About Our Conference

The Mohawk Valley Health System’s 2016 Campaign For Quality (CFQ) promises to give everyone in attendance a new perspective on today’s ever changing healthcare system.

This popular educational event, celebrating its 15th anniversary, features international, national and local experts presenting on current trends in healthcare, patient experiences, population health topics and patient safety initiatives. CFQ will be held at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, on Friday, October 14, 2016, and is free to attend. A special evening presentation and dinner will be held on Thursday, October 13 at the Radisson Hotel in Utica, New York.

Our community’s health is a shared responsibility, shared by patients, their families, providers, our hospital staff and caregivers. Understanding how we can all work together for the benefit of a healthy community, learning more about what other organizations are doing to improve patient care, as well as promoting community health is at the heart of CFQ. It’s a true community event open to all employees and medical staff from our area hospitals as well as the general public. Joining forces for the sixth year with Iroquois Healthcare’s Annual Quality and Patient Safety Forum, the 2016 CFQ offers something for everyone.

We hope you can join us at the 2016 Campaign For Quality! Be sure to check back for program updates. For more information contact Linda Lovrin at 315-624-6693 or llovrin@mvhealthsystem.org

View our 2016 Brochure

Locations & Accommodations

2016 Conference

Campaign For Quality is pleased to welcome David Nash, MBA, MD, as the conference keynote speaker. Dr. Nash was named the founding dean of the Je­fferson School of Population Health in 2008. He is a board certified internist who is internationally recognized for his work in outcomes management, medical sta­ff development and quality-of-care improvement. In his presentation, Dr. Nash will review the history of the failure of our healthcare system, explore the tenets of population health and connect population health to health reform.

Target Audience

The free educational event on Friday at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, is open to all employees, medical staff and volunteers from hospitals across New York State, as well as the general public. In 2015, nearly 500 physicians, healthcare workers, students and community members were in attendance. More than 20 hospitals and 13 healthcare organizations located throughout New York State were represented at last year’s CFQ.

Learning Objectives

Following this activity participants will be able to:

  • Understand the meaning and causes of stress, how it impacts our lives and learn specific strategies for prevention and management of stress.
  • Create authentic partnerships with patients and families.
  • Understand the differences between comfort care, hospice care and specialized palliative care.
  • Understand the value of motivational interviewing.
  • Increase knowledge of common knee injuries requiring surgery.
  • Connect the value of population healths and health reform.
  • Understand the evolution of radiation oncology therapy.
  • Understand the importance of always providing an excellent patient experience.
  • Understand preventing and managing professional burnout.
  • Understand the importance of appropriate antibiotic usage.

The following topics will also be covered:

  • Patient Safety
  • Population Health
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Palliative Care
  • The Patient Experience
  • Knee Injuries
  • Cardiac Care
  • And more!

Committee Members

Marianne Baker, MS, RN, CCM, CPHQ – Mohawk Valley Health System
Joeline Carey, RN - Mohawk Valley Health System
Durinda Durr, MS, RN – Rome Memorial Hospital
Erin Gigliotti, MS – Mohawk Valley Health System
Denise M. Jaskolka, BS – Mohawk Valley Health System
Paul Rubsamen, BA, MS – Mohawk Valley Health System
Timothy Shoen, MD ­– St. Mary’s Healthcare
Michael F. Trevisani, MD – Mohawk Valley Health System
Kathryn Ward, MS, MA, RN – Mohawk Valley Health System
Colette Wilk, MSN, RN – Mohawk Valley Health System
Eric Yoss, MD, FCCP - Mohawk Valley Health System