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Day in Annapolis - Leadership Training/Legislators Meet & Greet Reception
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Day in Annapolis has been super-charged for 2019! This entire day will be held at the historical Governor Calvert House. The morning and afternoon includes a full day training event for hospice and palliative care C-Suite Leadership on topics that will improve efficiency and assist leaders in better managing their operations. An evening Legislators Meet & Greet Reception that includes cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres will be held for leaders, board members, staff and volunteers.

When: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
8:00 AM
Where: Governor Calvert House
58 State Circle
Annapolis, Maryland  21401
United States
Contact: Peggy Funk

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Day in Annapolis/Leadership Training Event

A new super-charged full Day in Annapolis. The morning and afternoon includes a full day training event for hospice and palliative care C-Suite Leadership. The evening event is a meet and greet with Legislators is a great opportunity to educate elected officials on the operations, innovations, concerns and challenges that are relevant to end of life care in Maryland. Hospice and palliative care members, board members, staff, and volunteers are encouraged to attend.


Leadership Training Event:  8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Legislators Meet & Greet Cocktail Reception: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

Full Day Ticket - $100
Legislators Meet & Greet Cocktail Reception - $50

Tentative Schedule: 
8:00 to 8:30 a.m. – Breakfast

8:35 to 8:45 a.m. – Welcome/Introductions/Agenda Review

8:45 to 9:45 a.m.
Leading Your Hospice Through an Uncertain Legislative Environment
Paul Ledford, CAE, DPL, President & CEO at Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association

9:45 to 10:00 a.m.  – BREAK

10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Maryland Data Set
Cordt Kassner, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Hospice Analytics

11:05 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
Leveraging Telehealth to Create Value for Your Hospice & Palliative Care Organization: "what Telehealth Can Do for YOUR Program."
Tom Riley, CEO at TapCloud
Andrew Mihalyo, PharmD, President and COO at DeltaCare RX

12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. – Lunch

1:15 to 2:15 p.m.
Leveraging Networks and a Leadership System for a Flight Path to the Future 
Chris Comeaux, MLAS, CPA, President/CEO at Telios Collaborative Network  

2:15 to 2:30

2:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Maryland Healthcare Discussion Panel
Panelists – TBA

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Legislators Meet & Greet Cocktail Reception 

Discounted Rooms with the Historic Inns of Annapolis

The Network has reserved a block of 15 discounted rooms ($119 -  plus tax) with the Historic Inns of Annapolis for the night before our event (Check in January 28, 2019). To reserve your room, visit HPCNM Room Block, or call 8oo-847-8882 and reference group # 10146Q. The rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis through January 16, 2019.   

Guests will check in at the Governor Calvert House located at 58 State Circle, Annapolis, MD  21401. Check in time is 3 p.m.; Check out is at noon. Valet parking is available overnight for $28.00. Daily rate is $15.00

Bios of Presenters

Paul Ledford, CAE, DPL, President & CEO at Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association
Paul actively leads FHPCA, representing Florida's hospice and palliative care programs, whose members
provide over $3.5 billion in services annually. FHPCA is a 501(c)(3)(h) Educational Charity, engaged in
developing and advancing a strategic plan driven agenda of patient advocacy, public and provider
education and outreach, and public policy advocacy at the state and federal levels, with a goal of
bringing relief to human suffering through hospice and palliative care. Actively builds, leads, and serves
on numerous state and national coalitions, and with three national affiliates related to elder care and
service to those in the final phases of life. In this role, Paul serves as the lead face, voice, and champion
of hospice with lawmakers and regulators.

Tom Riley, Chief Executive Officer,  TapCloud
Tom has over 25 years experience in healthcare technology. He has held roles spanning executive
leadership, HIT strategy, sales and marketing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate development, and e-business
strategy and operations. He has led organizations large and small in the development of
strategic initiatives to improve the use of technology in healthcare.

Andrew Mihalyo, PharmD, President and COO DeltaCareRx
As an optimistic, driven, dependable and capable health care entrepreneur with aspirations to play a
part in the reshaping of US Health Care, he supports having a "pharmacist provision of medication
therapy management" implemented as the foundation when attempting to create and maintain high
quality + efficient managed care models.Delta Care Rx is a privately held provider of Pharmacy Billing Solutions,
On Demand Pharmacist Services,Electronic Prescribing, and various technologies or software as services specifically
tailored for the hospice industry.

Cordt T. Kassner, PhD, Chief Executive Officer Hospice Analytics
Dr. Kassner is a hospice and end-of-life healthcare industry analyst. He incorporated Hospice Analytics in
2008 to merge Medicare datasets in unique ways, and with other national databases, to better understand and
explain how healthcare is delivered to those near the end of life. He earned degrees in Social Work
(BS, Illinois State University), Counseling (MA, Denver Conservative Baptist Seminary), and Health & Behavioral Sciences
(PhD, University of ColoradoDenver). His prior work experience includes serving as CEO of the Colorado Center for Hospice & Palliative Care (now HPCAR), and clinical and research responsibilities at the University of Colorado at Denver and
Health Sciences Center. While co-chairing the University of Colorado Hospital Ethics Committee, Cordt
founded the Colorado Healthcare Ethics Forum (CHEF), serving as president for 5 years and a board
member for 11 years. He has served as a "translator" of information between administration/clinical
healthcare professionals and researchers/statisticians for over 20 years. Cordt serves and has served on
numerous local, state, and national boards and committees and has facilitated over 150 workshops and
presentations. He served on three recent Medicare Technical Expert Panels for Hospice Quality, and is
the Vice Chair / Incoming Chair for the Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) Board of
Directors. Cordt has served on the faculty of the University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center
since 1992, and in 2012 was also invited to serve on the faculty at Duke University.

Chris Comeaux, President / CEO of Teleios Collaborative Network
Chris Comeaux (KOmo) is an award winning expert and lifelong student on leadership and the
performance required to truly be a leader. He has spent his life and career researching, learning,
coaching, and implementing the pushes and pulls necessary to create high performance leaders and
high performance organizations. Chris is currently the President/CEO of Teleios Collaborative Network
which is a collaboration between Four Seasons Compassion for Life, Carolina Caring, Caldwell Hospice
& Palliative Care,Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care, and Yancey Hospice & Palliative Care.
The goal of the collaboration is to harness the best of each hospice and enable the network to better care in each community
for the patients and families being served as well as introduce innovations across the membership network and
work with payers for new innovative solutions for those dealing with serious or advanced illness.
Over the years, Chris has become nationally known as a leader in our country’s hospice and palliative
care industry, where he has spent a large portion of his career as President/CEO of Four Seasons in
western North Carolina, a 2009 American Hospital Association Circle of Life Award Winner. In 2005, the
Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care honored him with the Peter Keese Leadership Award.
In 2006, Chris left Four Seasons for two years to build an alliance between the prestigious national
healthcare consulting firm, the Studer Group, and Covenant Hospice in Pensacola. The vision was to
transform, develop, and grow leaders throughout the hospice and palliative care world. Chris grew this
venture from its infancy to an established coaching firm partnering with post acute healthcare
organizations from New York to California. He returned to Four Seasons in 2008 to apply what he
learned in the trenches on leadership to an organization he knew and loved.

In 2016, Chris helped co-found Four Seasons Consulting Group (FSCG), a coaching and consulting company
enabling health systems, palliative care programs, post-acute providers, and hospice programs to learn best
practices and the systems necessary to produce those practices in their own organizations. Chris still provides
coaching and consulting services from FSCG to clients all over the US. Chris’s hospice career began in 1997
at Covenant Hospice in Pensacola, Florida. Earlier in his career, he worked with KPMG Peat Marwick, a “Big Four”
CPA consulting firm, and with Cooper Industries, a Fortune 100 Company, in its Executive Development Program.
Chris has a Masters in Leadership from the Thayer Institute for Performance Virtuosity. Chris is married to Deshia and
they are the proud parents of 5 children (3 boys and 2 girls) ranging in age from 19 to 9 years. Chris enjoys spending time
outdoors with his family, reading, learning, and working on their 7-acre farm in the mountains of Western North Carolina.

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