Unique Challenges of Preparing Students for the 21st Century Healthcare Industry

This year's Undergraduate Workshop theme is Unique Challenges of Preparing Students for the 21st Century Healthcare Industry.  As with most fields and industries, the ever changing landscape and necessary skills to be successful continue to dynamically change within the healthcare administration field. Accordingly, programs must be forward thinking to identify the future needs of students, associated industries, and the field as a whole.  This year's Undergraduate Workshop will highlight these three elements, providing discussions, presentations, and speakers that will examine potential future shifts and needs for preparing tomorrow's successful healthcare administration professionals. 

Featured Keynote Speakers

MIchaelMayo.jpgMichael Mayo, FACHE
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville

Michael Mayo will provide his in-depth, real world understanding of the current and future needs of the healthcare administration field. Mr. Mayo is currently the hospital president of Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, managing the operational and strategic direction of the 526-bed flagship facility of Baptist Health. Under his leadership, the tertiary and regional referral center was named to the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals in 2012, 2013 and 2014; #1 Hospital in Jacksonville market in 2014 and #4 in Florida. Along with information he has garnered from his current position, Mr. Mayo draws from a career of leadership roles within the healthcare administration field, having served as president of the Methodist Dallas Medical Center, an executive with Healthcare of America, CEO of Orange Park Medical Center, CEO of Frankfort Regional Medical Center, and senior vice president and COO of Memorial Hospital Jacksonville. Mr. Mayo earned his Master of Science in Health Care Administration from Texas Woman’s University and his Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management form the University of Alabama.

lisa-cannata.jpgLisa Cannata
Director, Training Organizational Readiness
Adventist Health System

Drawing from her fifteen years of healthcare experience, Lisa Cannata will discuss the future requirements and needs to develop successful healthcare professionals for the future. Lisa Cannata currently serves as the Director of Training Organizational Readiness at the Adventist Health System.  Prior to this position she served as the chief learning officer for Orlando Health, where she was responsible for organizational learning strategies around talent management, internal communications, clinical and systems education, and team member development and engagement. In addition, she serves on the Junior Achievement board and is co-chair for the Florida Healthcare Workforce/East Central Regional Council. Lisa earned a bachelor of science in communications from Florida State University and a master’s degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix.

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