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Society for Arkansas Healthcare
Purchasing & Materials Management
     2022 Annual Meeting
        & Trade Show
                Affiliate Chapter of

     May 5-6, 2022
Embassy Suites by Hilton
Hot Springs Hotel & Spa

Embassy Suites by Hilton Hot Springs Hotel & Spa - www.sahpmm.org - Society for Arkansas Healthcare
SAHPMM 2022 Annual Meeting & Trade Show
                                           May 5-6, 2022
                        The Embassy Suites by Hilton Hot Springs Hotel & Spa
                                              PROGRAM AGENDA

Thursday, May 5
8:00 a.m.            Registration – Atrium
                     Embassy Suites’ Breakfast Buffet
8:25 a.m.            Welcome & Introduction – Salon C
                     Julia Blanchard, SAHPMM President; Director Materials Management, Baxter Regional
                          Medical Center, Mountain Home
8:30 a.m.            Building Employee Engagement
                     Scott Dutile, VP of Sales and Trainer, Dale Carnegie Training of the Mid-South, Little Rock
                     Employee engagement goes beyond activities, games, and events. It’s created through valuing
                     employees on a consistent basis and understanding what factors are most significant to fostering
                     it. When created, engagement becomes a driving force for retention and performance because
                     employees are committed both intellectually and emotionally.
                     In this workshop you will hear about the top three drivers of employee engagement. You will
                     assess your own level of engagement, review the emotions driving engagement, and learn prin-
                     ciples and techniques to create, strengthen, and sustain engagement in yourself and your team.
10:30 a.m.           Break
10:45 a.m.           Roundtable Discussion
                     Julia Blanchard, SAHPMM Outgoing President; Director Materials Management, Baxter
                          Regional Medical Center, Mountain Home
                     This session will discuss hot topics from around the state as purchasing and materials managers
                     ask questions of each other and share best practices.
11:45 a.m.           Business Meeting (Lunch Provided)
12:15 p.m.           Trade Show – Atrium/Salons A&B
3:00 p.m.            Panel Discussion: Vendor Relations Views & Best Practices
                     Kenny Worley, RN, Director of Value Analysis, UAMS Medical Center, Little Rock
                     Thomas “Tom” Dingler, Executive Territory Manager, CovaTec, LLC, Fayetteville
                     Randi-Sue Deckard, Vice President of Sales, Intellicentrics, Flower Mound, TX
                     This panel will discuss vendor relations with points of view from the provider side, health care
                     vendor side, and vendor management side.
4:00 p.m.            Adjourn
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Awards Dinner – Salons A&B
                     One (1) awards dinner ticket is included with your registration. You may purchase additional tickets on
                     the registration form.

Friday, May 6
8:00 a.m.            Registration – Atrium
                     Embassy Suites’ Breakfast Buffet
8:25 a.m.            Welcome & Introduction – Salon C
                     Donna Morris, SAHPMM Incoming President; Director of Materials Management, Howard
                         Memorial Hospital, Nashville
8:30 a.m.           Current and Future State of Supply Chain
                    Carl Gustafson, MBA, AVP, Supply Chain Services, Vizient
                    Chad Mitchell, Associate Vice President, Contract and Program Services, Vizient
                     This session will overview the current future state of supply chain, including a strategic look
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10:00 a.m.               Break

10:15 a.m.               Vaccine Mandate: Vendors and Business Associates
                         Megan Hargraves, Member, Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C., Little
                         Cara Butler, Associate, Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C., Little Rock

                         This session will discuss the CMS Vaccine Mandate and the requirements it imposes on hospi-
                         tals and its suppliers. Specifically, it will discuss the regulations and documentation require-
                         ments for differing individuals who enter a hospital, including employees, students, and outside
                         vendors who may contract with the hospital. Further, the session will review guidance on sur-
                         vey procedures and discuss best practices for complying with the regulatory requirements.
                         Finally, the session will discuss documentation and procedures for handling exemptions to the
                         COVID-19 vaccination.

11:45 a.m.               Evaluations and Adjournment – Cash Drawing (Must be Present to Win!)

Hotel Information
The SAHPMM 2022 Annual Meeting and Trade Show will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Hot Springs Hotel
& Spa; 400 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901. To reserve your sleeping room, please call (501) 624-9200 and
mention the “SAHPMM” for a reduced rate of $144 single/double room per night. The room block expires on April
11, 2022.

Conference Attendees
To be eligible to attend a meeting of SAHPMM, an affiliate of AHA, you must be a SAHPMM member or eligible for
membership. All attendees must be employed by an AHA member hospital or institution. If your facility is eligible for
AHA membership but chooses to not be a member, you may not attend this event. If you have questions regarding this,
please contact Lyndsey Dumas (501) 224-7878 x122.

Trade Show Vendors and Conference Sponsors
Please see the vendor and sponsor information included with your handout at the conference. If you are interested in
becoming a vendor or sponsor, please contact Lyndsey Dumas.

Continuing Education
Continuing education credit hours have been applied for through the Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials

Cancellation and Refund Policy
If cancellations are received after April 28, 2022, $25 of the registration fee is refundable. Registrants who cancel the
day of the program, or fail to attend, must pay the entire fee. Registrants unable to attend may send an alternate. If the
alternate is not a member, the non-member registration fee will be required. Registrations that are faxed are subject to
the same cancellation policy.

Comfort Level
We realize that everyone’s comfort level is different. Please bring a jacket/sweater in case the room is too cool for your

 COVID Measures will be Taken at this Event.
 Arkansas Hospital Association continues to take COVID precautions of masking, social distancing, and washing
 our hands (hand sanitizing). While on AHA campus, attending an AHA-sponsored function or an AHA Affiliated
 Group function, we ask that MASKS BE WORN, except while eating or drinking. Please remember to bring your
 mask, as they will not be provided. Hand sanitizer will be readily available as well as social distancing to the extent
 possible in the venue. While the Arkansas mask mandate is no longer in effect, we ask that all in-person attendees
 follow these guidelines.
 Some gentle reminders:
 • If you feel sick or are ill, please do not attend.
 • Please wear a mask that covers both your nose and your mouth.
 • Please remove mask only for eating and drinking, replacing mask after each.
Cara Butler served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Lavenski R. Smith of the United States Court of Appeals for the
Eighth Circuit where she gained experience on a wide variety of labor and employment issues. She now combines her knowledge
and experience to counsel businesses and not-for-profits on employment and workplace issues to ensure compliance with federal,
state and local laws. She advises human resources administration on hiring and termination, employee discipline, state and federal
leave laws, employee handbooks and policies and wage and hour compliance. Cara is dedicated and driven which is demonstrated
when she earned the highest score on the 2019 Arkansas Bar Exam, received 12 top paper awards in law school and won multiple
national dance team championships as a youth.

Randi Deckard is the vice president of sales of IntelliCentrics, the health care’s leading provider of credentialing services. Randi
has 30 years of health care experience; she has leveraged her clinical background and hospital experience into the commercial side
of healthcare and is well versed in best practices and regulations across the continuum of care.

Tom Dingler is the executive territory manager for the Ostomy Division of ConvaTec Inc. He was born in the “old” Baptist Hos-
pital in Little Rock and currently lives in Fayetteville. Tom is in his 27 th year with ConvaTec, and has participated in SAHPMM
every year. His territory includes Arkansas, Oklahoma, Southern Missouri, and Southern Kansas.

Scott Dutile is the vice president of sales and certified trainer for Dale Carnegie Training of the Mid-South. Scott has been with
Dale Carnegie since 2010 and has been recognized as a top performer globally in sales and training each of those years. His scope
of responsibilities includes new business development, leading his sales team, customizing training solutions, facilitating training
programs, and promoting the enhancement of leadership skills with partnering companies.

He is a graduate from Harding University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and majored in Mar-
keting. Before coming to Dale Carnegie Scott worked at Acxiom Corporation. He is a native of Plymouth, New Hampshire and
now resides in Little Rock, Arkansas with his wife Amy and sons Carson and Riley.

Carl Gustafson, MBA, has over two decades of experience to his credit and has proven to hold insightful supply chain acumen.
Today, Carl is the AVP of supply chain services dedicated to driving solid outcomes in highly complex environments for members
of Vizient Inc. Benefitting the patients at the end of the line, Carl has honed his skills that encompass strategic sourcing, procure-
ment, cost containment, contract category management, complex distribution and logistics, mergers and acquisitions and new hos-
pital construction builds. Carl’s comprehensive direct experience leading all supply chain for several health systems at the vice
president level has given him the knowledge and skills to navigate complex, dynamic environments. His overarching experience
within hospital supply chain, direct experience in surgical services and pharmacy, along with strong leadership skills and dedica-
tion for continuous improvements lend him the qualities required for materializing progressive change. Acknowledged for the
many accomplishments over his career, Carl was featured as “Ten People to Watch” by the Journal of Healthcare Contracting,
August 2018. He believes strongly in Robert Greenleaf’s Servant Leadership model. This style allows Carl to perform to his true
potential of being a leader by providing coaching, education, and mentoring to those he supports. He earned his Master of Business
Administration from National Louis University and is a member of the Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Man-

Megan Hargraves is a health care lawyer who provides clients with strategic counsel on health care regulatory, compliance and
legislative matters along with public policy and implementation issues. She advises hospitals and other health care clients on
issues related to risk management, quality assurance and regulatory and operational compliance. She advises and represents cli-
ents on matters related to the Arkansas Peer Review Fairness Act, the Healthcare Quality Improvement Act (HCQIA), Arkansas
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the False Claims Act, the Stark Act and anti-kickback statutes and other state and federal
statutes. Megan’s experience as a litigator representing clients in medical malpractice, products liability, class action and general
insurance defense cases makes her a trusted advisor to health care industry clients. Megan continues to represent clients across
industries in defense of complex consumer class actions, specializing in cases brought under the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Prac-
tices Act.

Chad Mitchell joined Vizient in December 2018 as senior director - sourcing operations, med/surg distribution. In this
capacity he had oversight for contracting initiatives and standards, plus strategic supplier partnerships. Chad has been a key con-
tributor in shaping Vizient’s future strategy across his business unit. As the pandemic surged throughout much of 2020, Chad was
primary lead of Vizient’s Covid-19 Response War Room, a cross-functional team of subject matter experts, sourcing staff and
clinicians. In July of 2021, Chad was promoted to assistant vice president - sourcing operations, where he maintains his previous
duties in combination with additional portfolio oversight and execution across supplemental medical, surgical and lab portfolios.

Prior to joining Vizient Chad worked in supply chain distribution with Owens & Minor. Over his 14-year career he held
numerous sales and leadership positions, most recently as vice president of commercial services, west. Chad earned a Bachelor of
Science degree in Business Management from Washington State University.

Kenny Worley, BSN, RN, CNOR, began his healthcare career in 1977 as an orderly, EMT, and paramedic. After receiving his
ADN from the University of the state of New York in Albany, he worked in the Emergency Department and in the OR as staff
nurse and moved up to the director of surgical services. With over 30 years of perioperative nursing experience, he is currently
employed at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock as the director of value analysis. His profes-
sional associations include AORN, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Association of Heath Value Analysis Professionals
(AHVAP). He received his BSN from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in December 2016.

WHAT:       SAHPMM 2022 Annual Meeting & Trade Show
WHERE: Embassy Suites by Hilton Hot Springs Hotel & Spa, 400 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs
WHEN:        May 5-6, 2022

____ $80 for SAHPMM Members
____ $150 for Non-SAHPMM Members
One (1) Awards Dinner ticket is included in your registration. If you would like to purchase additional
tickets, they are $50 each.
                        # Additional Awards Dinner Tickets x $50 = __________

_______________________________________________ _________________________________________
Name                                            Title


_______________________________________________ _________________________________________
Mailing Address                                 City, State & Zip

_______________________________________________ _________________________________________
Phone #                                         E-Mail Address

Payment Method
____ Check enclosed (payable to Society for Healthcare Purchasing and Materials Management - SAHPMM)
       Please mail check to: SAHPMM, 419 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205

Credit Card
Employees of AHA Member Hospitals are now able to register and pay by credit card online for SAHPMM and
AHA events. Please log into the AHA website (www.arkhospitals.org) if you would like to save time and paper, or
you may fax your credit card payment to (501) 224-0519.

Card Type: ____ Visa       ____ MasterCard (AmEx and Discover are not accepted.)

Card Number: _________/__________/__________/__________ Exp. Date: _________ CVV: __________

Name on Card: ________________________ Signature: ____________________ Phone: ______________

Credit Card Billing Address (including city and zip):

                                   Deadline to Register is April 28th.
                             Emailed registrations will not be accepted.
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