General Sessions

Q3: Quality of Care. Quality at Work. Quality at Home.

In three general sessions we’ll explore our qualities

  • The care we provide to our patients
  • The environment we create at work
  • The level of happiness and purpose we feel in our lives

Sunday, October 15
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Long Beach Performing Arts Center

Laura AdamsQuality of Care

Our Data, Their Stories: Transforming the Delivery of Healthcare

Laura Adams, President, and CEO of the Rhode Island Quality Institute – a center of collaborative innovation that advances health and healthcare transformation – will challenge you to improve the quality of care by providing patient-centered, effective, and efficient care.

She serves on the Rhode Island Governor’s Workgroup on Healthcare Innovation and was appointed by the Massachusetts Attorney General to the Oversight Council for the MA Center for Health Information and Analysis.

Laura chaired the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Planning Committee for the “Digital Infrastructure for Population Health and a Learning Healthcare System” workshop series and traveled in the U.S. and Europe with W. Edwards Deming in the study of statistical-based quality improvement. She directed the IHI Idealized Design of the Intensive Care Unit project and served as faculty in the VHA’s ICU improvement collaborative.

She has delivered conference keynotes in nearly every state in the union and in 12 different countries. She has received citations from the RI Congressional delegation for her visionary leadership and contributions to improving the healthcare system in Rhode Island. She received University of Northern Colorado’s Distinguished Alumni Award and in 2014, RIQI was named RI’s Most Innovative Company in Healthcare by the Providence Business News.

Washington Update
William A. Dombi, Interim President
Mary Carr, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
Theresa Forster, Vice President, Hospice Policy & Programs
Richard D. Brennan, Vice President, Government Affairs
Calvin McDaniel, Deputy Director, Government Affairs

Plus, a tribute to former NAHC President Val Halamandaris


Monday, October 16
9:30 am – 10:40 am
Long Beach Performing Arts Center

Juliet FuntQuality at Work

Activity is not Productivity: Raising Execution Through Reclaiming WhiteSpace

Juliet Funt, owner and founder of WhiteSpace at Work, will share immediately actionable tools to help you unburden yourself and learn the pivotal difference between meaningless activity and true productivity.

She has become a nationally recognized expert in coping with the Age of Overload in which we all live and work, and teaches a method for personal process improvement which leads to more creativity and engagement. She helps executives, managers, and teams answer the critical question, “What thoughts deserve my full attention today?”

Incredibly intuitive, Juliet successfully blends highly-customized content with a keen understanding of clients’ needs in her programs and consulting work. Yet beneath her powerful assets, she is both authentic and accessible. As a busy corporate speaker and consultant, business owner, wife and mother of three young boys, she practices on a daily basis the WhiteSpace concept she shares with clients.


Tuesday, October 17
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Long Beach Performing Arts Center

John O'LearyQuality at Home

The Power of One: How One Attitude, One Action, and One Person Can Change the World

John O’Leary was given a one percent chance to live after suffering burns over his entire body when he was nine years old. Expected to die, he now teaches others how to live. His book On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life was an instant #1 National Bestseller.

He began speaking in 2005 to a total of eight organizations. Since then, he partnered with over 1,000+ groups, in 46 states and nine countries. The tremendous growth is the result of his commitment to his clients and to truly partnering with them to make each meeting, conference and retreat a life-changing experience for their associates.

John also brings his experience, wisdom, and expertise to his roles as chaplain at a children’s hospital and as an ambassador for Big Brothers, Big Sisters.

  • 2011, John was honored to receive the “Members Choice” Speaker Award from Vistage International. Selecting from thousands of speaker resources internationally, this award is presented to the highest rated speaker.
  • 2009, John was named one of the Top Ten “Most Interesting” People in St. Louis.
  • 2007 recipient of the St. Louis University Distinguished Young Alumni Award.
  • 2006 Energizer “Keep Going” Hall of Fame inductee. (He shares this award with baseball great, Cal Ripken, Jr.)

His greatest success in life is his marriage with Beth and their four children, Jack, Patrick, Henry, and Grace.

Click here to order John’s book. If you want to receive his Monday Morning Motivation messages sign up here. Or, listen to his inspirational podcasts.

Plus, election results for the National Association for Home Care & Hospice Board of Directors