Dear Healthcare Partners,
It is with great pride and pleasure that I post this message regarding The National Guldmann Advisory Board (NGAB).
The NGAB, serves to provide accomplished experts, within the realm of SPHM, a platform for expanding one’s professional network and overall knowledge base.
On behalf of Guldmann, Inc., I look forward to welcoming our members.
George Dassios M.B.A
Chief Commercial Officer, U.S.A
Dear NGAB Member
As we continue to plan the coordination for our 2022 NGAB event, the feedback from our members suggests that the dates of May 22-24 are not ideal. Although the interest in physically attending the NGAB event remains very strong, there have been several members who have expressed challenges related to ongoing travel restrictions due to Covid-19, local resource constraints, and pre-planned family obligations, common during this time of year.
As a result, Guldmann has elected to push the 2022 NGAB event back to the Fall period with a target date of October 16-18, 2022. This will provide our members more time to plan their schedules accordingly as well as allow for additional time to pass, as the world recovers from this Covid-19 pandemic.
We believe this decision will help preserve the NGAB’s high standards of effectiveness for all its participating members. A live representation that includes a robust and broad group of experts from leading healthcare institutions, remains a major priority for the NGAB.
On behalf of Guldmann Inc. I look forward to welcoming our members in the Fall of 2022, at the same La Fonda venue in Santa Fe New Mexico.
George Dassios MBA
Chief Commercial Officer
The National Guldmann Advisory Board (NGAB) is a select group of healthcare safety experts, thought leaders and industry champions who come together to:
- Share perspective and expertise on healthcare safety and industry trends
- Provide professional insight into issues and ideas raised by Guldmann Inc. and peer NGAB members
- Inform and support initiatives and a strategic direction that lead to quality enhancements for mobility-impaired populations
- Explore and encourage best practices and new business opportunities for improving Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM)
NGAB serves to preserve and enhance the Guldmann legacy of introducing technology that is well ahead of the curve and all industry standards. NGAB also provides a platform for networking and offers opportunities to increase member knowledge and advance professional development.
Enhance Guldmann Inc. positioning as a distinguished and premier provider in the Safe Patient Handling Mobility space known for delivering innovative healthcare facility solutions that free caregivers to devote the most possible "Time to Care".
Time to Care Retreat Highlights
- Interactive conversations for leading the way to powerful cultural change
- Sharing best practices regarding latest healthcare trends and Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM)
- SPHM management strategies for an evolving cultural environment
- Professional and personal development opportunities
- Invaluable industry networking
- Post-retreat documentation for bringing our work together to your facility and your team
The Cost vs. the Outcome – Making Dollars and Sense of an SPHM Program
What does it cost?
When discussing technology solutions and improvement strategies in the safety world, the inevitable question will arise – how much does ‘it cost’?
This paper will provide an overview of additional return on investment measures to consider beyond the obvious cost of injury management, the value of the SPHM Program Manager Role, strategies to demonstrate total program value, and a systems approach to managing invested assets in an SPHM program.
Driving Change in Safe Patient Handling & Mobility Programs
Health care organizations are complex and perpetually have improvement initiatives and a wide variety of operational goals which involve a change from a current condition.
Like all organizations, Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM) programs, regardless of age or stage of development, require the ability to change the status quo as required.
This white paper will discuss the concept of change, specific to SPHM programs, as well as offer practical strategies and best practices for building and nurturing a successful change environment.
Influence the Customer Experience: Improve HCAHPS Scores through Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Programs
This paper is focused on the patient/customer experience, specifically, SPHM Programs’ impact on the patient and caregiver. Goals within Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Programs mirror the core qualities of HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems), especially, patient-centered, safe, effective, timely and efficient.
Learn about activities and strategies which support SPHM programs that have a mutual impact and can benefit organizational objectives and stimulate interest from administrators.
Alexandra Rella, Corporate Employee Injury Prevention Specialist, Penn Medicine Health System
Arlette Loeser, Director of Ergonomics, Injury Prevention and Accommodation, Mount Sinai Health Systems
Asha Roy, Director at Workforce Safety, Northwell Health
Bryon Graulich, Senior Injury Prevention & Ergonomics Specialist, Providence St. Joseph Health
Claire Carmody, Safe Patient Handling & Mobility Program Manager, Dept. of Nursing, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
David Gladden, Safety Analyst, Sutter Health
Ed Hall, Executive Administrator, Office of Integrated Risk Management, Keck Medicine at University of Southern California
Erin Haling, Ergonomics Program Manager, Kansas University Med Center
Jason Peterson, Director of EH&S, UC San Diego Health System
Jean Romano, Chief Nursing Officer, Penn Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine and The Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse
Laura Walker, Clinical Safety Programs Manager, Lehigh Valley Health Network
Leslie Smith Wood, Safe Patient Handling Team Lead and Interim Employee Safety Coordinator, University Virginia Health System
Lisa Webb, Safe Patient Handling Coordinator for Mayo Clinic Health System - Eau Claire, WI, Mayo Clinic Health System
Manon Labreche, Manager, Lift Team & Injury Prevention, Tampa General
Nelson Reyes, Manager, Guest Services & Patient Care Movement, Adventist Health White Memorial
Patty Kelly, Employee Health & Safety Analyst, Sutter Health
Rachel DeMunda, Director, Safety and Environmental Health Services, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Rebecca Hariri, Injury Prevention Manager, UCSF Health
Rodrigo Bermudez, EH&S Injury Prevention Specialist, UC San Diego Health System
Roric Hawkins, SPH Coordinator, Roric Consulting / RPHawkins Group
Rowena Cadacio, Environmental Health and Safety, UC San Diego Health System
Ryan Osterland, Ergonomic and Safe Patient Handling Coordinator, Beth Isreal - Lahey Winchester
Selina Lavache, Administrative Director of Patient Care, Saint Barnabas Medical Center in New Jersey
Stephanie Wilson, Manager of Ergonomics and General Safety, North Shore University Health System
Susan Salsbury, Quality Specialist for Nursing Research and Excellence, Ohio Health Riverside Methodist Hospital
Tapan Kikani, VP Rehab Services & Innovation, Holy Redeemer Healthcare
Tiffany Thao-Houne, Program Educator, Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Program, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Tricia Jaworski, Board Member ASPHP | System Safe Patient Handling Coordinator, Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals
Tucker O'Day, Sr. Program Manager-Ergonomics, Employee Accommodation and Engagement, Environmental Health & Safety, Boston Children's Hospital
Yeu-Li Yeung, Patient Care Ergonomics Coordinator, Duke University & Duke Health
Yvonne Valdecanas, Manager, Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Program, Department of Rehabilitation Services, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
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