September 26-27, 2019

Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore

550 Light St. Baltimore, Maryland 21202

PeraHealth's Annual Customer Event

The TRENDS 2019 Customer Conference brings together industry-leading physicians, nurses, informaticists and other healthcare professionals to share best practices around care delivery journeys and the role the Rothman Index has played along the way by helping identify at-risk patients sooner. TRENDS 2019 provides a forum for PeraHealth customers to collaborate with one another and the PeraHealth team, and to discuss innovative strategies for providing safer, more efficient care.

Exclusive Site Visit

Sinai Hospital is part of LifeBridge Health, one of the largest providers of health services in Maryland. Founded in 1866, Sinai Hospital is a 504-bed nonprofit medical center affiliated with the Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore and focused on quality patient care, teaching, and research. Sinai, with a mission that includes the teaching of future generations of health professionals, shares many of the characteristics of a university-owned hospital.

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TRENDS 2019 Schedule

  • ThursdaySeptember 26, 2019
  • FridaySeptember 27, 2019
  • SpeakersSee the Lineup
7:30 am – 8:00 am


8:00 am – 8:15 am


Greg White, CEO, PeraHealth

8:15 am – 9:00 am

LifeBridge Health: Our Journey

Jonathan Ringo, MD, President and Chief Operating Officer, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

Linda Kosnik, RN, MSN, PhD, Vice President Patient Care Servics/CNO, LifeBridge Health

Nitza Santiago, Assistant Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

9:00 am – 10:00 am

General Session: Integrating the Rothman Index in the Clinical Workflow (Featuring a Live Safety Huddle)

Amy McBroom, RN, BSN, CCRN, Clinical Manager, Intensive Care Unit, Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital

Janice Marlett, MSN, ACCNS-AG, RN-BC, Board Certified Adult Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

Christine Sullivan, MS, BSN, RN-BC, Nursing Informatics Specialist, Patient Care Services, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

10:00 am – 10:10 am


10:10 am – 11:00 am

Breakout Sessions

A) Clinical Surveillance Research Update from Yale New Haven Health. Speaker: Sadia Gazi, MD, Medical Director, Rapid Response Team; Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Bridgeport Hospital – Yale New Haven Health

B) Reducing Medical Emergency Events in Imaging Areas Through Proactive Surveillance. Speakers: Paul Knechtges, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology, Medical College of Wisconsin; Jamie Beaudry, Director of Imaging, Froedtert Hospital

C) Clinical Documention Improvement: Results from a Rothman Index Pilot. Speaker: Diane Zeitler, BSN, MHA, Assistant Vice President, Quality and Risk Management, Shannon Medical Center

D) Learning Lab: Getting the Most From Your Rothman Index Quarterly Performance Report. Speaker: Stuart Ramsey, MSN, RN, Account Executive, PeraHealth

11:00 am – 11:10 am


11:00 am – 12:00 pm

General Session: Palliative Care Return on Investment

Rebel Heasley, RN, MSN, MHA, CHPN, Palliative Care RN IV, Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

General Session: Virtual Care Centers

Jane Kroeninger, Froedtert Hospital

Jaqueline Labott, Froedtert Hospital

2:10 pm – 3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

A) Creating a Proactive Surveillance Program. Speaker: Yvonne Goellner, RN, BSN, MSN, Nursing Operations Project Manager, Blessing Hospital

B) Creating an Internal Collaborative (Rothman Index Council) Within a Healthcare System. Speaker: Brandee Lovercheck, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Director, Center for Professional Excellence and Magnet Program, Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital

C) Using the Rothman Index for Research. Speaker: Brandie Bailey, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Unit Director, Resource Pool, Nursing Support Services, Code Blue Committee Chair, Carilion Clinic

D) Learning Lab: Remote Centers. Speaker: Wendy Deibert, EMBA, BSN, RN, Strategic Clinical Consultant, PeraHealth

3:00 pm – 3:10 pm


3:10 pm – 4:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

A) Using the Rothman Index to Improve Safety. Speaker: Diane Zeitler, BSN, MHA, Assistant Vice President, Quality and Risk Management, Shannon Medical Center; Becky Fuentes

B) Supporting Effective Staffing Models Using Predictive Deterioration Analytics. Speaker: Joe Beiler, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Froedtert Hospital; Katie Kiolbasa, RN

C) The Rothman Index vs. Epic DI. Speaker: Jonathan Fullerton, Managing Director, Strategic Initiatives, PeraHealth

D) Learning Lab: Interpreting Data. Speaker: TBD

4:10 pm – 5:00 pm

General Session: One More Patient – Reducing Mortality and Unplanned Transfers to the ICU

Speaker information coming soon

7:00 am – 8:00 am


8:00 am – 8:45 am

General Session: Rothman Index Upgrades and Enhancements

Speakers: PeraHealth Product Management Team and Account Management Team

8:45 am – 9:30 am

General Session: Using the Rothman Index for Physician Engagement and Patient/Family Engagement

Speaker: Olufunmilayo Ogundele, MD, MS, ICU Medical Director for Quality and Performance Improvement, ICU Medical Director of ED-ICU Interface, LifeBridge Health

9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Site Visit to Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

Bus ride to hospital for tour

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch and Networking

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Site Visit Debrief

Group discussion and report out

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Closing Remarks

Greg White, CEO, PeraHealth

Photo of Jonathan Ringo

Jonathan Ringo, MD
President and Chief Operating Officer
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

Photo of Sadia Gazi

Sadia Gazi, MD
Medical Director, Rapid Response Team, Associate Program Director IM Residency Program
Bridgeport Hospital – Yale New Haven Health

Photo of Rebel Heasley

Rebel Heasley, RN, MSN, MHA, CHPN
Director, Palliative Care and Guest Relations
Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital

Greg White
Chief Executive Officer

…and more than 20 other physician, nurse, and quality executive speakers.


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Planning Your Visit

Hotel Information
Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore
550 Light St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Phone: (410) 234-0550

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Discounted rates*: $179 + resort fee

Please email if you have any questions on booking your stay or if you need assistance booking additional nights outside of the blocked dates (Sept. 24 – 27).  

Travel & Area Attractions
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
(11 miles – 20 mins)

If you choose to come a day early or stay through the weekend, there are many sightseeing adventures in the Baltimore region such as:

Get tickets to the Baltimore Orioles
Visit the Maryland Science Center
Inner Harbor and Historic Ships
Top of the World Observation Level
Baltimore Aquarium

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