Schedule of Events

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

 

 

 

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3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

STATE AUXILIAN PRESIDENTS WELCOME RECEPTION
(BY INVITATION ONLY)

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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 LEADERS 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)

Capitol Steps Photo 
 Capitol Steps

In recognition of their support, all eligible AHAPAC members are invited to attend a special luncheon featuring Washington's renowned musical satire group, the CAPITOL STEPS. 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)
The Health Care Executive's Role in Leading Patient Safety Initiatives

 

Yates Photo 
 Gary R. Yates. M.D.
Even with a heightened awareness and emerging automated systems, health care organizations struggle to drive down errors and keep their patients safe. The impact of the situation is magnified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' decision to withhold reimbursement for specific conditions acquired during a hospital stay. The solutions may lie in the approaches used by high reliability organizations -- both from within and outside of health care. Join GARY R. YATES, M.D., President of the Sentara Quality Care Network in Norfolk, Va., for a fact-filled presentation on the methods that hospitals can employ to improve the safety and reliability of their systems and create a more robust culture of safety.  Through a timely case study and group discussion, participants will embrace pathways to improve quality, patient care and financial viability.

Participants will receive 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits for this session. Register for the AHA Annual Meeting and this ACHE session using the registration form.

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  TRUSTEE EDUCATIONAL SESSION I

Quality, Safety, Inefficiency and Cost:  A Leadership Guide to Creating the Virtuous Cycle

Orlikoff Photo
 James E. Orlikoff

Effective board and leadership engagement in and oversight of quality and patient safety is critical not only to improving care and patient safety, but also to dealing with the challenging health care environment and creating a viable future. In this session, JAMES E. ORLIKOFF, president, Orlikoff & Associates, Inc., and senior consultant for the Center for Healthcare Governance, will examine the strategies and techniques to identify and escape the vicious cycle.

Presented by the AHA's Center for Healthcare Governance

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Special Briefing:  Small/Rural Members
A special federal update on the most important issues affecting 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:  Recovery Audit Contractors
A briefing on the AHA's efforts to improve the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Recovery Audit Contractor program. 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. 

Special Briefing: AHA Diversity Roundtable
A briefing for AHA members on diversity-related initiatives and resources produced by the AHA. 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

Chu Photo
Benjamin K. Chu, M.D.

The nation's hospital and health care leaders gather to mark the investiture of BENJAMIN K. CHU, M.D., president, Kaiser Permanente Southern California Region, and group president, Kaiser Permanente Southern California and Hawaii, as 2013 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

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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
Murphy Photo
 Mike Murphy

Join political consultant MIKE MURPHY, a Meet the Press commentator, TIME magazine columnist and master of campaign strategy and advertising, to hear how media trends will impact our political future. 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. The session will feature Rep. PETER ROSKAM (R-IL) and recently retired Senators, KENT CONRAD (D-ND) and OLYMPIA SNOWE (R-ME). Conrad, the former chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, and Snowe, former co-chair of the bipartisan Common Ground Coalition, will discuss the gridlock in Washington, how it impacted their decisions to retire and what it means for potential bipartisan solutions to our nation's fiscal problems. NBC News Capitol Hill Correspondent Kelly O'Donnell will moderate. We also will honor the recipient of the AHA's 2013 Distinguished Service Award.

 Umbdenstock Photo Pollack Photo Roskam Photo
 Rich
Umbdenstock
Rick Pollack
Rep.
Peter Roskam
(R-IL)
     
Pollack Photo Pollack Photo Pollack Photo
Olympia Snowe
Former U.S.
Senator (R-ME)
Kent Conrad
Former U.S.
Senator (D-ND)
Kelly O'Donnell
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.

Engaging Patients to Achieve the Triple Aim
Engaging patients and families in health care is essential in achieving the Triple Aim -improving the patient experience of care, improving the health of a population and reducing the per capita cost of health care. This sessions features: RAYMOND BAXTER, senior vice president, community benefit, research and health policy and president, Kaiser Permanente International; BEVERLY JOHNSON, president and CEO, Institute for Patient and Family Centered Care, Bethesda, Md.; and VICTORIA BAYLESS, president and CEO, Anne Arundel Health System, Annapolis, Md., and is moderated by AHA Chairman BENJAMIN K. CHU, M.D., president, Kaiser Permanente Southern California Region, and group president, Kaiser Permanente Southern California and Hawaii. Our guest CEOs will share best practices from hospitals and health systems in how they have effectively engaged patients and families at the point of care, in the hospital and in the community in striving to improve quality, service and efficiency.

Chu Photo     
Benjamin K. Chu,  
M.D.
 Raymond Baxter
 Beverly Johnson 
Victoria Bayless

How Hospitals and Health Systems are Partnering with Insurers
New payment and delivery models, such as accountable care organizations, have changed the nature of the relationship between hospitals and health systems and insurers, perhaps forever. In this session health care leaders from organizations that have engaged in new insurance models will share their insights on what led them to these decisions and what it takes to make these new relationships successful. This session is moderated by JAMES H. SKOGSBERGH, president and CEO of Chicago-based Advocate Health Care, and features PETER FINE, president and CEO of Phoenix-based Banner Health; KYLANNE GREEN, CEO, managed care services, Inova Health System, Falls Church, Va.; and MIKE PHELPS, chief administrative officer, Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia, Minn. 

SKOGSBERGH Photo
James H.
Skogsbergh
Peter Fine
Kylanne Green
Mike Phelps

 
  
  

Surviving Sandy: Hospitals Making the Best Out of a Terrible Situation
Hospitals plan and regularly drill for emergencies. But what happens when a disaster strikes that defies the planning models? This session, moderated by ALAN D. AVILES, president of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, and featuring ARTHUR GIANELLI, president and CEO, NuHealth System, East Meadow, N.Y.; and JOHN LLOYD, president, Meridian Health, Neptune, N.J.
will share insights on what went right, what went wrong and how to prepare for the next potential disaster.

Aviles
 Alan D. Aviles
 Aurthur Gianelli
 John Lloyd 

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.   TRUSTEE EDUCATIONAL SESSION II
Blue Ribbon Panel Report:  Governance Practices in an Era of Health Care Transformation
Combes Photo de Filippi Photo
 John R. Combes,
M.D.
 Rick de Filippi

In this session, Center for Healthcare Governance President and COO JOHN R. COMBES, M.D., and former AHA Chairman RICK de FILIPPI, a trustee of the Cambridge (Mass.) Health Alliance Foundation, will share the findings from interviews with board members, executives and clinical leaders, and analysis by an expert panel of how boards are evolving to guide their organizations through the profound changes now under way. Learn what the study identified as the most important contributions boards can make to help their organizations prepare for significant changes, as well as the conversations boards have not yet had that would move their organization's strategic plan forward.

Presented by the AHA's 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

Woodruff Photo
 Bob Woodruff

While reporting on U.S. and Iraqi security forces, ABC News award-winning reporter BOB WOODRUFF was seriously injured by a roadside bomb. His public recovery and continued reporting from around the globe have made him one of America's most trusted newsmen. Hear his story at this luncheon honoring 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. You must register to attend this free event. 

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

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICERS NETWORK LUNCHEON 
(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Halperin Photo   Heilemann
     Mark Halperin
   John Heilemann

Hear veteran journalists and frequent TV political analysts MARK HALPERIN and JOHN HEILEMANN preview their sequel to Game Change, their best-selling book and award-winning HBO movie. The yet-to-be titled book details the 2012 Obama-Romney presidential campaign.

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

FEDERAL FORUM PLENARY 

Woodward Photo Sesno Photo
 Bob Woodward 
Frank Sesno

During this interactive session, renowned journalist and best-selling author BOB WOODWARD will share highlights of his recent book detailing Washington's closed door efforts to deal with the debt crisis. This candid session, moderated by FRANK SESNO, director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University, will feature questions from the audience covering everything from Watergate to the attacks of Sept. 11 to the Obama White House. In addition, we will honor this year's AHAPAC award winners.

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. BEN FRANKLIN CLUB RECEPTION
(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Ben Franklin Club members will be recognized 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)

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7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. REGISTRATION
7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. AMERICAN COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVES BREAKFAST MEETING
Smalley Photo 
Diana L. Smalley,
FACHE

Join colleagues and hear the latest news about ACHE from its chair, DIANA L. SMALLEY, FACHE, regional president, Oklahoma communities, Mercy, in Oklahoma City. 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
Parker photo 
 Kathleen Parker

Join AHA's Committee on Governance and other trustee leaders to hear Pulitzer Prize-winning, nationally syndicated columnist KATHLEEN PARKER for a commonsense breakdown of the current political landscape. 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)
Rendell Photo Pawlenty Photos
       Ed Rendell
   Tim Pawlenty

Join Democratic strategist and former Pennsylvania governor ED RENDELL and CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable, TIM PAWLENTY, for a candid take from two memorable personalities on the state of politics and what to expect from both sides of the aisle in 2013 and beyond. At this special by-invitation-only breakfast, we honor 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 session features Rep. MICHAEL BURGESS (R-TX), House Minority Whip STENY HOYER (D-MD), and financial predictions on fiscal cliff fallout and America's economic recovery from former head of the National Economic Council STEVE RATTNER, now a regular New York Times contributor and a fixture on Morning Joe. We also will recognize the winner of the 2012 Foster G. McGaw Prize for excellence in community service.

Rattner Photo 
Rep.
Michael Burgess
(R-TX)
Steny Hoyer
(D-MD)
House Majority
Whip
 Steve Rattner

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.

Bundled Payments: The Future of Payment Reform?
Bundled payment models are being tested in the public and private sectors with promising results for lowering costs and improving care coordination. In this session moderated by CAROLYN CALDWELL, CEO of Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, Calif., panelists, RAY MONTGOMERY, president and CEO, White County Medical Center, Searcy, Ark.; ED MARX, director, strategic analytics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville; and PATRICK BRIAN CARRIER, president and CEO, Christus Santa Rosa Health Care, San Antonio, Texas, will share their experiences with bundled payments for certain conditions and types of patients.

Caldwell Photo
Carolyn Caldwell
Ray Montgomery Ed Marx 
Patrick B. Carrier

 

Managing Advanced Illness to Advance Care
Managing advanced illness, or care at the end of life, is a salient issue for all health care leaders. Moderated by JAMES A. DIEGEL, president and CEO of St. Charles Health System Inc., in Bend, Ore., this session will address major strategies to improve care for those with advanced illness so that it reflects the wishes of the patients and their families and will feature: KATIE HARTLEY, director case management/utilization review and administrative director, advanced illness management center of care, and LAURA MAVITY, M.D., clinical director, advanced illness management/palliative care, medical director, health, St. Charles Health System; DANIEL HOEFER, M.D., chief medical officer for Sharp HealthCare’s outpatient palliative care program, and associate medical director for Sharp HospiceCare, San Diego; and SUZI JOHNSON, M.D., vice president, hospice and palliative care, Sharp HealthCare, San Diego.  This session also will examine how to increase access to advanced illness management services to patients; how to build a workforce that is ready, willing and able to discuss end-of-life care, such as palliative care and hospice care; and how to engage the community in this important dialogue.

Diegel Photo   
James A. Diegel
Katie Hartley
Laura Mavity
Daniel Hoefer
Suzi Johnson
M.D.

 
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 Future of Health Care Governance:  Meeting Board Challenges in Unforgiving Times
Ackerman Photo
F. Kenneth
Ackerman, Jr.

Health care is arguably the most rapidly changing field in this country, and the next few years will prove challenging for health care trustees. In this presentation, F. KENNETH ACKERMAN Jr., chairman, INTEGRATED Healthcare Strategies, Minneapolis, will outline the broad trends developing in many leading health care organizations and address questions pertaining to ideal board size; the board's responsibility to manage risk; the challenges of finding quality board candidates; CEO turnover; and the need for transparency about quality, safety, customer service, pricing and compensation.

Presented by the AHA's Center for Healthcare Governance

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ROGER G. LARSON MEMORIAL LECTURE LUNCHEON

 

Dolan Photo 
Thomas C. Dolan,
FACHE
This year's Roger G. Larson Lecture will be presented by THOMAS C. DOLAN, FACHE, president and CEO of the American College of Healthcare Executives, who will retire this year after more than two decades at the helm. This event, hosted by the AHA Section for Health Care Systems Governing Council recognizes outstanding achievements and encourages innovation and leadership. 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 2012 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 the 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, Chairman BENJAMIN K. CHU, M.D., Immediate Past Chair TERI G. FONTENOT, president and CEO of Woman's Hospital, Baton Rouge, La., and Chairman-elect JAMES H. HINTON, president and CEO of Presbyterian Health Services, Albuquerque, N.M.

UmbdenstockPhoto    Chu Photo   Fonteno Photo   Hinton Photo 
Rich Umbdenstock
Benjamin K. Chu
M.D.
Teri G. Fontenot
James H. Hinton
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. State Caucuses
   

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

 

 

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