opportunities to learn, connect with others and discover new resources, ideas and solutions for the challenges they face in their healthcare institutions.

According to SFHHA president Linda Quick, this yearís sessions will feature speakers from the South Florida healthcare community as well as others from out-of-state who will present models of successful programs from their facilities. The keynote speech will be a presentation of "Health for Life: Better Health, Better Healthcare Ė The American Hospital Associationís Agenda for Americaís Health System." Special Guest Honoree this year will be Holly Benson, Secretary of the Florida division of the American Healthcare Association.

Conference sessions will focus on such timely topics as universal healthcare coverage, disaster preparation and response, customer service success stories, electronic medical records, protecting the security of hospital records and identities, technology enhanced care and secrets of successful workplaces.

"There will be something for everyone at the conference," says Quick. "We surveyed our membership to identify the issues and topics that are of greatest concern or interest to them, and planned our program with sensitivity to their requests. This is a regional conference and a multidisciplinary event, aimed primarily at the ĎCí suite and the managers: the CEO, CFO, CNO, risk managers, technology officers, department heads, human resources personnel and nurse managers. Anyone is welcome to attend; one need not be a member to come to this meeting."

SFHHA was created in 1944 to form an alliance among health care providers in the South Florida region. The associationís membership consists of hospitals, health care systems, clinics and other providers, plus payers, providers of ancillary services and other affiliated organizations. Currently, there are 53 member hospitals, plus 75 other healthcare organizations.

With a mission of assisting its members in their efforts to provide the highest quality care and services to patients, the SFHHA focuses on advocacy, education and networking. It serves as a unified voice for the regional healthcare industry, representing the interests of member institutions in Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Monroe Counties. Services include educational programs, seminars, legislative advocacy, shared services, networking and leadership opportunities and career advancement. SFHHA publications keep members aware of legislative issues, best practices, community news and new developments in the local, state and national healthcare industry. Individuals are encouraged to participate in the associationís task forces, committees and events for their own professional enhancement as well as the rich networking opportunities they provide.

Solutions for South Florida will take place at the Signature Grand, a special event and meeting center in Davie, Florida that is easily accessible off I-595 and features free parking. There will be 30 exhibitors and an opening night cocktail reception.

Quick encourages healthcare leaders and providers from all corners of the industry to attend. "This conference will enable participants to network with South Floridaís healthcare leadership, and we hope that they will find ideas and program models here," she says. "We can all learn from the experiences and mistakes of others who are willing to share their own journeys to improvement. Our goal at SFHHA is always to improve healthcare in South Florida and that is a mission that engages all of our members every day. This summit is a chance for them to gather together and find inspiration and solutions to advance care in their facilities and continue to meet the unique healthcare needs of the people of our community."

For more information, visit www.sfhha.com or call (954) 964-1660. To register, or to inquire about exhibiting, call (954) 964-1660.
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