Location: 2415 East Camelback Road, Suite 800 Phoenix, AZ 85016

Future of the Healthcare Workforce

Are you prepared for the on-slot of millennials and the retirement trends of your baby-boomers? The session will help you understand the future of the healthcare workforce and how to address it. This session will be a discussion on what we are currently facing in the healthcare workforce and what it will look like in the future. This session will give attendees an understanding of how to prepare their organizations with appropriate workforce planning with a take-away tool.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand current healthcare workforce trends
  • Uncover the future of the healthcare workforce
  • How you can prepare the future workforce



Stephanie H. Nelson, MBA, CHHR – is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Blue Fire, LLC. Stephanie has more than 18 years of human resources experience in healthcare, technology, manufacturing, and non-profit fields.

Prior to starting and running BlueFire HR, Stephanie was the Vice President of Human Resources at the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). Stephanie also served as Senior Executive Director of the American Hospital Association (AHA) Professional Services Team, overseeing six (6) professional healthcare societies. These societies represent professionals in hospitals and health care organizations largely focusing on the workforce and the patient experience. While at the AHA Stephanie also held the title of Executive Director of The American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA), and held this role from 2009 until her departure in 2014.

Stephanie’s professional career has allowed her to become a seasoned practitioner and strategist in workforce topics, labor issues, talent and performance management, reduction-in-force, training, and various organizational initiatives. She has provided expert advice and insight to executive leaders with respect to organizational matters, workforce and labor issues, legislative issues, and wide-ranging human resource topics. Stephanie is certified in health care human resources (CHHR). Stephanie has given numerous presentations in a variety of settings and conferences, including the HealthcareSource Users Conference, Jones Day Labor Symposium, HIMSS, American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), professional chapters, labor and workforce conferences, American Society for Association Executives (ASAE) Healthcare Conference, and National Workforce Boards. Stephanie is a member of the Health Forum’s Speakers Express. Stephanie graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Dayton and an Executive MBA from Thomas More College.

Event Location:

Ogletree and Deakins
2415 East Camelback Road, Suite 800
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Parking: Validation provided

Registration Cost:

AHHRA Members – Free
Non-Members – $50  — If sign-up and pay for membership before the event, Your Registration is Free!

Certification: 1.5 HRCI Credits Offered