Morehead Associates, Inc. Holds Annual Peer to Peer ConferenceTM

David Fox, President of Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital to Keynote

Charlotte, N.C. – September 20, 2011 . . . . Morehead Associates, Inc. is holding its Peer to Peer Conference™ October 12 - 13, 2011 in Chicago, IL at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago. This conference is a chance for healthcare leaders to learn from their peers and share ideas. Registration may be completed online at

The keynote speaker is David Fox, President of Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, IL. His presentation will be “Creating a Culture of Engagement and High Performance.” Fox is a 2010 Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award recipient, and the only one selected in the healthcare category last year.

Other speakers and their topics are:

  • Nancy Richman, Ph.D., Senior Consultant, Organization Effectiveness, Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital, “Strategically Shifting Culture”
  • Marion Stamopoulos, AVP, Performance & Talent Management and Organizational Development, Carolinas Health Care System
  • Vince Gallucci, Chief Administrative Officer, Affinity Health System, “Engagement’s Influence in Driving and Measuring Organizational Strategy”
  • John Pandl, Chief Learning Officer, Froedtert Health, “A Systemic Approach to Employee Engagement”
  • Greg Hollingshead, Director of Human Resource Development, Shands Healthcare, “Keeping Engagement Front and Center

A Peer Assist Workshop will be a new, interactive session bringing real-world issues and questions for discussion and solutions. It will be facilitated by Brian Noble, Senior Vice President, Morehead Associates.

“Maximizing Your Employee Survey” is designed to share how Morehead clients have used their survey design and data in unique ways. This session is a follow-up to trends discussed in the opening comments of the conference.

In addition, a Survey Marketing Exhibition will be introduced by Georganne McDaniel, Director, Employee Relations First Health of the Carolinas and include various Morehead clients exhibiting best practices. Participants will share how their organizations have increased survey participation and put their surveys on the front pages of their agendas.

Each year, Morehead awards the healthcare industry’s top achievers by objectively identifying the highest performers and acknowledging their contributions to healthcare and other industries. These award winners share a dedication to providing a rewarding,professional environment for their employees and physicians. There are two categories of Apex Workplace Awards: Morehead Apex Workplace of Excellence and Morehead Apex Workplace of Distinction. These awards will be presented at the Conference.

About Morehead:

Morehead is a market leader in providing surveys, research, and consulting services to the healthcare industry for the purpose of creating an engaged workforce. Morehead has more than 30 years experience and offers products and expertise built on robust data and norms from their substantial client base of hospitals and healthcare systems. The Charlotte based company is known for its superior customer service and partnerships with clients nationwide. Morehead’s focus is helping clients drive quality-focused, cost-effective, and patient-centered healthcare through an engaged workforce.


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