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.

This tour took place in the Cleveland/Akron part of Ohio.
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9:00amIntegration of Senior Living and Healthcare at Ebenezer Senior Living


1:00pmFairview Health Transformation: Making it easier for our customers to interact with us and for our people to do their work

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

9:00am – Carondelet Village
525 Fairview Avenue South
St. Paul, Minnesota 55116
Dan Lindh, CEO of Presbyterian Homes and Services
Anne O’Connor, Carondelet Village, Campus Administrator
Kathleen Conrad, Campus Pastor
A Full Continuum of Care Residency


1:00pm – Pediatric Home Service
2800 Cleveland Ave. N.
Roseville, Minnesota 55113

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Travel early from Minneapolis to Washington, D.C. and tour the Capital for the balance of the day.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

9:00am National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
Washington, D.C.
Dr. Michael Barr
Dr. Mary Barton
Quality Counts: How NCQA Drives Quality, Accountability and Supports Value-based Payment in the U.S.


1:00pm – Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
3380 Reservoir Rd., NW
Washington, DC 20007
Michael C. Sachtleben, President
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Welcome by Joanna Kisielak-Brajkovic, Director of International and Language Services. Presentation from Donna Waters, Patient Safety Coordinator. Proton Therapy Center represented by Keith Unger, MD – Director, Gastrointestinal Cancer Service, and Dalong Pang, PhD – Chief, Division of Radiation Physics. Tour of Lombardi Center Center and Proton Therapy to follow.

Friday, June 14, 2019

9:00am – MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Simulation Tour at the MedStar Health, Simulaton Training & Education Lab.


1:00pm Unity Health Care
East of the River Health Center
4414 Benning Road NE
Washington, D.C. 20019
Julie Kozminski