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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Cinderblocks4: the agenda

Cinderblocks 4: The Walking Gallery Gathers is an art and medical conference that will be held in Grantsville, MD at Penn Alps Restaurant and at Little Crossings by The Cornucopia Café May 18-20, 2017.   I founded this event with the help of several other epatients and I am happy to see it enter its fourth year. I am known in healthcare circles as the artist that founded The Walking Gallery.  I and 46 other artists paint patients stories on the backs of jackets that people wear to medical conferences.  I see #Cinderblocks4 a continuation of the message of The Walking Gallery and as venue that prizes the patient and provider in equal measure.  We will use our days at this conference to focus on improving health care everywhere.

Your Friend, Regina Holliday
Founder of the Walking Gallery

Thank you to our Diamond Cinderblock Level Sponsor:

May 17, 2017

PechaKucha Accident Visits Grantsville! 7-9pm, The Cornucopia Café
Pechakucha is a fun & concise presentation style. PechaKucha nights have 8-12 speakers who follow a 20 slides 20 seconds pattern. We will have a few  Cinderblocks attendees presenting!

Thank you to our Silver Cinderblock level sponsor:

Cinderblocks4: Conference Day 1
On Thursday, May 18 we will meet at 8:00 am at Penn Alps Restaurant and Meeting Center for breakfast in the Alpine Room.
8:00 Opening remarks are by Regina Holliday, conference planner and founder of the Walking Gallery of Healthcare.

8:05-8:25 Paul Edwards, County Commissioner for Garrett County will present on the state of the county and the history of Grantsville.

8:25-8:45 Kimi-Scott McGreevy, Director of Grant Development Garrett Regional Medical Center, Oakland MD

8:45-9:10 Charles Wilt, presents on Mountain Laurel Medical Center
Charles Wilt
Mr. Wilt holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Frostburg State University.  He went on to do graduate work in Healthcare Corporate Compliance at George Washington University and then obtained a Master of Health Administration from Capella University.  He joined Mountain Laurel Medical Center in 2010 and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer.  Prior to joining Mountain Laurel, Mr. Wilt worked in sales and marketing.
Mr. Wilt helped evolve Mountain Laurel Medical Center through community-based advertising.  In 2011, he constructed the first website dedicated to educating the public about Mountain Laurel’s mission to serve Garrett County and the surrounding areas.  He also led the effort to achieve Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
Mr. Wilt serves as Chair to the Garrett County STEPS to Better Health Committee and he has served as Election Judge with the Garrett County Board of Elections for over 15 years.  He is a lifetime resident of Garrett County and resides in Oakland.

9:15-9:35 Ashley Elliott, Grantsville, “Addiction happens but so does recovery.“

9:40-10:00 Shelley Argabrite and John Corbin, Garrett County Health Dept, They will speak about digital community engagement collaborative found at

10:05-10:55 Angela Radcliffe, FCBHealth, a workshop on clinical research as a care option where she teaches brainstorming techniques.
Insurance panel: Jessica Wilhelm, Felicia Schrock, and Renee Green: “Why Do you need insurance?”
Renee L. Green
Ameriprise Financial Advisor
At Ameriprise, our goal is to help clients achieve the full and rich life they have earned. With our exclusive Confident Retirement ® approach we look at four basic needs: covering essentials, ensuring lifestyle, preparing for the unexpected and leaving a legacy. Together we will explore each to create a comprehensive financial plan customized to your life. Then we’ll track your progress and make adjustments as life unfolds. I’m committed to your success and believe that when you take the right approach to financial planning, life can be brilliant.

Jessica Wihelm
Woodmen Life
I began my career with WoodmenLife in 2016 as a Sales Representative. I’m proud to represent a not-for-profit organization with more than 125 years of financial strength. Our longtime commitment to our customers and to the communities we serve is what sets WoodmenLife apart.

Felicia Schrock
Uses patient-centered interdisciplinary approach to health care and care coordination, utilizing patient values and goals, community resources and benefits such as home based assessments, medication reviews, enhanced monitoring, and expert consult among others.

11:45-12:00 Julia Musselwhite, DNR  Healthy Parks, Healthy People: Finding Wellness in Your Local Outdoors

Ranger Julia Musselwhite has worked for the Maryland Park Service since 2006, beginning as an AmeriCorps volunteer with the Maryland Conservation Corps and eventually earning full time ranger status.  Her career began near her hometown in Harford County, but she has been a Garrett County resident since 2011 and is the current Assistant Park Manager at Rocky Gap State Park in Allegany County.  Whether for work, or in her personal life, Julia enjoys time outdoors and helping others discover new opportunities and adventures.

Lunch is at noon.  Some attendees will go on a walking tour with Ranger Julia.

12:50-1:20 Mary Anne Sterling PCORI-funded project that speaks to many things the ePatient community holds dear. It’s called Patient Priorities Care and the goal is to align primary and specialty care to improve the health and healthcare of older adults with multiple and complex health needs. A pilot project is already rolling in Connecticut.

1:25-1:45 Heather Hanline, Executive Director of the Dove Center, will present on the correlation between health disparity and trauma/sexual violence. 
Hanline holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and is a Licensed Clinical Therapist.  She has over 24 years of experience in the human services field, working with trauma victims in a variety of settings.  For the past 19 years, she has followed her passion to end domestic violence and sexual assault with the Dove Center, where she began as a counselor and has spent the past 17 years as the Executive Director.  She is a past recipient of the Governor’s Victim Assistance Award, for doubling the number of individuals served by the Dove Center in her first year of leadership.  She also spearheaded the building of the Dove Center’s combined counseling and shelter offices, which now stands as a permanent symbol of safety and healing.  She has written guest blogs for several statewide organizations, and has originated many innovative programs within the Dove Center’s programming.

1:45-2:00 Robb Fulks, Reading, PA will be telling his Patient Story

2:00-2:25 Christopher Elliott, Residential Lead for the State of Maryland, Grantsville
2:30-3:00 , Joleen Chambers, Dallas, Texas, founder of Failed Implant Device Alliance, “Junk Joints & Dr. Who-An Update”
 Joleen Chambers (Dallas, TX) is a trained FDA Patient Representative (with an M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling) and a national advocate (member of Consumers Union Safe Patient Project, National Patient Advocacy Network, board member of HealthwatchUSA) for patients preventably harmed by unsafe and ineffective implanted medical devices.  At home in Dallas, TX Joleen is a board member for Leadership Women, Dallas Black Dance Theatre and Undermain Theatre .   

Her brother, Steven Baker, is a career union millwright. In 2001, a criminal harmed him on-the-job and his elbow received multiple fractures.  In 2008 he was referred to a respected national health institution for an ‘innovative’ new elbow replacement implanted by the surgeon that designed the device.  Just 4 months later, the device was unsuccessfully ‘revised’ by  surgically removing two of the 4 components.   Steven now lives in rural southeastern Minnesota on the generational family farm while enduring unrelenting pain and loss of function in the elbow.  
3:00-3:30 To be determined
3:30-5:00 Donna Jo Brenneman, Executive Director of Garrett County Hospice Screening ”Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande.

The daily educational conference session ends.  Feel free to explore the grounds, rest and grab a bite to eat before the evening program begins.
6:00pm to 8:00pm Dedication to those we have lost in the past year at Salt and Pepper Studios
On Thursday, May 18th at 6:00pm a dedication will be held at Salt and Pepper Studios: the home of the Walking Gallery 189 Main Street in Grantsville. Conference attendees and members of the public are invited.  Refreshments will be provided and the dedication is free and open to the public.  Joseph Kim of Eli Lilly will sing a few songs in memory of Jerry Matczak.  Marsha Goodman-Wood will sing in memory of Jess Jacobs and Dave Wilt.

Conference Day 2,
On Friday, May 20th another conference day begins!  At 8:00 am we meet at Penn Alps Restaurant and Meeting Center for breakfast and our general session.  
8:00am breakfast in the Alpine Room Opening remarks Regina Holliday

8:35-9:00 Renee Green, presenting on her film project
the documentary Buzz One Four Impact Documentary - Rescue & Recovery: About how the Grantsville Community became the first responders when a B52 with 2 thermonuclear bombs crashed on the mountain in 1964 during the blizzard of the century. 

9:05-9:30 Brandon Kling, A Passion For Cheese
9:35-10:05 Alex Fair, Medstatr “7.5 Billion Candles”
10:00-12:00 Local photographer Kristina Butler will take photos of the attendees in the lovely Casselman Bridge State Park.  Stephanie Diane will be the stylist working with attendees during the photo shoot.
10:05-10:40 Mark Scrimshire from Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services in Baltimore will present a discussion on patient empowerment and Blue Button.
10:45-11:00 Andrew Yoder, Life Coach, Grantsville
11:05-12:00 Mark Boucot, President and CEO of Garrett Regional Medical Center, an affiliate of WVU, will present on the hospital’s expansion in the last year and its continued embrace of value based care and the hospital’s plan to embrace cancer care in Western MD.  
12:00-12:45 Lunch and field trip.  Some attendees will tour the new cheese factory during lunch.
12:20-12:40 Julie Arnheim, Wellness Thinker, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

12:45-1:15 Esther Fischer, Adult protective services specialist, Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Enid, Oklahoma “Be Prepared....for Life and Death”

Esther Fischer grew up in Sapulpa, OK and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a BA in Sociology, emphasis in Social Work.  She began her career with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services in March 1997.  For the past nine years, she has worked in Adult Protective Services, investigating allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable adults.  She has been married to Kelly for 17 years and is the mother to Kellyn, age 12.  She enjoys being an adult leader in her son’s Boy Scout Troop, actively participates in her church in children’s ministries and choir, helps care for her aging mother, and focuses on her health by being a member of a Crossfit group. 

1:20 -1:45 Ladd Everitt, One Pulse for America, Washington DC, Presenting on the financial costs of treating the victims of gun violence

1:45-2:00 Matthew Listiak, Los Angeles, CA, "Patient Stories, Patient Partners, Patient Solutions."
Matthew Listiak is a filmmaker, bootstrapper, and web developer. He has worked in healthcare and patient advocacy for the past 15 years with the goals of reducing healthcare harm and giving a voice to patients through storytelling, websites, and e-learning. As producer of the Discovery Channel documentaries Chasing Zero: Winning the War on Healthcare Harm and Surfing the Healthcare Tsunami: Bring Your Best Board, he travelled the world capturing compelling stories and developing them into acclaimed television shows that have inspired positive change in the healthcare industry. He is a humbled and proud member of The Walking Gallery of Healthcare. He is currently developing a storytelling content engine and educational platform called Patient Solutions that will promote actionable, measurable solutions that are developed by patients, for patients. When he’s not filming, editing, or otherwise clicking and dragging, he enjoys growing food, taking walks, and watching Doctor Who with his daughter. 

2:00-2:30 Mélanie Péron, CEO and Founder, L'Effet Papillon, Laval France
In 2011, after her experience as a patient’s companion, Mélanie Péron, founded l’Effet Papillon, a social enterprise the aim of which is to create a real social impact on the lives of patients suffering from cancer, of vulnerable or isolated people and those who accompany them. Since 2011 the social company has accompanied almost 3,000 patients and today, l’Effet Papillon is a significant partner of the health community by offering a wellness overall approach to vulnerable and ill people.

The website of Bliss in english

2:30 to 3:00 Jessica Gada, The Healing Power of Creative Expression & Integration: An Overview of Art Therapy 
Jessica Gada, LCPC, LCPAT, ATR-BC is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Board Certified/Licensed Clinical Professional Art Therapist, and Energy/Wellness Coach in private practice in Bethesda, Maryland. Jessica was trained in art therapy and professional counseling at George Washington University where she focused on trauma-informed care through coursework, research, and internships at Children's National Medical Center and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Since then, she has worked in the public sector in domestic abuse and military behavioral health. Prior to her work as a psychotherapist, Jessica was a licensed Art Educator for grades K-12, when she first learned about the healing powers of art. Jessica has since crafted a unique service for DC area professionals and military service members/veterans who wish to engage in art therapy, mind-body work, EMDR, and psycho-spiritual healing through creativity and connection.

The Big Tent in field by the Cornucopia Cafe
(3:00- till close of evening Facilitated Art Project sponsored by the Lilly Clinical Innovation team. 
John Magnan, Sculpture and installation artist attended Cinderblocks3 and presented on his cancer and clinical trials community art concept: A Hero’s Journey.  We will continue his work by designing our own blocks for the Hero’s Journey Project.)
3:15-3:30 Kelly Lawman: Open Notes update.

3:30-4:10 Colontown Care Panel: Erika Brown and Abby Bott, Washington DC

4:10-4:30 Lisa Skipper with Mountain Laurel Medical Center, Grantsville
Lisa Skipper – Certified Navigator with MD Health Connection and Project Coordinator with RAEN (Rural Action Enrollment Network) at Mountain Laurel Medical Center in Oakland, MD since 2013.
“I love what I do in assisting, not only our patients, but others from the community in need of health insurance. We go beyond just helping them with enrollment; we offer benefits counseling and education, as well as answering questions in an ever changing insurance world for those in Medicaid and health plans with monthly premiums.”
Married with 2 sons, who are both Volunteer Firefighters with Bittinger VFD.  Lives on the family farm near Bittinger and is a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church at Red House where she currently serves as Council Vice President and on other committees

4:30-5:00 Marsha Goodman-Wood, Washington, DC, singer, songwriter and neuroscientist, will present “Music as Medicine.”
Marsha Goodman-Wood is a DC-based singer/songwriter, music and drama teacher, mom, and former cognitive neuroscientist (BA in Psychology, Columbia University, 1994; MA in Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Missouri, 2000). Marsha’s debut solo album Gravity Vacation contains fun original songs about science & how the world works. Marsha performs regularly either solo or with her band, The Positrons at venues and series in the DC/MD/VA area (and occasionally further afield) that offer family entertainment, as well as museums (including the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum), libraries, schools, fairs and festivals. Website:

5:00 is the close of the educational conference sessions.

The Walking Gallery Gathers 6:00-10:00pm 
At 6:00 pm we will gather at the Casselman River Bridge for a group shot of The Walking Gallery and the conference attendees.   We will then walk across the historic bridge to the Little Crossings field by Spruce Artisan Village.   
There we will have our evening event under the big tent; this portion of the conference event is open to the public and does not require tickets. 
6:15-7:30 Terah Crawford, The Terah Crawford Band is based in Deep Creek Lake Maryland. Combining their love for mountain music with classic rock, outlaw country and just a touch a folk, they’ve created their own style of playing. Check them out all over Garrett County, MD and surrounding areas to enjoy their homegrown Appalachian Folk Rock ways.

7:30-8:15 Ross Martin, MD will sing several of his songs focused on healthcare. 
8:15-9:15 Marsh Goodman-Wood will sing in honor of those we lost .
9:15 the final performers will be fire dancers Christopher Closson and physical therapist and fire dancer Aaron Smith.

Thank you to our Gold Level Cinderblocks Sponsor:

Conference Day 3
May 20, 8:00 am meet at Penn Alps Restaurant and Meeting Center for breakfast and our general session.  This day we will break into small groups to work on mentoring and individual coaching sessions.  General Conference close at noon.   Little Crossings will also host juried artists and local food venders for an Artisan and Epicurean Faire on this day.  

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Opening Doors

I was recently at a small gathering of friends hosted by the amazing Christine Kraft.  I was asked if there was anything that could be done to help my work.  I told them, "I need help paying for doors."  I am near my final repairs that need to be completed on Salt & Pepper Studios.  I still need to replace doors.  Replacing the front door will require cutting into brick.  A thirty two inch door must be replaced with a 36 inch door for accessibility.  The other doors must replace in-swing 31 inch doors with out-swing 32 inch doors.  I got the estimate from the contractor recently and looks like we need to raise about $6,000.00 to replace and repair the doors and frames.

So I am offering paintings as prizes to anyone who can donate at the 1,000.00 level to the crowdfund.  (This crowdfund already paid for a heating system, plumbing, building repairs and a parking lot. )

The paintings available as prizes are listed below.  Each painting is 18"x24" so they will not overpower a room or office.  Once you donate just let me know which one you would like to have as a prize.  Thank you to anyone who can help!

Here is the crowdfund where you can donate:

Friday, February 24, 2017

#Cinderblocks4 Coming May 18-20, 2017!

#Cinderblocks4:The Walking Gallery Gathers is a patient led medical conference held in the beautiful mountains of rural Western Maryland.  This is a destination event and the spirit of the conference is Burning Man meets healthcare.

Now some of you may not know why I use the hashtag #Cinderblocks4, so I thought a refresher might be in order."When I was a child I went to an elementary school that had few resources.  In fifth grade, someone donated a large amount of books to our class.  We were very pleased to have them, but we had no bookshelves on which to place them.  My teacher contacted the local lumberyard and requested they donate some 2x4's and cinderblocks so we could make shelves.  The lumberyard manger said yes, with one caveat, we would have to pick up the supplies.

That year our fifth grade class had a field trip.  

We left the school as a class and walked to the lumberyard.  Some of us grabbed the 2x4's and some of us grabbed cinderblocks.  We walked all the way back to school and up three flights of stairs.  Then we assembled those shelves and placed the books upon them.  We stood back and looked proudly at our work.  I cannot believe there was a class anywhere else in the entire nation who cherished their bookshelves as much as we did ours.  We loved those shelves because we overcame adversity and made that which we needed.  It wasn't pretty, it wasn’t perfect, but it was ours."

So the really cool thing about this event, is that it isn't in the grand ballroom of some four-star hotel. We meet at a restaurant that was an inn on our nation's first highway.  We meet by a bridge that was built over 200 years ago, and like that bridge we are connecting people that are separated by economic class, geographic distance, and cultural divide.  

We are patient and provider as partners. 

You can become a sponsor for the event through our crowdfund here:

How will you get to Grantsville, MD?

By Car:
The location is about 1 ½ hours by car from Pittsburgh or 2 ½ hours from DC/Baltimore.

By Train:
The Amtrak train from DC has a daily stop in nearby Cumberland, which is about 20 minutes away.

Where do we stay?

Meshach Browning's Cabins on the River.  These cabins are right next to Penn Alps and come in variety of styles and sizes that allow for 2-6 guests.    

The Casselman Inn This hotel is in the heart of town and in walking distance to most of our activities.  It is a historic drover's hotel and has more space in a motel addition.   

The Comfort Inn This hotel is right off 68 and is about three minutes away from town center by car.

Please let Regina Holliday know if you would rather be placed with a local host family.  We also have a few rooms available in Salt & Pepper Studios

Who will be there?

We expect to see a very diverse crowd at this event. There will be people who work in the government, healthcare, crowdfunding and technology.  We expect to see patients, patient advocates, activists and caregivers.  Artists, performers and dancers will be attending as well as local individuals very interested in the intersection of art, policy and health.

Who are our Speakers?

So far we have:

Esther Fischer, Adult Protective Services Specialist, Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Enid, Oklahoma
Jessica Gada, Art Therapist, Bethesda, MD
Brandon Kling, Head Cheesemaker at High Country Creamery, Grantsville, MD
Joleen Chambers, founder of Failed Implant Device Alliance, will present on Failed Medical Devices and Patient Safety, Dallas, Texas
Robb Fulks, Patient Speaker focusing on patients falling through the cracks in our current political climate, Reading, PA
Jessica Wilhelm, Field Representative for Woodman Life, Avilton, MD
Jay Roberts, Working on being kind to everyone, Charlotte, South Carolina
Mark Boucot, CEO Garrett Regional Medical Center, Oakland, MD
Paul Edwards, Garrett County Commissioner, Grantsville, MD
Ladd Everitt, One Pulse for America, Washington, DC
Julia Musselwhite, Park Ranger, Flinstone MD
Courtney Mazza, Walking Gallery Artist and Singer in the Threshold Choir, Silver Spring, MD
Felicia Schrock, Registered Nurse, Grantsville, MD
Andrew Yoder, Life Coach, Grantsville MD
Mary Anne Sterling, Co-Founder Connected Health Resources, Ashburn, Virginia
Julie Arnheim, Wellness Thinker, Pittsburgh, PA
Christopher Elliott, Residential Advisor Lead for the State of Maryland, Grantsville, MD
Donna Jo Brenneman, Executive Director of Garrett County Hospice, Oakland MD
Mark Scrimshire, Entrepreneur in residence at HHS, Baltimore, MD
Kimi-Scott McGreevy, Director of Grant Development Garrett Regional Medical Center, Oakland MD
Angela Radcliffe, FCB Health, Philadelphia, PA
Alex Fair, Medstartr, New York, NY
Ashley Elliott, Patient Speaker focusing on addiction, Grantsville, MD
Joshua Rubin, Program Officer for Research and Development, Learning Health System, University of Michigan School of Information
Charles Wilt, Mountain Laurel Medical Center, Oakland, MD
Sharon J. Burton, Reiki Practitioner and artist, Washington DC
Abby Bott, Healthcare Advocate, Washington, DC
Erika Hanson Brown, Founder of Colontown, Washington, DC
Matthew Listiak, Filmaker, Los Angelos, CA
Mélanie Péron, CEO and Founder, L'Effet Papillon, Laval France

Terah Crawford, Oakland, MD
Marsha Goodman-Wood, Washington, DC
Aaron Smith, Finzel, MD

What is the agenda?

Pre-conference: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

PechaKucha Accident Visits Grantsville! 7-9pm, The Cornucopia Café
Pechakucha is a fun & concise presentation style. PechaKucha nights have 8-12 speakers who follow a 20 slides 20 seconds pattern. 

Conference Day 1: Thursday, May 18, 2017

We will meet at 8:00 am at Penn Alps Restaurant for breakfast and our general sessions.  Then we will do breakout sessions until lunch.  The afternoon will also be filled with breakout sessions. The formal sessions will end at 5:00pm.

6:00pm to 8:00pm Salt and Pepper Studios: Home of the Walking Gallery
On Thursday, May 18th at 6:00pm Conference attendees are invited to come to 189 Main Street in Grantsville and see the art center that Regina Holliday has created.  Refreshments will be provided and the event is free and open to the public.  

Conference Day 2: Friday, May 19, 
Another conference day begins!  At 8:00 am meet at Penn Alps Restaurant and Meeting Center for breakfast and our general session.  Then we will do breakout sessions until lunch.  At Lunch time we will have a field trip to High Country Creamery and watch cheese being made.. The afternoon will also be filled with breakout sessions at Penn Alps.

The Big Tent in field in the Little Crossings Field by the Cornucopia Cafe
3:00-4:00 Facilitated Art Project by the Lilly Clinical Innovation team

4:00-5:00 Additional educational presentations.

The Walking Gallery Gathers 6:00-10:00pm 
At 6:00 pm we will gather at the Casselman River Bridge for a group shot of The Walking Gallery and the conference attendees.   We will then walk across the historic bridge to the Little Crossings field by Spruce Artisan Village.   
There we will have our evening event under the big tent; this portion of the conference event is open to the public and does not require tickets. Local musicians will play as well as performers from around the country.  We will also honor Jess Jacobs and Jerry Matczak, the members of the Walking Gallery that died since our last gathering.  We also honor Dave Wilt who helped build Salt and Pepper Studios: Home of the Walking Gallery. 

Conference Day 3: Saturday, May 20, 8:00-12:00 
8:00 am meet at Penn Alps Restaurant and Meeting Center for breakfast and our general session.  This day we will break into small groups to work on mentoring and individual coaching sessions.  General Conference close at noon.   Little Crossings will also host juried artists and local food venders for an Artisan and Epicurean Faire on this day.  Shuttle service will be available from town to the Penn Alps Campus.  

Friday, February 17, 2017

One to Grow On

When I was a child we looked forward to our birthdays with joy and trepidation.  Yes, we would get a few presents, a birthday cake and for a few very fortunate children there would be a birthday party to attend. But we would dread school on our birthdays.  Back then there were birthday spankings.  Ah, the acute embarrassment of going to the front of the classroom and bending over a desk to receive a spanking for each year of our lives.  These spanks weren’t too painful, but then there was the “one to grow on.” That final spank packed quite a wallop and many a child would return to their seats rubbing their behind.

When Alex Fair asked me to paint him a new jacket for him to wear in the Walking Gallery, I painted him with a birthday cake and candles. I named it "The candles that never go out."  I painted his happy face in darkness lit by flames and wrote Medstartr Ventures upon that cake for his work to help raise funds to improve healthcare. 

I have known Alex for almost seven years.  I know he still fights to improve healthcare when so many have dropped away from our cause.  I know he celebrates each year that his work struggles on as our changing economy and riotous political structure provides a type of encouragement that closely resembles that final birthday smack. 

Alex’s first jacket is falling apart.  He wore it often in the last 6 years. He joined in the beginning, when I did not know you should not paint on corduroy.   I am glad he will wear this new one.  As I said on twitter the other day, “An army of change needs uniforms.” 

I want you to think about that.

Why do armies need uniforms?  Most importantly it shows which side you on in wartime.  Joining The Walking Gallery shows that you are very much on the side of patients and overall improvement within healthcare.  Uniforms also make it really hard to set down your mantle of beliefs.  When we publicly wear our stories upon our backs it can be as heavy as a rucksack, yet not as easily set aside. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Paintings of The Medical Advocacy Mural Project: 2009-2017

I began my advocacy mission in 2009 inspired by my husband Fred Holliday II and our fight for patient data access while he was continuously hospitalized at five facilities in eleven weeks.  I started my advocacy by painting murals.  Thus began Medical Advocacy Mural Project.

Then I started to paint studio pieces on canvas.  At this point I have painted many canvases in my home studio.  It is a quiet thoughtful process, but sometimes quite lonely.

In the fall of 2010, I began to live paint at conferences.  Live painting is such an amazing process.  I love the energy of the crowd and the speaker.  I love the frequent interruptions that add depth and story to the piece.  In the past six years I have painted many canvases and facilitated pieces.  They vary greatly.  As I scroll through them, I can see my growth as an artist.  I thank every venue that has given me the space to paint and thereby allowed me to create hundreds of images while meeting so many amazing people.

(I also founded a movement called The Walking Gallery.  I have painted 408 jackets in that movement in five years. You can learn more about that here. There are 46 artists painting and we have painted  472 jackets.)

2017 Paintings

July 18, 2017
Keynote speaker at the American College of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee
284.) "My 2 Cents"

June 25-27, 2017
Artist in residence at Anne Boykin Institute 2017 Academy, "Inter-professional Partnerships Grounded in Caring and Science" and leading the opening session as Evocateur at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing in Boca Raton, Florida
283.) Painting Day 2: "Taking a Stand"

282.) Painting Day 1: "Hope and Trust."

June 22, 2017
Keynote Speaker Maine Hospital Association Summer Forum, Rockport, Maine
281.) "I am not Batman"

June 3, 2017
Keynote speaker at the Tennessee Hospital Association Summer Conference, Sandestin, Florida
280.)  "One the Beach"

May 24, 2017
Keynote speaker for Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
279.) "Common Ground"

May 2, 2017
Onsite Painter at Person-Generated Health Data: Evidence for the People, By the People, Patients Like Me, Washington, DC
278.) "Creating New Platforms"

March 30, 2017
A painting for the Creative Collaborative for Liver Health
278.) "Monument Valley"

March 9-10, 2017
Onsite Painter for the Genetic Alliance 30th Anniversary Meeting, Washington, DC
277.) "Vision"

February 20-22, 2017
Onsite painter for Xerox Healthcare, HIMSS17, Orlando, Florida

276.) Painting Day 2: "Drinking from the Fire Hose"

275.) Painting Day 2: "Ignition"

January 31, 2017
Keynote Speaker for Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, Florida
274.) "Embracing Change"

January 11, 2017
Keynote Speaker at Georgia Hospital Association, Greensboro, Georgia
273.) "17"

2016 Paintings:
December 24, 2016
A painting for Fred and Joan Holliday
272.) "Potomac Drive-in"

December 8, 2016:

Onsite painter at Learning Health Summit 2, Alexandria, Virginia
271.) "What we wish for"

October 27, 2016
Keynote Speaker Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
270.) "Maps"

October 25-26, 2016
Onsite painter for California Accountable Communities for Health Initiative (CACHI)
269.) "Living the Vision"

268.) "Community"

267.) "The Promise"

October 20, 2016
Keynote Speaker for VCU Health Community Health Education Center,
Richmond, VA Facilitated art project.
266.) "Doors"

October 4, 2016
Keynote Speaker for The PoC3 Summit: Point of Care Communication Council, New York, New York
265.) "Point of Care"

September 28, 2016
Keynote speaker Oklahoma Association for Homecare and Hospice Conference, Norman, Oklahoma
264.) "Home Care"

September 25-26, 2016
Onsite Artist at Health 2.0 Annual Fall Conference, Santa Clara, CA
263.) "10,9,8..."

September 16, 2016
Onsite artist and Patients Like Me, Cambridge, Massachusetts
263.) "We are all in the same boat"

September 13, 2016
Keynote Speaker for Medtech Vision 2016, Menlo Park, California
262.) "Swirling"

August 25, 2016
Facilitated art project 
261.) "Unicorn Jess"

August 16-17, 2016
Painting Onsite for Xerox Health at MESC 2016: Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference, St. Louis, Missouri
260.) "Leverage"

259.) "Uniting the Kingdoms"

June 29, 2016
Keynote Speaker at HIT/Quality Improvement Conference hosted by Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Norman, Oklahoma
258.) "The Way the Wind is Blowing" 

June 15, 2016,
Panel Speaker for Better Together Health 2016: Patient Expectations and the Affordable Care Act
257.) "Chairs"

June 2, 2016
Keynote speaker, Putting the Patient First, Stanford Health, Stanford,California
256.) "Reasons"

May 19-21, 2016
Cinderblocks, Grantsville, MD
255.) "Love and Tears"

May 17, 2016
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
254.) "Poster Session" 

May 16, 2016
Keynote speaker at Cleveland Clinic Patient Experience Summit,
Cleveland, Ohio
253.) "#PESummit"

May 12, 2016,
Keynote Speaker at the Alliance Annual Summit, Madison, Wisconsin
252.) "Adrift in a Sea of Care" 

May 4-5, 2016
Keynote Speaker and onsite painter at 2016 CXO Round Table, San Francisco, California
251.) "Pearls"

250.) "Satisfaction"

April 7, 2016
Keynote Speaker at Spring Inspiration Educational Retreat, Lehigh Valley Chapter of Health Care Office Management, Macungie, Pennsylvania
249.) "MIPS"

March 1-2, 2016
Onsite Artist for Xerox Health, HIMSS 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada
248.) "Investigating the Idea"

247.) "Value Based Care vs. Fee For Service"

246.) "Behind the Scenes"
February 28, 2016
"Salt and Pepper Studios"

January 29, 2016
"Insight" a canvas for Samuel Aronson
2015 Paintings
November 17, 2015
Keynote Speaker Experian Health/Passport 2015 Financial Performance Summit
San Antonio, Texas
245.) "I Drink Your Milkshake"

October 29, 2015
Keynote Speaker for Yale New Haven Health Service Excellence Conference
Bridgeport, Connecticut
244.) "That Which Shifts Beneath Us" 

October 21, 2015
Keynote IQ Consortium 2015 Annual Symposium,
Chantilly, Virginia
243.) "BacktotheFutureDay"

October 9, 2015
Onsite Painter WHITE 2015,

Washington, DC

242.) "Thought Process"

October 2, 2015,
Keynote speaker at 6th Annual John Hopkins Health System Patient Safety Summit,
Baltimore, Maryland

241.) "Through the Eyes of the Patient"  a facilitated art piece with attendees

September 29, 2015
Keynote speaker at Caradigm Customer Summit 2015,
Seattle, Washington

240.) "Moving Target"

September 28, 2015
Keynote Speaker at Colorado Health Foundation: Building Better Health
Denver, Colorado

239.) "It just does" 

September 24, 2015

Keynote Speaker and Art Facilitator at 2015 LAC-DHS Patient Safety Conference and Awards Ceremony, Los Angeles, California

238.) "Bully"

August 7, 2015
Allscripts User Group Annual Conference ACE15,
Boston, Massachusetts
237.) Painting Title: "This Tower We Build" 

July 28, 2015
Transforming the Health Experience at Razorfish Health,
Hamilton, New Jersey
236.) Painting Title "Blank Slate" 

June 24, 2015
External Focus: Putting the Patient First, Novartis,
San Diego, California
235.) Painting Title: "The Moon Shot"

June 15, 2015
DIA (Drug Information Association) 2015 Conference, Washington, DC
234.) Painting Title: "This Place of Peace"

June 4-6, 2015
#Cinderblocks2 Conference (Sequel to Partnership with Patients) 
Grantsville, Maryland
233.) Painting Title: "#Cinderblocks2"

May 14, 2015
North Carolina Medical Group Managers
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
232.) Painting Title: "This is a New Shell Game."

May 7, 2015
The Midwest Care Coordination Conference, Evansville, Indiana
231.) Painting Title: "Still Life No Longer."

April 13-15, 2015
HIMSS 2015, Chicago, Illinois
230.) HISTalk Painting Entitled:"The HIStalking Gallery"

229.) HIStalk Painting Entitled: "We Are Your Biggest Fans!"

228.) Caradigm Painting Title: "A Time of Reckoning"

April 10, 2015
Patient Experience Conference 2015, The Beryl Institute, Dallas, Texas
227.) Painting Title: "It was a Bright and Shinning Day"

April 1, 2015
University of Southern Indiana: Nursing Leadership Annual Conference, Evansville, Indiana
226.) Painting Title: "High, Solid, Low Tide"

March 26, 2015
Nursing Leadership Network or Toronto Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario
225.) Painting Title: "Flying Home"

March 2015
224.) Impact Pediatric Health SXSW,  Austin, Texas 

February 20, 2015
Canada Health Infoway, Toronto, Ontario
223.) Painting Title: "Sharing the Patient Story"

2014 Paintings:

December 6, 2014
Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis, Boston, Massachusetts
222.) Painting Title: "Hatching"

November 13, 2014
HBA 2014:Healthcare Businesswoman’s Association Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois
221.) Painting Title: "Inspired by Glass"

October 29, 2014
Orion Health, Ojai, California
220.) Painting Titled: "The Eye of Orion"

October 16, 2014
Christus Health, Tucson, Arizona 
219.) Painting Day 1 Title: "Discernment of the Value Based Proposition"

218.) Painting Day 2 Title: "For the Glory of God"

October 10, 2014
WHITE 2014: 5th Annual Workshop on Health IT and Economics. 
217.) Painting Title: "Climate Change in HIT" 

October 9, 2014
Patient Experience Regional Roundtable, Beryl Institute, Boston, Massachusetts
216.) Painting Title: "The Halo Effect"

October 7-8, 2014
Escape Velocity to a Culture of Health, Cambridge, Massachusetts
215.) Painting Day 1 Title: "The Dance"

214.) Painting Day 2 Title: "A Movement of Movements"

September 30, 2014
IdeaFestival ®: “Thrivals,” Louisville, Kentucky
213.) Painting Title: "This Amazing Energy"

September 26-28, 2014
Medicine X, Stanford, California
212.) Conference Painting: "The Heroes" 

September 15, 2014
National HIT Week, HHS, Washington, DC 
211.) Painting Title: "Reaching the Summit" 

September 4, 2014
SEAHEC South East Area Health Education Center, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
210.) Painting Title: "A Time for Disruptive Change"

August 11-14, 2014
HIC2014, HISA, Melbourne, Australia
209.) Painting Day 1 Title: "#Revolution"

208.) Painting Day 2 Title: "We Are Paying Attention"

207.)  Painting Day 3 Title: "The Futurists"

June 15-17, 2014
Keynote Speaker Drug Information Association, San Diego, California
206.) Painting Day 1 Title: "What We Bring to the Party"

205.) Painting Day 2 Title: "Above, Below, Connected"

June 6, 2014
Kansas Health Symposium, Wichita, Kansas
204.) Painting Title: "Breaking Ground"

May 15-16, 2014
National Patient Safety Foundation: Patient Safety Congress
Orlando, Florida
203.) Painting Day 1 Title: "Shadowing"

202.) Painting Day 2 Title: "Highlights"

May 12, 2014
Healthcare Team Week, Indiana University Health, Bloomington, Indiana
201.) Painting Title: "What Was Old is New Again"

May 8-9, 2014
REV 2014, Genentech Meeting, Washington, DC
200.) Conference Painting Title: "Rev 2014"

199.) Painting Day 1 Title: "Living Our Lives"

198.) Painting Day 2 Title: "In the Hallway"

April 29, 2014
Ontario Update 2014, HIMSS Ontario and COACH,
197.) Painting Title: "Onwards and Upwards"

April 23-24, 2014
We Can Do Better, Portland, Oregon
196.) Painting Title: "We Can Do Better"

April 10-11, 2014
Northern Regional Health in Thompson, Manitoba, Canada
195.) Painting Title: "Compass Points of the North" 

Northern Regional Health in The Pas, Manitoba, Canada
194.) Painting Title: "Summer Breeze"

February 25, 2014
Patient Experience Forum, HIMSS, Orlando, Florida
193.) Painting Title: "Himss and Hers"

February 25, 2014
Patient Point Booth, HIMSS, Orlando Florida
192.) Painting Title: "The Patient's Point"

February 19-20, 2014
Lecturer College of New Jersey, Ewing New Jersey
191.) Painting Title: "Hope"

January 29, 2014
Tri State Health Informatics Summit, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana
190.) Painting Title: "The Web We Weave"

January 25, 2014
Families USA,  Health Action, Baltimore, MD
189.) Painting Title:"Helping Us to Fly"

2013 Paintings:

November 27, 2013
Saskatchewan Academic Health Sciences Network, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
188.) Painting Title: "Tomorrow"

November 25, 2013
A Painting for Caresync in Florida
187.) Title of Painting: "Caresync"

November 15, 2013
Annual Workshop on Health IT and Economics (WHITE 2013) Washington, DC
186.) Painting Title: "Distressed"

November 7, 2013
Midwest Care Alliance, Columbus, Ohio
185.) Painting Title: "Encapsulated Care"

November 6, 2013
MetaStar Conference, Madison, Wisconsin

184.) Painting Title: "MetaStar" 

October 16, 2013
St. Joseph’s Hospital, Bangor, Maine
183.) Painting Title: "The Hashtag Path of the Beam"

Planetree Annual Conference 2013
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
182.) Painting 1 Title: " From Patient to Empowered "

181.) Painting 2 Title: "The Fire Within"

180.) Painting 3 Title: "Ideas"

179.) Painting 4 Title: "Spirit of Planetree Award"

178.) Painting 5 Title: Planetree

177.) Painting 6 Title: "Lucie's Award" 

September 29- October 1, 2013
Health 2.0 San Francisco, California
176.) Painting Title: "Launch"

September 26-29, 2013
Stanford Medicine X, Stanford, California
175.) Conference Painting: "Such as These"

174.) Painting Title: "The Graphic Interface"

September 21, 2013
Southeastern Michigan Health Information Management Association Annual Meeting, Detroit, Michigan

173.) Painting 1 Title: "Navigating the Portal"

172. Painting 2 Title: "The Rising Sun"

September 17, 2013
2013 AHIMA Health Integrity Summit, Alexandria, Virginia
171.) Painting Title:"The Standard Bearers"

September 16, 2013
National Health IT Week, HHS, Washington DC
170.) Painting Title: "Time to Leave the Island"

Sept 12-13, 2013
KUMC, Kansas City, Kansas

169.) Painting 1 Title: "Higher Ed"

168.) Painting 2 Title: "More Than Just a Number"

September 3, 2013
Advanced Hernia Solutions, Daytona, Florida
167.) Painting Title: "The Plural Apostrophe"

August 28, 2013
Iowa Healthcare Collaborative (IHC), Altoona, Iowa
166.) Painting 1 Title: "The Hospital That Flies"

165.) Painting 2 Title: "Our Crest"

August 12, 2013
164.) "Patients Included," a Painting for Lucien Engelen

August 7, 2013
The 32nd Annual Colorado Health Symposium, Keystone, Colorado
163.) Painting 1 Title: "Beyond the Bridge"

162.) Painting 2 Title: "The Rattle's Warning"

August 5, 2013
Merge Live User Group Conference, Chicago, Illinois
161.) Painting Title: "#MergeLive"

August 2, 2013
160.) The Painting "Eliza" for Eliza Corp.

July 10, 2013
159.) Script Your Future: Challenge Award Painting

June 23, 2013
Panel Presentation, Academy Health’s Innovation Station at ARM, Baltimore, Maryland
158.) Painting Title:

June 17-18, 2013
Mississippi Calling: Healthcare Symposium- ePatient Literacy, Jackson, Mississippi
157.) Painting 1 Title: "View From The 50 Foot Patient"

156.) Painting 2 Title: "Altar Call"

June 12-13, 2013
Collaboration Across Borders IV, Vancouver, Canada
155.) Painting 1 Title: "Red Rover"

154.) Painting 2 Title: "Snake House"

153.) Painting 3 Title: "This is the Pearl"

June 6, 2013 MedCity Engage, Washington, DC
152.) Painting Title: "My Baby"

May 31, 2013 Genetic Alliance and Intermountain, Powerful Patient Data: Genomics and Family Health History in Health IT, Salt Lake City Utah
151.) Painting Title: "The Golden Ring"

May 30, 2013
Kaiser Permanente Innovation Retreat, Denver, Colorado
150.) Painting 1 Title: "Post Industrial Camp Fire"

149.) Painting 2 Title: "Things to Come"

May 11, 2013
Louisville Hackathon, Washington, DC
148.) Painting Title: "#Coderwb"

May 9, 2013
California HIE Stakeholder Summit, Sacramento, California 
147.) Painting 1 Title: "Innovating the Wheel"

146.) Painting 2 Title: "The Night Rainbow"

April 26, 2013
The Role of Patient Engagement:  Diverse Perspectives from Our Panel of Experts for The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s, Center for Biomedical Informatics’ Annual Healthcare Informatics Symposium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
145.) Painting 1 Title: "The Story Within"

144.) Painting 2 Title "Moving"

April 21, 2013
HealthFOO: The Unconference
143.) Painting Title: The Open Door

April 17, 2013
Medseek Conference, Austin, Texas  
142.) Painting 1 Title: "Yin/Yang in Healthcare"

141.) Paining 2 Title: "Babel Revisited"

April 11, 2013
NCAL HIMSS Chapter on Patient Engagement, Fairfield, California
140.) Painting 1 Title: "Sky"

139.)  2 Title: "The Heart of the Matter" 

April 10, 2013
ACMA (American Case Managers Association), San Diego, California
138.) Painting 1 Title: "Two Cities"

137.) Painting 2 Title: "Esperanza"

March 25, 2013
HDX Conference, Boston, Massachusetts
136.) Painting Title: "Oncoming Tide"

March 21-22, 2013
Third Annual Crossing the Infrastructure HITECH Meaningful Divide Symposium: The Patient and Technology:  Partners in Care, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
135.) Painting 1 Title: "The Standard Bearer"

134.) Painting  2 Title: "Pop Health"

March 20, 213
Keynote Speaker for Maine Association for Healthcare Quality, Bangor Maine
133.) Painting Title: "Process of Care" 

March 19, 2013

Patient Safety Awareness Week, Calais, Maine
132.) Painting Double Side Title: "Day/Night"

March 10, 2013
Our City Film Festival, Washington DC
131.) Painting Title: "#OurCityFilmFest"

March 6-7, 2013
Expectations: University Hospitals Case Medical Center has a Quality and Patient Safety Fair, Cleveland, Ohio
130.) Painting Title: "This Ship"

March 5, 2013
HIMSS Patient Experience with HIT, New Orleans, Louisiana
129.) Painting Title 1:"Portals and Cores"

128.) Painting Title 2: "Randomized Care"

127.) Painting Title 3: "Woot! The Patients are coming"

February 26, 2013
Edelman Meeting, Washington DC
126.) Painting 1 Title: "External Drivers and Internal Swirls"

February 22, 2013
Selling Sickness, Washington, DC
125.) Painting Title: "For Him"

January 29-30, 2013
C-TAC(Coalition to Transform Advanced Care) National Summit on Advanced Care, Washington, DC
124.) Painting Title: "It is 7:20 Here"

2012 Paintings

December 12, 2012
AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association) 7th Annual Invitational Policy Meeting: Health Data Use, Stewardship and Governance: Ongoing Gaps and Challenges
123.)Painting Title: "Break Out Session"

December 11, 2012
ONC Annual Meeting, HHS, Washington< DC
122.) Painting Title:"Root Certificate"

November 30, 2012
Partnership for Patients, Washington, DC
121.) Painting Title: "Organic Change"

November 14, 2012
University of New England, Portland Campus, Portland, Maine
120.) Painting Title: "Med School"

November 9, 2012
Keynote Speech eHealth Summit for all South Dakota healthcare providers and REC partners, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
119.) Painting 1 Title: "Falling into Place"

118.) Painting 2 Title: "Connected"

November 8, 2012
TedX Detroit, Detroit, Michigan
117.) Painting Title:

October 27, 2012
116.) Painting Title: "Trapped Energy at PCORI"

October 24, 2012
Keynote Speaker, Korea Healthcare Congress, Seoul, Korea
115.) Painting 1 Title: "The Data Tree"

114.) Painting 2 Title: "The Fiscal Cliff"

October 18, 2012
Avera Nursing Conference, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 
113.) Painting Title: "Hospice Moon"

112.) Painting Title: "10 Years Nurses"

October 11, 2012
Open Notes, Washington, DC
111.) Painting Title: "Open Notes"

October 9-10, 2012 Buffalo, NY
P2 Collaborative of Western New York
110.) Painting Title: "The Senior Fair"

110.) Painting Title: "The Canyon of Care" 

October 4-5, 2012
CorePoint User Group Meeting, Dallas, Texas
109.) Painting Title: The Magic Porridge Pot"

108.) Painting Title: "Of Forks and Spoons"

October 1-2, 2012
AHIMA Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois
107.) Painting Title: "Under One Tent"

106.) Painting Title: "We were here all along"

105.) Painting Title: "The Launch"

September 27-28, 2012
Stanford Medicine X 2012, Stanford, California
104.) Conference Painting Title: "Medicine X"

103.) Painting Title: "Ignite"

102.) Painting Title: "Skinny Genes"

September 6, 2012
Annual Kaiser Permanente IT Summit, San Francisco, California
101.) Painting Title: "Vision"

100.) Painting Title: "In the Hedgerows"

August 9, 2012
Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana
99.) Conference Painting Title: "The Orchestra"

98.) Painting Title: "The MT Compass Star"

97.) Painting Title: "The Window"

August 7, 2012 Medstartr Painting, New York, New York
96.) Painting Title: "Medstartr"

August 1-3, 2012
HIC 2012 Sydney, Australia
95.) Painting Title: "Running out of Time"

94.) Painting Title: "Counter Clockwise"

July 10, 2012
Script Your Future Award Paintings
93.) Painting Title:1

92.) Painting Title:2

91.)  Painting Title:3

90.) Painting Title:4

89.) Painting Title:5

June 5-6, 2012
HDI (Health Data Innovation) III, Washington, DC
88.) Painting Title: "Health Data Palooza"

May 30, 2012
Avatar Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida
87.) Painting Title: "Stages"

86.) Painting Title: "The Mirror Reflection"

May 18-20, 2012
Health Foo Camp, Cambridge, Mass
85.) Painting Title: "Community"

May 18, 2012
84.) Impatient Patient for Roni Zeiger

May 17, 2012
Learning Health System Summit, Washington, DC
83.) Painting Title: "Chaordic"

May 7 -9, 2012
ICSI Colloquium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
82.) Painting Title: "Reconciliationship"

81.) Painting Title:"The Lone Nut"

80.) Painting Title: "The Care Team"

April 27, 2012
Panel Speaker, Patient Safety and High Performance Leadership Summit: Issues in Governance, National Collaborative, and HIT, National Press Club, Washington, DC
79.) Painting Title: "Hubris Hospital:The Healthcare Tsunami"

April 25, 2012
“The Power of Long Stories,” 5th Annual Patient Safety Symposium, Columbia, South Carolina
78.) Painting Title: "Flame of Hope"
77.) Painting Title: "Silos"

76.) Painting Title: "Awards of Transparency"

April 17-18, 2012
Keynote Speaker, Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care 19th Annual Quality Conference, Hot Springs, Arkansas
75.) Painting Title: "Natural State"

74.) Painting Title:'The Moral Energy"

April 11-13, 2012
TEDMED onsite artist Washington, DC

73.) Painting Title: "The Dance of Care"

72.) Painting Title:"Death"

71.) Painting Title: "Drones"

70.) Painting Title: "Missing Ingredients"

69.) Painting Title: "The Unmentionables"

68.) Painting Title: "Sacred Cow"

67.) Painting Title: "One Day Pass"

66.) Painting Title: "Flight"

65.) Painting Title: "The First is Last"

64.) Painting Title: "Spit"

Painting Title: "Space"

April 5, 2012
Linkage Conference in Columbus, Ohio
63.) Painting Title: "Your Choice: Darkness or Light"

62.) Painting Title: "The Linkage Pin Wheel" 

April 4, 2012
“A Story Before Dying” Maine Quality Counts, Augusta, Maine
61.) Award Painting Maine Quality Counts

60.) Painting Title: "Trees of Maine"

March 26th, 2012
HDX (Healthcare Experience Design) hosted by MAD POW, Boston, Massachusetts
59.) Painting Title: "Wind of Change"

March 16, 2012
IHI Meeting, Washington DC
58.) Painting Title: "Three Stages of Meaningful Use"

February 28, 2012
Testimony before NCVHS Silver Spring, MD
57.) Painting Title: "Measure for Measure"

February 23rd, 2012
HIMSS12 Leading from the Future Las Vegas, Nevada
56.) Painting Title: "The Island of New Jersey" 

55.) Painting Title: "Journey to Joy"

February 16-17, 2012
Avera Health Care Forum, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
54.) Painting Title: "EMR Kudzu"

53.) Painting Title: "The I of the Storm"

2011 Paintings

December 29, 2011
52.)  Speakerlink Painting

November 10, 2011
Aligning Forces for Quality
51.) Painting Title: "The Cost Benefit Analysis"

November  7, 2015
Benevolent Media Festival
50.) Painting Title: "3.2%

November 1-2, 2011
OCHIN 2011 Learning Forum, Portland, Oregon
49.) Painting Title: "50%"

48.) Painting Title: "The Faces of Meaningful Use"

October 18-19, 2011
Adventist Health Sacramento, CA
47.) Painting Title: "CDS"

46.) Painting Title: "Open and Transparent"

45.) Painting Title: "Bursting into Song"

October 11-12, 2011
Sharp HealthCare Quarterly Leadership Development Session, San Diego
44.) Painting Title: "My Sharp"

43.) Painting Title: "The Sharp Dance"

42.) Painting Title: "1000 Cranes" 

October 72011
Hendricks Health, Abilene, Texas
41.) Painting Title: "The Story" 


40.) Painting Title: "How May I Help You?"

39.) Painting Title: "Mission Statement"

October 3, 2011
ONC Consumer Event: The H in HIT, HHS, Washington, DC
38.) Painting Title: "The I in HIT"

September 29-30th, 2011
Keystone Beacon Community, Geisinger Health in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
37.) Painting Title: "The View from Geisinger"

September 25-27, 2011
Health 2.0 2011 San Francisco, CA
36.) Painting Title: "Health 2.0 Street Art"

September 18, 2011
Unite for a Healthy Future, UN Summit on Non Communicable Diseases, New York, New York
35.) Painting Title: "I Grok in Fullness"  

September 14-15, 2011
AIM, Oregon
34.) Painting Title; "ONC Love Story"

33.) Painting Title: "The Beacon Lights" 

32.) Painting Title: "Don't Miss the Train"

31.) Painting Title: "HIT Oath: The I in HIT" 

June 28- July 1, 2011
Client Symposium for Avatar International, Orlando, Florida
30.) Painting Title: "#PatientOne"

29.) Painting Title: "The Burning Platform."

June 16, 2011,
Partnership for Patients Kick-off Meeting, Washington, DC
28.) Painting Title: "Partnership with Patients"

June 13 -14, 2011
QUEST National Meeting, Premier, Nashville, Tennessee
27.) Painting Title: "The Three Iris Eye."

26.) Painting Title: "The Turtle's Path"

25.) Painting Title: "Generational Health Care"

24.) Painting Title: "Avoiding CA-UTI"

April 27-28, 2011
Microsoft Connected Health Conference 2011, Chicago, Illinois
23.) Painting Title: "Alpha and Omega: The A to Z of Me" 

April 19, 2011
RTI Forum: Patients as Partners in Care: Engaging Patients through Health IT, Washington, DC
22.) Painting Title: "One of Us. One of Us."

April 11-12, 2011
Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality Rural Hospital Conference, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
21.) Painting Title: "HIT Glue"

April 7, 2011
Health Affairs Briefing: Still Crossing the Quality Chasm, Washington DC
20.) Painting Title:  "Crossing the Quality Chasm"

March 28, 2011
19.) "Careticker" Painting for Chiara Bell

March 11, 2011
Bellin Health, Green Bay Wisconsin
18.) Painting Title "Quilting Bee" 

January 2, 2011
Social Justice Camp II, Washington, DC
17.) Painting Title: "The Empowered are Back"

2010 Paintings

December 20, 2010
A Painting for Alex Drane's Father
16.) Painting Title: "We Meets East"

December 5-6, 2010
IHI Patient Activist Summit, Orlando, FloridaNovember 30- December 2, 2010
15.) Painting Title: "Patient Centered Care."

November 22, 2010
Art show at Politics and Prose, Washington DC
14.) Painting Title: "The Menu Set"

October 7-8, 2010
Health 2.0 Conference, San Francisco, California
13.)Painting Title: “Bridging the Great Divide”

September 25-27, 2010
“The Worst Pain Imaginable” Speech and Onsite Painting, e-Patients Connections from Kru Research, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
12.) Painting Title:"Closed Data Loop"

11.) Painting Title: "Point to Point Communication"

10.) Painting Title: "The Future of HIE"

July 29, 2010
“e-Patient Ephemera” Guest Artist, Clinovations Art Gallery Show, Washington, DC
9.) Painting Title: "Apples to Apples"

8.) Painting Title: "Office Hours"

7.) Painting Title: "Are You Alright?"

6.) Painting Title: "Give Us Our Dammed Data"

5.) March 18, 2010
Painting Title: "Death of the Paper Transfer"

2009 Paintings

4.) November 2, 2009
Painting Title: "We Need More Nurses"

3.) October 2, 2009
Moca Gallery Show
Painting Title: "The Embrace"

2.) September 30, 2009
Painting Title: "73 Cents"

1.) May 30, 2009
Painting Title: "The Medical Facts Mural"