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Unmasking COVID-19: A Virtual Town Hall February 2021

A virtual Town Hall for neonatal and perinatal nurse leaders and their staff. As we have entered a new phase of COVID-19, we must now tackle new challenges. Safe and effective vaccines have been distributed to hospital systems nationwide, with healthcare workers being among the first to be offered vaccines. However, not all are choosing to be vaccinated. For nurse leaders this brings forth issues in areas of staffing, effective communication and patient and staff safety. During this Town Hall event, we will hear from nurse leaders and experts across the country on how they are overcoming these challenges.

Anthony Orsini, D.O.

Neonatologist, Chief of Patient Experience, Pediatrix Medical Group of Florida, President and Founder of The Orsini Way

Pediatrix Medical Group of Florida, The Orsini Way

Dr. Anthony Orsini is a practicing physician, author and frequent speaker on the topic of compassionate communication in medicine and business. He is currently the Level II Medical Director at Winnie Palmer Hospital in Orlando, Fl which is one of the largest Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the world. He also serves as Chief of Patient Experience and Palliative Care Liaison for his neonatal practice.

Profoundly impacted by an early career experience and the discovery that even the most successful and well-respected physicians often struggled with their communication skills, Dr. Orsini has spent the last 25 years developing proven communication techniques that help doctors build rapport and quickly form trusting relationships with their patients. In 2011, he founded The Orsini Way, a company that provides communication training to healthcare and business professionals. Through his interactive workshops and unique coaching, he has trained thousands of senior physicians nurses and practitioners how to enhance their patient’s overall experience and become more fulfilled with their own lives. 

Dr. Orsini has authored several papers on the topics of communication in medicine, enhancing the patient experience and delivering tragic news. His recently published book titled “It’s All in the Delivery – Improving Healthcare Starting With a Single Conversation” is now available on Amazon. He is a frequent keynote speaker at medical and business events, including an upcoming TEDx presentation entitled-Improving Healthcare Starts with a Single Conversation.

His weekly podcast “Difficult Conversations – Lessons I Learned as an ICU Physician” hit the Top 100 podcasts on Apple in just 1 week.  

Lisa Jentsch MBA, RN, NEA-BC

Vice President, Patient Care, Service Lines

Children's Wisconsin

Lisa is experienced and passionate pediatric health care executive, focused on improving the health and well being in kids in our communities.  She is skilled in developing leaders, identifying growth strategies, nurturing partnerships to improve patient and client outcomes and enhancing operational efficiency. 

She is proud to have started her career at Children's Hospital of WI more than 30 years ago.

Stacey DeMaranville, MSN, RN

Director

University of Washington Valley Medical Center

Stacey DeMaranville has been an obstetrical nurse for 18 years, with 9 of those being in leadership. She is passionate about process improvement, team communication, promoting the profession and having fun while you work. Outside of work, she enjoys time in her garden with her chickens, cooking big family meals, and planning her next adventure with her daughter Adrianna and partner Brian.

Monica Woingust, MSN, RN

Senior Nursing Director, Maternal Child Health

Touro Infirmary

Being born in the Midwest and having lived on each coast has empowered me with a plethora of learning opportunities.

With two decades in leading operations and guiding more successful patient care outcomes, I’ve been able to leverage my nursing skills into management roles. My background enables me to have a wider view of what’s important to both patients and to executives, while always putting patient care first. 

I’ve worked hard to improve operations, increase efficiency, and add new clinical staff members to maintain proper patient flow. In addition, I’ve opened new units and expanded services to meet operational needs across the perinatal continuum.

I am laser focused on achieving birth equity by diminishing racial disparity. Unveiling the factual information about racism, mortality and outcomes while increasing awareness to eradicate it, each situation at a time.Working to provide space for open discussion, debriefing, resolution, healing and support for all care teams.

Knowing every care team member is also a patient, my personal and professional goal is to actively work on how trauma has influenced care being received and provided, and how it has affected outcomes. 

Above all else, we are in it together!!

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Unmasking COVID-19: A virtual Town Hall meeting to address the economic and social impact of COVID-19 on the neonatal and perinatal communities
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Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin. A virtual Town Hall for neonatal and perinatal nurse leaders and their staff. As we have entered a new phase of COVID-19, we must now tackle new challenges. Safe and effective vaccines have been distributed to hospital systems nationwide, with healthcare workers being among the first to be offered vaccines. However, not all are choosing to be vaccinated. For nurse leaders this brings forth issues in areas of staffing, effective communication and patient and staff safety. During this Town Hall event, we will hear from nurse leaders and experts across the country on how they are overcoming these challenges.​