Schedule of Events

2012 AHA Annual Meeting Membership Meeting


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

S A T U R D A Y   MAY 5

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

STATE AUXILIAN PRESIDENTS WELCOME RECEPTION
(by invitation only)

S U N D A Y    M A Y  6

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

REGISTRATION

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 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 AUXILIAN PRESIDENTS MEETING
(by invitation only)

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

COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS

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

PAC APPRECIATION EVENT
(by invitation only)

Myers Photo
In recognition of their support, all eligible AHAPAC members are invited to attend a special luncheon featuring former White House Press Secretary and political commentator DEE DEE MYERS.  A separate invitation will be sent to Capitol Club, Chairman's Circle and Ben Franklin Club members.  For more information on AHAPAC, contact the AHA's Shari Dexter at (202) 626-2338.    
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVES (ACHE)
Practical Models for Successful Physician Integration and Employment

Zismer PhotoHealth care reform initiatives, increased competition and the financial realities of bundled payment have intensified the need for stronger physician alignment strategies.  Organizations with the more mature and successful models of physician employment are utilizing approaches that provide long-term benefits and connect the interests of both parties. Join DANIEL K. ZISMER, chair and director of the Master of Healthcare Administration program at the University of Minnesota, for a realistic discussion surrounding the operational challenges of physician integration and employment. Drawing on outcomes from hospitals and multi-specialty group practices, participants will gain an appreciation for the pathways that have led to long-term, win-win relationships. This workshop will reveal the strategies behind these successful models and how to translate them to your setting. 

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

How Does Your Board Stack Up? The State of Governance with Insights from the 2011 American Hospital Association Governance Survey      

Combes Photo  Bader Photo

 John R. Combes,  M.D.

Barry S. Bader

The Center for Healthcare Governance and the Health Research & Educational Trust, with the support of the AHA and Health Forum, have analyzed the results of the 2011 AHA Governance Survey.  The survey, which was sent to all community hospital CEOs and board chairs, represents more than 1,500 respondents.  In this workshop, Center for Healthcare Governance President and COO JOHN R. COMBES, M.D., and BARRY S. BADER of Bader and Associates will walk participants through how their board and governance practices compare to those of their peers in such critical areas as board member selection, assessment, competencies and culture, and discuss the implications of the data for board performance in the emerging post-reform environment. 

Presented by the Center for Healthcare Governance

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Special Briefing:  Small/Rural Members
A briefing on the most important issues affecting AHA small/rural hospitals.  This session is open to all members; please indicate on the registration form if you will attend.

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Special Briefing:  Associate Members
(by invitation only)
A briefing for AHA Associate Members on issues facing the hospital field; please indicate on the registration form if you will attend.

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Special Briefing for New Members/First-time Attendees
A 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.

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE
CEOs, executives, trustees and other interested health care professionals are invited to join us for a briefing on AHA's diversity initiatives.
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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

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The nation's hospital and health care leaders gather to mark the investiture of TERI G. FONTENOT, president and CEO of Woman's Hospital, Baton Rouge, LA, as 2012 Chair 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

M O N D A Y  M A Y  7

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

HOSPITAL AWARDS FOR VOLUNTEER EXCELLENCE 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 excellence in volunteer programs and the services they provide to their communities and health care organizations.  Tickets for this event are $38 per person and can be purchased using the registration form.
7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. SECTIONS FOR METROPOLITAN AND SMALL/RURAL HOSPITALS BREAKFAST MEETING
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Join your colleagues for breakfast and a special presentation from Fox News Senior White House Correspondent ED HENRY. Tickets for this event are $38 per person and can be purchased using the registration form. Please note, $5 from every purchased ticket goes to benefit the AHA Shirley Ann Munroe Leadership Award
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. FEDERAL FORUM OPENING PLENARY

Join AHA President and CEO RICH UMBDENSTOCK and Executive Vice President RICK POLLACK during this opening session as they outline the AHA's advocacy agenda and discuss the many legislative challenges hospitals may face.  We also will honor the recipient of the AHA's 2012 Distinguished Service Award and hear from a speaker line-up that includes Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Acting Administrator MARILYN TAVENNER, former Senate Majority Leader TRENT LOTT (R-MS), and REP. CHRIS VAN HOLLEN (D-MD),
 Umbdenstock Photo  Pollack Photo   Acting CMS Administrator, Marilyn Tavverner   Trent Lott Photo  Chris Van Hollen Photo 
 Rich
Umbdenstock
Rick Pollack
Marilyn Tavenner
Acting CMS
Administrator
Senator
Trent Lott

Representative
Chris Van Hollen

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Executive Briefings:
Attend one of these concurrent briefings on challenges and opportunities facing the hospital field.  These briefings, hosted by a respected health care leader, are included in your registration fee; please indicate your choice of session on the registration form.

The Return on Investment for Health IT Spending:  Lessons Learned 
While there are many benefits to investing in electronic health records, hospital leaders are still challenged by the loss in productivity, clinician resistance, vendor costs and the ever-growing complexity that can result when hospitals and health systems implement new health IT systems.  Join DANIEL L. GROSS, executive vice president of Sharp Healthcare in San Diego, as he leads a discussion of hospitals' efforts to capture the financial, clinical, productivity and quality and patient safety "returns" on investment from health IT spending featuring PAUL BROWNE, senior vice president, integration services, Trinity Health, Novi, MI, and MARGARET (PEGGY) NALEPPA, CEO, Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, MD.

Daniel Gross Photo   Peggy Naleppa Photo Paul Browne Photo

Daniel L. Gross

Margaret Naleppa

  Paul Browne

Reining in Costs by Improving Quality and Patient Satisfaction
Controlling costs through rooting out inefficiencies and variation has been job one for many hospital leaders.   At the same time, executives are driving quality and patient care improvements to respond to changing payment systems and market dynamics.  Join MARY STARMANN-HARRISON, president and CEO of Hospital Sisters Health System in Springfield, IL, as she leads a discussion of how hospitals are adapting to become more efficient and responsive to patient preferences featuring SALLYE LINER, chief clinical officer, Novant Health, Winston-Salem, NC; GARY A. MEYER, president and CEO, Schneck Medical Center, Seymour, IN; and NANCY SCHLICHTING,
president and CEO, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit.

 MARY STARMANN-HARRISON   Sallye Liner Photo   Gary A. Meyer  Mary Schlichting Photo 

Mary Starmann-
Harrison

Sallye Liner

Gary A, Meyer

Nancy Schlichting

Teri Fontenot PHotos 
    Teri Fontenot
Care Coordination for Medicare-Medicaid Dual Eligibles and Other Vulnerable Populations
One of the key policy issues being debated is better care coordination for the more than 9 million Americans enrolled in both the Medicare and Medicaid programs, commonly known as "duals."  Join AHA Chair TERI G. FONTENOT, president and CEO of Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA, as she leads a discussion on how hospitals can better address care coordination and reviews the AHA Committee on Research's recent report, Caring for Vulnerable Populations featuring MELANIE BELLA, director, Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; ANNE MEARA, associate vice president for network care management, Montefiore Medical Center, New York; and LOIS SIMON, chief operating officer, Commonwealth Care Alliance, Boston.
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.   TRUSTEE EDUCATIONAL SESSION II
Effective Leadership in Times of Transformative Change
Orlikoff Photo 

Health reform, economic challenges, payment reductions, government regulation and sanctions, clinical transformation - the challenges, risks, and tasks facing governance of hospitals and health care systems are monumental and difficult to overstate.  To survive in this environment, organizations must transform their delivery system to provide value, quality and safe care; they must eliminate waste and inefficiency; they must break-even or better at new Medicare reimbursement rates; and they must leverage clinical integration to do this.  How to do this is unclear but what is certain is that leaders must work very differently to transform their organizations.  In this presentation, JAMES E. ORLIKOFF, president, Orlikoff & Associates, Inc., will outline approaches to this type of transformative leadership and will provide examples of organizational transformation and the leadership that achieved it.

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

 Kennedy Photo
Join VICTORIA REGGIE KENNEDY, co-founder and president of the board of trustees of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United State Senate, and your colleagues to honor the recipients of the AHA's leadership awards, including the Award of Honor, the Board of Trustees Award and the Justin Ford Kimball Innovators Award.  This lunch is included in your registration fee; please indicate on the registration form if you will attend.  You must be ticketed to attend this event.

12:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICERS NETWORK LUNCHEON 
(by invitation only)

Allen PhotoPolitico's chief political correspondent, MIKE ALLEN, joins government relations officers at this year's luncheon.

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

FEDERAL FORUM PLENARY 

During this interactive session, moderator  FRANK SESNO will engage former Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush KARL ROVE and former White House Press Secretary ROBERT GIBBS. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions.  In addition, we will honor this year's AHAPAC award winners.

Sesno Photo Rove Photo Gibbs Photo
    Frank Sesno      Karl Rove   Robert Gibbs
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. BEN FRANKLIN CLUB RECEPTION
(by invitation only)
Take part in a unique reception honoring Ben Franklin Club members and network with colleagues during this lively and colorful event!  The Ben Franklin Club honors those who contribute $1,000 or more to either AHAPAC or their state association PAC.  For more information on AHAPAC, please contact the AHA's Shari Dexter at (202) 626-2338.  
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. TRUSTEE LEADERSHIP NETWORK RECEPTION
(by invitation only)

T U E S D A Y  MAY  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
Capozzalo PhotoJoin colleagues and hear the latest news about ACHE from its chair, GAYLE L. CAPOZZALO, FACHE, executive vice president, strategy and system development, Yale New Haven Health System in New Haven, CT.  Tickets for this breakfast are $38 per person and can be purchased using the registration form.
7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. TRUSTEE LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST: National Political Update
Shields PhotoIn a fast-changing health care environment, trustees are called upon to provide grassroots advocacy leadership and direction for their hospitals and communities.  Join AHA's Committee on Governance and other trustee leaders to hear from political analyst MARK SHIELDS. Tickets for this breakfast are $38 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)
Dean Photo Gillespie Photo
   Howard Dean,
              M.D.
     Ed Gillespie
Grassroots advocacy is key to ensuring that the concerns of hospitals and their patients are heard by lawmakers in state capitals and in Washington, D.C.  Join HOWARD DEAN, M.D., former governor of Vermont and chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and political strategist ED GILLESPIE, and 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

This important session features dynamic speakers, including SEN. JOHN CORNYN (R-TX), REP. DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ (D-FL) and former Arkansas governor and Fox News host MIKE HUCKABEE. We also will recognize the winner of the 2011 Foster G. McGaw Prize for excellence in community service.

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Representative
Debbie Wasserman  Schultz
Senator
John Cornyn

 Mike Huckabee


10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Executive Briefings: 
Attend one of these concurrent briefings on challenges and opportunities facing the hospital field.  These briefings, hosted by a respected health care leader, are included in your registration fee; please indicate your choice of session on the registration form.

McInturff Photo
    Bill McInturff
The 2012 Elections: Major Change or Status Quo?
The 2012 Elections will be pivotal on many fronts.  Will President Obama be re-elected?  Will the U.S. House of Representatives or the U.S. Senate see a radical change in their members?  Or will the status quo prevail? Join Republican pollster BILL McINTURFF, partner and co-founder of Public Opinion Strategies, and Democratic pollster PETER HART, chairman of Hart Research Associates, as they discuss their joint polling conducted throughout the election cycle for NBC News and the Wall Street Journal.

Hospital Partnerships with Insurers: Collision Course or Collaboration?  
For some time, providers and insurers have been adversaries across the contract negotiating table.  The new demands of today's environment are leading some providers and insurers to reassess that historic relationship and they have begun working together on a variety of fronts-especially on quality and care delivery improvements.  Join JAMES HINTON, president and CEO of Presbyterian Healthcare Services in Albuquerque, NM, as he leads a panel of hospital leaders who will describe emerging local relationships and share their experiences in overcoming distrust to develop mutually beneficial partnerships with insurers featuring MARK EUSTIS, president and CEO, Fairview Health Services, Minneapolis, and JIM SKOGSBERGH, president and CEO, Advocate Health Care, Oak Brook, IL.

James Hinton Photo Mark Eustis Photos  Jim Skogsbergh Photo

James Hinton

Mark Eustis

 Jim Skogsbergh

 

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
Practical Steps for Transforming Your Governance: New Benchmarks to Take Your Board to the Next Level of Performance

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  Douglas Brown    Larry Prybil
Health care is changing dramatically, and hospitals must think and work smarter and more efficiently to deliver greater value to patients.  This must start with governing boards as the tone is set from the top of organizations.  In this session, DOUGLAS BROWN, senior vice president and General Counsel, UMass Memorial Health Care, in Worcester, MA, and LARRY PRYBIL, FACHE, professor and associate dean, University of Kentucky, Lexington, will focus on seven specific benchmarks of great governance recently developed by a panel of national governance experts sponsored by the Alliance for Advancing Nonprofit Healthcare.  These benchmarks, based on research demonstrating a growing link between highly effective governance and the success of an organization, are designed to identify specific, practical steps that governing boards can employ immediately to best transform their governance.

Presented by the AHA's Center for Healthcare Governance

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ROGER G. LARSON MEMORIAL LECTURE LUNCHEON
Stuart Altmas Photo This event, hosted by the AHA Section for Health Care Systems Governing Council, recognizes outstanding achievements and encourages innovation and leadership through thought-provoking presentations from health care system executives and nationally recognized opinion leaders. Join economist and health policy expert STUART H. ALTMAN, Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy at Heller Graduate School for Social Policy & Management, Brandeis University, as he presents this year's lecture. Tickets for this event are $38 per person and can be purchased using the registration form.
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
THE FOSTER G. MCGAW PRIZE LUNCHEON
(by invitation only)
This luncheon, hosted by The Baxter International Foundation, honors the 2011 Foster G. McGaw Prize winner and finalists.  The Foster G. McGaw Prize recognizes excellence in community service and is jointly sponsored by the Baxter International Foundation, the AHA and Health Research & Educational Trust.
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. AHA LEADERSHIP OPEN FORUM

During this highly interactive session, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their views with AHA leaders, including AHA President and CEO RICH UMBDENSTOCK, Chair TERI G. FONTENOT, Chairman-elect BENJAMIN K. CHU, M.D., and Immediate Past Chairman JOHN W. BLUFORD.

UmbdenstockPhoto    Fontenot Photo    Chu Photo    Bludford Photo 

Rich Umbdenstock

Teri G. Fontenot

Benjamin K. Chu,
M.D.

John W. Bluford

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. State Caucuses

W E D N E S D A Y      M A Y 9   

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m State Delegation Capitol Hill Visits

 

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