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WBL Roundtable - Nurse Retention: Challenges and Opportunities
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WBL Roundtable - Nurse Retention: Challenges and Opportunities

When: Monday, July 16, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Where: Online via GoToMeeting
United States
Presenter: Mary Jo Jerde, SVP, Center for Clinician Advancement, UnitedHealth Group
Contact: Eleanor Rosiak

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About the Roundtable:

Join WBL member Mary Jo Jerde, Senior Vice President, Center for Clinician Advancement at UnitedHealth Group to discuss a topic challenging many of our organizations: how do we recruit and retain nursing talent? Mary Jo will lean on her expertise at UnitedHealth Group, a company that employs more than 20,000 nurses, to will share an overview of the issues and spark conversation.


She’ll explore topics such as:

  • What are the national trends in nursing recruitment?
  • Is there a shortage and when is this expected to change?
  • Are there certain fields or areas hit hardest by any shortage?
  • What has UHG done to retain and recruit excellent talent?


Attendees should come prepared to discuss:

  • What has been your organization’s greatest challenge related to nursing talent?
  • How has this been different – or similar – to other talent challenges you’ve had?
  • How has this changed in the last 5 years? How do you expect it to change in the next 5 years?
  • Are there approaches to managing a multi-generational workforce that have been especially successful for you?
  • What has helped improve your organization’s retention rate?

About the Presenter: Mary Jo Jerde, Senior Vice President, Center for Clinician Advancement, UnitedHealth Group

Mary Jo Jerde, MBA, BSN, RN, FAAN, is Senior Vice President of the Center for Clinician Advancement at UnitedHealth Group. Mary Jo is responsible for the strategic initiatives that expand clinical capability, enable consumer-focused care, and engage the clinical community for the 34,000 clinicians at UnitedHealth Group. She leads a team that focuses on improving clinician engagement, retention, and development of the company health care professionals. Her blend of business acumen, clinical expertise and leadership has resulted in delivering transformational programs.


Mary Jo joined UnitedHealth Group in 2007 and has over 35 years of experience in the healthcare industry.  Her roles include: Executive Director of Clinical Operations for OptumHealth where she was responsible for overall total population health management strategy, operations and delivery for 240 National Accounts customers/3.5 million consumer lives,  Director of Medical Management for OptumHealth where she was responsible for an enterprise team of Maternity, Cancer and Neonatal nurses delivering services for UnitedHealth Group customers in addition to operations and delivery of Case and Disease Management for 2 large National Account sites,  Associate Director of Medical Management, OptumHealth where she was responsible for the operations and delivery of National Accounts Case and Disease Management program in Phoenix Arizona. Focus has been on program design and execution, quality and process improvement, leadership development and strategic planning.


Prior to UnitedHealth Group, Mary Jo was with SHPS for 14 years and served as Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Innovation, Client Service Executive, Vice President of Health and Productivity and Associate Vice President Disease Management. Mary Jo also has had numerous executive and clinical leadership roles in large teaching hospitals.  She has presented at national conferences as well as published on a variety of nursing topics.


A graduate of Creighton University with a bachelors degree in nursing, Mary Jo also has her masters degree in business administration from University of Phoenix.  Mary Jo has also completed a yearlong nurse executive level coursework at St. Thomas College of Business.  She was selected for a yearlong fellowship as part of Center for Nursing Advancement at UnitedHealth Group.  Mary Jo is certified as a Six-Sigma Yellow Belt, Case Manager and Advanced Nurse Administration.

What is a Roundtable?
WBL Roundtable calls are one-hour virtual “coffee chats” that you can join from your desk. These calls are not webinars; they are active and participatory and give you the opportunity to ask and answer questions, share best practices, and make connections with fellow executives. All calls are limited to 10-12 WBL members and offer a safe and confidential space to speak honestly about issues facing executives in the health care industry today.

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