Workplace Violence

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MHCEA Webinar

Start Time:12:00 AM
End Time:12:00 AM
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Provided by MHA Health Institute
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Supported by Missouri Health Care Executive Assistants

Date & Time

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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Non-MHCEA member from MHA-member hospital — $225
Non-MHCEA member from nonmember hospital — $275

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This webinar will provide current information about the increasing prevalence of workplace violence in hospitals and other health care settings. Faculty will provide national and Missouri-specific statistics, including a summary of the findings of a recent member listening tour, and outline forthcoming member education and resources.


  • recognize the increasing prevalence of workplace violence in health care settings
  • understand national and Missouri-specific statistics
  • identify opportunities for future education and program resources available to Missouri hospitals


Jackie Gatz, MPA, CHEP
Vice President of Grant Management and Safety
Missouri Hospital Association
Jefferson City, Mo.

As vice president of grant management and safety for the Missouri Hospital Association, Jackie Gatz is responsible for several initiatives to ensure the continuity of safe, high-quality health care during incidents impacting hospital operations. This includes the oversight and strategic operations of a subcontract for the federal Hospital Preparedness Program focusing on increasing hospital surge capacity and maintaining continuity of health care operations. Gatz also facilitates MHA’s S.A.F.E.R. initiative, a multi-disciplinary strategy with a current focus on the reduction of workplace violence within hospitals.

Gatz serves on the executive committee for the American Hospital Association’s Emergency Readiness Group and is the staff liaison for the Missouri Society for Healthcare Engineers.

Gatz earned her Bachelor of Arts in political science from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., and her Master of Public Administration from the Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri — Columbia.

Leslie L. Porth, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President of Strategic Quality Initiatives
Missouri Hospital Association
Jefferson City, Mo.

Leslie Porth is senior vice president of strategic quality initiatives for the Missouri Hospital Association. Prior to joining MHA in 1999, she began her career as a nurse in critical care and emergency care units and then assumed an administrative position in a mid-Missouri hospital. Today at MHA, she is responsible for a wide range of population- and hospital-based strategies to implement the Triple Aim to improve the quality outcomes provided in Missouri hospitals as well as the health and safety of Missourians. She continues to present to, and serve on, state and national advisory groups to further health and resiliency.

Dr. Porth also has served as adjunct faculty for the University of Missouri — Columbia. She earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Missouri — Columbia, a master's of public health from Saint Louis University and a Doctorate of Philosophy in public policy from Walden University.