Exchange Meetings Highlight Upcoming Healthcare Conference
TRSA’s Eighth Annual Healthcare Conference & Exchange will take place at the Hyatt Mission Bay in San Diego on Nov. 19-21, and attendees will have an opportunity to participate in scheduled one-on-one interactions that will enable them to learn about products and services in a focused setting during TRSA’s facilitated Exchange sessions.
Set as the first order of business on Nov. 20 and 21, each morning will offer up to four 15-minute sessions, each with a different associate. Linen, uniform and facility services operator participants may share pressing challenges and learn about the latest product innovations and custom solutions, and associate supplier partners are assured of spending that time with those who are anxious to hear of their products and services. Operators who participate in at least six of these meetings will generate a $500 rebate from the operator registration fee.
The 2018 Exchange was offered as part of TRSA’s 105th Annual Conference in Napa, CA, last October. Exchange participants Keith and Julia Pooler, vice president and president, respectively, of Sacramento Linen Co., said they liked the sessions because they gave both sides an opportunity to zoom in on issues and solutions. “It’s focused on what we’re looking for, rather than them saying something to a group,” said Julia, who is a co-owner of the company with her husband, Keith, who added that the meetings were simpler and more direct than calling up a vendor to visit the plant, allowing them to explore new vendors. “It gave us that opportunity to approach them and let them know what we’re into,” he said.
Steve Twombly, president of Automation Dynamics LLC, Independence, MO, said when The Exchange program was launched by TRSA in 2016, he was skeptical about the value an associate member company such as his would receive by participating in the initiative. By last October, Automation Dynamics was participating in its third Exchange opportunity. “We feel it’s been very, very valuable each time,” Twombly said.
TRSA’s Eighth Annual Healthcare Conference will welcome keynote speaker Josh Luke, Ph.D., who will provide an engaging and entertaining healthcare executive’s perspective on Selling to Hospitals in the Value-Based Care Era. Dr. Luke is a healthcare futurist, ForbesBooks featured author, leading international speaker and social media influencer who writes for LinkedIn’s Healthcare Pulse.
Attendees will also hear from industry and market experts on the following subjects via general-session presentations:
- Current Healthcare Market-Related Research Review
- Healthcare Benchmarking/Survey Report
- Legislative and Regulatory Update
- Long-Term Care (LTC) Marketing Opportunities
- SmartTalks featuring Healthcare Conference Facilitators
Breakout session topics being offered are:
- Hygienically Clean Healthcare Certification: Preparation and Audit
- Innovations in Transportation
- Navigating the Supply Chain in an Era of Hospital Consolidation
- Recruiting and the Labor Shortage
Networking receptions are set for Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. On Thursday morning following the final Exchange meetings, attendees will tour Emerald Textiles, a technologically advanced 111,000-square-foot hospital linen and healthcare launderer that saves an estimated 120,000,000 gallons of water and more than 750,000 therms of natural gas each year due to its environmental practices.
Visit www.trsa.org/healthcare for registration and the full brochure. Register by Oct. 11 to get the early registration discount.