2008 AHA Membership Meeting

Schedule of Events



All events will take place at the Hilton Washington Hotel unless otherwise noted.

                             S A T U R D A Y    A P R I L 5
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

STATE AUXILIAN PRESIDENTS WELCOME RECEPTION
(by invitation only)

 

 S U N D A Y     A P R I L  6

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION

8:00 a.m.

LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
Sponsored by the Catholic Health Association of the U.S.(breakfast to follow)

8:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

STATE AUXILIARY PRESIDENTS MEETING
(by invitation only)

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS  

11:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

PAC APPRECIATION EVENT
(by invitation only)  

 Chris Matthews
In recognition of their support, all eligible PAC members are invited to attend a special luncheon with CHRIS MATTHEWS, host of MSNBC’s Hardball and the  syndicated Chris Matthews Show.  A separate invitation will be sent to Capitol Club, Chairman’s Circle and Ben Franklin Club members.  If you are interested in joining AHAPAC, contact the AHA’s Mark Seklecki at (202) 626-2341.
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVES (ACHE)
Executive Briefing on Health Law

 Sarah Fontenot
Designed for senior health care leaders, this fast-paced briefing will cover the legal and regulatory issues that directly impact an organization's operational well-being. Drawing upon recent statutes and case law, SARAH FONTENOT, a lawyer, nurse and educator on the faculty at Trinity University's Department of Health Administration, will provide the latest information on corporate compliance, including avoiding conflicts of interest and anti-trust violations, physician credentialing and employment law.  In addition, the legal implications of clinical quality and patient safety will be discussed.  The program will conclude with a discussion of how industry, political and regulatory issues interrelate.

Participants will receive 1.5 Category I (ACHE education) credits for this session.  Register for the AHA Annual Membership Meeting and this ACHE session using the registration form.

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  TRUSTEE EDUCATIONAL SESSION I
Success in Succession Management:
Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders

 V. Jame Fiorenzo  
 V. James Fiorenzo      Debra Walker
In order to prepare the organization for the future, Hamot Health Foundation proactively launched a plan to identify and accelerate leadership talent from within the organization.  In this sessionV. JAMES FIORENZO, executive vice president of Human Resources & chief operating officer, Hamot Health Foundation, in Erie, PA, and DEBRA D. WALKER, vice president of Health Care Practice, Development Dimensions International, in Pittsburgh, PA, will share an approach for identifying and deploying high performers, leveraging the latest assessment technologies, predicting the roles where leaders will be most successful, and evaluating the effectiveness of the talent management strategy.  You will learn how to build leadership bench strength in your organization, to create a steady pipeline of high-potential leaders ready to step into important roles when needed, and gain insights into a leadership development program that drives successful organizational performance linked to business strategies.
Presented by the Center for Healthcare Governance
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

SPECIAL BRIEFING: SMALL/RURAL HOSPITALS
A special briefing for AHA small/rural members. Please indicate on the registration form if you will attend.
Underwritten by Siemens

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

SPECIAL BRIEFING: ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
A special briefing for AHA Associate Members on issues facing the hospital field.
(by invitation only)

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

SPECIAL BRIEFING for NEW MEMBERS/FIRST TIME ATTENDEES
A special briefing for new members and first-time annual meeting attendees. This meeting is open to all members; please indicate on the registration form if you will attend.

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

ANNUAL MEETING OPENING CEREMONY AND INVESTITURE OF CHAIRMAN, AHA BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 William D. Petasnick
The nation’s hospital and health care leaders gather to mark the investiture of  WILLIAM D. PETASNICK as 2008 Chairman of the AHA Board of Trustees. The AHA Board of Trustees and state association chairs are special guests.
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

RECEPTION HONORING CHAIRMAN, AHA BOARD OF TRUSTEES
(poolside, weather permitting)  

                                                       M O N D A Y   A P R I L 7

7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. REGISTRATION
7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

HOSPITAL AWARDS FOR VOLUNTEER EXCELLENCE
25TH ANNIVERSARY RECOGNITION BREAKFAST

Hospital volunteers and auxilians provide invaluable services to hospitals and make a positive difference in the lives of many—from patients and hospital staff to the community at large. Join AHA’s leadership, volunteers, auxilians and hospital executives from around the country at this special breakfast as they recognize 25 years of excellence in volunteer programs and the services they provide to their communities and health care organizations. Tickets for this event are $35 per person and can be purchased using the registration form.
7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. SECTION FOR METROPOLITAN HOSPITALS BREAKFAST MEETING

 Michael Duffy
Join metropolitan hospital executives and other health care providers for breakfast and a special presentation from Time magazine political correspondent MICHAEL DUFFY. Tickets for this event are $35 per person and can be purchased using the registration form.
Underwritten by CareTech Solutions

 

7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m

SECTION FOR SMALL OR RURAL HOSPITALS BREAKFAST MEETING

 Fred Grandy
Executives from small or rural hospitals and other interested health care professionals are invited for breakfast and an opportunity to hear from former U.S. Representative FRED GRANDY. Tickets for this event are $35 per person and can be purchased using
the registration form ($5 of each ticket price will help underwrite the Shirley Ann Munroe Leadership Award).
Underwritten by Siemens
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

FEDERAL FORUM OPENING PLENARY

During this opening session, join AHA President and CEO RICH UMBDENSTOCK and Executive Vice President RICK POLLACK for an outline of the AHA’s advocacy agenda and hear about the many legislative challenges hospitals may face. You also will celebrate the presentation of the AHA’s Distinguished Service Award and hear from Sen. RON WYDEN, D-OR and Acting CMS Administrator, KERRY WEEMS.
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. EXECUTIVE BRIEFINGS
Hospital leaders face many challenges in today’s health care environment. Attend one of these concurrent briefings hosted by a respected health care leader. These briefings are included in your registration fee; please indicate your choice of session on the registration form.
The Joint Commission: Past, Present and Future
 Mark Chassin, M.D.

The Joint Commission was formed to provide a clear set of standards by which hospitals should operate to ensure patients receive high-quality, safe care. Today it continues to
accredit hospitals and other health care organizations with the goal of improving the safety and quality of care provided to the public. Its new president, MARK CHASSIN, M.D. , is a distinguished physician and teacher, recognized quality expert, and savvy political leader from New York. Join Dr. Chassin as he discusses the future direction for The Joint Commission, its evolving role in quality and public policy, and its relationship with the hospitals it accredits.

Connecting for Care Revisited: What Hospitals are doing to
Improve Patient Care through Information Technology

 George Lynn
Hospitals and health systems are using information technology to support care transformation with outstanding results. In this session, you will hear updates on how health care organizations are changing work processes for the better with the help of electronic health records and other IT solutions. Join moderator GEORGE LYNN, president emeritus of New Jersey’s AtlantiCare, as GLENN STEELE JR., M.D., president and CEO of Pennsylvania’s Geisinger Health System; WILLIAM K. ATKINSON, PH.D., president and
CEO of WakeMed Health & Hospitals, in Raleigh, NC; and JONATHON B. PERLIN, M.D., chief medical officer and senior vice president of quality at HCA Healthcare in Nashville, TN, discuss their organizations’ ongoing efforts.
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.   TRUSTEE EDUCATIONAL SESSION II
The Board’s Role in Quality and Patient Safety:
Practical Tools, Tactics and Techniques
 James. E. Orlikoff

Hospital boards increasingly are being held accountable for quality and the safety of the patients in their care. Effectively addressing these concerns requires a greater understanding of the elements of quality care and patient safety, the development of the board’s quality literacy, and a clearer connection between the actions of leadership and organizational clinical excellence. In this session, JAMES E. ORLIKOFF, president of Orlikoff & Associates Inc. and a senior consultant for the Center for Healthcare Governance, will address the rationale for governance oversight of quality, and provide specific strategies and tools for improving governance performance in this critical area.
Presented by the Center for Healthcare Governance

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. STATE AUXILIAN PRESIDENTS NETWORKING SESSION AND ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
(by invitation only)
12:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

AHA RECOGNITION LUNCHEON

 Bob Dole
Join former Senate Majority Leader BOB DOLE and your colleagues to honor the recipients of the AHA’s leadership awards, including the 2008 Award of Honor, the Board of Trustees Award and the Justin Ford Kimball Innovators Award. You must be ticketed to attend this event. This lunch is included in your registration fee; please indicate on the registration form if you will attend.
12:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICERS NETWORK LUNCHEON (by invitation only)

Brit Hume 
Fox News anchor BRIT HUME joins government relations officers at this year’s luncheon.

2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

FEDERAL FORUM PLENARY 

Tow Brokaw   

Tom Brokaw

 Susan Dentzer

During this interactive session, former NBC Nightly News anchor TOM BROKAW will share his thoughts on health care and politics in a wide-ranging discussion with SUSAN DENTZER, health correspondent for PBS’s The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions. In addition, you will join your colleagues in honoring AHAPAC award winners.

Underwritten by Siemens Medical Solutions

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. BEN FRANKLIN CLUB RECEPTION
(by invitation only)
                                                  T U E S D A Y     A P R I L  8
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. REGISTRATION
7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. AMERICAN COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVES BREAKFAST MEETING
 David A. Rubenstein, FACHE
Join colleagues and hear the latest news about ACHE from its chairman, Brigadier General DAVID A. RUBENSTEIN, FACHE. Tickets for the breakfast event are $35 per person and can be purchased using the registration form.
7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. TRUSTEE LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST
 Amy Walter
In a fast-changing health care environment, trustees are called upon to provide grassroots advocacy leadership and direction for hospitals and communities. Join AHA’s Committee on Governance and other trustee leaders from across the country to hear AMY WALTER, a top political forecaster and editor in chief of The Hotline, on the critical 2008 elections. Tickets for this special educational event are $35 per person and can be purchased using the registration form.
7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. GRASSROOTS CHAMPIONS APPRECIATION BREAKFAST
(by invitation only)
Grassroots advocacy is key to ensuring that the concerns of hospitals and their patients are heard by lawmakers in state capitals and Washington, DC. Join your colleagues in honoring grassroots champions who have been recognized by their state hospital associations for outstanding accomplishments in grassroots advocacy.
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. FEDERAL FORUM CLOSING PLENARY
 Newt Gingrich
This important session features dynamic speakers, including former Speaker of the House NEWT GINGRICH, who will share his insights on the 2008 federal elections. You also will recognize the winner of the 2007 Foster G. McGaw Prize for excellence in community service and hear from Reps. STENY HOYER, D-MD, and DAVE CAMP, R-MI.
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. EXECUTIVE BRIEFINGS
Hospital leaders face many challenges in today’s health care environment. Attend one of these concurrent briefings hosted by a respected health care leader. These briefings
are included in your registration fee; please indicate your choice of session on the registration form.
Are They Sustainable?: The Future of Medicare and Medicaid  
 David Walker
As the investigative arm of Congress, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) aims to “improve the performance and assure the accountability of the federal government for the benefit of the American people.” Recent GAO reports have predicted that the aging wave of Baby Boomers will threaten the future of the Medicare and Medicaid programs if drastic changes are not made soon. Join DAVID WALKER, Comptroller General of the United States, as he discusses the sustainability of the American health care system in the face of changing demographics.

The 2008 Election: The Potential Impact on Health Care
and Reform Efforts

Bill McInturff   Mellman
Join BILL McINTURFF, co-founder of Public Opinion Strategies, a top Republican polling firm, and MARK MELLMAN, CEO of The Mellman Group, a leading Democratic polling and consulting firm, as they discuss the upcoming 2008 national elections and the mood of the electorate, particularly as it relates to health care. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. EXECUTIVE BRIEFING for HEALTH SYSTEM LEADERS
(by invitation only)   
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. TRUSTEE EDUCATIONAL SESSION III
The Gremlins of Governance: What Keeps Me Awake at Night
 
In Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Non-profit Boards, Professor RICHARD CHAIT of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, a long-time student of non-profit boards, offered a new way to think about non-profit governance, and a new way to think while governing. He examined in principle and in practice, the concept of governance as leadership, where trustees and senior executives work together in three different but related modes: fiduciary, strategic and generative. In this session, Chait offers an update on his thinking about governance and discusses several dilemmas and trends that can lead to restless nights for people concerned about the health and future of trusteeship.
Presented by the Center for Healthcare Governance
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 25th ANNIVERSARY ROGER G. LARSON MEMORIAL LECTURE AND LUNCHEON
 
Join noted presidential historian MICHAEL BESCHLOSS for the 2008 Roger G. Larson Memorial Lecture and Luncheon. This 25th anniversary lecture and luncheon, hosted by the Governing Council of the AHA’s Section for Health Care Systems, honors a leader and innovator in health care system management. This event strives to advance the development of system management and encourage innovation and leadership through thought-provoking presentations from system leaders on the front lines, as well as opinion leaders from the broader health care field. Please join us as we celebrate 25 years of excellence! Tickets for this event are $35 per person and can be purchased using the registration form.
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. FOSTER G. McGAW PRIZE LUNCHEON
(by invitation only)

The luncheon, hosted by The Baxter International Foundation and the Cardinal Health Foundation, honors the 2007 Foster G. McGaw Prize winner and finalists. The Foster G. McGaw Prize recognizes excellence in community service and is jointly sponsored by the AHA, The Baxter International Foundation and the Cardinal Health Foundation.

2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Health for Life: Stepping Toward Reform

Attend this interactive session to hear the latest about Health for Life, the AHA’s framework for creating meaningful, lasting change in American health and health care, share your point of view and get answers to your questions.

2:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. STATE CAUCUSES

W E D N E S D A Y   A P R I L 9

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m  STATE DELEGATION CAPITOL HILL VISITS

 

 

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