Presentations and Speaker Resources

Presentations and Speaker Resources

Below are links to pdf versions of speaker presentations and additional resources. Organizers will be adding more presentation files in the coming days. Please check back for additional resources.

Monday, February 27 Intensive Learning Lab Presentations

Best Practices in Infection Prevention in Rural Health
EQuIP presentation: Infection Prevention BUNDLES for CAUTI & CLABSI

  • Patty Montgomery,  DOH
  • Sara Podczervinski, DOH
  • Dorothy MacEachern, Spokane Regional Health District
  • Dana Nguyen, Clark County
  • Lisa Hannah, Morton General Hospital
  • Sandra Edwards, Grand Coulee
  • Jamie Moran, Virginia Mason
  • Jessica Symank, Washington State Hospital Association

Recruit Your Future Clinicians: Discover the Hidden Tools in Your Backyard to Find the Right Candidate (3RNet)

Presenter: Mark Barclay, MS, FASPR, Director of Member Services, 3RNet


Rural Health Clinics Billing and Compliance

Billing for Rural Clinics

Medicare Cost Reporting

Rural Health Clinics Compliance

Presenters: Katie Jo Raebel,  WiPFLi; Michelle Lott, Washington State Medical Association (WSMA); Valerie Vajda, Washington State Department of Health


Rural Health Clinics Value Based Purchasing

Presenters: Gary Swan, Health Care Authority (HCA); Katie Jo Raebel, WiPFLi; Krystal Guzman, Island Hospital; Stephen Krol, Molina Health Plans; Rena Cleland, Manager of Healthcare Services at Molina


Tuesday, February 28 Presentations

Opening Plenary Speaker: Bill Finerfrock, National Assn of Rural Health Clinics

Washington Update – Buckle your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy ride…


Breakout A3: Community and Population Health Activities of High Performing Critical Access Hospitals

John Gale MS, Flex Monitoring Team, Maine Rural Health Research Center


Breakout A4.2: Oral Health in Rural Washington: Workforce Challenges and Opportunities

Davis Patterson, WWAMI Rural Health Resource Center


Breakout B1: Accountable Communities of Health in Rural Washington: Why connect and what’s next?

Chase Napier, Health Care Authority
Elya Moore, North Olympic ACH
Jennifer Brakeen, CHOICE Regional Health Network
Liz Baxter, North Sound ACH
Justin Botejue, Better Health Together


Breakout B.2: Community Based Workforce: The Heartbeat of Health

Katherine Lechner, Washington Association of Community & Migrant Health Centers
Aubre Lawless, Washington Association of Community & Migrant Health Centers

B2.Fact Sheet- Registered Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program Sponsored by Washington Association of Community & Migrant Health Centers

B2. Information Sheet: Certified Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program Sponsored by Washington Association of Community & Migrant Health Center


B3-Funding Your Facility and Your Community Healthcare Needs Health Care – the Key to a Vibrant Community

Michael Cade, Thurston Economic Development Council
Peter McMillin, U.S. Department of Agriculture – Rural Development
Terry Lawhead, Washington State Department of Commerce – Community Outreach

McMillan presentation
Cade presentation
Information Sheet: Washington State Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)
CDBG Application Workshops


Breakout B4: EMS: Building Bridges Between EMS, Public Health, and Community Healthcare

Ed Mund, Washington State Firefighter’s Association


PLENARY SPEAKER: TINA Castañares, MD, Aging in the Gorge Alliance               

Why Elders and Caregivers Represent Urgent Challenges to Rural Providers


Breakout C1.1: The 4 Components of RN Care Coordination

Ashley Taylor, Summit Pacific Medical Center


Breakout C1.2: Home Health Care for High-Risk Rural Medicare BeneficiariesResearch on the Impact of Community Factors and Service Provision

Tracy Mroz, University of Washington
Holly Andrilla, University of Washington
Susan Skillman, University of Washington
Davis Patterson, University of Washington
Eric Larson, University of Washington


Breakout C2: How can medical student and community partnerships enhance rural population health?

David Evans, University of Washington School of Medicine
Toby Keys, University of Washington School of Medicine
Danielle Bienz, University of Washington School of Medicine
Susan Kim, University of Washington School of Medicine


Breakout C3: Technology Increases Access in Rural Health Clinics: Behavioral Telehealth & Virtual Call Coverage

Tammy Moore, Summit Pacific Medical Center
Pam Schlauderaff, Mason General Hospital and Family of Clinics

Moore presentation
Schlauderaff presentation


Breakout C4: Meeting the Challenge for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs in Rural Areas: Important Considerations for Rural Health Leaders in Emergency Planning and Response

Meredith Pyle, Washington State Department of Health
Ellen Silverman, Washington State Department of Health

Emergency Preparedness—Review Criteria
Emergency Preparedness for Children with Special Health Care Needs- Review Tool for Local and Regional Plans


Rapid Fire Breakout D2: Northwest Heart Failure Collaborative: Project ECHO—A new model of continuing education for primary care providers in the WWAMI region

Megan Miller, University of Washington
Erin Blakeney, University of Washington


Rapid Fire Breakout D3: Stevens County Diabetes Management Program

Alexandra Norris, Eastern Washington University
Dr. Anna Foucek Tresidder, Eastern Washington University


Breakout E1: Where To Next on the Road to Value? Transitioning Rural Organizations to Wellness Focused Care

Tammy Moore DNP, Summit Pacific Medical Center


Breakout E2: Rural Preceptor Faculty Development within a Rural Training Network in Western Montana

Amy Matheny, Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana
Darin Bell, Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana


Breakout E4: What Are Community Paramedicine Programs Doing to Fill Rural Health Care Gaps?

Davis Patterson, WWAMI Rural Health Resource Center
Cynthia Coulthard, WWAMI Rural Health Resource Center


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1 Presentations

MORNING Plenary Speaker: Harvey Licht, Varela Consulting Group

What’s the Worst That Could Happen? Contingency Planning in a Time of Health Market Changes”


Federal Panel: “An Update on Federal Health Policy: What We Know Today

David Dickinson, SAMHSA
Jennifer Magyar, CMS


Breakout F3: Capability You Can Count On: WA DOH Incident Response & CMS Rule Overview

Erika Henry, Washington State Department of Health
Susan Smith, Washington State Department of Health


Breakout F4: EMS: Primary Prevention: It Works!

Theresa Remsberg, Aero Methow Rescue Service


Breakout G2: The Sentinel Network: Identifying Emerging Health Workforce Demand and Training Needs in Washington State

Benjamin Stubbs, University of Washington
Susan Skillman, University of Washington
Dan Ferguson, Washington Allied Health Center


Breakout G4.2: Who treats Opioid Use Disorder in the Rural Areas of the WWAMIO Region and What are the Challenges and Barriers They Face

Holly Andrilla, WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
Cynthia Coulthard, WWAMI Rural Health Research Center


Breakout H1: How Soon Can You Get Here?: Palliative Care in Rural Settings

Gregg Vandekieft, Providence Palliative Care


Breakout H2.1: Barriers and Solutions in Washington’s Behavioral Health Workforce

Rachelle McCarty, University of Washington
Susan Skillman, University of Washington, Center for Health Workforce Studies
Nova Gattman, Workforce Training and Education


Breakout H2.2:  Rural Clinics and the Medical Home Model

Chris Wagar, Newport Hospital and Health Services
Jeani Natwick, NAC Architecture


Breakout H3.1: Communities United for Early Diagnosis of Autism and Related Disabilities-Outcomes from the Washington State Community Asset Mapping Project

Amy Carlsen, Medical Home Partnerships Project
Kate Orville, Medical Home Partnerships Project


Breakout H3.2: Supply, Distribution, and Education Pathways of Physicians in 2016 in the WWAMI States

Arati Dahal, University of Washington Center for Health Workforce Studies
Susan Skillman, University of Washington Center for Health Workforce Studies


Breakout H4: Ground Emergency Medical Transport: What You Need to Know

Keith Wright, Central Pierce Fire & Rescue