HF Readmission Symposium
Navigating Transitions in Care
Saturday, April 8, 2017
McNamara Alumni Center/University of Minneapolis, MN
Members - $125.00/Non-Members - $175.00
Preventable hospital readmission is an increasingly prominent target in policy discussions, especially within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. As most healthcare systems are facing a transition to value-based reimbursement, readmissions for heart failure has become a number one target for concern. Through this symposium, learn with your colleagues about how pharmacists are collaborating with nurses in order to leverage their time in order to tackle this important quality initiative. Come share your thoughts regarding identification of barriers and development of innovative strategies to improve heart failure readmissions.”
Earn up to 6.25 CE*
McNamara Alumni Center
University of Minnesota
200 Oak Street NE
The McNamara Alumni Center at the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus in Minneapolis, Minnesota is one of the more architecturally striking buildings in the Twin Cities. The McNamara Alumni Center is a University office building and events center serving the University community, alumni, and the general public. McNamara Alumni Center is a top Minneapolis conference center with unique meeting rooms, award-winning catering, superior AV and adjacent parking.
The Commons Hotel
615 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Room rate: $173.51 per night. AAHFN negotiated room rate is offered three days prior and after the event. (Subject to availability)
Please note the deadline for booking the hotel room at the negotiated rate is Friday, March 17.
To book your room call the hotel reservations at (612) 362-6608 and ask for the Heart Failure Readmission Symposium room block. You can also book on line by using the following reservations link.
This hip redbrick hotel on the University of Minnesota campus is located next to the McNamara Alumni Center with a connecting tunnel. Retro-chic rooms with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks, plus coffeemakers, minifridges and bathrooms with rainfall showers. There is also an on site 24 hour business center with computers for printing boarding passes.
Other amenities include a gym, a library with a circular fireplace, and an outdoor patio with a fire pit. There's also parking (fee), and a trendy gastropub, Beacon Public House located on the lobby level of the hotel, that serves regional cuisine and handcrafted cocktails.
Complimentary wireless is provided in all guestrooms and the lobby.
There are over 25 bars and restaurants within walking distance of the hotel with a variety of food and beverage selections including a Starbucks and an Applebees.
72 convenient parking spots are located behind the hotel for Valet or Self Parking.
Self Parking - $15.00
Valet Parking - $25.00
Check In: 3:00 p.m.
Check Out: 12:00 Noon
The closest major airport to University of Minnesota is Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP / KMSP). This airport is 15 miles from the center of University of Minnesota. If you're looking for international or domestic flights to MSP, check the airlines that fly to MSP.
Airport Ground Transportation
A range of services offering travelers transportation to and from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is available.
Taxi, limousine, van and shuttle services, and car rental companies all operate at MSP.
Public transportation is available through Metro Transit, which provides both Light Rail Transit and public bus service within the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
The Terminal 1-Lindbergh Ground Transportation booth on Level T is staffed seven days a week from 6 a.m. to midnight. Staff provides information, directions and other assistance to travelers.
Shared Ride Services
Shared ride service to and from the airport is available from SuperShuttle.
One way trip to the Commons Hotel is $19.00 per person, plus driver tip. It is strongly recommend that reservations be made a minimum of 24 hours in advance. There is a cost savings if your reservations are booked on their Web site.
Ticket counters are located in the Terminal 1-Lindbergh Ground Transportation Atrium, accessible via the terminal's Tram Level. Follow the signs to the appropriate escalator or elevator up. Advance reservations are highly recommended.
Shuttles drop off travelers near the Green and Gold parking ramps across from the Lindbergh Terminal. From there, you can take an escalator or elevator down to the terminal's Tram Level or up to a skyway to Ticketing.
Travelers arriving at Terminal 2-Humphrey can call for pick up at the Super Shuttle kiosk in the Ground Transport Center, located on Level 1 of the Purple parking ramp across from the terminal building.
General Reservations: 1-800-BLUE VAN or 1-800-258-3826
Web Site: www.supershuttle.com
Taxi service is available at both terminals.
Taxi service at Terminal 1-Lindbergh is accessible via the Tram Level (Level T). Signs direct passengers one level up to the taxi starter booth, where airport staff will assist passengers in obtaining a taxi.
At Terminal 2-Humphrey, taxi service is available at the Ground Transport Center, located on the ground level of the Purple parking ramp directly across from the terminal building.
Downtown Minneapolis is approximately 12 miles from the airport, with fares averaging $39-$49 plus driver tip.
A $6.75 fare will be displayed on the Taxicab meter at the onset of your trip. This fee includes a $2.50 flag drop and a $4.25 airport access fee.
Directions to Hotel
The hotel is conveniently located between both downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul and just 15 miles/30 minutes from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport. Click here for driving directions.
Things To Do in Minneapolis - St. Paul
Minneapolis–Saint Paul is a major metropolitan area built around the Mississippi, Minnesota and St. Croix rivers in east central Minnesota. The area is commonly known as the Twin Cities after its two largest cities, Minneapolis, the city with the largest population in the state, and Saint Paul, the state capital. It is an example of twin cities in the sense of geographical proximity. Minnesotans often refer to the two together (or the seven-county metro area collectively) as The Cities.
Despite the Twin moniker, both cities are independent municipalities with defined borders. Minneapolis is somewhat younger with modern skyscrapers, while Saint Paul has been likened to a European city with quaint neighborhoods and a vast collection of well-preserved late-Victorian architecture.
Take a look below and see what the Minneapolis - St. Paul area has to offer. If your time permits you may want to take advantage of the AAHFN negotiated room rate before or after the Symposium (subject to availability) and come in a day or two early or stay a little longer. Please see the links below to get an idea of what's available in the area.
12 Best Things To Do in Minneapolis - St. Paul
20 Top Things to Do in the Twin Cities
The MSP Bucket List: 50 Things To Do Before You Die
19 Things You Should Never Do In The Twin Cities
The month of April is characterized by rapidly rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing from 50°F to 63°F over the course of the month, exceeding 74°F or dropping below 37°F only one day in ten.
This meeting is provided by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN). Registration required. Fees apply.
The American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN) is accredited as a provider of the continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.
Learners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.
Accreditation Provider Number
ANCC Provider Number: P0398