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Campaign For Quality

The Mohawk Valley Health System’s (MVHS) annual Campaign For Quality (CFQ) promises to provide a new perspective on the ever-changing healthcare industry.

Save the Date

Thursday, October 11 - Dinner and a Humorous Look at Healthcare, Delta Hotels by Marriott Utica

Friday, October 12 - Conference Keynotes and Presentations, Hamilton College

This popular educational event, which celebrated its 17th anniversary in 2018, features international, national and local experts presenting on current trends in healthcare, patient experiences, population health topics and patient safety initiatives. CFQ is held annually at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and is free to attend. A special evening presentation and dinner is held at the Delta Hotels by Marriott in Utica, New York. Check back here for additional 2018 information and registration.

The 2018 conference offers nine presentations, including topics on:

  • 2018 topics coming soon.

“Any provider, any healthcare worker or just anyone concerned about their health or the health of loved ones in general, should make time to attend Campaign For Quality. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain,” said Scott Perra FACHE, president/CEO of MVHS. “This educational series brings together incredible speakers with years of experience on various topics that affect all of us. Normally you’d expect to see these renowned speakers in large cities or major academic healthcare institutes but the 2018 CFQ is bringing all of them right here to our community. Even if you can only attend part of this amazing conference, you will come away with knowledge that will positively influence your understanding of healthcare.”

Target Audience

This free educational event is open to all employees, medical staff and volunteers from hospitals across New York state, as well as the general public. In 2017, nearly 500 physicians, healthcare workers, students and community members were in attendance. Fifty hospitals and healthcare organizations located throughout New York state were represented at last year’s Campaign For Quality.

2018 Keynote Speakers

Bryan Sexton – Motivational Speaker

Dr. Sexton has captured the wisdom of front-line caregivers through rigorous assessments of safety culture, teamwork and workforce resilience. His research instruments have been used around the world in more than 3,000 hospitals, in 30 countries. With specializations in organizational assessment, teamwork, survey development and quantitative methods, he spends his time teaching, mentoring, conducting research and finding practical ways of getting busy caregivers to do the right thing, by making it the easy thing to do.

Trisha Meili – Central Park Jogger, Motivational Speaker

For years Trisha Meili was known to the world as The Central Park Jogger. Her amazing story of survival and recovery was detailed in her best-selling memoir I Am The Central Park Jogger: A Story of Hope and Possibility. Trisha’s story is not of an attack, but rather, one of healing. The horror of her attack brought an outpouring of support and love from her family, friends, healthcare workers, co-workers and strangers.

2018 Learning Objectives

Attendees spent the day learning about the following topics:

  • Learning objectives coming soon.

CFQ Committee Members

Marianne Baker, MS, RN, CCM, CPHQ – Mohawk Valley Health System
John Forbes - Mohawk Valley Health System
Denise M. Jaskolka, BS – Mohawk Valley Health System
Paul Rubsamen, BA, MSOD – Mohawk Valley Health System
Timothy Shoen, MD ­– St. Mary’s Healthcare (retired)
Kelly Sperling – Mohawk Valley Health System
Derrick Suehs, Ed.D. – Mohawk Valley Health System
Michael F. Trevisani, MD – Mohawk Valley Health System
Colette Wilk, MSN, RN – Mohawk Valley Health System
Eric Yoss, MD, FCCP - Mohawk Valley Health System