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Delivering Excellence in the New Healthcare World

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CEOs discuss balancing short-term and long-term goals, prioritizing investments and ways to design transformation models for sustained growth, while managing through times of change and uncertainly.

 

Innovation

The healthcare industry is being disrupted. To thrive in the new healthcare "norm", organizations must learn how to think, plan and act differently to own their future, instead of being disrupted by it. CEOs heard from Andrew Waldeck of Innosight — strategy and innovation at Huron — on living in two worlds — making the current care model more efficient while leading dual transformation. CEOs worked together to identify the biggest external challenges they face in the next ten years — and then assessed the readiness of their internal innovation systems to meet those challenges. This provided a key takeaway for CEOs: essential innovation must come from within the organization.
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Transformation

Incremental change is no longer enough. Leading healthcare organizations are transforming to deliver greater patient value. CEOs at the Forum heard from national leaders on how they’ve transformed their organization for the long term. Ezekiel Emanuel, an architect of the Affordable Care Act, described one pathway to the future of healthcare. Amitabh Chandra of the Harvard Kennedy School addressed the intersection between regulatory and market-based reform. Joseph Swedish, president and CEO of Anthem, outlined the role of payers in healthcare transformation. The common theme: transformation is essential for success.
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  • At the 2017 Huron CEO Forum in Washington, D.C., many CEOs shared their insights on the topic of leadership during times of volatility. Here is what they said »

  • We are working to create a delivery system that is less about us and more about the consumers' experience. We are focusing on two variables: personalization and standardization. Those might seem to be in conflict, but they actually support each other.

    Elliot Joseph

    CEO, Hartford Healthcare

  • 2017 Huron CEO Forum Cabinet

    Thank you to our 2017 Huron CEO Forum cabinet members for the leadership and guidance in developing this year's program.

    Nancy Howell Agee

    Carilion Clinic

    Teri Fontenot, FACHE

    Woman's Hospital

    Gary S. Kaplan, M.D., FACP, FACMPE, FACPE

    Virginia Mason Health System

    David L. Bernd*

    Sentara Healthcare, CEO Forum Chair

    Dean Harrison

    Northwestern Memorial HealthCare

    Johnese Spisso, RN, MPA

    UCLA Hospital System and UCLA Health Sciences

    Ruth Brinkley

    KentuckyOne Health

    Richard J. Statuto

    Bon Secours Health System

    Bruce Holstien

    Spartanburg Regional Healthcare
    System Guardian Research Network

    David T. Feinberg, M.D., MBA

    Geisinger Health System

    Elliot Joseph

    Hartford HealthCare

Contributing Executives

Nancy Howell Agee

Nancy Howell Agee*

Lindsey Bradley

Peter Banko

Lindsey Bradley

Ken Bateman

David L. Bernd

David L. Bernd* CEO Chair

Ruth W. Brinkley

Ruth W. Brinkley*

Amitabh Chandra

Amitabh Chandra

Christopher Drummond

Dan Chenok

Christopher Drummond

Casey Coleman

Christopher Drummond

Michael Covert

Christopher Drummond

Deborah Davis

Christopher Drummond

Craig Deao

Christopher Drummond

Christopher Drummond

Christopher Drummond

David Duncan

Christopher Drummond

Ezekiel J. Emanuel

Jill Farris

Jill K. Faris

David T. Feinberg

David T. Feinberg*

John Finan

John Finan

Marc Fisher

Wendy Clark

Jeffrey A. Flaks

Teri Fontenot

Teri Fontenot*

Wendy Clark

Mark Forman

Patricia Frost

Patricia A. Frost

Avijit Ghosh

Avijit Ghosh

Wendy Clark

Brian Goldstein

John Goodnow

John Goodnow

Wendy Clark

Brian Gragnolati

Dean Harrison

Dean M. Harrison*

Jeff Jones

Spiros Hatiras

Jeff Jones

Bruce Holstien*

Jeff Jones

David Johnson

Jeff Jones

Jeff Jones

Elliot Jospeh

Elliot Joseph*

Gary S. Kaplan, M.D., FACP, FACMPE

Gary S. Kaplan*

Gary S. Kaplan, M.D., FACP, FACMPE

Tammy Keeler

Gary S. Kaplan, M.D., FACP, FACMPE

Howard Kern

Gary S. Kaplan, M.D., FACP, FACMPE

Neil Kurtz

Gary S. Kaplan, M.D., FACP, FACMPE

Mark Laney

Joseph M. Zubretsky

James Leonard

Lindsey Bradley

Daniel May

Lindsey Bradley

Joseph Mullany

Lindsey Bradley

Christopher Olivia

Lindsey Bradley

Marvin O'Quinn

Lindsey Bradley

Gary Park

Lindsey Bradley

BG Porter

Lindsey Bradley

John Poulin

James (Jim) H. Roth

Debbie Richie

James (Jim) H. Roth

James H. Roth

Michael Rowen

Michael Rowan

Michael Rowen

Richard Roycroft

Michael Rowen

David Shulkin

Michael Rowen

Johnese Spisso*

Michael Rowen

Rich Statuto*

Michael Rowen

David Strong

Michael Rowen

Joseph Swedish

Michael Rowen

John Tiscornia

Michael Rowen

Susan Turney

Michael Rowen

Andrew Waldeck

Ray Thompson

Curt B. Whelan

Ray Thompson

Michael Wiechart

  • Nancy Howell Agee

    Nancy Howell Agee*

    President and CEO , Carilion Clinic

    Nancy Howell Agee is President and CEO of Carilion Clinic, an integrated healthcare system headquartered in Western Virginia serving approximately 1 million people annually and generating approximately $1.5 billion in annual revenue. Carilion includes a large physician group of over 1000 physicians, seven acute care facilities, housing 1,026 licensed beds FY15, a complement of service lines including hospice, home health, air and ground transport services and urgent care. Carilion’s tertiary care academic medical center, Carilion Medical Center, is a Level I Trauma Center and home to Carilion Children’s, the Institute for Orthopaedics and Neurosciences, the Cardiovascular Institute, Graduate Medical Education and the Carilion owned Jefferson College of Health Sciences. Under Ms. Agee’s leadership, Carilion’s Roanoke Campus has achieved Magnet status for Nursing three times.

    Ms. Agee was recently elected as Chairwoman of the American Hospital Association (AHA) Board of Trustees for 2018. Ms. Agee is a member of several boards including the American Hospital Association, serving on the Executive, Operations and Audit Committees. She is a former member of The Joint Commission’s Board of Commissioners, past chair of the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association and the Virginia Center for Healthcare Innovation. She has been listed in Becker’s 300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to know (2013, 2014, 2015 Becker’s Hospital Review) and Becker’s 130 female executives to know (2014, 2015) Becker’s Hospital Review.

    Ms. Agee is a member of the boards for Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, Virginia Business Higher Education Council and the Virginia Tech Foundation. Ms. Agee is a past member of the Board of Visitors of Radford University, appointed by the Governor of Virginia. She also serves on the Taubman Museum of Arts board and is Director Emeritus of Mill Mountain Theatre.

    Ms. Agee also serves on the Boards of Roanoke Gas and RGC Resources, HomeTown Bank, Virginia Business Council and Healthcare Realty Board.

    *CEO Forum Cabinet Member

  • Lindsey Bradley

    Peter Banko

    President and COO , Centura Health

    Peter Banko joined Centura Health in Englewood, Colorado as President and Chief Operating Officer in May 2016. Centura Health, the health care leader in Colorado and western Kansas, is a $3.5 billion integrated health system with 21,000 associates, 6,000 physician partners, 17 hospitals, 12 affiliated hospitals, health neighborhoods, health at home, urgent care centers and freestanding emergency rooms, mountain clinics, 100+ physician practices and clinics, and Flight For Life® Colorado. Centura is sponsored by Adventist Health System in Florida and Catholic Health Initiatives in Colorado.

    Prior to joining to Centura, Peter spent nine years with Catholic Health Initiatives in both national and market operations roles as Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Integration Officer in Englewood, Colorado, and President & CEO at CHI St. Vincent in Little Rock, Arkansas. He has served in a chief operating officer role at CHRISTUS Spohn Health System in Corpus Christi, Texas as well as in operations and strategy roles at PhyAmerica Physician Group in Durham, North Carolina and Saint Clare’s Health Services in Denville, New Jersey.

    Peter is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Cornell University’s Sloan Program in Health Administration. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and the AHA/Health Forum Creating Healthier Communities Program. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have four children – Daniel, Lauren, Zachary, and Luke. They are both active in the community supporting initiatives in child and adolescent development, education, and the arts.

  • Lindsey Bradley

    Ken Bateman

    President and CEO , SoutheastHEALTH

    Kenneth Bateman, CPA, MHA, was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of SoutheastHEALTH on December 15, 2014. Bateman has an extensive record of leadership and proven performance in financial growth, quality, and delivering timely results in renowned hospitals and health systems. His history in executive leadership demonstrates significant experience in program development, financial turnarounds, and strategic planning. In his current role, he led a major financial turnaround by implementing a system approach to a multi-hospital health system with an emphasis on achieving sustainable operating efficiencies. Known as a collaborative administrator, he specializes in building synergistic relationships with physicians, board executives, and leadership of stand-alone organizations as well as matrix environments common with large systems. Prior to joining SoutheastHEALTH, Bateman served as chief executive officer at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, New Jersey. He has spent his career in healthcare leadership and financial executive roles with various for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals and systems.

  • David L. Bernd

    David L. Bernd* CEO Chair

    CEO Emeritus , Sentara Healthcare

    David L. Bernd serves as CEO of Sentara Healthcare, a $4 billion integrated health system in Norfolk, Virgina. Sentara is comprised of 10 acture care hospitals, health plans with 440,000 covered lives, 618 provider medical groups, and a medical staff of 3,680 physicians. Modern Healthcare ranked Sentara the number one integrated healthcare network in the United States consecutively in 2010 and 2011. In 2012, Sentara earned the HIMSS Davies Award and HIMSS Stage 7 Award and he received the 2012 CEO IT Achievement award.

    *CEO Forum Cabinet Member

  • Ruth W. Brinkley

    Ruth W. Brinkley*

    Senior Vice President, Operations, Catholic Health Initiatives , KentuckyOne Health

    Ruth W. Brinkley is Senior Vice President, Operations, Catholic Health Initiatives and President/CEO of KentuckyOne Health. With almost 40 years of health care experience, Brinkley has worked in private, public, academic and community-based health systems.

    Brinkley's past experience includes executive positions as Ascension Health's West Market Leader and as Catholic Health Initiatives' President/CEO of Memorial Health Care System, and Senior Vice President, Performance Management. Her academic experience includes serving as Associate Executive Director, Chief Nurse Executive and Associate Dean of Clinical Practice at the University of Alabama Hospitals in Birmingham. She also served as a senior consultant with CSC Healthcare, working with many of the most complex academic medical centers and community hospitals in the United States and Canada. Prior to her consulting experience, she held executive roles at health care organizations in St. Louis and Chicago.

    *CEO Forum Cabinet Member

  • Amitabh Chandra

    Amitabh Chandra

    Malcolm Wiener Professor , Harvard Kennedy School of Government

    Amitabh Chandra is the Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy and Director of Health Policy Research at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is a member of the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) Panel of Health Advisors, and is a Research Associate at the IZA Institute in Bonn, Germany and at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). His research focuses on innovation and cost-growth in healthcare, medical malpractice, and racial disparities in healthcare. His research has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and Health Affairs. His work has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, Newsweek, and on National Public Radio.

  • Christopher Drummond

    Dan Chenok

    Executive Director , IBM Center

    Dan Chenok is Executive Director of the IBM Center for The Business of Government. He oversees all of the Center's activities in connecting research to practice to benefit government, and has a special focus on technology, cybersecurity, regulation, budget, and acquisition issues, and on Presidential transitions.

    Mr. Chenok previously led consulting services for Public Sector Technology Strategy, working with IBM government, healthcare, and education clients.

    As a career Government executive, Mr. Chenok served as the Branch Chief for Information Policy and Technology with the Office of Management and Budget. He also worked in OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.

    In 2008, Mr. Chenok served on President Barack Obama’s transition team as the Government lead for the Technology, Innovation, and Government Reform group.

  • Christopher Drummond

    Casey Coleman

    Senior Vice President , Global Government Solutions of Salesforce

    Casey Coleman is the Senior Vice President of Global Government Solutions of Salesforce. In this role Casey leads and manages the overall business for key civilian agencies. Widely recognized as an innovator during her tenure as GSA's CIO from 2007 to 2014, Coleman led several modernization initiatives, including the agency's move to a cloud-based email and collaboration platform, an agency-wide mobility program to enable access to information from anywhere and from any device. And the integration of all GSA infrastructure operations into a single consolidated program.

    Casey holds several honors and awards from various organizations including: FedScoop’s Top 50 Women in Technology for 2017, recipient of the ComputerWorld Premiere 100 Award, the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Award for Leadership in Innovation, and is a three-time winner of the Federal Computer Week Federal 100 Award.

  • Christopher Drummond

    Michael Covert

    President and CEO , CHI St. Luke's Health

    Michael H. Covert, a veteran healthcare executive with wide-ranging experience in all facets of a dynamic, rapidly evolving industry, is Chief Executive Officer of the CHI Texas Division, which includes 17 hospitals throughout Texas. He also serves as Senior Vice President for Catholic Health Initiatives.

    Prior to joining CHI, Covert served as President and CEO of Palomar Health in San Diego. At Palomar Health, Covert led a $1.5 billion healthcare system with three hospitals, two skilled-nursing facilities, home-health agencies and ambulatory facilities. Palomar, which is part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, was recognized by Modern Healthcare magazine in 2011, 2012 and 2014, as one of the nation’s top small health systems.

    Covert previously served as President of Washington Hospital Center in Washington DC; and President and CEO of Sarasota Memorial Health System, Sarasota, Florida. He also served as Senior Vice President for Physician Corporation of America in Wichita, Kansas; Executive Director of the Ohio State University Hospitals in Columbus, Ohio; and Executive Vice President and CEO of St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas, among other positions in the healthcare field.

    Covert earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master in Health Administration from Washington University School of Business, St. Louis. Covert serves on the Texas Hospital Association Board of Directors. Previously, he served as Chair of the Association of Hospitals and Health Systems of Florida; as a member of the board, executive committee and as chair-elect of the California Hospital Association; and as vice-chair of the board of directors of the University of Arizona Health Network.

    Covert serves on the Greater Houston Partnership and Catholic Charities of Houston boards of directors. As a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, he also served as a Regent for both Florida and California.

  • Christopher Drummond

    Deborah Davis

    CEO , VCU Health

    Ms. Deborah Davis, Chief Executive Officer, VCU Hospitals and Clinics, VCU Health System and Vice President for Clinical Services, VCU, has more than 37 years’ experience in the health care industry and joined the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in 2007 after serving as the President of Pitt County Memorial Hospital (now Vidant Medical Center) in North Carolina. She serves on the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), Senior Operating Officers Council as a Steering Committee Member. She is a Preceptor for Administrative Residency for the MHA Program at Virginia Commonwealth University and is on the Advisory Committee of the Central Virginia Healthcare Executive Group (CVHEG). Ms. Davis also currently serves on the Board of Directors for both the Valentine Richmond History Center, the American Heart Association of Metro Richmond and as a member of the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Additionally, she serves on the East Carolina University/BB&T Center for Leadership Board of Directors, the East Carolina University Women’s Roundtable Board of Directors and was appointed in July 2011 to the Board of Trustees for East Carolina University. Previously, Ms. Davis has served on various American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) committees and also served as a Regent-at-Large. In addition, she has served on the American Hospital Association Committee on Health Professions and on the University HealthSystem Consortium Executive Committee and Board of Directors. Ms. Davis has also been very active in the Council of Teaching Hospitals (COTH) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), serving previously as a COTH Administrative Board member, a COTH representative to the AAMC Assembly and as the COTH representative to the AAMC Group on Diversity and Inclusion. She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

  • Christopher Drummond

    Craig Deao

    Managing Director , Huron

    Craig Deao, MHA has been a member of the senior executive team for Studer Group since 2006 and a managing director with Huron since 2015. He directs thought leadership for Huron's healthcare practice, encompassing speaking, conference and publishing resources. Craig is also a highly regarded national speaker on topics related to leadership, patient engagement, quality and patient safety. He serves as faculty for the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on the quality committee of his local health system in Pensacola, FL.

  • Christopher Drummond

    Christopher Drummond

    Managing Director , Huron Healthcare

    Chris brings more than 20 years of healthcare leadership experience in labor productivity, process improvement, operations, and strategic planning. Chris has led over 20 hospital-wide performance improvement efforts, including Partners Healthcare and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, University of Kansas Medical Center, Froedtert Health, Tufts Medical Center, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Baptist Memorial Health Care, Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare, Fletcher Allen Health Care, etc.

  • Christopher Drummond

    David Duncan

    Senior Partner , Innosight, Strategy and Innovation at Huron

    David S. Duncan is a Senior Partner at Innosight based in Innosight’s global headquarters in Lexington, MA. In his decade with Innosight, he has become a trusted advisor to top leaders at many of the world’s most iconic companies, helping them to navigate disruptive change, create sustainable growth, and transform their organizations to thrive for the long-term.

    David leads Innosight’s Financial Service practice area, as well as Innosight’s practice area focused on Organizational Capabilities for Innovation and Growth.

    David is a featured speaker and author on topics of innovation and growth. He is the co-author of two books, including “Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice” (HarperCollins, October 2016) and the e-book, “Building a Growth Factory” (Harvard Business Press, November 2012).

    David graduated from Duke University and earned a Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University.

  • Christopher Drummond

    Ezekiel J. Emanuel

    Chair, Medical Ethics and Health Policy , University of Pennsylvania

    Ezekiel J. Emanuel is the Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, the Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor, and Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania.

    He was the founding chair of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health and held that position until August of 2011. Until January 2011, he served as a Special Advisor on Health Policy to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget and National Economic Council. He is also a breast oncologist and author.

    After completing Amherst College, he received his M.Sc. from Oxford University in Biochemistry. He received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and his Ph.D. in political philosophy from Harvard University. In 1987-88, he was a fellow in the Program in Ethics and the Professions at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.

    After completing his internship and residency in internal medicine at Boston's Beth Israel Hospital and his oncology fellowship at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, he joined the faculty at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

    Dr. Emanuel’s publications include Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of An American Family, The Oxford Textbook of Clinical Research Ethics, edited by Dr. Emanuel and members of the NIH Department of Bioethics and Healthcare, Guaranteed, Dr. Emanuel’s own recommendations for health care reform and, Exploitation and Developing Countries. He is also an Op-Ed contributor to the New York Times. He has published widely on the ethics of clinical research, health care reform, international research ethics, end of life care issues, euthanasia, the ethics of managed care, and the physician-patient relationship in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet, JAMA, and many other medical journals.

    He has received numerous awards including election to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Science, the Association of American Physicians, and the Royal College of Medicine (UK). Hippocrates Magazine selected him as Doctor of the Year in Ethics. He received the AMA-Burroughs Welcome Leadership Award, the Public Service Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the John Mendelsohn Award from the MD Anderson Cancer Center, and a Fulbright Scholarship (which he declined).

    Dr. Emanuel served on President Clinton's Health Care Task Force, the National Bioethics Advisory Commission (NBAC), and on the bioethics panel of the Pan-American Healthcare Organization.

  • Jill Farris

    Jill K. Faris

    Brigadier General, Assistant Surgeon General for Mobilization , Readiness and National Guard Affairs

    Brig. Gen. Jill K. Faris is a member of the Ohio Army National Guard. She assumed her duties as the Assistant Surgeon General for Mobilization, Readiness and National Guard Affairs on June 23, 2014. She began her military service as a Private in the South Dakota Army National Guard.

    Brig. Gen. Faris received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism from South Dakota State University and a Master of Business Administration in Military Management from Trident University International, Cypress, CA. She is also a graduate of the United States Army War College, Command and General Staff College, Combined Service Arms Service School, Adjutant General’s Officer Basic, and Medical Strategic Leadership Program.

    Her military awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with one Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal with three Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal, and Air Force Commendation Medal, among many others.

  • David T. Feinberg

    David T. Feinberg*

    President and CEO , Geisinger Health System

    Dr. David T. Feinberg is President and Chief Executive Officer of Geisinger Health System, one of the nation's largest rural health services organization. A vertically integrated, physician-led system, Geisinger is widely recognized as a leader in the implementation and use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care models to enhance patient care. Dr. Feinberg previously served as CEO of UCLA's hospitals and associate vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences as well as president of UCLA Health System, overseeing all aspects of UCLA Health, its four hospitals — Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica — and the UCLA Faculty Practice Group. Each year, UCLA's hospitals treat more than 45,000 patients, and 2 million patients are seen in UCLA's 150 community offices. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, are ranked No. 5 in the nation by U.S.News & World Report, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center has been ranked "Best in the West" for 25 consecutive years.

    Modern Healthcare named him among the "50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders" in the United States for 2014. Along with his dedication to upholding the highest clinical standards for patient care and safety, Dr. Feinberg is committed to enhancing the patient experience and under his leadership, patient-satisfaction scores at health systems he has led have reached — and maintained — the 99th percentile.

  • John Finan

    John Finan

    President and CEO , FMOL Health System

    John J. Finan, Jr. has over 40 years of experience in healthcare leadership and operations. He has held senior positions in the Midwest and in Louisiana, and is active in many professional organizations.

    Mr. Finan is a former Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Catholic Health Association, former member of the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees, was Chair of the Operations Committee and a member of the Executive Committee. He is a former Board Chair of the VHA Health Foundation and member of the VHA Board of Directors, and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Council for a Better Louisiana. Mr. Finan served as Chair of the Board of Governors at the Clinical Center at the NIH and is Vice Chair of Mercy Health System. He is also a member of the Board of the Public Affairs Research Council and serves as Vice Chair of Louisiana Association of Business Industry.

    He has held academic appointments at Southern Illinois University, Washington University School of Medicine, University of Alabama School of Health Related Professions, and The George Washington University.

    Mr. Finan received his BS degree from Louisiana State University at New Orleans and his MBA from Loyola University of New Orleans. His professional interests include strategic planning, process improvement, leadership development and cost management. He and his wife of 43 years, Patty, have a wonderful family of 3 children, daughter-in-law, and 2 grandchildren, and reside in Covington, Louisiana.

  • Marc Fisher

    Senior Editor , The Washington Post

    Marc Fisher is a senior editor at The Washington Post, where he reports and leads coverage of foreign, national and local issues. His reporting in recent years has taken him from the Arab Spring revolutions to the presidential campaign trail. He co-authored a biography of Donald Trump, Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power (Scribner, 2016), which was a New York Times bestseller.

    He has won two Pulitzer Prizes for his reporting in the past four years—the Public Service award in 2014 for his stories on government surveillance of Americans, as part of The Post’s coverage of the Edward Snowden case; and the National Reporting award in 2016 for his articles on police shootings.

  • Wendy Clark

    Jeffrey A. Flaks

    President and COO , Hartford HealthCare

    Mr. Flaks is the President and COO of Hartford HealthCare (HHC) where he is responsible for the system’s $2.5 billion operating budget and oversees all HHC operations, including five acute hospitals, a large physician practice, and multiple other healthcare services across three regions within Connecticut. He has been with Hartford HealthCare for 13 years, serving in previous roles as the president and CEO of Hartford Hospital, HHC’s flagship tertiary care center; the executive vice president and COO of Hartford Hospital and the executive vice president and COO of MidState Medical Center. Previously, he held executive positions at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers of New York and also held health care management positions at Beth Israel in New York and the Detroit Medical Center in Michigan. He is a graduate of George Washington University with a master’s degree in health services administration and he received his Bachelor of Science degree at Ithaca College.

  • Teri Fontenot

    Teri Fontenot*

    President and CEO , Woman's Hospital

    Teri Fontenot, FACHE, is the President/CEO of Woman’s Hospital, Baton Rouge, LA, a Level III regional referral hospital for obstetrics, newborn, and women’s cancer care.

    Teri was the 2012 chair of the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees; served two terms as a director on the Sixth District Federal Reserve Bank board and Audit Committee chair; and a six-year term on the NIH Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health. She currently serves on the AHA Chair and Board Nominating Committee, and the Health Forum board.

    Teri received the inaugural Becker’s Hospital Review Healthcare Leadership award in 2013, was named to the Modern Healthcare’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare in 2011 and 2012, and to Modern Healthcare’s inaugural list of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare. She was also named Baton Rouge Businessperson of the Year in 2013, and to the Hall of Distinction at LSU’s EJ Ourso College of Business in 2011.

    She holds a BBA in Accounting, earned a MBA, is a certified public accountant (inactive), and fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

    *CEO Forum Cabinet Member

  • Wendy Clark

    Mark Forman

    Global Head, Public Sector , Unisys

    Mark Forman is an accomplished Executive with more than 30 years experience of accomplishments in government management reforms, spanning a variety of government and industry positions. Mr. Forman has global leadership responsibility for all Unisys Public Sector activities, focused on strategy to expand client capability and develop new offerings to support government needs impacted by global threats and the Digital Economy.

    Among his prior experience, Mr. Forman was appointed by President Bush to be the first U.S. Administrator for E-Government and Information Technology, the Federal Government’s Chief Information Officer. This work included creating and managing a high quality team of consultants that developed IT Modernization Roadmaps and a modern IT governance framework, and engineers who architected and deployed FEMA’s first hybrid cloud.

  • Patricia Frost

    Patricia A. Frost

    Major General, Director of Cyber , Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff

    BG Particia Frost has served as the Director of Cyber, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, Headquarters, Department of the Army since July of 2016. She received her commission after graduating as a Distinguished Military Graduate from Rutgers University. She has previously served as the G3, Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations and Deputy Commanding General for Operations for Army Cyber Command. BG Frost holds Masters Degrees in Strategic Intelligence from Webster University, and a Master of Strategic Science degree from the Army War College. Her awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal with bronze star, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, Senior Parachutist Badge, and the Department of the Army Staff Identification Badge.

  • Avijit Ghosh

    Avijit Ghosh

    CEO , University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics

    Avijit Ghosh was appointed as the CEO of the University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics in 2014 after serving as the Senior Advisor to the President and Vice President of University of Illinois. From 2001 to 2008 he served as the Dean of the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A scholar in the fields of strategy, entrepreneurship, and locational analysis, he was the editor of the Journal of Retailing from 1985 to 1991. He served on the Board of Governors of the Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Iowa.

  • Wendy Clark

    Brian Goldstein

    Chief Health System Officer/Vice President For Medical Affairs , UW Medicine

    Brian Goldstein, MD, is the chief health system officer for UW Medicine and vice president for medical affairs, University of Washington. Known for his collaborative approach to improving clinical operations through partnerships with physicians, nurses and other members of the care team, Dr. Goldstein is responsible for overseeing the operations of the clinical entities of UW Medicine to include Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, and twelve UW Neighborhood Clinics and UW Physicians. Dr. Goldstein also oversees the operations of Airlift Northwest and other key senior management positions at UW Medicine.

  • John Goodnow

    John Goodnow

    CEO , Benefis Health System

    John Goodnow has been a hospital administrator for 40 years, at a wide range of facilities and with a record of growth, innovation, improving finances, cutting costs while improving quality and forging relationships with other organizations and communities.

    Goodnow’s experience ranges from community hospitals to teaching hospitals and while primarly in the not-for-profit arena, does also include some for-profit experience. Benefis Health System is made up of six subsidiaries: Benefis Great Falls Hospitals; Benefis Medical Group; Benefis Senior Services’; Benefis Spectrum Medical; Benefis Community Hospitals; and Benefis Health System Foundation. Benefis Health System also works with an alliance of smaller referral hospitals (the Northcentral Montana Hospital Alliance, NMHA) and is a member of an alliance of other large hospitals (the Mountain Independent Hospital Alliance, MIHA).

  • Wendy Clark

    Brian Gragnolati

    President and CEO , Atlantic Health System

    Brian Gragnolati is President and CEO of Atlantic Health System.  With $2.6 billion in revenue and 16,000 employees, the system is comprised of Chilton Medical Center; Goryeb Children’s Hospital; Hackettstown Medical Center; Morristown Medical Center; Overlook Medical Center; and Newton Medical Center. The system also includes Atlantic Rehabilitation, Atlantic Home Care and Hospice, Atlantic Ambulance Corporation and Atlantic Medical Group, which employs 900 community based physicians. It is part of the Atlantic Accountable Care Organization, one of the nation's largest ACOs, and is a member of AllSpire Health Partners.  Prior to AHS, Gragnolati served as SVP, Community Division of Johns Hopkins Medicine.  He has a BA in Health Systems Analysis from University of Connecticut and an MBA from Western New England College.

  • Dean Harrison

    Dean M. Harrison*

    President and CEO , Northwestern Memorial HealthCare

    Dean Harrison is the president and CEO of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, the primary teaching affiliate of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Since joining Northwestern Memorial HealthCare in 1998, he has been instrumental in the creation and success of Northwestern Medicine, now an integrated academic health system anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Northwestern Medical Group.

    He currently serves as chair of the Illinois Hospital Association and also serves on the boards of the Center for Medical Interoperability, Economic Club of Chicago, Executive Club of Chicago, Northern Trust, Northwestern University, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, and World Business Chicago.

    *CEO Forum Cabinet Member

  • Jeff Jones

    Spiros Hatiras

    CEO , Holyoke Medical Center

    Spiros Hatiras is President and CEO of Valley Health Systems and Holyoke Medical Center in Holyoke, MA.

    Spiros has over 25 years experience in healthcare. He received a Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy from the Athens Technical Insitute in Athens Greece and a Masters in Public Administration form New York University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

    Prior to serving in Holyoke, Spiros was the President and CEO of Hoboken University Medical Center.

    Spiros has done extensive work in Health Informatics, cultural transformation, financial turnaround and has partnered with Huron and the Studer group at Holyoke Medical Center.

  • Jeff Jones

    Bruce Holstien*

    CEO , Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

    Bruce has served as the CEO of these organizations since 2011. Prior to this, he served as the CEO of the six-hospital Spohn Health System in Texas and as SVP of Sentara Health in Virginia. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Health Administration an MBA and is completing his Masters in Gerontology. He is one of the few executives in his field to have worked in the not-for-profit, for-profit and government sectors of health; and served in senior posts in the hospital, medical group and insurance industries.

  • Jeff Jones

    David Johnson

    CEO , 4sight Health

    Dave Johnson is the author of the just-published Market vs. Medicine: America’s Epic Fight for Better, Affordable Healthcare and the influential Market Corner Commentaries distributed weekly to a large and diverse readership. He's also the author-in-residence at the Health Management Academy, the nation’s leading convener of integrated health companies and MATTER, the nation’s largest healthcare incubator.

    After a dynamic 25-year investment banking career in healthcare markets, Dave Johnson launched 4sight Health in 2014 to advance market-based reform. 4sight Health operates at the intersection of healthcare economics, strategy and capital formation. Dave is also an inaugural member of Harvard’s Health Policy Leadership Council and collaborates with Cain Brothers, a pre-eminent healthcare investment bank. These activities keep him close to the market and engaged with entrepreneurs reinventing U.S. Healthcare.

    Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in English Literature from Colgate University and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University. Dave was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia, West Africa and a United States Presidential Management Intern.

  • Jeff Jones

    Jeff Jones

    Managing Director , Huron Healthcare

    Jeff Jones has more than 26 years of healthcare consulting experience in strategy, operations improvement, and information technology implementation. He leads strategic planning and strategic relationships for Huron Healthcare, and is a member of the Huron Healthcare leadership team, providing oversight for the operations of the practice. He also serves as client service executive for a number of Huron Healthcare’s academic medical center and large health system clients. He has held prior leadership positions with other national consulting firms, and was a founding principal at Stockamp & Associates.

  • Elliot Jospeh

    Elliot Joseph*

    CEO , Hartford HealthCare (HHC)

    Elliot Joseph is CEO of Hartford HealthCare (HHC), Connecticut's premier healthcare system with $2.4 billion in net revenue and nearly 18,000 employees. HHC includes five acute-care hospitals, behavioral health and rehabilitation facilities, ambulatory services, a medical foundation, assisted-living and skilled-nursing facilities, home care and laboratory services.

    Throughout his career, Mr. Joseph has championed the transformation of health care delivery to create more efficient, high-quality, regional health networks focused on coordinated and comprehensive patient care. Prior to his arrival in Hartford, Mr. Joseph served as President and Chief Executive Officer of St. John Health (SJH), an $1.8-billion Southeast Michigan health care system. He earned a master's degree in health services administration from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York at Binghamton. He is an alumnus of the Wharton CEO Program for Healthcare Leadership. He chairs the Finance Committee of the Connecticut Hospital Association Board of Trustees and is a member of the Greater New York Hospital Association Board of Governors. He also is the American Hospital Association State Alternate Delegate and a member of Regional Policy Board 1 and an American College of Healthcare Executives Fellow.

    *CEO Forum Cabinet Member

  • Gary S. Kaplan, M.D., FACP, FACMPE

    Gary S. Kaplan*

    Chairman and CEO , Virginia Mason Health System

    Dr. Gary Kaplan is chair and CEO of Seattle-based Virginia Mason Health System. Under his leadership, Virginia Mason Health System was named a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence by HealthGrades in 2011, a Top Hospital by The Leapfrog Group for five consecutive years, and was one of two hospitals named a Leapfrog Top Hospital of the Decade for patient safety and quality. He is also a clinical professor at the University of Washington, board chair of IHI, and on the National Patient Safety Foundation’s board of directors.

    He serves on the board of Washington Healthcare Forum and is a founding member of Health CEOs for Health Reform. Modern Physician and Modern Healthcare ranked him second on the 2012 listing of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives.

    *CEO Forum Cabinet Member

  • Gary S. Kaplan, M.D., FACP, FACMPE

    Tammy Keeler

    Director of National Systems , Studer Group

    With 25+ years of experience in the healthcare industry consisting of combined clinical, hospital and public health experience and including 14 years in leadership, Tammy has been recognized for understanding the significant challenges facing healthcare leaders, physicians and hospital boards in today’s rapidly changing environment.

    Tammy consults with healthcare organizations at all stages of patient care and of all sizes, including Critical Access Hospitals, Freestanding Healthcare Organizations, Medical Practices and large Integrated Systems.

    Tammy has worked and developed expertise in healthcare in a variety of profit, not for profit, safety net and government arenas, including VA, IHS and DOD. Tammy worked as a certified EMT in New Orleans, LA and has specialized experience working directly with physicians, CMOs and academics. She received a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University. She also received her Master’s in Public Health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

  • Gary S. Kaplan, M.D., FACP, FACMPE

    Howard Kern

    President and CEO , Sentara Healthcare

    Howard Kern is President and Chief Executive Officer of Sentara Healthcare, a not-for-profit integrated healthcare organization located in Norfolk,VA. Sentara is comprised of 12 acute care hospitals, 10 nursing centers and 3 assisted living centers in Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, with over 1,000 physicians in its four medical groups. Sentara also operates a health plan with 450,000 covered lives. Sentara has continually ranked as one of the most integrated health care networks in the United States by Modern Healthcare magazine, and is the only health care system in the nation to be named in the top 10 continuously since the survey began.

    Mr. Kern’s executive management experience includes 37 years in hospital, managed health insurance, ambulatory services, and healthcare finance. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on numerous corporate and community boards including HealthEast, Future Hampton Roads, Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance, MDLive, Virginia Biosciences Health Research Corporation, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and Virginia Wesleyan College.

  • Gary S. Kaplan, M.D., FACP, FACMPE

    Neil Kurtz

    President and CEO , Golden Living

    Prior to joining Golden Living in 2008 as President & CEO, Dr. Kurtz was President & CEO and a Board Member of TorreyPines Therapeutics, Inc. Before that, Dr. Kurtz co-founded Worldwide Clinical Trials, a contract research organization, where he held the positions of President & CEO until its acquisition by United Health Group (UHG) in September 1999. After the acquisition, Dr. Kurtz became President of Ingenix Pharmaceutical Services, a division of UHG, and also served as a member of the UHG Executive Board until joining TorreyPines. Dr. Kurtz’s career also includes senior positions with Boots Pharmaceuticals, Bayer Corporation, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Merck.

  • Gary S. Kaplan, M.D., FACP, FACMPE

    Mark Laney

    CEO , Mosaic Life Care

    Mark Laney, MD, CEO, joined Mosaic Life Care in 2009. Prior to this, he served for 20 years at Cook Children’s Health Care System, eight of those years as the president of the Cook Children’s Physician Network. Dr. Laney earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, received a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and completed a Pediatric Neurology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. In 2000, he received a Master of Science in medical management at the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas. Dr. Laney is the former President of the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association and is one of the 30 Best Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems according to Becker's Hospital Review.

    Dr. Laney dedicates his time by sitting on boards including the Institute for Industrial and Applied Life Sciences, the Community Alliance of St. Joseph and the St. Joseph Metro Chamber of Commerce. He is a past chairman of both the Chamber of Commerce as well as the Missouri Hospital Association.

    He and his wife, Mary Margaret, and their daughter, Jordan, are world travelers. When he is at home, he enjoys reading and spending time with the family’s two golden retrievers, Gabriella and Geneveve.

  • Joseph M. Zubretsky

    James Leonard

    President and CEO , Carle Health System

    Dr. James Leonard is president and CEO of the Illinois-based Carle Health System and has served in that role since 2000. Carle is an integrated health system that includes hospitals, a large physician practice, and a health plan licensed in four states. During the last 15 years, he has overseen significant growth of the organization that is consistently recognized for providing high quality care, serving more than 850,000 inpatient and outpatient visits annually and covering more than 400,000 health plan members throughout the United States.

    Under his leadership, Carle is nationally recognized as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals and a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence by HealthGrades, has achieved Magnet nursing status as well as HealthCare’s Most Wired™ status, and ranked 14th in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report for 2014-15.

    He is board certified in family practice with additional training in sports medicine and addiction medicine. He is past board chair and current member of the Illinois Hospital Association and serves on the board of trustees for the American Hospital Association.

  • Lindsey Bradley

    Daniel May

    Managing Director , Huron

    Dan has over 25 years of experience managing large performance improvement consulting engagements for integrated health systems, academic medical centers, and children’s hospitals. His extensive knowledge of supply chain and deep experience in strategy and healthcare operations provides the required skill set to manage comprehensive process redesign and margin improvement engagements.

  • Lindsey Bradley

    Joseph Mullany

    Former CEO , Detroit Medical Center

    Joseph Mullany is former CEO of the Detroit Medical Center (DMC), a system of eight hospitals now under the umbrella of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corporation.

    A 25-year veteran of the industry, Mullany was most recently President of Vanguard Health’s New England region from 2005 to 2012, where he helped build a culture of excellence focusing on patients and family, safety, quality, and value creation. He joined the DMC in 2012 and took the helm as CEO in 2013. He serves on several regional and national medical boards, including Michigan Health and Hospital Association, Detroit Regional Chamber, Downtown Detroit Partnership, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Mayor’s Advisory Council and City Year Detroit.

    A graduate of Wake Forest University, Mullany holds Master of Business Administration and Master of Health Science degrees from the University of Florida.

  • Lindsey Bradley

    Christopher Olivia

    President and CEO , Visiting Nurse Service of New York

    Christopher T. Olivia, M.D. is the President and CEO of Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), the largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organization in the U.S. Before coming to VNSNY, Dr. Olivia served as the President of Continuum Health Alliance, Senior Vice President for Strategic Planning and New Venture Development at Highmark, President and CEO of West Penn Allegheny, and CEO of Cooper Health System in Camden, NJ. Dr. Olivia has held numerous industry leadership roles as a board member of the Greater New York Hospital Association, the AAMC Council of Teaching Hospitals, the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Hospital Associations, and as Chair of the New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals. Finally, Dr. Olivia has extensive experience with venture backed healthcare start-ups with a focus on the healthcare service and IT sector.

  • Lindsey Bradley

    Marvin O'Quinn

    Senior Executive VP and COO , Dignity Health

    Marvin O'Quinn is Senior Executive Vice President and COO for Dignity Health. He has more than 35 years of experience in the health care industry. In his current role, Mr. O’Quinn is responsible for oversight and accountability of the organization’s operations, which includes 39 acute care hospitals in three states. Additionally, he is responsible for integrated process management, and ambulatory operations. Since he joined Dignity Health (formerly Catholic Healthcare West) in 2009, Mr. O'Quinn focuses on ensuring operational efficiency, providing excellent patient care, fostering leadership accountability, and identifying operational improvement opportunities.

  • Lindsey Bradley

    Gary Park

    President , UNC Hospitals

    Gary Park has served as President of University of North Carolina Hospitals (UNCH) in Chapel Hill, since March 2004. He previously served as Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Moses Cone Health System from October 1997 until December 2000. He also served as President of Wesley Long Community Hospital from November 1992 until September 1997 when Wesley Long merged with Moses Cone. Prior to his position at Wesley Long, Park was President of Thomas Memorial Hospital in South Charleston, West Virginia, from 1986 to 1992. He has an undergraduate and graduate degree from West Virginia University.

  • Lindsey Bradley

    BG Porter

    CEO , Studer Group, A Huron Solution

    Barry Graham (BG) Porter joined Studer Group in 2001 as president. In 2011 he became CEO, overseeing operations, serving partners, and ensuring that each client receives quality service. Since staff development is critical to that promise, he aligns and focuses employee training with helping clients obtain positive results.

    His background with McKinsey & Company, Inc., an international management consulting firm, provided an opportunity to work with top organizations on issues of strategy, operations, and sustaining excellence. He then served in leadership roles in insurance and financial service companies.

    To sharpen his skill set, develop Studer Group coaches, and serve clients, he spends time each month as a coach, with an emphasis on board and top management roles in implementing Studer Group’s Evidence-Based LeadershipSM methodology.

    He earned an undergraduate degree from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard.

  • Lindsey Bradley

    John Poulin

    Partner , Innosight, Strategy and Innovation at Huron

    John is a Partner at Innosight, focusing on helping clients retool their core business models and develop growth businesses. He has worked with leading companies across a range of industries, but primarily focuses on the healthcare and life sciences spaces.

    Prior to joining Innosight, John spent two years in the Health and Life Sciences practice of Oliver Wyman, where he developed product and portfolio strategies for bio-pharma clients and worked with leading health insurance companies to catalyze business model transformation, from fee-for-service to fee-for-value constructs.

    Before Oliver Wyman, John advised a senior executive group at Genzyme, a leading biotech company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. Previously, he lead a team developing global public health – healthcare integration strategies while at ICF International, a management consulting firm in Washington, D.C.

    John has also leveraged his experience in the public health space, working with foundations, non-profits, and governments to develop strategies that increase affordability and access.

    Mr. Poulin holds a B.A. with honors in Economics, Government, and Philosophy from Wesleyan University.

  • James (Jim) H. Roth

    Debbie Richie

    President , Studer Group, a Huron solution

    Debbie Ritchie is President of Studer Group, a Huron Company. Studer Group works with healthcare organizations across the United States, Canada, and Australia to help them achieve and sustain exceptional improvement in clinical and operational outcomes and financial results. Overseeing Studer Group’s operations, Debbie ensures that Studer Group is modeling what it teaches by delivering high quality results to its clients with an internal focus on engagement towards Mission, Vision and Values. Debbie’s leadership and commitment to excellence has advanced Studer Group’s continuous process improvement journey and engagement results evidenced by the company’s recognition as a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient and one of the top 25 Best Companies to Work for in America for seven consecutive years.

  • James (Jim) H. Roth

    James H. Roth

    President and CEO , Huron Consulting Group

    Jim Roth is the president and CEO of Huron Consulting Group and one of the founding members of the company. Prior to his appointment as CEO, he served as vice president of Health and Education Consulting. He also led the Higher Education consulting practice since the company’s inception in 2002 and, under his leadership, this business grew more than tenfold. While serving as vice president of Health and Education Consulting, he expanded this business overseas into global markets to help address the rapid demands for improved health and education in emerging economies. He has more than 30 years of consulting experience working with many of the premier research universities and academic medical centers. Consulting Magazine named him one of the Top 25 Most Influential Consultants in 2009 and 2011.

  • Michael Rowen

    Michael Rowan

    Senior Healthcare Executive

    Michael Rowan is an accomplished healthcare executive with an exceptional ability to lead through significant growth and change. He has successfully and proactively directed multi-billion-dollar organizations through mergers, acquisitions, technology shifts, and regulatory changes. Up until the end of 2016 he served as President of Health System Delivery and Chief Operating Officer for Catholic Health Initiatives. Michael developed strategic initiatives that grew net revenue from $8 billion to $16 billion. Earlier in his career as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for St. John Health, a multi-hospital integrated delivery system in Detroit, he implemented a new operating model that shifted the organization from a holding company model to an operating company. Prior to joining St. John Health, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Humility of Mary Health Partners. Michael holds a Master of Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration from Miami University. He has served on numerous local and national boards, is a regular presenter and thought leader at industry meetings. He currently resides in Denver, Colorado.

  • Michael Rowen

    Richard Roycroft

    Senior Healthcare Executive

    Richard Roycroft brings more than 28 years of healthcare industry experience in performance improvement and supply chain management. He has held senior management and division leadership positions in consulting firms, group purchasing organizations and distributors. Rick works with organizations to develop a balanced approach to performance and process improvement focused on clinical effectiveness and operational efficiency.

  • Michael Rowen

    David Shulkin

    U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs

    The Honorable Dr. David J. Shulkin was nominated by President Trump to serve as the ninth Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) and was confirmed on February 13, 2017. Prior to his confirmation as Secretary, Dr. Shulkin served as VA’s Under Secretary for Health, leading the nation’s largest integrated health care system. Before he began his service with VA, Dr. Shulkin served in numerous chief executive roles at Morristown Medical Center and the Atlantic Health System Accountable Care Organization. He also served as President and CEO of Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Shulkin has held numerous physician leadership roles including Chief Medical Officer of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Temple University Hospital, and the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Dr. Shulkin has been named as one of the "50 Most Influential Physician Executives in the Country" by Modern Healthcare.

  • Michael Rowen

    Johnese Spisso*

    President and CEO , President, UCLA Health CEO, UCLA Hospital System

    Johnese Spisso is President of UCLA Health, CEO of UCLA Hospital System and Associate Vice Chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences. She is a nationally recognized academic healthcare leader with 30 years of experience, and oversees all operations of UCLA’s hospitals and clinics as well as the health system’s regional outreach strategy.

    Before coming to UCLA, Spisso spent 20 years at UW Medicine where she was chief health system officer and vice president of medical affairs for the University of Washington. While there, she played a major role in expanding collaborations with regional hospitals and helped to lead development of a statewide trauma system.

  • Michael Rowen

    Rich Statuto*

    President and CEO , Bon Secours Health System

    Rich Statuto is president and chief executive officer of Bon Secours Health System, a $3.5 billion not-for-profit Catholic health system with more than 30 facilities in six states. The Bon Secours Health System employs more than 24,000 people. He previously served as CEO of St. Joseph Health System in Orange, California from 1995 – 2004.

    Rich currently serves as Chair of the Board of Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ:PINC) and is a member of the Board of Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB). He previously served as chair of the board of the Catholic Health Association, vice chair CHRISTUS Health System board and member of a number of other boards.

    Statuto received a bachelor of engineering degree from Vanderbilt University and a master's in business administration from Xavier University.

  • Michael Rowen

    David Strong

    President and CEO , Orlando Health, Inc.

    David became President and CEO of Orlando Health on April 9, 2015. Orlando Health is one of Florida’s most comprehensive private, not-for-profit healthcare organizations. Since 1918, Orlando Health has been part of the Greater Orlando community, growing from a single hospital into a $2.6 billion award-winning community-based network of physician practices, hospitals and care centers throughout Central Florida.

    Prior to joining Orlando Health, he served as chief operating officer of UNC Health Care and president of Rex Healthcare. Earlier in his career, he served as Chief Operating Officer at Mercy Health System Oklahoma, and Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA.

    He currently serves as a member of the CHRISTUS Health Audit and Finance & Strategy Committees, Dallas, TX, Chair of CHRISTUS St. Vincent, Santa Fe, NM, a member of the Florida Chamber board, and the Florida Hospital Association board.

  • Michael Rowen

    Joseph Swedish

    Chairman, President and CEO , Anthem, Inc.

    Joseph R. Swedish is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Anthem, Inc., a Fortune 33 company and the nation’s leading health benefits provider, serving nearly 40 million members—or one in eight Americans—through its affiliated health plans and over 73 million individuals across 27 states through Amerigroup, CareMore, Simply Healthcare, and its portfolio of health services subsidiaries.

    Mr. Swedish joined Anthem in March 2013 and quickly set forth the company’s vision to be America’s valued health partner. A visionary leader with an ongoing commitment to health care innovation and collaboration, Mr. Swedish is dedicated to transforming America’s health care system by revolutionizing relationships with providers and expanding access to high quality, affordable health care for consumers. During his tenure, Mr. Swedish has reinvigorated the company’s culture, centered around meeting the unique needs of its increasingly diverse members and communities, and mobilized Anthem’s 52,000 associates around four strategic pillars—provider collaboration, managing total cost of care, consumer centricity, and quality.

    Since Mr. Swedish joined the company, Anthem’s membership has grown by four million, or 11 percent, to nearly 40 million, the average share price has doubled, and operating revenue has increased 30 percent to more than $83 billion. Continuing to evolve Anthem’s strategy to position the company for long-term success, Mr. Swedish oversaw the completion of the Simply Healthcare acquisition in February 2015 to serve Medicaid and Medicare members in Florida, and is leading Anthem’s efforts to acquire Cigna Corporation, the largest transaction in the history of the sector, aimed at expanding access to high quality, affordable care for health care consumers in all fifty states. Mr. Swedish has more than 44 years of health care leadership experience, including over 25 years as CEO for several major health systems, most recently as president and CEO of Trinity Health, an 18-state integrated health care delivery system, and previously held CEO and senior leadership positions with Centura Health and Hospital Corporation of America. Mr. Swedish is a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year – Rocky Mountain Region award, regarded as one of the most prestigious business award programs in the country, and was one of five health care leaders named to Crain Communications Top 100 Innovators list in 2016. Mr. Swedish has also been recognized as one of Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare for the previous 11 years, being named in the top 20 of the health sector’s most senior-level executives, high-level government administrators, elected officials, academics, and thought-leaders for four consecutive years. In January 2017, Mr. Swedish assumed the role of Chairman of the Board of AHIP, the national trade association representing nearly 1300 member companies providing health insurance coverage to more than 200 million Americans.

    Mr. Swedish received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and his master’s degree in health administration from Duke University.

  • Michael Rowen

    John Tiscornia

    Managing Director , Huron

    Throughout his career, John has been involved in the financial, business strategy and regulatory challenges of the healthcare industry. His expertise covers governance issues and board development, management interface between CEOs and boards, performance assessments, and implementing improvement plans for healthcare providers. John also has experience in performance improvement, conversion to non-profit organizations, strategic planning, consolidations, mergers and collaborations, and issues as they relate to healthcare.

  • Michael Rowen

    Susan Turney

    CEO , Marshfield Clinic

    Dr. Susan Turney is Marshfield Clinic Health System CEO, with entities providing clinical and hospital care, research, education, health care technology and health insurance.

    Dr. Turney is a national thought leader in strategic planning, executive management and external relations; national speaker on the business of health care; and member, Modern Healthcare CEO Power Panel.

    She was President/CEO, Medical Group Management Association, CEO/Executive Vice President, Wisconsin Medical Society, internal medicine physician, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, Wisconsin; and is a Fellow, American College of Medical Practice Executives.

    She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health; completed an internal medicine residency at Marshfield Clinic/Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield, and master’s degree in administrative medicine, UW-Madison.

  • Michael Rowen

    Andrew Waldeck

    Senior Partner , Innosight

    Andy Waldeck is a Senior Partner at Innosight, where he leads the healthcare practice. Over the past ten years at Innosight, Andy has advised senior leaders at companies such as Aetna, Baxter, Covidien (now part of Medtronic), and Walgreens. He has extensive experience across the healthcare industry including, payers, providers, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, pharmacy and health information technology.

    At Innosight, Andy’s work focuses on helping clients to develop long-term growth strategies, manage enterprise transformation, build enduring growth and innovation capabilities and design new disruptive growth businesses. In addition to his work leading the healthcare practice, Andy also has worked with other Fortune 500 companies across the media, financial services and consumer industries.

    Andy is a frequent speaker and author on topics of healthcare transformation, disruption and long-term growth. He is the co-author most recently of the Harvard Business Review articles Knowing When to Reinvent and The New M&A Playbook.

    Andy’s experience with growth and innovation stems from his past work with early-stage growth companies as both an investment banker and venture capitalist. Prior to joining Innosight, Andy was a Managing Director at the investment bank C.E. Unterberg, Towbin, where he completed 50 financial and strategic transactions totaling over $5B in transaction value. Most recently, Andy was a Vice President at GrandBanks Capital, an early stage IT-focused venture capital fund.

  • Ray Thompson

    Curt B. Whelan

    Managing Director , Huron Healthcare

    Curt Whelan leads the Integrated solution and Sales and Marketing division for Huron Healthcare. He brings more than 20 years of experience managing comprehensive healthcare consulting and performance improvement engagements. His expertise includes integrating and translating market-based demand analysis, physician alignment, operations benchmarking, financial planning, and technology trends into actionable plans. His extensive knowledge of emerging healthcare delivery models, coupled with his functional approach to project management and planning, provides the required expertise to build consensus organizationally and with governance to implement strategic and cost repositioning plans. 

  • Ray Thompson

    Michael Wiechart

    President and COO , TeamHealth

    Mr. Wiechart is the President and COO of TeamHealth. He previously served as President and COO of RCCH and President and CEO of Capella Healthcare. He is also a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Prior to joining Capella, Mr. Wiechart was a founding member of LifePoint. As Senior Vice President & Group President for LifePoint, he led two operating divisions with 24 hospitals. He earlier served as Vice President of Operations for Province Healthcare and as hospital CFO at various HCA hospitals before named CFO for the Chattanooga Market and then the Cumberland Division. Mr. Wiechart is a graduate of the Nashville Health Care Council’s 2014 Fellows Class. He serves on the Board of Governors and the Rural Hospital Committee for the Federation of American Hospitals. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Kentucky and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive). His civic activities have included serving on the Boards for Big Brother Big Sister organizations and volunteering with the United Way. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors for the United Way of Williamson County.

* CEO Forum Cabinet Member

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