Updated: July 14, 2005
The Sandestin Golf and Beach Center is fully operational and will be able to accommodate the National Symposium July 25-30th. Hurricane Dennis was terrible for many parts of the gulf coast as well as inland Alabama, Mississippi, and other states, but did not end our hopes for a successful event. The resort area did sustain some damage, but it was primarily beach erosion and downed limbs. The Symposium will take place as scheduled!
The 25th National Symposium for Healthcare Executives will take place July 25-30, 2005 at Sandestin Golf and Beach resort in Sandestin, Florida. The symposium is sponsored by the Center for Health Services Continuing Education in the School of Health Related Professions, Graduate Programs in Health Administration Alumni Association, and the University of Alabama School of Medicine Division of Continuing Medical Education.
This year’s symposium will present efforts necessary for sustained improvement and address impediments to improved care brought on by the now famous IOM report on quality and medical errors. This report made improving clinical performance one of the top priorities. Symposium presenters include leading executives, analysts, and legal minds that have been studying and advising governments and healthcare organizations on the development and implementation of strategies, which successfully navigate quality, information technology, and political and legal challenges.
Symposium participants include CEOs, COOs, CFOs, practicing physicians, consultants, attorneys, and many other health professionals and managers. During this week-long program, participants will learn to meet challenges presented by quality improvement initiatives by learning how to:
- improve healthcare quality;
- provide approaches to improve quality;
- investigate real cases of success; and
- analyze organization, political, and legal barriers.
The University of Alabama School of Medicine designates this educational activity for up to 25 Category 1 credits towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. The ACHE seminars are approved for 12 Category 1 ACHE Education credits.
The Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a 2,400-acre resort in northwest Florida offering 73 holes of championship golf, a 98-slip marina, world-class tennis, over 50 specialty shops, restaurants, children’s activities and much more. Visit http://www.sandestin.com/ to learn more about the resort.
For more information about the symposium see the Department of Health Services