Health Law Update & Fallout from the Vanderbilt Nurse Conviction (Earn ACHE F2F Credits!)

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Health Law Update & Fallout from the Vanderbilt Nurse Conviction (Earn ACHE F2F Credits!)

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Please note: This event is hosted by ACHE National on their Learning Platform. Once you register, we will forward your name & email to ACHE, where they will send you a link to register on their platform.

Join Dawn Zell Wright for a Virtual Face-to-Face Credit Webinar Event.  This program was made possible through a generous partnership with ACHE of North Texas and ACHE-Southeast Texas Chapter.

Program Description:

Today’s Healthcare Executives are charged with facilitating the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective healthcare in a world that is more complex than ever before. The lingering and evolving ramifications of COVID-19, talent shortages, and legislative and regulatory changes only add to the complexity.

This session will focus on recent Federal and State legislative and regulatory changes and enforcement that impacts the delivery of healthcare today. In addition, we will examine the US Supreme Court’s holding in Dobbs v. Jackson which overturned the federal constitutional right to abortion and returned it to the States, and explore the case of RaDonda Vaught, the Tennessee nurse recently convicted on criminal charges for making a fatal medication error in 2017 which resulted in the death of a patient under her care.


Learning Objectives:

  • Describe current legislative efforts and the impact of judicial opinion on jurisdiction between the federal government and the states as it pertains to healthcare.
  • Investigate the implications of the recent cases such as Dobbs, Vanderbilt, and EPA decisions on future governmental rule-making and healthcare executive decision-making.


About the Presenter:

Dawn Zell Wright joined CHRISTUS Health in November 2021 as system vice president of human resources operations. She is a collaborative, proactive executive with more than 20 years of human resources, operations and legal management experience. An agile executive, Wright leads change by facilitating the exchange of information and ideas necessary to create and leverage HR/operational synergy across highly matrixed organizations to the benefit of physicians, service partners, patients and the community. She uses
evidence-based best practices from various operational platforms to design and implement customized solutions to complex problems.

Before joining the CHRISTUS Health leadership team, Wright served UPMC as its vice president of human resources for the Northcentral region of Pennsylvania and CommonSpirit Health as Catholic Health Initiatives Texas Division’s director of human resources. As a healthcare early careerist, Dawn served as the director of human resources for Artesia General Hospital in New Mexico, where she developed a deep understanding and appreciation of the challenges faced in rural healthcare.

Wright’s human resources expertise is complemented by her experience as an attorney. She was recognized by the local judiciary for tackling tough issues adversely and disproportionately impacting minorities. As a law student, she was a founding team member of The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Minority Issues, with a focused resolve of giving a voice to the voiceless by shedding light on issues affecting disadvantaged communities. Wright’s passion for tackling tough issues related to diversity and inclusion continues to drive her. In this time of rapid change, she is focused on removing artificial barriers to build a sustainable pipeline of diverse and inclusive healthcare leaders.

She earned her undergraduate degree in behavioral science from Concordia University Texas, Master of Business Administration from West Texas A&M and Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s University School of Law. She holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources certification.


October 4
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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