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2017 CHEF June Education Event and 2nd Annual Diversity & Inclusion Summer Networking Event

June 15, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Walk In Registrations Will Be Accepted!

Thursday, June 15, 2017 – Registration begins at 3:00pm. ?First panel begins at 3:30pm
The Mid-America Club, AON Building, 80th Floor
200 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago, IL? 60601

Join us for our 2017 Face-to-Face Education Program and 2nd Annual Diversity & Inclusion Summer Networking Event at The Mid-America Club, nestled in the Chicago Skyline

Experience the Breathtaking View overlooking the City. This venue has been chosen especially for you and your colleagues, to enjoy exciting education and engaging conversation with one another.

Together We Achieve More …?

Join us on June 15th for two engaging Face-to-Face panel discussions,?Identifying and Assistingthe Impaired ?Healthcare Worker?and ?Fostering Inclusion of LGBT Patients and Employees?,both featuring panelists are from all corners of the Chicago Healthcare community. ?After the sessions, stay for the fun.

The Chicago Health Executives Forum invites you to a fabulous?Diversity & Inclusion Summer Network Event. Join your healthcare colleagues who are committed to eliminating healthcare disparities and increasing diversity career advancement in healthcare. ?We promise that you will experience an evening of collaboration, food, fun while meeting new friends and creating strategic relationships.

Be sure and bring 40+ business cards. You will be prepared to network with great people and keep the conversation going…?”We’re Better Together Networking”

Event Schedule:
3:00 – 3:30pm – Registration and Networking
3:30 – 5:00pm – Panel #1: ?Identifying and Assisting the Impaired?Healthcare Worker

Society expects healthcare leaders and providers to practice standards of good health and serve as strong advocates of those they serve. Those impaired by substance abuse, dependency or mental/emotional instability not only diminish their own credibility, but also that of their organization. Public confidence in the organization is reduced when it appears the organization is not taking appropriate steps to safeguard patients and the high standards of professional and ethical practice. This lack of public confidence may cause the community to deem the organization, and perhaps by extension the profession, unworthy of its support and trust.

Moderator: ?Shanon Shumpert, JD, LLM, Associate Vice President, Employee/Labor?Relations & Institutional Equity, Rush University Medical Center

Bill Heffernan, Co-President, Employee Resource Systems
Tracy Magers, LSW, CADC, CDWF, Program Manager, Lincoln Park Professionals Program, Manager of?Behavioral Health and Addiction Services, Presence St. Joseph Hospital, Chicago

5:00 – 5:15pm – Stretch Break

5:15 – 6:45pm – Panel #2: ?Fostering Inclusion of LGBT Patients and Employees

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients face many challenges in accessing knowledgeable, unbiased and welcoming healthcare in all practice settings. The potential and/or fear of receiving derogatory remarks, unequitable care, or being turned away from treatment often deters some of the LGBT community and their families from seeking healthcare services. Healthcare equality for all people is a guiding principle of the healthcare management profession. However, discrimination towards the LGBT community continues in the healthcare environment today. This panel discussion will focus on the need to strengthen the pursuance of equity of care and to foster inclusion of LGBT patients and employees.

Moderator:??Sharon C. Allen, Senior Executive Director, Institute for Diversity in Health Management

Cecilia Hardacker, MSN, RN, CNL, Director of Education, Howard Brown Health
Brandy Hatcher MSN, RN, CNL, Senior Care RN Manager, Rush Medical Center
Magda Houlberg, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Howard Brown Health
John Knight, Director, American Civil Union of Illinois? LGBT & HIV Project and Senior Staff Attorney,?ACLU?s national LGBT & HIV Project

6:45 – 8:30pm – Diversity & Inclusion Summer Networking Event

Prices include education, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Space is limited, so register today!


June 15, 2017 3:00 pm
June 15, 2017 8:30 pm
Event Category:
Walk In Registrations Will Be Accepted


The Mid-America Club
AON Building, 200 E. Randolph St., 80th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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