Clinic Conference: Collaborating for Success

Moving Quality Concepts into Patient-Centered Practice

Want to see how others have implemented quality concepts into best practices for patient centered care? If so, attend this action-oriented/peer-led conference and learn how pre-visit planning, chronic care management and care coordination can strengthen partnerships between providers and patients.

Target Audience  |  Practice managers, quality improvement managers, clinicians, clinical care coordinators.

Presentations and Interactive Session  |  In addition to the presentations, activities are planned to help put these concepts into action. This will be an informational and interactive session.

Continuing Education (CE)  |  An application has been approved for 4.8 nursing contact hours through Iowa Western Community College, Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #6..

Program Cost  | $20.00 [breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the day].

One Event. Two Locations. Please join us for one of the sessions below:

Thursday, March 21, 2019 | North Platte, NE

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Mid-Plains Community College
Room 202 & 204
1101 Halligan Drive | North Platte, Nebraska


Agenda:

8:30  Registration
9:00  Welcome
9:05  Pre-Visit Planning Presentation
          Tess Sinner, CMPE & Lori Zutavern, RN-C, LRT 
          Central Nebraska Medical Clinic, P.C. – Broken Bow

10:05  Pre-Visit Planning Activity: What’s in Your Suitcase?
10:35  Break 
10:45  Care Coordination Presentation
          Diana Lecher, RN
          Chadron Community Hospital- Chadron

11:45  Care Coordination Activity: Oh, The Tangled Web We Weave
12:15  Lunch
1:15  Chronic Care Management Presentation
           Brittany Hueftle, RN, BSN
           Lexington Regional Health Center- Lexington

2:15  Motivational Interviewing Activity: Whose Action Plan is it?
2:45  Closing

Presenter Bios:

Brittany Hueftle, RN, BSN is the Director of Transitional Care Services and a patient care nurse at Lexington Regional Health Center. She has been employed at Lexington Regional Health Services since 2008 and has held several positions. She received her nursing degree at the University of Nebraska Kearney and is currently working towards her Master of Science in Nursing through Liberty University. She has experience with care coordination, discharge planning and population health.

Diana Lecher is the Administrator and Director of Chadron Community Hospital’s Home Health & Hospice Program. Diana is highly motivated to provide quality care and leads the Agency in quality improvement projects. Still active in patient care therefore has understanding of the challenges of clinicians in the field of Home Care.  Chadron Community Hospital’s Home Health program is a 4 Star Agency.

Lori Zutavern, RN-C, LRT has been a Registered Nurse for 36 years.  She is a graduate of Bryan Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.  She holds Certifications in Gerontology and Limited Radiology Tech.  She has worked in a 12 bed hospital as a staff nurse, teaching Lamaze, BLS and was ACLS Certified.  She was an infection control nurse at a Long Term Care Facility for 10 years, school nurse for 11 years and the last 19 years has been with Central Nebraska Medical Clinic, the last 11 years as Director of Patient Care Coordination.  She is member of Nebraska Nurses Association, American Nurses Association and Nebraska Society of Radiologic Technologists. She is a wife, mother of 3, grandmother of 4.  She lives on a ranch in the Sandhills and enjoys walking and reading.

Tess Sinner, CMPE  is currently the clinic administrator for Central Nebraska Medical Clinic in Broken Bow Nebraska.  She has 30 years of experience in healthcare and for the past 6 years, has been part of a SERPA- ACO in leadership positions, currently sitting on the executive board.  Her clinic practices as a patient centered medical home and was Medicaid certified in 2013.    Tess is a Certified Medical Practice Executive with a degree in Business Administration and a certificate in Health Information Management.    Memberships include  Medical Group Managers Association, Nebraska Rural Health Association, Rotary and Friends of the Library.  Tess is married with 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren.  She enjoys traveling, reading and gardening.

Thursday, March 28, 2019 | York, NE

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Holthus Convention Center
Ballroom B & E
3130 Holen Avenue  |  York, Nebraska


Agenda:

8:30  Registration
9:00  Welcome
9:05  Pre-Visit Planning Presentation
           Tess Sinner, CMPE & Lori Zutavern, RN-C, LRT
           Central Nebraska Medical Clinic, P.C. – Broken Bow

10:05  Pre-Visit Planning Activity: What’s in Your Suitcase?
10:35  Break 
10:45  Care Coordination Presentation
          Kelsey Feigenbutz, ASN, Elaine Pohren, MSN & Judy Jesz, DNP, MBA, RN
          Nebraska Medicine- Midtown Clinic- Omaha

11:45  Care Coordination Activity: Oh, The Tangled Web We Weave
12:15  Lunch
1:15  Chronic Care Management Presentation
          Brandy Hertzig, RN, BSN – Nebraska Medicine
          Family Medicine at Oakview and Eagle Run – Omaha

2:15  Motivational Interviewing Activity: Whose Action Plan is it?
2:45  Closing

Presenter Bios:

Brandy Hertzig, RN, BSN
Hertzig has worked with Nebraska Medicine for 18 years, 13 of which have been in a nursing or leadership role. She graduated from UNMC College of Nursing and her first job was in the Nebraska Medicine Emergency Department. This was a great place to see how management of Chronic Health conditions could prevent many of the complications that were seen in the Emergency Department. In 2016, Hertzig moved to a Clinic Manger position and currently manages Oakview Family Medicine and Eagle Run Family Medicine in Omaha, NE.  Both have NCQA Level III PCMH Recognition. 

Kelsey Feigenbutz, ASN 
Kelsey is employed as a Nurse Care Coordinator at Nebraska Medicine, Midtown Clinic.  Kelsey began her nursing career at Midtown Clinic as an LPN.  Kelsey completed work on her Associates Degree in Nursing & began working at Cass County Health System, critical access hospital in Atlantic, Iowa.  Kelsey worked in ICU and as the Charge Nurse, as well as in the OB department and ER.  Kelsey enjoys the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) aspect of patient care, so she returned to Midtown Clinic in March of 2018.   Kelsey truly enjoys working with Midtown’s patient population and residents and is heading up the clinic’s Annual Wellness Visit initiatives.   Kelsey is enrolled at Methodist School of Nursing, and will complete her BSN in May of 2020. In her free time, Kelsey enjoys spending time with her husband and step daughter, camping, attending cattle shows, and spending time with family and friends.

Judy Jesz, DNP, MBA, RN
Dr. Jesz has worked in the ambulatory environment providing leadership, strategy and solutions for successful implementation of Patient Centered Medical Home in primary care clinics at three different health care systems in the Omaha area. By building relationships with medicine, nursing, pharmacy, behavioral health, social work, nutrition she strives to ensure patient care needs are coordinated in ambulatory setting. Dr. Jesz is the current President of the Nebraska Organization of Nurse Leaders and teaches courses in the financial organization of the health care industry and in public health for graduate students at Creighton University. Her doctoral research focus was on Patient Centered Medical Homes and Accountable Care Organizations.  Dr. Jesz is married and has three grown children and two dogs. 

Elaine Pohren, MSN
Pohren is currently employed as a  nurse coordinator at Midtown Clinic in Omaha, one of several PCMH clinics for Nebraska medicine. She returned to the clinic setting in 2017 after several years in nursing administration. All but one of her 42-year nursing career has been at Nebraska Medicine. Her various past nursing roles included staff nurse, clinical instructor, associate unit manager, clinic nurse, clinic nurse educator, lead coordinator for policies and procedures, pain nurse, medication safety nurse and a few more. She decided to return to direct patient care in her later nursing years as she wanted more contact with patients where she started her career. She is continually challenged in her current NCC role as she works with a vulnerable patient population and more than 60 internal medicine residents on a weekly basis. In her free time, Elaine enjoys the company of her husband and quilting friends, reading, going to estate sales and traveling to see her four children and two grandchildren who live out of state.

Tess Sinner, ACMPE
Sinner is currently the clinic administrator for Central Nebraska Medical Clinic in Broken Bow Nebraska.  She has 30 years of experience in healthcare and for the past 6 years, has been part of a SERPA- ACO in leadership positions, currently sitting on the executive board.  Her clinic practices as a patient centered medical home and was Medicaid certified in 2013. Tess is a Certified Medical Practice Executive with a degree in Business Administration and a certificate in Health Information Management. Memberships include  Medical Group Managers Association, Nebraska Rural Health Association, Rotary and Friends of the Library.  Tess is married with 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren.  She enjoys traveling, reading and gardening.

Lori Zutavern, RN-C, LRT
Zutavern has been a Registered Nurse for 36 years.  She is a graduate of Bryan Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.  She holds Certifications in Gerontology and Limited Radiology Tech.  She has worked in a 12 bed hospital as a staff nurse, teaching Lamaze, BLS and was ACLS Certified.  She was an infection control nurse at a Long Term Care Facility for 10 years, school nurse for 11 years and the last 19 years has been with Central Nebraska Medical Clinic, the last 11 years as Director of Patient Care Coordination.  She is member of Nebraska Nurses Association, American Nurses Association and Nebraska Society of Radiologic Technologists. She is a wife, mother of 3, grandmother of 4.  She lives on a ranch in the Sandhills and enjoys walking and reading.

Learning and Action Network

We invite you to join the Great Plains Learning and Action Network (LAN). All LAN partners will be invited to attend educational sessions on a variety of topics, have opportunities to learn from peers throughout the state and region and have access to an abundance of resources and tools. The LAN is a great opportunity to get connected and demonstrate your commitment to quality improvement.