CNO Exchange

Quick Overview

When: November 12-14, 2018
Where: Charleston, SC

The challenges of improving quality, increasing patient engagement and satisfaction, and developing future nurse leaders are extensive. Meet with progressive nurse executives from across the country to share ideas.

CNO Exchange

November 12-14, 2018  |  Belmond Charleston Place at Charleston, South Carolina

Join knowledgeable and experienced leaders in a roundtable format focused on improving quality, developing nurse leaders, and shaping the future of care delivery. The HealthLeaders Media CNO Exchange brings executives together to acquire best practices that benefit their organization. Member-led, small-group sessions provide a forum for shared ideas and solutions to top industry challenges.

Sponsors underwrite the Exchange program, so travel and accommodations are covered. Participants are also welcome to pay their own way, if preferred.

How to Qualify

The roundtable event is open to nurse executives at hospitals and health systems. Please note: This is a limited-size event of 40 leaders, and participation is based on availability. Participation decisions are at the discretion of the HealthLeaders Media editorial team.

Vendors, consultants, outsourcing solutions, and other suppliers are not eligible to participate. But we hope you will contact our director of sales for other opportunities with our programs.

If you have any questions about eligibility, please contact Julie Auton at

Please note: This is a limited-size event and participation is based on availability. Meeting any or all criteria is not a guarantee of acceptance. Participation decisions are at the discretion of the HealthLeaders Media program team.


Monday, November 12

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Welcome Reception


Tuesday, November 13

7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Buffet Breakfast

7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Event Kickoff/General Session

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Round A Sessions

9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Round B Sessions

11:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Networking Activities

6:00 a.m. – 6:45 p.m. Cocktail Reception

6:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dinner


Wednesday, November 14

7:00 a.m. Buffet Breakfast

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Ideas Presentations

8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Round C Sessions

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. WorkGroups: Hands-on workshop to tackle a specific objective

11:30 a.m. Adjourn


Previous sessions have addressed:

  • New Models of Care
  • The Nurse of Future: Reshaping Nursing Roles

  • Improving patient engagement and satisfaction

  • Span of Control

  • Handling increased violence and behavioral health concerns

  • Nursing fatigue and burnout

  • Workforce management: staffing, budgeting and workflow

  • Leadership development

Location & Activities

Belmond Charleston Place is located at the heart of downtown Charleston, in the historic district and within walking distance of all the major attractions. The hotel blends gentility and old-world charm with a leading-edge spa and innovative cuisine.

Participating Organizations

Allegheny Health Network
Pittsburgh, PA

Anne Arundel Health System
Annapolis, MD

Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL

Carilion Medical Center
Roanoke, VA

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

Community Healthcare System
Munster, IN

Cone Health
Greensboro, NC

Hanover, NH

Fairview Health Services (University of Minnesota Health)
Minneapolis, MN

Grady Health System
Atlanta, GA

John Muir Health
Walnut Creek, CA

Intermountain Healthcare
Salt Lake City, UT

MacNeal Hospital
(Loyola Medicine)
Berwyn, IL


Mayo Clinic
Phoenix, AZ

NCH Healthcare System
Naples, FL

Northern Arizona Healthcare
Flagstaff, AZ

Providence Saint Joseph Health System
Portland, OR

Orange County Memorial (MemorialCare Health System)
Fountain Valley, CA

Scripps Health
San Diego, CA

Sisters of Charity Leavenworth (SCL)
Denver, CO

Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center
Las Vegas, NV

University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center
Cheverly, MD

University of Wisconsin Hospitals
Madison, WI

Vidant Health
Greenville, NC

Wake Forest Baptist Health
Winston-Salem, NC


Sponsors use this opportunity to conduct focus groups to learn about issues leaders are facing in the healthcare arena. It also provides a way to connect with their audience. These sessions are not sales presentations. We ask that executives participate in a single sponsor focus group during the event. There are five members in each of these sessions.