2011 Annual Leadership 
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2011 NACHRI Annual Leadership Conference
and Meeting of the Membership

 October 9 - 12  •  Bellevue, Washington
Hyatt Regency Bellevue

Full Conference Learning Guide (PDF)

Thank you to all of the presenters and attendees who helped make the 2011 Annual Leadership Conference such a success. We look forward to seeing you next year in Washington, DC.

Congratulations to the Poster Winners and C.A.R.E. Award Winner

Overall Poster Winner

Implementing Lean to Reduce Unplanned Extubations in the ICUs (#18)
Miami Children's Hospital

  • Mirtha Gonzalez, MSN, ARNP, Director, NICU and 2 North
  • Deborah Salani, ARNP, MSN, Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Maria Lina "Bing" Wood, ARNP, MSN, Administrative Director of Critical Care Services

Top Poster Winners

Improving Health Literacy in a Low-income Urban Community (#19)
New York-Presbyterian, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, New York, NY

  • Emelin Martinez, Program Coordinator
  • Dodi Meyer, MD, Co-Director of Community Pediatrics, Associate Clinical Professor, Pediatrics

Delivering Safe and Efficient Emergency Services for Behavioral Health (#8)
Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, Ohio

  • Timothy Lee, MD, Main Campus Emergency Department Medical Director

Reducing Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infections through Additions to Bundle (#32)
St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children, Bayside, NY

  • Edwin F. Simpser, MD, FAAP, Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer
  • Marianne Pavia, MT (ASCP), CLS, CIC, Infection Control Coordinator
  • Heather Painter, RN, CPN, Resource Nurse


2011 Champion of Analytics and Research Excellence (C.A.R.E.) Award Winner

Sameer Gupta, Medical Director Pediatric ICU
University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital, Minneapolis, MN

The C.A.R.E. Award recognizes use of data-driven decisions that advanced, improved, and produced efficient, safe, timely and effective care through the use of NACHRI Analytics resources.


About the Conference

The NACHRI Annual Leadership Conference is designed for chief executive officers, chief nursing officers, chief operating officers, medical directors, and board trustees from freestanding children's hospitals, specialty hospitals and children's hospitals within hospitals & your peers to unleash the greatness within yourself and your staff to be innovative champions for children's health.  Our current environment is difficult and volatile, but achieving the goal of providing quality health care for children has never been more vital.  The NACHRI Annual Leadership Conference affords the educational and networking opportunities to renew your inspiration to advocate for children every day.