BANYAN's Annual CNO Summit


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Join CNO leaders and peers to examine the power of disruptive technology in Healthcare.



Transforming Healthcare Matters to All of Us

Presented at The Holland Preforming Arts Center.

Registration is still open, and FREE when you register online.

Hotel accommodations provided by BANYAN.


• Network with CNO peers.
• Learn about the impact of disruptive technology.
• Challenge the status quo and drive emerging and sustainable transformation.


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Carol is the author of “The Explosion of Virtual Nursing Care” spotlighting Disruptive Innovation. 

JONA Volume 47, Number 2, pp 85-87 Copyright B 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

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Keynote Speaker

Carol Boston-Fleischhauer, JD, MS, RN, Chief Nursing Officer and Managing Director, The Advisory Board Company 

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Disruptive Innovation: The impact of technology on advancing healthcare delivery.


Carol Boston-Fleischhauer serves as a global spokesperson for the Advisory Board’s research at key membership forums, including those focused on clinical and operational leadership, human resources, and quality. She is also responsible for presenting this research to member organizations throughout the United States and abroad. Carol has over 30 years of progressive health care experience in patient care practice, operations, management, education, and consultation in academic medical centers, community hospitals and clinics, multi-hospital organizations, and integrated health care systems.

CNO Guest Panel

Goodwin, Linda

Linda Goodwin

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Linda Goodwin serves a dual role as Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for both St. Anthony Hospital and the Centura Health Mountains and North Denver Operating Group (MNDOG). A seasoned nursing executive with more than 30 years of health care leadership experience, Linda is skilled at developing strategic and operational plans that enhance clinical effectiveness, patient/associate satisfaction, and value-based care at the community level.

Dr. Robin McGuinness

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Dr. Robin McGuinness is the Regional Chief Clinical Officer for the Florida Hospital West Florida Region, a not-for-profit 1,295-bed hospital system of 9 hospitals. Robin has experience in executive leadership and clinical practice, and a successful track record in leading and engaging staff, physicians and leadership. In her role, she sets the vision and strategy for nursing care and clinical services, including: nursing, pharmacy, respiratory therapy, occupational therapy, radiology and imaging. As a transformational leader, Robin builds and sustains high performing teams.

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Jennifer Woods

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Jennifer Woods joined McLaren Northern Michigan in July 1999. During her tenure, she has held increasingly more advanced leadership roles, including Nurse Manager for Ambulatory Care, Endoscopy, PACU, and Radiology Nursing. In 2010, Jennifer was named Senior Director of Acute Care Services, and was promoted to Chief Nursing Officer in February 2012. As Chief Nursing Officer, Jennifer oversees all nursing operations for the hospital, guiding all areas of patient care to ensure clinical excellence.


Sue Schuelke


Passionate Nurse Educator with critical care and medical surgical experience as well as expertise in developing education strategies to enhance learning. Specializes in creating innovative programs including e-learning, classroom facilitation, coaching, and utilizing technology to enhance delivery. Skilled in bridging the gap between the practice and academic worlds including developing partnerships with universities to expand nursing students’ clinical experiences and creating residency programs for the new graduate nurse. 

Special Guest Speaker


Connie Merritt
BSN, RN, PHN, Motivational Speaker

A seasoned professional with over 25 years experience of speaking nationally, Connie Merritt is a compelling storyteller and award-winning author with an established reputation of connecting with audiences in a humorous and energetic manner to help move them to action. A business owner and registered nurse with a passion for research, writing and communicating to professionals, Connie understands people, processes and the dynamic influences of today’s diverse, hi-tech, multi-generational and mobile world.

Schedule of Events

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Reserved Hotel Rooms 
Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District
222 North 10th Street Omaha, NE 68102
4.4 Miles from Eppley Airfield - OMA
Complimentary Airport Shuttle on Request

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Holland Center
1200 Douglas Street, Omaha, NE 68102
1/2 mi from the Omaha Marriott Downtown (7 min walk)

Monday, October 16, 2017

6 - 7p  — Reception
Marriott Hotel, Capitol Ballroom 1

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

7:45a — Registration, Holland Center (parking information)
8:15a — Breakfast
8:30a — Welcome - Tony Buda - BANYAN CEO
9:00a — Because We Care Keynote “Disruptive Innovation” Carol Boston-Fleischhauer with The Advisory Board Company
10:15a — Break
10:30a — Q&A Carol Boston-Fleischhauer with The Advisory Board Company


11:45a — Lunch
12:45p — CNO Guest Panel - Linda Goodwin St. Anthony Hospital & Centura (MNDOG), Jennifer Woods McLaren Northern Michigan, Sue Schuhelke CHI Health, Dr. Robin McGuinness Florida Hospital West Florida
1:45p — Break
2:00p — Special Guest Speaker Connie Merritt BSN, RN, PHN, Motivational Speaker
2:45p —Closing - Jeff Broz - BANYAN VP of Marketing

About Omaha, NE


Currently the 42nd largest city in the United States, the Omaha metropolitan area is home to over 900,000 people who welcome visitors with open arms and authentic Midwestern hospitality. The Holland Performing Arts Center is in the heart of downtown, just 10 minutes from Omaha's Eppley Airport. The Holland Center offers sleek urban modernism inside and out with bold design and acoustics among the best in the country. Summit attendees will enjoy spectacular views of vibrant downtown Omaha in an intimate atmosphere of world-class artistry. The Omaha Marriott Downtown Hotel at the Capitol District is within walking distance to the city's finest amenities, dining, and area attractions.


BANYAN is a dynamic company that is transforming healthcare delivery through revolutionary patient care technology designed for CNOs who know there’s a better way to deliver care. We design, develop, implement and support Healthcare IT Solutions that represent the future tense of what's possible in healthcare delivery. At BANYAN, we wake up everyday knowing we’ve built a better way. We believe in Healthcare Tranformed.