2016 Conference Keynote Presenters


Julie Kennedy Oehlert, DNP, RN, PhD

Julie Kennedy Oehlert, DNP, RN, PhD, is known for her versatility and ability to relate to all those who care for patients after working in the field for two decades. Dr. Kennedy-Oehlert received her doctorate from the University of Minnesota in 2014 before working as the Chief Administrative Officer Ambulatory at the University of California in San Diego. Dr. Kennedy-Oehlert also served as the Vice President of Patient Experience at the University of Arizona Health Network, Director of Emergency and Trauma Services at Sacred Heart Hospital and as an emergency department trauma nurse at Beloit Memorial Hospital.
She led the study on 'The Effects of Emergency Department Staff Rounding on Patient Safety and Satisfaction' which has become the 6th most requested article to download from the Journal of Emergency Medicine website. She has worked closely with healthcare leaders, nurses and physicians across the U.S. and Australia on proven strategies that positively impact service and quality outcomes, as well as their own professional leadership growth and satisfaction. Julie is a ten-time "pillar award winner" and is highly valued for her no-nonsense presentation and coaching style, which is passionate, entertaining and prescriptive. She appreciates all that is right in healthcare, but has the confidence to say the things that need to be said to make healthcare a better place for staff to work, encouraging physicians to practice and patients to receive care.

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