Transform Native American healthcare and community health centers through leadership, loyalty, and operational excellence

EVENTS

WOMEN'S WELLNESS GATHERING

WOMEN'S WELLNESS GATHERING

Relax, Refresh, and Rejuvenate. Take time to unplug from the demands of daily life and stimulate your mind and feel inspired. Activities such as the talking circle, mask making, gratitude journaling, the power of affirmations and creating a healthy lifestyle through food, exercise, and meditation will be offered for living in balance and harmony. At the end of the gathering, you will take away a new perspective, a sense of renewal, and inspired to walk the beauty way.

Join Us For The Next Women's Wellness Gathering

CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS AND BREAK-OUT SESSIONS

CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS AND BREAK-OUT SESSIONS

We offer any of our leadership & customer-service training at your next conference.

Workshops and Break-Out Sessions Available For Your Staff Retreat and or Conference

MASK-MAKING WORKSHOP

Take time from your busy schedule to relax and engage in a hands-on creative process in decorating a paper-mâché mask. Our 2-hour workshop begins with a brief history and significance of masks in different cultures and time to indulge in creating your mask. At the end of the workshop, there will be an opportunity for participants to share the story behind their masks. All materials included.

JOURNALING WORKSHOP

One of the most effective acts of self-care and for good reason. Scientific studies have shown journaling to be essentially a panacea for modern life. There are the obvious benefits, like a boost in mindfulness, memory and communication skills. Studies have found that writing in a journal can lead to better sleep, a stronger immune system, more self-confidence, and a higher IQ. In this 2-hour workshop, you will learn the benefits of journaling and how to put the words to the page.

BREAK-OUT SESSIONS

  • Customer Loyalty

  • How to Self-care as a Nurse

  • The New Nurse Managers Workshop – Your Road to Success

  • Nurse Bullying: How to Address Bullying and How Do You Stop It

  • Overview of Board Roles & Responsibilities

CONFERENCE KEYNOTES

CONFERENCE KEYNOTES

To Thrive, Survive or Implode – Leadership Lessons from the Trenches. With over 20 years of hands-on experience as CEO with IHS and Tribal Health Programs, Vida will share what really happens in the real working environment, lessons learned, and key leadership principles to lead in a way that transforms the culture, inspires greatness and builds winning teams.

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PAST CLIENTS

Vida has taught her innovative ideas to distinguished clients throughout the United States and Germany. These clients include:

  • The National Wellness Institute
  • National Nurses Association
  • National Council of Nurse Administrators
  • Arizona Association of Community Health Centers
  • New Mexico Indian Nurses' Association
  • Autohaus Bernd Behrens, Kassel, Germany
  • Native Americans for Community Action, and
  • Various Indian Health Service and Tribal groups.

VIDA KHOW'S BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE

During her 40-year career in healthcare Vida has learned that medicine is ultimately all about people. Patients always come first. Every patient, in every encounter, deserves exceptional care and respect: this is the foundation of everything Native American Healthcare Solutions offers.

In 1992, after 18 years of nursing, Vida was appointed CEO of the Winslow Indian Health Center in Arizona. During her nine-year tenure, Vida established the first Indian Traditional Medicine Program in the Indian Health Services and successfully integrated complementary medicine in an allopathic clinical setting. She also implemented and acquired the first mobile medical van in the Navajo Indian Health Service.

Vida’s revolutionary work won her the prestigious 1999 American Hospital Association Federal Sector Special Achievement Award for Innovative Leadership.

In 2006, Vida took over as the Turn-Around Specialist/CEO at a tribal health care facility in California on the verge of losing its funding. Within one year, under her astute and innovative leadership, the employee, staff and tribal issues were resolved and systems operations were restructured.  The turn-around was so extraordinary the California Rural Indian Health Board gave the facility the “Clinic of the Year Award,” the first award they had received in twenty-six years of operations. Later, in 2011, as the Chief Executive Officer, at a tribal north coast California clinic, Vida engaged the Board of Directors and staff in developing an organizational strategy to improve the patient experience, which was reflected in being accredited for the first time by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Care.

During her more recent 4 years as the Chief Executive Officer at the Gallup Indian Medical Center, Vida engaged her staff to improve the patient experience and clinical performance, using multiple leadership development and communication strategies. Within a two-year period, GIMC’s HCAHPS scores increased in 3 domains above the 90th percentile rate of change (faster than 90% of all hospitals across the nation). One domain improved in the 75th-89th percentile rate of change and, Two domains improved at the 50th-70th percentile rate of change.

As an expert in women's workplace dynamics, organizational transitions, and visionary leadership, Vida Khow has addressed conferences, associations, and government agencies across the country. Being a successful Navajo woman, she naturally combines the wisdom of her native roots with her vast administrative experience.

Vida holds a master’s degree in Health Services Administration from Central Michigan University. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Brigham Young University.