Health Care Lecture Series

10th Anniversary
Health Care Symposium

"The Patient-Centered Model: Health and Wellness Achieved"

Keynote, Dr. Paul Grundy, M.D., MPH, FACOEM, FACPM, Chief Transformation Officer, Innovaccer

Health Care Symposium cover photo

Friday, October 18, 2019

8:00 a.m. - Gathering and Networking (Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall; faculty and student research posters will be displayed in the Rosenn concourse)

8:30 a.m. - Welcome (Lemmond Theater); Thomas J. Botzman, Ph.D., President, Misericordia University

8:40 am. - Second Annual “Excellence in Health Care Award Presentation” (Lemmond Theater): Alfred Casale, M.D., Associate Chief Medical Officer, Geisinger Northeast

8:50 a.m. - Speaker Introduction (Lemmond Theater); Joseph Grilli, MPA, DPA., Director of Corporate & Institutional Recruitment, Misericordia University

8:50 a.m. - Keynote Address (Lemmond Theater); Dr. Paul Grundy, M.D., MPH, FACOEM, FACPM - “Trusted Healer: The Foundation of Healthcare Transformation"

10:00 a.m. - Break

10:15 a.m. - Speaker Introduction (Lemmond Theater); David Rehm Ph.D., Vice President, Academic Affairs, Misericordia University

10:20 a.m. - Plenary Session (Lemmond Theater); Dr. Joseph Ravenell, M.D., M.S. - "Everyone is a Leader and Influencer"

11:30 a.m. - Lunch (Rooms 217-219 Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall); Arts in Healthcare display in Pauly Friedman Art Gallery; Faculty/Student posters displayed in Rosenn concourse

12:50 p.m. - Art Moderator Introduction (Lemmond Theater); Amanda Caleb, Ph.D., Director, Medical and Health Humanities

1:00 p.m. - Art Moderator Presentation (Lemmond Theater); Joseph Cohen, BFA, MFA - "Arts in Healthcare"

1:50 p.m. - Misericordia University Faculty - Contemporary Research Presentations (Lemmond Theater)

2:20 p.m. - Closing Remarks (Lemmond Theater); David Rehm Ph.D., Vice President, Academic Affairs, Misericordia University

All Day - Exhibition: Arts in Healthcare (Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall) - An exploration of how the arts contribute to a positive environment for patients and providers

All Day - Poster Session: Faculty and Student Research (Rosenn Concourse, Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall) - Featuring recent innovations and discoveries by students and faculty in the College of Health Sciences and Education

Leaders and managers at all levels and in all areas of the health care delivery system will benefit from this presentation as well as students in health care administration and clinical fields. Business leaders and the public are also welcome.

This activity has been submitted to Pennsylvania State Nurses Association for approval to award 4.0 contact hours. Pennsylvania State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Keynote Speaker - Tenth Annual Symposium

Dr. Paul Grundy

Keynote Speaker

Paul Grundy, M.D., MPH, FACOEM, FACPM is the Chief Transformation Officer at Innovaccer. Affectionately known as the ‘Godfather’ of the Patient-Centered Medical Home model, he is the Founding President of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) and a member of the National Academy of Medicine. Prior to Innovaccer Dr Grundy enjoyed an esteemed career at IBM, as the Chief Medical Officer of the Healthcare Life Sciences division, and the Global Director of Healthcare Transformation. Previous to IBM he was the Minister Consular for the US Department of State. Dr. Grundy is a globally respected healthcare convener, storyteller, and visionary - a "Trusted Healer”. He holds numerous international honorary titles and awards, including an honorary lifetime member of the UK National Association of Primary Care, an Ambassador for Healthcare DENMARK and the first international member of the Irish National Association of General Practice. He was the recipient of the NCQA National Quality Award in 2012, and recipient of the prestigious Barbara Starfield Primary Care Leadership Award in 2016.

Plenary Session - "Everyone is a Leader and Influencer"

Dr. Joseph E. Ravenell

Plenary Session

Joseph Ravenell, MD, MS, is Assistant Professor of Population Health and Medicine at NYU School of Medicine. He is a core member of the Center for Healthful Behavior Change, a board-certified internist and hypertension specialist with a strong track record of NIH funding to improve cardiovascular disease in diverse populations. He is Principle Investigator (PI) or co-PI of 3 community-based randomized trials: 1) a National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute R01 (1R01HL096946) grant to test community-based strategies to improve blood pressure control and colon cancer screening in 24 black churches in Harlem; 2) a National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities P60 project (1P60MD003421, Proj 2) to improve blood pressure control and cancer screening in black barbershops; and 3) a CDC-funded U48 grant (1U48 DP002671) to test the comparative effectiveness of two interventions to increase blood pressure control among black men in New York City.

Dr. Ravenell is a current recipient of the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to study a physician-level intervention to improve global cardiovascular risk in black men. He also received the American Heart Association Pharmaceutical Roundtable Career Development Award for Implementation Research for a project focused on improving guideline-concordant hypertension management among physicians within New York City’s municipal health system. He is co-PI of an NIA-funded RC4 grant to examine the impact of a behavioral economics intervention to improve adherence to clinical lipid-lowering guidelines among physicians in a New York City primary care practice. In parallel with developing unique expertise in multi-level cardiovascular and cancer research, Dr. Ravenell has become a leader in hypertension clinical care and training. He is certified as a Specialist in Clinical Hypertension by the American Society of Hypertension, and was elected as an inaugural Fellow of the American Society of Hypertension.

Dr. Ravenell co-founded the Bellevue Hospital Resistant Hypertension Program, and established the first NYU Hypertension and Lipidology Fellowship designed to train physicians in the management of high-risk hypertension and community-based behavioral cardiovascular research. Through research, clinical care and training, Dr. Ravenell continually cultivates a multi-level approach to improving cardiovascular disease and cancer-related population health.

Health Care Advisory Council

Health Care Advisory Council
Revised, May 2019

Michael Amory
Amory Medical Associates
Amory Sleep Solutions
22 East End Center
Wilkes Barre, Pa. 18702

Ron Beer, Chief Administrative Officer,
Geisinger Northeast
1000 East Mountain Blvd.
Wilkes Barre, Pa. 18702

Lori Beucler, MSN, RN, BC-NE, FACHE, Vice President and Chief
Nursing Officer
Susquehanna Health
700 High St.
Williamsport, Pa. 17701

Alfred Casale, M.D., Associate Chief Medical Officer
Geisinger Northeast
1000 East Mountain Blvd.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

Karen Hummel, Assistant

Cornelio Catena, Chief Executive Officer
Wilkes Barre General Hospital
575 N. River St.
Wilkes Barre, PA 18764

Robert Cole, PhD, Vice President Systems Improvement
Allied Services
100 Abington Executive Park
Clarks Summit, Pa. 18411

Mary Erwine, President
Erwine Home Health and Hospice, Inc.
270 Pierce Street, Suite 101
Kingston, PA 18704

Linda Dominick, Assistant

Ted Epperly, M.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Family Medicine Residency of Idaho
777 N. Raymond
Boise, ID 83704

Patricia Finan-Castellano
Health Care Consultant
1848 Lakeside Drive
Harveys Lake, PA 18618

Michael Golden,

Laura Piazza Smith, RN, BSN, NHA
VP/Chief Nursing Innovation Officer
Allied Integrated Health System

Brian Rinker, Senior Vice President- NEPA Region
Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield
15 N. Main St.
Wilkes Barre, PA 18711

Barbara Zubko, Assistant

Conrad Schintz, Health Care Executive (retired)
33 South Beech Road
Plains, Pa. 18705

Deborah Vilegi-Payne, Ph.D, Dean Health Sciences
Luzerne County Community College
133 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke, Pa. 18634;

Eric Williams,;

Paul Woelkers, President
Lackawanna Mobile X-Ray
1229 Monroe Avenue
Dunmore, PA 18509

Misericordia University Members:

Thomas Botzman, PhD, co-chair, President
Misericordia University

Glenn Bozinski, Vice President, Enrollment Management
Misericordia University

Joseph Grilli, MPA, DPA co-chair, Director
Corporate and Institutional Recruitment
Misericordia University

Leamor Kahanov, Ed.D, ATC, LAT, Dean
College of Health Sciences and Education
Misericordia University

Allen C. Minor, Ph.D, Program Director/faculty
Health Care Management
Misericordia University

David Rehm, Vice President Academic Affairs
Misericordia University

Jim Roberts, Special Assistant to the President
Misericordia University

Stacy Gallin, Director
Center for Human Dignity in Bioethics, Medicine, and Health
Misericordia University

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