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Annual Healthcare Forum

23rd Annual Delaware Healthcare Forum


The Delaware Healthcare Association presents the 23rd Annual Delaware Healthcare Forum on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at the Delaware Technical Community College, Terry Campus, Dover, Delaware.  

It is a full day event, starting with breakfast and registrations at 8.30 am.  Last presentation ends at 4.30 pm.

The Delaware Healthcare Forum is the only event attended by all Delaware’s hospitals and health systems, from CEOs to Department Managers.  Last year’s event was attended by 300 attendees representing Delaware’s hospitals, health systems, and other local health care providers. 
Participating sponsors receive benefits designed to maximize their exposure to health care leaders during our annual educational and networking conference.  With your sponsorship, the Delaware Healthcare Association is able to provide healthcare education at a reasonable cost.

Here's a brief look at some of the 2018 presentations:

Substance Abuse Continuum of Care – The Connections Experience
Presented by Catherine McKay, President & CEO, Connections CSP
The view on meeting the substance abuse challenge at all stages of care from one of Delaware’s largest non-profits.

Claims and What You Can Do With Them
Presented by Dr. Jonathan Kaufmann, Chief Medical Information Officer, Bayhealth
A panel discussion on what we can expect to learn as insurance claims are aggregated and analyzed.

Policy Perspectives on Substance Abuse
Presented by Elizabeth Romero, Director of the Division of Substance Abuse & Mental Health (DSAMH)
Elizabeth shares her views of policy, resource and change needs in addressing substance abuse.

State and Legislative Update
Presented by Wayne Smith, President & CEO, Delaware Healthcare Association

ACHE Panel Discussion – Pandemic Influenza:  Preparing Your Healthcare Organization
 How can healthcare organizations prepare for the unique set of circumstances that a pandemic influenza will bring? 

Please note: 

Registrations for some DHA members (see list below) are being coordinated by one staff person – please send your registration information to the designated person as follows: 

·               Bayhealth  – Suzanne Raffio ( 
·               Beebe Healthcare – Lynn Wilkins (
·               Nanticoke Health Services – Kim Darling ( 
·               Nemours – Doreen Albert – (

The Forum offers Continuing Education Credits to attendees:

 ACHE I –   1.5 Credits   
ACHE II – Qualified Education Credits, 4 hours (apply online)

Bayhealth is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Delaware Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  Nursing Contact Hours are pending approval for this program.

If you have any questions, need additional information, or have any problems, please contact me, Yasmine Chinoy, at the Delaware Healthcare Association at (302) 674-2853 or by e-mail at

Sponsor Brochure                        

Registration Form

Sponsors of the 2018 Annual Healthcare Forum: