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Building Strong Hospital Partnerships: The Architecture of Strategic Hospital Development (VCT)

September 11 - October 8


Join Gift of Life Institute faculty, Jacki Giuffrida and Elizabeth Spencer, for this unique learning opportunity, “Building Strong Hospital Partnerships: The Architecture of Strategic Hospital Development” (VCT).


Jacki Giuffrida  has been with Gift of Life Donor Program since 2003.  In her former role as Senior Hospital Services Coordinator, she was responsible for three of the largest donor hospitals in the DSA. During her time at Gift of Life, she has worked with a variety of healthcare professionals to educate them on their role in the organ and tissue donation process.

Through collaboration with hospital leadership and critical care staff, processes have been put in place to improve donation outcomes with a focus on supporting families and increasing the number of organs available for transplant.

Jacki served as Hospital EMR Coordinator and is now Manager, Hospital Services in which she supports on-going education and training. She has authored and presented abstracts at NATCO annual meetings and the National Learning Congress.

Elizabeth Spencer has been working in the OPO community since 2002. She was with Washington Regional Transplant Community (WRTC) for nine years, serving as both Director of Hospital Services & Professional Education, and in the clinical division as a Senior Clinical Recovery Coordinator. As Director of Hospital Services & Professional Education, Elizabeth was responsible for oversight of partnerships with area hospitals regarding the implementation of donation best practices, donation educational programs for various hospital staff, hospital data analysis and reporting, hospital donation strategic planning, and hospital policies related to organ and tissue donation.

As faculty of Gift of Life Institute, Elizabeth provides training through the virtual classroom setting, on-site at OPOs and provides feedback to donation professionals through the WebEncounter platform.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the VCT, participants will have:

  • Defined the leadership principles and skills relevant to our work and planned for continued development
  • Introduced a language framework and mindset for effectively advocating within the end-of-life continuum
  • Formulated action plans for implementing the best practices and models shared by our colleagues
  • Practiced presenting to clinical leaders in reality-based scenarios

Target Audience:

The target audience are professional learners who have been exposed to the basic principles and practices related to hospital development.  Learners will need a minimum of six months of field experience within their DSA in a hospital development capacity for adequate contextual framework.

The course is a virtual classroom training (VCT).


Week 1:  “The Work of Leadership” Webinar 2:00-3:30 p.m. (Eastern), September 15, 2022

Week 2: “The Language of Advocacy” Webinar 2:00-3:30 p.m. (Eastern), September 22, 2022

Week 3: “Anatomy of a Physician Meeting” Webinar 2:00-3:30 p.m. (Eastern), September 29, 2022

Week 4: “Leadership in Action: Creative Initiatives for Educational Programing” Webinar 2:00-3:30 p.m. (Eastern), October 6, 2022

Registration Fees:

$1,225.00 (USD).

Learn more and register at this link 


September 11
October 8


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