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Foundation Day 2019

Saturday, November 9th

PERSONALIZING THE RIGHT CARE:

Choosing the Path to Meaningful Value for Our Community

Carle Foundation Day 2019 aims to discuss the topic of meaningful value in health care.  The goal for this event is to bring together providers, clinicians and administrators to understand how healthcare systems are responsible for health care outcomes and to identify practice improvements that promote value based care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how collaboration amongst inter-professional healthcare teams and our community leads to meaningful care.

  • Identify strategies to enhance wellness, self-care, and resiliency for the healthcare professional.

  • Provide tools and techniques to match the right care to the right patient needs and resources. 

  • Discuss how vertical integration of a health care system promotes high value care and avoids harm.


Outcome Statement:​

Carle Foundation Day 2019 aims to discuss the topic of meaningful value in health care.  The goal for this event is to bring together providers, clinicians and administrators to understand how healthcare systems are responsible for health care outcomes and to identify practice improvements that promote value based care.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Kenneth E. Wood is currently a Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and an Adjunct Professor in the Institute for Systems Research at the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland-College Park.  Administratively, he is the Chief Clinical Officer for the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore and the Associate Chief Medical Officer and the Director of the Maryland Critical Care Network for the University of Maryland Medical System.  Previously, Dr. Wood was the Chief Medical Officer at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Temple University School of Medicine and prior to that, he was a Professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in a Madison, Wisconsin.

Dr. Wood’s career investment in the tripartite mission of clinical care, education and research is evident in all of his past and current appointments.  Although initially recruited to the University of Wisconsin for a clinical role to jointly staff in the Emergency Department/Medical Flight and Critical Care, his promotion to Full Professor recognized achievement in all three areas of the tripartite mission.  In addition to actively staffing in Critical Care, he assumed multiple clinical administrative leadership roles to include the Director of the Trauma and Life Support Center, Director of Critical Care and Respiratory Care and eventuated into the Senior Director of Medical Affairs for the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.   Educationally, he was the Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship, responsible for all Critical Care Education/CME activities and recognized as expert in Pulmonary Embolism and Management of the Potential Organ Donor presenting nationally on these topics.  His research focus was in Systems Engineering applications to healthcare with federal funding in partnership with the University of Wisconsin School of Engineering.

At Geisinger, and while Chief Medical Officer with operational responsibility for the Medical Center, he maintained an academic appointment at Temple School of Medicine along with his commitment to the tripartite mission.  In addition to providing clinical care and directing the Critical Care Fellowship/ coordinating educational activities, he continued his research activity as a federally funded principal investigator while directing the Geisinger Healthcare System Center for Systems Reengineering in Healthcare.

At the University of Maryland, he has staffed in Critical Care at the internationally recognized R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, assumed multiple administrative roles to include the Chief Clinical Officer at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Associate Chief Medical Officer for the University of Maryland Medical System and the Director of the Maryland Critical Care Network.  He remains active educationally as one of the senior editors of the internationally recognized Civetta Textbook of Critical Care. He is an active participant at the Institute for Systems Research in the A. Clark School of Engineering where he provides integration between the Schools of Engineering and Medicine, mentorship for students in Systems Engineering graduate programs and is active on various thesis committees. 

Dr. Kenneth E. Wood

Foundation Day
Saturday, November 9, 2019
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn
1501 S. Neil St.
Champaign, IL 61820