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Members Education Meeting/Webinar

January 25, 2018
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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RHAWA Bravo Education Center
2414 SW Andover Street, Suite D225
Seattle, WA 98106


SynopsisA historical perspective of HC risk management, traditional vs. enterprise risk management, risk financing, claims & litigation, and patient safety. 

Speakers: Liane McGarvie-Yeager, Director of Risk Management at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Liane has more than 16 years of experience in health care in the areas of risk management, safety and patient relations, and is a past president of the Washington Health Care Risk Management Society.  She is also a member of the American Society of Healthcare Risk Management and currently serves on its Education Development Task Force.  She is accomplished in risk financing, professional liability and other liability claims management, and enterprise risk management.  Her passion is improving the safety for all people who interact within the healthcare environment, while reducing organizational risk and liability.  

Karen Markwith, Director of Quality and Patient Safety at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Karen is currently the Director of Quality and Patient Safety at Virginia Mason Medical Center and her experience includes National Director of Enterprise Risk Management for large multistate non for profit health system with multistate responsibilities. She was previously the Director of Risk Services for a large multi-hospital system in the greater Puget Sound Region as well as the Director of Provider Services for a large medical group. Karen received her graduate degree in Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law from Loyola Law School in Chicago and undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Pacific Lutheran University. She co-authored the ASHRM 2016 Physician Office Risk Management Playbook as well as the Claims Management chapter for the 2017 Health Care Risk Management Fundamentals.

FeesThis session is offered free of charge to current WHCRMS members and for $25.00 to non-members. Guests who have never previously been a member to WHCRMS may apply their $25.00 registration fee toward a 2018-2019 WHCRMS membership.  

LocationBravo Education Center, 2414 SW Andover Street, Suite D225, Seattle, WA 98106

Guests may attend either in-person or remotely via webinar. 

Anticipated CLE/CE credits: 1.0 (pending approval)

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$0.00 Member

$25.00 Non-Member