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Dayton Ohio Chapter

Dayton, OH

Next Chapter Meeting

Title/topic: Patient Clinical Education and Practice Marketing
Speaker: TBD
Date: 11/27/2019
Time: 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Miami Valley Hospital South
2400 Miami Valley Dr
Centerville, Ohio 45459

Conference Room #1315

Registration, Breakfast 8:00-8:30
Meeting 8:30


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Chapter News

11/07/2019 - Dayton Chapter News
Our October meeting topic was Organization and Leadership. The meeting was led off with the current Chapter officers giving a detailed description of each of their duties and encouragement of members to contribute in a leadership role for the Chapter. Following that, our manager members and sponsors had a very informative round table discussion regarding leadership in our own practices and organizations. Our final membership meeting for 2019 will be held November 27. Our topic is Risk Management, presented by Stan Wilson, Safety Coordinator for Greene County and former firefighter. Plans are being made for our holiday event and installation dinner December 13 at Spaghetti Warehouse. We welcome our newest members, Donna Billingsley and Jamie Grant, both from Nephrology Associates of Dayton.

10/08/2019 - Dayton Chapter - September News
Our September meeting featured Benjamin McCall from Sinclair Workforce Development. His topic was “Raise the Bar – Planning, Setting & Achieving Goals”. His presentation was very informative and the tools he provided will be helpful as we set our own professional and personal goals. The information can also assist in coaching employees to reach their goals. In summary, these are five steps in goal setting: 1. Set goals that motivate you. 2. Build goals on the SMART framework. 3. Put Goals in writing. 4. Create an action plan. 5. Build in accountability. The SMART framework outlines the specific attributes needed. Goals must be Specific, Measurable, Action-oriented, Realistic and Time-bound. It is necessary to think with the end in mind and look at what you want to accomplish, what needs to be changed, what behaviors may need to change, and what should be improved. It is also important to define and differentiate short-term goals, medium-term goals and long-term goals.

09/09/2019 - Dayton Chapter - August News
Our August mini-seminar featured Joseph Valvona, Jr., MS, MBA, CSSMBB from Breakthrough Performance Group. Mr. Valvona provided presented the concepts and tools of Lean Six Sigma and how to improve patient satisfaction, quality of care, and efficiency. At the completion of the seminar, attendees received their White Belt certificate for Lean Six Sigma. He reminded attendees to use the intellect of our staff members, along with their knowledge and involve them to look at making improvements. There are eight forms of waste, but in our practices the most common are likely staff downtime, not fully utilizing the staff, and having excess processes. With LEAN, the focus is to strive for continuous flow and eliminating the waste. Utilizing LEAN Six Sigma tools to make improvements can help team-building, cross-training, employee engagement, involvement and development, while employees gain a mutual trust and respect for one another. Our September meeting will feature Benjamin McCall from Sinclair Workforce Development, presenting, “Raise the Bar – Planning, Setting & Achieving Goals”.


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Lora Wilson, CMM, CMA-A (AAMA)

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