FORMERLY HFAP ACADEMY

Leading Teams in Challenging Times

December 6-8, 2022
Las Vegas

Diverse education sessions for hospital clinical/administrative leaders, hospital facilities managers, and clinical laboratory leadership.

ACHCU Academy Returns In Person

The three-day, in-person event begins Tuesday, December 6, and runs through Thursday, December 8.
Participants will find distinct tracks that offer educational sessions for hospital clinical/administrative leaders, hospital facilities managers, and – new this year – CLIA laboratories. This new track is hosted by the LabU Symposium for Clinical Laboratories.
ACHCU Academy offers accreditation preparation for ACHC customers, plus education on compliance with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations, quality improvement, and personnel development. This year’s broad theme focuses on leading teams, a topic relevant to everyone working in a healthcare setting.
Are you ACHC-curious? Join us this year for ACHCU Academy to learn more about a better accreditation experience.
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REGISTER TO SAVE $100

Additional discounts are available for multiple registrations.

Registration(s) Special Pricing Regular Pricing
1 $795
$100 OFF
$895
2-14 $770
$125 OFF
$870
$25 OFF

Use this template to write a request to ask your boss about attending ACHCU Academy 2022.

Dear [Insert Manager’s name],

I would like to attend ACHCU Academy 2022 to take advantage of this educational opportunity for myself and our [organization/staff/hospital/facility]. ACHCU Academy is a three-day conference being held December 6-8, 2022, at the Las Vegas Hilton at Resorts World in Las Vegas. This event features inspiring keynotes, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities. This year’s broad theme focuses on leading teams, a topic relevant to everyone working in a healthcare setting. More information on the agenda and pricing can be found at https://achcu.com/academy/.

ACHCU Academy will improve our facility by:

  • Providing accreditation preparation for us as ACHC Customers.
  • Educating us on compliance with CMS regulations.
  • Teaching us skills that will lead to quality improvement and personnel development.

The conference will give me a chance to improve our safety practices and prepare us for accreditation across the facility. During the three days, I will learn a variety of topics that I can use at our facility. I’ll have the opportunity to learn alongside industry experts. Also, I will be able build relationships from other healthcare providers attending ACHCU Academy.

I’m excited to prepare our organization for accreditation and learn valuable skills that can be shared with the team. And I’m confident in the good value and significant return we will receive for this relatively small investment in professional development.

Thank you again for your consideration of this request.

[Your standard close]

Agenda

Program Color Key

Keynote General Clinical Labs Facilities Management Hospital Admin/Clinical
Time Topic
9:00-9:10 Welcome
9:15-10:10 Healthcare Is a Team Sport
Introductions/Survey Preparation
Preparing For a Successful Survey
10:15-11:10 Federal Government Critical Lab Issues Update
The Building Tour

Restraints & Seclusion: Safe Care in Health Care
11:10-11:20 Break
11:20-12:15 Keynote – José Domingos – Leading Teams In Challenging Times
12:15-1:15 Lunch
1:15-2:10 Emerging Viruses: Laboratory Preparedness – We Are Still Learning
Most Frequently Cited Standards
Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies
2:15-3:10 Using Risk Management Tools in the Clinical Laboratory
Four Levels of Control For Your Compliance Strategy
Share Your Secrets!
3:10-3:20 Break
3:20-4:15 Chemistry Case Studies
Physical Environment – ACH, CAH
2022 New & Revised Standards
5:30-7:30 Welcome Reception
Cocktails & Food on the Rose Rooftop

Program Color Key

Keynote General Clinical Labs Facilities Management Hospital Admin/Clinical
Time Topic
9:00-9:55 Keynote – Jerry Maccioli High Reliability “Seeking” Organizations Concepts and Principles
10:00-10:55 Organizational & Quality Tools for Successful Managers
Building & Retaining a Strong Lab Team
Leadership Considerations – LS, PE, EM

Infection Prevention & Control: Decontamination & Sterilization
10:55-11:05 Break
11:05-12:00 Getting the Most Out of Proficiency Testing
Infection Control: Reduce Risk of Legionella in Water System

Infection Control: Reduce Risk of Legionella in Water System
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:55 Avoid the Most Frequent Survey Citations
Life Safety Part 1 – ACH, CAH

Infection Prevention & Control Throughout the Organization
2:00-2:55 I Can’t Get No Satisfaction – Customer, Staff & Your Satisfaction
Making Work Meaningful: The Key to Positive Morale in the Laboratory, Part 1
Life Safety Part 2 – ACH, CAH
3:00-3:55 Making Work Meaningful: The Key to Positive Morale in the Laboratory, Part 2
Emergency Management Part 1 – ACH, CAH

Conducting a Risk Analysis: Corrugated Containers

Program Color Key

Keynote General Clinical Labs Facilities Management Hospital Admin/Clinical
Time Topic
9:00-9:55 Keynote – Patrick Horine – Innovation & Leadership in Accreditation?
10:00-10:55 Seeking the Intersection of Personal & Professional Development
The Cost of Quality
Emergency Management Part 2 – ACH, CAH
QAPI: Putting It All Together
10:55-11:05 Break
11:05-12:00 Practice What You Preach: Addressing Regulatory Challenges & Avoiding Errors
Role of the Safety Officer

Hot Topics in Nursing Health Care
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:55 Waived & PPM Testing: Best Practices for Quality & Safety
Other Survey Considerations: Discussion Points 

Eliminating Risk of Self Harm: Develop a Comprehensive Ligature Risk Assessment
2:00-2:55 S-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d Like a Rubber Band: How to Release the Tension
Point of Care Connectivity: Maintaining a Successful IT Program
Plan of Correction: A Team Building Scenario
Plan of Correction
3:00-3:15 Closing Remarks

Accommodations

Las Vegas Hilton at Resorts World

Las Vegas Hilton at Resorts World blends smart design and exceptional hospitality. The guest rooms and suites include residential-style furnishings, modern light fittings, and a contemporary yet luxurious sleeping environment. It is the first integrated resort built on the Strip in over a decade, and it’s conveniently located across from the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Get additional exposure for your company by becoming a sponsor of ACHCU Academy. This year’s in-person conference will feature another exciting lineup of educational sessions and speakers for numerous tracks, including a new track for clinical laboratories.

Let attendees know you support their commitment to excellence. Sponsorship is available even if your company is unable to attend. 

Sponsor a Track $5,000
Spotlight your company in the education track that best aligns with your products — acute care and critical access hospitals, clinical laboratories, and hospital administrative and facilities staff. You also get an opportunity to introduce a conference speaker and have a tabletop display in relevant sessions.

Welcome Reception $4,000
At Tuesday night’s opening reception, welcome all guests to the conference with food and drinks provided by your company. Your logo will be featured on cocktail napkins, signage for a photo booth, and other signage.

Lunch $3,500
Feature your company logo on tabletop signs during lunch throughout the conference.

Mobile App $2,500
Session descriptions, schedules, and maps of the venue enhance the conference experience. Includes a banner ad linked to your company’s website and recognition in materials prior to and during ACHCU Academy.

Wi-Fi $3,000
Provide ACHCU Academy attendees with complimentary Wi-Fi access. Promote your brand on Wi-Fi access points and signage throughout the conference.

Attendee Tote Bags $2,000
Make your company’s logo one they remember well after the event. Bags are provided to all participants and speakers.

Name Badge Lanyard $2,000
All ACHCU Academy attendees will wear your company’s logo and name around their necks.

Each Sponsorship Includes 

• Free registration for two. Includes lunch, sessions, and the welcome reception.
Your company logo on the ACHCU Academy webpage.
Opportunity to place marketing materials in attendee tote bags (restrictions apply).
Special hotel rate.

COVID-19 Safety

ACHCU Academy supports vaccination, wearing masks, and social distancing as the best current means of mitigating the risk of contracting COVID-19. The safety of our attendees, exhibitors, and speakers is important. Please take appropriate precautions to protect yourself and others and do not attend events if you are feeling unwell.

For more information, visit the Nevada Health Response COVID-19 webpage.