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2014 Avera Medical Group Service Line Summit

May 1-2, 2014
Sioux Falls Convention Center
Sioux Falls, SD

This educational activity seeks to further develop Avera's service line initiative and promote communication and collaboration between existing service lines

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Registration Closes April 10th, 2014.

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This educational activity seeks to further develop Avera's service line initiative  and promote communication and collaboration between existing service lines.  The learner will explore how to communicate and collaborate within a service line to deliver a better, more consistent patient experience across a health care system.

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May 1, 2014
5 pm Social
6 pm

Tad Jacobs, DO, Chief Medical Officer, Avera Medical Group

David Flicek, Chief Administrative Officer, Avera Medical Group
Fred Slunecka, Chief Operations Officer, Avera
6:30 pm Avera Medical Group State of the Union
David Flicek, Tad Jacobs, DO, Alan Helgeson, Director of Marketing,
Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center
7:15 pm The Role of Service Lines in an Integrated System
Steve Berkowitz, MD, SMB Health Consulting
8:30 pm Conclusion
Tad Jacobs, DO
May 2, 2014
7 am Continental Breakfast -Breakfast in the Concourse
Physicians Q & A: Tge Role of the Physician Leader in an Integrated System
Meeting Rooms 13 & 14
Steve Berkowitz, MD
Seating for others in Exhibit Hall 2
8 am Welcome
David Flicek
Tad Jacobs,DO
8:05 am Collaboration Spotlight

Avera Medical Group Oncology Service
David Kapaska, DO, Regional President & CEO, Avera McKennan
David Elson, MD, Avera Medical Group Oncology & Hematology Sioux Falls
Michael Peterson, MD, Avera Medical Group

Avera Medical Group Emergency Medicine Service Line
Jared Friedman, MD, Emergency Medicine Clinical Vice President
Pam Rezac, Regional President / CEO Avera Sacred Heart Hospital

Avera Medical Group Behavioral Health Service Line
Matthew Stanley, DO, Behavioral Health Clinical Vice President
Mary Maertens, Regional President / CEO, Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center
8:50 am Break (move to Service Line Breakouts)
9 am Service Line Updates
Service Line Planning
Avera Medical Group Behavioral Health: Exhibit Hall 2
Matthew Stanley, DO
Mary Maertens

Avera Medical Group Oncology: Meeting Rooms 6 & 7
David Kapaska, DO
David Elson, MD
Michael Peterson, MD

Avera Medical Group Emergency Medicine:  Meeting Room 8
Jared Friedman, MD
Pam Rezac

Avera Medical Group OBGYN: Meeting Rooms 9 & 10
Kevin Gildner, MD, OBGYN, Avera Marshall
Tom Clark, Regional President/CEO, Avera Queen of Peace Hospital

Avera Medical Group Radiology: Meeting Rooms 11 & 12
Brad Paulson, MD, Radiologist
Todd Forkel, Regional President/ CEO, Avera St. Luke's Hospital

Avera Medical Group Primary Care:  Meeting Rooms 13 & 14
Rich Kafka, MD, Avera Gregory Hospital
Tad Jacobs, DO
Dave Flicek
11 am Break (Move back to Exhibit Hall 2)
11:15 am Service Lines 201
Dan Zismer, PhD, Professor & Director;
MHA and Executive Studies Programs,
Wegmiller Professor in Healthcare Administration,
Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of Medicine, University of Minnesota
   (Cash Flow Productivity Handout)
12:15 pm Prayer
Tad Jacobs, DO

1 pm Conclusion and Evaluation
David Flicek and Tad Jacobs, DO



Avera McKennan Education Services at 605-322-8950 or send an email

Schedule & Location


This event includes all of the 2 meeting times below.
Date Time Location
1. Thu, May 01 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM Sioux Falls Convention Center
2. Fri, May 02 7:00 AM to 12:30 PM Sioux Falls Convention Center

Location Details

  • Sioux Falls Convention Center
    1101 N. West Ave
    Sioux Falls, SD 57104

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