Executive Program

This year, our program addresses the new strategic priorities for large regional health systems in this “Big Reset” moment. In the face of Covid’s persistence, health systems have demonstrated tremendous resilience. Now the pressing question is, what has this pandemic changed? How have priorities shifted? Where must we push toward meaningful transformation – and how? And what previously unforeseen opportunities are emerging on the horizon?

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2021 Speakers Will Be Continually Updated on the Schedule Below

Every attendee will be Covid tested twice, regardless of vaccination status
First upon arrival and again approximately 30 hours later. Please plan your arrival to allow one hour for testing. 
Education and meeting rooms will be arranged to maintain 6-foot social distancing.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

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12:30 - 4:15 PM

Recreation

12:30 - 4:15  pm
4x4 Desert Tour
Ride through the pristine Sonoran Desert with a cowboy guide, and witness some of the best panoramic views in Arizona. Then take a nature hike and learn how the Native Americans used the ecology of the desert to survive.

 

12:45 - 3:45 pm
Sonoran Desert Hike
With vibrant wildflowers, towering cacti and lush trees, you’ll get an up-close look at what makes the Sonoran Desert unlike any other landscape in the world!

 

2:00 - 4:00 pm
Southwestern Cooking Demonstration
Make a cocktail & appetizers inspired by the simple, bold flavors of Southwestern cuisine.

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Receptions & Meals

Welcome Reception

Monday, October 11, 2021

7:00 - 8:00 AM

Receptions & Meals

Breakfast

8:00 - 9:00 AM

General Session

Health System Strategic Priorities: Remaining Relevant Post-COVID
COVID has rocked healthcare. But how has it changed the business of health systems? Four top healthcare thought leaders discuss what health systems must prioritize in order to remain relevant in an altered, evolving and highly stressed healthcare landscape.   

Craig_Tim_Lincoln 2PNG.png Tim Craig (Moderator)
VP, Chief Content Director
 Health System 100
  Cullen, MD_Scott_AccenturePNG.png Scott Cullen, MD
Managing Director, Consulting; Chief Clinical Innovation Officer
Accenture
         
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Michael Brookshire
Partner
Bain & Company

  Wheeler_Tina_DeloittePNG.png Tina Wheeler
US Health Care Lead
Deloitte Consulting
         
Whelan_Curt_Huron ConsultingPNG.png Curt Whelan
Managing Director
Huron Consulting
     

9:00 - 10:00 AM

General Session

The Big Reset: A New Era in Service Line Rationalization
There’s not a health system in America over the last 18 months that hasn’t seen some combination of electives dry up, costs skyrocket and now stimulus money start to go away. With the economic crisis of COVID almost as bad as the virus itself, health systems are sharpening their pencils and taking a hard look at service line priorities. When is it best to consolidate service lines, shift to an entirely new setting (ie, OP or home) or eliminate services altogether?

Brown_Denise_VituityPNG.png Denise Brown, MD (Moderator)
Chief Growth Officer
Vituity
  Chamberlain_Denise_Edward Elmhurst HealthPNG.png Denise Chamberlain
CFO
Edward-Elmhurst Health
         
Klein_Arthur_Mt Sinai Health NetworkPNG.png Arthur Klein, MD
President
Mt. Sinai Health Network
  Primack_Matthew_Advocate 3PNG.png Matthew Primack
President
Advocate Condell Medical Center (Advocate Aurora Health)

10:45 - 11:30 AM 

General Session

The Biden Impact: Progressive Politics and Healthcare

Health systems are likely to face big legislative shifts, with big implications, in the coming months and years. Two industry veterans – including an HHS insider from the Trump administration – will foretell what can be expected from Biden-era healthcare policy, specifically Medicare and Medicaid expansion; antitrust enforcement; home care spending; and drug pricing.

Schile_Rob_CLA-80PNG.png Rob Schile (Moderator)
Principal
CLA
  Eric  Hargan  -Cropped80px.jpg Eric Hargan
Board Member, University Hospitals
Former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
         
Keckley_Paul_The Keckley Group -80px.jpg Paul Keckley 
Managing Editor 
The Keckley Report
     

11:30  AM - 12:15 PM

General Session

M&A Outlook: Growth Opportunities in a Highly Regulated Market

In an era of increasing regulatory scrutiny over hospital-to-hospital mergers, health systems are having to pivot to more outpatient and ancillary opportunities.  We’ll explore what these targets looks like – ASCs, Home Care, Clinics, Telehealth, and more – and how this phenomenon will impact competition, growth and the overall strategic positioning of health systems. 

 

Chase_Curt_Husch BlackwellPNG.png Curt Chase (Moderator)
Partner
Husch Blackwell
  Sanborn_Peggy_CommonSpiritPNG.png Peggy Sanborn 
System SVP, Strategic Growth, Partnerships, M&A
Common Spirit Health
         
Kim_Post_portrait2_80px (002).png Kim Post
EVP, COO
Honor Health
  Farrell_Bill_Gundersen Health SystemPNG.png Bill Farrell
Chief Business & Strategy Officer
Gunderson Health System

12:15 - 1:15 PM

Receptions & Meals

Lunch

1:15 - 2:30 PM

General Session

Executive Workshop: Solving the Human Capital Crisis
A hands-on workshop designed to identify best practices in recruitment, retention and culture.

2:30 - 4:00 PM

Speed Meetings

These rapid-format meetings connect providers with innovative solution partners. You will gain some fresh insights, and perhaps find another business partner.

6:30 - 8:30 PM

Receptions & Meals

Country Western Dinner

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

7:00 - 8:00 AM

Receptions & Meals

Breakfast

8:00 - 8:50 AM

General Session

Cultivating a Culture of Change
As health systems emerge from Covid, many CEOs are recognizing the need to drive both deeper and faster innovation in their organizations. However, there are some cultural and structural impediments to innovation, such as organizational structure, cultural resistance, community mission, and board governance. This session identifies these barriers to change and showcases ideas to break down or minimize them so that deeper and faster innovation can succeed.

8:55 -9:40 AM

General Session

Hospitals Without Walls

For 20 years, health systems have migrated care from IP to OP, including satellites, clinics and ASCs.  Now the spotlight is on the home, including a new crop of care models focused on recovery, emergent- and acute-care delivery.  We’ll look at three popular care concepts, and answer a burning question facing healthcare today: Is there a feasible, sustainable business model for hospital-level care in the home?

 

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Travis Messina, Co-Founder & CEO, Contessa Health (Amedisys)
 
     
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Kevin Riddleberger, Co-Founder & CSO, Dispatch Health
 
 
McCarren_Christi_MulticarePNG.png Christi McCarren, SVP, Retail Health and Community-Based Care, Multicare  
     
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Eliza Shulman, MD, CMO, MedicallyHome
Chad Nelson, MD, Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic Arizona
 
 
Nelson_Chad_Mayo Clinic ArizonaPNG.png Chad Nelson, MD, Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic Arizona  
     
  Part IV: Open Forum Q&A  

11:00 - 11:45 AM

General Session

Bold Case Studies in Hospital Reinvention 
Forward-thinking health systems share their initiatives in aggressive strategic transformation, accelerated in part by the urgency of the last 18 months.

12:15 - 1:15 PM

Receptions & Meals

Lunch

1:00 - 2:15 PM

General Session

Healthcare Disruptors on Creating Value
Four purpose-built concepts – each highly successful in engineering “payer-focused value” – share their view of the future of healthcare, including where – or if - health systems fit in.

Fryer_John_Lumeris.png John Fryer (Moderator)
SVP & Head of Market
Lumeris
  Dayal_Gaurov_Everside HealthPNG.png Gaurav Dayal
President & COO 
Everside Health (Formerly Paladina)
         
Van_Horn_Eric_Landmark_Health-BG.png Eric Van Horn
Chief Business Officer
Landmark Health 
  Martino_Paul_VillageMD 802PNG.png Paul Martino
Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer,
VillageMD

2:30 - 5:00 PM

Recreation

Afternoon at the Pool

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Receptions & Meals

Southwest Shindig

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

7:00 - 8:00 AM

Receptions & Meals

Breakfast

8:00 - 9:45 AM

General Session

Tech & Science Innovations Transforming Healthcare

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How Genomic Mapping is Changing Healthcare
Damon Hostin, Health Systems Lead/Market Access, Illumina
 
     
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Using Artificial Intelligence to Optimize Clinical Operations
Mehool Patel, MD, Associate Chief Health Officer, IBM Watsonh
 
 
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How Digital Twins Drive Performance Improvement
Kristin Juarez, Clinical Advisor, Clinical Innovation and Informatics,
Siemens Healthineers
 
headshot silhouette.png Mark Scheurer, MD, Chief of Children's and Women's Services and CMO, MUSC Children's Hospital,
Medical University of South Carolina
 
     
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Applying Advanced AI to Predictive Population Health
Joseph Zabinski, Ph.D, Senior Director of AI & Precision Medicine, OM1  
 
     
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Drones and Healthcare: Making Medical Deliveries More Efficient
Steve Roberts, Director of Advanced Technologies, Upstate Medical University (SUNY)
 
     
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Regenerative Medicine – Forging New Frontiers
Chris Centeno, CMO and Clinical Founder, Regenexx