2023 WAHQ Annual Conference 

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This fall WAHQ is presenting “Thinking Upstream: Proactive Empowerment Resources for Quality Professionals”.

Please plan to join us for a full day, in person conference where you will network with other quality professionals from across the state.

This activity/program is approved by NAHQ® for 6.0 CE credits through the CPHQ CE Approval Program. 

Registration fees:

  • $150 for WAHQ Members
  • $200 for non-members (includes a membership to WAHQ through the end of 2024)

Registration is open
Visit our Registration Page to save your seat!  Or download a hard copy of the form to print and return via email to wahqhc@gmail.com!

Need hotel accommodations?

  • Rooms available at Chula Vista Resort – for conference rate, call 608-254-8366 and reference leader number J31712
  • Thursday September 7 through Saturday September 9, 2023
  • Price:  $119 per night
  • Style:  Tower Junior Suite
  • Occupancy based on 4 persons maximum of 6
  • Rates are subject to sales tax.  Nightly resort fee is included.
  • Two-night minimum applies to all Saturday reservations.
  • After the date of August 8, 2023 all unused rooms will be released.


WAHQ 2023 Fall Conference Agenda_07.14.2023 <– click here for downloadable document

    • 7:30 – 8:30 AM Registration and Breakfast
    • 8:30-8:45 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks – Mary Conti, WAHQ President
    • 8:45-10:45 AM Keynote – Knowledge is Power – Using Quality Tools to Increase Resilience and Empowerment – Therese Dodd BA, MBA, RN, CPHQ, FNAHQ, Quality Improvement & Accreditation/Regulatory Compliance Specialist, FACT Consulting Services
    • 10:45 – 11:00 AM Break, Vendors, and Storyboard Passport
    • 11:00 – Noon A Review of Analytical Tools and Data Governance, Literacy and Integrity, and Association to Quality Improvement –Kate Konitzer and Becky Birchmeier, Aspirus Health
    • Noon – 12:30 PM Utilizing the Electronic Health Record (EHR) to Translate Information to Improve Outcomes – Mary Conti – Froedtert Health 
    • 12:30 – 1:30 PM Lunch, Vendors, and Storyboard Passport
    • 1:30 – 2:15 PM Population Care Management, Transitional Care Management (TCM) & Return on Investment (ROI) – Laura Wieloch – Advocate Aurora
    • 2:15 – 3:15 PM Self-Management Strategies/Motivational Interviewing – Cynthia Kollauf – Advocate Aurora
    • 3:15 – 3:30 PM Break, Vendors, and Storyboard Passport
    • 3:30 – 4:15 PM WHA Legislative and Quality Updates – Jill Lindwall – Wisconsin Hospital Association
    • 4:15 – 4:30 PM Closing Remarks – Door Prize


WAHQ 2023 Annual Conference Master Deck Presentations_09082023vFINAL.1


  Presenter Resources

Conference Speaker:

Storyboard Presenter:

              • If you are approved for a storyboard and require assistance printing, please submit your storyboard content to Mary Conti <Mary.Conti@froedtert.com> by August 8, 2023.  All others, plan to bring your storyboard with you the morning of the conference.
              • Notify Mary Conti <Mary.Conti@froedtert.com> by September 1, 2023 if you will require a table stand for your storyboard.


Vendor Resources

WAHQ invites vendors to sponsor a table for $500 during the annual conference on Friday, September 8, 2023 at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells.  the conference will be motivating, engaging, and a great opportunity to reach healthcare professionals from organizations all across the state of Wisconsin and nearby.

            • The conference averages 50-100 attendees of quality and leadership professionals per year.
            • CPHQ CEs are available along with great networking with potential customers and peers.
            • Exhibitors are eligible to receive up to two free registrations per sponsorship, this includes lunch and conference snacks.
            • An attendee list will also be available for each exhibitor the day of the conference.
            • Please complete and return the  Vendor 2023 Conference Registration Form