Published on October 4, 2017 by Sarah Waller  
HCA Leadership Legacy

Samford University’s Department of Healthcare Administration has announced the full schedule of speakers for its Health Care Leadership Legacy Workshop and Luncheon this Friday, Oct. 6. 

Along with the event’s keynote speaker, Neeysa Biddle, the former senior vice president of Ascension Healthcare, four additional speakers will provide a panel discussion on the topic “Leading Health Care Organizations through Uncertainty.” 

Cynthia Barginere is the senior vice president and chief operating officer of Rush University Hospital. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice in administration from Samford’s Ida Moffett School of Nursing in 2012. 

Danne Howard is the executive vice president and chief policy officer for the Alabama Hospital Association. 

Carol J. Ratcliffe is an associate professor and director of Ida Moffett School of Nursing’s Department of Administration, Health Systems, Management and Leadership. Ratcliffe earned her Doctor of Nursing Practicing in administration from Samford’s Ida Moffett School of Nursing in 2009. 

Tom McDougal is an assistant professor for the School of Public Health’s Department of Healthcare Administration, as well as the chief executive officer of AlternaVisit LLC. 

The Health Care Leadership Legacy Workshop and Luncheon will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Samford University’s Howard Room. The event is free to attend, and a continental breakfast and lunch will be served. 

Please register online if you plan to attend. 

Continuing education credits are available for nurses. Two convocation credits will be available for Samford undergraduate students. 

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About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.