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April 25, 2023 | 8:30 am 2:00 pm


8:45 – 9 a.m. | Opening Remarks
Welcome and MHA Commitment to Eliminate Surgical Smoke 

Patricia Noga, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Vice President, Clinical Affairs 
Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. | Conversations with the C-Suite: How to Get Buy-In and Support
Michael Gustafson, MD, MBA
UMass Memorial Medical Center 

Kathleen (Kati) Korenda, NP, MBA
Associate Vice President, Perioperative Nursing & Surgical Services 
UMass Memorial Medical Center 

9:30 – 10:15 a.m. | KEYNOTE: AORN Presentation
Jeffrey Keane, BSN, RN, CNOR 
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, Massachusetts Chapter 1  
Emily Jones, MSN, RN, CNOR, NPD-BC  
Perioperative Practice Specialist  
Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.:

10:30 – 11 a.m. | BREAK and The Learning Lab

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Panel and Roundtable
Hospital Journeys to Eliminate Surgical Smoke: Beginning, Middle and End
Daniel Johnson, BSN, RN
Director of Perioperative Services 
Emerson Health 

Jeffrey Keane, BSN, RN, CNOR                                                                                     
Innovation and Technology Resource, Perioperative Services                                                 
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Jill Romero, MSOL, RNFA, CNOR, BSN     
Director, Surgical Services                                                                                                             
Lowell General Hospital
Pediatric Smoke Experience: Boston Children’s Hospital
Andrea Dyer, MSN, RN, CNOR
Operating Room Training Manager
Boston Children’s Hospital

Megan K. Nolan, MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC
Director of Nursing and Patient Care Operations
Boston Children’s Hospital

Sreeharsha V. Nandyala, MD
Adult & Pediatric Spine Surgery/Robotic Spine Surgery
Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center

Learnings from Baystate Health System: Going Smoke Free Incrementally and Throughout a Healthcare System
Catherine Dutton, MSN, RN, CNOR                                                                                       
Nurse Educator                                                                                                                                 
Baystate Medical Center

Stephanie Johnson, MSN, RN, CAPA, CPAN                                                                                                                                   
Assistant Nurse Manager/Clinical Educator, Surgical Services                                                                             
Baystate Franklin Medical Center

James (Jay) Panniello, BS, RN                                                                                                       
Manager-Surgical and Outpatient Services                                                                                                                               
Baystate Noble Hospital

Sheldrick Streete, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, CNOR                                                                             
Chief Operating Officer/Vice President Operations                                                                           
Baystate Health

12:30 – 1 p.m. | LUNCH and The Learning Lab
1 – 1:45 p.m. | Overcoming Roadblocks and Facing the Challenges of Eliminating Surgical Smoke
Rozanna Penney, CRNA, MBA                                                                                                             
Chief Operating Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, Vice President Patient Care Services 
Heywood Hospital 

Shane Doherty                                                                                                                             
Senior Director of Supply Chain                                                                                               
Heywood Hospital 

Andrea McCormack, MBA, RN, CNOR                                                                                     
Nurse Manager, Operating Room                                                                                               
Beverly Hospital 

Lorraina Smith-Zuba, R.N., MSN, CNOR, CEN
Executive Director, Perioperative Services
Holyoke Medical Center

1:45 – 2 p.m. | Closing Remarks                 
Patricia Noga, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN                                                                                                       
Vice President, Clinical Affairs
Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association 

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