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Healthcare Leadership Summit


April 27, 2021

10:00 am – 10:05 am ET


10:05 am – 10:50 am ET

Leadership Matters: How to Build a Resilient Healthcare Organization that Can Thrive Post-Pandemic

Covid hit health systems hard across the nation—but nowhere did it hit harder than New York. Michael Dowling, president and CEO of Northwell Health, the largest health system in the New York Metropolitan area and New York State’s largest private employer, will share his learnings from an impossible year—and his strategy for what comes next. From solving talent shortages to building the tech-driven, consumer-focused organization of the future, Dowling’s insights into the interplay of medicine, technology, caring and leadership are essential for the road ahead.

Keynote Speaker:

  • Michael Dowling, President and CEO, Northwell Health; Author, Leading Through a Pandemic and Health Care Reboot

10:50 am – 11:00 am ET


11:00 am – 11:45 am ET

The Great Consolidation: A Playbook for Success

Even before Covid-19, health systems were on the verge of rapid consolidation, driven by significant regulatory changes, technological innovations, financial pressures and market dynamics. The financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic are expected to drive more consolidation between and among hospitals and physician practices. So how do you lead consolidation, and how do you win?  

Based on decades of experience advising major healthcare systems and suppliers including New York Presbyterian Hospital, Lahey Clinic, and Cardinal Health, as well as scores of hospital CEOs, CFOs and other executives, MIT senior lecturer Jonathan Byrnes will provide a growth-minded playbook to help you achieve efficiencies—and innovation— for smarter, scalable, back-office and customer-facing systems that create real savings and strategic advantage. 

Featured Speaker:

  • Jonathan Byrnes, Senior Lecturer, MIT; Author, Islands of Profit in a Sea of Red Ink and How to Compete Against the Digital Giants

11:45 am – 12:00 pm ET

Break and Move to Roundtables

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET

Concurrent Roundtables

Attendees will gather in small groups to discuss critical topics with their peers.

Boards and management teams must work together to effectively recover and reinvent their institutions. What’s required is a tall order: recognize, retain and reward a beleaguered workforce while simultaneously accelerating business transformation via the “triple aim.” We will discuss linking pay with redefined performance goals while focusing on improving holistic organizational health. Together, these approaches can shift the balance between “managing” and “leading,” allowing healthcare systems to emerge stronger from this time of crisis.

  • Celeste Coruzzi, Managing Director, Pearl Meyer
  • Steve Sullivan, Managing Director, Pearl Meyer

This roundtable is geared towards healthcare business owners contemplating a sale. Join your peers to discuss the pros and cons of selling to a private equity firm or to a health system. The discussion will touch on deal structure and valuation, process and transition, and life after the transaction/legacy.


  • Matthew Bodenstedt, Managing Director, EdgePoint Capital Advisors

1:00 pm – 1:10 pm ET


1:10 pm – 1:40 pm ET

Regulations, Reimbursements and the Hospital Model of the Future

President Biden set out an ambitious health care agenda during his campaign. With Democrats holding a bare majority of Congress, what’s ahead for healthcare regulation? What are the implications of expanded Affordable Care Act premiums? What role will Medicaid play in the Biden administration’s healthcare policy? How should healthcare providers be preparing for value-based care and pricing transparency reform? We’ll break down the regulatory issues and imperatives facing the health care industry to help you think through the strategic implications.

Featured Speaker:

  • Avik Roy, President, Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity

1:40 pm – 1:45 pm ET


1:45 pm – 2:15 pm ET

Telehealth and the Evolving Healthcare Ecosystem

Covid-19 has been a major catalyst for virtual health adoption, and the entire healthcare system is now seeing the benefits of virtual health. But it also exposed weakness in lack of integration throughout the healthcare system. What will it take for telehealth to reach its fullest potential? How can healthcare providers improve usability, privacy and security? How do we prevent certain populations from being left behind in the digital divide? What type of long-term policy and regulatory reform is needed to make telehealth sustainable going forward?

David Sides leads the global commercial, technology and operations teams at Teladoc Health. His insights will help you build a sustainable and comprehensive telehealth program that marries your digital-physical locations to deliver seamless, sustainable services that empower high-quality, whole person care and a more efficient healthcare experience.

Keynote Speaker:

  • David Sides, Chief Operating Officer, Teladoc

2:15 pm – 2:20 pm ET


2:20 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Five Critical Factors Healthcare Leaders Need for Analytics Success

Healthcare organizations have transitioned to widespread use of digital data over the last few years. Unfortunately, many have struggled to tap into the power of this data to produce forward-looking analytical insights. Implementing a successful analytics initiative that produces better patient outcomes and potentially reduces healthcare costs involves more than some electronic health data and a robust computer. There are other continuums that are frequently ignored as well as not understanding the role of leadership in the implementation and utilization of analytics. In this session, leaders will learn the implementation model, recognized by Gartner, critical to analytics success, as well as the importance of leadership in setting the vision and charting the course to achieving the most value from their analytics program.

Featured Speaker:

  • Bryan Bennett, Executive Director and Founder, Healthcare Center of Excellence

3:00 pm ET

Event Concludes


Join fellow hospital and healthcare services CEOs, CFOs and Board Members for a critical conversation on leadership and the future of the industry.

Strategic Planning Workshop

1:00 - 5:00 pm

Over 70% of Executives Surveyed Agree: Many Strategic Planning Efforts Lack Systematic Approach Tips for Enhancing Your Strategic Planning Process

Executives expressed frustration with their current strategic planning process. Issues include:

  1. Lack of systematic approach (70%)
  2. Laundry lists without prioritization (68%)
  3. Decisions based on personalities rather than facts and information (65%)


Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison have put together an afternoon workshop that will provide the tools you need to address these concerns.  They have worked with hundreds of executives to develop a systematic approach that will enable your team to make better decisions during strategic planning.  Steve and Denise will walk you through exercises for prioritizing your lists and steps that will reset and reinvigorate your process.  This will be a hands-on workshop that will enable you to think about your business as you use the tools that are being presented.  If you are ready for a Strategic Planning tune-up, select this workshop in your registration form.  The additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

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Women in Leadership Seminar and Peer Discussion

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Female leaders face the same issues all leaders do, but they often face additional challenges too. In this peer session, we will facilitate a discussion of best practices and how to overcome common barriers to help women leaders be more effective within and outside their organizations. 

Limited space available.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $495 will be added to your total.

Golf Outing

10:30 - 5:00 pm
General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course
Sponsored by UBS

General’s Retreat, built in 1986 with architect Gary Roger Baird, has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Nashville” and is a “must play” when visiting the Nashville, Tennessee area. With the beautiful setting along the Cumberland River, golfers of all capabilities will thoroughly enjoy the golf, scenery and hospitality.

The golf outing fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch. The bus will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for a noon shotgun start and return to the hotel after the cocktail reception following the completion of the round.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $295 will be added to your total.