Innovations in ED Management


The award-winning faculty participating in the 2024 Innovations in ED Management Conference have been specifically chosen for their in-depth knowledge of ED operations and their ability to present information with passion and energy.

Shari Welch, MD – Program Director

Shari Welch, MD, FACEP –
Course Director

  • Principal, Quality Matters Consulting
  • Former ED Quality Improvement Director,
    Intermountain Healthcare
  • Author, Quality Matters: Solutions for a Safe and Efficient Emergency Department
  • Phoenix, Arizona
W. Richard Bukata, MD

W. Richard Bukata, MD –
Course Co-Director

  • Medical Director,
    The Center for Medical Education, Inc.
  • Adjunct Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine,
    Los Angeles County / USC Medical Center,
  • Los Angeles, California
Jim Augustine, MD

Jim Augustine, MD

  • Vice-President, ED Benchmarking Alliance
  • Immediate Past Chair, National Clinical Governance Board
    US Acute Care Solutions, Canton, Ohio
  • Clinical Professor, Wright State University
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Dayton, Ohio
  • Board of Directors, ACEP
  • Naples, Florida
Ed Banos, MHA

Ed Banos, MHA

  • Executive Vice President,
    Chief Operating Officer,
    University Health System
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Former CEO,
    Marquette General Hospital
  • Marquette, Michigan
Mike Gibbons, RN, MBA

Mike Gibbons, RN, MBA

  • Executive Director, ED Benchmarking Alliance
  • Independent Healthcare Consultant
  • Former Director of Emergency Services,
    Swedish American Health System
  • Former Nursing Director,
    University of Utah
  • Former ED Nursing Director,
    Intermountain Healthcare
  • Minocqua, Wisconsin
Michael Granovsky, MD

Michael Granovsky, MD

  • President, LogixHealth
  • Founder, Greater Washington Emergency Physicians
  • Director, ACEP’s Coding and Reimbursement Course
  • Editor, ED Coding Alert
  • Washington, D.C.
Robin Hemphill, MD, MPH

Robin Hemphill, MD, MPH

  • Chief of Staff, Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Health System
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Former Chief Patient Safety Officer and Director
    National Center for Patient Safety
    VA Hospital System
  • Washington, D.C.
Kathy Hochman, MD

Kathy Hochman, MD

  • Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Associate Chair of Quality of Care
  • Director, Hospitalist Service
    NYU Langone Health
    Tisch Hospital
  • New York, New York
Steve Jameson, MD

Steve Jameson, MD

  • Immediate Past Chair of ACEP’s Rural Section
  • Member, ACEP Rural Task Force
  • Author Chapter “Rural EDs” in Strauss and Mayer’s Emergency Department Management
  • 30 Year Practitioner in Emergency Medicine
  • St. Cloud, Minnesota
Nick Jouriles, MD

Nick Jouriles, MD

  • President, Emergency Department Benchmarking Alliance
  • Past President, ACEP
  • Professor & Chair, Emergency Medicine
    Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Vice Chair, Faculty Development
    US Acute Care Solutions
  • Canton, Ohio
Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD – Keynote Speaker

Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD – Keynote Speaker

  • Emergency Physician
  • Immediate Past Chief Medical Officer
    HCA Florida Ocala and West Marion Hospitals
    Ocala, Florida
  • Co-Host, Risk Management Monthly / Emergency Medicine Podcast
David Seaberg, MD

David Seaberg, MD

  • Executive Vice President, Academic Emergency Departments
    US Acute Care Solutions
  • Past President, ACEP
  • Chairman, Emergency Medicine, Summa Health
  • Inaugural Dean, University of Tennessee College of Medicine-Chattanooga
Amy Sechrist, MSN, RN

Amy Sechrist, MSN, RN

  • 23 Years of Experience in Emergency Medicine
  • Serves as a Current Board Member on the Emergency Department Benchmarking Alliance
  • Held Leadership Roles in Emergency Departments, Outpatient Observation Units and Admission and Transfer Units
  • Serves as the Emergency Department Director for an ED with > 100,000 Annual Patient Visits
  • Experience in ED Renovation Planning and Design Including Data Analytics Assessment to Optimize ED Patient Flow
Mark Sevilla, RN, DNP, CENP

Mark Sevilla, RN, DNP, CENP

  • Vice President for Behavioral Health & Emergency Services
    Yale New Haven Hospital
  • 50 years of Healthcare Leadership Experience
  • Certified Through the American Organization of Nurse leaders in Executive Nursing Practice
  • Responsible for Three Emergency Departments and a 117 Bed Psychiatric Hospital
  • Publishes About ED Process Improvement
Pam Turner, RN, MBA

Pam Turner, RN, MBA

  • Independent Consultant
  • Former Vice-President of Emergency &
    Trauma Services, HCA
  • Former ED Nursing Director,
    Valley Hospital, Las Vegas
  • Former Principal, Rudder Consulting

Faculty Disclosure

It is the policy of the Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) to insure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its sponsored educational activities; that all contributors present information in an objective, unbiased manner without endorsement or criticism of specific products or services; and that the relationships that contributors disclose will not influence their contributions. Those in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose to learners all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests prior to the beginning of the educational activity.

Resolution of Conflicts of Interest

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, the Center for Emergency Medical Education implemented mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of this CME activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of this CME activity.