This tour took place in the Cleveland/Akron part of Ohio.
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Here is the tour brochure outlining the schedule:

Japan Association of Healthcare Management United States Tour

Dr. Pickler facilitated a tour for the Japan Association of Healthcare Management to the Cleveland and Akron areas of Ohio for the purpose of examining current practices of healthcare delivery in the United States. The program was sponsored by the Center for Global Health Affairs in Cleveland, Ohio and by the Healthcare MBA Program at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, U.S.A.

June 26th through June 30th, 2017

This successful week-long program proceeded as following:

Monday, June 26, 2017

9am – Northeast Ohio Medical University
Mr. Lindsay Loftus is the Senior Development Officer of Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). He provided a guided tour of the university and pointed out a new model for how medical students are educated today and how that improves delivery of care.

1pm – Regency Hospital Long Term Acute Care
Mr. Tim Rolsen, CEO of Regency Hospital Long Term Acute Care (LTAC) led a presentation and tour of the facility. What is long term acute care (LTAC)? Where does it fit in the delivery of care? The tour focused on the current state of ACA and what LTACs are doing.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

9am – Metro General Hospital
Dr. Gary Clark of Metro General Hospital provided a presentation about the rehabilitation services offered at this extensive clinic.

1pm – Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Mr. Tom Sudow, Director of Business Development, presented a brief history of the Cleveland Clinic and shared the four pillars that support its mission and vision.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

9am – Akron General Visiting Nurse Service
Akron General Visiting Nurse Service with Ms. Jodi Wagner, BSN, RN CHPN. Ms. Wagner is the Hospice Manager, Inpatient Services, and guided the tour.

1pm – The Renaissance
Tour The Renaissance, a continuum of care living facility, with Ms. Sandy Skerda. This campus serves a population with different levels of care from independent living to assisted living to full service nursing care. Ms. Skerda placed a special emphasis on the Japanese memory retention program called Saido.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

9am – Global Center for Health Innovation
Ms. Barbara McBee, Executive Director, led the tour of this new facility sponsored by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation which serves to showcase healthcare technologies and future trends. The visit included a presentation by Donald Sheldon, MD and VP for University Hospitals West.

1pm – Medina Creative Housing
Medina Creative Housing provides living quarters for chronically challenged people with cognitive or physical disabilities. Ms. Dianne DePasquale-Hagerty, President, explained work opportunities, vocational training and goal setting available to the residents. They provide life skills and social skills for the people they serve, who are as young as 8 years old. They also provide multiple therapies in support of independent living arrangements.

Friday, June 30, 2017

9am – University Hospitals
University Hospital, Siedman Cancer Center was toured with Ms. Hanna Keyes. A presentation on cancer research being done at the Center was offered by Mr. Chris Murphy, RN.