Standards of Excellence with an Advanced Neuroscience Service Line

Venue: Columbia

Location: Columbia, South Carolina, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 09, 2009 End Date/Time: Apr 10, 2009
Registration Date: Apr 01, 2009
Early Registration Date: Jan 28, 2009
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"Neurological disorders and Neurotrauma are prevalent in all ages of society. The number of individuals suffering from head and spine disorders along with other neurological conditions are a major public health concern. The numbers are increasing, to include Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease, Brain tumors, Severe Headaches and Migraine, and Epilepsy.

Neuroscience Centers offer services in their communities while recognizing the complexity and cost of treating these individuals. With the potential of treating an increasing patient population, which includes over 78 million aging Baby Boomers. It is imperative to plan now for Establishing and Achieving Standards of Excellence with an Advanced Neuroscience Service Line. Learn from the experts how to offer the best care using practice guidelines, state-of-the-art technology to build referrals, and increase bed turnover with clinical sophistication. This will help you meet the current and long-term needs of the region that your hospital's healthcare system, academic, free-standing facility or private practice serves.

This seminar will offer practical implications and necessary tools to establish or improve your Neuroscience Center or program through sessions with hospital case studies and examples, in-depth panel discussions, interactive Q&A, breakout networking sessions with uncensored personal time with speakers/sponsors. Also, included will be an emphasis on emerging technologies, future trends, strategic opportunities and current challenges in today's cost conscious financial environment.


• Recruitment and Retention of Qualified Residency Staff & Advanced Clinical Programs
• Importance of an Accredited Multidisciplinary Team and Defining Their Roles to Increase Efficiency
• Creating a Cohesive Environment between Neuroscience Nurses and Neurosurgeons
• Obtaining Funding & State Approval to Build a New Tower or Hospital
• Increase Efficiency and Profitability with Emerging Technologies
• Steps to Becoming a Center of Excellence and Establishing a Comprehensive Neuroscience Program
• Panel Discussion on the Cooperative Competition Between Physician Owned Freestanding Neuroscience Centers and Hospitals
• Developing the Participation Standards of becoming a JCAHO Accredited Neuroscience Program
• Increase Profitability & Maximize Patient Reimbursement
• Creating a Brand Image and Nationally Recognized Neuroscience Service Line
• Optimize Patient Care and Safety through a Multidisciplinary Healthcare Design
• Streamline Specialty Centers (Ortho/Rehab/Stroke/Spine) to Effectively Manage Patient Flow and Increase Profitability


Additional Information

Speakers Include: Geraldine (Gerri) Berg, MBA Neuroscience Service Line Director Jane Czech, MBA,MS Co-Presenter Associate Chair for Administration for the Department of Neurology UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO MEDICAL CENTER* -San Francisco, CA Using Dashboards for Quality Improvement in Neurosciences *Ranked 4th by US News & World Report for Neurology Deborah Istas, R.N., M.A. Executive Director, Neurological Sciences Service Line THE NEBRRASKA MEDICAL CENTER –Omaha, NE Achieving Success in the Development of Neuroscience Service Lines *Ranked 41st by US News & World Report for Neurology Elizabeth Cianfrani, RN, BSN, MBA Administrative Director Surgical Services SHORE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL -Somers Point, NJ Attaining JC Cervical and Lumbar Spine Surgery Certification in a Community Hospital Setting Patricia Hortsman, RN, MSN, SNE-A Director of Clinical Program Development WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL -Morgantown, WV Developing a Sustainable Infrastructure for your Spine Program Ellen Barker, MSN, APN, CNRN, CLCP, ABDA Founder and President NEUROSCIENCE NURSING CONSULTANTS -Greenville, DE The Role of Neuroscience Nursing Education and Training for a Neuroscience Center of Excellence Joe Claypool Executive Director UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY MEDICAL CENTER Lexington, KY A Collaborative Effort for Better Stroke Treatment Warren Goldman, MD, PHD Chief over Department of Neurosurgery Louis A. Evangelista, MBA, MA Co-Presenter Assistant Vice President Department of Neurosurgery COOPER NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE -Camden, NJ Developing and Implementing an Integrated Neurological Institute Larry Spratling MD, FCCP Chief Medical Officer BANNER BAYWOOD MEDICAL CENTER -Mesa, AZ Comprehensive Neuro Program in a Community Hospital setting