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May. 4, 2012

Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

Get your health care labor update at the next ASHHRA webinar and learn about health care quality among patient populations at the next IFD webinar. The IFD webinar is FREE to ASHHRA and IFD members. The ASHHRA webinar is FREE to members with a nominal fee for non-members.

ASHHRA Webinar
Topic: ASHHRA Labor Update
Thursday, May 17
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 75 minutes
Presenters: Jim Trivisonno, President, IRI Consultants
Roger King, Esq., Attorney, Jones Day
Gail Blanchard-Saiger, VP Labor & Employment, California Hospital Association
Price: Free for ASHHRA members (Become a member of ASHHRA and you can register for FREE!)
Non Members: $39.99

You are invited to participate in the ASHHRA Labor Relations Update webinar presented by the labor relations experts at IRI Consultants and Jones Day. This educational webinar will explore current trends in labor and employee relations. From an active National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), to union organizing and strikes, these experts will examine how recent developments will impact your organization.

Webinar participants will also receive the following sample documents to assist in complying in your own organization:
  • Organizational position/philosophy statement on unions and unionization — how to personalize it to your organization
  • Sample letter to employees — for use upon receiving reports of initial organizing activity
  • Supervisory pocket guide — for use by all levels of management as a handy reference when engaging employees in conversations regarding unions and unionization
Please click here to register

IFD Webinar
Topic: Keeping it REaL: An Analysis of Health Care Quality Among Priority Patient Populations
Date: Wednesday, May 30
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 90 minutes
Presenters: Juana Slade, Director of Diversity and Language Services, AnMed Health
Karen Wilson, Director of Medical Resource Management, AnMed Health

AnMed Health, a 578-bed acute care hospital system will discuss how it is applying the principles of REaL (race, ethnicity and language) data collection and cultural competence to monitor progress across race, ethnicity, and/or language need, reduce costs, analyze and improve patient outcomes, and enhance health care quality.

Price: Complimentary for IFD members and non-IFD members

Please click here to register.  Note: this is a collaborative webinar with Health Research & Trust and the Institute for Diversity

Institute for Diversity National Conference, June 5-6 — for details and to register, click here.



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