Nursing Leadership Network of Ontario - Annual Health Care Leaders Conference

Thu, 2015-03-26 07:45 - Fri, 2015-03-27 15:00
Westin Prince Hotel
900 York Mills Rd.
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Opening Keynote: Speaker Regina Holliday

Regina Holliday is a Washington, DC-based patient advocate and artist known for painting a series of murals depicting the need for clarity and transparency in medical records. This advocacy mission was inspired by her husband Frederick Allen Holliday II and his struggle to get appropriate care during 11 weeks of continuous hospitalization in five facilities. After his death from kidney cancer on June 17, 2009, she began “73 Cents,” a mural depicting her husband dying in darkness surrounded by inaccessible technological tools in a closed data loop. The title refers to the cost per page for medical records in the state of Maryland.

Holliday’s artwork became part of the national healthcare debate and was reported on in the mainstream press, as well as reviewed by such journals as BMJ and APA. She began an advocacy movement called “The Walking Gallery,” for which medical providers and advocates wear “patient story” paintings on the backs of business suits. She authored The Walking Wall: 73 Cents to the Walking Gallery.

Backed by her own patient and caregiving experiences, Regina Holliday travels the globe heralding her message of patient empowerment and inclusion in healthcare decision making, and offering guidance on crowd funding in healthcare. She fearlessly stands before officials and practitioners demanding a thoughtful dialog on the role patients play in their own healthcare.

Friday Keynote Speaker: Vickie Kaminski

Vickie Kaminski is a senior health-care executive with more than 35 years of experience in the Canadian health care system.

On May 26, 2014, she was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of Alberta Health Services. As the only single provincial health authority in Canada, Alberta Health Services has responsibility for providing a full continuum of health services and promoting and protecting the health of Albertans throughout the entire province. Alberta Health Services has a budget of $13.6 billion and employees more then 100,000 staff.
Ms. Kaminski is a registered nurse with executive level experience in the Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador health care systems. Prior to her role with AHS, Ms. Kaminski held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer at the Eastern Regional Health Authority in Newfoundland and Labrador, the province’s largest health authority.

Throughout her career, she has focused on many facets of health care, including quality and patient safety, health professional education and mentoring, and best practice standards and evaluation. She has also worked to establish a framework for cardiac care in Ontario, served as the President of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario and overseen operational restructuring in Newfoundland and Labrador that resulted in significant savings without layoffs or service reductions.

Ms. Kaminski also participates in various local, regional and national committees. Currently, she sits as a member of the Canadian Institute for Health Information Strategic Analytic Committee, and is a member of the transitional board for HealthCareCAN. She also serves as a surveyor for both the Canadian and international markets with Accreditation Canada.

Ms. Kaminski is a past recipient of various awards including the Rotary International Paul Harris Fellowship Award, Laurentian University's Alumni Award of Distinction, Northern Ontario Women of Influence Award, and was recently named as one of Atlantic Canada's Top 50 CEOs.
Ms. Kaminski is a native of Sudbury, Ontario. She is a graduate in nursing from Laurentian University and holds an MBA from Northwestern University in Chicago and York University in Toronto.

Closing Keynote Speaker: Marlene Smadu

Marlene Smadu, RN, EdD, LLD (h.c.) is Vice-President of Quality and Transformation, Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. She has practiced nursing in all domains (clinical, education, administration, research and policy) and in a variety of settings in Canada, Papua New Guinea, and Qatar.

Dr. Smadu is a board member for the International Council of Nurses and the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and is member of the University of Regina senate.

Her research program includes patient safety and quality improvement, health human resource planning and development, Aboriginal health, health and nursing policy, and leadership.

Cost for RNAO/Non-NLN Member: $666.70 CAD

Cost for Full-Time Student: $242.95

Cost for Members: 
$570.65 CAD
Cost for non-Members: 
$706.25 CAD
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