November 8: Innovations in Healthcare, Dinner and Development

Innovations in Healthcare: A Dinner and Development Event



In partnership with Pfeiffer University, SAHA will host the annual Dinner & Development Event at the WakeMed Andrews Center from 5:00 until 7:30 on the evening of Thursday, November 8, 2018. 


All SAHA members are invited to attend. $25 includes dinner, presentations and CEUs. 


Click HERE to register. 


Click HERE for directions to the WakeMed Andrews Center 


3024 New Bern Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27610








David Zaas, MD, MBA

Duke Raleigh Hospital



Bringing National Innovations to the Local Level 

A pulmonary and critical care medicine physician by training, Dr. Zaas formerly served as medical director for Lung Transplantation at Duke. As President    of Duke Raleigh, he is advancing innovative clinical integration, access improvement and patient-centered care design in line with national trends AND designed for Duke Raleigh. Dr. Zaas received his undergraduate degree from Yale University, completed his medical degree at Northwestern University and his MBA at Duke. 





Dana Weston, MHA, FACHE


President and CEO 
UNC Rockingham Hospital


A Journey Through Turmoil and Back 

Dana Weston was president of Morehead Memorial Hospital, a 108-bed community hospital in Eden, NC, when it filed for bankruptcy in June of 2017. Over the last 15 months, she guided the hospital through a reorganization process and acquisition by UNC Health Care.  Ms. Weston will share insights and strategies from her experiences of leading through uncertainty and change. She received her MHA from UNC-and her BS in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University in Atlanta.








Rick Shrum, MBA, MHA


Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
WakeMed Health and Hospitals


Technological Innovations to Improve Behavioral Health through Community Collaboration

Mr. Shrum is WakeMed’s leader for the Network for Advancing Behavioral Health (NABH), a network of community based groups designed to reduce unnecessary hospitalizations, strengthen community ties, minimize disruptive crises and keep the whole person healthy. The network is using a unique combination of technology and collaboration to streamline and accelerate the transition from the hospital to the right outpatient care. Mr. Shrum received both his MBA and MHA from Xavier University  in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Participants will:

  1. Identify scalable trends in national healthcare innovation. 
  2. Evaluate different quality improvement options in relation to the needs of their organizations. 
  3. Name specific strategies to mitigate disruption in healthcare. 
  4. Outline a successful model for community collaboration. 
  5. Name technological and communication tools to facilitate inter-organizational care and privacy. 




SAHA is authorized to award 1.5 hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education Credit (non-face-to-face) for this program toward advancement, or re-certification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. 

This program has been approved by the National Association for Healthcare Quality for 1.50 CPHQ continuing education credits.


The Southern Atlantic Healthcare Alliance is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Participants will earn 1.8 CPE credits for this session. *

*Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits apply to NASBA. 

Delivery Method: Group Live
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this session. 
Advanced Preparation: None
Program Level: Basic





For more information contact:                           

Dr. Gwyndolan Swain                980.254.7099                    

Swati Bhardwaj                          919-350-1792                 


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