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. 

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.