BROOKE HOLLIS: So first of all, I'd like to welcome everyone and thank you all for your support, both those of you who are officially part of the advisory board and other supporters, as well as the faculty fellows, the students, and everyone who's been involved. And all of you who are first-time guests here, we really appreciate your getting involved and look forward to everyone's participation.
I'm thinking that it may be a little bit difficult to do a lot of introductions today. But let's try really brief introductions, if that would work. So Mardelle, what do you think?
MARDELLE SHEPLEY: I'm Mardelle Shepley. I'm Chair of the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis, and I'm one of the Associate Directors of the institute.
BILL SIMS: Hi. I'm Bill Sims with HJ Sims. I'm a Managing Principal there. We finance senior living communities.
MARIVAL SEGARRA: Hi. Good morning. My name's Marival Segarra. I'm a visiting scholar from Spain at the institute.
BOB RITZ: I'm Bob Ritz. I'm with Mercy Health Network in Des Moines, Iowa. We operate 46 hospitals.
DARIA SHARMAN: I'm Daria Sharman. I'm with Pacific Life.
CAROLYN TOBIN: Good morning. I'm Carolyn Tobin, Director of Food and Environmental Services at Pennsylvania Hospital.
SALVATORE DEPALMA: Good morning. I'm Salvatore DePalma. I'm the Executive Chef of Pennsylvania Hospital.
JOHN DEHART: I'm John DeHart, Co-Founder of two health care brands, Nurse Next Door-- we do home care for seniors-- and LIVE WELL Exercise Clinics.
LYNNE RIZK: Good morning. My name is Lynne Rizk. I'm with HKS Architects. I am the Director of Health for the New York City Office.
SHERRIE NEGREA: I'm Sherrie Negrea. I'm working with the institute to write a report on this conference.
ALEX SUSSKIND: Hi. Alex Susskind, Associate Director for the Healthy Futures Institute and also Associate Professor in the Hotel School.
STEPHANI ROBSON: I'm Stephani Robson. I'm a Senior Lecturer in the Hotel School, and I study food service design.
SPEAKER 1: Stephani, small thing. Please, come on in. Please. Look at the places. Go ahead.
WILLIAM WELCH: William Welch, a Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital.
JEFF BOXER: Good morning. Jeff Boxer, Vice President for Operations over Emergency Services and Safety at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Cornell Sloan program class of 2001.
LAURA BECK: Hello. I'm Laura Beck. I am Learning and Development Guide with the Eden Alternative. We are an international nonprofit focused on an alternative philosophy in elder care.
ARON BERMAN: Good morning. I'm Aron Berman. I'm Assistant Executive Director at the hospital the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, here with some of my colleagues from Penn Medicine.
ODETTE PERRIEL: Good morning. My name's Odette Perriel. I'm the Director of Environmental Services at Hackensack Meridian Health.
DANIELLE PERRY: I'm Dani Perry. I'm the Vice President of the American College of Preventive Medicine.
ROHIT VERMA: Good morning. I'm Rohit Verma. I'm a faculty in the Hotel School and a fellow at the institute.
[? ANGEL BIRO: ?] Good morning. I am Angel [? Biro. ?] I am also a visiting scholar here at the institute.
PAT MCBRIDE: Good morning. I'm Pat McBride with Cappella Living Solutions. I'm the Vice President of Clinical and Compliance.
BO EDVARDSSON: Good morning. I'm Bo Edvardsson, a visiting professor from Sweden.
CHERYL LUCAS: Good morning. I'm Cheryl Lucas. I'm the Director of Culinary Services for Mather LifeWays.
MICHELLE LEFEBVRE: Good morning. My name is Michelle Lefebvre. I'm the Director of Nutrition Management for Cornell Dining.
JOE LEGGIO: Morning-- Joe Leggio, Vice President Patient and Customer Experience for Lenox Hill Hospital and Northwell Health.
MINDI MORIN: Good morning, Mindi Morin, General Manager at Canyon Ranch.
PETER YESAWICH: Good morning. Peter Yesawich, Chief Brand Officer of Cancer Treatment Centers of America-- we own and operate five cancer specialty hospitals in the country.
BROOKE HOLLIS: Brooke Hollis with the institute and with the Sloan program in Health Administration.
WENDY GETTLEMAN: Good morning. Wendy Gettleman, Vice President Facilities Management and Real Estate at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.
KEJIA HU: Hello, everyone. I'm Kejia Hu from Vanderbilt University, and I'm also a fellow with the institute.
DIONNE DIXON: Good morning, everyone. Dionne Dixon, Operations, Hackensack UMC, Hackensack University Medical Center.
BROOKE HOLLIS: Did we miss anybody? All right.
So just so we get things rolling here, I just think it's wonderful that we have such an incredible group that spans so many different areas. So I think it should be a really great discussion. I should also point out that we actually have the first and second oldest hospitals in the country represented here, Pennsylvania Hospital and New York Hospital, now New York Presbyterian.
And so just for a little background, for those of you who are new to roundtables, the idea is that we start out with a couple of speakers who do relatively short discussion starter presentations. And then we go and kind of on an ad hoc basis find people who want to comment and add additional anecdotes.
What we're hoping is that people come up with some interesting little small cases or examples that have actually worked for you. And since this is an experiment, as I said, with a somewhat larger roundtable format than usual, we'll try and do the best we can to get around to everybody. But at least we have a lot of mics.
And the theme of this really I think, as we were talking about this at the advisory board and amongst ourselves, was that the support staff in all kinds of health care organizations across the continuum really, in some ways, are sort of the unsung heroes. They're people that have all this potential.
We're at about a 50-year low in unemployment. We have a lot of nurses that are going to be aging out of the workforce who stayed on during the Great Recession. And it's just going to be a very interesting and challenging time. And so I think there's a lot of opportunity to engage and work with people who are in these so-called "hotel functions." And that's one of the things we're hoping to explore and get ideas from, especially lower-cost, high-impact outcomes.
So without spending a lot more time editorializing, is John Rios here, who's one of our kickoffs? He's not here yet? OK. Maybe what we'll do then is switch it up to the second presentation. Do we have the slide set for that? OK.
All right. So that would be Michelle. And instead of Michael, who unfortunately is now taking care of his communities down with a hurricane, we have an additional person who's going to be stepping up and helping out. So--
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Brooke Hollis, executive director of the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures and associate director of the Sloan Program in Healthcare Administration, delivers introductory remarks at the Healthy Futures Roundtable event held on October 10th, 2018.