Annual HR/Labor Forum

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Friday, May 3, 2019
8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
MHA Conference Center, Burlington, MA
$229 MHA Member Rate
$199 MHA Member Team Rate (3+ from one organization registering at the same time)
$399 Non-Member Rate 

Caring for Caregivers:
Making the Case for Clinician Wellbeing & Resilience

Friday, May 3, 2019 8 a.m. -2:30 p.m.


Healthcare’s disruptive forces are putting unprecedented stress on caregivers and the broader healthcare workforce. From onerous regulatory requirements to difficult workplace and societal issues, challenges arise every day, adding to burnout and lowered morale. Using emerging research and creative ideas, some healthcare organizations are tackling clinician wellbeing as a top-level priority. Development of resilience training and the creation of new executive-level Chief Wellness Officers are examples. Some healthcare organizations are even promoting the concept of "joy at work." Join us at this year’s forum, where we’ll look at the importance of clinician wellbeing, and how healthcare organizations can be proactive and innovative to create a better environment for both workers and their patients.

We will also feature a special session on the Massachusetts new Family Medical Leave Law, which takes effect July 1st.  Our faculty from Seyfarth Shaw will focus in what hospitals should have in place by the deadline, what you should know about emerging regulations, and what additional parts of the law will continue to come into effect over the next year. Tailored toward hospitals, this session will update you on the most timely and critical information.

Invited Speakers:

8 a.m.
Matthew M. Clark, Ph.D., L.P., Consultant, Department of Psychiatry & Psychology, Mayo Clinic and co-author of Improving Happiness, Life Satisfaction & Gratitude in Healthcare Workers 

9:15 a.m. Break

9:30 a.m.
Sarah Sardella, Sr. Director, Global Benefits, Akamai Technologies 

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m.
Innovative Employee Wellbeing Initiatives in Massachusetts

Mark Pettus, MD, FACP, Director Medical Education, Wellness and Population Health, Berkshire Health Systems & Associate Dean of Medical Education, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Patricia McGaffigan, RN, MS, CPPS, Vice President, Safety Programs
President, Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety
Fellow, AHA NPSF Patient Safety Leadership Fellowship Program, Class 11
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Thomas J. Ward, MS, Wellness Program Manager, UMass Memorial Health Care, Inc. 

12 p.m. Luncheon

12:45 p.m. 
HR Legal Update: Massachusetts’ New Paid Family Medical Leave Law
Ariel Cudcowicz, Co-Managing Partner and Co-Chair, National Employment and Litigation Counseling Practice, Seyfarth Shaw 

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Hot Topics Labor Briefing (members only)
Arthur Telegen, Partner, Labor & Employment Department, Seyfarth Shaw 

MHA Members who attend the conference will receive a complimentary copy of MHA’s Annual Labor Survey 

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