Michelle Taylor Smith to Speak at U.S. News & World Report’s Hospital of Tomorrow Conference

Michelle Taylor Smith, vice president of patient care services, chief nursing officer and chief experience officer for Greenville Health System, will join industry leaders and influencers at the U.S. News Hospital of Tomorrow forum. Smith will deliver her presentation, “Improving the Patient Experience,” on October 19, 2015.

“Since 2013 the U.S. News Hospital of Tomorrow forum has brought industry leaders together to advance knowledge within health systems, hospitals and government. We are thrilled to have Michelle join us in our efforts,” said Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News.

Patient experience has emerged as a critical concern of hospital and health care executives, physicians and nurses, among others. Smith will focus on patient satisfaction scores, which account for 30 percent of each hospital’s grade under Medicare’s value-based purchasing standards.

Smith is vice president of patient care services, chief nursing officer and chief experience officer for Greenville Health System. She is responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership, while ensuring a high level of quality, safe and patient-centered care throughout a nearly 15,000-employee, seven-hospital system.

The Hospital of Tomorrow forum will take place October 18-20 in Washington, D.C. at the Renaissance Downtown. The forum will explore the intersection of health care, policy and technology. Executives from hospitals, health systems and government will advance their knowledge of topics such as precision medicine, telehealth, accountable care organizations, value-based care and more.

Industry professionals interested in attending U.S. News Hospital of Tomorrow should visit U.S. News Hospital of Tomorrow for event information including agenda, registration details and accommodations.

About U.S. News Hospital of Tomorrow

Hospital of Tomorrow, produced by U.S. News & World Report, brings together the country’s top medical executives, experts and thought leaders, with the goal of providing best practices to hospitals and providers to help them maintain the highest standards of care and stay equipped for success during uncertain times. The third annual event will be held in Washington, D.C., from October 18-20, 2015.

About U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is a digital news and information company that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. Focusing on Education, Health, Personal Finance, Travel, Cars and News & Opinion, www.usnews.com provides consumer advice, rankings, news and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. Over 30 million people visit www.usnews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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