Seminars and Forums: Fall 2014

Wednesday Forums provide an opportunity for discussion with an external healthcare speaker. Wednesday Forums are usually scheduled for each Wednesday from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm during the Spring and Fall semesters. Wednesday Forum participation is required of all residential HMI students. Plan work and study schedules accordingly.

  • August 29, 2014: Friday Workshop (1st-year students only) (Room: Room 105, Cornell Hall, Noon-1:00pm)
    Speakers: Ryan Murray
    Topic: Resume Building Workshop
  • September 3, 2014: Wednesday Forum (Room: CE 705, Noon-1:00pm)
    Speakers: Kay Steward Manager of Vol & Aux Services MUHC ; Barb Shettlesworth, Dir of Vol Services, Boone Hospital Center ; Sylvia Jackson, Chief of Vol Services, Truman VA
    Topic: Hospital Volunteering (Information to be made available regarding volunteer opportunities at these facilities)
  • September 10, 2014: Wednesday Forum (Room: CE 705, Noon-1:00pm)
    Speakers: Don Flora (HMI '71)
    Topic: Health Services Planning, Consulting and Ownership/Operation of Mobile Lithotripsy Services
  • September 12, 2014: Internship Presentations (Room: CE 705, Noon-1:00pm)
  • September 17, 2014: Wednesday Forum (1st-year students required; 2nd-years welcome) (Room: CE 705, Noon-1:00pm)
    Speakers: Teri Kaune, Boone Hospital, Barb Hoien, MUHC, Gail Capps Truman VA
    Topic: Interview Panel
  • September 19, 2014: Internship Presentations (Room: CE 705, Noon-1:00pm)
  • September 24, 2014: Wednesday Forum (Room: CE 705, Noon-1:00pm)
    Speakers: Gene Austin (HMI '78), CEO, Columbia Orthopaedic Group
    Topic: Discussion of operation of large, physician owned specialty practice
  • October 1, 2014: Wednesday Forum (Room: CE 705, Noon-1:00pm)
    * Speakers: Natalie Cain (HMI '05), Operations Administrator, Mayo Clinic
    Topic: TBA
  • October 8, 2014: Wednesday Forum (1st-year students only) (Room: CE 705, Noon-1:00pm)
    Speakers: Rick Sommer
    Topic: HMI 8689: Summer Internship Requirement, review and discussion
  • October 15, 2014: Wednesday Forum (Room: CE 705, Noon-1:00pm)
    Speakers: Scott Clardy, Asst. Director, Columbia/Boone County Department of Health
    Topic: Discussion of the scope of responsibility and operation of County Health Department and related services
  • October 22, 2014: Wednesday Forum (Room: CE 705, Noon-1:00pm)
    Speakers: Michelle Koller (HMI '00), Operations Director, ENT, Surgical Specialties & Urology, Physicians Clinics of Iowa
    Topic: Discussioin of Physician Practice Management
  • October 29, 2014: Wednesday Forum (Room: CE 705, Noon-1:00pm)
    Speakers: Tracy O'Rourke (HMI '98), System Vice President, Strategy, Marketing and Communications, SSM St. Mary's Hospital
    Topic: TBA
  • November 5, 2014: Wednesday Forum (Room: CE 705, Noon-1:00pm)
    Speakers: Abby Lanza (HMI '12) and Michelle Clay (HMI '10), Ascension Health Resource Group
    Topic: TBA
  • November 12, 2014: Wednesday Forum (Room: CE 705, Noon-1:00pm)
    Speakers: Janet Weckenborg (HMI '98), VP Operations, Capital Region Med Center ; Lori Johnson (HMI '03), Coordinator of Quality Improvement-Ambulatory, MU Health Care
    Topic: Value of Membership in American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
  • November 19, 2014: Wednesday Forum (Room: CE 705, Noon-1:00pm)
    Speakers: Jeff Tindle (HMI '80), CEO, Carroll County Memorial Hospital
    Topic: Challenges of Rural Hospital Administration
  • December 3, 2014: Wednesday Forum (Room: CE 705, Noon-1:00pm)
    Speakers: Matt Wenzel (HMI '04), CEO, Hedrick Medical Center (St. Lukes)
    Topic: Healthcare Administration in a rural setting
  • December 10, 2014: Wednesday Forum (Room: CE 705, Noon-1:00pm)
    Speakers: Ron Webb (HMI '77), Retired CEO
    Topic: Patient Satisfaction