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Nebraska Hospitals 2023 Safety & Risk Management Meetings

Tuesday, June 6, 2023
10:00 am2:00 pm
Lexington Regional Health Center, 1201 N. Erie Street, Lexington, NE

Please join NHA Services and NHA Benefits Powered by USI for the highly anticipated return of the Nebraska Hospital Safety and Risk Management meetings. We are delighted to announce that our Spring 2023 meeting is just around the corner, promising a wealth of invaluable insights and knowledge. We recognize the ever-evolving landscape of risks and challenges that you face at your hospitals daily. With this in mind, we have curated an exceptional lineup of topics to address the most pressing concerns of today. The Spring meeting will
feature a comprehensive exploration of emerging threats in the realm of cybersecurity. Additionally, we will delve into essential updates on employment law and compliance, ensuring your organization remains in full adherence to the ever-changing regulatory landscape. Loss control and risk management’s fiscal impact will also be at the forefront of discussions, empowering you to make informed decisions that protect both patient well-being and your hospital/health system’s financial stability.

We hope you will join us at one of two locations for the Spring meeting, where you can connect with fellow professionals, gain valuable expertise, and elevate your approach to safety and risk management.

9:45 - 10:00 am Registration
10:00 - 10:30 am Welcome Comments
(Derek Briscoe, USI Insurance Services)
10:30 - 11:30 am Navigating Emerging Threats and Challenges in a Rapidly Changing Cyber Environment
(Kevin Pomeroy, USI Insurance Services)
11:30 am - 12:15 pm Networking Lunch/Discussion of 2023 Safety Awards & Criteria
12:15 - 1:00 pm Employment Law & Compliance in the Hospital Setting
(James Olney, USI Insurance Services)
1:00 - 2:00 pm Mitigating Financial Risk in Hospitals: Loss Control and the Financial Impact of Risk Management
(John Crawmer, USI Insurance Services)

Navigating Emerging Threats and Challenges in a Rapidly Changing Cyber Environment:
The digital world is expanding at an unprecedented pace, and with it comes new and emerging threats to cybersecurity. As businesses, organizations, and individuals rely more heavily on technology, cyber threats have become more sophisticated, persistent, and difficult to detect. This session will provide an overview of the current cyber landscape, including emerging threats and trends. Participants will gain a better understanding of the latest cyber threats and challenges facing organizations today and learn practical strategies to mitigate these risks. The session will provide valuable insights related to IT security, cybersecurity and securing an organization’s digital assets.

Employment Law and Compliance in the Hospital Setting:
Hospitals and health care facilities are subject to a complex set of employment laws and regulations that can be challenging to navigate. This session will provide a comprehensive overview of the employment law landscape for hospitals, as well as practical guidance on how to ensure compliance. Also covered will be best practices for compliance with federal and state laws that govern employment, including strategies for effective record-keeping, employee classification, and accommodation of disabilities. Common pitfalls to avoid when dealing with employment law compliance in the hospital session will also be discussed. Participants will gain a better understanding of the complex legal landscape surrounding employment in the hospital setting and learn practical strategies for ensuring compliance.

Mitigating Financial Risk in Hospitals: Loss Control and the Financial Impact of Risk Management:
Hospitals are faced with a wide range of risks that can have a significant fiscal impact. This session will provide practical guidance on loss control and risk management strategies to mitigate these risks and minimize their fiscal impact. Types of risks faced by hospitals will be discussed, including those related to patient safety, data breaches, malpractice, and natural disasters. The potential fiscal impact of these risks and the importance of proactive risk management to minimize their impact will be discussed. Also discussed will be best practices for loss control in hospitals, including strategies for identifying and assessing risks, implementing risk management programs, and training staff to mitigate risks.

John Crawmer, CSP, CHST, CIT, STS
John Crawner is a commercial lines risk control team lead for USI’s mountain region. He worked at Pinnacol Assurance workers’ compensation provider in Colorado; first as a Safety Consultant providing risk consultation to all industry types; and then as a supervisor team leader. He previously worked as an HR and safety manager, safety specialist, licensed journeyman electrician, and electrical apprentice for an electrical contractor. He holds four credentials from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST), Certified Instructional Trainer (CIT), and Safety Trained Supervisor (STS). Mr. Crawmer holds a Bachelor of Science Business Administration Management degree from Colorado Technical University and studied Organizational Leadership at Colorado State University.

James Olney
James Olney works with organizations of all sizes to provide in-depth guidance on a broad spectrum of workplace issues, including such things as employment law compliance, human resource matters, best practices, liability exposures, workers’ compensation, etc. In addition to advising clients, he writes articles on employment and risk management issues, and regularly conducts leadership, harassment, and legal compliance training.
Mr. Olney has decades of experience advising employes and was a plaintiff’s attorney for many years before joining USO. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and an instructor at the University of Minnesota’s College of Continuing and Professional Studies. He received his law degree from the University of Minnesota, and his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

Kevin Pomeroy
Kevin Pomeroy leads the Executive and Professional Services Practice Group (EPS) for USI. He and his team provide consulting and marketing support and manage client needs for directors and officer’s liability (D&O), professional liability (E&O), data security and privacy liability (Cyber), employment practices liability (EPL), fiduciary liability and crime.
Mr. Pomeroy has been a broker dedicated exclusively to D&O, Cyber and related product lines for his entire insurance career. Before joining USI, he previously served as an Assistant Vice President with Aon’s Financial Services Group, with a specific focus on financial institutions and large Fortune 1000 companies. He is a frequent speaker and contributor to various conferences and insurance publications. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Clemson University, and in a previous career he worked in
journalism, as the sports editor for multiple newspapers in both South Carolina and Rhode Island.

NOTE: There is no cost to attend this program for NHA member hospitals and health systems, but registration is required.