Summit on Quality 2021

Summit on Quality 2021

In a year that has been anything but familiar, the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative’s Summit on Quality is changing, too. We recognize that everyone in the health care system has been deeply impacted by COVID-19. This year’s Summit is fully online and designed to equip Kansas’s health care professionals to thrive in our “new normal.”

As with previous Summit events, the programming will be tailored to physicians, hospital leaders, quality improvement professionals, clinic managers, risk managers, infection preventionists, long-term care providers, and other interested health care professionals—practicing in both urban and rural settings throughout our state.

2021 Summit on Quality
No-cost online annual event
May 19, 20, and 21, 2021

Registered participants will receive access to a series of three one-hour videos that that may be viewed as you and your team members’ schedule allows. One video from the series will be released each day on May 19, 20, and 21—registered participants will receive the links via email. After the premiere, the videos will remain available for a few weeks.

Free registration:


SESSION 1) “Return to New, Not Just to Normal,” by Craig Deao of Studer Group (1 hour session)Craig Deao

A big-picture look at how disruptions to everyday life in the past have created opportunities for initiating change, and how today’s transition to a post-COVID return to everyday life presents an opportunity for significant change in our quality improvement and patient safety work.


SESSION 2) “Change Under Pressure, Leveraged for the Future,”Panelist speakers a panel conversation (1 hour session)

  • Jennifer Bacani McKenney, MD, Wilson County health officer
  • Jenny Niblock, Chief Clinical Officer, Citizen’s Medical Center, Colby
  • Bobby Olm-Shipman, President and CEO, South/East Region at Saint Luke's Health System
  • Ed O’Malley, President and CEO, Kansas Leadership Center (facilitator)

A physician leader in quality improvement and in public health, a hospital leader in nursing and health care quality, a hospital executive leader in innovation and collaboration will discuss post-pandemic health care in Kansas, with facilitator Ed O’Malley, an expert in facilitating change through effective leadership. Panelists will discuss changes their organizations and others made amid the pandemic with an eye to how such changes present an opportunity for improvements in post-pandemic health care.


SESSION 3) “You Can’t Pour from an Empty Cup,” by Ryan Estis, CEO, Ryan Estis and Associates (1 hour session)Ryan Estis

Wellness has taken on increased importance during this uniquely challenging time. Two-thirds of people report increased stress during the pandemic and 54% report feeling emotionally exhausted. For those working in health care, the numbers are even higher. Ryan Estis will provide the information and inspiration attendees need to care for themselves, so they are best equipped to add value and thrive in their organizations.

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