Hot Topics for Hampton Roads Healthcare Leaders

Healthcare Administrators of Tidewater (HCAT), an independent chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives, is hosting two educational sessions for healthcare executives in Virginia’s Hampton Roads region.  Each meeting is approved for 1.5 hours of ACHE Face to Face Continuing Education. Fees are $25 for members; $35 for non-members and $15 for students.

Mark your calendars today and join HCAT’s esteemed panelists in discussions on these two hot topics:

August 30, 2012
Care for the Uninsured and Underinsured
Riverside Health System Conference Center, Newport News
5:00 – 6:30 pm; networking and refreshments
6:30 – 8:00 pm; dinner and discussion panel

Over 46 million Americans are without health insurance and many more are underinsured.  Hear from experienced healthcare executives that have successfully implemented programs to care for the un/underinsured in local communities, and gain an understanding of the opportunities and obligations in addressing the needs of this vulnerable population.


  • Teresa L. Edwards, MHA, FACHE (Moderator)
    President, Sentara Leigh Hospital
  • Gloria J. Bazzoli, PhD
    Bon Secours Professor of Health Administration
    Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Golden H. Bethune-Hill, RN, MSN, CNAA, BC
    CEO & Founder, Community Free Clinic of Newport News
  • Jason Houser, MHA, JD
    VP Legal Affairs, Riverside Health System

Register online by August 17, 2012 at

September 11, 2012
Integrating the Principles of Patient-Centered Care
The Town Point Club, World Trade Center, Norfolk
5:00 – 6:30 pm; networking and refreshments
6:30 – 8:00 pm; dinner and discussion panel

Patient-centered care has emerged as a way for healthcare organizations to achieve better quality and lower costs by including patients, families and care teams as active participants in clinical decisions and care processes that deliver respectful, coordinated, efficient care.  Learn how a truly patient-centered health care system can provide higher quality care, improve patient experience and increase efficiency.


  • Bassam Kawwass, FACHE (Moderator)
    Administrator, Cardiovascular Associates, LTD
  • John Barrett, FACHE
    CEO, Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center
  •  H. Lee Kanter, MD, FACC
    Cardiologist, Cardiovascular Associates, LTD
  • Carolyn (Cindy) A. Watts, PhD
    Professor and Chair, Dept. of Health Administration
    Virginia Commonwealth University

Register online by September 7, 2012 at

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