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May 02, 2014


Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

ASHHRA Webinar and 50th Anniversary Annual Conference
Please Don’t Go: How to Retain Your Top Health Care Talent, Harnessing Assessments and Selection to Improve Retention
Date: May 6
Time: 10:00 a.m. PT, 11:00 a.m. MT, 12:00 p.m. CT, 1:00 p.m. ET
Price: Free for ASHHRA members Register Now
60-minute webinar

Poor retention in health care is a major and ongoing problem. In this webinar, you will learn the reasons hospital staff leaves and the ways in which hospitals can enhance retention through talent management and employee development practices. This AHA Solutions Signature Learning Series™ webinar is brought to you by AHA Solutions, Inc., and HealthcareSource. Click here for more information and to register.

Register Today – The ASHHRA 50th Annual Conference & Exposition
Registration is open for the annual conference to be held this year in Chicago, Ill., from September 27-30. As this year is the 50th anniversary of the ASHHRA annual conference, the theme will be “Honoring our Past/Preparing for our Future.” All health care HR practitioners, consultants, students and retirees are encouraged to attend. As a reminder, non-member registration INCLUDES one year of ASHHRA membership, and ASHHRA members can renew their membership with registration.

Register for the ASHHRA 50th Annual Conference & Exposition here. For information about sponsorship opportunities, please click here. For information about exhibiting at the conference, click here or contact Doreen Bonnema at 312-541-0567, X653 or at

ASHHRA and IFD Shared Webinar
Serving the Most Vulnerable: Population Health and the Reduction of Health Care Disparities
Date: May 13
Time: 11:30 a.m. PT, 12:30 p.m. MT, 1:30 p.m. CT, 2:30 p.m. ET
Jack Lynch, president and CEO of Main Line Health
Chinwe Onyekere, director of ambulatory services and business development at Lankenau Medical Center/Main Line Health
Price: Free for ASHHRA and Institute for Diversity members, but advanced registration is required. Register Now
60-minute webinar

Population health is receiving increased attention for its role in improving health care, specifically its impact on health care disparities. This webinar will examine how hospitals, health care providers and clinicians are using population health to advance equitable care and its overall benefits to the work they do. In collaboration with the Institute for Diversity, in this webinar you will hear about the presenters’ work and how their lessons learned can improve the care you provide.

Learning Objectives: Explore the concept of population health and community health as a way to address health care disparities; promote innovative strategies for leveraging population health to improve the care you provide and provide best practice examples to assist you in tailoring efforts of your own.

This webinar is brought to you by HPOE Live!, an American Hospital Association webinar series that highlights leading strategies and innovations in performance improvement that are being championed today in America's hospitals and health systems. It is produced by Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence, the AHA's strategic platform that provides field-tested practices, tools, education and other networking resources to accelerate performance improvement and delivery system transformation in the nation's hospitals and health systems. Keep an eye out for future upcoming webinars in the series. To register, click here.

IFD Summer Enrichment Program and National Leadership & Education Conference
Summer Enrichment Program Enrollment Open Now
Intern matching has begun for the 2014 Summer Enrichment Program (SEP), the Institute’s 10-week summer immersive internship program for academically-strong minority graduate students. This program provides hospitals the opportunity to increase diversity in health care management by offering minority graduate students full-time work experience in some of the nation’s top health care facilities. More than 700 students have successfully completed the SEP program since the Institute’s inception in 1994. For more information about the SEP, including opportunities for discounted administration fees, click here or contact Chris O. Biddle, membership and education specialist, at 312-422-2658 or at

Register Today – 2014 National Leadership & Education Conference
Registration is open for the Institute for Diversity in Health Management’s (Institute) 2014 National Leadership and Education Conference, June 12 - 13, 2014, in Chicago, Ill. The Institute’s biennial conference is the premier health services conference on managing diversity. Senior health care executives, human resource directors, diversity specialists, consultants, trustees and others examine leadership opportunities for ethnic and racial minorities in health management and explore recruitment and retention strategies. Over the course of two days, the Institute's conference provides leadership development in diversity management, insight on designing and effectively managing diversity programs, valuable resources and tools for health care organizations, succession planning and more. As a reminder, Institute members receive $100 off each conference registration, as well as access to an exclusive, members-only interactive event.

To register for the 2014 National Conference, click here. For more information about the conference, please click here or contact Jetaun Mallett, manager of operations and business development, at 312-422-2692 or



What great diversity leaders don't do
Diversity Executive
There are plenty of "do's" out there for leaders to follow, but what about things successful champions of diversity refrain from doing? Sometimes it’s not what you do but what you don’t do that helps you get to, and stay on, the top.
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The growing case for diversity as a profit source
What does the Bay of Pigs have to do with lack of diversity in boardrooms—a situation in corporate America that Morgan Stanley CFO Ruth Porat recently described as an "embarrassment"? More than you might think.
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The hospital CEO dilemma: Abandon ship or change leadership style
Becker's Hospital Review
Most current leadership models are hierarchical and date back to the industrial revolution. They've dominated organizational management for well over 100 years. It's an approach that suggests title is king (or queen) and an iron fist rules. The problem for senior health care executives is that this model suggests knowledge is concentrated in the corner office. This is hardly the case in health care facilities. To be the most effective leader in today's changing health care landscape, executives must commit to letting go of top-down tendencies and become inclusive — a leader who seeks and integrates input from all key stakeholders.
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  Rely on AHIP for Health Insurance Education

Whether you’re just entering the field or brushing up on your skills, AHIP’s online courses and professional designations will help improve job skills and performance. Benefit from innovative courses focused on current health care trends and policies, including training on: exchanges, Medicare, health care IT and ACA compliance.

Four tips to link diversity to financial performance
Diversity Executive
Some organizational leaders often ask themselves whether diversity and its management affect the bottom-line performance of their companies, and if there is any concrete evidence that a relationship exists. Diversity professionals can make this link clear by designing initiatives to positively affect their organizations’ financial performance.
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A tech shortcut to diversity in the workplace?
Entelo CEO Jon Bischke may soon get dragged into the national debate about workplace diversity, but he's ready to handle any heat if his company winds up getting turned into a political talking point. Entelo, a 3-year-old software startup in San Francisco, has announced Entelo Diversity, a service that it says will help companies come up with lists of potential job candidates who are female, Latino, African American, or veterans of the military. The idea being that a more diverse workforce is a stronger workforce.
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Cincinnati hospital among top 10 in US for workplace diversity
Cincinnati Business Courier
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has been recognized as one of the top 10 health systems in the nation for workplace diversity. DiversityInc noted that Michael Fisher, CEO of Cincinnati Children’s, personally signs off on compensation tied to diversity and meets regularly with the hospital’s nine resource groups. The hospital based in Avondale has nearly 14,400 employees.
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Study: Female executives make progress, but mostly in support functions
Harvard Business Review Blog Network
Sixty percent of the top U.S. companies now have at least two women on their executive committees. Eight companies have a woman CEO. But closer inspection shows there’s a long way to go. By focusing on the top management of a company – people who have worked their way to the top and have executive responsibility for its results – the report offers a clear picture of the attitudes and environments that companies have built – or haven’t – to gender balance their leadership teams.
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  One Day, One Thousand Tests

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Why gender diversity at the top remains a challenge
In a 1976 McKinsey Quarterly article, the firm’s Jim Bennett noted that companies taking an honest look at how they handled the advancement of women were likely to uncover a number of “thorny attitude-based problems” that “will take much longer and prove much more difficult to solve” than “sex-based differences in benefits plans and obviously biased employment literature.” Our latest gender-diversity research — a survey of 1,421 global executives — suggests that cultural factors continue to play a central role in achieving (or missing) diversity goals. That underscores just how long lived and challenging the issues flagged by Bennett are.
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Sotomayor accuses colleagues of trying to 'wish away' racial inequality
The Washington Post
Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s fierce defense of the affirmative action efforts such as the ones that helped move her from a Bronx housing project to the upper echelons of American law found renewed voice Tuesday in an impassioned dissent that accused colleagues of trying to “wish away” racial inequality — and drew a tart response from Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. In her most personal moment in more than four years on the court, Sotomayor read part of her dissent from the bench to emphasize her disagreement with six colleagues who upheld Michigan’s constitutional amendment banning the consideration of race in public university admissions.
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